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

March 20, 2017

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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