The word organic may mean different things to different people. In the food industry, it refers to products that do not contain pesticides or growth hormones. However, in the skin care industry, it refers to products that do not contain artificial ingredients, petroleum-based ingredients, or other unsafe ingredients. Nevertheless, some skin care products are marketed as natural even if they contain petroleum and other noxious ingredients. After all, petroleum is not a synthetically produced product and should therefore be considered natural, at least that’s their misguided point of view. So how does one protect oneself from this misguided labeling? Simply make sure you read the labels before purchasing any type of product.
Anti Aging Ingredients to Avoid
The main idea behind anti aging skin care creams is fighting the aging process. However, the following ingredients can actually speed up skin aging and lead to wrinkles, dull skin and other skin problems. Make sure to read the labels before buying any organic skin repair products.
Synthetic colors contain heavy metal salts derived from coal tar. These components may produce free radicals and lead to eye wrinkles and dull skin, so if you want an effective anti wrinkle cream you should try and avoid all products that contain FD&C or D&C colors.
This group of ingredients is derived from crude oil, giving it the name of Petrochemicals. These petrochemicals coat your skin and make it impossible for your body to eliminate toxins. Because it is difficult to eliminate toxins your body may experience dull skin, allergies, and clogged pores.
Stay away from anti aging creams that contain mineral oil, paraffin and petrolatum. Especially if you have oily or combination skin.
These components are usually found in soaps, detergents and cleansers. If you have a hard time finding them listed in the ingredients list, look for their alias: sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. Sulfates are known to dry out the skin (remember dry skin is more prone to wrinkling), cause rashes and lead to ocular problems.
*Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (Quats)
Quaternary Ammonium compounds are used in conditioning products, however, use them carefully because they have also been linked to antibiotic resistance. Avoid products that contain benzalkonium chloride, cetrimonium chloride and cetrimonium bromide, among others.
Alcohol is a big no-no for any wrinkle treatment because it dehydrates the skin and promotes the development of wrinkles. As a matter of fact, there are only 2 types of alcohol that aren’t detrimental to your skin, and these are: stearyl alcohol and cetearyl alcohol.
These are only a few of the ingredients you should avoid if you want to get a safe product. By doing a little research, you’ll find the best creams with the best anti wrinkle properties out there.
However, not everyone has time to spare, so we’ve done some of the research for you.
REJUVENATING CREAM is one of the excellent skin products that contains hyaluronic acid and strawberry seed oil. This natural skin moisturizer cream also contains a special combination of certain ingredients that make it gentle and effective skin care product. Thanks to its natural ingredients, REJUVENATING CREAM is an ideal natural skin care product that can be used on sensitive and dry skin without fearing undesirable side effects.