Ingredients you will be missing out on when you switch from your drugstore body cream to Seed
Still using drugstore body cream?
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.
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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Do you still use shaving cream from the drugstore?
Take a look at the back of the canister when you use it next time. Chances are, Triethanolamine and Propane are near the top of the ingredients listing.
- Triethanolamine is an emulsifier and pH adjuster; can be especially hazardous when combined with Diazolidinyl Urea. Studies have shown that a large number of cosmetics with TEA (short for Triethanolamine) are contaminated with Nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic. (source)
- Propane, a hydrocarbon, is a propellant. It helps give the product its mousse-like fluffy foam. It is extremely sensitizing to the lungs in moderate doses. It can be highly irritating to the skin, nasal passages and mucus membranes. More than 6,500 studies have been conducted on propane. It is a skin, lung, and eye irritant. (source)
We have shared many "hacks" using our products over the years. Before we had lip products, Rebecca would apply our body cream to her chapped lips. Before we came out with facial care, I used our fragrance free hand cream on dry patches. I use fragrance free body oil on my eye lashes to keep them shiny and as a cuticle oil, too.
Can Seed products be used on the hair? Yes, absolutely!
Our friend, Tori, uses our Soft Balm on her hair and Susan, one of our valued customers, shares this about our Body Oil:
"You should really include in your summary that this wonderful product is also amazingly healing for dry, brittle and frizzy hair! It has made a remarkable difference where no other product has. Thank you for commitment for excellence!"
Let's take a look at why people keep sharing their love of Seed for helping improve the look and condition of their hair.
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The way that you wash your face has a direct impact on the appearance of your skin. We're here to share 5 tips for better face washing.