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(And the best olive oil moisturizer isn’t even a moisturizer)

Olive oil moisturizers aren’t all that common, because many of the major skin care brands use cheaper oils for their moisturizing properties. One of the cheap oils that is commonly used in many anti aging skin products is mineral oil. Mineral oil is a petrochemical product made from crude oil, and is commonly used in anti aging skin products because it is extremely cheap. Olive oil is much more expensive. Lets look at what and olive oil moisturizer is and why you should be using olive oil rather than mineral oil to moisturize your skin.

The moisturizing properties of olive oil have been known for centuries. Whilst very good for the health when eaten olive oil is also extremely good for your skin. It is very high in minerals, anti oxidants and vitamins and in particular in vitamin E as well as vitamin A.

Using olive oil on the skin helps protect the skin from the operation of free radicals which damage the cells in the skin. Olive oil helps regulate the skin’s natural oils and also helps protect the skin from external ravages such as pollution. As a moisturizer it is very effective in helping produce soft supple skin.olive oil moisturizers

It is also of particular benefit from people who suffer from particularly dry skin or some conditions such as rashes, psoriasis or eczema.

As already mentioned you’re more likely to find mineral oil in your anti aging products than you are to find olive oil however. The reason is simple, mineral oil is cheap and olive oil is expensive. Most companies that produce skin care products prefer to direct as much money as possible towards marketing and advertising, particularly on television and in magazines, and to keep the price of the product competitive by using cheaper ingredients.

Mineral oil has no direct moisturizing properties of it’s own. The intention is that it will help keep your skin better hydrated by forming a thin layer of oil over the skin thereby helping prevent moisture loss. It does this, however it also clogs pores which can lead to acne, and there are suggestions that mineral oil is also not good your health. It produces an oily feel to the skin.

If you prefer skin care products with olive oil rather than mineral oil then you’ll find to get a much better result. But you’re less likely to find olive oil in most of the big name brands on the shelves of your supermarket.

Olive oil moisturizers do exist, however the skin care products which we consider to be the best anti aging skin products on the market, whilst using olive oil in their products, do not actually produce a moisturizer.

There is a simple reason for this. All their products moisturize successfully and there is no need to produce a dedicated moisturizer. Using their regular skin care products moisturiszs very well.

This is achieved not just by adding olive oil to the products but also a range of other natural moisturizers such as Shea butter, Grapeseed oil and others such as Babassu, Maracuja and more. Babassu is a natural waxy substance extracted from the fruit of the Babassu tree found in Brazil. It moisturizes the skin without producing any oily residue and is effective on dry and itchy skin in particular.

Maracuja is an extract of passionfruit and is high in fatty acids helping to nourish your skin and make it feels softer.

It’s not necessary to buy a dedicated moisturizer because all of their excellent skin care productscontain these ingredients, and so work very effectively at moisturizing.

So if you’ve been looking for an olive oil moisturizer the good news is that olive oil does moisturize very effectively, and that there are excellent natural skin care products available which use olive oil as well as many other natural ingredients to produce a high quality moisturizing effect.

Not only that but these products are backed up with a full 100 percent money back guarantee, and that is extremely rare for any skin care products.

Extremely rare.

Therefore if you understand the benefits of using natural ingredients such as olive oil for your skin care it is well worth giving the skin care products of Xtend Life a try, fully guaranteed, to see how effectively they can work for you.



And is a moisturizer for dry skin enough to fix the problem?

Dry skin is a condition that affects many women, and men. And selecting a moisturizer for dry skin isn’t easy. The first thing to do is to try and find out why your skin is dry.

There’s a range of causes of dry skin. Some of these causes will respond to high quality skin care products, and some will not.

And dry skin can be accompanied by all sorts of other problems such as skin redness, itching and skin sensitivity. And if the condition gets serious it can even lead to more problems. That’s because your skin is the first line of defence against infection from outside, and dryness and cracking can sometimes lead to infections entering.

Dry skin, or what is technically known as Xerosis, can be a serious matter as you can see. If you are suffering from problems that seem to lead to constant itching, cracking, redness and blotchiness then you ought first consider consulting your doctor. Some conditions require the care of a doctor or dermatologist.

There are specific skin conditions which may well require the care of a doctor, for example dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis, to name 3. Each of these can result in dry skin.

The causes of dry skin can be many. For example there are a range of personal and beauty products that will themselves dry out your skin. We have already talked about many of the chemical and petrochemical ingredients used in so many of our personal products including skin care products. Petrochemical ingredients in these types of products, along with various other chemical ingredients can themselves lead to skin problems including dryness.Moisturizer For Dry Skin

And surprisingly some soaps may also cause drying of the skin for the exact same reasons. It is not usually necessary to wash all your body, and harsh soaps can often strip moisture and natural oils from your skin.

As well as soaps some bath oils and foams can also lead to skin dryness.

And some medical conditions as well as medications can also lead to a drying of the skin.

Some of your personal habits may also cause the problem. For instance having baths or showers that are too hot may do this. Too much time in the sun or hot winds can dry your skin.

Often a cold winter can cause or exacerbate the problem, because so many of us like to have the heat turned up high. This often results in a very warm environment with low humidity. Using a humidifier in winter can help.

As you can see dry skin has a number of causes. A good moisturizer for dry skin may well help, but there is more that you can do.

Firstly let’s consider what you need to look for in a good dry skin moisturizer. As previously mentioned the first thing to look for is a moisturizer or anti aging product that does not contain nasty chemical ingredients. The best moisturizer is a natural facial moisturizer that only contains natural ingredients that are known to be safe and are also good for your skin.

It may sound extraordinary but so many of the chemical ingredients found in mainstream moisturizers that you see on the shelves of your local store every day can cause skin problems themselves.

There’s a wide range of naturally occurring oils that make wonderful natural moisturizers, are good for your skin and are perfectly safe. Olive oil moisturizers, Jojoba oil moisturizers and Shea butter moisturizers are 3 great examples, however there are more.

The moisturizing properties of natural ingredients like these 3 have been known for centuries, however in our modern society, which is all about greed and profit, skin care companies use artificial chemical ingredients and petrochemical ingredients to minimize cost and maximize profit. They’re cheap, so they can spend more money on advertising and marketing.

However there are excellent niche natural skin care companies, one in particular, which subscribes to the principle that top quality products should work well without risking your health or your skin. They make a range of excellent natural skin care products utilizing ingredients such as Jojoba oil, live oil and Shea butter which are effective at replacing lost skin oils and maintaining moisture levels.

These products work equally well on all types of skin including sensitive skin, dry skin and oily skin. In fact they don’t need to make a dedicated moisturizer because the ingredients that we’ve previously spoken about are found in all their products, all of which moisturize successfully and all of which work very well for those suffering from dry skin.

If you’re looking for a moisturizer for dry skin there are solutions. When you’re in the bath or shower keep your water temperature a little lower than you might otherwise, make sure your air is well humidified in winter, and use top shelf natural skin care products that will not harm your skin and will moisturize effectively.

And remember, there are dry skin problems which will need a medical solution, so if you consider your dry skin sufficiently serious, and in particular if you have itchy skin that is red and cracking then don’t hesitate to consult your doctor.



So you need a facial moisturizer. Natural moisturizing is always the best, (because many moisturizers are dangerous).

If you’re looking for a good facial moisturizer natural is always best. We’d like to look at why a natural facial moisturizer is always better than many of the mainstream beauty products and facial moisturizers commonly available. And to look at one specific example.

You may understand the benefits of daily facial moisturizing. Your skin produces natural oils, and these oils are very important in maintaining the ongoing health of your skin. Many natural factors such as wind and sun combine to strip out some of these natural oils and the result is that your skin naturally loses some of its protection.

A healthy complexion requires a certain level of natural oil, which is called sebum. Sebum helps keep your skin hydrated by limiting the loss of natural skin fluids. It also helps retain skin fluids which are often rich in organic nutrients. If your skin is lacking in natural oils these can be replaced with a good moisturizer.facial moisturizer natural

Unfortunately however many consumers are not aware that many mainstream beauty, skin care and anti aging products contain ingredients which are actually harmful to your skin and even to your health. Gradually consumers are becoming more aware of this fact due to the activities of such organizations as Teens Turning Green and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Both of these highlight the fact that many modern beauty products contain ingredients that are less than beneficial to your skin and health.

Lets have a look at a specific example. The Jergens Natural Glow Daily Face Moisturizer. From the name it sounds wonderful. It sounds like it should be natural, and produce a glowing complexion. Daily facial moisturizers such as this should be great for your skin.

However if you search at the Cosmetic Safety Database you’ll see a range of the Jergens Natural Glow products there with a hazard score, in almost all cases, of 7. The Cosmetic Safety Database ranks the likely hazard of a wide range of personal and beauty products on a score of 0 to 10, with 0 being safe and 10 being high hazard. A score of 7 is a “high hazard”.

Lets look little deeper. Lets consider the Jergens Natural Glow Daily Face Moisturizer for Fair Skin Tones. If you examine the risks highlighted by the Cosmetic Safety Database you will see that it is linked to – Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Allergies/immunotoxicity,
Neurotoxicity, Endocrine disruption, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), additive exposure sources, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns, Occupational hazards, Biochemical or cellular level changes.

This wide range of health concerns from this particular facial moisturizer is worrying. The reason is the ingredients used in the product. You’ll see the ingredients listed there on the same page.

Perhaps now you’re beginning to see why we are suggesting that if you use a good facial moisturizer natural is best.facial moisturizer natural

Unfortunately the personal and beauty products industry in the US is largely unregulated. Most of the products that it produces utilize chemical ingredients that are not tested for safety, and the FDA is not required to test any particular product to satisfy itself that that the product is safe for the customer.

There are many chemical ingredients which are banned in Europe which are used in products freely available in the US.

However there are companies which manufacture high quality skin care and anti aging products with a demonstrated commitment to making products such as facial moisturizers that use only natural ingredients that are known to be safe and are also highly effective.

These are generally smaller niche companies which recognize the growing consumer trend towards more natural and safer skin care and anti aging products, and which make use of readily available natural ingredients and natural oils such as jojoba oil, olive oil and Shea butter, all of which are safe and very effective at moisturizing your facial skin.

If you’re looking to prevent premature aging with a high quality daily facial moisturizer the first thing to consider is whether the product you are using poses health risks. Many do. The Jergens Natural Glow health complexion range is only one example out of many.

In fact the company which makes what we consider to be the very finest quality natural skin care products available do not even make a moisturizer. The reason is that the natural oils we have already mentioned, which moisturize so successfully, are found in all their products, and so there is no need for them to make moisturizers at all, because all their products moisturize effectively as moisturizing is a huge part of great skin care.

And if you visit their site you can even read customer reviews from people who are already using the products. And they offer a full money back guarantee on their products, which is very rare.

So remember, if you are looking for a good moisturizer, natural is best. So many mainstream products, whilst sounding wonderful, are not so great for your skin, or your health. Be careful.

And remember too, a healthy lifestyle can be one of the best things to do for your skin.



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