We can all feel a little clueless when it comes to reading the packaging on your cosmetics and skincare. Sure, you know how to use the products but what exactly are all the ingredients and what do those tiny little symbols mean?

In her book, In Your Face, makeup artist and hairstylist Bernadette Fisers decodes the 10 symbols you need to know to make smart purchases and get the most out of your beauty cupboard.

Check the packaging for signs that a product is organic if that’s something you’re interested in and cruelty-free, and for other features such as these:

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