You want natural skin care products, but reading the label can be confusing for anyone but a pharmacist! All-natural products should have easily recognizable ingredients, but many don't. And some claim to be natural, but are not. For example, an ingredients label may list sodium laureth sulfate derived from coconut oil. But when this chemical combines with other ingredients in the product carcinogenic nitrosating agents are created. If you really want to be safe, read labels carefully and "Google" any ingredients you don't recognize, or email or call the company.
Look for labels with easy-to-understand ingredients, not long chemical names, even if they say they come from natural sources. Instead of harsh chemicals on the label, you should find natural ingredients like Eucalyptus Oil, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Sandalwood Extract, Lemon Oil, Apricots, Aloe Vera Gel, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Green Tea. Learn to read the labels on the products you use and choose those that are non-toxic and safe.
So, when you see any of those words on natural skin care products for aging skin manufactured in the US, they might mean something, and then again, they might not. Regulations in Europe and other countries are a little stricter.
But, regardless of where the products come from, your only honest source of information is the list of ingredients. It's usually on the back of the bottle, in very small print.
That is literally no exaggeration when I say that. The number of toxins that can be found in the average cosmetic cream is positively frightening. This can even be seen in most formulas the many people consider the best skin care products.
Just pick up a dozen or so different skin care products and try to read the ingredients label. Do you know what Monoethanolamine is? A better question than that would be," Do you know what that ingredient does, or is capable of doing to you during years of continuous use?"
Actually, I'll explain what it is, and what it is capable of. Monoethanolamine is one of a family of three chemicals used in even the best skin care products to adjust the pH level. This chemical is known to cause allergic reactions, eye problems, and the trio has been banned in Europe as known carcinogens.
In my search for the most effective skin care products I have learned many disturbing things about the cosmetics industry. The lack of regulation that imposed on these cosmetics companies is astounding. They seem to be allowed to put anything that they want into their products.
The list might read like something out of a Latin textbook. You can do the research and look them all up or you can look for a manufacturer that has signed the "Compact for Safe Cosmetics". Manufacturers that sign the compact do not use anything that could possibly be harmful and if the label says it's natural, you can believe it.
The most effective natural skin care products for aging skin contain an antioxidant called coenzyme Q10. Researchers have proven that the ingredient reverses sun damage, one of the major causes of wrinkles, age spots and similar problems.
The only problem with CoQ10 is that it must be properly formulated in order to penetrate through all of the skin's layers. It won't do any good if it just sits on top. So, find out what you can about the manufacturing process before you buy. They should use the "reduced" molecule. That's what's most effective. Toluene: This chemical can be particularly dangerous if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Aspiration can cause chemical pneumonitis, a fatal disorder. It is highly flammable in both liquid and vapor form and it may affect the liver,
kidneys, nervous system, and blood. Overexposure can cause fatigue, confusion, headache, dizziness, or numbness. Severe overexposure can cause coma and death. Exposure to toluene can also affect the proper development of a growing fetus.