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
31 out of 37 people would recommend this product14/05/2020, By SandraThis body lotion has been an absolute life saver! I am 28 weeks pregnant and my skin is reacting to almost everything- natural organic and chemical free- except this lotion. It is light and goes on easy, nourishes and soothes my skin.
I have incredibly dry skin so would love a winter version, a bit thicker and more nourishing.03/04/2020, By LaurieI use it as a hand cream only. As a body cream ,it's too light. But i love the smell and that it absorbs easily.19/03/2020, By ColleenLovely light cream that is easily absorbed by the skin. Tea tree not overpowering. Not oily. Will gladly purchase this product again.09/01/2020, By HelperBetter28/10/2019, By DineshreeSo while I think that some may not really like the fragrance, the lotion is so light and moisturizes really well. It absorbs well leaving the skin feeling refreshed and nourished. Definitely worth the buy.13/10/2019, By ValerieLike this product - will order again. Nice fragrance but not overpowering.22/07/2019, By JThis lotion absorbs well and has been great for my sensitive skin. It has a light texture, but moisturizes well. I'm often sensitive to overly fragranced products, so I appreciate that this lotion doesn't have a bunch of perfume added. I find the smell to be pretty neutral and it disappears when the product is absorbed.06/07/2019, By GLove this cream, absorbs well and smells good, nice consistency, not too think or oily.22/05/2019, By MiaReally great for my sensitive skin. A bit running, but I don't mind at all because I know the ingredients are natural and organic. Would love if it had a refill option to reduce plastic.29/04/2019, By anonymousWorks really well on my sensitive skin. Would love if it had a refill option to reduce plastic.08/04/2019, By DaleOne of the best natural lotions I've tried and a good price. The smell is a bit odd but it's a natural smell and it doesn't linger. It's very moisturising, I'm really happy with it.07/11/2018, By MoniqueAbsorbs easily into the skin. Ideal if you're looking for a medium-consistency lotion (not too thick and not too runny). Fairly priced.05/10/2018, By SamiI love the texture of this because it absorbs super fast! I can't stand lotions that sit so thick on your skin, especially in summer! Adore the scent. I think we're so used to artificial scents that it may take some getting used to at first but I've had this product a few times - always so happy with it! Your skin will thank you for it :)20/09/2018, By RoxyWorks very well for sensitive and irritated skin, but a bit watery13/07/2018, By BethThis lotion works like a treat. It is my all year round moisturiser. It is great at preventing any dry looking skin that can happen in the winter months. I found that many body lotions are very expensive and don't last very long. This one is fantastic and so well priced!15/06/2018, By TracyThis is great value for a natural moisturiser. It's a bit thin as hand cream for winter but would be fine as a light moisturiser for summer. A little irritating on my hands but they are super sensitive.23/05/2018, By PhyllisIt is too watery and the smell is awful. Can't wait to finish it!31/03/2018, By RiaI use this daily and it smells great28/03/2018, By JozetteThis Lotion does not smell very nice and my skin is still dry.05/03/2018, By JoI didn't like this product as it is simply not moisturising enough for my skin and I didn't care much for the smell. Although, it does absorb quickly and I would recommend it for a hand lotion in the office or at your desk.13/02/2018, By EsmeEven though the smell is something to get used to, I love this product as a summer lotion. It moisturises well and absorbs really quickly. Plus the price it right!04/12/2017, By RuthThis is an awesome lotion for the summer because it is so light and feels nice and cooling on the skin. It might not be rich enough for the winter though. Also, it does have a rather strange smell, not bad, just strange. But I don't mind.31/10/2017, By JacoGreat product04/10/2017, By NazNice light texture and goes on smoothly. Absorbs quickly and keeps skin moist and looking healthy. Just don't like the smell very much.03/10/2017, By PreshaLives on my office desk, so hydrating! Tea tree is calming to my eczema prone skin.04/09/2017, By TanyaI dont like this product at all. I didn't read the ingredients.. flip!!! potasium sorbate and.sodium benzoate.. major buyers remors.. the smell is strange..26/08/2017, By GillianThis moisturiser spreads easily and is rapidly absorbed. My skin feels comfortable throughout the day. The fragrance is different from most products, and is not overpowering. I like this product and will keep using it.11/01/2017, By ShariGood product but not moisturizing for my dry skin in winter. Will try it in the summer and see if works as i did not use the cream because it did not help.08/11/2016, By SarahSmell is perfect, not to strong and very gentle. Soaks up fast, very moisturising and all round soothing. I have already ordered my second bottle.07/06/2016, By ThandekaI 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.30/07/2015, By TarynI 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.12/02/2015, By MariaThe 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!23/01/2015, By SarahLove the smell of their products, so clean and fresh. Only would like a richer product for winter, but the lotion is great for summer!14/07/2014, By MariskaI 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.12/06/2011, By JenniContrary 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.
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