Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Dr. Baxter in WebMd Feature on Natural Skin Care

We’re delighted to see Dr. Richard Baxter mentioned in Suzanne Wright’s article on WebMd. It’s a primer for natural skin care products; one that we’ll reference in the future for sure.

Dr. Baxter believes that antioxidant botanicals are the next “big thing” in skin care, but that right now it is important that consumers really pay attention and sort out the hype plus know the source of products. There is evidence that some natural ingredients may be contaminated with heavy metals, and if not adequately purified they may contain other botanical compounds that are toxic. Remember, natural doesn’t automatically mean safe or better; hemlock is natural and poisonous. So, for now it’s better to stick with known sources and lab products.

Baxter’s favorite natural ingredients? Clearly resveratrol is the most extensively studied but coffeeberry, silymarin (milk thistle) and possibly rhodeola are promising compounds. Vitamins as antioxidants in skin care are relatively worthless, so don’t waste your money on them. And a cup of tea or coffee won’t hurt either.

1 comment:

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