Thursday, January 19, 2017

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

http://www.somethinspecial.com/product-p/tbcream.htm

Today we are deep diving into the ingredients in my Tropical Butter Cream, 99% 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 99% natural vegan tropical 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 a top seller from the 1st day. And every ingredient is all-natural and plant based, except for the preservative Optiphen.

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

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706517/THEOBROMA_CACAO_%28CACAO%29_SEED_BUTTER/

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

Emulsifying Wax NF - Hazard Score Key: 4
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/702249/EMULSIFYING_WAX/

Stearic Acid - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706311/STEARIC_ACID/

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/701056/CAPRYLIC%3B%3B_CAPRIC_TRIGLYCERIDE/

Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706915/VITIS_VINIFERA_%28GRAPE%29/

Glyceryl Stearate - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/702658/GLYCERYL_STEARATE_SE/

Camellia Sinensis (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/701023/CAMELLIA_SINENSIS_%28GREEN_TEA%29/

Tocopherol (Vitamin E) - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706564/TOCOPHEROL/

Allantoin - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/700244/ALLANTOIN/

Phenoxyethanol - Hazard Score Key: 4
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/704811/PHENOXYETHANOL/

Caprylyl Glycol (Optiphen®) - Hazard Score Key: 1
https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/701067/CAPRYLYL_GLYCOL/

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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