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Anti Aging Skin Creams: Are You Applying Toxic Chemicals On Your Skin?

Updated on June 2, 2011
Is your anti aging cream really good for you?
Is your anti aging cream really good for you?

The anti aging industry is practically bursting in its seams due to the multitude of anti aging skin creams being produced. Most of the ingredients purportedly effective in slowing down the degeneration of dermis tissues and cells have been infused in these products. 

But unbeknownst to many of us, many anti aging skin care products actually contain toxic chemicals. Their only difference to the poisons out there is that they are camouflaged in attractive packaging.

I’ll give you a moment to retrieve your anti aging product and check the back label for the list of the ingredients. Now check the following ingredients if they are included in the anti aging skin creams you are using:

1. Petrochemcials

These are petroleum-based chemicals. Did you know that this is the same petroleum taken from natural gas and coal?

What They Can Do To The Body: Based from rigorous tests and trials, it has been found out that prolonged usage of skin care products with petrochemicals can lead to the degeneration of internal organs like the kidney, damages to the nerve functions of the brain and anemia. Those petrochemicals that contain synthetic colors are also suspected of having carcinogenic compounds.

2. Paraben

Most skin care products contain parabens. Check the back label of your product and look for Butylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben and Ilsoparaben. They are basically used to preserve the natural ingredients of cosmetic products.

What They Can Do To The Body: Just like petrochemicals, they are also suspected of containing carcinogenic compounds. In addition to that, experts found out that prolonged exposure to parabens can have estrogenic effect on the body that might potentially lead to the development of breast cancer. Applying parabens topically might even be more cancer-inducing than taking it orally.

3. Phthalates

Phthalates are usually added to the formulation of plastics in order to make them more durable. It is incorporated in skin care products because it enhances the ability of the product to penetrate deeper into the skin.

What They Can Do To The Body: Anti aging skin care products incorporated with phthalates might cause severe allergic reactions. Because it also has carcinogenic properties, it might contribute to the development of cancer cells. In addition to that, it might speed up the deterioration of skin cells.

Change Your Anti Aging Routine Now Before It Is Too Late!

In the case of anti aging skin creams, not all that glitters is gold. Not all of those products with attractive packaging and manufactured by big companies are really good for your skin

Wrinkles and fine lines are not the only problems you will be dealing with in the future if you do not stop using products that contain chemicals. Start looking for more natural alternatives. There is absolutely no harm in concocting your very own soap or anti aging mask. In fact, this is better because you can control the ingredients that go in it.

You are less likely to suffer from allergies and rapid skin cell degeneration if you stick to more natural skin care routines.

If you really want to take care of your skin, ditch anti aging skin creams with loads of chemicals. Incorporate healthy and natural skin-rejuvenating treatments today.

Want to know my secret to looking younger? Visit to find out which effective natural treatments really work in sidestepping the various signs of skin aging.


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      6 years ago

      Aweosme hub with lots of useful information. This hub certainly given me ideas of some anti-aging creams to try. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. keep posting lovely hubs like these.


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      Kate Swanson 

      7 years ago from Sydney

      Food for thought, indeed! I was reading recently about the awful stuff that's in many lipsticks - scarey when you consider we actually eat the stuff. Now you've given me more to worry about!!


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