24 Apr Bliss Lotion: A Side by Side Comparison with a Leading Lotion Brand
Necesse Naturals is all about simplicity and, if the name wasn’t a giveaway, beautiful, natural products. That’s why all of our items are made with 100% natural, organic, ethically sourced, and cruelty-free ingredients. But, as we’ve seen, we can’t speak for the other guy. Leading beauty products can contain some pretty terrible ingredients including but not limited to parabens, phthalates, chemical fragrances, SLS and/or its related compound, sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), and, sometimes, even formaldehyde. We’re still not over this one. *shudder*
So, to keep you well-informed, and because you loved our first one, we’re doing another product comparison! This time, we’ll be featuring Bliss, our unscented natural lotion, and compare it to one of the leading body lotions on the market today.
Lotion has been enhanced to include the following ingredients:
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Leaf Extract*, Myciaria Dubia Fruit Extract*, Glycerin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract*, Ethanol*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Orbignya Oleifera Seed (Babassu) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil*, Tapioca Starch*, Lecithin* Potassium Sunflowerseedate*, Cera Alba*, Xanthan Gum, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*
*Organically produced ingredient
Leading Brand Body Lotion
Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Petrolatum, Jojoba Esters, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Stearyl Alcohol, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Steareth 21, Steareth 2, Propylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Matricaria), Polysorbate 60, Stearamidopropyl PG Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Methyl Gluceth 20, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A), Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Dipotassium EDTA, Fragrance, Potassium Hydroxide, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
Not unlike our product comparison with Aqua, we can see a huge difference between these products right off the bat! Bliss has five key ingredients, all of which are found in nature and do wonders for your skin. The leading competitor, however, is a different story. One area of conversation around skincare products that often gets ignored, swept under the rug, or just goes unnoticed, is the discussion of what these products are doing to our bodies on a deeper level, possibly even a cellular level.
Across the board, this product has a slew of concerns regarding its ingredients. Although it’s highly rated on various retailer websites, according to EWG’s Skin Deep, this product is definitely one to keep away from. Ingredients like Retinyl Acetate, a synthetic vitamin A ingredient that both the FDA and the German health agency have raised concerns about, has some truly horrific side effects; developmental or reproductive toxicity, biochemical or cellular level changes, organ system toxicity, and even cancer are some of the primary concerns.
This little ingredient is part of the retinoid family, which are designed to boost collagen production and help improve the elasticity of your skin. It’s great to help reduce the signs of aging and to improve the look of wrinkles. But what’s so important to keep in mind is that, if overused, it can have adverse effects on your body at a cellular level. In particular, retinoids are profoundly bad for pregnant women. So putting them in products intended to be slathered over your entire body is generally not the best idea in the world! We’ll stay away, thanks!
Instead, we use ingredients like the world-famous shea butter! There’s a reason this beauty is so popular, and it’s because it’s basically perfect all on its own. One of the best ingredients to use on your skin, shea butter is lousy with antioxidants and skin-replenishing fatty acids all of which act like superheroes for dry skin! Not only is this powerhouse amazing for painfully cracked skin, it’s basically as safe as it gets.
Some of our other MVP’s include coconut oil, maple leaf extract, and sunflower seed oil! So while the shea butter and coconut oil are handling all of your hard-to-please skin needs, the sunflower seed oil conditions your skin and the maple leaf extract protects it from inflammation while reducing the visible signs of sunspots, and making quick work of wrinkles! To top it all off, every single ingredient has its own natural fragrance to make things just a little fancy, while being kept in check so as not to cause any undue irritation by the addition of aloe vera.
The competition, on the other hand, includes artificial chemical fragrances, which can not only be irritating to the skin but, over time, can cause severe eye and lung irritation, exacerbate allergies, and wreak havoc on other parts of the body. All of this is wrapped up with propylparaben, an ingredient known for causing potentially serious allergies as well as endocrine disruption. All in all, we’re giving this leading lotion a sincere “no, thank you!”
When it comes to what’s best for your body it’s always important to check the label. Whether it’s what we eat or what we put on our skin, it’s best to be aware. With Necesse Naturals products like Bliss lotion, everything’s right up front where you can see it, ready to do a world of good for your body! All natural. All organic. All ethical. All good for you!
Necesse Naturals is a natural products company that is focused on helping people live healthier lives. Designed for portability and flexibility, Necesse Naturals’ products are long-lasting and travel-friendly. They won’t break down. They’ll be with you when you need them! Learn more at necessenaturals.com