Ingredients you are missing out on when you switch from drugstore body oil to Seed
What are you missing out on when you make the switch from your drugstore body oil mist to Seed Body Oil Mist?
Let's see: two popular ingredients that you will no longer be spritzing on your skin include Dimethicone and Petrolatum.
- Dimethicone is a cheap, silicone-based polymer. It might help skin feel soft, but tends to leave it with a coated feeling over time, often leading to skin irritation.
- Petrolatum is a semi-solid mix of hydrocarbons derived from crude oil. Do you really want that on your skin?
So while you may be "missing out" on some less than stellar ingredients, by making the switch, your skin will be pampered with plant-based ingredients such as Grape Seed, Coconut, Sunflower & Jojoba. Nothing greasy or sticky -- just natural and healthy oils that are clean, skin softening & silky.
NOFOMO: No fear of missing out!
Seeing is believing. Here are the ingredients in a popular drugstore body oil spray:
Water, Isopropyl Myristate, Glycerin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Dimethicone, Fragrance, Avena Sativa (Oat) Straw Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Tapioca Starch, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Dihydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium Edta, Petrolatum, Propylene Glycol, Lactic Acid
Seed Body Oil Mist ingredients:
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
*This is the "base" recipe and 100% pure essential oils are added in depending on formula you select.
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My 25 year background in skin care has shown me just how important protecting our skin from UVA and UVB rays truly is. I practice what I preach. I wear sunscreen. I moisturize. I remove my makeup at night.
I am human, though, and I make mistakes. Yesterday was one of those days. It was unusually hot here. I finished up my work after lunch and noticed that the outside temperature was 96 degrees. I was skimming the pool and made sure to put on more sunscreen before jumping in.
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I cannot change yesterday’s mistake, but I can help alleviate the pain and I thought I would share how you can, too, should you finding yourself in need of some sunburn relief.