Skincare products 'could have no effect on ageing'

8 November 2011

Women opting for cosmetic surgery after years of using off-the-shelf products could have been using creams with no physical benefit to the skin, one expert warns.

The Natural Skincare Company explained that many chemical ingredients in lotions for the face have no bearing on the health of the skin and do not have any effect on signs of ageing.

Amanda McGillivray, founder of the company, said: "Try to opt for products with natural and organic ingredients, including herbal extracts, vitamins and essential oils, and look out for these food-type ingredients near the top of the ingredients list."

She added that many of the listed chemical ingredients are often included to make the cream cheaper to mass-produce.

Research by skincare specialist Vaseline found that women waste on average 75 per cent of skincare products they buy and that they typically own eight products, but actually use just two.

Ms McGillivray recommended that women should check the label of products before purchasing to ensure than they are not wasting their money.

Posted by Jeanette Royston

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