Natural skincare products have become very popular of late. Why is that?
Nowadays, many skin care companies have entered the market for natural skincare products. And I don’t doubt you would be hard-pressed to choose, the best, the one which lives up to its claims. Remember to be truly outstanding the product must be more than just natural–heck crude oil is natural, but no one would want it in their skin care product!
Fortunately, there are only two all-important criteria in differentiating natural products from their chemical based counterparts.
Of course, the first criteria will have to be natural ingredients. The definition of natural ingredients is “naturally-derived ingredients from flora and fauna sources that are then mixed with naturally-occurring carrier preservatives (sugar, honey salt), agents, emulsifiers, humectants, surfactants and agents”.
Natural flora sources include flowers, fruits, leaves, roots, stems and bark of plants and trees, from which essential oils and fragrances as well as vitamins and minerals can be extracted. Of course, natural skincare products are also made from ingredients harvested from of the labors of animals like bees, hence, the popularity of honey.
Naturally-occurring carriers can include natural soaps made from oleochemicals (derived from animal fat or vegetable oil) fragrances and preservatives from essential oils made of tea tree, lavender, lemon and sandalwood; antioxidants from bee propolis and manuka honey; antimicrobial agents like grapefruit seed extract; and pure water, to name a few.
It pays to check the label of skin care products that claim to be all-natural, safe and effective!
The second criteria is to look for the ingredients that have no place whatsoever in any store-bought natural skincare products:
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
Parabens (methyl, ethyl, propyl and butyl)
Synthetic colors labeled as FD&C or D&C
Petroleum-based substances like propylene glycol
Of course, some manufacturers will claim natural ingredients in their skin care products, by adding some to their formulas, but they add only enough to be able to list the natural ingredient on the label. The concentration is too small to produce real results.
When searching for the best natural skincare products you not only have to look for the best ingredients, but their proper concentrations as well. Then you have to look to make sure you are not being exposed the dangerous unwanted ingredients.
You could cobble together your own natural products at home, but it is a lot easier to purchase from a reputable manufacturer. Who can provide you with safe effective, secure optimal blends of botanical ingredients mixed in the right combination in convenient bottles, which will provide smoother, softer more radiant skin from your head to your toes.
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Terry Johnston is lead researcher and writer at Health Body and Skin with an abiding interest in anything that will help maintain people’s health and beauty. He researches the internet for quality products and services. For more information please visit Terry’s Web Site Health Body And Skin today!