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Artificial and Unnatural Skin Treatments
Alien Chemicals, Junk Science, Cinderella becomes Count Dracula

Many years ago my mother and I gazed up to the trees to hear the chirping, warbling, whistling symphony of songbirds. These feathered singers filled the rolling hills and forests that surrounded our Minnesota farm with music. But then as years went by, the birds vanished. My mother would reminisce as the thousands of birds dwindled away and their music died. Then in 1962 Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, which examined how chemical pesticides such as DDT endangered plants and animals and how these chemicals killed bird populations. Often as I look at the list of ingredients in cosmetics, I reflect upon the songbirds.

After spending years in the laboratory raising skin cells, I learned just how fussy and finicky these skin cells can be about what they want. You can’t just expose skin cells to any new compound. Yet chemical companies keep spewing out alien synthetic molecules for use in cosmetics, disregarding the fact that the body has difficulty handling chemicals that have never existed inside the skin before. These new chemicals are patented and then advertised as the newest “miracle” product to rejuvenate the skin. The true miracle is that companies can promise hype while padding their wallets. These hocus pocus potions are sold not because they make the skin look better and feel healthier, but because the new molecules are patented, and thus draw a premium price.

Many consumers don’t realize how difficult it is to improve upon mother nature. In order to move forward on this global journey to rejuvenation, we need to respect the spirit of nature. It took 30 years of intensive research to develop effective anti-cholesterol drugs, and these medications are still far from perfect. Most manufactured chemicals achieve more harm than good. For example, I’ve seen women lose their eyebrows by the tender age of 40. Chemical dyes and metallic salts in eyebrow pencils rob women of their hair follicles. They then have no choice but to paint the meager brows that remain. In this way cosmetic companies prosper at the expense of women’s health, beauty and finances.

Environmental hazards associated with DDT and PCBs took decades to surface. And these alien irritants still plague our environment today. I feel saddened to witness how toxic chemicals reduce the quality of life on earth. For years, I have spent time every summer fishing for salmon off San Juan Island, along with the local orca pod. These friendly and inquisitive whales always come over and check out the water around my boat, Regenerate, to see if I have found a school of big salmon. Today, these lovely creatures are plagued by toxic levels of PCBs that threaten their very survival.

Now what if I told you environmental toxins threaten the lives of adorable rodents scampering through your cabinets searching for cheese? You may say, "Good riddance!" Your cat’s been asleep at the wheel anyway, purring over catnip. However, we humans are not immune to the toxins that plague rats. In fact humans and rats are similar at the DNA level. Many environmental toxins modify a mother’s DNA by adding methyl groups—even though the DNA sequence remains the same. This mutation persists for about four generations in rats. Such changes fuel cancer and other disease, leading to early death in rats up to four generations later. As toxins move up the food chain, human survival may also be at risk.

Speaking of survival, toxic chemicals also threaten the life of our skin. Color dyes in cosmetics such as blush, concealers and foundations, endanger the acid mantle. These products are brimming with a witch’s brew of metallic salts, chemical dyes, optical diffusers, and alien synthetic chemicals. Now here’s a bewitching fact: The average woman will absorb more than four pounds of this cosmetic brew into her body each year. Many of these chemicals lack a long track record of safety. I advise that you use as few color cosmetics as possible especially when they have a list of alien ingredients you can’t even pronounce. Save the money you spend on these chemical dyes to treat yourself to fun fashions, jewelry, fragrances and pheromones instead. There are plenty of ways to attract attention without wreaking havoc on your skin.

Avoid Cancer Causing Chemicals in Your Cosmetics


Plant extracts also pose risks to skin. Just because a plant is natural, that doesn’t mean it cannot kill you. Rattlesnakes and poison ivy are oh so natural and yet will sting you with their venom. Nature protects poisonous plants by filling them with toxins and carcinogens so that they can ward off hungry animals. Safety tests demonstrate that most exotic flowers, stems, and leaves irritate the skin. Although many carcinogens enter our body from common foods, the gastrointestinal tract and liver detoxify the dangerous ingredients. The skin has no such protective system. Thus, you should only apply plant extracts and oils to your skin that are highly domesticated, and that have been used for at least a thousand years. Only a very few domesticated plants, such as aloe vera, have positive effects on the skin.

QUOTABLE QUOTES: Chuck a handful of weeds in the pot and you’ve got herbs – Terry Pratchett


Advertising Agency Science

Skin Experts SayCosmetic companies harness the greatest collection of Junk Science on Planet Earth. Marketing tycoons control our cosmetic wallets by appealing to our vanity. These cosmetic hustlers reside in Dante’s Ninth Circle (Realm of Compound Fraud) and are, consequently, beyond redemption.

The Advertising Agencies of the Cosmetic Cartel announce a new miracle product about every two years. Fifty years ago, the same beauty tycoons wooed our grandmothers with miracle elixirs that would both prevent and remove wrinkles. Do you remember how our grandmothers packed it on during the good old days of cold creams? They smothered their faces with that pasty white gook. Rather than reducing wrinkles, cold creams increased lines because they prevent skin from rebuilding... so much for those good old “miracles.”

Today, the skincare industry tries to appear scientific. Cosmetic companies peddle phrases that boast little meaning, such as “reduces the appearance of fine wrinkles.” Any number of methods can diminish fine lines, none of which are “miraculous.” Skin irritations such as bee stings, mild inflammation, excessive sunburn and infections can temporarily reduce wrinkles. I don’t know about you but I would opt out on the bee sting wrinkle cure.

“Clinically proven” is another misleading phrase. Materials such as retinol, squalene, and Co-Q10 may have a positive effect on the skin when present at established concentrations. However, even when a product contains a microscopically small percentage, cosmetic companies often imply that the substance’s presence offers the same benefit as a larger proven dose. Greed, not function feeds their bottom line. Manufacturers pump out products for the lowest possible cost with water (“the universal extender”) and cheap chemicals.

Celebrity Bad SkinOkay, I’m reading your mind friends. I’ll bet you’re asking, “If a product is clinically proven, doesn't that mean there's a study to back up its claims?” Often in a “study,” a clinician applies product to one side of a face with dry skin and then simply does nothing to the other side. Under such circumstances, even simple oils would appear to have an effect on dry skin!

We’re talking about Junk Science here. These studies are funded by the meisters of junk science. Extremely few of these “clinical studies” ever make it into scientific journal articles. The cosmetic industry has yet to produce even one significant discovery that has enhanced skin health. All key discoveries have been produced by private dermatologists, estheticians, academic scientists, or pharmaceutical companies. Scientists in cosmetic companies have little influence. An executive at a very large cosmetic company once told me many years ago, “We pay our top model 20 times more than we pay our top scientist. You can guess who gets listened to the most.”

If you were a fly on the wall at a cosmetic company, you would be shocked to discover how they make their wares. These companies order products from generic manufacturing plants that use standard formulas. Products with similar ingredients are given different fancy names such as Night Active Defense Cream, Anti-Gravity Skincare Lotion (this could save a fortune on airline fares if it worked), Cucumber Regenerative Tightening Gel, Natural Environmental Conditioner (how “natural” can it be with all the alien chemicals?), Stress-Reducing Lymphatic Drainage System, and so on. What links all of these products together is a lack of credible evidence that they do anything positive for the skin.

As one rather honest employee at a cosmetic company put it, “Our Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream is philosophically against wrinkles.” So just say no to junk science, to 99% of the beauty potions that promise hyped hope in a jar. Most beauty products lure you in with baited promises to turn back the clock. What they actually do is take you on a deceptive joy ride. You feel like Cinderella riding a slow coach until midnight. However, you wake up in the sunlight to see the same lines, the same sag. Cinderella’s coach becomes a runaway train that speeds skin aging.

Cinderella Becomes Count Dracula

Most cosmetics are designed to make you look dewy and youthful at the cosmetic counter so you will buy products. Wetting agents puff up the skin so that wrinkles and lines appear less noticeable. Then dyes and optical diffusers give skin a better color and “glow” and hide blemishes. So let’s call these optical diffusers by their real names... optical confusers. And what about the plumpers? When products plump up the skin, the skin will ultimately deflate as if letting air out of a hot air balloon... and how apropos since much cosmetic hype is a lot of hot air.

Plumped SkinAll these hocus pocus potions make your skin glow like Cinderella at the store but wilt you into Count Dracula the next morning. This magic trick is not akin to skin health, and sadly, cosmetic voodoo has the opposite effect of slowly degrading the skin. Many skin products sell because they feel smooth and sensuous, but this does not relate to improving skin health.

Cosmetic companies created the legend that skin “adapts” to good cosmetics and looks bad when you stop using them. But the truth is that as soon as the temporary effect is gone, you have to reapply the cosmetics! Moisturizers designed to plump up by pushing water into the skin actually damage the skin barrier by breaking the water-resistant barrier of proteins and oils of the upper skin and wetting the proteins.

This weakens the skin barrier and lets in more bacteria, viruses and allergens. Also by keeping the upper skin layers wet (hydrated), the lower skin layers fail to receive the proper signals to send new cells (keratinocytes) to the surface. The result is a weakened and leaky skin.

The majority of cosmetic skin products are designed for long-term stability, that is, they can be frozen or thawed without change and have a long shelf-life, preferably years. But skin is a living tissue. Thus, effective products are more akin to perishable foods than perfectly stable creams or clear solutions. Remember, expensive wine has debris at the bottom of the bottle, while cheap wine is clear.


Truth... or Fiction?

By now you may wonder how the cosmetic industry rakes in bundles of riches while selling products that harm our skin. Unfortunately, the answer is deception.

Consider for a moment how many products claim to reduce wrinkles. Based on TV advertising and magazine ads, it would be easy to believe that every product on the market achieves a miraculous anti-wrinkle effect. But the cosmetic industry’s main objective is to manufacture innocuous products that do not in any way irritate the skin. The cosmetic companies depend on advertising to create the illusion that their products benefit the skin. Many of these products employ unnatural and artificial methods to cause a sort of “skin renewal” or the appearance of skin renewal, but few are based on activating the skin’s natural repair systems.


There Is No Quick Fix

Zombie Skin

While some may advise that lasers, microwaves, heating lights, and other popular methods of skin care induce collagen formation and, in turn, younger skin, this isn’t that simple. Often these procedures are used with copper peptides and you can show your dermatologist the evidence as presented in published studies on improved results when used along with copper peptides. At best, certain procedures inflict controlled skin damage in the hopes that it mounts a vigorous regenerative response. Even if at times these methods yield good results, they can lead to scarring if not used along with the appropriate copper peptide regimen. Are you willing to take the risk? Some other methods such as nerve toxins and skin fillers can produce expressionless or a hardened “mask-like” face. Here is my zombie slogan: No wrinkles, no movement!

Surgical procedures, such as face lifts and implants, are followed by a long recovery period as scar lines fade and the skin adjusts to its new position. In addition, no one is sure what the future impact of such procedures will be. Remember, X-ray machines were once used to treat acne, but now, a few decades later, these patients are developing cancer from the treatment. And in the past, silicone injections were applied directly into women’s faces and breasts. Later, many of these women found that the silicone slowly slid down inside their skin, necessitating surgical removal to avoid the consequence of disfigurement. The secret to beautiful skin can not be found in any of the multitudes of products or procedures you see in advertisements. Rather, true beauty emerges from the fact that slower is better. Our bodies can only rebuild skin at a set pace. This is a slow process during which blemishes and damaged proteins are removed and replaced with more youthful skin. So let us learn how to slowly and gently turn back mother time as we reverse the signs of skin aging at a cellular level.


Work With Your Dermatologist — Your Ally On Your Journey to Healthier Skin!

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Your efforts to educate yourself on the science of skin biology will help you avoid artificial and unnatural procedures that may result in long-term damage to your skin.

However, we must recognize that a skilled dermatologist can often serve to enhance your skin using techniques that many times are perfomed along with copper peptides to accelerate results.

If your dermatolgist or esthetician is not aware of copper peptides, be sure to share with them the evidence presented in published studies on copper peptides and skin remodeling.


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