A few days ago, while waiting for my husband to finish his outpatient physical therapy session, I came across a sample packet for a skin care product that no one had yet removed from an upscale fashion magazine. Since the issue was several months old, I figured I'd help myself to the sample, which, of course, promised amazing results. A day or two later, I was about to try it, when I read the label. The first line? "Warning: Avoid Eye Contact." It then went on to list a multitude of chemical ingredients, none of which can I pronounce. The total list is way too long and complex to try to copy here, but included things like aluminum starch octeylsuccinate and acrylamidisodium acrylyloyldmethutaurate copolymer -- nothing recognizable.
Coincidentally, yesterday I received a package from Josh Rosebrook Skin and Hair Care, one of our wonderful suppliers. I was excited to open it, and even more excited to see a bottle of their newest product, Hydrating Accelerator. Of course the first thing I did was read the ingredients -- Organic Vitamin Infused Aloe Water, Organic Oils of Sunflower, Coconut, Grape Seed and Coconut, and a bunch of other organic herbal ingredients and infusions -- all beneficial in a healthy, healing way, and not one name I didn't recognize or had trouble reading or pronouncing!
Now I happen to know a very elegant and beautiful 94-year old woman who uses the chemical product, so I'm not knocking it or saying it doesn't work. And Josh's product is too new for me to talk about results, although I can tell you that all of his other products are absolutely wonderful, so I have no doubt this one is too!
The question is... which ingredients do you want to put on your skin and in your body on a daily basis? My choice will always be the natural, organic options, because I know they not only produce the results I'm after, but they do it by nurturing my skin to its heathiest, most glowing potential -- without potentially harmful chemicals.
Here's to the glowing, natural, healthy, beautiful skin we all want to have!
PS ~ Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator will be in stock very soon. Watch for it!