Skin Care Purposefully Natural
Skin 2 Skin ™ Care products are natural, safe, extend cell life cycle at the Basal layer (efficacious), protect, nourish and enhance collagen, to enable Healthy Younger Functioning Skin, enrich your skin with intense moisture retention properties, support elastin and connective tissue and by way of these features reduce the signs of aging. Skin 2 Skin™®Care can also be classified as a Smart Anti-Aging™® Cosmeceutical line. The products are derived from natural, plant based ingredients and multiple peptides to enrich and nourish the skin. The reason for being plant based, and our technology of Phytoskinthesis™ is for the simple reason that medical grade vegan active ingredients, at the micro level, are more readily absorbed deep into the skin layers for effective anti aging care.
Skin 2 Skin™® Care products are without parabens, petroleum, Phthalates, Sulfites, Mineral Oil, Paraffin, Synthetics, Color, Fragrance, Color, PABA, Formaldehyde, and without animal testing and ingredients, PETA Certified Cruelty Free & Vegan. Within the cosmetic market there are a number of terms used by companies for marketing purposes to perpetuate sales of wrinkle creams, sagging solutions, reverse aging products, products advertising prevention, acne care, and generally products that promise a “Youthful appearance.” These can carry the labels of cosmeceutical, organic, natural, or any combination of these categories. It is important to note, as a consumer the difference and the various criteria and standards within the industry. Below, we have outlined the general specifics.
Cosmeceutical – Generally a marketing term that is a combination of cosmetic and pharmaceutical actives that trigger cellular activity and improving the skin, it is not recognized as a classification category by the FDA, or other countries governing bodies. The term however, covers products with biologically active ingredients with benefits that go beyond traditional moisturizers, or products that simply “sit on the surface” of the skin or mask the issues.
Organic – Organic cosmetics and products have been the recent rave and is simply a category as regulated under the National Organic Program (NOP) in the US. To become USDA Organic certified, or contain organically certified ingredients requires meeting a set of standards as relating to the growing, storage, processing, packaging and shipping of ingredients and product. Simply stated, it means that agricultural ingredients have been produced under conditions that meet the 9 or so USDA criteria. It does not necessarily mean the products are safer, effective or beneficial. The FDA regulates under the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, while Organic is regulated under an agricultural based program. For a product to carry the USDA Organic label and claim “organic” it must contain at least 70% organic ingredients, and certified must contain 95% USDA Certified Ingredients and the rest can be non organic, non natural, and potentially paraben based, contain synthetics, color, fragrance, and so forth.
Natural – In brief, natural products are minimally processed. They are non synthetic, the best from nature, and from the earth. Currently, there is no globally recognized formal definition; however the American National Standards and ICADA in Europe and elsewhere are working on a definition and International Standards for harmonization. Generally, the criteria is products are primarily plant based, animals are protected, there is a total absence of ethoxylated raw materials, mineral oil, and petroleum based ingredients, chemical materials, and GMO (Genetically Modified Ingredients). They are not permitted in the definition of Natural.
Natural and Organic – The guide line for natural and organic is the product must contain 10 to 5% organic ingredients but not necessary certified organic ingredients. The rest of the ingredients could be a combination of natural with chemical ingredients including dyes and fragrance.
Natural and Organic Is Not Enough. When seeking a product for good skin health, anti-aging, wrinkle creams, dark spots, sagging skin, moisturizing and so forth efficacy is a major factor. The products must not” over promise and under deliver. “They should perform as indicated on the label, have clinical evidence, be safe to use, non harsh, and preferably contain no parabens, chemical, and formaldehyde gas preservatives, known carcinogens or toxic ingredients. Parabens are prevalent in OTC medications, prepared foods, personal care products, and even baby care. The key is to minimize exposure to parabens and other potentially harmful ingredients, and we will cover this in a future post. Preservatives however, are a necessity otherwise you will experience compromised product integrity and potentially microbial growth. At Skin 2 Skin ™ Care, our preservative is Honeysuckle, to keep it Natural, Safe, and Effective.
In summary, the key to finding what is right for you or the foundation of your business is: 1) Feature, 2) Function, and 3) Benefit. To check off the described features whether it be combat dark spots/melasmas, anti sagging, wrinkles, fine lines, or general anti-aging and prevention. Then, how does the product function and does it function to logically reduce the signs of aging? How it classified and what are the actives including peptides, oils, and other botanical or non-botanical ingredients. Then finally, what are the benefits and does it work? Are there clinical trials, testimonials, or accolades by those that have used the products? These questions need answers when you are seeking a treatment or skin health solution.
This continues our series of posts on the theme “With a Purpose,” and there should be a reason for every product used. Next post we will cover Make-up – No Make-up or minimal Make-up, as with harmonized skin tone, healthy, younger functioning skin there may be less of a need for masking your glowing skin. As always, we welcome your comments, and invite you to share your skin care regimen or questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smart Anti-Aging™® for Healthy Younger Functioning Skin
Enrich Your Skin
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