Choosing Natural Skin Care for the Health of the Environment

Monday, January 10th, 2011

natural skin care pollutionNatural skin care products are the green alternative.  Most people choose them because they are better for their health.  They are also better for the health of the environment for many different reasons.

There are many different reasons because there are many different chemicals.  Let’s start with petrochemicals.

Petrochemicals are petroleum derivatives.  Our reliance on them over the last few decades has caused them to become common air and water pollutants.  The factories that produce them produce CO2 and other climate changing compounds.

Propylene glycol, ethylene oxide, sunscreens called oxybenzone and benzophenone, isopropyl alcohol and ethanol are some of the petrochemicals commonly found in cosmetics and personal care products of all kinds.… Read Full Article

Stop Animal Testing by Choosing Natural Skin Care Products

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

animal testing rabbitsAnimal testing regulations vary from one country to the next.  The use of animals to test cosmetic ingredients is about to be banned completely in the European Union. 

One of the biggest cosmetic companies in the world is located in France.  The company has protested the ban.

The ban will not affect companies that manufacture drugs.  Some cosmetic ingredients are also considered drugs.  Examples include some of the anti-wrinkle preparations.

Each batch of Botox is still tested extensively on animals.  Botox is a de-activated form of botulism toxin.  There have been instances in the US where the injections were found to contain the live virus.  People have ended up in the hospital … Read Full Article

Anti Aging Natural Skin Care with Wakame Kelp Extract

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

natural skin careHere’s a look at some of the more effective anti aging natural skin care solutions.  There are plenty of “marginally” effective ingredients.  The ones covered here are a little better than that.  Let’s start with wakame kelp.

Wakame kelp or seaweed is highly nutritious. So it is often used as a component of many health food recipes.  The benefits to the skin’s health are several.  The first benefit has to do with a compound called hyaluronic acid.

If you have compared any of the ingredients in the anti aging natural skin care products currently on the market, you have probably seen one called hyaluronic acid.  It is one of the most popular … Read Full Article

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