Unfortunately facial cleansers are like many other skin care products. Many of them contain unsafe ingredients.

You may have heard about the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. In that database you can search individual products as well as ingredients in products and also the manufacturers of products to ascertain whether, in the view of the EWG, that product is safe to use on your skin.

If you search facial cleansers you’ll find a range of them with various concerns. The database gives a score to each product from 0 to 10. 0 is quite safe for people to use, and 10 is high risk.

Lets look at one facial cleanser listed in the database. It’s the Freeman Feeling Beautiful Refining Facial Cleanser, Pear.

This facial cleanser is given a rating of 9/10, in other words it overall hazard is high, there is a low risk of cancer from using the product, a slightly higher risk of developmental and reproductive toxicity and a high risk of allergies and immunotoxicity.
All natural facial cleanser
This is like many other skin care products available to skin care consumers to buy over-the-counter. Consumers naïvely assume that all of these products are both safe and effective when in fact neither are generally true.

Whilst it might be a surprise to you one of the most risky ingredients in this product is fragrance, which scores than 8/10 for risk.

Unfortunately fragrances are nothing more than chemicals, and usually the nature of the chemicals is undisclosed on the bottle. Fragrances used in this product are linked to neurotoxicity, allergies and immunotoxicity.

Why would anyone want to use a facial cleanser or any other type of skin care product if it put them at even the slightest risk of any of these sorts of health concerns?

The answer is that no one would want to, but most people are doing it unknowingly. In other words they are using products assuming them to be safe, which many are not, and also assume you that they work, and many do not.

There’s a wide range of naturally occurring ingredients which are known to be completely safe for use on people as well as very effective for good skin care.

Kiwifruit is a good example. Honey is another, particularly rich Manuka honey sourced from bees which frequent the Manuka tree in New Zealand.

Manuka honey is very high in vitamins and minerals and is well known for its ability to moisturize the skin and to reduce the risk of acne. Kiwifruit is a very high in antioxidants, which help combat the damage caused by free radicals in your skin.

Kiwifruit also has significant moisturising properties, helping to retain moisture in your skin.

A natural foaming facial cleanser such as the foaming facial cleanser from Xtend Life helps improve your skin health without offering any risk from harsh chemicals. This product was 2 years in the making, and Xtend Life are so confident of its quality that they offer you a full six-month moneyback guarantee if you are not satisfied with how well the product works for you.

The reality is that many facial cleansers use harsh chemical ingredients, or is a natural facial cleanser such as the foaming facial cleanser does not, and so does not risk your skin, and works better.

Give it a try, you have a full six-month guarantee allowing you to do just that. Get yourself a wonderful kiwi facial.

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