Today we have many choices of natural body care products including those that claim to provide 100% pure skincare. When it comes to buying products to take care of your body, it makes sense to take a holistic skincare approach. So now the problem is determining what is natural and what isn’t.
Did you know that you cannot find a skincare product that is completely natural? The marketing hype wants you to believe that you can and that you should. However, I challenge you to find a skincare product whose ingredients are 100% natural, if you define natural as something that has not been processed.
Processing by itself does not make an ingredient un-natural. When it comes to plants that make up many skincare products, they have to be processed in order to make the beneficial parts of the plants available. And there’s no use in including the non-effective or non-active parts of plants because they offer no value in the end result.
Now understanding that you aren’t getting 100% pure skincare doesn’t mean that you should just pick up whatever package of chemicals there are in the body care section of your local grocery store. There really is value in buying products that offer holistic skincare.
Here are some things to avoid in your skincare products. You should do without parabins. Parabins are used to prolong the shelf-life of skincare products. That makes sense for companies selling them. But they don’t help you whatsoever, and in fact studies suggest that they can cause allergic reactions and skin rashes.
To meet your goal of following a holistic skincare regimen you need to look for ingredients that are from a natural source and that are processed naturally. Obviously you also want to know that those ingredients have undergone rigorous study and have been shown to be effective.
A few of the best skincare ingredients are:
“Bio-active” keratin contains keratin which is a protein found throughout the body that plays an important role in the beauty of the skin. This particular kind of keratin has been processed so that it is readily available to the skin and has been shown to effectively stimulate the regrowth of elastin and collagen.
This is important because as we age our skin loses its firmness and elasticity as production of collegan and elastin decreases. Reversing that trend, wrinkles and sagging skin begin to disappear and your skin regains its firm and youthful appearance.
Phytessence Wakame is a powerful antioxidant made from Japanese sea algae. Wakame is comes from a variety of kelp that is native to Japan where it is highly sought after for its healthy properties including maintaining young-looking and supple skin. It also contains vitamins that are beneficial to maintaining the skins moisture balance, smoothness and tone.