The cosmetic and beauty industry makes billions and billions of dollars selling consumers, like us, products that they claim are the best and deliver us results. The fact is they will tell us whatever we want to hear therefore, we purchase their beauty and skin care products.

Companies are providing us with misleading information. The truth is that most brands, of skin care products, on the market today are full of chemicals and synthetic substances that will do more harm to us than good. Actually, many products they say are supposed to improve the skin, are anything but safe, beneficial or healthy for you or your skin.

Parabens, for example, are used as preservatives to lengthen the shelf life of products. Studies have shown that they link to contributing the production of cancer. Another harmful ingredient that are commonly used in skin care products are fragrances. Fragrances may smell great however, they can affect the central nervous system, causing depression, hyperactivity, and even irritability.

You would think that companies were not allowed to produce products that were dangerous and can cause adverse health effects. Cosmetics and beauty products, unlike drugs, are not regulated by governmental agencies. The safety of skin care, hair care, and cosmetics are determined by the cosmetic manufacturers themselves. They make their own rules and regulations about what to use in the products we purchase and apply to our skin (that eventually ends up in our bloodstream). That is a really scary thought.

If you truly care about the health of your body and your skin, then you must make a resolve to ditch conventional products and start switching over to herbal and natural skin care products. They are very effective for all skin types. Whether, that be normal, oily or sensitive skin. Nature provides us accessibility to the most purest and fresh ingredients there are to keep us feeling and looking our best. They are safer to use and milder for our skin.

Natural skin care products are plant-based made with plant extracts and essential oils. Here are a few ingredients that are great and work well together.

Cynergy TK: This is one of the best ingredients to help combat the signs of aging. It stimulates the body to produce more collagen and elastin to restore the skin’s firmness and elasticity. It also works well as a skin emollient as it improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Aloe vera: It is one of the best herbs, among others, for the skin. It contains minerals, amino acids, vitamins, and enzymes that are necessary for healthy skin. It has a calming effect on the skin and it promotes proper blood circulation. It is a common ingredient in products for wrinkles, aging, and acne.

Manuka honey: This type of honey is very much rich in antioxidants which help protect the cells of the body from free radical damage. Free radicals are one of the causes of premature aging of the skin. Manuka honey is also an effective anti-inflammatory that makes it effective in fighting acne.

These three ingredients are imperative to have in your natural skin care products. However, there are many more ingredients that work well with these to make an amazing and effective product that keeps your skin healthy and beautiful. If you are interested in learning about what others natural ingredients there are, visit my site today!

Tasha D. Crowell has a passion is to write about skin and body care.  She gives the public informative information about how you can take care of your skin. Visit her site to discover new cutting edge and anti-aging skin care secrets and information!