A skin care moisturizer cream does more than add moisture to the skin. Moisturizer creams have two main properties.
(1) Moisturizers work by controlling the amount of water and sebum from the sebaceous glands that lubricates and moisturizes the skin, besides adding emollients from the product.
(2) Attracts moisture from the air to the skin hence the term “humectant”
Two different products to choose from…. lotions versus creams
Skin Care Lotions: have more water content are used more in body applications
Skin Care Creams: are more concentrated are used for “problem areas” eg. the eyes, as wrinkle creams
Selecting The Best Skin Care Moisturizer Cream
What type of skin do you have? Is your skin normal, oily, dry? Once you have those questions answered you can concentrate on the product selection. There is only ONE main rule to keep in mind in your selection process.
“What goes on your skin will be absorbed into the bloodstream”. This a very important point. Many skin care products are chemical based, one main concern is that chemicals individually can be toxic, but when combined, research is showing that many form nitrosomines ( a very potent carcogenic ).
What To Avoid
If the ingredient list on the label are those which only a scientist would know, my rule of thumb is if you don’t know what it is don’t use it. You don’t have to be the fall guy for questionable ingredients. As mentioned above this could be a deadly combination.
Many skin care products ingredients are derived from petroleum. Here is an example. Benzine. Benzine is a petroleum derivative and is in the top ten of the most dangerous chemicals, a very potent carcinogen.
Anyone want to guess where it is used? That’s right, in cosmetics, in the form of acetone in nail polish remover, also used as an astringent. So why do they use them? Because chemicals and fillers are dirt cheap and profit is king, not you.
Artificial fragrances and color
One of the leading causes of allergies and skin reactions.There can be 100’s of chemicals used in that “sweet smelling” fragrance that are toxic to the body and the skin. Because fragrance creation is “unique,” by law, manufacturers do not have to list ingredients that are considered “trade secrets”,which means anything could end up in that product.
The Best Choice
The most benefit will always be from all natural ingredients.Despite the fact this is the 21century we haven’t changed physically from 20,000 years ago. We are a natural species on this planet and like all species will always respond and depend on the natural ingredients of nature. That is what our body needs to survive, this is what we need to thrive and this what keeps us healthy including our skin. The best selection of ingredients for your skin that will give outstanding results will always be from essential oils and pure botanicals.