Fashion & Cosmetics, A Guide to The Best Skin Care Products

by ELIZABETH RUBY - Date: 2009-02-11 - Word Count: 516 Share This!

When looking for the best skin care products it is better to seek products with natural ingredients as opposed to harsh chemical or synthetic components. Substances that are as close to nature as we can find, work with the natural abilities of your skin to help heal our damaged areas.

Some dangerous ingredients you want to stay away from when shopping for skin care products are Acrylamide, alcohols, DEA, and dioxane to name a few. Some of these elements, such as acrylamide and dioxane have been attributed to causing cancer. These are easily absorbed into the skin and then into the blood stream to make them hazardous to your health.

There are many alcohols in skin care products such as ethanol, ethyl alcohol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, and SD alcohol. All of these are irritation and very drying to the skin. Stripping away the skin's natural acid mantle, alcohol makes you more vulnerable to bacteria, mold and viruses. It also promotes causes premature aging of the skin and promotes brown spots.

There is also and anti-bacteria agent called triclosan that is widely used in skincare products, which is also used in week killers. Some studies suggest triclosan may contribute to stains of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, due to its wide use in skin care products.

When shopping for the best skin care products look for the following ingredients:

· Macadmaia Oil - It is easily absorbed into the skin, proven to protect the skin cells from aging, and contains palmitoleic acid, an essential oil that is very beneficial to the skin.

· Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) - Vitamin E is an antioxidant known to help combat damaging effect on the skin due to free radicals. Everyone is exposed to free radicals form various sources, including pollution, poor nutrition, UV radiation, and as a result of aging. Vitamin E helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. It also reduces the appearance of stretch marks. Stay away from synthetic forms of Vitamin E, called alpha-tocopherol acetate, because they are not nearly as effective for improving the health and appearance of your skin.

· Jojoba Oil - This oil moisturizes dry skin and reduces the oil in oily skin. It is chemically very similar to human sebum, the oil produced by the skin, which helps all skin types without the threat of breakouts or reaction. It is also beneficial in treating acne and even more serious problems like psoriasis.

· D-Panthenol (vitamin B5) - This vitamin acts as a natural moisturizer and helps repair skin tissue. It also protects the skin against sunburn and provides relief for exiting sunburned skin, along with enhancing the tanning process.

These are just some of the ingredients to look for when you want the best skin care products. These substances will help your skin to look and feel its best. Don't settle for anything less.

Elizabeth Ruby is passionate about good health and using healthy products on her skin. She does extensive research on the best products to use and what products to avoid. Visit her website at to find out what products she recommends.

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