Can Your Skin Care Products Pass This Test?

I hope you have enjoyed getting the various reviews on the skin care product lines over the last week. The truth is that for most products the ingredient list is pretty much the same with very little variation.

Even when a product brand claims to have "natural ingredients" in it. There are just so many fillers and expanders that are not really necessary for good skin care.

Then of course there are the chemical ingredients that can contribute to skin issues or make skin problems like dryness and acne worse.

So today, I am going to give you my list of tips for buying products for skin issues and just general skin care and health.

Tip 1: Always read the labels of any product to make sure you know what is in it. Generally the LESS number of ingredients the better the product is health wise.

Tip 2: Make sure whatever you choose does not contain mineral oil, petroleum, lanolin, or any ingredients that end in "sulfide" or "sulfite". These ingredients are harsh to even the healthiest skin.

Plus, if you suffer from any type of skin problem such as breakouts, rosacea, or eczema, use of these ingredients are not recommended.

Tip 3: Choose more natural ingredients in your products such a glycerin, olive oil, castor oil, and AHA's (natural alpha hydroxyl acids from fruits) for better moisturizing and exfoliation.

Tip 4: Always stop using any product that is not agreeing with your skin. The problem almost always is with the product and not you.

I hope you continue to learn as much as you can about what impacts your skin health. Healthy skin is beautiful skin and I am committed to continue bringing you as much information as I can to help you along the way.

Wishing you a healthy and joyous day,

Chris Gibson
The Hardest Working Guy In Skin Care

"Inspiring Healthy Choices For Better Living."


Anonymous said...

hi. i was wondering what your view on Neutrogena products is.

Chris Gibson said...

HI there - I used to recommend these products because at the time they were lesser of evils and are basically good product, though they contain some chemicals. I creates Ginale Skin Care to address this problem. But its a good brand. Hope this helps