I really want to cut through the literary fluff and get to the meat of this story. I took the "ingredient" list from a very common lotion brand and broke down what the ingredients actually are and what they do. Not gonna lie, it's pretty lame what is sold to us under the assumption that it will make our skin glowing, healthy, and youthful.
We have to really ask ourselves if compromising our long term
health is really worth the temporary relief we may experience from using products like this.
Don't forget, our skin is the largest organ and the first line of defense in maintaining homeostasis: the bodies ability to maintain and stable internal environment despite external changes. So let's jump into this cesspool of endocrine disruptors and animal fat.
WATER, GLYCERIN, ALCOHOL DENAT, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, STEARIC ACID, GLYCERYL DILAURATE, DIMETHICONE, CETYL ESTERS, LANOLINOIL, FRAGRANCE, DMDM HYDANTOIN, METHYLPARABEN, ARGININE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PROPYLPARABEN, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE.
Remember the goal, at a minimum, is to heal your dry skin. Keep that in mind as you read on.
DMDM Hydantoin: A formaldehyde releaser. Known human immune toxicant. Is rated 7 (High Hazard)... read more