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What Should I Look For In Natural Skin Care Products
Botanicals: Botanical or plant based ingredients that occur in nature and are not synthetically produced such as jojoba, safflower oil, rose hip seed oil, shea butter, beeswax, tea tree oil, witch hazel, aloe vera, chamomile, coconut oil, calendula, cocoa, avocado. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Am I wasting my money buying natural baby skin care products? Do regular creams work just as well?
Yes.: This is one of my major pet peeves. Please don't be seduced by the "natural" label. Cyanide is natural. So is arsenic. It's one of those words, like "organic" and "herbal", that manufacturers put on products for the sole purpose of charging you more for them. Yes, regular creams work just as well - and in many cases, better. ...Read more
Here are a few: I would avoid parabens (preservatives that are widely used and have been found in low levels in breast cancer), xenoestrogens (foreign Estrogens that have estrogenic effects on living organisms) or carcinogens (such as sodium lauryl sulfate that is often found in cleansers and toothpaste). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OK TO USE TOGETHER: It is ok if that's what you want to use for your skin. ...Read more
What are the best skin care products to preserve young looking skin per price point (expensive, moderate, cheap)?
Physician Prescribed: Without mentioning any brand names as i don't believe this is the forum for that sort of thing. I would strongly recommend a prescription-based product line. I have been using it on my patients for over fifteen years and have not found another line with as good results. It uses tretinoin and hydroquinone as it's main ingredients. Ask your plastic surgeon or derm if they carry it, you will be happy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aloe vera, oils: Skin is a barriers that breaks down when it is dry. Application of aquaphor or vaseline, as light layers, minimize drying from too much water or wind. There are many effective creams, but the best have oils such as vitamin e, camomille, sesame oil, or gels such as aloe vera. Avoid perfumes in products which alter the pH and decrease efficacy of ingredients.Io. ...Read more
NO: You are likely to find that you are paying a high price for products similar to things available in stores. ...Read more
Vanicream: Fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, Eucerin and Aquaphor are all good options. Uses 1-2 times per day, best time to apply is right after getting out of shower. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. I like Dove white bar. ...Read more
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