3 Facial Ingredients to Avoid


Facials are skin care staples, but they are far from all being equal. With increased popularity comes mass production, meaning there are plenty of facials on the market that are filled with unhealthy ingredients for your skin.

We prioritize our clients’ skin health and wellness above all, which is why we have compiled a list of the top five facial ingredients to avoid. Keep an eye out for these whenever you are looking for skin care products or considering treatment from a spa.

Parabens: Chemical Preservatives That Damage Skin

You may have heard that it’s best to avoid parabens, and they’re often mentioned when discussing cosmetics or shampoo. In facials, parabens are used to help prevent bacteria growth and maintain shelf life. Unfortunately, they can also get absorbed by the skin, enter breast milk, linger in tissues, and increase cell damage from UV rays.

The most common parabens to avoid are:

  • Butylparaben.
  • Ethylparaben.
  • Isobutylparaben.
  • Methylparaben.
  • Propylparaben.

Artificial Coloring Can Lead to Irritation and Inflammation 

Many facials feature vibrant colors that may look great, but they contain artificial coloring that inflames, irritates, and reddens skin. These colors can also contain allergens that lead to painful and possibly even dangerous reactions. Many people also find that artificial colors in facials can clog pores and lead to more frequent breakouts.

Make sure that you only use facials with 100% natural ingredients.

Mineral Oils May Cause Clogged Pores

Mineral oil may help hydrate dry skin, but it can also trap dirt and bacteria on the epidermis, leading to clogged pores, blackheads, and breakouts. Our facials and skin care line only uses plant-based oils like jojoba and rose hip to deliver skin-nourishing hydration without the risk of damaging your pores.

Get the Best, All-Natural Facial for Your Skin

Aionois Med Spa facials use only the highest quality, natural ingredients to nourish and rejuvenate your skin. Our aestheticians are highly skilled and trained to select the perfect type of facial for every client’s needs and complexion.

Please schedule a facial at one of our Toronto med spas to begin treating your skin with expert care and indulgent ingredients like pearl, gold, and antioxidants.

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