Ages leave its mark on the skin with wrinkles, age spots and dryness, as well as a tendency to become less plump and smooth. Before vexedly selecting a skincare product, we should know how skin ages. Then we can find the best non-toxic skin care to fight against daunting aging problems.
How does skin age:
The process of epidermal aging mainly consists of two key changes, which are on the shape of keratinocytes and epidermal structure. The keratinocytes become larger due to the short periplasmic transition, and the renewal time of the aged epidermis increases. The proliferative activity of epidermal cells is degraded and the epidermis is thinned. As the thickness of the skin is reduced, it gradually shrinks especially on the extensor surface of the face, neck, hands, and forearms. Thereby the skin loses its elasticity and wrinkles.
Then what about the skin pigmentation? After the age of 30, the enzymatic activity of melanocytes decrease at a rate of 8% to 20% per decade, and they tend to proliferate locally to form a color shift, especially in the exposed parts of the sun. Langerhans cells also decrease, which reduces the immune function of the skin and is prone to infectious diseases.
How the skin care works
Anti-aging cosmetics delay epidermal aging by adding raw materials related to skin barrier damage to better delay skin aging. Based on the relationship between aging and epidermis, it is concluded that the normal metabolism of the epidermis is impaired, lipids are reduced, proteins and metabolic enzymes are disordered, inflammation is produced, and barrier damage occurs.
Therefore, in the development of anti-aging related cosmetics, it often uses Classical “rejuvenating agents” such as vitamin A and lactic acid to solve the problem of slowing down the metabolic rate of epidermal cells. To achieve moisturizing, humectants like glycerin, urea, hyaluronic acid increase the horny layer hydration. The problem is that we have to make sure the chemicals used on skins are safe without side effects. Here are some tips to choose the best non-toxic skin care products.
Tips for choosing the best non-toxic skin care products.
- Know which claims are regulated (and which are not)
Most claims on the skin care products-“Hypoallergenic”, “dermatologically tested”, “no-tears formula”，“for sensitive skin”, “fragrance-free”, “natural” aren’t regulated, investigated or substantiated by governments or regulatory authorities, which can allow suspicious chemicals and synthetic ingredients in. Therefore forget the cover and the ingredients list is the only thing that never lies.
- Learn to identify the most commonly used petroleum-derived ingredients
Many commercial brands contain petroleum derivatives. Some of the more common ones are Mineral Oil a.k.a. Parafﬁnum Liquidum, Petrolatum a.k.a. Petroleum Jelly, Propylene Glycol, PEGs (Polyethylene Glycol), Polysorbates (usually followed by a number) and DEA/MEA/TEA.
They are cheap and abundant to use and can last pretty much forever on the shelf. However, they are themselves carcinogens and are known toxins.
- Be concerned about the preservatives used
Preservatives are necessary to extend a product’s shelf life and there is a huge spectrum of preservatives used–from natural to synthetic. But some of them, like Parabens, Phenoxyethanol as well as Benzyl Alcohol which are commonly used in mainstream and natural products–has been associated with side effects or contact allergy.
- Start reading labels and choose safe ingredients
Common ingredients don’t mean they’re safe. Even some naturally-derived ingredients are less beneﬁcial than they appear.
Sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate and cocamidopropyl betaine, both derived from coconut oil, are known to irritate the skin and cause allergic reactions.
Cocamide DEA/MEA are known skin irritants and potential carcinogens.
Lauryl glucoside and decyl glucoside (both derived from vegetable sources) have yet to be tested for safety.
- Check test report on a brand to make sure its products are suitable
Ausmetics is a reliable brand with well established and improved QA, QC departments and quality control mechanisms at all levels. Following the principle of safe, gentle and efficient, its skincare products reduce the excess ingredients in the raw materials. And its quality monitoring is implemented strictly, as well as control and management processes to ensure that the quality of each link is effectively controlled.
Free cosmetics is
a trend now. It extracts natural plant extracts such as frangipani, medlar and
pansy, penetrates into the basal layer of the epidermis and stimulates cell
viability here. By activating keratinocyte differentiation to ensure stratum
corneum renewal, it can promote stratum corneum remodeling and strengthen, so
as to strengthen the natural remodeling system of the epidermis. It can also
maintain epidermal moisture and prevent skin dehydration.
In fact, skin aging is not all that horrible; what appalls us most should be that we prepare nothing to face up to it. Now that you have got enough information about skin aging, it’s time to find the best non-toxic skin care.