Is it time to take more notice of our cosmetic labels?

Why we need to take note of our labels!

Advances in Science mean we are learning more and more about the different ingredients or additives that we find in our foods.  There are sweets and other foods or drinks, made outside of the UK that contain banned substances such as Calcium Disodium EDTA, that make their way into the UK market. Substances like this are often banned because scientists have reason to believe that they will cause us some harm or contribute to diseases.

In both the cosmetic and food industries across the world, new substances are banned regularly.  I think this can only continue as time goes on, and ingredients we are finding in our foods and cosmetics now, will be banned in the future.   More and more people are increasingly concerned about what they are putting in and, on their bodies, (or their children’s).   Public figures like Michael Mosely have given many ways ultra processed and fast foods can affect your health.  As a result, people are starting to think about ‘cleaner’ food options. Looking for products with fewer ingredients or making from scratch.

What does this mean for soap?

I wonder whether the cosmetic industry will go through a similar revolution over the next few decades too. I wonder if people will start to ask questions about the many ingredients they can’t say or have never heard of before.  Our bodies do absorb a small part of what we use on our skin, the face and more sensitive areas in particular.

Our motto has always been, that less is more. At WRL, we like to use as few ingredients as possible while researching the best ones for each purpose.  This is why it takes us so long to launch any new products.  Testing new recipes is one reason, but more time goes into researching different ingredients, to make sure that I am totally happy to use the ones chosen with my own family.


Tested by my family, made for yours.

As a family, labelling has definitely become more important over the last few months. We are becoming more aware that some of the things we are eating or using in our home can have ingredient lists with over 50 items on them. Whilst we are nowhere near cutting them out completely, we’re definitely noticing and making changes where we can.

If this is on your radar and a topic that you can relate to too, let us know.

Always learning,

Sarah x

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