Why Using Chemical Free Cosmetics?
It's easy today to get confused about all the skin care products available. They all claim to be "safe cosmetics", "paraben free skincare", "natural skin products"....
By applying toxic chemical, which include soap, body moisturizer, shampoo, make up, dental products and so on, to your skin, and all that in the name of beauty, you'll cause damage...remember, your skin is the vehicule for your health. Your skin is a vital organ, the largest one. Your skin requires essential vitamins and minerals.
Your Skin Is The Last Organ To Receive Nutrients But The First To Show Signs Of Nutritional Deficiency!
How to get healthy skin? By making the right choice...ie choosing chemical free cosmetics and
it is not obvious to understand all the terms used unless you're a dermatologist or a toxicologist.
Here Are Some Worrisome Ingredients. Some Have A Very "Natural Name" That Would Suggest They Are Chemical Free Cosmetics But..
- Collagen: From calf or skin of the chicken feet...disgusting I know!
- BHT or Butylated Hydroxytolen: Mildly toxic to the liver, kidneys and immune system
- Fragrance: Can cause allergic reactions
- Grapefruit: Used as a preservative in some skin care products. Can irritate your skin
- Hamamelis or Witch Hazel: Small shrub. May have a content of ethanol, alcohol (70 to 80%). Leaves and bark are used for the treatment of varicose veins, hemorrhoids and is also found in lotion (aftershave, insectbites..)
- Mica: It's a mineral used as a powder in cosmetics. Is toxic to the gastrointestinal system and the livers
- Mineral oil and Vaseline: Paraffin, paraffin oil, petroleum, propylene glycol are all derivatives of mineral oil. They are used in many products (baby products all contain mineral oil as the key ingredient!!!) because it is not expensive. Mineral oil and vaseline don't allow your skin to "breathe". Use vegetal oil instead
- Palmic acid: Saturated fatty acids found in animals and plants (palm tree). Gives a pleasant texture to the products but causes skin irritation
- Paraben and Formaldehyde and derivatives: Well known preservatives that damage the nervous system, irritate the skin (and also act as an endocrine disruptor and can trigger attacks in asthmatics). Products containing paraben have a longer shelf life
- Saccharin: It is a sweetener used in cosmetics and personal care products as a flavoring agent (lipsticks and mouthwash for example). It is suspected to cause cancer
- Sulfate and derivatives: Used a lot as a cleansing ingredient because inexpensive. Found in facial cleanser, body wash cleanser, shampoo, toothpaste, mouthwash, shaving cream, aftershave, lip balm, body scrub and so on. Can irritate your skin
And Now Some Of The Most Well Known Ingredients You Want To Find In Your Chemical Free Cosmetics And Personal Care Products...
- Algea extract: Can diminish visible signs of aging
- Aloa vera: Is a goodd moisturizer and will balace the ph of your skin
- Butyrorespermum or Shea butter: From the fruit of karite tree. Conditions and protects your skin
- Omega: Reduces wrinkles and increase the elasticity
- Papain: Enzyme found in unripe papayas. Papain accelerates exfoliation (breaks the bonds that hold surface skin cells together). Most well known products containing papain are body and facial scrub
- Alpha-Hydroxyacids (AHAs): Glycol acid is from sugar cane. Malic acid is from apple. Tartaric acid is from grapes and lactic acid is found in milk. They are skin firmers and moisturizers
- Benzophenone-3: Organic sunscreen agent. Protects your skin against UVB and short wave UVA
- Green Tea: Contains antioxidants. It has soothing properties
- Cetyl Lactate: Effective emollient (smooth and soften) which prevent dehydratation of your skin,. It's an organic extract of coconut
- Retinyl Palmitate: Form of vitamin A. Antioxidant and has a rejuvenation effect
- Sea Salt: Comes from evaporation of sea water. Contains lot of minerals...good for your skin!
- Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate: Very stable form of vitamin C that acts such as a skin firming agent. It also reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines
- Tocopherol:Scientific name for vitamin E. Powerful antioxidant. Well absorbed by your skin
- d-Alpha-Tocopherol: It's vitamin E from soybeans
- Pure vegetable oil:It is a skin smoothener, skin moisturizer
I hope you found these informations helpful. It is now time to decide whether you want to continue to use products containing chemicals or try to make maximum use of chemical free cosmetics and skin care products.
Personally I opted for the second choice and I am glad I did!!
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