The Best Body Lotion & Creams

Body creams should contain nothing toxic or harmful.  Because when you rub something all over your skin, it eventually ends up in your bloodstream.  So, body lotion and creams should be safe enough to eat.

Here I have a list of some of the best ingredients for body creams.  It may be difficult to find them all, but they could make a big difference in the appearance and health of your skin.

• Vitamin E
• Olive Oil
• Honey
• Jojoba Oil

Natural vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant, which has been shown in many scientific studies to reverse the effects of aging on the skin. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and also helps prevent the appearance of age spots. 

It is oxidation that causes skin damage.  Antioxidants reduce the harmful affects of oxidation.  That’s why you find them in your vitamin supplements, but when applied topically, body lotion and creams  that contain vitamin E do more for your skin’s health than a vitamin pill.

In most body creams, the vitamin E is a synthetic version, which is not as effective as natural forms.  The best source is a German company called Cognis.  They only supply a few manufacturers.  None of them include the big cosmetic companies.

Then, there’s honey.  Yes, honey is a great ingredient for body lotion and creams.  For many years, honey has been applied to irritated and injured skin, but no one knew why it worked.  Recently, it was learned that it acts as an antibacterial, an antiseptic and an antioxidant.  So, it can be very beneficial.

A specific kind from New Zealand has been found to be unique.  In that the activities mentioned above are amplified.  When used in body creams, scientists have shown that it supports the skin’s own cell renewal process and assists in the formation of stronger collagen and elastin.  These fibers are responsible for the skin’s elasticity.

Olive oil has been used for centuries to hydrate and rejuvenate.  Body lotion and creams that contain it must use a special emulsification process or it can become rancid, very quickly.  When processed correctly, the oil is very close to the sebum found in human skin.  OLIVEM 800 is the ingredient to look for.

Jojoba Oil body creams are deeply moisturizing, without being overly oily or greasy.  It actually helps to balance sebum production, so that your skin is soft and velvet like, but neither too oily nor too dry.

In facial and body lotion and creams, it has been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks.  Both jojoba and olive oils also have antioxidant activity.  Neither of them will clog the pores like mineral oils and petrolatum, which are cheaper and used in the average body creams.

The best body lotion and creams will not be found in department stores or advertised on TV.  When companies spend that much money in advertising, there is little left to spend on expensive high quality ingredients.  So, they use cheap additives and fillers.

The best body creams come from a vitamin supplement company, because your skin’s health is what is ultimately important, not just your appearance.     

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