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HONG KONG - JANUARY 15: A makeup artist lays out the tools of her trade, backstage ahead of the Angela Chung and Gregorius Vici show during Hong Kong Fall/Winter Fashion Week at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on January 15, 2014 in Hong Kong. (Photo by Gareth Gay/Getty Images)

The personal care industry is not regulated by the FDA so what you see on the label could be misleading. Just because it says “natural” doesn’t mean it is good for your skin.

Per the Insider, the term “natural” is not legally defined and isn’t universal. This poses a problem for those looking to go “natural.”¬†Dermatologist, Jessica Krant states it is indeed legal for companies to use the phrase, “natural flavors” or “natural fragrances” when referring to chemical preservatives in their products.

The Federal Trade Commission has filed complaints against four companies that stated, “all natural” or “100% natural” on personal care labels that actually contained synthetic ingredients.¬†“Natural” doesn’t mean it is better or safer.

So how can you avoid the misleading labels? You have got to read the ingredients and look for products that are free of fragrances, dyes, parabens, preservatives and purchase products that you trust. Per dermatologist, George Skadamis, “poison ivy is ‘all natural,’ but you don’t want to find it as an ingredient in your skincare product.” Well said, George!

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