It’s doubtful you would buy a cream if was packaged like the picture opposite with ‘liquid paraffin’ written on it.
But liquid paraffin is one of the mainstay ingredients in many of the creams on sale in pharmacies today.
The other two ingredients you are likely to come across are propylene glycol and mineral oil, all of them by-products from the petro-chemical industry.
These chemicals are available in vast quantities…and they are very cheap. No wonder then, that cosmetic manufacturers have been using them for years to provide the lubrication in beauty creams.
However, these cheap chemicals have significant downsides. They clog pores and prevent the skin from ‘breathing naturally’. That’s the opposite of what you want in a skin cream.
Add these ingredients to the cocktail of other toxins used to manufacture chemical skin creams and you can see how easy it is to do your skin far more damage than good.
Remember these two golden rules:
1. Do your own research. Don’t rely on marketing hype.
2. Read the label before you buy. If the ingedients are mostly comprised of unpronouncable chemicals, think twice.