Body creams should be safe and natural, because the compounds that your rub on your skin, eventually end up in your blood stream. Over the years, many companies have claimed to offer body lotion and creams that are “all-natural” or “organic”. In many cases, we learn later that they are not either of those things. In some cases, they’re not even safe.
Legislators cannot seem to agree on how tough standards should be for products that people don’t eat. But, when it comes to something like body creams, there should be no disagreement. While an ingredient might not make you sick out-right, it might cause allergic reactions, break-outs, scarring or damage on a molecular level that cannot be immediately seen.
Researchers have shown over and over again that chemicals can be absorbed through the skin. So, if a compound in your body lotion and creams causes cancer when ingested, you should not allow your skin to absorb it. Body creams that claim to be organic often contain petroleum-based ingredients, like petrolatum, mineral oil and paraffin wax.
These meet the technical definition of “organic”, but they are still not safe. They clog the pores and destroy the natural pH level on the skin’s surface. Some of the by-products of the manufacturing process cause cancer.
That’s just one example. Many body lotion and creams contain parabens, which are preservatives that have also been linked to cancer. One of the so-called “organic” body creams contains a sunscreen that has recently been listed as possibly carcinogenic. It is a naturally occurring substance, but that doesn’t mean that it’s safe. Botox is a naturally occurring substance.
It is the most poisonous natural compound on the planet. So, the best advice is to get a little education and read the label carefully, before you buy. The ingredients to look for in body lotion and creams include honey, avocado extract, jojoba wax, olive oil, grape seed oil, vitamins B-5 and E, as well as, co-enzyme Q10.
Finally, some manufacturers have learned that caring for the skin is a health issue, not strictly a cosmetic issue. In order to look better and feel better, your skin needs nourishment and body creams should provide that nourishment. If properly manufactured, they don’t need artificial preservatives.
If the ingredients are safe, they don’t need added perfumes and fragrances. You probably won’t find any of these ingredients in department store or designer label body lotion and creams. You certainly won’t find all of them in body creams on the shelves at your local drug store.
Only one manufacturer that I know of includes all of these ingredients and many other reparative compounds in their skincare products. They don’t advertise on TV or in glossy magazine ads.
They sell their products directly to the customers, so that they can give them a better value for their money. In my option, they make the best body creams in the world. And they guarantee your satisfaction. What more can you ask for?