How Much Do You Know What Goes Into The Skincare and Cosmetics You Buy?

I feel like most of the time we don't realize what we're putting on our faces and I used to be one of them. I didn't do any research and sadly I didn't even want to understand the list at the very back of my skincare and makeup products that are usually major extensive and unpronounceable.

Does it really matter?

Well yes. It does. At least for me. This is the time to take note of whether your favorite lipstick or makeup remover contains any nasties or not, as well as understanding the ingredients because that's the key to know how effective it is or is it the other way around.

Does this mean I have to analyze every single ingredient on Google?

Yes, you have to analyze but fret not! I am going to show you how to analyze it in the most simplest and fun way. All you have to do is to be the opposite of lazy and of course, you have to have your phone or laptop, whichever you prefer. 

The answer is SkinCarisma!

SkinCarisma is my favorite! SkinCarisma is a website for beauty enthusiasts to easily discover the right products for their own preference. The website - easy to navigate, amazing interface, and beginner-friendly. Normally if you are using a well-known product, they usually already have the data of that particular product in their record so you don't have to copy and paste the ingredients yourself.

However, if there's zero data of the product you are using, just click the 'Cosmetic Analyzer' on the menu, copy and paste the ingredients list and start analyzing and take notes!

Here I will show you what SkinCarisma has to say about my favorite foundation:

So now you know what goes into my favorite foundation. It's pretty easy to understand, very straightforward. If you are having a hard time analyzing, I suggest you read everything slowly. I, too, was pretty confused at first but once you get the hang of it, it will turn out to be a piece of cake.

However, if you are still having a hard time with SkinCarisma, you can opt for CosDNA. I used to be obsessed with CosDNA but I guess I found a better website so I rarely go to CosDNA now. Both websites are offering the same thing where you can analyze ingredients at ease but it's just a matter of preference, I guess?

Are you intrigued to know what goes into your skincare and cosmetics yet? Happy discovering!


  1. Wow there's a website where you could check your skincare ingredients? I'd usually just check whether my skincares have alcohol and fragrance since my skin is sensitive to those ingredients but for anyone who suffers from sensitive skin would definitely find this post helpful.

    Great post Lenne!

    And long tome no see lol

    1. Hi Rasya! Aha yes. There's such website! It's so convenient no matter what type of skin you have :)

  2. oooh didn't know this existed. usually i just google each ingredient one by one lol #sorajin Thanks for the info!

    1. This simplifies all the hard work I guess. But you can still google for in depth info though :) You're welcome xx