Let’s face it. When it comes to achieving soft, beautiful skin, you have tons of choices. Making a selection can be even more challenging when gorgeous celebrities try to get your attention (and money) with skin care products in slick magazine or television ads. But these ads aren’t telling the real story behind these products. Once you learn what’s really going on, I believe you’ll understand why a true natural face moisturizer is better for your skin.
What you need to know is that the majority of these face creams and lotions are made with a formula that hasn’t changed in 50 years. The same cheap, synthetic chemicals like mineral oil, fragrances, alcohols, parabens and dioxanes are combined to make products that feel creamy and smell pleasant. Stick this cheap stuff in a fancy jar and pay a famous beauty to tell you that it’s the best natural moisturizer, and you’ve got a recipe for financial success. And this recipe has worked for decades…that is until recently.
In the last few years consumers have begun to realize that good skin care is a health issue that can no longer be addressed with synthetic cosmetics. They have realized the importance of educating themselves about what they are putting into, and on, their bodies. Many have come to learn that long-term exposure to the synthetic chemicals contained in these products can harm the skin, as well as, carry a potential health risk.
That’s why savvy consumers are developing a habit of reading ingredient labels. They know that it’s the only way to identify a true natural face moisturizer. I’ve already listed the most prominent chemical ingredients to avoid. But what kind of ingredients go into a true natural face moisturizer?
The most up-to-date skin care science has determined that bio-active ingredients, harvested from Nature and tested for compatibility with skin are the best for inclusion in a natural face moisturizer. Your skin is natural and alive, so bio-active (“bio” means “life”) substances are the most effective for achieving and maintaining healthy, beautiful skin.
You see, it all comes down to supporting healthy skin cell function. Nature-based, bio-active ingredients are more readily absorbed by the dermis where they enter the cells and use their powerful nutrients to stimulate the healthy function of the cell. As a result, your cells are able to manufacture healthy levels of collagen and elastin, two essential proteins for maintaining moist, smooth, firm skin.
And speaking of collagen, if you’ve been interested in a natural face moisturizer with collagen, you might as well forget it. Cosmetic collagen is a synthetic version of the real thing and has major problems accessing the skin cells. The molecules are just too large and clumsy to be of any use.
If you want to be sure that you’ve found a true natural moisturizer, look for high concentrations of ingredients like avocado or macadamia nut oil, vitamin E, Co Q10 enzyme, shea butter, and manuka honey, to name a few.
I tell you all this because I am one of those consumers who decided to become educated about what I was putting on my skin. As a result, I have been able to enjoy the benefits from a true, natural moisturizer, in addition to, other nature-based skin care products.
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