Many people commonly report that they shop at local department stores and seem to get “reeled in” to cosmetic counters by the lovely aromas, scents, colors, sparkles and all of the “glam” that bombards the senses. Enticed to try different samples of cosmetics / facial care products and perfumes that advertise things like, “look younger in just 14 days,” “take better care of your skin with this scientifically-proven skin care system,” and “this scent will make you absolutely irresistible! ” However, they also report spending too much cash on products that end up not being as effective for skin care as they had hoped.

Some skin care product consumers were recently randomly surveyed, and they report spending an average of $ 75 to $ 100 per visit on department store brands. They report purchasing these products due to being advertised as “all natural” and having only “pure” ingredients, and thought they were buying products that would definitely improve their skin. However, after using the products for some time, they report their skin did not appear to show any signs of “improved wrinkles” or “firmness.” Yet, these surveyed people thought they had closely followed the directions for use of the products they had purchased.

It is interesting to note that, out of sheer frustration, many of these surveyed people report that they began reading product labels and taking more notice of the ingredients listed on the skin care products before purchasing them at department stores, and even from the “All- Natural “shelves of their grocery stores. Oddly, they reported the labels often listed many ingredients that were not at all natural, but chemical.

Some report that they actually researched the products, and they learned that their favorite brands of skin care and cosmetic products for “anti-aging” and “improving skin texture,” actually contained many chemicals that had been shown to actually accelerate the aging of skin. In addition, they found from their small bit of research that using botanical, pure essential oils, ie, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil or Organic Olive Oil on their skin would yield much more effective anti-aging and skin firming results.

According to recent scientific studies, organic botanical oils like these have been found to contain very high natural levels of anti-oxidants, some of nature's strongest anti-aging components. Pure essential oils have been found to be very effective in decreasing the common signs of age and improving overall skin health. So, it is likely that choosing to spend just $ 25 to $ 30, for instance, on an 8 oz. bottle of an organic, essential oil or a product containing it as the key ingredient, will yield much better results due to the purity and concentration of the botanical oils, and it will last up to five to six months. This is due to only a very small amount (1-2 Tbs.) Of product is needed to effectively promote healthy, glowing skin, compared to department store brands that often require using at least 1/4 cup of product per use.

This reduced monthly cost, combined with achieving a truly healthy, glowing complexion with less defined wrinkles, redness, dryness and improved skin firmness and texture certainly looks like a win-win for the consumer. Often, people who make the switch to organic skin care products containing organic essential oils report that they notice these improvements within the first 14 days of using the product daily. However, people with extra sensitive skin should always check with their physician before beginning any new skin care regimen.