Thursday, September 27, 2012

So, in my venture to share my homemade beauty recipes I am constantly learning about different natural and man made chemicals.  One of my facial creams seems to be a little oily when you first put it on, which I don't mind, but I think most people would not like it.  So I looked into Isopropyl Myristate which is supposed to make the oily feel more smooth and silky feeling.  But after investigating this material I think it is not one of the best materials for your skin even though scientist say it is safe to use.  There is a big difference between safe to use and actually being good for your skin.   Isopropyl Myristate  is said to clog pores and dry out skin.  I've read that there is a difference between the liquid and the gel and that the gel is better for your skin, for some reason.  I developed slight acne once I hit my thirties and have no intention on using any ingredient that could potentially make my acne worse.  I'm looking for ingredients that will help acne.  So I guess I'm sticking with the oily feel for my facial cream.  It seems to soak in after ten minutes anyways.  The list of ingredients for my cream is as follows: 
Distilled water, avocado oil, castor oil, emulsifying wax, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, meadowfoam seed oil, cetyl alcohol, glycerin, green tea extract, 100% natural vitamin e oil (d-alpha tocopherol), lactic acid, grapefruit seed extract, Essential oils: lavender oil, frankincense oil, and carrot seed oil.

I would love to hear other opinions on this material!!!  Please leave a comment!!