Mother Nature is the best cure for Father Time, always has been, always will be. Do we really believe that any scientist, university or technology will ever come up with anything as beautiful as a rose? As cell regenerative as comfrey? More anti-inflammatory than lily? More fragrant than oil of lavender?
Better for wrinkles than rosehip seed oil? For a skin care product to be truly “natural” it has to be free of
all synthetic chemicals.
Scientific laboratories cannot duplicate Mother Nature. In skin care products it has been proven over and over that plant ingredients, free of synthetic chemicals work best. Mother Nature has an inherent ability to balance the skin and body. Why? (1) Because plants have been used in skin care for 25,000 years, tried and true. (2) Because synthetic chemicals don’t work to improve performance of the skin or improve overall health. (3) Because it is just a matter of time, before they tell us the latest fad or latest chemical is causing cancer.
Let’s take a look at the alternative, synthetic chemicals. The United States Center for Disease
Control has stated—“that many adults have high levels of toxic chemicals in their bodies because of synthetic ingredients in many mass-market personal care products.”1 The most common ones to avoid are – Synthetic fragrances, which are potential carcinogens, synthetic colors; talc, which has been linked to respiratory damage; parabens, which may result in reproductive damage; and the preservatives, DMDM hydantoin, quaternium15, and diazonlidnyl urea release formaldehyde as they degrade.
The scientific world has constant new chemicals, all which are to be avoided. The latest discovery of toxic chemicals in skin care is nanoparticles. Like most synthetic chemicals, they were once assumed safe. According to a letter to manufacturers of cosmetic and skin care products–Friends of the Earth states ”preliminary scientific research has shown that many types of nanoparticles can be toxic to human tissue and cell structure.” These studies have found that some consequences of the use of nanoparticles can include increased oxidative stress, inflammatory cytokine production, DNA mutilation and even cell death.2 Titanium dioxide nanoparticles used in sunscreen have been demonstrated to catalyze the formation of free radicals in skin cells, which caused damage to DNA.3 Sunscreen manufacturers are not required to identify nanoparticle ingredients on product labels or conduct safety tests.
According to “Nanomaterials, Sunscreens on Cosmetics, Small Ingredients, Big Risks” (an article published by Friends of the Earth Australia and Friends of the Earth -“Nanotechnology is a powerful new technology for taking apart and reconstructing nature at the atomic and molecular level.”4 “The fundamental properties of matter changes at the nano-scale. The properties of atoms and molecules are not governed by the same physical laws as larger objects or even larger particles, but by ‘quantum mechanics’. The physical, chemical properties are much different than their larger counterpart. The color, solubility, strength and even electrical conductivity and magnetic behavior can be different. Even chemical reactivity and biological activity are dissimilar”.5 “Nanoparticles, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are said to produce free radicals and cause DNA damage to human skin cells when exposed to U.V. light” -The answer? Stay away from all synthetic chemicals.
Conclusion, it’s simple, do not use skin care products that contain synthetic chemicals of any kind.
Buy from companies that are organic growers, use organic ingredients, take the time and care to
handcraft products for you. It’s better for you, it’s better for the environment. It is just a matter of time
before they warn you of the dangers of the latest fad of the newest synthetic ingredient. Stay away from synthetics!
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From Lily the founder of Lily Organics, Inc. “I am teaching a FREE class at Whole Foods Belmar in Lakewood, Co. on September 18th at 10am. FREE samples, free testers to try! FREE Mask $33 value with purchase of cleanser, toner and moisturizer, plus 20% off all Lily Organics products!!! Come see me!.”~ Lily
Lily is the founder and formulator of Lily Organics, Inc. She is the author of Beauty, Health, and
Happiness~A Way of Life. For more information on chemicals in skin care or Lily Organics,
call 303-455-4194 or 1-800-333-LILY (5459). Ask for Lily Organics at all Natural Food Store, in Whole Foods, and Vitamin Cottages..