If you are considering using an anti aging skin crème, you may wonder whether these products are as effective as they claim and whether they’re safe for your skin and your overall health. And if you’ve used these products, you’ve no doubt wondered if the crème you use is the best choice, and again, about the safety factor.
But unless you’ve done a lot of research yourself, you may not understand some very basic facts about the skin care industry and how the companies involved make decisions about what goes into their skin care products. While you may have some idea, knowing the truth will help you make a more informed decision.
As you may have guessed, the skin care industry generates billions of dollars annually, and the companies involved, at least the major publicly held corporations, are most interested in maximizing their profits and less interested in producing the best product. That sounds like a mercenary way to do business, but that is the way things work at that level of corporate business. They’re in the business of business more than the business of skin care.
This means that they want to produce their anti aging skin crème as cheaply as possible, advertise it heavily, and sell it for as much as possible. And “as cheaply as possible” means using ingredients that do not necessarily benefit your skin, and could even harm your skin and your health. These ingredients may sound familiar if you’ve read the labels; they include petrochemicals like petrolatum and mineral oil.
The problem with the cost-effective ingredients these companies use in their anti aging skin crème, aside from the fact that they offer no benefit, is that they can cause cancer, on the most severe end of things, and skin irritation, on a lesser scale. In between, they can cause other health problems, including such problems as migraines and other illnesses caused by artificial dyes such as Yellow 5 and Red 40.
Fortunately, there is an alternative. Many people choose an anti aging skin crème from a major cosmetic company because they think the big companies must know what they’re doing. Now that you know the truth, you can make a more informed choice.
That choice would be to choose a product with only natural ingredients. These crèmes are often made by smaller companies, and may cost more than the mass-produced products (though not always), but are more effective, which means you will spend less in the long run, and safer to use, which makes them well worth any additional cost.
Knowing the facts about anti aging skin crème makes it easy to decide which anti aging skin crème will give your skin the best treatment.