Beauty Truths/Linda Stephenson writes:
I am often asked how can you tell if a skincare product is really worth the money that you spend on it? Well, the key is in reviewing the ingredients.
First, all cosmetic products in the US are required to have full ingredient listings on the package. So, if they don’t list the ingredients, don’t buy it. This just causes me to have images in my head of someone making it in their kitchen. And not wearing gloves. Yuck.
Second, be aware of the fancy techno-babble made up words like “contains nano-xelix complex #9”. That “new complex” is likely just some clever marketing person who made up a name. Usually it is just a combination of ingredients that are already used in other cosmetics, so just stick to the listing —and you will probably notice that the fancy complex name is not listed there.
My son has eczema and using natural lotions and soaps is what made me go natural with my hair. I love www.lovingnaturals.com. I buy the unscented hemp lotion in the 16oz, $14.99. Has absolutley NO SMELL, thick but not too thick and no greasy residue whatsoever but very moisturizing.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol(derived from Organic Coconut Oil without the use of chemicals),Organic Honey, Organic Blue Green Algae, Salt, Wild Harvested Aspen Bark Extract
Great article. It's also important to note that if a product has fragrance high up on it's list, people with sensitive skin need to head in the opposite direction. An outbreak is just on the other side of use.