I don’t know about you, but when I look at natural skin care lines, my first priority is to find one that works.  The demand for more and more natural products has made the natural cosmetic industry explode overnight. 

What this means for us, the consumers, is we have to wade through a ton of information to find out what really works, and what is just being marketed as the next revolution in skin care. 

Quality natural skin care lines cover these 3 areas of skin health:

Prevention of collagen loss
Collagen stimulation
Hydration

You can easily affect these areas of skin health with natural products that contain the right ingredients.  There is also a list of ingredients that are NOT natural and shouldn’t be included in any natural skin care lines.

Do not use any products that contain mineral oil or parabens. 

Mineral oil is a petroleum based ingredient that clogs pores and overtime creates a barrier that prevents your skin from breathing.  This interrupts the natural elimination of toxins in your skin and causes blemishes.

Any product claiming to be natural can not contain paraben.  Paraben is an artificial preservative that has been found in breast cancer tumors.  While no studies yet exist that conclusively connect paraben with breast cancer, doctors are beginning to bring the safety of this product into question.

With natural alternatives so easily available, why take the chance of using a paraben product?

The best natural skin care lines will use natural ingredients that are plant based.  Here are some of the most effective natural ingredients for your skin.

Avocado oil
Macadamia nut oil
Shea butter
Phytessence Wakame (Japanese sea kelp)
Fish oil (Omega 3 Fatty Acid)
Cynergy TK – contains functional keratin

These ingredients work with the natural functions of your skin to create a healthy glow and help ward off the signs of aging. 

So what is left for you to do?  Take this information and start reading the labels of your natural skin care lines to make sure you are getting a natural product that will really work.  You will look great and feel better knowing you are using natural products.

For more information on how these ingredients can work together to make your skin look younger visit my website. Mae Mathews is a passionate advocate for natural skin care and a researcher of natural skin care lines. Visit her site now to at http://www.absolutely-clear-skin.com/ to discover which skin care products she recommends after extensive comparisons.