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I found this article in Wired, I thought it was interesting and scary. I thought I should share it here.

Neutrogena Face Lotion

Vitamins, ultraviolet light absorbers, and a soothing dab of flesh-eating acids.


HYDROXYACETIC ACID

Marketers prefer the less-scary-sounding "alpha-hydroxy." It?s a corrosive acid that breaks apart the outer layer of skin, spurring new cell growth. While it may make you look younger, it can also make skin twice as vulner*able to sun damage ? good thing Neutrogena adds SPF 15 sunscreen. When hydroxyacetic acid is not melting faces worldwide, it can be found in bathroom tile scum removers, where it dissolves minerals left behind in your shower.

BENZOIC ACID
A derivative of toluene and oxygen, benzoic acid is a preservative commonly used to keep soda or fruit juice from getting moldy. In lotion, it functions as an antimicrobial.

BENZOPHENONE
Rub this flower-scented lotion on your skin or stick your face in a diesel's tailpipe, where benzophenone is present in the exhaust. Either way, you get a nice sunscreen. If swallowed or inhaled, though, the substance may disrupt hormones and mess with your brain. Scientists ? and probably industry lawyers ? recommend against using it on kids.

PANTHENOL
This is the alcohol variant of pantothenic acid, aka vitamin B5. In a living cell, it becomes a component of coenzyme A, which helps repair the skin's plasma membranes. Attention Chernobyl-area residents: It also protects against gamma radiation from nuclear fallout.

RETINYL PALMITATE
Nonchemists call this vitamin A, which benefits bone growth and night vision when it?s ingested. Here it fights acne and other skin disorders.

ASCORBIC ACID POLYPEPTIDE
You know it as vitamin C. In lab tests, ascorbic acid generated an eightfold increase in the production of collagen, which helps prevent wrinkles. It?s also a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals (highly reactive molecules that can damage the skin's surface).

OCTYL METHOXYCINNAMATE
Another sunscreen ingredient, this compound absorbs light in the 280- to 320-nanometer range, the ultraviolet-B part of the spectrum. This type of blocker is a fairly recent addition to lotions ? the ozone layer used to stop UVB rays.

XANTHAN GUM
This natural additive gets around more than Paris Hilton. It provides a smooth, pillowy texture in just about everything ? from toothpaste and ice cream to rust dissolver.

? Patrick Di Justo





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I'd like to see the actual article because I always thought that Neutrogena products were good.
 

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Also, is wired a trusted source of information? Because there is a lot of bogus information out there on the Internet.
 

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Steer clear of that stuff. I used their cleanser, and it burnt my face. The lady at the drugmart said they've gotten tons of complaints about their products burning the skin. I had a red face for a week.
 

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hmmm interesting. Thank you for the information! But also keep in mind that alot of skin care products use very very small concentrations of chemicals which are only dangerous if used in large quantities.
 

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My aesthetician had always warned me to steer clear of Neutrogena products - they're simply too harsh for my skin. I suppose I now know why!
 

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hmmm interesting. Thank you for the information! But also keep in mind that alot of skin care products use very very small concentrations of chemicals which are only dangerous if used in large quantities.
Very true.

Also, mass market brands at drug stores generally have more synthetic ingredients than high end skin care products which get their ingredients from organic or botanic sources (not all though). That's why mass market brands are cheaper.
 

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Unfortunatly more and more companys are putting chemicals in there products and personally i can almost feel it on my skin when i use unnatural products now! The La Roche Posay sunscreen for example my skin hates! However there are some great natural products out there if you do a search online and also more and more natural companys are doing some great anti aging creams, however even these have some chemicals in them! However if you do get a bad reaction from anything you use you should always go back to the company and get some sort of compansation for this! Always check ingrendients before buying anything to and do a patch test!
 

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Unfortunatly more and more companys are putting chemicals in there products and personally i can almost feel it on my skin when i use unnatural products now! The La Roche Posay sunscreen for example my skin hates! However there are some great natural products out there if you do a search online and also more and more natural companys are doing some great anti aging creams, however even these have some chemicals in them! However if you do get a bad reaction from anything you use you should always go back to the company and get some sort of compansation for this! Always check ingrendients before buying anything to and do a patch test!
Good advice, NY.
I am quite upset upon reading abt neutrogena products. I have just started using their facial acne wash for my acne prone face and really liked it! But now, I won't rebuy. Too bad it was working but contains all the wrong ingredients!


Thanks for posting this helpful information, Riverside.

Cheers.
 

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Pumi though if you start using though something like green cream this should help with acne too, you should talk to fawnie about what she thinks really or go on green cream forum board!!
 

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I am particularly interested in the green cream, NY! Would have been perfect if it was available in the UK! Ordering abroad becomes an issue for me expecially when the shipping cost is high and when you ran out of the product, it takes time to be delivered.


I forgot to mention, I checked ROC retinol products the other day but it seems to be for women in their 40s. U know in Boots, they have listed each products as per certain age range so not too sure if I should use them or not. For my age, they advised to use their hydra range but this does not contain retinol!! Anyway I guess if I don't find anything, I will come bak to the green cream!!

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Pumi though to me its worth it, i want good skin so suffering a pinch in the wallet is part of the parcel for that! If you get them all at same time you are only paying for one off shipping fee anyway, check with fawnie though that one bottle of each level is enough though and you dont need 2 if you do change your mind!

My example la roche posay substaine we dont get in this country but has great anti aging ingrendients but however they wont allow this into the Uk for some reason or another, unfortuantly we dont get the variety and there is a reason why they wont allow green cream into county for some reason or another, we can get SC now Jan Marini here which is an improvement though!

Hey the way i see it is now most of my friends have got to 30 and have aged quite dramatically im lucky im not having that bad a skin and want to prevent further aging as much as i can! Women age too far quicker than men, anyhow good luck with it all!
 

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Women age too far quicker than men, anyhow good luck with it all!
Oh.. that's my one big worry!

Still not too sure about the retinol products found in the UK though. My hope is that the green cream wll be available here soon! Skin doctors retanew is too new to comment on. Am giving it at least 6 months/1 yr to prove its effectiveness so fingers crossed will be able to get good reviews on either smartskincare or makeupalley abt it.
Anyway good luck. I am sure the vit c and green cream will work out for you.
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Pumi the green cream wont be available in uk they wont allow the ingrendients into the country, some of the ingrendients i dont think they will allow here from what iv read up on!

thanks though il let you know how it goes, I was not trying to worry you either just being honest you know, and sorry if i did, just being honest cause unfortuntly once we start getting lines thes are not only hard to get rid of the longer you have them for and more likely they will eventually turn to wrinkles, cause basically they set deeper into skin, but hey iv given you all the advice i can and hope you find something something that works for you too! Have a good weekend yeah, best go gotta get ready to go out! take care
 

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Pumi the green cream wont be available in uk they wont allow the ingrendients into the country, some of the ingrendients i dont think they will allow here from what iv read up on!

thanks though il let you know how it goes, I was not trying to worry you either just being honest you know, and sorry if i did, just being honest cause unfortuntly once we start getting lines thes are not only hard to get rid of the longer you have them for and more likely they will eventually turn to wrinkles, cause basically they set deeper into skin, but hey iv given you all the advice i can and hope you find something something that works for you too! Have a good weekend yeah, best go gotta get ready to go out! take care
Hi NY,
Do u know y UK not allowing green cream here? Maybe ingredients might be harmful??
Be careful. I will check Boots for aveeno.

By the way, how is your painting going on?


Thanks
 
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