Synthetic skin care ingredients vs. natural ones; which are better for you?

Synthetic skin care ingredients vs. natural ones; which are better for you?

A diet loaded with Butylated Hydroxyanisole, Aspartame, Acesulfame-K and Chloropropanols sounds delicious! Not so much? Ok, but those ingredients are really good for you and must have a lot of healthy benefits, right? Still not buying it? How about a diet rich in fruits and vegetables loaded with vitamins and nutrients, lean proteins, without any hormones or antibiotics; does that sound better? For most of us the answer is YES.

It is simple and easy to see what food choices are the best to maintain a healthy diet and good physical well being. Nobody can convince you that diets that consist of processed foods, chemical additives and artificial flavors and colors will bring about a healthy and vibrant body. However, what about the cosmetic industry? Do the same rules apply?

In the cosmetic world, great marketing and packaging appears to supersede ingredients all day long. It doesn’t matter if there are thousands of studies to show that an ingredient causes neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity or that it is a known carcinogen; as long as there is a beautiful girl advertising the products and nice packaging we buy into the belief – it is good, it works, and we must purchase it.

However, let’s stop for a second and apply the same logic to the cosmetic/personal care industry that we do, and now know to be true, of the food industry. Do synthetic and chemically derived ingredients deliver healthy skin? Or to obtain healthy skin do we need to use safe, natural, clean ingredients that contain a high level of antioxidants (green tea), nutrients (rose hip), vitamins (vitamin C) – and so on?

Which ingredients are better to use?

9 Comments

  • Sherry Posted December 20, 2013 4:50 pm

    “Our skin is our biggest organ. I wouldn’t put anything on my skin that wasnt safe to eat or not be absorbed.” *

  • Jennifer Willenbrock Posted December 8, 2013 3:30 pm

    “I try to use only non-toxic products unless one slips in that I don’t know about…lol.” *

    • gina Posted December 8, 2013 6:26 pm

      Hi Jennifer,

      That is fantastic! Its a good rule to live by.

  • Anita Posted December 4, 2013 8:23 am

    “Have been looking for something like this!!!” *

  • md Kennedy Posted December 3, 2013 7:25 pm

    “I am trying so very hard to use only non-toxic skin are products, like yours. My only exception – because it works and I cannot find anything else as effective – is benzoyl peroxide.” *

    • gina Posted December 4, 2013 7:02 am

      Benzoyl Peroxide has long been used as a treatment for acne and has been effective for many people. However, there are other all natural ingredients, that are not as harsh and as drying to the skin, that work equally as well and in some cases better. We are seeing a lot of amazing results with our blend of highly effective active ingredients. Please visit our website to review the ingredients and their benefits and also see before and after photos and read testimonials www.prettymommies.com.

  • Barb H Posted December 3, 2013 9:06 am

    Since my daughter was diagnosed with a nerve disease, I don’t use what I can’t pronounce…which these days is most of the ingredients in typical skin care. Natural is always better.

  • Brenna Posted December 2, 2013 8:53 pm

    I would go natural all the way.

  • Jeri Posted December 2, 2013 4:59 pm

    It makes sense to me to only use natural ingredients on our skin! So much of what surrounds us enters our bodies via our skin, why would we want to further pollute it ON PURPOSE?

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