Ingredients to Avoid When Buying Skin Anti
It seems incredible, but many products are loaded with ingredients that actually harm
your skin, as well as your health, over time. You won't find any of these ingredients in Xtend-life products.
Dioxane: (a synthetic
derivative of coconut). This substance is widely used in beauty products. It often contains high
concentrations of 1,4-dioxane, which is readily absorbed through the skin. I know this sounds crazy, but
1,4-dioxane is considered a chemical "known to the State of California to cause cancer". To think people pay money
to put this stuff on their skin unknowingly is downright scary.
Fragrances: Who doesn't like
to smell nice? Well, I'm here to tell you that if you want to smell nice, use a little bit of perfume or
cologne....or some body spray. Your skin anti aging products should not contain fragrances.
Many fragrances are produced from ingredients which are known to be toxic or even to be
Remember, your skin is the largest organ of the body so anything you put on it can be
easily absorbed through the pores. Now, why would I recommend you use perfume or cologne as a fragrance but
to choose a skin care product without them?
The reason is simple; when you use skin anti aging products, they are
applied over the face, neck and body. This covers a lot of surface area and, therefore, a great deal of
chemical absorption occurs.
Now I'm sure that many colognes and perfumes contain less than desirable substances
too, but I'm enough of a realist to know people aren't going to stop using these products to smell nice.
However, with perfumes and colognes, you can achieve good results with a small dab placed here and there. So, in my
opinion, this is a much better route to go than to use skin anti aging products that also contain potentially dangerous fragrant chemicals which are
directly applied and massaged into the skin all over your body.
Mineral oil: I have seen this
oil used in literally hundreds of skin anti aging treatments I've looked at. Mineral oil may also go by
the names liquid paraffin, paraffin wax, and petrolatum on the product label. Mineral oil is used in skin
anti aging products for one reason: it's cheap.
However, mineral oil, once applied, prevents skin from "breathing." It
clogs pores and thus interferes with your skin's natural ability to eliminate toxins, and can lead to acne
flare ups. It builds up under the skin and prevents the skin from absorbing essential minerals and
vitamins. Also, it is irritating to the skin and if used for any length of time, your skin can become
dependent on it, causing chapping and dryness. Lastly, it can lead to premature aging of the skin. It's
amazing mineral oil is even used in skin care products at all.
Parabens: methyl, propyl,
butyl, and ethyl paraben. Many skin anti aging products (as well as moisturizing products) use parabens
as a preservative so their products have a longer shelf life. The reason is purely economical. However,
studies suggest they may cause cancer and interfere with the body's endocrine system, as well as causing allergic
reactions and skin rashes. The next time you are at your local drug or department store, check the
labels of the beauty products, lotions, shampoos and such-- you'll be surprised how many products have
parabens listed. You won't find this in Xtend-life products.
Alcohols: ethanol, ethyl
alcohol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and SD alcohol. Not all alcohols have the same
properties, but these which are commonly found in skin anti aging products, are irritating and very drying for the
skin. Alcohols strip away the skin's natural acid mantle, making you more vulnerable to viruses, moulds and
bacteria. Stay clear of all skin care products with parabens in them.
Phenol carbolic acid: Found
in many skin anti aging creams and lotion. This chemical is toxic and a suspected carcinogen. In fact
when I looked this ingredient up in Wikipedia, I discovered it was the injectable toxin used for extermination by
the Nazis before and during World War II. Now why would any reputable manufacture want to use it in the
production of their skin products? Certainly if I could find this information, their chemists must have been
taught this in school.
Now that you have the knowledge of what to avoid, you are armed to start looking for
the best products to achieve the healthy, younger looking skin you desire. If you truly want to achieve
younger looking and more vibrant skin, I suggest you visit Xtend-Life's site and read about their skin anti
aging products philosophy. I think you'll be as impressed as I am. At the very least, you'll learn more about
what to look for when it comes to taking care of your precious skin.
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