According to medical research more than 60% of what you put on your skin in absorbed into your blood.
Because of this, what you put on your skin sure better be safe and, ideally, edible.
Every day we use skin care products and cosmetics and many give no thought as to harmful chemicals that may be in them. The skin care and cosmetic industry is unregulated, which means companies can use whatever ingredients they want to include. Testing is seldom done before products are sold to the public. This is quite shocking, and something many people aren't aware of.
The skin care industry uses over 10,000 chemicals in their products. Europe has banned more that 400 of those chemicals for use but you can still find them in a variety of different products here in the U.S.
The chemicals contained in these products are linked to infertility, birth defects, cancer and other health problems. Twenty years ago skin sensitivity was relatively unknown. Now more than 50% of women believe their skin is sensitive and overeactive. Certain substances commonly used in skincare products such as preservatives, are known irritants likely to trigger allergic reactions and rashes. Synthetic fragrances and colorants are the key culprits.
Since our skin readily absorbs the products we use, it's important to be aware of the possible dangers and use products from responsible companies that use ingredients that are safe.
This list of eight products is taken from SKINDEEP cosmetic database list here these ant-aging products were rated 0 on a scale of 1-10. 0 being the lowest hazard. You can feel completely comfortable and safe about using these products.
1. COSMESIS FINE LINE-LESS
"Fine Line-Less 1 oz This hyaluronic serum formulation restores maximum hydration around the eyes while minimizing the appearance of creases and fine lines. Fine Line-Less uses a natural, oil-free, moisturizing base that is best absorbed after facial exfoliation. It can be used daily by all skin types."
Ingredients: Rooibos Extract, Hyaluronic acid, Water.
Cosmesis Fine Line-Less at Amazon for more information.
2. GI'OVANE ITALY FIRMING SERUM
This restorative serum "tightens and tones the skin with its strong firming properties from the Argan Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar. It keeps your skin looking younger by rejuvenating the skin hydrating it with fortifying vitamins and nutrients. Inspired by Italy's beauty. This serum is enriched with Organic Argan Oil which is known as the "Liquid Gold" and has been sought after for its repairing properties. It reinforces the firming effect restoring the silkiness and hydration needed to keep the skin firm and tight. Also enriched with antioxidants found in our Apple Cider Vinegar and Pomegranate ingredients which prevents free radicals from damaging the skin and optimizing the overall health of the skin for a smoother youthful glow. No need for a moisturizer as the serum hydrates and moisturizes the skin as well. Great for all skin types, even oily since Argan is a dry oil it absorbs the skins natural oils and replenishes them with vitamin fortified nutrients."
Ingredients: Argan Oil, Pomegranate Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Extract, Apple Cider Vinegar.
All organic ingredients.
For more information, find the serum at Nature's Paradise. The downfall is it's price. If you have the money, then go for it; it's a safe and effective serum with awesome ingredients. If you don't have the money like many of us, check out the other creams/serums on this list or you might want to try simulating this serum in your home.
3. SKIN DAILY GREENS HYDRATING REPAIR CREAM
"Enjoy the benefits of blue/green algae, green tea extract, aloe vera and super hydrating ingredients to help repair damaged skin, maintain moisture and deliver a boost of antioxidants."
Ingredients: Green tea extract, Blue/green algae extract, Aloe, Argan oil, Olive oil, Shea butter, Mango butter, Jojoba, Soybean oil, Vitamin E, Sweet orange, Glycerin GSE, Vegetable emulsifying wax.
Most ingredients are organic.
Check out this hydrating repair cream on Amazon for more information.
4. POMEGA5 GRENADE ANTI RIDES NOURISHING CREAM
"Pomega5 products are made with only the purest biodynamic and organic ingredients, selected for their compatibility with skin and with each other. For superior results, we recommend refraining from the use of other facial preparations, treatments and creams, and maintaining a regular AM/PM Pomega5 regimen tailored to your skin needs."
Ingredients: Water, Jojoba oil, Olive Oil Based Emulsifiers, Damask Rose Flower Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carrot Seed Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Vitamin E, Chamomile Flower Extract, Witch Hazel Bark/Leaf Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Bilberry Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Locust Bean Gum, British Yellowhead Flower Extract, Sucrose, Gluconolactone, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Ylang Ylang Flower Oil, Mandarin Orange Oil, Lemon Fruit Oil, Sweet Orange Flower Oil, Rosewood Wood Oil, Natural essential oils.
Check out this nourishing cream at Amazon for more information. The price is high, but it comes highly recommended because of it's low toxicity. If you have the money, it's worth it.
5. JIADE COSMETICS ORGANIC MOISTURIZER FOR MATURE SKIN
Promotes cell regeneration moisture retention and protection. Improves skin elasticity with omega 3 and 6.
Ingredients: Water, Safflower Oil, Rose Hydrosol, Neroli Hydrosol, Aloe Vera, Shea butter, Jojoba Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Bees Wax, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Lecithin, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Organic Essential Oils: Frankincense, Rosemary, Neroli, Geranium, Lavender, Thyme, Vitamin E Oil.
Mostly organic ingredients.
Check out this Moisturizer for mature skin at their website for more information.
6. PURPLE PRAIRIE BOTANICALS CARROT ROSE FACE CREAM
"Lets face it, all girls need a carrot or two. This luxuriously rich face cream is packed with naturally occurring vitamin A, E and antioxidants. The nourishing powers of precious carrot seed oil, evening primrose and organic coconut oil provide an amazing facial rejuvenation. Aromatherapy benefits: calming, grounding, uplifting."
Ingredients: Water, Rose, Olive fruit oil, WitchHazel, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut, emulsifying wax, Shea butter, Evening primrose oil, Rosehip seed oil, Ylang ylang oil, Rosewood oil, Carrot oil, Black willow bark extract.
Mostly organic ingredients.
Check out this Rose carrot creme at their website for more information.
7. COCOON APOTHECARY ROSEY CHEEKS ORGANIC FACIAL CREAM
"Rosey Cheeks is our dream cream - nourishing, hydrating, non-greasy and full of antioxidants to maintain skin's youthful appearance. A potent blend of natural vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that support elasticity, promote collagen production and fight free-radical damage. Extremely rejuvenating and regenerative to bring out your most healthy and radiant complexion."
Ingredients: Water, Rosehip oil, Avocado oil, Green tea oil, Shea butter, Cetearyl alcohol, Palm stearic acid, Vegetable glycerin, Sodium cetearyl sulfate, Sodium anisate, Sodium levulinate, Rose absolute.
Mostly organic ingredients.
Check out Rosey cheeks facial cream at their website for more information.
8. GARDEN OF EVE NATURE'S RENEWAL FACE CREAM
"Nature's Renewal Face Cream - is a basic moisturizer cream to refresh, renew and tone your skin. Blended with exotic organic essential oils of: Clary Sage, Rose Geranium, Rose, Jasmine, and Carrot Seed; it is great for dry-sensitive and all skin types."
Ingredients: Water, Coconut oil, cetearyl alcohol and sorbitan ester plant based emulsifier, organic and wild crafted extracts and essential oils of Salvia sclarea Clary Sage, Rose Geranium, Rose, Jasmine, Calendula, Sea Buckthorn berry, Rosehip seed, Beeswax, Geogard ultra, Vegetable glycerin.
Check out this Face cream at their website for more information.
There is also the option of making your own beauty products which can also be a lot cheaper and non-toxic. You can use ingredients such as rosehip oil and other oils, turmeric, clay, pearl powder, sea kelp, avocado, and many others.
Thanks for reading!
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