Sunday, December 25, 2011

Aromatherapy Skin Care – Don’t Get Caught Up In the Latest Fad by Laurel Levine

I am going to tell you right now not to get caught up in the latest fad called aromatherapy skin care, because these formulas that companies are providing are not as effective as they are claimed to be. I always stress to people about the importance of using cosmetics that are 100 percent all natural for both safety and effectiveness. These products must contain specific ingredients in order to be effective.

Essential oils are claimed to prevent many of the signs of aging, and they do actually contribute to reversing one of the causes of wrinkle development. Since the ingredients in these formulas are derived from plants, you can expect them to provide the skin with at least some antioxidants. These antioxidants are essential for eliminating free radicals from the skin, and reversing wrinkle producing oxidation.

Other than that you shouldn’t expect to receive a lot of benefit from the essential oils that make up aromatherapy skin care anti aging formulas. The truth is that natural oils are the most effective moisturizing compounds available, because plant based oils are known to contain properties that make them remarkably similar to the sebum that your sebaceous glands produce.

What are known as essential oils however are not truly the oil from various plants, buy a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds. In order to remove oil from a plant, the plant needs to undergo a method of extraction that is known as cold-pressing. The method of extracting hydrophobic liquid from a plant is distillation, which produces a finished product that is mostly water.

What you have in aromatherapy skin care formulas is basically scented water, which provides very little benefit to the skin. In alternative medicine it is believed that the scents produced by certain compounds positively alter one’s mood, cognitive function, and health. There has been very little scientifically proven about the health effects of aromatherapy, but there is some evidence that at least some oils may have therapeutic potential.

The therapeutic potential of the ethereal oils in these products is not going to help you firm and thicken your skin by increasing the production of collagen and elastin. It will also not prevent the decomposition of your tissues and polymer by the collagenase, elastase, and hyaluronidase enzymes that seek to quickly break these substances down. You need ingredients that will address these specific issues.

A company in New Zealand has recently provided the world with a line of anti aging skin care formulas that will provide far more benefit to your skin that any aromatherapy skin care formula will. Their products dramatically boost collagen and elastin creation the protein complex and enzyme fusion Cynergy TK and Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10, which is a nano-emulsion of Coenzyme Q10.

In conclusion, their products also team Phytessence Wakame kelp extract and grape seed oil, which is a combination that effectively thwarts the destructive endeavors that cause tissue and polymer degradation. The ingredients that this company provides you with give you everything that an aromatherapy skin care formula fails too.

You can learn more insights by visiting my web site and discovering more natural ingredients I personally use daily.