The Importance of High-Quality Skin Care Ingredients
Most of us are very conscious of the food we put into our bodies, but don’t often think much about what we put on our skin. What about the ingredients in our hand lotion, facial cleansers, and moisturizer creams? You should put the same care and attention into what you put on your skin as well as what goes in your mouth. Here are a few reasons why this is important:
Skin: Ingredients from lotions and cleansers are absorbed into the body through the skin, meaning that you want only the highest-quality natural ingredients in your skin care products. Harmful ingredients such as chemicals can damage your skin and may make you sick. Some products contain petroleum (which is used for gasoline, kerosene, and diesel oil) and paraffin (wax) that can clog pores and irritate the skin. A safer, natural alternative would be Luminous Gel Oil Cleanser, which uses green algae as an exfoliant and avocado oil to hydrate and smooth skin.
Environment California issued “Growing Up Toxic: Chemical Exposures and Increases in Developmental Diseases,” in 2004. Which talks about the health impact of chemicals found in many consumer products. There are two other reports with similar results.
These reports show that products like shampoo, skin lotion, makeup, and nail polish contain chemical ingredients, some of which have been linked to male genital birth defects, decreased sperm counts, and altered pregnancy outcomes in animal studies. No human studies have been done using this data, but exposure to certain chemicals like phthalates (used in plastic processing) is harmful to humans.
Sensitivities and Allergens
Many people are sensitive to the ingredients in some skin care products. They may break out in a rash or have intense itching as a result of skin irritation. All types of skin can be sensitive to certain ingredients, even if you have no allergies. The way to avoid irritation is to go with natural products as much as possible.
Free of Chemicals, Fragrances, and Colors
Many chemical ingredients can be found in some beauty products like parabens, phthalates (a key component in plastic), artificial colors, and fragrances. These ingredients can irritate skin and nasal passages. When choosing skin care products, use only products with ingredients found in nature.
Radiance C+E uses vitamin C, E, and raspberry cell extract to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
For moisturizing and hydrating skin, Moisture Lock Day Cream and Moisture Activating Serum contain botanical ingredients including muscadine grape, Lotus Japonicus, cactus extract, and Schisandra Chinensis. This benefits the skin and makes it healthy and clean. Natural ingredients are what’s best for the skin and keeps it from becoming irritated and damaged.