SO if you know me you will have heard me talk about my spots !!! yes they were horrific! from the age of 10 to 26 I suffered daily with these vicious red spots that literally left me feeling negative, lacking self confidence and basically fed up…they weren’t just on my face but plagued on my back upper arms even my bum! So as you can imagine these years of paranoia were quite testing times….
After dramatically changing my diet and lifestyle in 2008 and removed all the “trigger” foods, dairy, most gluten containing foods and upped the green teas and green juicers, this 80% changed the skin…no more red vicious spots on the body but my face was still left with these red spots everymonth and every time I used a cream that had any chemicals or synthetic ingredients.
….Back to the drawing board….I had changed diet and lifestyle what else could I possibly do?
I began to look at the ingredients in my usual moisturisers and face washes…..common theme, parabens, alcohol, PEGS, glycol, mineral oil, Laureth sulfate or SLS…..wow I didn’t even know what these were yet the companies were charging me in excess of £100 every two months for the privilege of these “magic” “ingredients” ….
The problem with sodium lauryl sulfate or SLS that are found in face washes and shampoos etc is that it strips the skin (and scalp, in the case of shampoo) of natural oils that our skin actually needs for protection. Studies show that even small amounts in products can cause allergic reactions. And, because it removes the skin’s natural, protective oil, our skin ends up producing more oil (the very thing you’re trying to get rid of) to compensate.
sodium lauryl sulfate is also used in car washes, garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers. OMG !!!
So when I looked into the amount of harsh and downright harmful ingredients I immediately stopped the cleaning of the face with garage floor cleaner lol and put my faith into nature with my skin products….Another problem,,,..the expense !! Not only are there natural products out there that are over priced there also claiming to be naturel when they’re shamefully not.. I’m sure you’ve had the same experience..?!
We began at Clarity to research what ingredients our skin actually needed to be nourished and heal. After being our own “guinie pigs” and seeing after just 7 days how clear my own skin was using essential oils and banning commercial creams and washes, it wasn’t long before our regular juicing clients were asking me where I bought my facial creams from …..”I don’t, I make them” and after a good 12 months of these conversations and toxicology reports to test our ingredients to make sure ready for you guys, the Clarity Cleanse face oils were born…Here’s a no make up “selfie” and as you can see, no more red harsh spots and I can come out the house with no make up on …YAY !!