At Seed Body Care, Your Trust is our Top Priority
Perhaps you read in the news recently that a Natural Company was found to have an ingredient in one of its products which it clearly stipulated it did not have on its label. This is after having another issue with one of its products promising sunscreen protection, with multiple people showing photos of how the product did not work. Both times, the company dismissed the issues. Another company was found recently to have the same issues -- promising ingredients that weren't there, promising a lack of ingredients that were. How does that happen?
You might think that a company doesn't mind when a competitor goofs. We do mind. When they goof big, multiple times, or there are multiple companies "goofing," we need to address it. We take no pleasure in delighting in others' problems. But if those problems lead to you questioning us, yes, we have to speak, assertively.
This is Rebecca, co-founder of Seed Body Care. As you may know, my husband and I launched Seed in 2009, after experiencing issues with infertility. We started educating ourselves, learning, and as part of that, we "went natural" and then went on to launch Seed Body Care.
When people start down the path of making healthier choices, they need to TRUST that those companies they look to for better alternatives are truly offering better products, and deliver what they promise.
So, because you may have read over the last year or so about several companies that have not lived up to the trust placed in them, I want to share why Seed is different.
First, we did not take the easy route to market, and buy products "off the shelf." In our industry, "off the shelf" means products and formulations that already exist, and are simply marketed, or re-marketed under a new brand name. We start from scratch. Every time. We work with a chemist on formulations, and a local contract manufacturer who helps refine and bring our products to life. This means vetting every ingredient, sources of those ingredients, and following protocols. Our protocols. No finger pointing. If the source isn't good - our fault. If the contract manufacturer doesn't make it right, our fault. If a claim is an error, our fault. We will not be a company that says, "Not my fault."
Second, we have random tests via third party labs to make sure our claims are right. And to reassure you of our claims, we have resourced a private, third party lab (the same one quoted in the Wall Street Journal article about one of the company above's issues) to provide testing to ensure that what you see on the label matches what is in the product. We've done this before, and we will make those claims as current as right now so you feel reassured. Our first test will confirm that we are sulfate-free, including SLS and SLES, as this was the very ingredient that caused one of the above-mentioned companies an issue.
Lastly, we do not have the luxury of investors with hundreds of millions of dollars. When you call us on the phone, you will get a person, very possibly me. We want to hear what you, our very valuable customers, have to share about Seed - what you love, and what we can do better. We are a small company working hard every day to earn and keep your trust. That is what is most important to us - delighting you every day. With excellent products, from a company you can trust.
**We will share our Third Party certificates of analysis as soon as they become available. Watch for the images of the actual documents as soon as they arrive.
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We cannot believe that it's already the second week of December. While the calendar technically still says Autumn, your skin is likely showing the effects of winter temperatures.
With the changing seasons comes a need to adjust your skin care routine a bit.
Winter is the ideal time to repair and renew your skin. The long, hot summer temperatures -- and extra sun exposure that you experienced -- likely did a bit of damage to your skin, so now is your opportunity to do a bit of repair and prep your complexion for the winter months ahead.Here at Seed, we are sharing our expert tips for soft, healthy looking skin all winter long.
Still having a hard time finding the perfect gift for the holidays? No need to look any further, because our limited-edition Luxe Lemon Ginger Body Cream is just what you've been looking for.
It can be difficult choosing body care for people. Many people find scented products to be too strong. In fact, artificial fragrance is linked to everything from allergies and asthma to chronic headaches. Our body creams are scented only with 100% natural essential oils and are subtle and beautiful. There is something so very special about this particular body cream.
It's like a comforting cup of tea.
Not only is the formula pure luxury with its decadent, rich texture, but the ingredients sink right in to pamper even the driest of skin types. Enriched with sunflower seed oil, grape seed oil, coconut oil, shea butter, antioxidant green tea, and more, our cream makes your skin feel as smooth as satin. Did we mention the aroma of the pure oils? It is honestly like a cup of herbal lemon ginger tea. It is comforting and warm, spicy and a bit tart. It is just stunning. Treat yourself -- or someone you love -- to Luxe Lemon Ginger Body Cream from Seed.
Did you know that this cold, dry winter weather can have a major impact on your skin care routine? Our friends near the Great Lakes are seeing significant amounts of snowfall. My friend Lauren in West Seneca, New York has more than five FEET of snow. Let’s take a look at the low humidity and frigid temperatures affect your skin.
Itchiness and a tight feeling are common skin issues related to dry air, but there are some skin care tips you can use to help tackle the problem.
- Be gentle on your skin. When you dry off after bathing, be sure to pat your skin dry. Don’t rub.
- Always follow your shower or bath with a rich cream layered over body oil.
- Look for cream formulations instead of lotions and fluids for facial hydration.
- Avoid ingredients such as alcohol and sulfates, which will cause more dryness.