Sodium Benzoate is listed as a nasty in our pocket guide when used for food. But why then do we allow it in our cosmetics? The amount of sodium benzoate used in cosmetics is much smaller than in food as a preservative. Furthermore, the molecules are too large to be absorbed by the skin. This preservative has been allowed by Ecocert; the Soil Association and BDIH. It has been ranked by the EWG as having a low risk of 1. BUT there are reports circulating on the internet that warn against usage of the preservative even in cosmetics. We believe it is still one of the safer preservatives, but as always, we wanted you to be in the loop. The choice is yours to make.
Water, Decyl Glucoside, Tea tree leaf extract*, Vegetable glycerin, Olive fruit Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Soybean oil*, Shea butter*, Cocoa seed butter*, Cetyl Alcohol, Vitamin E, Potassium sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Zanthan gum, Citric acid, Tea tree leaf oil*, Rose geranium leaf oil*. *Organic ingredients
Faithful to Nature is an online retail store, specialising in a wide selection of natural supplements, vitamins, superfoods and health-related products. Our green team is all about helping you unlock your full potential to live a healthy life; however we are not medical professionals. Please do consult your health care practitioner when seeking medical advice.
07 Jun, 2016, By Thandeka
I love this lotion. At the beginning of winter my skin was so dry and then I decided to order this lotion online and try it. Believe me I do not regret my decision. My skin feels so soft and silk. I just ordered 2 more today.
Great product and excellent value for money
30 Jul, 2015, By Taryn
I wasn used to the smell of tea tree, but shortly after using this cream, I began to delight at moisturising myself with this product after every shower! I suffer from terribly dry skin and find that this keeps my skin hydrated all day and it doesn leave any kind of residue when you apply it, it soaks right in. I will definitely be trying the other products in their range, such as the shampoo and conditioner. :)
Also, the price is GREAT! I think having to spend over R200 on a good quality moisturiser is out of reach for a lot of us.
Silky smooth skin
12 Feb, 2015, By Maria
The smell may not be everyones cup of tea, but this lotion is by far the best I have tried. It absorbs very quickly, and leaves my skin feeling amazing!
23 Jan, 2015, By Sarah
Love the smell of their products, so clean and fresh. Only would like a richer product for winter, but the lotion is great for summer!
.. but it Works well
14 Jul, 2014, By Mariska
I agree with the other reviewers in that this lotions fragrance take a bit of getting used to but - after trying several other lotions on this website - keep on returning to this one and buying it again because it works so well on my skin.
Contrary to what the other people say, I love the smell - it smells lightly of rose geranium.
Contrary to what the other people say, I love the smell - it smells lightly of rose geranium. And the lotion itself is fab. I keep it on my desk at work as a hand cream (aircon really dries out the skin) & find it lasts long, and you only use a little at once. Would definitely buy again.
Not loving the smell either:-(
Not loving the smell either:-(
Does not smell nice.
Does not smell nice....jug....