Once you’ve overcome the hurdle of deciphering the ingredients and cosmetic jargon on beauty labels to select the product that is right for your skin, you are then faced with the challenge of decoding the secret language that is cosmetic label symbols. The Beauty Geeks are here to help you out…

The flame symbol

The flame symbol denotes that, yes you guessed it, the product is flammable, so under no circumstances should you expose it to an open flame or high temperatures. This symbol is normally found on products with high alcohol concentrations, which tend to be those you can spray like hairspray, dry shampoo and deodorant.

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