Are you concerned about the safety of your beauty cream or the skin care ingredients that companies use in moisturizer cream, lotions, and other cosmetics?
Parabens and other synthetic preservatives are found in 99% of the skin cream and lotions on the market.
Parabens are added to some brands to act as a preservative. Many of these harsh compounds are known to cause cancer.
Phthalates (fragrances) can be irritable to your skin when added to products especially sensitive skin types. A fragrance does not have to be added to a product to be effective.
Beauty is only skin deep, but the anti aging beauty products we use to attain it may contain chemicals that penetrate and cause health problems such as glycols, used especially in moisturizers.
The most common ingredient in beauty cream is petrolatum. This ingredient can cause skin health issues because it does not have any similarity to our own skin' composition and it may clog pores and interfere with the natural rejuvenation process.
Prepare your self to spend some time reading labels and checking ingredients; even brands that advertise themselves as "natural" or "botanical" have been known to include some type of chemical or synthetic ingredient.
Be aware of labels- they can be misleading.
Many products advertise to be pure "Organic", "Fragrance-Free," "Hypoallergenic," and "Cruelty-Free" but looking deeper into the ingredient label, there may be cause for concern.
Wording can often be be confusing to the consumer and have little,if any,meaning.
To make sure you are actually getting the best natural ingredients takes a great deal of research.
What to look for when buying a beauty cream, lotion, cosmetic, or any quality anti aging product.
Read labels carefully before making your purchases. Cruelty-free products should not include animal ingredients or tested on animals.
Neither the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) nor the US Consumer Product Safety Commission requires that cosmetics (personal care products) or household products be tested on animals.
Be aware- As frustrating as it is, labels that suggest the product is "cruelty-free" and "no animal testing" has been used, may not guarantee this.
Choosing products through the Leaping Bunny Program may provide the best assurance that no animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.
Products with the leaping bunny label was developed by animal protection groups. Supporting and buying only from cruelty-free companies will help prevent future animal testing.
Although the USDA has set strict guidelines regulating food labeled organic, the guidelines do not apply personal beauty care products.
Most brands, claiming to be organic contain less then 50% organic ingredients. Products with at least one organic ingredient in the formula can be labeled "organic," regardless of the other ingredients used.
Sunscreens - Be aware of those containing Benzophenones and Glycols if you have sensitive skin.
Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are effective and safe sunscreen ingredients that rest on the skin without being absorbed.
Artificial coloring-Should be avoided. It has been shown to cause cancer when applied to the skin.
Hypoallergenic-(Dermatologist Tested, Allergy Tested, Non-Irritating)
Although these labels seem the safest option, nearly all cosmetic products will cause an allergic reaction in some sensitive individuals.
Manufacturers are not required to provide evidence of any claims that products produce fewer allergic reactions.
Due to fact that there is no official definition of the term "non-comedogenic" the National Institute of Health recommends that individuals with oily skin or acne look for oil-free products.
Look for anti aging, natural skin care products that contain pure ingredients
derived from plants and vegetables, such as beewax, emu oil, cocoa
butter, iron oxides, jojoba oil, shea butter, sunflower oil, sweet
almond oil, titatanium dioxide, and vitamin C.
It takes a little time and effort to find a quality beauty product,or safe cosmetics but if you follow some good guidelines, study skin care ingredients, and compare brands it will reward you with healthier skin now and for years to come.
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