The Importance of Quality Ingredients
Posted: Oct 03 2015
It seems like everyday there is a new product or ingredient that promises to fix all of our skin defects. We are living in a time where science is working 24 hours a day to cure many diseases and fix many ailments. However, it takes years for studies to back up initial discoveries ,and even then,what we thought was correct can turn out being wrong. Ingredients used in skin care products are no different.
Today the ingredient Sodium Hyaluronate or "Hyaluronic Acid" can be found in countless products. It really can be a great addition to your skin care regime. However, just like most other ingredients the quality can vary tremendously. Quality medical grade hyaluronate, which is also used as injectable fillers, and in joints is extremely expensive. Cosmetic grades are 1/5 of the price, but you get what you pay for. Instead of combating inflammation, it has now been shown that these “cosmetic” versions can actually extend inflammation. All inflammation is not bad but that is a topic we will cover later. What we do know is that continuous inflammation is a bad for you skin’s health and well being.
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