A warning is certainly in order since a growing number of skincare companies claiming to produce all natural skin care products would prefer you didn’t know about the toxic chemicals contained in their products.

The following are a few dangerous substances found in some everyday skin care products that can be harmful to your skin:

Mineral Oil  

This list is just a sample of some of the most common ingredients used in skincare product, with proven adverse health effects. Its recommend you avoid products that contain any of these ingredients. 

Did you know, your skin absorbs over 60% of what’s put on it?

That’s why so many people are searching for organic or natural products, they’re skeptical and concerned about using products that claim to be all natural skin care products, and yet, contain artificial ingredients.

You would be shocked if you knew the truth, in fact you’d have second thoughts about buying many of the most popular skincare products on the market … even the expensive brands.

Here’s and example of one shocking discovery, a product researcher reported finding Triclosan, in a well known cosmetic product.

Triclosan is an anti-bacterial chemical that not only kills harmful organisms on the skin but also destroys beneficial bacteria. Triclosan is technically classified as a pesticide. Why would you put that on your skin?

So remember, a skincare product is only as safe and effective as the ingredients it’s made of.

People who experience dramatic reversals, of aging effects, see these significant changes, as a result of taking the time to screen product labels to ensure they’re using products that are truly natural, meaning no synthetic ingredients whatsoever.

Mineral Oil – Danger Where You Least Expect

Though the name sounds healthy, it is actually harmful to the skin with prolonged use. It carries other names such as paraffin wax, liquid paraffin and petroleum. Yet mineral oil is widely used to manufacture many skin care product because it is inexpensive.

Mineral oil prevents the skin from breathing as it clogs up the pores and prevents detoxification of the skin, resulting in acne’s, irritation and premature aging. You don’t find this in all natural skin care products.

There are many alternatives to using mineral oil, and cosmetic skincare companies who put safety and quality first, search high and low for these ingredients and include them in their products.

The list above is by no means complete. Do you know what other ingredients you should screen for, to avoid damaging your skin? More importantly do you know which ingredients are really essential for nourishing your skin?

Ingredients You Should Expect In All Natural Skin Care Products

Ingredients that can stimulate the regrowth of collagen and elastin are essential. They are the keys to reducing wrinkles and helping your skin regain its youthful glow.

By the way, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about how to stimulate regrowth of collagen. Many people mistakenly believe taking collagen supplements and using collagen creams can prevent collagen loss or stimulate its re-growth.

This is simply not true. You stimulate natural collagen production by putting ingredients on your skin that can deeply penetrate the skin and stimulate it to produce collagen.

Here’s something else to think about, when you apply collagen creams did your know the molecules are too large to be absorbed by the skin. That one simple statement, can save you the  time and expense of trying various topical products, that cannot even, remotely fulfill their claims.

Really, the only way to effectively stimulate your skin to produce collage and truly prevent wrinkle formation and reduce the wrinkles that you already have, is to use all natural skin care products that contain ingredients such as avocado oil, CoQ10, natural vitamin E, and Cynergy TK.

These ingredients are proven to integrate into the framework of your skin in order to stimulate the growth of new collagen.  Remember this is just a sample of ingredients needed to nourish and rejuvenate skin cells.

We’ve given you a wealth of information to consider, but  this is only a fraction of the things you need to be aware of  to make sure your not exposing your skin to dangerous ingredients that can cause adverse health effects, ranging from skin irritation to cancer.

Start protecting and nourishing your skin, the truly natural way, by getting the facts about ingredients you want and those you don’t.  Find out more by clicking the link below.

Ann Skinner is an anti aging skin care advocate at best-skin-and-health.com.