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What is the Natural Advantage of All Natural Skin Care?

The Natural Advantage skin care line of products bears the name of Jane Seymour, a 59 year old star of movies and TV shows. Some people will buy the products, simply because they bear her name.

No matter whose name a product bears, it is important to evaluate the ingredients before you buy. The US Food and Drug Administration made that recommendation years ago. It is especially important for anyone that has had an allergic or adverse reaction in the past.

Common causes of allergic reactions include artificial preservatives like parabens and artificial fragrances known as aromatic hydrocarbons. In addition to being common allergens, aromatic hydrocarbons are flammable. It boggles the mind why people ever thought it was a good idea to apply something flammable to their skin.

Once you have identified which ingredients cause the reaction, the FDA recommends that you avoid using any products that contain them. Sometimes it is impossible to determine which ingredient caused the reaction, just because there are so many of them.

Another recommendation made by the FDA is to test any new products on an inconspicuous patch of the skin’s surface, before using on the face. If you have not use the Natural Advantage skin care creams before, it is a good idea to do the patch test, even if you have never had an adverse reaction.

Like most anti-aging creams, Jane’s line contains a sunscreen ingredient with an SPF rating of 15. But, what does that mean? A lot of people do not understand.

The FDA is working to finish new labeling rules that will require manufacturers to be clearer about what the sunscreens in their products can actually be expected to do. One of the reasons has to do with an increased incidence of malignant melanoma that has been seen among regular sunscreen users.

I am not say that Natural Advantage skin care solutions cause or contribute to malignant melanoma. I am neither for nor against the products. I am simply using them as an example, because they are representative of the vast majority of anti-aging creams, lotions and cleansers.

Almost all of the anti-aging creams on the market contain a sunscreen, even if they are intended for nighttime use. What is the benefit? As far as we know, there is none and they could actually do more harm than good.

The bottom line is that you should not rely on Natural Advantage skin care creams or any other product to protect you from the sun. Labels like “all day moisturizer” indicate that reapplication is unnecessary. But, all sunscreens must be reapplied on a regular basis if they are to remain effective.

This is one of the issues that the FDA will try to address with their new rules. By the time that you read this, they may already be in effect. But, for the summer of 2010, it is still necessary for people to do their own research.

Whether or not you decide to try Natural Advantage skin care products is up to you. Just remember to test patch, if you have not used them before.

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