What Makes Us Different

The Skin Curator collection maintains a cleaner standard.

With the information overload on skin care products available online and the sensational claims brands often make, it becomes difficult for consumers to know which products live up to their claims. 

Chemical Overload

Excessive chemicals used in beauty products is prevalent and most consumers want to steer clear of these toxic ingredients. How many consumers understand chemistry and biology and can make informed decisions on personal care products? Not many and that's where The Skin Curator can help. We understand that consumers want efficacy and they don't want to sacrifice optimum health for great results. We vet and test to determine which products are safe and among those safe products we find the gems. Clean products with high performance results is all we sell!

Clean Beauty is about safety

Clean beauty products include both natural and synthetic materials. Not all natural ingredients are safe and not all synthetic ingredients are toxic.  Clean Beauty brands are focused on not using ingredients that are known to be harmful or irritating but rather ones that are safe and effective. 

Our vetting process first selects the most effecacious products from clean beauty brands. We then test for the highest performance products from the best clean products in our pool. Our collections consists of hero products from the cleanest skin care, makeup and lifestyle brands available.  

We divide our collection into two classification; Safe And Clean and Safe And Organic. 

1. Safe And Clean

These products are the best of products made from plant-based and lab-created chemical ingredients, but without the harshest common chemicals used in some of the most prestigious brands. Chemicals that have been shown in the medical literature or clinical studies to cause harm internally/externally or both. 

  • These products are composed of a mix of organic, natural or chemical.
  • Chemicals used have not shown conclusive scientific evidence to cause deleterious health effects.
  • Product delivers on its claims.
  • Product provides superior results.

2. Safe And Organic

These products are the best of certified organic and/or products made with predominantly organic ingredients. Some clean products are made according to the same or similar standards set by organic certified, but do not contain the certification. These products most often use the same chemical preservatives according to certified organic standard. These brands demonstrate a commitment to clean products and stand behind their sourcing. 

  • Product contains ingredients that are plant-based natural or organic or both.
  • Preservatives will not damage the skin or health.
  • Product must deliver on its claims.
  • Product provides superior results.
  • Product can be certified organic or ecocert.
  • Product can be made of plant-based natural ingredients yet not contain organic certification.

PROHIBITED INGREDIENT LIST: butylated hydroxyanisole ( BHA), BHT, sodium lauryl sulfate ( SLS), parabens, formaldehyde,  phthalate, triclosan, toluene, polyfluoroalkyl substances, PEG compounds,  hydroquinone, benzophenone and their byproduct or related compounds such as; butoxyethanol, DEA and related substances, PABA, avobenzone, oxybenzone, methoxycinnamate,  methylchloroisothiazolinone,  methylisothiazolinone, triphenyl phosphate, homosalate, mercury compounds  such as thimerisol,  tin oxide, acrylates such as: tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate, ethyl acrylate, ethyl methacrylate, methyl methacrylate, butyl methacrylate, hydroxypropyl methacrylate, trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate or aluminum salts, resorcinol, insoluble plastic microbeads, carbon black or lead/Lead acetate

We do not support animal testing.

EXCEPTION PRODUCTS

The Skin Curator has made exceptions to their clean and safe guidelines for a few products that deliver superior results but do not fall into the strict criteria for a clean and safe product. And while it is accepted as a safe product it will contain an ingredient or two that falls under our prohibited ingredient list and therefore cannot make the claim that it falls under our clean and safe or clean and organic classification.  These "exception" products were inducted because of their superior performance and because an ingredient or a few ingredients in question scored low on toxicity. So while these "exception" products may not meet our strict standards it doesn't mean they are toxic and harmful. You will notice these products are notated with the following symbol.