Best Skin Care Products – How to Find a Good Product

We will show you what to look for in the best skin care products. It all starts with contents of products. Look for a product that does not include any of the fake products that is put in a lot of the natural skin care products on the market such as:

Petroleum – Petroleum is a toxic skin care ingredient. It is listed as propylene, butylene glycol, petroleum jelly (Vaseline), petrolateum and mineral oil. And yes, it’s does come from oil just like gasoline does. Petroleum acts as an occlusive which means that it keeps your skin from breathing and clogs your pores. Petroleum doesn’t moisturize your skin. Instead, it covers your skin with a slimey film

Pthalates – Pthalates labeled as dibutylphthalate (DBP), dimethylphthalate (DMP), and diethylphthalate (DEP) in skin care products. Pthalates are used to make plastic soft and pliable. They also make skin care products pourable so that they will come out of the bottle. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration they do not have any evidence that phthalates do harm to humans. Even if phthalates do not harm your skin, do you want to put something on your skin that is used to make plastic softer?

Parabens – Parabens are listed on the label as methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and benzylparaben. Parabens are antifungal agents that are used to prevent the growth of bacteria in skin care products. According to a study done in 2004 by the Cornell Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors (NY) parabens cause breast tumors in women, however parabens were NOT found to cause breast cancer. Parabens are commonly used in skin care products because they are quickly excreted from the body, therefore they were thought to do no harm.

Mineral Oils – A liquid mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from petroleum, mineral oil can attract dirt and causes blackheads and eruptions. When you put mineral oil on your skin, it’s like you’re wrapping yourself in plastic wrap. Your skin can’t breathe! To be healthy, oxygen must be able to freely pass through the layers of your skin, expelling toxins, wastes, and sweat. By allowing toxins to build up in the skin, mineral oil contributes to free radicle damage and speeds up the aging process.

Synthetic Fragrance – This is a blanket term used by many manufactures to hide thousands of dangerous ingredients at once. Because so many chemicals can be hidden under the label, suffice it to say that most are toxic, cancer-causing substances.

Alcohol – Isopropyl Alcohol, SD Alcohol 40, Ethyl Alcohol – Alcohols dissolve the body’s natural moisture and strips the skin of its natural protection, leaving it vulnerable to infection. Alcohols also destroy the skin’s natural pH balance and since they absorb water rapidly, alcohols speed up wrinkling of the skin. Drying alcohols can also cause the skin to lose its contour (similar to a balloon losing air). Once applied, these alcohols make your eyes water and your skin turn red, two sure signs that those skin care products won’t work for you!

There are more things to watch out for so before you buy skin care products do your homework on them!

Eco Friendly – While the companies are producing natural skin care products they tend to over look using natural or recycled products for there shipping.

Natural Ingredients– Most companies claim to be all natural companies but if you look at there ingredients or there labels some include a lot of the ingredients I have listed above. Natural ingredients should not consist of collagen, or 10 other ingredients that only work with sustained use and paying an arm and a leg for them. A good product will consist of natural ingredients derived from organic sources like plants, and alges or even salt water moss. I have looked over many natural skin care products and one of the best I have found to be a great source for completely all natural is Lecova.

Natural Minerals– A lot of face masks are great to use for the natural minerals such as zinc, copper and magnesium that retain moisture in your skin. Mineral oils are not to be confused with the other minerals. Mineral oils can clog pours and cause damage if not applied evenly. The mineral oils can cause harm to the epidermis over sustained used of the products. Natural Clay masks are great for a resource of natural minerals. I hope this has been an informative list of info for your skin care needs.

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