Grapeseed Oil and It's Benefits In Natural Skin Care

Grapeseed oil is a true gift of nature when it comes to skin care! Of all the ingredients used in natural skin care today, grapeseed oil definitely is one of the best oils that you could have in your daily skin cream. Let me tell you a bit more about this wonderful substance and it's benefits in natural skin care.

Grapeseed oil is extracted from the seeds of wine grapes. Since grapeseeds are usually discarded as part of the wine making process, the extraction and sale of this oil usually is produced by winemakers as a sideline. It's also an efficient use of a byproduct that would otherwise be wasted. In the twentieth century, grapeseed oil began to be processed and sold in much higher volume, primarily in the United States and Europe, as it became more popular in skin care but also in cooking.

For cooking purposes, the oil is usually extracted chemically from the tiny grapeseeds. High-quality grapeseed oil for in skin care should always be cold pressed, though.

Grapeseed oil is light in color and flavor, with a hint of nuttiness in the taste. It is a polyunsaturated oil, and contains beneficial substances like as linoleic acid as well as several other essential oils which are necessary for skin health, and it also contains natural vitamin E. These properties make this oil great for skin care.

Additionally, grapeseed oil can help your skin heal, as it has mildly astringent and antiseptic properties, which also help to tighten and tone the skin, making it a good ingredient for anti-aging skin creams. In fact, it is especially effective for repairing the skin around the eyes and has also been proven to reduce stretch marks on the skin.

It also contains polyphenols, which in fact are antioxidants. Polyphenols can help slow the process of aging. They also have anti-inflammatory properties, which makes any oil containing them great for helping clear up acne! Using skin care containing this oil will help prevent clogging of the pores and breakouts.

It is also known for its ability to lock in the skin's own moisture, leaving your skin feeling supple and smooth. It does not leave a greasy feeling though: that makes it ideal to use on all skin types from very dry to very oily.

An extra benefit of this wonderful oil is its ability to be easily absorbed into the skin, instead of sitting on top of the skin, where the vitamins and antioxidants cannot properly make a difference to your skin condition. Only in the lower skin layers these substances can effectively fight free radicals and stop some of the enzymes that destroy collagen and elastin - which are essential in keeping youthful looks.
By Lumi H. Jais

Cheap Skin Care Products - 4 Dangerous Chemicals to Avoid

Cheap skin products is what many people buy at discount stores. Trust me it is not a smart decision to buy cheap skin care products. Sure you saved a couple of pounds but you could be paying a much greater price down the line. Let me tell you why.

Why Are Some Skin Care Products So Cheap?
There is a reason that cheap skin care products are as low priced as they are. It's because the company that produced them used only the lowest quality ingredients they could find. The biggest concern they probably had was making it smell good. Fragrances can contain harmful ingredients. The bad news is that you didn't even get an effective product. But worse yet you may have gotten much more than you expected.

**Read the next few paragraph very carefully. Your good health will thank you.**
 Cheap skin products use only the tiniest amount of a couple of active ingredients. The rest of the creams are filled with chemically engineered fragrance, preservatives, and pH balancers. Many of these chemical ingredients can have a drastic affect on your health, and still other can actually kill you.

Here Are 4 Dangerous Chemicals Often Found in Cheap Skin Care Products:
1. Have you ever heard of a chemical called Dioxane? It's probably in your cheap skin care products right now. Dioxane is a coconut derivative widely used in cosmetics products, and it is "known by the state of California" to cause cancer.
2. Parabens describes a family of four chemical agents that are widely used as preservatives in cheap skin products. Studies have shown that parabens cause damage to the human endocrine system, causes allergic reactions, causes rashes, and is also a carcinogenic.
3. Phenol carbolic acid is found in many cheap skin care products. This acid is responsible for causing circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma, and even death. This one especially, you do not want in your creams.
4. There is an anti bacterial agent used in cheap skin products called Triclosan. It is also a common ingredient in herbicides. Triclosan is known for creating strains of bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.

There are even more chemicals that have been banned for use in cosmetics in Europe, but are commonly used everywhere else in cheap skin care products. These agents cause a bevy of problems such as allergic reactions, eye problems, and you guessed it, cancer.

The scientists on the research and development teams of the major cosmetics manufacturers know exactly what these chemicals have the potential to do to the cheap skin products users. They continue to keep using them because they are low cost ingredients, and that means that the cosmetics companies enjoy a higher profit margin.

That level of disregard for your health should make you wish for a company that refuses to produce cheap skin care products full of toxic chemicals. It should make you wish that you could find a company that put your health an well being before higher profit margins. Wouldn't you love to find a company that used only harmless, wholesome, all natural ingredients in their.

By Margaret Bell