Anti Aging Skin Care Lotions

Monday, January 31st, 2011

anti aging skin care lotionsThe results of a new study about anti aging skin care lotions were recently published.  The researchers were looking primarily at the UVA protection provided by the products, but there was more to learn from their findings.

The researchers declined to mention the brand names of any of the products they tested. What we do know is that all of them had an SPF rating on the label.

SPF stands for sunburn protection factor.  The higher the number, the better, when it comes to preventing a burn, but burns are not all we have to worry about.

The researchers tested products that ranged in price from $1.88 per ounce to $64.71 per … 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

Sensitive Skin? Here’s How to Choose the Right Skin Care Product

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

sensitive skinHaving sensitive skin can make buying skincare products challenging.  Most contain allergens and irritants.  You have to know which ingredients to avoid and always read the label carefully before you buy a product.

It also helps to know which ingredients are “anti-irritants”.  You’ll learn about those things here.

Sensitivities may occur immediately after using a product or after the product is used for several days in a row.  In some cases, the skin’s surface becomes sensitized to an ingredient after years of use.

Hypo-allergenic formulas are sometimes a good choice.  But, that’s not always true.  Labeling a product as hypo-allergenic simply means it is less likely to cause allergic reactions than the … Read Full Article

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