Thursday, March 18, 2010

Organic Natural Skin Products - What to Look For, What to Buy

What are "Organic Natural Skin Products" Anyway?

When searching out organic natural skin products, it is actually quite important not just to look for the words, "organic" and/or "natural" on the front of the label.  Unfortunately, I have seen these terms used rather loosely...

For example, a label on a front of a skin product may use the word "natural" - and if one doesn't check it out the ingredients and the products more closely, she or he may believe that the product is actually all natural when in fact it has some natural ingredients - but it also may have ingredients that are not so natural or good for skin and body.

Let's look at these terms, shall we?

"Organic":  There are actually two definitions to look over here from the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language:
  • "Simple, healthful, and close to nature"
  • "Raised or conducted without the use of drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals"
"Natural":  Here are some definitions provided by MSN Encarta:
  • "of nature: relating to nature"
  • "produced by nature: present in or produced by nature, not artificial or synthetic" 
OK, so these definitions should give an idea of what a product should contain when it is called "natural" or "organic" right?

But - keep in mind that there are quite a number of definitions of each of the words given above, any one of which may be being used to describe the ingredients, or the products may simply have some ingredients in them that conform to one or another of the definitions given above.

Here's my point:  When someone is looking for "organic natural skin products", then that person would likely be looking for a product with all of the ingredients conforming to the definitions given above - right?

I have a personal policy that I follow in life, whether it comes to the products I use or a state of mind or a solution to a problem:  "Simple works best."  =)

Recommended Products:  Organic Natural Skin Products by Seraj

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Anti Aging Natural Products

Anti Aging Natural Products - Choosing the Right Natural Anti Aging Products for Skin

When one sets out to discover what they might do to reduce the natural effects of aging, one of the aspects to look into are anti-aging natural products.  There are some things one might want to know when it comes to choosing a product for skin, including knowing what ingredients to stay away from and which ingredients to choose.

Recommended Anti Aging Natural Products:

Ingredients to stay away from:  Well, to actually go into this subject in depth would probably take pages and pages of writing, perhaps even a book!  What I would recommend is to read the ingredients label and if it is "laden" with chemicals that are difficult to understand I would stay far, far away.  Some ingredients that may produce immediate anti-aging effects for skin can actually be harmful in the long run in terms of health.  (If you would like to find a place to check ingredients, click here for the Skin Deep Cosmetic Ingredients database.)

Some Ingredients to look for: 

Vitamin C has been known to produce great effects when applied topically.  It can naturally reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as increase natural collagen production in the skin.  (Collagen is a natural protein found in skin, bones and various tissues of the body.)  **There is an all natural Citrus Skin Cream that I personally use (and love) that is "loaded" with Vitamin C.  When used, I notice an almost immediate difference in the way my skin looks and feels - as well as specifically noticing a smoothing out of lines (especially below and around the eyes). 

Vitamin A is another natural ingredient that is known to produce some very nice effects for skin when applied topically.  It is effective also as a natural way of reducing fine lines and wrinkles, as well as providing improved tone of skin and having a natural exfoliating effect.

Essential Oils are a way to rejuvenate and restore skin to a more improved condition.  There are quite a number of individual essential oils that can be used in natural anti aging products (as well as some other useful products), some work quite well to produce a noticeable change in a youthful look.

There is much more information to be had on anti aging natural products, but the above list of ingredients to look for should at least give you a good start on knowing what products would be beneficial to skin to produce a more youthful look - whether the title of the product includes the words "Anti Aging" or not!

Resource:  Best Anti Aging Ingredients