Wednesday, March 2, 2016

How Do My Grandmother's Organic Skin Care Recipes Stack Up Against Olay "Regenerist" & Other Popular Brands?

In today's popular skin care products, the market is flooded with lots of brands of "anti-aging creams, eye creams, anti-wrinkle serums," etc. that all make very huge promises, like "Reduce fine lines & wrinkles in just 2 weeks!" Many of us can find a pile of these products discarded in our drawers, because they haven't worked that fast, or at all in many cases, to reduce the signs of aging in our skin that we are concerned about.

My grandmother, "Mama Jeanne," made her own organic beauty "recipes" that she used and gave to our family to use. She composed her creams and scrubs from plants, herbals & flowers that she and I would hand-pick every morning in her garden at the hillside suburban town of Petion Ville. 
I spent many days under her instruction, as she showed me how to create her famous "beauty cream," soaps & body scrub with ingredients that came straight from her garden!  Her recipes were very healing to the skin & effectively address a variety of skin ailments, like acne, eczema, dry skin, dark spots, wrinkles & even psoriasis. Mama Jeanne never used ANY synthetics, dyes or chemicals of any kind in her beauty recipes.

Here are some of the ingredients she loved to use: Aloe & aloe juice, coconut, laurel & other plant & nut oils, plaintain major leaf, cucumber, marigold, jasmine & evening primrose flowers, damask rose water, roses & comfrey, all very simple and very effective, yet not harmful to the environment. 

These are the ingredients -kept intact from her original "Beauty Cream" recipe- in our "Mitsy," USDA Certifed Bio-Organic Anti-aging Skin Cream that we continue to make today, (that is truly effective in reducing wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots & firming skin & you will see a big difference in just 2 weeks): 100% Pure, Organic Grape Seed Oil infused with Organic Evening Primrose Flower & Calendula oils & extracts, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Cornstarch (non modified-GMO), Cucumber extract for fragrance.Paraben-Free, NO Chemicals or Preservatives, Dye-Free. 

Now, so you can do a side-by-side comparison, here are the listed ingredients in Olay's "Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream," - Water, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Niacinamide, Isopropyl Isostearate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantoin, Stearyl Alcohol, Polyethylene, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Dimethiconol, Sodium Peg-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill) Extract, Peg-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Disodium Edta, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, C12-13 Pareth-3, Laureth-7, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Titanium Dioxide, Mica. Vitamin B3, Pro-Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, Amino-Peptide, Green Tea, Aloe Vera.

Just to be fair, here is another popular anti-aging product from Garnier, the ingredients listed in their "Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Night Cream," - Aqua/Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Isohexadecane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Argania Spinosa/Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract (Argan Extract), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Caffeine, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Carbomer, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Cera Carnauba/Carnauba Wax, Cetyl Alcohol, Citral, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein (Rice Protein), Laureth-7, Octyldodecanol, PEG-20 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Retinyl Linoleate/Retinyl Linoleate (Pro-Retinol), Shorea Robusta Butter/Shorea Robusta Seed Butter, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Zingiber Officinale Root Extract/Ginger Root Extract. 

So, which product would you rather put on your skin, knowing that all ingredients are absorbed directly into the skin & bloodstream?

"My Grandmother, Jeanne Laudun, was a staunch believer in using strictly organic, pure and simple ingredients in her "beauty creams," shave creams, body scrubs & soaps. Thankfully, she taught me to hold the same strict standards. Today, I continue her traditional, vintage organic recipes in our natural & organic line of skin & body care products, Cosmetiques Laudun™. 

Our products continue to be quite beautifully simple, utilizing my Grandmother's vintage family recipes made from plants, herbs & botanicals, that have proven to be effective & healing for nearly a century.  It is my great pleasure to continue to bring her legacy & organically elegant products to you!"

- Anna Laudun Beauboeuf, Founder/CEO
Organic Elegance for your Skin

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