Natural anti aging products are much better for you than commercial brands. This is not to say that commercial brands do not work, because they probably do work. This is to say that the majority of commercial brand products contain ingredients that are harmful to your health, while natural products do not.

Two Common Ingredients in Commercial Brand

Two of the worst ingredients found in traditional anti aging products are mineral oil and dioxane. Mineral oil, also known as paraffin, paraffin wax, or petroleum, is very commonly found in these products. Many manufacturer's use mineral oil because it is cheap. Mineral oil prevents your skin from breathing. It smothers pores, which causes the toxins to build up. This is what causes acne breakouts. Mineral oil also dries out the skin. Surprisingly, using mineral oil for a long period of time can actually bring on premature aging. This is a contradiction of what you are using anti aging products for in the first place.

Dioxane is a synthetic derivative of coconut. While you may think it is good because it comes from coconut, it is not good. It is used in anti-wrinkle creams in high concentrations. The State of California has labeled dioxane a chemical that is known to cause cancer. If you choose not to go natural, make sure these ingredients are not listed on the product you choose.

Other ingredients that can irritate skin and increase the risk of cancer and hormonal issues are: parabens, sulfates, ureas and fragrances.

Benefits of Natural Products

There are many benefits to using natural anti aging products verses commercial brand products; however, the most important one is the safer ingredients. The safer ingredients not only reduce health risks, but they are more effective and provide better results.

That's right. If you have always believed that natural meant less effective, this is not the case. In fact, many natural personal care products have better results than commercial brand products. Scientific studies have shown that natural ingredients have been proven as effective on the skin. In fact, many natural anti aging products work as good as or better than store brand products.

Natural products help to strengthen the immune system. They are rich in antioxidants; therefore, they help to protect against free radicals. They also stimulate the body's immune system, which makes is stronger.

Ingredients to look for in Natural Anti Aging Products

The ingredients have different properties that will perform different duties. For example, vitamin E has been proven to reduce wrinkles and lines, while grape seed oil improves skin health and reduces wrinkles and stretch marks. Coenzyme Q10 has been proven to have a major effect on wrinkles. Ingredients rich in antioxidants to strengthen the immune system include: Active Manuka honey, Cynergy TK, and vitamin E.

It is important to hydrate the skin. The outer tissue cells need water to stay hydrated. The following natural ingredients hydrate and rejuvenate the skin by helping your skin to retain water by creating a film over the skin. These ingredients are olivem 800, crodamol op, natural vitamin E and maracuja.

Remember, the point of anti aging products is to reduce or eliminate the signs of aging. Commercial brand anti aging products tend to contain harmful ingredients that actually increase these signs. Natural anti aging products are better for your skin and your health.

Author's Bio: 

Barb Lulay, author, is a Health Education Specialist. Her focus is based on creating a unique plan for each individual to achieve his/her ultimate health based on his/her specific situation. She thinks outside the box to work within any budget and create a plan most suited to improve your health. Her team has over 75 years of experience in the Health and Wellness field. Your health is her top priority. Learn more at