Now, our Body Polish may be our first creation; however, our body butter is definitely our favourite (shh don’t tell the others). Full of amazing unrefined butters and oils- this body batter will leave your skin extremely soft & smelling UH-MAY-ZING! Now; let’s go
into a bit of detail on the ingredients as there is some confusion about a couple we use- where people just read the name and automatically think it’s bad (when it isn’t).
We’re already explained the benefits of shea butter, so we’ll skip that and move onto our next two butter we use: Mango & Cocoa. Mango butter is full of antioxidants and fatty acids- this makes it a great choice for smoothing fine lines and keeping skin soft and beautiful (not that you aren’t already). Cocoa Butter is another butter full of antioxidants, has been known to reduce stretch marks and skin irritation and is a thicker consistency which helps make our Body Batter keep the buttery feel we all love. We use Sweet Almond oil in our Batter as well as Grapeseed Oil. Why grapeseed oil? Grapeseed Oil contains high levels of linoleic acid, which is an omega-6 fatty acid that can help control acne by reducing clogged pores. It also contains Vitamin A & E which can help to avoid, and undo, pollution- and UV-induced damage to the skin.
Now let’s discuss the ingredients that some are scared of: Cetearyl Alcohol & Phenoxyethanol. It’s a common misconception that when you read alcohol in an ingredients list- you automatically assume it will be drying. This is in fact not true when it comes to cetearyl alcohol. Cetearyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol and not a denatured alcohol (the drying one’s). Typically, fatty alcohols (cetearyl alcohol etc) are used as emollients and thickeners in skin-care products. Fatty alcohols are not irritating and, in fact, can be beneficial for dry skin. As far as your skin is concerned, fatty alcohols are about as related to skin-damaging alcohol/ethanol as sugar is to spice. Moving on to Phenoxyethanol.
For products that contain water (or that may come in contact with water), to not mould- a preservative is required. Whilst some people stand by using ‘natural preservatives’, there is only so much a natural preservative can do. These preservatives typically last a couple of weeks. With our products- we want our customers to have the longest life possible so they’re not potentially throwing their money in the bin with the product not having a long life. Therefore, we use Phenoxyethanol. It typically extends the life of our products anywhere from 6 – 12 months. Which is a lot better than a couple of weeks.
Our usage rate of this ingredient typically is less than 0.6%.
Always patch test all our products first before use to see if there are any reactions. If there are, immediately stop using!