Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What's in your moisturizer?

I challenge all that are reading this bulletin to do one thing. Pick up your favorite lotion or body butter and read the list of ingredients. More often than not, commercially made skin care lotions and body butters have one of the following as the largest amount of oil in the formulation.....Lanolin, Mineral Oil or Petroleum.

Lanolin is a wax derivative of sheep's wool which can cause allergies and be comodegenic (pore clogging).

Mineral Oil & Petroleum are generally skin protectants. both of these products, byproducts of petroleum/crude oil production, leave a film on the surface layer of the skin, which can lead to clogged pores.

Some of you may have heard some old schooler's tell you the best way to soften your feet is to use Petroleum Jelly and put socks on your feet before you go to sleep. And yes it works--but only on the surface! The best way to soften your skin is with non-comodegenic oils that will penetrate the skin. Softening the surface is only putting a bandaid on the real problem. Not to mention it's messy! The path to beautiful, well hydrated skin is to get beneath the skin's surface with natural penatrating oils and butters.

Our Shea Souffle Lotion & Body Butter will NEVER contain any of these products! Homemade skin care is on the rise.....visit our store and see why there's nothing better than homemade.

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