LIGHTNING RELEASES 05/17/14 — It has become increasingly difficult to know if a product is safe or potentially dangerous for one’s skin with the thousands of skin care products making their yearly debut in boutiques, pharmacies and spas, not to mention new products available on the Internet.

Many skin care products, cosmetics and other body and personal care products contain chemicals that are harmful to the human body. These chemicals cause dry skin, eczema and other skin conditions. As these lotions are applied to your skin they are absorbed into your body and can possibly cause damage to your internal organs.

Fragrances are the worst offenders in the skin care industry. One of the major problems is the ingredient known as toluene, a pleasant-smelling substance made from petroleum or coal tar. Although there haven’t been enough studies done on humans to determine whether or not toluene causes cancer, it is well known to damage the central nervous system and can also cause anemia, lowered blood cell count, and damage to the liver and kidneys. Furthermore, pregnant woman exposed to toluene have been known to give birth to deformed babies.

Synthetic fragrances commonly are composed of Aromatic hydrocarbons. These compounds are known to be neurotoxic which means they may be contributory to neurological conditions such as Parkinsons and multiple sclerosis.  Some of these compounds are also known to cause cancer in large amounts.  A great majority of these substances are off the government’s radar and have never been tested to see if they are toxic to humans. Consequently, it is considered safer to utilize products on your body that derive their ingredients from natural plant ingredients like Gloves In A Bottle.

Other chemical fragrances can break down the skin’s natural protective layer resulting in rashes and red, dry, itchy skin. These chemicals are contained in a great many synthetic perfumes and cosmetic products that have a scent.  Is it any wonder why the prevalence of dry skin and eczema has reached epidemic proportions?

“A shielding lotion is a new kind of lotion. It is a new technology that blends moisturizers with a light silicone material that is like a liquid film. It bonds with the outer layer of the skin and helps keep the skin’s natural protective barrier intact, which keeps the moisture-robbing CHEMICAL irritants out and your own natural oils and moisture in,” said Dr. Peter Helton, a board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon in Newport Beach, California.

One’s best bet is to get familiar with the companies that produce natural skin care products, do some pretty thorough research on their ingredients and especially their philosophy. Once you find a company you believe to be reputable, try to use their products as much as possible. One such product is a shielding lotion called Gloves In A Bottle: It’s an effective moisturizing lotion that bonds with the outer layer of the skin to form a new protective layer that helps keep out chemicals including those found in most heavy fragrances.

Shielding lotions such as Gloves In A Bottle are available in the US and Canada at over 9,500 pharmacies and over 3,000 specialty shops. For more info call 800-600-1881, or visit

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