Friday, January 20, 2017

Ingredients Deep Dive into my Shea Butter Cream via EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

Today we are deep diving into the ingredients in my Shea Butter Cream, 97.63% natural. Full disclosure, I do not make any of my lotion bases, instead I research samples from many, many different companies and then I choose the best ones. You will NEVER receive a runny, watery lotion from me.



In case you were wondering who EWG Skin Deep is, it is my go to resource if I have any questions about an ingredient, with the 2nd being Wikipedia. They use the power of information to protect human health and the environment. Their database gives you practical information to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals. They have an easy to understand rating system:

And also understand, when listing ingredients, it is done by quantity. So the first few ingredients make up most of the product, while the last few are in the smallest percentages.

Here's a deep dive of each individual ingredient in my 97.63% natural shea butter cream. I remember when I first got this sample, I was really, really excited to add it to my product line. It has been my best selling cream from day 1.

Water - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706945/WATER/

Glycerol Stearate - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/702648/GLYCERYL_MONOSTEARATE/

Isopropyl Myristate - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/703206/ISOPROPYL_MYRISTATE/

Cetearyl Alcohol - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/701236/CETEARYL_ALCOHOL/

Ceteareth 20 - Hazard Score Key:3
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/701225/CETEARETH-20/

Caprylic/Capric Glycerides - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/701055/CAPRYLIC%3B%3B_CAPRIC_GLYCERIDES/

Dimethicone - Hazard Score Key:3
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/702011/DIMETHICONE/

Stearyl Alcohol - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706325/STEARYL_ALCOHOL/

Soybean Oil - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/702679/GLYCINE_SOJA_%28SOYBEAN%29_OIL/

Shea Butter - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/700875/BUTYROSPERMUM_PARKII_%28SHEA_BUTTER%29/

Sunflower Oil - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/702804/HELIANTHUS_ANNUUS_%28SUNFLOWER%29_OIL/

Hydrolyzed Silk - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/703019/HYDROLYZED_SILK/

Aloe Barbadensis - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/700262/ALOE_BARBADENSIS_%28ALOE_VERA%29/

Disodium Diazolidinyl Urea - Hazard Score Key:Unknown
I confirmed this is the proper ingredient name with my manufacturer, but it's not found in the database.

Benzophenone 4  - Hazard Score Key:3
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706390/SULISOBENZONE/

Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate - Hazard Score Key:4
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/703111/IODOPROPYNYL_BUTYLCARBAMATE/

I hope this helps you make good choices about your skin care. What you put on your body is as important as what you put into your body. 

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