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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:
    1. Lipids for cell membranes
    2. Amino acids that make up collagen and elastin proteins
    3. Complex carbohydrates to provide cells with energy
    4. Water to ensure ongoing cell hydration
    5. Antioxidants to protect skin from free radicals 
    6. 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.