When you open your medicine cabinet and start reading the labels on your personal care items, do you know what all the ingredients are? Below is a quick guide of ingredients to avoid, and those that have been shown to be beneficial to our bodies.
Organic: Choosing products made with organic ingredients can reduce exposure to a variety of toxins.
Aloe Vera: A natural moisturizer for skin, hair and body.
Raw Honey: Naturally antibacterial, anti-aging and moisturizing.
Almond Oil: Rich in vitamin E, fatty acids, proteins, potassium, zinc and other minerals and vitamins. Good for the skin and hair.
Green Tea: Anti-carcinogen, antioxidant, anti-aging, acne treating.
Shea Butter: Natural moisturizer and anti-inflammatory compound.
Gotu Kola: Helps to fight cellulite by increasing formation of new collagen, improving circulation and reducing fluid retention.
Geranium: Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.
Horsetail: Antimicrobial, contains antioxidants and promotes anti-anxiety.
Bergamot: Mood enhancer and antibacterial.
Lemon: Lemon has many health benefits including a teeth whitener, face-wash, hand-cleanser.
Alpha-Hydroxy Acids: Helps reduce the appearance of skin wrinkling, evens skin.