Before you buy anti aging natural skin care products, let me give you some information and advice. From a health standpoint, the best anti aging skin care system combines many factors. And, in order to be effective, they combine many naturally occurring compounds.
Do you know what your skin needs to be healthy, repair damage, and grow new cells and fibers? Well, think about what the rest of your body needs.
Without the right nourishment, you would soon weaken and your energy levels would become lower and lower. Poor nutrition also affects the health of your skin, as well as its appearance.
So, following this logic, you may begin to see that anti aging natural skin care products should nourish and promote the skin's own ability to regenerate. The best anti aging skin care system is one that combines lifestyle with nourishing lotions and creams, in order to improve the appearance an overall function.
I have compared the labels and ingredients in many anti aging natural skin care products and one thing that I learned is that “natural" means different things to different people. Many naturally occurring substances are bad for the skin's health. And, some naturally occurring compounds are better than others, even though, at first glance, you might think they are the same.
Let's take retinol, for example. Many of the so-called best anti aging skin care products contain retinol. Retinol is the “animal" form of vitamin A. Did you know that?
When cosmetic companies starting promoting their new anti aging natural skin care products “with retinol", they acted as though it was some kind of major breakthrough that no one had ever heard of before.
Vitamin A was first identified and described in 1906. For at least the last 50 years, if not longer, health care practitioners have known that vitamin A is crucial to the skin's health. Do you suffer from excessive dryness and flaking? It could be a vitamin A deficiency.
There are various opinions about which type of vitamin A should be included in the best anti aging skin care, but to me, in order to be called anti aging natural skin care products, they should use the they type found in kale.
A specific kind of kale called Wakame is the best anti aging skin care compound, because it also increases levels of hyaluronic acid, an amino acid protein, necessary for the production of new cells and fibers. A patented product called “Functional Keratin" is also important.
Keratin is another protein needed for new cells and fibers. But, anti aging natural skin care products may list keratin as an ingredient, but the compound is derived from animal hooves and other “parts".
Functional Keratin is extracted from sheep's wool and through a patented process, the peptide chains remain intact and the healing affect is amazing. Even in hands damaged by contact dermatitis, this substance repairs the damage, improves the appearance, the moisture level and the texture of the skin. The ingredient is only available in the best anti aging skin care lotions and creams.
There is much more that you could learn about anti aging natural skin care products, but if you look for Wakame and Functional Keratin, you'll be on the right track.
Dr. Valerie Rosenbaum is a board certified dermatologist specializing in the role the environment plays in the deterioration and aging of the skin. She has done extensive research on the way many chemicals used in skin care products do more harm than good. Visit her website at http://www.DefendYourSkin.com to find out which skin care products she uses and recommends.