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How To Be Green With Natural Skin Care Products?

Updated on October 20, 2012

How To Be Green With Natural Skin Care Products?

In today's more ecologically-friendly world, people are becoming more aware of all the benefits they can get from natural skin care products. They will actively seek out green or Eco-friendly products to use as part of their daily skin care routine. It isn't surprising, then, that skin care products manufacturers are opening their eyes to the current wave of consumers who wish to buy green products, and labeling them as organic or natural, depending on the ingredients.

Differences

There are differences between organic and natural products, although the terms are often used interchangeably. Natural products for skin care have ingredients that come from nature and that have not been processed. This includes products with minerals, vitamins and fruits. Aloe Vera is also a natural product, but that doesn't mean that Aloe Vera plants are grown in an organic way, and there may also be chemical or synthetic ingredients used.

Organic skin care products, on the other hand, were processed without the use of pesticides or chemicals during the growth of the plants used in their production. Chemical processing is also not utilized in organic products for skin care.

Natural skin care products are an excellent addition to a serious skin care regimen. Products made with natural or organic ingredients may not be used by people with allergies to the natural ingredients, but otherwise, products that are green are often healthier for you to use. You can test for allergies by applying just a small area of natural products to be sure you don't have a reaction.

Botanical products are also used frequently in products for skin care. This category includes products with ingredients that were derived from trees or plants, like coconut and Aloe Vera.

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Creates more collagen cells as it rebuilds skin structure

Reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Reverses damage from stress and exposure to daily pollution

Rebuilds younger-looking, firmer skin

Increasing cell regeneration

Rich moisturizer provides natural anti-oxidants and vitamins that rejuvenate your skin.

Botanical Products

Botanical products are also used frequently in products for skin care. This category includes products with ingredients that were derived from trees or plants, like coconut and Aloe Vera.

Companies that manufacture green skin care products may use ingredients that are organic, natural or botanical. When they are marketing products for serious skin care, the greener companies will strive to use more organic or natural ingredients in their products, so that you will be using ingredients that are healthy for you, and so that their processing can be better for the environment.

Check for the most prominent ingredients, which will be listed first, so you can select products with natural ingredients near the top of the list on the packaging. In this way, you can choose natural products that will help your skin to stay healthy, made with processes that help the health of the environment.

Natural products are well worth the time it takes to find them in the supermarket, or, if you shop green too, at your local natural goods store. These products should be safe for yourself and children as well, and they should be made in a way that does the least harm to the environment. There are many chemicals in most skin care products, and your skin will thank you for selecting products that use natural products instead of chemicals.

The Magic of Aloe

Aloe is the ultimate skin care treatment. It soothes, it softens and it moisturizes. These aloe vera products have the ability to penetrate the water-retaining layer of skin allowing the enzymes within the gel to slough off dead cells, which aids in restoring the complexion. This enzyme activity has been observed to reduce and eliminate scars, liver spots, age lines and other marks and blemishes.

A person with troubled skin needs the high quality therapeutic cleansing and moisturizing of Magic of Aloe product line, which includes aloe vera based moisturizer, aloe vera lotion, aloe vera gel, collagen cream, aloe vera based cosmetics, and aloe vera hair care. A person with good skin must not take that blessing for granted. Skin that is not routinely cleansed and moisturized with quality treatment products such as Magic of Aloe will show the wear and tear of father time.

This web site contains information about the Aloe Vera Plant and the benefits of using aloe vera gel in cosmetics. Magic of Aloe specializes in the creation of Aloe Vera moisturizers and Aloe Vera Creams, as well as other aloe vera based cosmetics. For a full listing of aloe vera based products visit the link at the bottom of the page.

Top skin care products with organic all natural ingredients:

What ingredients make the best organic skin care products

Aloe Vera Leaf Juice - The Aloe Vera plant (also called Aloe barbadensis) is unique among plants for its importance in natural skin care. Aloe Vera contains burn healing effects, anti-inflammatory properties, and scar reducing properties. Aloe Vera is also acting as a storehouse for vital enzymes, vitamins, proteins and minerals that support skin functions. Aloe Vera is also very effective at toning and firming the skin

Kukum butter and Rosehip oil -A blend of nourishing Kukum butter and Rosehip oil penetrate deeply to prevent free radical damage and allows your skin to heal itself from within.

Borage Oil - Very effective in treating the redness, inflammation, and moisture loss associated with dry skin.

Pomegranate Extract - Stimulates skin's collagen production, rebuilds its outer layers, inhibits free radicals and assists to counter daily effects of oxidation and the aging effects of overexposure to the sun.

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BEWARE - All Aloes Are NOT The Same!

There is no FDA control of Aloe labeling as it is an FDA-approved food. With less than 10% Aloe and over 90% water, companies can label their product a 100% Aloe!

Most of these Aloe vera products are very low or even devoid of these active enzymes and polysaccharides that scientists feel are essential for the antiviral, anti-inflammatory, immune-enhancing and tissue-healing effects of real Aloe vera.

A manufacturer can put one gallon of pure Aloe in 100 gallons of water, mix it and call it "100% Aloe vera," and it's legal!

The mgs. count per liter of MPS tells how concentrated that brand is with the active ingredient, polysaccharides. The active ingredient in Aloe is what brings about the powerful healing properties in humans and animals. If you use a brand with a low MPS count, you will get little if no benefit and would be just wasting your money. We always recommend a brand with the highest MPS count you can find because you will get better results, wouldn't have to consume as much and would cost less to get the required amount of MPS per day.

Researchers agree that if a brand looks like or tastes like water, it is not real Aloe vera!

This fact is emphasized because if the consumer has no other information to judge the Aloe he's buying then the product's appearance and taste are the first line of defense against being defrauded.

One should look for an Aloe that uses the whole leaf and is cold processed. New 1990's technology has improved the healing potential of Aloe with the advent of whole-leaf processing. This technique removes only the aloin, a cathartic, but uses the entire whole leaf instead of merely the clear inner gel. Scientific research have proven that the outer leaf and rind, which previously were thrown away, contains 200% more of the active ingredients. Rather than heat processed, which most Aloes are, cold processing doesn't break down the constituents in Aloe that are the most valuable for healing.

The fact is, if an Aloe is not at least yellowish in color, you are not buying real Aloe vera; no matter what the sellers claims!

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      sszukala 5 years ago

      @Steve Dizmon: Yes it is. Thanks.

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      Steve Dizmon 5 years ago from Nashville, TN

      Aloe is a great product. I use pure Aloe Vera Gel as an aftershave and of course other things.