Friday, January 14, 2011

Sister Sky Products are Mineral Oil Free

Mineral oil is a clear liquid derived from below the surface of the earth. This liquid is the by product of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil. Since this refined substance is produced so abundantly, it's one of the most inexpensive ingredients available. It also has no odor and doesn't spoil. It's used in everything from cosmetics to baby products. The potential side effects from the use of mineral oil in body care products:

*Mineral oil coats the skin with a thin film that can't be penetrated, essentially causing the skin to "suffocate" by not allowing it to breathe.
*Since the skin does not absorb mineral oil, its presence on the surface of the skin may cause clogged pores and prevent it from absorbing moisture.
*It's suggested that since the skin's natural processes (such as cell renewal) are blocked by the oil, it also speeds up the aging process.

Sister Sky uses natural oils like sweet almond, coconut and sunflower oils which are safe, nourishing and easily absorbed by the skin.

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