Two lines of thinking should guide you in choosing natural skin care products. One line of thinking involves making sure that certain ingredients are kept out of the formula. In this regard it is important to avoid things like chemical preservatives, paraben, phthalates, mineral oils, alcohol, and synthetic colors and dyes. Ideally, the absence of these chemicals will be clearly stated on the packaging. Otherwise, you can read the ingredients label to make sure they are not in the formula.
Good organic natural skin care products will also be clearly labeled as hypoallergenic, meaning not likely to cause an allergic reaction. In addition, it is a plus if no animal testing was involved in formulating the products.
The second line of thinking involves finding out what the ingredients are that will improve the health and appearance of your skin. This is where an herbal skin treatment should stand out. Let’s take a look at an example and see what this means.
When you examine the Jadience Vitality Anti-Aging Serum at NaturalSkinRx.com you immediately see the complete list of ingredients, highlighted by the key herbal components. Note that all of the herbs have one thing in common, which is shared by all herbs. They all contain a type of antioxidants that are called flavonoids. Here is what else we know about key herbs in this formula.
• Angelica root contains an additional class of antioxidants called coumarins. A 2013 study at the Chonbuk National University Medical School in South Korea showed that these coumarins inhibit a key biochemical pathway that leads to skin damage from UV radiation.
• Radix Polygoni Multiflori (“root of Polygonum multiflorum”) is known to contain yet another class of antioxidants, called stilbenes. In 2002 researchers at Hanbat National University in South Korea found that these stilbenes have a significant radical scavenging activity.
• White peony produces a specific antioxidant called paeoniflorin that is unlike the flavonoids, coumarins or stilbenes in the other herbs. In 2006 South Korean researchers at LG Household & Healthcare, Ltd., found that this newly discovered herbal cosmetic ingredient has significant anti-wrinkle effects, especially on facial skin.
• Green tea is one of the most well-researched herbs on Earth. Besides providing the usual herbal antioxidants, green tea also contains a very powerful substance that is known by the abbreviation, EGCG. (The full name, epigallocatechin gallate, is too long and complicated for everyday use.) Nearly 200 studies have been published on the effects of EGCG on skin cells. Its benefits to skin health include the ability to protect against DNA damage by UV light, to inhibit the formation of scar tissue, to promote wound healing, and even to reduce the breakdown of collagen.
As you can see, even a cursory glance at these ingredients in Jadience Herbal Formulas Vitality Anti-Aging Serum (https://naturalskinrx.com//products/vitality-anti-aging-serum/) tells you what you can expect from this product – i.e., healthy, good-looking skin. Also keep in mind that this formula fulfills the criteria for what you do not want in your natural skin care products. There are no synthetic ingredients, mineral oil, or alcohol. After all, these are the kinds of chemicals that would undermine the benefits that you want from the herbs in the formula.