If you are shopping for organic natural skin care products, you may find the following information helpful, or interesting, at the least. According to the FDA’s consumer guidelines, they do not regulate many of the terms that cosmetic companies use for promotional purposes, “organic” is one of them.
Ingredient #1 – Vitamin B5
Vitamin B5 will be listed on the label as “D-Panthenol”. Cosmetic companies are required to use the terminology from the “International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients”, which sometimes confuses customers, because the names sound like chemical additives. In order to help consumers, some companies also include the more common names, either on the label or at their website.
Vitamin B5 helps repair tissue damage. It provides relief for razor irritation and sunburn. It has been shown to be beneficial in treating acne, both when topically applied and taken as a supplement. It also promotes the natural tanning process, which helps prevent UV damage from the sun.
Ingredient #2 – Honey Extract
Many organic natural skin care solutions contain honey extract. The best variety is called Active Manuka Honey. It has the highest antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant activity.
Body lotions that contain it improve the skin’s ability to retain moisture. When used under the eyes, it helps to repair free radical damage caused by overexposure to UV rays from the sun or just from age. When used on the face, at night, it supports the body’s immune system function and promotes healing. It can be used on broken, damaged or irritated skin, for that purpose and helps prevent infection in shaving nicks or cuts. It is also beneficial for treating acne, psoriasis and eczema.
Ingredient #3 – Shea Butter
Shea butter organic natural skin care creams provide a variety of benefits to the skin’s health. It is expressed from a fruit pit native to Africa, where it is a staple ingredient for healing salves and ointments.
The cream helps to fade stretch marks, wrinkles and scars. It has been used to treat eczema and psoriasis. As a moisturizer, it is highly effective, since it is very similar to the skin’s own oils; sebum. Clinical studies lasting four to six weeks have shown that night creams containing Shea butter improve softness, smoothness and create a generally younger look. You should look for premium quality Shea butter, for the greatest effectiveness.
Ingredient #4 – Jojoba
Jojoba organic natural skin care body lotions help to balance sebum production, so they can be used on dry or oily spots, without causing excessive greasiness and on blemishes to promote healing. It was used by Native Americans to treat sunburn and injuries.
Like Shea butter, jojoba oil helps to fade wrinkles, stretch marks and scars. It is rich in vitamin E, which has been shown to reverse the effects that age has on our skin.
All of the Above
All of these ingredients can be used safely to prevent and counter the signs of aging. If you use organic natural skin care products that contain ingredients like these, you’ll be looking better, in no time.