Collagen is the substance that holds the body together. As we age collagen levels decrease, contributing to wrinkles, stiffer, less flexible tendons and ligaments, shrinking, weakening muscles, joint pain, and gastrointestinal problems due to thinning of the lining in your digestive tract.
As collagen is so important in retaining a youthful and supple complexion, we often don't have any control over how fast we age. We then rely on beauty products to keep us looking young. The unfortunate fact is most skin care and beauty products have hidden chemicals and health risks that if you knew what you were putting on your face we doubt you would still do it. So to help promote natural beauty, collagen and investing in nutrients over creams and makeup, see our list of ingredients to avoid when buying beauty products:
Parabens prevent mould, fungus and parasites from sprouting and growing in your products. However Parabens have often been found in breast cancer tumors!
Have been found to act as a hormone disruptor linked to reproductive defects, insulin resistance and developmental problems in children.
Linked with the promotion of tumor growth.
Technically a pesticide – it works very well at killing bacteria, and that’s actually the problem: not all bacteria are bad for you.
The very same substance from which your motor oil is made.
Known skin irritant that has been shown in studies to disrupt healthy thyroid function in animals.
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