Thank you for visiting BeautifulNaturalSkin.com.
By the time you finish reading this page, I guarantee you will be a much more educated consumer on how to choose effective anti aging skin care products, providing you with the beautiful skin you deserve.
Even though I don't know you, I'll bet that if you're like me, you're sick and tired of skin care products that don't do what they claim to.
...it's ironically often the most expensive skin care products that are the most ineffective.
Now, of course, there are some good products on the market that can genuinely help make your skin look smoother, more radiant, and youthful. Not only should a quality anti aging facial cream help reduce bags under, and fine lines around, the eyes, but it should even out coloration inconsistencies caused by age spots and other unwanted pigment concentrations.
Now the problem is that there are literally thousands of products to choose from and unless you become a well-informed consumer, it's hard to find one of the few that actually produces real results and eliminates years of aging from your face and body.
Let's face it, people will understandably spend any amount of money to make themselves look better or younger. Cosmetic surgery is a multi-billion dollar industry and so is the topical skin care industry.
It's simply a law of economics that the more the demand for such products skyrockets, the more product that manufacturers will flood onto the marketplace to capitalize on this demand.
A lot of these products are rushed to market to meet this demand without any real consideration to research and development. All of the money goes into the marketing of the product.
On the surface everything looks great. The bottles and jars that the creams come in look appealing. The magazine advertisements are glossy, complete with a youthful looking model with beautiful skin or a well known celebrity who doesn't even really use the products.
You can't really blame these companies. When you are spending a fortune paying for marketing, whether it be on the product containers, magazine, radio, and TV ads, royalties paid to celebrities and models, you have to charge a lot of money for your products or you're going to lose money.
On the other hand, this doesn't mean you and I have to fall for these types of marketing schemes. After all, these companies aren't going to encounter any shortage of people who will open their wallets and purses to purchase their products anytime soon.
The reality is most people simply won't take any time to research products and understand what ingredients work and what ingredients are actually bad for your skin! They end up missing out on the wonderful benefits of natural anti aging facial cream.
That's why I created this website. So, let's get right into.
Why do we recommend natural anti aging products for healthy skin?
It seems incredible, but many skin care products are loaded with ingredients that actually harm your skin over time. In this section, we will talk about some of these.
Now that we've looked at some of the bad, let's examine some of the good ingredients and some ingredients that sound good but in fact aren't.
Before we have a discussion of specific ingredients, it's important to educate ourselves a little bit more on skin itself and what makes a product good or poor.
The biggest reason our skin, whether on the face or the rest of the body, develops lines and/or starts to sag, is that the collagen and elastin in our skin begins to break down. This is the most technical this page is going to get, so bear with me for just a sentence or two.
Collagen is a protein that is fibrous in nature. What makes collagen different from other kinds of protein is that it possesses great tensile strength, which means, among other things, it provides firmness to the skin.
You don't need to be a scientist, therefore, to understand that as collagen breaks down due to aging, the firmness of our skin becomes...well, less firm. Wrinkles appear and skin starts to sag.
Elastin, too, is a protein that helps skin stay "flexible" and firm. If your skin is stretched, elastin is the protein that helps it return to its original position.
What all of this means for you is that you do not want to purchase a skin care product that is nothing more than a cream that fills in fine lines and wrinkles, giving the appearance of temporarily nicer skin when it's on...but the illusion shattered when you wash it off.
You want a product that contains ingredients that actually stimulates new collagen and elastin production in your skin. If you achieve this, you will, in reality, begin to turn back the clock.
Now, pay attention here because I'm going to share with you something extremely important. Some of the manufacturers of more pricy products will try to dupe the public by including some really good active ingredients.
Well, here's the tactic they use. Because these active ingredients are beneficial for the skin, they include some just so that they can legally list them on the product label. This way, the typical consumer thinks they are getting a great product.
But, because these ingredients are expensive, and because, as discussed before, a lot of well known companies are already spending much of their budget on marketing, they don't put in enough of these 'active ingredients' to have any real benefit for your skin.
So, when choosing a skin care product, it's not just about selecting one with good ingredients; it's also about choosing one with a high concentration of these good ingredients.
After my brief discussion about the importance of collagen, you would think that buying an anti aging facial cream with collagen in it would be a great thing. And the marketers who sell products that contain collagen know this. But it's a bogus ingredient because collagen molecules are much too large to penetrate into the skin when applied topically.
To be of any benefit, you must purchase a product with ingredients that have been shown to stimulate your body's own collagen production. We'll shortly see how natural anti aging facial cream accomplishes this safely and effectively.
Phytessence Wakame is an exotic kelp, native to the Japanese Sea. It works by blocking a harmful enzyme in your body called hyaluronidase. Hyaluronidase breaks down hyaluronic acid in your skin. You may think "well who cares."
Well, you should because without hyaluronic acid, the elastin and collagen fibers lose their "glue," which leads to a loss of youthful appearance and dark eye circles.
But don't just take my word for it. If you research this on wikipedia, you will read, for example, "Hyaluronan is also a major component of skin, where it is involved in tissue repair."
This is a new exciting, cutting edge substance. Bio-active keratin actually stimulates your own collagen to grow again. In fact, it is proven in clinical trials to stimulate not only the regrowth of collagen but also elastin, thereby promoting firmness and elasticity.
In short, fewer wrinkles, and more youthful, healthier looking skin. It may help improve your skin's ability to retain its needed natural moisture.
Indeed, studies show a sustained 14% improvement in skin moisture retention over 18 days. Studies on bio-active keratin also show a sustained improvement in skin elasticity of 42% over 18 days.
If you look at the ingredient list for some of the better skin care products, you'll often see CoQ10 listed. CoQ10 is short for Coenzyme Q10, so you may also see it listed this way. CoQ10 is a vitamin like substance that is found in all of our body's cells and is very important for healthy skin.
CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant. A lot of skin damage and aging comes from free radicals wreaking havoc in our body's cells. CoQ10's antioxidant ability can counter these free radicals before damage occurs.
Unfortunately, like many other vital substances, as we age, the amount of CoQ10 in our bodies becomes depleted.
Although CoQ10 is a great ingredient, not all forms are equal. One in particular stands head and shoulders above the rest. This version of it is called Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10.
Don't let the name scare you off, though. Here's why it's different. Most of the CoQ10 you buy in a typical skin care product is not readily usable when applied topically to the skin.
Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10, on the other hand, is a special ‘nano-emulsion’ form of CoQ10, which penetrates far down into the skin, thereby providing much greater benefits for skin health. In fact, Nano-Lipobelle H-EQ10 can penetrate down 7 layers deep into the skin.
Because this version of CoQ10 can penetrate so deeply, it is extremely effective at ‘gobbling up’ free radicals in your skin. The result when used in an anti aging facial cream is a powerful anti-wrinkle effect.
Nano-Lipobelle can also promote collagen and elastin production as well.
Together, these three main active ingredients are some of the most powerful anti-aging skin care compounds available, and can significantly improve the look and feel of your skin.
Where can you find all three of these ingredients
in one product line?
The Xtend-Life Natural Products company, that's where. This company is located in New Zealand but ships products world-wide. These are the products that finally made a difference to my skin. I now use their products daily.
The company is not a household name. It doesn't have big hollywood celebrities endorsing their products for even bigger royalties. They don't advertise all over the radio, in magazines, and on TV.
They're one of the few companies that focuses on spending the bulk of their money on the production of the absolute best natural anti aging facial cream and body care products available, not the best marketing hype.
You can think of them as your "secret weapon" the big companies don't want you to know about.
Xtend-Life offers an amazing 90 day money back guarantee on their products. This guarantee includes opened products, which is a step up from most of the useless "guarantees" in the skin care industry where opened products are not covered.
So, if you truly want to achieve younger looking, more vibrant skin, I suggest you visit their site and read about their skin care philosophy. I think you'll be as impressed as I am. At the very least, even if you choose not to use the products, you'll learn more about what to look for and what to avoid when it comes to taking care of your precious skin.
I hope this page has helped you to gain a better understanding of what it takes for a skin care product to provide you with youthful, beautiful skin. I wish you the best of luck on the rest of your journey towards healthy skin.
A. Beckman, Editor