Body lotion

What do you use and can recommend ? I’m finding all the ones I’ve tried too thick or too smelly.
My fav perfume used to have an accompanying creme too , quite thin, but the company tells me the creme is being discontinued.
Why do they do that ? :frowning:

I love White Musk from the Body Shop

Yes it’s a pain in the backside when you find something you really like then they go take it off the market.

The only body lotion I’d use is bio oil. It doesn’t leave a mess, is good for sensitive skin and it’s really effective.

Hi Zuleiker, all my stuff - body moisturizer, face creams, shampoo & conditioner, shower gells, even lip balm, I buy from people called ‘Handmade Naturals.’
I’ve used there products almost since they started and wouldn’t use anything else - except an occasional Neale’s Yard thing for a change.

Some of H.M. Naturals things you can choose to have ‘Unscented’ too, but even the scented things are only essential oils and such, no horrid sickly chemical smells.

Have a read of her website and it explains it better than I’m doing. :slight_smile:

P.S. They mail order really quick too. I always get my order within about 2 days of putting the order in.

I love Estee Lauder ‘Beautiful’ body lotion.
My family know this so I get loads for my birthday & Christmas.

When I run out I use Dove moisturising body cream. It’s in a big round jar - it’s lovely.:slight_smile:

I use White Musk too and have done for many years.

I use Clinique deep comfort body lotion and have done so for years.

I don’t have a particular favourite, but at present I’m using Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula as I do like the smell.

I’m afraid I’m going to ’ a bit of a Realist’ now, ladies. :slight_smile:

These products so many ladies enjoy worry me.
Please tell me something . . . does anyone ever read the ingredients before they hand over their money?

Take the Clinique one for example - 43 ingredients. Why?
Many of these I wouldn’t touch with a barge pole, especially the PEG 100.

Quote: PEG compounds often contain small amounts of ethylene oxide. Ethylene oxide (found in PEG-4, PEG-7, PEG4-dilaurate, and PEG 100) is highly toxic — even in small doses — and was used in World War I nerve gas. Exposure to ethylene glycol during its production, processing and clinical use has been linked to increased incidents of leukemia as well as several types of cancer.

Don’t take my word for it, you can look it up for yourselves:

The Dove one contains amongst other things - BHT and CI77891

CI77891 is Titanium Dioxide.

Quote: Evidence suggests that some nanoparticles may induce toxic effects in your brain and cause nerve damage, and some may also be carcinogenic. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies titanium dioxide as a Group 2B carcinogen, which means it’s “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”

- BHT is not a listed carcinogen, but some data have shown that it does cause cancer in animals.

I also won’t touch anything with Parabens in it.

: “Of greatest concern is that parabens are known to disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity,” reports the non-profit Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC). “Parabens mimic estrogen by binding to estrogen receptors on cells.”

  • There are loads more chemicals in these products than I can write here. These ingredients are also in shampoos, toothpastes and many other beauty products.

I personally believe they can have an accumulative effect used daily. This, coupled with all the cleaning products we have in the home now frightens me.

We are eating treated foods, rubbing things onto our skin to absorb, putting them onto our eyes and into our mouths with chemical toothpastes and mouth washes, etc.

Is it really any wonder there are so many people with cancers nowadays?

Each to their own, but I’ll stick to the more natural, healthier products thanks.

(Apologies for such a long post, it’s not like me, but I just feel strongly about this subject). :slight_smile:

Me too,I love there range of products,…goes a long way.

Exactly Mups - each to their own!
Fit as a fiddle and looking and feeling great, thank you

Good for you.
I hope you always are, too. :slight_smile:

We each need to do with whatever sits comfortably with us, and I avoid some chemicals if I have a choice.

Clarins Eau Ressourcante Body Cream .

Only the best for me. :slight_smile:

Thankyou Mups ,I’ll have a look through that .

Very interesting re ingredients, Mups.

Can you tell me which are the very bad ingredients in this lot, please? :confused:

Aqua, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Cyclomethicone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Methylpropanediol, Octocrylene, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glyceryl Glucoside, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Carbomer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dimethiconol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Trisodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Parfum

Ah, but dongle dear, it contains PEG 12 which I would rather avoid.

PEG 12 Dimethicone is not considered to be an irritant or sensitizer, and is CIR and FDA approved for use, but not on broken skin. Safety Measures/Side Effects: The Cosmetics Database finds PEG 12 Dimethicone to be a moderate hazard (depending on usage) and notes contamination and toxicity concerns.

About the only one I can see that could be a bit ‘iffy’ Mags, is the Benzyl Alcohol.

See here:

Bad alcohols are methanol, isopropyl alcohol, propanol, benzyl alcohol, and sd alcohol (alcohol denat.) to name a few. They can be extremely drying and irritating to skin, but also may even cause inflammation because they strip the skin off of its natural protection.

Nothing else looks much to worry about in my opinion. :slight_smile:

Both of these contain silicones which aren’t necessarily good for the skin or hair. There’s controversial research done of them considering silicones are basically plastic.

There is an interesting (and frightening) page to read here for those who may be interested. It is about the ingredients of most high street cosmetics and skin care products.

I can’t type the whole page, so will just put the link up.
At the bottom of the page there is also a video to watch, which explains some scary results!

Thanks Mups, that’s a relief as I’ve been using this one for years :slight_smile: