You’ve probably been in the situation where you just can’t understand why your skin is breaking out. A professional might have recommended this tried and tested product for your specific skin problem. So you happily purchase the product expecting to achieve good results as advertised. But instead, to your horror, you start breaking out more and new problems arise instead.
There are many reasons to this, the biggest probability is your reaction to certain ingredients in that product you purchased. It doesn’t matter if the product you’ve purchased is top of the line or not. If you’re allergic to specific ingredients, a reaction will occur.
But which ingredient are you allergic to? To get to the bottom of this, you will have to investigate each and every one of the ingredients to find out which ingredient caused the bad reaction for your skin. But how do you find out about these?
There are a few ways to get to the bottom of this. Purchasing random products and experimenting on your skin is not one of them. Instead you should try looking into which product would most likely cause a reaction first. This is where website databases like CosDNA comes in.
What is CosDNA?
CosDNA is an ingredient analysis site specifically for skin care. The website will list down each ingredient of a certain product and rate it by how harmful the ingredients are. Users are allowed to submit products to the website to review. CosDNA will then rate it via a safety number system with 1 being least irritant and 9 being the highest possible. The website will even list down the functions of each ingredient as well.
The website also reviews the product on its molecular weight and CAS number. The CAS Number is assigned by the Chemical Abstract Service. The number is unique and individual to the chemical substance as found in open specific literature. While it might get too scientific for you but think of this as a good-to-know information.
Don’t despair if you have more reactive skin conditions, check the skin database to find out which ingredient would cause a reaction before purchasing!