Not All "Seed-based" Skin Care Products Are Created Equal - Let's compare
We're proud to have been bringing you naturally plant based face and body care products featuring unique, beneficial seed blends for years.
Now other brands have started boasting "seeds" as a backbone of their products, but have you ever looked at the ingredients labels and compared them to Seed Face and Body Care?
Being an informed consumer is so important. If you are looking for a seed-based product, you want seed-derived ingredients to be near the top of the ingredients listing. Think of it this way: would you ask for a chocolate fudge brownie and be satisfied if chocolate showed up as one of the very last ingredients on the list? No, because you would - rightfully so -- expect chocolate to be one of the very first ingredients. If not, you'd probably be feeling disappointed, even duped.
Skin care formulations work the same way. If you are seeking a seed-based product, seed ingredients better be right near the top of that ingredients deck. Let's compare!
Here is a very popular drugstore body lotion. Displayed prominently on the front of the body is "Cranberry and Grapeseed Oil Body Lotion" -- naturally, cranberry and grapeseed oils are right up by the top of the ingredients deck then, right? Not so fast:
Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Urea, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Carbomer, Fragrance, Triethanolamine, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA.
Sandwiched between the silicones, harmful BHT, triethanolamine, synthetic fragrance, soy, and urea, you will find grape seed and cranberry. A much more accurate name for the product would be "Soybean and Urea Body Lotion".
Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Tapioca Starch, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Grape seed is right near the top and is our very first seed-based ingredient on deck. And none of the nasties found in the product above.
Here is a popular drugstore lip gloss. The slick magazine and television ads talk all about the natural seeds present in the formula:
Polybutene, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phospholipids, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopherol, Soluble Collagen, Synthetic Beeswax, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Benzoic Acid, Parfum (Fragrance) BHT. May Contain/Peut Contenir [+/-: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Yellow 6 Lake (Cl 15985), Red 28 Lake (Cl 45410), Red 33 Lake (Cl 17200), Red 7 Lake (Cl 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, 77492, 77499), Red 6 Lake (Cl 15850), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Carmine (Cl 75470)]
Yes, after the plasticizers and polymers, you will find a couple of seed-based ingredients. These come right before the harmful BHT, artificial fragrance, FD & C colors, carmine (crushed insects!), etc.
Our Seed Satin Lip Gloss:
Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica (Abyssinian) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Jojoba Esters, Tocopherol, Mica (77019) 12001-26-2 Titanium Dioxide (77891) 13463-67-7 Iron Oxide (77491) 1309-37-1
Seed after seed after seed in Seed :)
I could go on and on with side by side comparisons of each and every Seed product. We think you get the idea, though. When we talk about SEEDS in Seed, that is because we use them, we know them, and we love them!
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