Natural Skin Care Products

Posted by Mia | 12:39:00 AM | | 0 comments »

It seems that natural skin care products are all the rage lately. And rightfully so. Many are tired of living in a chemical-based world full of pollution, toxins, pesticides, and the like. There are so many positive results shown from natural skin care products that many feel it illogical to apply chemicals on their skin when similar progress can be made naturally.

There is one glitch, however. Natural skin care products must contain a relatively high concentration of the primary natural ingredient or vitamin in order to have an effect, and this is costly. So if your product is relatively inexpensive, it may be less effective due to its lack of potency.

This natural compound, found naturally in the skin of fish (especially wild salmon)is known for providing excellent collagen support to the outermost layers of skin (the most important since this is what shows on the surface!). The results are tighter, firmer skin and a great reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. It also is known for helping to reduce age spots (liver spots), and is a well known memory and concentration enhancer.

2) Alpha Lipoic Acid
This natural acid is a very potent antioxidant that eliminates free radicals, one of the primary factors in the aging of skin and breakdown of skin elasticity. When applied externally and taken internally as a skin supplement, it can dramatically improve skin’s appearance within a matter of just a few weeks.

3) Vitamin C
Well, Vitamin C truly is the miracle cure vitamin! Topical Vitamin C protects the skin from sun damage, and even helps reverse the effects of photo-damage (sun damage) on the skin. It protects from sun damage (in conjunction with a sunscreen of course), by neutralizing free radicals. Vitamin C is actually the only antioxidant that is proven to increase the production and synthesis of collagen. Vitamin C is an absolute must-have in your skin care regimen regardless of your skin type.

4) Retinol
Retinol is a natural form of vitamin A. It helps the skin regenerate and rejuvenate in a healthy manner and is especially effective on sensitive skin since it does not cause redness or peeling.