SKIN CARE MATTERS
Barbara Joseph

Most of us want to keep our skin healthy and beautiful, we care about how we look. Yet wind and weather, airborne pollutants, free radicals, stress, unhealthy lifestyle choices and advancing years all can accelerate a prematurely aged look.

Free radicals damage the outer layer of skin, and a lack of moisture, coupled with an age-related loss of collagen, leads to wrinkles. When the skin is overwhelmed with toxins or deficient in nutrients it reacts with symptoms such as acne, rashes, bumps, redness, dryness or irritation.

Though the surface of the skin is meant to be slightly acidic to reduce vulnerability to skin infections, most common skin cleansers and soaps leave skin pH as high as 11.0 which is extremely alkaline, the opposite of the skin’s natural acidic condition.

Attention to our skin is as important as the care the rest of our body deserves. Yet, most personal care products contain a host of toxic chemicals that are linked to contributing to a variety of serious health challenges:

  • Parabens
  • Synthetic colors
  • Fragrances
  • Phthalates
  • Triclosan
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
  • SFormaldehyde
  • Toluene

FMI on the side-effects of these, often ‘hidden’ toxic ingredients, refer to the articles on ‘Healthy Hair’ and the ‘Toxic Twelve List.’

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Environmental Wellness Group (EWG) state that, ‘the EU has banned 1,342 cosmetic ingredients, whereas the US has only banned 10.’

“Beauty products aren’t preapproved before they hit the market, which surprises a lot of people,” explains Tina Sigurdson, assistant general counsel at the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit environmental research organization in Washington, D.C. “And companies are not required to substantiate safety of these products before they sell them.” That’s rather frightening news!

To give your skin the well-deserved health it requires, True Elements Marine Eco-Certified Organic Skincare is designed to give you a healthy solution. It works with your pH balance and promotes a youthful, supple appearance that enhances the skin’s natural beauty.

Sustainable harvesting methods are used to gently craft a skincare preparation using a variety of seaweeds that are abundant in natural minerals and well absorbed by the skin. All ingredients are natural, organic, and free of: parabens, GMO’s, mineral oils, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, PEG, EDTA, synthetic coloring and fragrances.

The premium ingredients in True Elements products are qualified as organic by Ecocert, an international control and certification organization. In certified organic cosmetics at least 95% of the ingredients are natural or of natural origin.

‘Excellent for men, women and children, these unique formulations form a complete skincare line that cleanses, tones and moisturizes by enhancing, protecting and caring for your skin using nature’s own miracles. Enjoy the results with a more youthful, radiant looking complexion.’

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