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Skin Care Cosmetics: Think About Quality And Price

Getting skin care cosmetics that really make a difference in your skin results are sometimes worth paying a little more for. Of course, your particular needs will also guide you to more specific choices.

For example, if you are worried about the crows’ feet that have mysteriously shown up near the corner of your eyes, you may want to choose skin care cosmetics that specialize in wrinkles around the eyes.

Skin Care Cosmetics: Some Have Dual Uses

There are some products that you can use at the same time as the products you need for your areas of concern – a popular example would be concealers. By combining the dual qualities of skin care cosmetic product like this, you’re also going to save some time in the morning.

If you are looking for skin care cosmetics that also moisturize your skin at the same time, make sure to read the label on the bottle completely.

You can also ask the company for a copy of findings on the particular product in terms of if it is proven to moisturize the skin after use. This will give you a general idea of the type of product you are purchasing and can compare it with other products out there.

Unique Skin and Beneficial Products

There are products made for all types of skin because everyone’s skin is different and needs different things to look its best. Once you’ve tried them and used the skin care cosmetics for about a week, you should start to see a difference in your skin.

If not, then perhaps this is not the best choice for you individually. You might also choose to use a sample for this time period instead of investing in a full-sized option. You will not be out a large amount of money if you ask the store for a trial sample just to see if the product is going to work.

Looking Around For The Lowest Price

Some people choose their skin care cosmetics based upon how much they cost. After looking at your income, you can start to shop around based on how affordable certain items are.

Do not purchase a ‘fad’ product that is out of your price range simply because it is getting a lot of media exposure. The level of buyer’s remorse is going to exceed any satisfaction you get from the products.

It is a smart idea to discuss how much you want to spend with a sales clerk from the very beginning. The sales clerk will use your price range as a guide when picking out skin care cosmetics that fit your skin type needs and your budget needs.

You should not rush to buy skin care cosmetics until you find the right one for you; your beauty and your skin will thank you later. You’ll know that you’re getting everything your skin needs on a regular basis, and it’s combined with cosmetics that help you look beautiful.

You will feel better about yourself when you can look in the mirror and know your cosmetics are bringing out your beauty.

If you use the Internet to compare items like this and shop around, it’s also easier on your feet. If you make your purchase online you can avoid wearing yourself out walking in high heels through the mall and other department stores. Then, your skin care cosmetics will be shipped right to your door.

Finding the Most Effective Skin Care Cosmetic Products Available Out There

Who doesn’t love to have a healthy, beautiful and radiant skin? After all this is the whole reason why the market of skin care cosmetic products is in boom.

But a word of caution here. Due to this expansion in the market, there are all kinds of products out there, many of which are just not worth a try on your precious skin. They contain cheap and potentially harmful chemicals and ingredients which may actually end up causing dangerous side effects.

So, before choosing any skin care cosmetic products for your lovable skin, you have to be very cautious and sure of what you are using. The rule of thumb that I follow is to simply avoid anything that contains chemicals in it.

It is really these chemical based products only which are so infamous for causing side effects of numerous kinds. This problem is not there at all with all-natural products. These products contain 100% natural ingredients and hence are a healthy and safe option to be tried, even on sensitive skin like that under your eyes.

There was a time when people used to think that natural products are very slow in showing any results. But now things are different. More and more people are turning towards these natural creams and lotions.

The credit for this turnaround needs to go to the effectual ingredients which have been clinically tested and proven. They have been acclaimed as the best anti aging agents available today.

Cynergy TK™ is one such cutting edge natural substance. It works by stimulating the production of Collagen and Elastin skin proteins which are required to keep the skin smooth, firm and wrinkle free.

Active Manuka Honey is another one which penetrates deep into the skin and makes sure that every single layer of it is well nourished and well moist. It also has amazing healing properties and helps in quick rejuvenation of old, damaged skin cells.

Phytessence Wakame helps by providing advanced level of protection from external factors like the harmful UV radiations coming from the sun, wind, extreme cold weather etc. This protection helps in preventing any further damage to the skin and helps in keeping it healthy and strong.

The natural skin care cosmetic products containing the magical formulation of such potent ingredients is one of the best and most effective ways to take the very best care of the skin and that too without the risk of having side effects of any kind.

When such good products are already available, who would want to even try those potentially harmful chemical based skin care cosmetic products? Not me, what about you?

Phthalates Found in Skin Care & Cosmetic Products and the Possible Dangers of Exposure

I can’t believe it!…

There has been evidence mounting for years through various scientific studies that Phthalates, known endocrine disruptors, found in many products, particularly personal care and cosmetics, fragrances and pacifiers are affecting semen quality, the male reproductive organs and have been found to cause genital malformations in baby boys…

o Professor Niels Skakkebaek, Research Director, Copenhagen University Hospital, in exhaustive studies, after what seemed to be a spike in the incidence of testicular cancer and sterility, found semen quality has reduced by 50% in the past 50 years. A 1996 Danish report cited testicular cancer rates had risen 400% in 60 years.

The professor was severely criticized and so sent all his data to researcher Professor Shanna Swan, Epidemiologist, Rochester University, USA, to repeat the studies. With 3 people working for 4 months the results were almost identical to the Danish findings.

o Professor Swan is quoted in the documentary “Men in Danger” as saying “there are 85,000 chemicals in commerce, most of which we know nothing about…. Their effects on carcinogenic potential, metabolism, immune system and reproductive potential…”

o The studies relating to the feminization of wildlife exposed to estrogen chemicals and compounds may effect breast growth and lactation and could have a role in uterine disease such as fibroids and endometriosis, according to McLachlan, Simpson and Martin of Tulane and Xavier universities in their 2006 study (1)

o Professor Lou Guillette, Zoologist of University of Florida, in 2 studies repeated a year apart, phthalates in low concentrations, (parts per trillion) found the chemicals caused sex reversal in fish and amphibians.

o Mexico’s National Institute of public Health led by researcher Lizbeth Lopez-Carrillo found correlation between the concentrations of certain Phthalate metabolites in the urine of breast cancer victims. Monoethyl Phthalate (MEP) was found in higher concentrations of the 233 patients with cancer than the 221 women tested who were without the disease. This suggests MEP and other phthalates induces DNA damage. It was found that certain phthalate compounds alter gene expression without altering the genetic code itself.

o Baby care products were the focus of studies by the University of Washington, led by researcher Sheela Sathyanarayana. Urine samples from babies who had baby lotion, shampoo and powder used on their skin showed the significant presence of phthalates Monoethyl phthalate (MEP) (MMP) and monoisobutyl phthalate (MiBP)

“These findings suggest that dermal exposures may contribute significantly the phthalate body burden in this population” concluded the researchers.

And still the chemical and cosmetic industry claim there is not enough scientific evidence to be concerned and therefore no danger to humans from these chemicals.

I can’t avoid thinking about the Tobacco Industry fiasco where the cigarette manufactures refused to admit there could be something sinister regarding the incidences of lung cancer linked to cigarette smoking!

So the facts are:

1. Scientific studies from researchers world wide find absorption of chemicals impact adversely on animals of many species, from mammals, fish and amphibians.

2. Various other studies find these same chemicals are absorbed by people of all ages. There is not yet enough data to convince authorities, (or they are lobbied by parties with vested interest) who should have our health and well being, to legislate against the inclusion of these chemicals in products readily available to a wide population.

To avoid risk of exposure to toxic chemicals through skin care products, look for Certified Organic products.

Be certain of the certifying labels as many cosmetic manufactures claim have organic ingredients, but also include chemicals in their products.

Major sources of phthalates are from fragrances in these products. The phthalates help the smell to linger longer after the products have been used. Fragrances can be made up of up to 400 different elements, and are not individually listed on an ingredients label.

1) Tulane and Xavier Universities, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA. [email protected]