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Ingredients you will be missing out on when you switch from your drugstore body cream to Seed

Still using drugstore body cream?

Seed Body Cream without mineral oil

What will happen when you make the switch to Seed? Good question! First of all, you will very likely be bidding farewell to less than stellar ingredients, including Diazolidinyl Urea and Mineral Oil.

Diazolidinyl Urea is a formaldehyde releasing preservative with many questions surrounding its safety. In fact, it scores a 6 in the Skin Deep Database. I really encourage you to take a look at the link, as it contains quite a bit of information on the ingredient:

  • Human skin allergen and toxicant (per the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments)
  • Limited evident of links to cancer (per IARC, the International Agency for Research on Cancer)

Mineral Oil is a crude oil derivative. In other words, it's a petrochemical.

  • Considered "expected to be toxic or harmful" (per the Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)
  • Strong evidence suggesting it is a human immune and respiratory toxicant or allergen (per Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics)

Yes, you'll be parting ways with ingredients like those. Have no fear of missing out. Seed Body Cream nourishes with naturally plant-based ingredients like grapeseed, shea butter, sunflower, and coconut oil. 🌱🌻🍇

It's naturally pampering, softening & luxurious.

Seed Fragrance Free Body Cream with only the best ingredients

Let's compare!

Here is a very popular body cream from the drugstore with "skin repair" in its name:

Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Petrolatum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Monostearate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Sodium Behenoyl Lactylate, Synthetic Wax, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tri (PPG-3 Myristyl Ether) Citrate, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sorbitan Laurate, Glyceryl Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Fragrance, Polysorbate 80, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

Here is what is in our Body Cream:

Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Emulsifying Wax NF, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Stearic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Glycerin, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tapioca Starch, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

We promise, you will not be missing out on anything beneficial -- and you'll be gaining a product with nothing but good for your skin ingredients!

 

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The Skin Care Benefits of Lemongrass

Move over peppermint -- this girl has a new fragrance favorite!

I love mint, from the taste to the cooling feeling on the skin. When I am choosing my own Beneficial Blends, I tend to choose ones that include peppermint. For example, Grapefruit + Peppermint is probably my shower favorite.

Interestingly, lemongrass was never on my radar. Of course, I love what it can do for the skin, but the scent never stood out. Have you ever noticed how your tastebuds can change as you get older? I never used to like onions. Now I love them. The same holds true for your olfactory preferences. I am all about Lemongrass now. There is just something about the scent. It's citrusy, but not like a straight lemon. It has a warm, herbaceous to it as well. I am in love with its smell.

Seed Lemongrass Body Lotion

I know I am not alone! Raise your hand if you wish you could find a good lemongrass lotion. I see you and I agree. That is something I love about our Beneficial Blends -- you can choose to have a single note added to your Seed favorites -- so if you want a true lemongrass body lotion, you can have us add in Lemongrass. Do yourself a favor and get it in the Body Wash and oil, too. You'll want to wrap yourself up in its gorgeous scent. If you would like a blend with lemongrass and other essential oils, check out our Lemongrass Blends.

Lemongrass Facial Care Benefits

Seed Lemongrass Facial Cleanser

Do you have oily skin? Let Lemongrass work its magic! You can choose our Lemongrass & Rosemary option for your facial cleanser and facial moisturizer, too. 

 

Seed Lemongrass Facial Moisturizer for Oily Skin

As it is antibacterial, it may help to lessen acne flare ups and act as an astringent to help tone and clarify the skin. It may also help temporarily give pores a smaller appearance. Excess sebum may be better controlled by using products containing lemongrass as opposed to stronger ingredients that will strip the skin on its natural oils. Additionally, Lemongrass shows anti-fungal properties, so if you have skin issues caused by a fungus, it may help improve the visible effects. Check out our lemongrass facial options here and here.

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Ingredients you will be missing out on when you switch from drugstore body wash to Seed

What will you be missing out on when you make the switch from your drugstore body wash to Seed Gentle Body Wash?

 

NOFOMO Seed Body Wash has Better Ingredients

 

Two ingredients you'll likely be saying goodbye to are SLS and DMDM Hydantoin.

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a harsh surfactant that gives body wash lots of lather. SLS was once rumored to cause cancer. While this has been proven false by the research community, SLS is a highly irritating detergent. While it is fantastic for creating a lather, it is believed to be a leading cause of skin conditions such as Perioral Dermatitis. Scientists do not recommend using SLS at a rate of 15% of a total product, and at that amount only because it will be diluted with water and immediately rinsed out. There are several thousand studies in the PubMed database about the possible health implications of this ingredient. We all love a bit of lather (who doesn't?), but Seed Gentle Body Wash omits SLS without eliminating a soft lather. (source: Löffler H, Pirker C, Aramaki J, Frosch P, Happle R, I. E. Evaluation of skin susceptibility to irritancy by routine patch testing with sodium lauryl sulfate. Eur J Dermatol. 2001;11(5):416-9)

 

  • DMDM Hydantoin is a common ingredient in drugstore body wash. You won't ever find it in ours. It's a preservative that also happens to be a formaldehyde releaser and it ranks a 7 in the Skin Deep Database. Here is a link to more information on the risks associated with this ingredient.

You deserve better. Find better ingredients in our Gentle Body Wash:

Water (Aqua), Coco-glucoside, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Lactalyte, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glycol Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

Sweet Citrus also features Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil.

Lavender Sage also features Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil and Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil

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