The Dark Side Of The Clean Skin Care Industry w/ Rachel Pachivas

The skincare industry is a complicated one. Very often, even when you are buying products that say they're for sensitive skin or dry skin or eczema, etc., the products you use are not actually serving you.

In fact, they could actually be worsening your skin conditions. Especially if the company is “greenwashing” their branding and message to make it look more natural than it really is!

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Today I'll be talking to Rachel Pachivas, COO of Annmarie Skincare. She keeps the company growing with grace. Since 2012, she has expanded the business while keeping the culture aligned with their values. Her main roles are behind the scenes operations—product research and development, branding and style, budgeting, and HR—all while leading and growing the team, and working to increase education on organics, chemicals, and the skin care industry.

Annmarie Skin Care provides organic and wild-crafted skincare to people around the world, with the goal to move harmful chemicals off of the shelves and out of the industry. 

In this episode, we discuss why your skin products could be causing more triggers, inflammation, and flares. 

Do you use natural skincare as part of your protocol? Let us know in the comments!

 

In this episode

  • Why mainstream skin products aren't necessarily safe for your skin
  • Why water is the main ingredient in many mainstream skincare products
  • Some harmful chemicals to look out for on skincare product ingredient lists
  • How Annmarie Skincare products differ from mainstream big brands
  • Oils that are good for the skin
  • What is greenwashing?

 

Quotes

“I think there is a lot of greenwashing going on and there is a lot of terminology that we think is going to be safe and is going to allow us to use certain products that we see in the drugstore, but no, they're not. The majority of products that we see in drugstores are conventionally made and mass-produced.” [3:32]

“Fragrance has phthalates in them, and phthalates are hormone disruptors. Phthalates also cause a whole variety of issues, like diabetes and weight gain and obesity and endocrine disruption.” [7:33]

“In our products, you definitely will see aloes, oils (carrier oils and seed oils and herb-infused oils) as the bulk of the formula. So you're getting a bottle full of nature, and herbs, and extracts, and things that are constantly nourishing your skin.” [10:09]

 

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“I think there is a lot of greenwashing going on and there is a lot of terminology that we think is going to be safe and is going to allow us to use certain products that we see in the drugstore, but no, they're not. The majority of products that we see in drugstores are conventionally made and mass-produced.”


Jennifer Fugo

Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS is an integrative Clinical Nutritionist and the founder of Skinterrupt. She works with women who are fed up with chronic gut and skin rash issues discover the root causes and create a plan to get them back to a fuller, richer life.


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