Q: I’m careful to avoid preservatives in foods I eat. Should I also avoid cosmetics and skincare products that contain them?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
When you hear “preservatives,” it’s usually in reference to chemical ingredients in processed foods that we’re constantly cautioned to avoid. But the truth is, not all preservatives are bad. Some, like those used in the MyChelle skincare line, are naturally derived and serve a very important purpose.