10 Skincare Ingredients You Should Always Avoid !

As someone who's always been interested in skincare, I've learned a thing or two about what to avoid when it comes to certain ingredients. After all, not all ingredients are created equal, and some can actually harm your skin in the long run. That's why I wanted to share with you the top 10 skincare ingredients you should always avoid, based on my own personal experience. 


  1. Alcohol: While alcohol is commonly found in toners and astringents, it can be extremely drying and irritating to the skin. Instead, look for alcohol-free alternatives that are gentler on your skin.

  2. Parabens: Parabens are commonly used as a preservative in skincare products, but they have been linked to hormone disruption and other health issues. Look for paraben-free alternatives to stay on the safe side.

  3. Sulfates: Sulfates are often found in cleansers and can be very harsh on the skin, stripping it of its natural oils. At De Jeunesse, we offer sulfate-free options, such as our Oatmeal & Honey Handmade Soap, which gently cleanses your skin without causing any dryness or irritation.

  4. Mineral Oil: Mineral oil is often found in moisturizers and can clog pores, leading to breakouts. Look for moisturizers that use natural oils like jojoba or argan oil instead.

  5. Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is often used in skin-lightening products, but it can be very harsh on the skin and cause irritation. Look for natural alternatives like vitamin C or kojic acid instead.
  6. Retinoids: Retinoids are a popular anti-aging ingredient, but they can be very irritating and drying, especially if you have sensitive skin. Look for gentler alternatives like bakuchiol or rosehip oil.

  7. Formaldehyde: Formaldehyde is a common preservative that has been linked to cancer and other health issues. Look for formaldehyde-free products to keep yourself safe.

  8. Chemical sunscreens: Chemical sunscreens can be very effective at protecting your skin from the sun, but they can also be very irritating and cause allergies. Look for physical sunscreens with ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that are gentler on your skin.

  9. Triclosan: This antibacterial agent is commonly found in soaps and body washes, but it can actually cause skin irritation and contribute to the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Look for triclosan-free alternatives instead.

  10. Microbeads: Microbeads are tiny plastic beads that are often used in exfoliating scrubs, but they can be harmful to the environment and marine life when they end up in waterways. Look for natural exfoliants like sugar or coffee grounds instead. Not only are they better for the environment, but they're also gentler on your skin

I hope this list helps you make informed choices when it comes to your skincare routine. And if you're looking for natural and handmade skincare products that are free from harmful chemicals, be sure to check out De Jeunesse's collection here! Thanks for reading!

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