Do you find the sheer number of body care and cosmetics options available today overwhelming? Learn which ingredients are beneficial and how to make the best choices for your skin. Sarah Burns-Eggenberger is VP of Innovation and Product Development at MyChelle Dermaceuticals.
- Our skin contends daily with a wide range of activity and is besieged by environmental stressors such as UV exposure, pollutants, smoke and lifestyle.
- In addition to these outside influences, every single day an average woman applies a total of 7 skin care products. If each product contains about 20 ingredients, that equates to exposure to 140 ingredients per day.
- Ingredients like synthetic fragrances and parabens can possibly cause skin irritation.
- Each skin type has a list of do and don’t ingredients pertaining to the specific skin concern, so you should always purchase products created specifically for your skin type.
- There are certain ingredients however that should be part of everyone’s skin program: sunscreen, L-ascorbic acid (a universally strong antioxidant, collagen builder, and natural protectant), chemical exfoliants (to remove dead skin cells to reveal a fresher complexion), and retinol (assists the skin in cell turnover to promote a healthy functioning skin).
- Putting standards in place for body care creates a mutual accommodation between the intelligence of science and purity of nature.
- It causes vendors to focus on transparency and shoppers to feel confident in their product purchases, while simultaneously placing emphasis on protecting our natural resources.
- A simple and easy way to guarantee your products are pure is to purchase from Whole Foods Market.
- Each person should create their own standard to guide in making the right skin care decisions for their needs and interests. There are many online resources and books available for research.
- Look for companies with credentials and core values that meet your level of standards for quality of ingredients, business philosophy and community involvement.
- A little over a decade ago there were only a handful of skin care ingredients to formulate with and now there is an abundant supply from all corners of the world!
- Plant stem cells positively influence and promote the regeneration of the skin and delay the appearance of aging.