Recognizing a natural soap from its INCI

Hello there! πŸ˜€

I have decided to start the new round of posts about recognizing cosmetics by their INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients)Β talking about SOAP.


It might seem a silly post but it is not at all! Many cosmetic brands sell soaps which are, in reality, not even real soaps πŸ˜€ so keep reading! πŸ˜‰


Is this a good cosmetic?

Hello there! πŸ˜€

I have decided to attempt a new “topic” on this blog:Β I will still be talking about cosmetics but not only from the point of view of the “do it yourself”!

The thing is that I don’t believe that making these cosmetics at home (I mean, those I have published here, like creams, serums, shampoos, soaps…) is anything particularly difficult.
Yes, it took time and effort to learn about cosmetic ingredients and it took time and a lot of mistakes to learn how to make things; however I am so happy and satisfied of what I can make by myself now, that I just cannot stop trying to help people in opening their eyes and learning how to make things on their own πŸ˜€
However, what I noticed among many of my friends, is that often they see what I do as something IMPOSSIBLE to learn.
Even this blog: I try to make things sound as easy as I can and I don’t think my recipes are difficult (the most complex thing one has to do is to measure some substances, heat them up, mix them and tadaaa πŸ˜€ ) but STILL it doesn’t seem enough to make people feel confident in “throwing themselves” into this (not so) magic world of making real cosmetics at home. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€Β 
If you add this feeling to the fact that most of my recipes require ingredients difficult to find (at least emulsifiers have to be bought from specific sellers)… I came to the conclusion that many people feel discouraged even to start trying! 😦 

So this is what I have decided:Β 
I am going to start a new TOPIC on this blog: I will teach you how to recognize a product with good cosmetic ingredients from one with not so good ones πŸ˜€
Therefore, for those of you who don’t feel yet confident to start making cosmetics at home, you will be able to go to your local market and purchase an already made shampoo, or a cream, or a serum… finally knowing what you are applying on your face!
I would like to teach you how to be able to choose without listening to the advertising of the cosmetic, but rather with being able to recognize what’s inside.
(Anyway don’t fear: I will keep posting recipes as well! πŸ˜€ I am just giving you time to get more acquainted with cosmetic ingredients… πŸ˜€ )

But I have to WARN YOU!!!
1) I am not an “all natural” nazi: I will talk about natural and synthetic ingredients, how to spot (or at least try to spot) if a cosmetic was formulated well or not… but I want to make clear that since every skin is different, if your skin has always been perfect even at using daily silicon foundation… I don’t see why you should stop using silicon foundation πŸ˜€ that’s it!
2) If you decide to read these future posts… you might get very disappointed at finding out that most of the times the high-brand and expensive cosmetics have almost no difference (price excluded πŸ˜€ ) from the cheap ones. This might break your heart. So these posts will be only for the BRAVE ONES! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

This said… I go now!
I have to see from where on earth I can start talking about this huuuuge topic πŸ˜€
My brain is already melting πŸ˜€

Do you think this will be useful to you? πŸ˜€
Any suggestion?