On a veil of transparent fabrications, feeble rationalizations, omissions and even outright lies, lots of different personal care products companies, including Avon, have been selling unhealthy, even dangerous substances have for skin care, including these:
MINERAL OIL — What is it? Nothing more than filtered 10-weight motor oil, it’s the most commonly-used base for skin care and cosmetics.* A heavy hydrocarbon derived from petroleum, it cannot be absorbed by the body. Said to “seal” the skin (as if that were a benefit!), it’s actually “comedogenic” (it clogs pores, attracts dirt, and causes blackheads and eruptions). It constipates the skin’s elimination process, hinders its healing, and hastens its aging. It hardens the outer keratin layer and repels water, making exfoliation difficult and real moisturization impossible. It may also choke sebum gland pro-duction, causing an ever-worsening dry skin condition in some areas. This sets up the vicious cycle where the user thinks more and more greasy oils are needed. Motor oil belongs in cars, not skin.
*The manufacturers pay 99¢ a quart for this and have you pay as much as $540.00 a quart ! .
PETROLATUM — Axle Grease. This is another comedogenic filler that suffocates the skin and strangles its numerous functions, including controlling temperature. Skin needs to breathe, not fry.
PARAFFIN — Petroleum wax. Used in many creams and cosmetics, it is yet another non-absorbed skin-clogger that impedes health and accelerates aging. Wax belongs on floors, not skin.
BUT...........the oil they use it’s is good oil from Nigeria!
I used to have a boss who wore a lot of makeup. It was hard to look away from all of the goo being pushed up out of her pores on her nose. Little tiny leaning towers of goo.