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How to Identify True Natural Skincare Products

Natural skincare products can do more for the health and beauty of your skin than the common petrochemicals and other synthetic ingredients that most cosmetic companies use. But, before you buy a product, you need to learn how to tell the difference between advertising hype and valid claims. The truth is on the label of ingredients.

First of all, just because something is naturally occurring does not necessarily mean that it is safe. Petroleum (crude oil) which powers our vehicles is a naturally occurring substance, but exposure to it is known to cause chronic health problems.

Despite that fact, it is common to see chemicals derived from petroleum in cosmetics, of all kinds. Some of the most common (and possibly dangerous) include ethylene oxide, polyethylene glycol, methyl, ethyl and isopropyl alcohol.

Petroleum-based alcohols are components of parabens, the most common artificial preservatives and one of the most common causes of adverse and allergic reactions.https://sotaykhoedep.vn/tengsu/   Petrochemicals are aromatic or fragrant. Most of the fragrances (the second most common cause of adverse reactions) that are added to creams and lotions are created using petrochemicals. Even some concentrated plant fragrances (like linalool) can cause allergies.

Some of the “so-called” natural skincare products on the market contain ingredients derived from petroleum. It is not uncommon to see mineral oil and petrolatum included in them. Those ingredients are also derived from petroleum.

None of the ingredients mentioned thus far are good for the health or the appearance of the skin. If artificial colors are included, they may have a temporary cosmetic effect, but they are not doing anything that is actually beneficial. So, regardless of the advertising claim made by the company, if you see any of those ingredients listed on the label, don’t waste your money. Now, let’s talk about the good stuff.

The safest and most effective natural skincare products contain vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants and other nutrients. If that sounds like a health supplement, there is a good reason for that. Healthy skin looks better today and it will continue to look better as time goes by.

Researchers have learned that there is an imbalance in the free radical/antioxidant content of older skin. That, combined with decreased production of new cells and fibers, causes wrinkles, sagging and age spots.

Roughness and dryness are commonly experienced by older people, too. Often, that is due to overexposure to the sun or other elements. But, luckily, antioxidant supplementation can correct those problems, too.

The best natural skincare products contain the antioxidant Coenzyme Q10, which has been shown, in several clinical studies, to reverse wrinkling and improve the skin’s moisture content. They also contain the protein keratin, which has been shown to stimulate the production of new cells and improve the skin’s firmness.

Other ingredients that are beneficial include avocado oil (shown to increase the skin’s collagen content) and wakame kelp extracts (shown to increase the skin’s hyaluronic acid content).

 

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