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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Hydroderm Vs Other Skin Care Products. An Anti Aging Cream Battle

Submitted by: Peter Clark

Hydroderm is a well known name in the skin care industry, so I decided to do a head to head test. Hydroderm vs other skin care products. Do Hydroderm skincare and anti wrinkle products stack up?

Sad to say, Hydroderm anti aging products didn’t make it past the first hurdle.

For one good reason. Hydroderm use paraben in their anti aging products.

I’ve written before about dangerous, or suspect ingredients in cosmetics and skin care products and anti aging products like wrinkle creams and face creams. There is no FDA supervision of the safety of the ingredients used in cosmetics, skincare and anti aging products, and so the big name companies can use, basically, anything they want in their anti wrinkle creams and face creams, regardless of whether it’s proven safe for human use or not.

One chemical, or at least a range of chemicals commonly used as a preservative in skin care and anti-aging products is called paraben. Parabens are commonly used in most big brand name products.

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If you read the information available at the cosmetic database you’ll find that parabens are listed in their suspect ingredients list. At least one paraben rates an 8 on a scale of 0-10 of risk. 8 is called “high hazard”.

So if Hydroderm uses parabens in their skincare range that factor alone would make me run a mile before using any of their creams on my skin. The Hydroderm vs other skin care products battle rules Hydroderm out immediately just from that factor alone.

However if you spend some time online you’ll be amazed at the complaints against Hydroderm. The first complaint is basically that the product does nothing at all. That’s common amongst skin care products, and you’ll see that in regard to other big brand name anti aging products too.

However the complaints go way beyond that. Many customers call Hydroderm a scam.

Hydroderm offer a 30 day free trial of their products. Many of the complaints relate to the 30 day free trial. The complaints are that Hydroderm charge your account immediately the 30 days is up, and that if you don’t want their products, as seems to be the case for many trying the 30 day free trial, you still get charged.

And complaints include that once this happens, or if for any other reason you have a problem and want to try and resolve it, it is just about impossible to contact the company to complain. And complaints are also that even if you do manage to contact them and they offer a refund eventually it never arrives.

Also that once they have your details you’re bombarded by spam.

And that their skin care products are way over priced. Unfortunately price of skin care products is no indicator of quality. Some of the worst skin care products available can be the most expensive. And some of the best natural skin care products that work extremely well are price competitive.

And so on, and so on, and so on. I’ve read miles of complaints about Hydroderm.

So in our Hydroderm vs other skin care products battle Hydroderm fails miserably. Firstly I wouldn’t let their products anywhere near me just because they have Parabens in them. Secondly I wouldn’t even risk their 30 day free trial, given the range of complaints about their business practices.

Hydroderm vs other skin care products? Stick to other skin care products. There are some superb natural skincare products available with no dangerous ingredients, that work well, are reasonably priced and offer a money back guarantee for all customers.

Stick to high quality natural skin care products, give Hydroderm a miss.

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Avoid Certain Additives In Baby Skincare Products

Submitted by: Pamela Savvy

Is there anything softer and more delicate than your baby s skin?

You should read the ingredients of your baby s skincare products very carefully to avoid certain ingredients that are potentially harmful. This includes shampoos, lotions, bath soaps and creams. Some of these ingredients may even be contained in natural products.

Here s a handy list of synthetic ingredients to avoid in baby s products:

* Alcohol: This harsh additive can make body tissues more vulnerable to carcinogens. Special note: Check your mouthwash to make sure it doesn t contain alcohol; if it does, throw it out and purchase a brand that doesn t. This is one of the number one ways that toddlers are poisoned in the household.

* Alpha hydroxyl acid: This removes the skin’s protective barrier, which can result in long-term skin damage.

* Animal fat, or tallow: Lye and animal fats and lye are found in many bar soaps, which can be a breed bacteria.

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* Collagen: This is an insoluble protein derived from animal skins. The protein is too large to actually penetrate the skin, therefore it forms a filmy layer that can suffocate the skin.

* Diethanolamine, or DEA: This is a crystalline alcohol that is often used as a solvent, emulsifier, emollient and detergent; it is a common ingredient in skin lotions. DEA can irritate the skin and mucous membranes. It also reacts in products that also contain nitrates to form potentially carcinogenic nitrosamines. You should also avoid triethanolamine, TEA, and monoethanolamine, or MEA.

* Elastin of high molecular weight: Like collagen, this is derived from animal sources and can suffocate the skin.

* Glycerin: Unless the air humidity is above 65 percent, glycerin draws moisture from the lower layers of the skin and retains it on the surface; this has the effect of drying skin from the inside out. But glycerin is completely harmless in toothpaste given the mouth s natural moisture.

* Kaolin: This is a fine white clay that is actually used to produce porcelain. It suffocates and weakens the skin.

* Lanolin: This substance is extracted from wool; it is often contained in lotions.

* Lye: Lye is a highly concentrated solution of sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide. It is often mixed with animal fats to produce bar soap, which can corrode and dry skin.

* Mineral oil: This is a petroleum derivative. It forms an oily film over skin to retain moisture, but traps toxins and wastes; this suffocates normal skin respiration.

* Petrolatum: Like mineral oil, this is also petroleum-based and likewise keeps oxygen out of the skin.

* Propylene glycol: This form of mineral oil is also found in automatic brake fluid, hydraulic fluid, and industrial antifreeze! Would you want to rub those on your baby? Propylene glycol is a strong skin irritant; it can also cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.

* Sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS: This is a harsh detergent used in garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers and auto cleaning products! SLS can prevent your baby s eyes from properly developing. It s also a common skin irritant. It s also rapidly absorbed by the eyes, brain, heart, and liver; it can also slow healing and cause cataracts in adults.

* Sodium laureth sulfate, or SLES: This is an alcohol form of SLS; it is slightly less irritating but more drying. SLS and SLES can react with other ingredients to cause potentially carcinogenic formations of nitrates and dioxins. A large amount of nitrates can enter the blood stream during one shampooing.

* Talc: This soft gray-green mineral can be harmful if inhaled; it is recognized as a potential carcinogen.

Read the labels of all your baby s skin care products carefully so that baby care time is always happy time!

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