A Thank You to Mother Nature..
While last week’s Amazing Eclipse Extravaganza is still fresh in our minds, it seems worthwhile to revisit one of our favorite subjects..
Nature Vs. Man Made Synthetic Ingredients
Firm, glowing, wrinkle-free skin forever: The Rosetta stone for those seeking to look and feel their best for life. While there is advertising everywhere you look promising ‘instant’ results such as these, we all understand the reality of false promises. Over the ages, women have used natural ingredients to care for the beauty of their skin, hair and body.
However, increasingly in this last century, we have started to place great (blind?) faith in the power of lab synthesized ingredients to cure everything, from wrinkles to all the disease conditions of humanity. But what kind of job do these chemical toxins really perform on your skin?
Conventional Skin Care and it’s Generally Poor Performance in Modern Times.
We have all had the experience of trying a new line (whether at a spa or from the department store) and at first it works wonderfully, but the next thing you know, it’s as if your skin or hair is actually ‘rejecting’ the product. Then you either change the products or change the spa, thinking that the next one will be better. Did you know that most of the synthetic chemicals in these products will end up in your bloodstream and even get stored in your body tissues? It is for this reason that any beneficial action on your skin is limited and superficial.
The ‘Body Burden’ of Synthetic Ingredients
The persistence of chemicals in the human body is now called by researchers ‘ Body Burden’. Some chemicals or their breakdown products (metabolites) stay in your body only for a short while, and get excreted rapidly. But others don’t break down and remain in our bodies forever. For example, chlorinated pesticides such as DDT can remain in body for 50 years. DDT is a hormone disruptor, which may be responsible for sterility and pregnancy issues.
Do you know which chemicals you put on your skin and your hair or in your mouth? Have you read the ingredient list?
Two recent studies led by a prominent medical school in New York and by a major government health agency analyzed the presence of hundreds of chemicals toxins coming from everyday products in the body tissues of volunteers. Each person tested contained an average of 91 compounds, most of which did not exist 75 years ago.
Another study was run by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Europe and gave identical results.
WWF’s report quotes:
“These results are especially worrying as most of the chemicals found (in people’s body) only break down very slowly, persist in the environment and accumulate in our bodies to ever increasing levels during the life span. The study therefore raises the question of whether future generations will be more exposed to potentially carcinogenic or endocrine disrupting chemicals that may lead to negative long term health effects.”
Whether chemical toxins are quickly passed through the body or stored in our blood, and other body tissues such as organs, you can start taking control over what gets on/in your body. Chemical body burden should be taken very seriously since preliminary scientific studies show that even low dose chemical exposure can cause toxic effects and contribute to various chronic diseases.
Why Natural is Better!
- The Wisdom & Diversityh of Natural Botanicals: Every botanical, is a full-fledged healing product on its own, with hundreds of components. Contained in a properly formulated natural beauty serum or oil, there is a powerful synergy of hundreds or even thousands of natural compounds.. each bringing something unique to your skin and body. No single chemical active component can match this.
- SAFETY: With the exception of an allergic reaction, natural botanical skin and hair actives are beneficial and not toxic for your overall body ecology. The act on a profoundly deep level and ‘speak’ to us at a cellular level that is inherent in all live things.
..There is enough published work to convince me that the antioxidant botanicals will be the next big thing in skin care,
says Richard Baxter, MD, faculty member at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Here at Teva Skin Science, it’s our mission and goal to provide convincing evidence that authentic, botanically based organic active ingredients, combined in meaningful concentrations are the cornerstone for natural products that are not only the most healthy choice for you and your family, (and the planet!) but are also the most effective choice!
In fact, Modern Science is proving to us on a daily basis that some of the most potent medicine and powerful healing components are already being manufactured by Mother Nature! We have put together an extensive Ingredient Glossary on our website @ http://bit.ly/2uuje5D, which lists every ingredient we use, in every product we make. SHOP NOW