Moisturisers, Mice, Skin Cancer And Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. Or Why You Need A Natural Moisturiser.

By Peter Geraldson

Chances are very good that every day you use a moisturizer on your skin. It's important to take care of your skin and there's lots of anti aging skin care products available to help you do that. However it may come as a shock to you to know that many modern skin care products contain chemical ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulphate and this includes big brand-name moisturizers. This may risk your health and you may well be better buying a natural moisturizer.

Sodium lauryl sulphate is an excellent degreaser. Mechanics use it to degrease engines and it is also found in many soaps and shampoos. More and more consumers are becoming aware that soaps and shampoos with sodium lauryl sulphate are not good.

But it's not nearly so well known that so many big name moisturizers also contain sodium lauryl sulphate, (as well as many of the chemical ingredients) and using these products regularly may cause skin cancer.

The Journal of Investigative Dermatology reported a study done on mice. The researchers were intending to study the effects of caffeine on the mice but as a part of the study the researchers applied a number of commonly available moisturizers to the skin of the mice. And the mice were also given UV radiation to simulate the effects of sunlight as well as having moisturizer replied 5 times a day for 17 weeks.

The moisturizers used in the study all contained sodium lauryl sulphate as well as other chemical and petrochemical ingredients such as mineral oil.

The scientists were surprised to find that the mice who received the moisturizer had an increased risk of skin cancer of 69 percent.

Deciding to test this further the same researchers used a moisturizer containing no sodium laurel sulphate or mineral oil and this time they found that there was no increase in the rate of skin cancer in the mice.

Maybe now you're starting to see a link between sodium lauryl sulphate and moisturizers and skin cancer and perhaps you're beginning to consider that you may be better advised to think about purchasing a natural moisturizer next time you're looking for good anti aging skin care products.

Or maybe you've just thrown away the moisturizer you have in the cupboard now.

It's sad to say but there are many chemical and petrochemical ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulphate mineral oil used in so many of the big brand-name anti aging skin care products that you may take for granted and use every day. There are excellent and very safe natural ingredients which are well known to make excellent natural moisturizers. For example there are many oils from fruits and nuts which work well as natural moisturizers. But the big brand-name companies rarely use these because chemicals like sodium lauryl sulphate are much cheaper.

There are excellent natural moisturizers available for you to buy. They use natural ingredients which are known to be safe and highly effective at promoting optimum skin health and which will not put your risk of skin cancer. One company in particular, which you've probably never heard of, makes an outstanding range of natural skin care products which work as excellent natural facial moisturizers, none of which contain sodium lauryl sulphate or any other known dangerous ingredients.

So maybe now you're beginning to consider throwing away those anti aging skin care products which you may have in the cupboard right now. There are excellent natural skin care products and natural moisturizers available to you which work better than the chemical alternatives and which have no health risks attached.

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