May 31st, 2009 by Peter Clark
Worldwide there is a groundswell of women looking to find more natural skin care products. Millions of women are now searching out the best all natural skin care products, and for good reason.
Slowly consumers are recognizing that our cosmetics and personal and body care products as well as many skin care products can contain ingredients that can potentially be dangerous.
A quick example, a recent study found lead in over 50% of big brand lipsticks tested.
And although it’s really nice to look better or smell nicer, no one wants to do that at the risk of their health. I mean who wants to be putting lead on their lips?
And big name manufacturers are now recognizing this and trying to get a foothold in the natural products market.
Its no coincidence that LOreal has recently bought The Body Shop, a huge seller of all natural personal products.
Back to looking at skin care products. What does “natural” or “all natural” mean for skin care products or cosmetics? No one really knows, there’s no formal definition.
It’s not known what natural formally means, and for this reason there are companies out there marketing “natural” products containing chemicals that most would not consider “natural”.
So what do we do if we’re looking for the best all natural skin care products and there are some out there which can still contain potentially nasty ingredients?
Well remember, for most women the reason they are looking for natural skin care products is that they want products that are SAFE to use, as well as work well.
So we can, once we know this, use this information to our advantage.
So, how do we find these products? Lets look at how we determine if a product should be safe. There is a website called the cosmetic safety database. It considers the health risks inherent in a wide range of cosmetics and skin care products and more. It rates the potential health risks of various ingredients in these products.
So you can actually search the various ingredients used in products and see what risks they pose, though of course these are hotly debated by the mainstream cosmetics and skin care industry. For example go there and search parabens and see what you get. A list of the various parabens (a chemical preservative) used in products, and their considered risk potential to health.
And then you can go to the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics. They have a Compact that any company can sign that pledges that company to making products that are free of dangerous or suspected dangerous chemicals.
And if a company has signed that compact it should make safe skin care products. You can search this compact for any company name to see if they have signed.
So you’ve found a company that makes natural skin care products and has signed. So their products are safe. But how do you know they’re any good? Well to me any company that offers a money back guarantee on their products must have good products. But even amongst the natural skin care companies that have signed getting a guarantee is very rare.
Yes there is a company that has signed the compact and offers a full money back guarantee on their products, and they make the best all natural skin care products.
I’ll tell you which company does this on my website.