During the last couple years I have become much more aware of the chemicals that are used to produce everyday items such as shampoo, soap and body lotions.
I have been slowly replacing the typical brand name products that exist with "natural" products. But I have discovered that many things that are "natural" are not necessarily as natural as they say.
Recently, I was able to test a product that stands by its "natural" claims. Skin Free generously sent me three complimentary products to try out: Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar, Nailoui Butter Stick and After Shower Moisture Spritz. All product information is from the Skin Free website.
Skin Free products are:
- All Natural, Vegan Ingredients
- No Perfumes
- No Petroleum Products
- No Harmful Chemicals
- No Steroids
- No Colorants
- No Greasy feeling
- No Animal Testing, Cruelty Free
- Extreme Dry Skin
- Skin or Fragrance Allergies
- Pregnant Moms
- The Elderly
- Renal Patients
- After Radiation or Chemotherapy
After Shower Moisture Spritz ingredients are Olea Europea (Olive) Seed Oil, Prunes Amgdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, and Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
The Environmental Working Group has rated this product 0 in it's Cosmetics Safety Database. (0-2 is low hazard) 8 fl oz - $11.99
Nialoui Butter Stick - ingredients are Butyrospermum parki (Shea Butter) Fruit, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Prunes Amgdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil,Olea Europea (Olive) Seed Oil, Soy, Melaleuca quinquenervia viridiflora (Niaouli) oil, Vanilla Fragrance, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
The Environmental Working Group has rated this product 0 in it's Cosmetics Safety Database. 1 oz - $7.99
Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar - ingredients are Saponified oils of Coconut, Palm, and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E
The Environmental Working Group has rated this product 0 in it's Cosmetics Safety Database. 3.5 oz - $3.99
These three products are incredible! I have never felt my skin so soft before. There was no greasy feeling and the moisture lasts a very long time.
I used the Nialoui Butter Stick on my elbows, knees and feet and saw results from very dry skin in a matter of 2 days. My husband has terribly cracked feet, and we have tried every product under the sun to help this problem. The Nialoui Butter Stick as helped his feet incredibly. They are still healing but the difference in just a few days was incredible. We have been using it on his feet for about a week and he is amazed!!!
When I first read you could use the Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar for washing your hair, I have to admit I was a little leery but wow is all I can say!!! There was no residue or heavy feeling and my hair felt very soft. My skin also felt amazing after using this product without any residue anywhere on my skin.
I have use body oils before, but the After Shower Moisture Spritz was awesome. Initially I thought my skin might feel greasy, but not at all, just very smooth. I was even able to shave the next day without shaving cream!!! (and that just does not happen for me).
Overall, I was very happy with the three products I tried and will definitely be purchasing more items from Skin Free in the future.
Buy It: Skin Free products can be purchased directly from the Skin Free website. Skin Free can also be purchased at cvs.com, walgreens.com and drugstore.com Check out the Skin Free site for locations near you that carry Skin Free products.
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