Advertising and marketing has become much more sophisticated in the course of the last 10 to twenty years. TV advertising can leverage the power of special effects, whilst published advertisements can take total advantage of things like digital image enhancement. As a result, persons are easily deceived into ordering the latest brand name beauty product, be it a moisturizing cream, or be it an age-defying wrinkle serum.
During the past year and a half we’ve witnessed numerous Tv advertisements getting barred in Britain as they quite simply contained pictures that had been altered beyond what’s regarded as appropriate. Unfortunately these types of cases don’t get a lot of media attention, and if they do, it’s normally a short mention of it somewhere in the papers. Put it this way, I have never seen these kinds of cases make the front page of any newspaper.
Inaccurate advertisements are one thing, however the real hazard lies with a number of the ingredients that are regularly added into plenty of the big brand name products. In fact, it’s only when I started out performing some of my own research that I made the change to herbal skin care products, and I am so grateful I did.
Many people well and truly feel that the large skincare suppliers would never think of using any ingredient which has the potential to wreck one’s health. In addition they think their safety is guaranteed because the authorities ensure that certain standards are met. In truth however, the cosmetic products industry isn’t governed by government agencies such as the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
An example of this would be the extensive use of dioxane which is primarily a artificial derivative of coconut. While skin-care makers like us to think it’s suited to our skin, the State of California has classed it as a cancer causing agent. Dioxane mostly contains increased levels of 1,4 dioxane. This is effortlessly absorbed by the skin, and an increasing number of experiments are suggesting it’s dangerously harmful to the kidneys, the brain, and the respiratory system.
Triclosan is yet another frequently used ingredient. It’s placed into skin care products to work as an antibacterial agent. It’s likewise used in the making of toilet bowls, urinals, rubbish bags, and in weed killers. Regrettably, you also come across this in several brand name lotions, shower gel, and even in several types of toothpaste.
In this brief article I’ve simply mentioned two hazardous chemicals that are commonly used in even some of the most expensive high street products, but I really could also list countless others. Actually, if these were the only dangerous compounds being used, I would perhaps still be using my old favorites, but they’re only the tip of the iceberg, so as far as I’m concerned, I either work with naturally made skin care products, or I don’t make use of anything at all.