At Skylar, we believe in empowering our customers through education and knowledge about the clean beauty industry. There are so many brands like us are meeting the demand for safe products that actually work.
After taking a closer look at the Federal Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1973, we’ve learned that there are a lot of ingredients that brands have unfortunately chosen to hide under the word “fragrance” that can be harmful to the consumer. A study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that the average perfume contains 14 secret ingredients - and not all of them are safe. It’s understandable that consumers would expect more from companies who use “fragrance”, and have since started to ask for natural, organic, and non-toxic solutions for their favorite personal care products, including perfume.
Knowledge is power, and at Skylar, we believe that education for ourselves and our customers is crucial. Recent research shows that “natural” doesn’t always mean safer. Though an ingredient, mineral, or chemical can be 100% natural- these can also be the biggest culprits of allergies, irritations and negative reactions that don’t mix well with our bodies.
You might be wondering, what does “natural” really mean? In the personal care and beauty world, “natural” is a word with many different meanings. Contrary to popular belief, when it comes to ingredients in personal care products, severe reactions can occur from the use of natural, raw substances. We have heard it said before that not all “chemicals” are bad. This concept applies to certain synthetics, we refer to them as safe synthetics. In order to provide clean formulas, Skylar uses safe synthetics. A safe synthetic can be described as an ingredient that is altered or created in a lab to stabilize, enhance, or preserve.
We love to pull inspiration from nature for our favorite scents. But we only include the safest forms of these ingredients to keep our products safe for you and those around you.