When you choose a natural anti-aging skin care cream, you expect results. You are entitled to expect the product will improve your complexion and leave your skin glowing. By selecting a natural cream or lotion, your skin will be able to absorb the nutrition from the ingredients.
The alternate products are chemical based, often containing harsh chemicals. These ingredients are synthesized in a laboratory. They often coat the skin like plastic wrap, preventing it from breathing or eliminating toxins.
Many 'natural' skin care products also contain chemicals, which is at odds with the appeal of using a natural skin care regime. These chemicals can age the skin and prevent the cells from renewing themselves. The manufacturers of these products can legally make 'natural' and even 'organic' claims, as there is no law to prevent them misleading the consumer.
In the manufacturing process called 'ethoxylation' the ingredients can be contaminated with 1'4 dioxane a potent carcinogen. Any ingredient that contains 'eth' or 'oxy' in the word has been ethoxylated. Such an ingredient is Polyethylene Glycol, or PEG. There can be numerals following the PEG.
There are a few tips to look for when choosing a natural product.
The first three or four ingredients make up around 90% to 95% of the entire product. Aloe Vera gel is a wonderful natural moisturiser, helping the skin to renew the cells as it provides essential nutrients that are readily available for absorption. Finding a moisturiser with this ingredient as one of the first four listed on the label will ensure you see results of smoothness and hydration in the first few days of use of the cream.
Beware of 'magic' potions or 'secret' ingredients. A company can claim to have advanced techniques and hide behind their trade secret. They are not at liberty to divulge the contents, so you are in the dark as to the true nature of the product's contents.
Another falsehood is a cream that claims to deliver collagen. This is the skins' natural elasticity and can only be manufactured by the cells in the skin. By nourishing with the correct ingredients found in a quality skin care product, the skin will produce its' own collagen.
Even 'natural' creams need to contain preservatives to extend the shelf life and prevent microbial growth. Avoid those containing paraben preservatives. To determine what is a Paraben preservative, read the ingredients label and if you find words that include methyl, propyl, butyl or ethyl, leave the product on the shelf.
Karen Armitage has been in the beauty and hairdressing industry for almost 40 years. She was horrified to discover that 89% of ingredients used in cosmetics are not tested for safety by any independent governing body. For more information and free reports on what many be in your skin care products:
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