After reading much of the research, the testimonials and the claims by manufacturers, it seems to me that the primary reason that natural skin care products are beneficial is that – for most people – they do no harm.
Synthetic and artificial ingredients can be more harmful than natural ingredients. Most of the make up artists and aestheticians believe that it's safer to use natural products because the skin isn't impacted by artificial chemicals and petroleum based compounds.
It's true that not all artificial ingredients are harmful and because something synthetic is an ingredient isn't enough reason to stop purchasing a particular product. The fact is most skin care products are a combination of natural and artificial ingredients and they don't cause any problems.
One of the side effects of using a natural sink care product is that it's also good for the environment as well as for your skin. If that is important to you then going natural is the way to go.
You may also want to try an organic skin care line. They are natural products made from natural ingredients that come from certified organic sources. Purchasing an organic skin product guarantees you that it will be made without mineral oils or other synthetic preservatives.
Whether a product label says it is natural or organic, it's up to you to check the ingredients for questionable chemicals. Environmental groups recommend the natural and organic skin care products simply because their production and use is safer for the environment.
Environmental groups also caution against these ingredients in skin care products:
- parabens, which are used as preservatives
- petrochemicals and their byproducts in skin creams, foundation, lip balms
- mercury in mascara and eye drops
- lead in lipsticks
- diozane in shampoos and body washes
- phthalates in nail polishes and hair sprays
For more information about skin care check earlier posts on skin care
Source: WebMD Magazine July/August 2008
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