Sunday, June 15, 2008

Almond Oil: One Ingredient = Beautiful Skin

So here I am trying hard to eat real food and not a bunch of food chemicals. So what am I putting on my skin? Until last week, I was putting on a brand called Earth Science. It doesn't contain the bad chemicals and in fact it's probably one of the more green products on the market. But it still contains a ton of ingredients that I have no idea what they are. Here are the unknown ingredients. I have left out the known ingredients like water and Canola Oil:

Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-5, Dimethicone, Squalane, Soya Sterol, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Potassium Sorbate, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Xanthan Gum

I have now stripped my lotion down to one pure and recognizable ingredient: almond oil. I buy it in bulk and so no throwing away bottle after bottle. And, instead of separate nighttime face lotion, daytime face lotion, and a body lotion, I use almond oil for all three. It's so much less expensive and less complicated. I don't have to stare at all those bottles and choices. Looking at the ingredients makes me dizzy. I have heard that I can build on my almond oil by adding coconut butter and other natural ingredients, but I am sticking with one ingredient for now. Baby steps! My skin loves it!

1 Comment:

Lydia said...

Here's another one for ya...Try jojoba oil as makeup remover. Jojoba is non-clogging, so it works great.

I haven't figure out a fool-proof solution for facial moisturizer or body moisturizer yet (as I have combination skin on my face and some eczema on the rest of my body). For now, I'm using Max Green Alchemy's Skin Rescue Cream on my face and pure coconut oil on my body. If I feel indulgent, I'll even add calendula cream to the coconut oil. :-)

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