Choosing skincare products

Look for products that nourish and protect

It is important to choose a skincare product line carefully. After all, your skin is your body’s largest organ.

  • Choose a line of products developed to work together to produce optimal results – products developed to work in synergy.
  • Base your choice on whether the product line can provide human cells with natural, essential elements needed for proper functioning.
  • Such elements are:
    • Lipids for cell membranes
    • Amino acids that make up collagen and elastin proteins
    • Complex carbohydrates to provide cells with energy
    • Water to ensure ongoing cell hydration
    • Antioxidants to protect skin from free radicals 
    • Anti-inflammatory agents to fight off the effects of environmental aggressions

All of these elements, in conjunction with a healthy diet, will nourish and/or protect your skin.

Read the labels

You should always read the labels of your cosmetics, skincare products and supplements very carefully – just like you would check the labels of the foods you serve to your family.

  • Look at the list of ingredients when you want the whole truth: the order of ingredients indicates their relative concentration in the product. (Example: On the front of a label, you see that the product contains marine collagen. Turn the label around, and you see it is the 20th ingredient listed.)
  • Look for pure, natural and chemical-free ingredients.
  • Pay close attention to different claims and logos.  (Example: Organic, etc. )
  • Pure,natural and chemical-free ingredients.
  • Do your research:
    • When you go online, are the product ingredients listed on the company site? If not, it isn’t a good sign!
    • Is there a ® or ™ beside an ingredient name? Careful – it may be nothing more than clever marketing.

Be an informed consumer

Talk to a healthcare professional for reliable information on skincare and skin health.