- Fashion and Beauty»
- Skin Care
The Truth About Creme de la Mer: Renewal Serum And More
Creme De La Mer claims to be able to make skin softer, firmer and look virtually creaseless in a short period of time. It contains a number of beneficial plant based nutrients and oils, but these beneficial ingredients are in a base of mineral oil which is the second most abundant ingredient.
Mineral oil is a petroleum derivative and is harmful to the skin because it clogs skin pores. The skin cannot detoxify and is unable to absorb nutrients, making the beneficial ingredients ineffective which causes premature aging. Mineral oil is used in most skin creams today because it gives the skin a smooth appearance and is inexpensive.
The product also contains several synthetic ingredients including lanolin alcohol and isohexadecane, which are linked to toxicity of one or more body organs. Another chemical found in the product, decyl oleate can cause the formation of trans-fatty acids or trans-isomers which are linked to free radical formation. Although the company boast impressive results using Creme de la mer, there are no peer reviewed, large scale, double blind clinical trials to back it up.
For a skin treatment system to be truly “anti-aging" it must contain, pure, safe and beneficial nutrients which allow the skin to effectively absorb nutrients and dispel toxins. Ingredients will have been proven to help with irritation, protect the pH of the skin, promote normal exfoliation and prevent inflammation.
Recent studies have been conducted that show that the right combination of natural ingredients used in an anti-aging treatment system produces the following results: collagen production, a more youthful appearance, firming and tightening of the skin, smoothing and renewing of the skin surface to provide supple, soft skin, natural substances which support collagen to visibly firm and lift skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, proper skin tone, reduced puffiness and dark circles around eyes, proper skin moisture and healing of damaged skin.
For proper collagen support, the effective antiaging system should include an internal supplement with adequate amounts of vitamin A, C, D, E, biotin, zinc, selenium, copper. With the right combination and concentration of ingredients visible results are being seen within 24 hours after use.
Few companies offer a skin treatment of this caliber. There are presently two whose products meet many or all of these qualifications. The first one is Dr. Perricone’s anti-aging skin care. Although this system is highly effective it is also highly priced. The second is Arbonne’s RE9 advanced. The cost of this system is considerably less than Dr. Perricone and users find that the system last from four to six months.
Nourishing the skin is no different than nourishing any other organ in the body. It requires proper nutrition without other unhealthy and unnatural substances such as mineral oil present to nullify their effectiveness. To learn more about safe cosmetics go to safecosmetics.org and access the skin deep database for a complete list of cosmetic companies, their products and ingredients and the health hazards associate with those ingredients.