What ingredients should I avoid in my skin care products?
You should avoid all products that use paraben preservatives. There have been studies that show they can lead to increased estrogen in women and breast cancer.
If you use a skin brightening cream, avoid ones with hydrocodone. It will cause your skin to be hypersensitive. Instead, try one with ingredients that calm the skin like Clarks Botanicals Skin Lightening Kojic Cream, which has cucumber, jasmine, and algae peptides for a smoother, more even toned complexion.
Francesco Clark is the founder of Clarks Botanicals.