Here is a real simple way to tell just how good your natural skincare product really is. Check the label of ingredients. If you cannot pronounce them, they aren’t very natural.
Water is often one of the first ingredients listed and this tells me there is a high water content in the product. Cetearyl alcohol is another common additive. Won’t this dry your skin? All too often, I see unnecessary compounds in these so-called natural lotions or creams.
I think of essential oils and extracts when seeking out natural skincare, and discovered that these products really do exist if you do some research. You won’t have to look, as I will share my research with you.
Essential oils and extracts are part of natural skincare products, but where they are listed on the label will tell you how pure it is. The first ingredients listed are those most prevalent, so this is important. If water or glycerins are among the first, put it aside and move on.
If it says, “made with” on the label above the list of ingredients, then it has a very low percentage of whatever it is they are highlighting, such as Vitamin C or B5. Tricky business isn’t it. But if you know what to look for you have the advantage.
If you have sensitive skin like I do, then you will benefit from the products I have found. Smooth yet never greasy is what I longed for. I was constantly rubbing lotion on my hands and arms, and yet they still felt dry under all that petroleum. It was a vicious cycle, because the residue it left behind was also bothersome and so I would wash it off, only to grab something else. Sound familiar?
In conclusion, there is no need for added glycerin or other potentially harmful compounds. Natural skincare shouldn’t be complicated. After all, nature provides all of the necessary ingredients, and that is what these products are derived from.
Susan Hills is a dedicated researcher of skin care health and products. She shares her research on her website http://healthy-radiant-skin.com Visit her website today to learn about the skin care line she personally uses and recommends.