why so many skin care products you buy — even at the health
food store — have ingredients on their labels that you can’t
even read or pronounce?
In my view,
if you can’t read or
pronounce the ingredient, there is a high likelihood it
should not be in your lotion or other skin care
product. Be careful about this. You
can hide many undesirable ingredients by using the common
name. Plants, fruits, etc. have many dozens of 26 letter
compounds contained within them. Some can benefit and some
may not. Neways, Inc. uses the INCI (International
Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) verbiage. Most INCI
ingredient names are the same as the CTFA, Cosmetic &
Toiletries Fragrance Association, names). These technical
terms (like the Latin names in horticulture for plants,
trees, flowers) show precisely which
ingredients are in the product...so chemists know exactly
what is in the formulation.
you really want to avoid using anything potentially
toxic on your skin!
skin care is not a replacement for good internal health — it
is a part of your entire package of well being.
One of the
first strategies you can use to improve your skin health is
to make sure you are getting enough high quality omega-3
fats. This is such a reliable indicator that I frequently am
able to tell someone’s omega-3 needs just by shaking their
hand is not smooth as a baby’s behind, it’s usually a strong
indication that they need some more high quality
animal-based omega-3 fats. Make sure
they are mercury-free, as in Neways, Inc. Omega 3 EPA.
So if you
struggle with dry skin, make sure you are taking enough of
these omega-3 fats. In the colder dry winter months, you may
even need to increase your dose.
grows from the inside out, so your overall nutritional
levels really matter. That said however, caring for
your skin is not just an inside job — it’s an outside job
The 'Outside' Job of Skin Care
is much more than an outer surface for the world to see —
it’s the largest organ of your body!
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has a number of amazing responsibilities that you probably
don’t think about on a daily basis:
Protects your internal organs from injury and
detoxify wastes through perspiration.
Provides an important line of immune defense
against infections — your healthy skin creates a barrier
to viruses and bacteria.
Protects you against extreme changes in temperature,
through its thermoregulatory effect of controlling heat
flow between you and your environment.
Produces and stores vitamin D, which is
important to your immune system.
receptors, it allows you to sense conditions around you
— like hard/soft and hot/cold — and send information to
your brain so you can react to it for self-preservation.
Protects your body from sunburns.
Protects you from dehydration.
The loss of
any of these functions will compromise your best health —
and can accelerate signs of normal aging.
your skin plays a major role in your health.
functions as an organ that can absorb and excrete both
nutrients and toxins through its pores. The condition of
your skin is a powerful reflection of just how healthy
you are on the inside.
your skin has the ability to absorb whatever you put on it,
careful choices are critical. You want to give your
skin the same thoughtful care you give your internal organs.
In a moment, I’ll tell you about some things that help
support the health of your skin.
let’s take a quick look at some of the ingredients in
today’s skin care products that can compromise the health of
your skin (or even more of your body functions).
What if Looks Really Could Kill?
containers when they show a “danger” warning, or a “skull
and crossbones” to warn of toxins in a product. And we
respond by not applying them to our skin or eating them!
Potential toxins used in the name of beauty – not a
skin care products use ingredients with unrecognizable and
well-proven that when you apply these chemicals to your
skin, they enter your bloodstream and become integrated into
your body tissues, In fact, it is probably safer to
eat these ingredients than to rub them on
your skin (although I strongly recommend you don’t do
you do happen to eat these chemicals, your
digestive system can produce specific enzymes to break down
these toxins and excrete them… something that doesn’t
readily occur when you absorb them through the skin.
controversial ingredients continue to be used. Why? Because they
are cheap, readily available, and easily diluted.
Does Your Skin Care Product Contain These Chemicals?
you run and get a bottle of any of the skin moisturizers
that you are currently using. You might find that your
personal care products contain one or probably more of
many possibly dangerous ingredients.
Here are a
few of the most common suspicious ingredients:
Mineral Oil, Paraffin, and
Petrolatum – Petroleum products that
coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating
a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can
lead to dermatologic issues. Slows cellular development,
which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging.
Suspected cause of cancer. Disruptive of hormonal
activity. By the way, when there’s an oil spill in the
ocean, don’t they rush to clean it up – fast? Why put
that stuff on your skin?
Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry
(including moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic
and skin care products contain parabens. Studies
implicate their connection with cancer. They have
hormone-disrupting qualities – mimicking estrogen – and
interfere with the body’s endocrine system
--unless they have been
expensively "vacuum-stripped" as Neways' products are.
Concern by world renown toxicologist, Dr. Samuel
Epstein, is that most alternatives to parabens produce
even more harmful carcinogenic formaldehyde releasers.
That is why he recommends Neways, Inc. products because
they are totally free of estrogen mimics. Plus most of
their products have been reformulated without parabens,
and without the nasty formaldehydes found in other so
called "safe" brands!
Phenol carbolic acid–
Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause
circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and
even death from respiratory failure.
– Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier in
fragrance oils. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or
liver abnormalities, and may inhibit skin cell growth or
cause skin irritation.
Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary
tumors in lab research.
Sodium laurel or lauryl
sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)–
Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor
cleaners… and in over 90% of personal care
products! SLS breaks down the skin’s
moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows
other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other
chemicals, SLS becomes a “nitrosamine”, a potent class
of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is
sometimes disguised with the labeling “comes from
coconut” or “coconut-derived”.
Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful
if inhaled or absorbed through the skin.
Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in
most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to
anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney
damage, and may affect a developing fetus.
Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains
toluene. Other names may include benzoic
Found in compounds known as PEG, Polysorbates, Laureth,
ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal
care products. The compounds are usually contaminated
with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane,
easily absorbed through the skin.
Dioxane’s carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and
later confirmed in studies including one from the
National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and
liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed
during the manufacturing process by “vacuum stripping”.
Again, Neways, Inc. has been
vacuum stripping ingredients for 20 years. Even
"organic" ingredients can become contaminated during the
harvesting, transporting, manufacturing and storing
process. Warning: It is a synthetic derivative
of coconut. Watch for hidden language on labels, such as
“comes from coconut”.
do you want to put these chemicals on your skin?
better served by switching to safe
skin products as are found from Neways.
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