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.
Aqua, cocus nucifer (coconut) oil, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, aloe ferox gel, stearic acid, cetearyl alcohol, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil, sodium benzoate, pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) oil, potassium sorbate, rosmarinus (rosemary) oil
3 out of 6 people would recommend this product01/09/2011, By TanyaI really think this product would be amazing if it foamed...I really didn't like the cream consistency and I keep adding on more to my sponge because it doesnt foam at all.It just doesnt leave you feeling like you have washed properly but I do love the smell and my skin does feel really moisturized. I also love what it says it does for ur skin :)18/08/2011, By JillianI have to disgaree with all 3 of these comments. I have psoriasis and have battled to find a soap/body wash that I can use until I tried this product. Now I wont use another body wash again. I love the cream texture as it leaves my skin feeling clean and moisturised rather than the dried out effect that most foaming washes create. What a fantastic product!10/07/2011, By ChanellI agree with what Tanya said. This really isn't an easy product to use. I struggle to get it out of the pump bottle and also keep on adding more to the sponge. Really does not feel like you're cleaned. Don't think I'll buy it again.07/06/2011, By ChristineI agree with the girls....don't like the product because it does not foam, don't feel clean....but I do like their vanilla lotion can't get enough of that lotion!!15/03/2011, By TracyI have to agree with both Tanya and Chanell. It smells great, but I don't like the creamy consistency, and I had to keep adding more to my sponge as it didn't foam and I didn't feel like it was actually doing the job.
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