Weleda is a No Go

I spent two days window shopping online and in Marlene's and Whole Foods to find an all natural skin care line that is inexpensive.  After all the work, I had settled on Weleda.  I had plans to pick it up when I had some extra money.

Thank goodness I was researching cosmetics cuz I found Skin Deep .  Unfortunately, not all companies and not all products are listed here.  Even without that though you can look up each component and get a quick understanding of the products. 

I have a trial tube of Weleda's Pomegranate Hand Cream and it is DIVINE.  My skin feels so good.  I love the smell.  And because I'm getting older I was planning on using Weleda's Pomegranate line of skin care. 

Skin Deep does not list many of the pomegranate line, but they do have the hand cream for us to take a look at:

Look at how wonderful the ingredients appear: Ingredients (INCI): Water (Aqua), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Panicum Miliaceum (Millet) Seed Extract, Ruscus Aculeatus (Butcher's Broom) Root Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Petal Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Unsaponifiables, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Limonene *, Linalool *, Citronellol *, Geraniol *, Citral *, Eugenol *, Coumarin *.* from natural essential oils

Nice huh?  Well, several of those natural essential oils are banned by the European Union.  Banned!  Not only that, but they are toxic to the immune system.  The LAST thing I need. 

Here's the link: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/product/303020/Weleda_Pomegranate_Regenerating_Hand_Cream/

and if you scroll past the comments you will see a brief summary of each ingredient that you can click on for more information.

To be fair Weleda's almond line scores very low and I could go with that line, however I would like something that is more anti-aging.

I think for now I will stick with some of Burt's Bees 100% natural products that score low on Skin Deep (low score is good). 

If you know of some good skin care, hair care, and cosmetics or information on those, please let me know.  I love make-up and have so much fun with color and exploration and the older I get the more experimental I get with different looks.  I don't want to give that up for my health and I don't want to compromise my health for the fun of fashion.  KWIM?

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  1. FYI these items in lotion actualy dry out your skin so that you use more. (Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid)

    Mineral oil, Vitamin E, bees wax should be one of the first three ingredients. Then you won't use as much so it is more cost effective.

  2. I am trying to avoid petroleum products. Curious though, companies claim that they add alcohol for absorbtion of other ingredients.

    This might sound weird, but I would rather have a thinner product that I can layer on then one that is too thick and is difficult to distribute evenly.

    Do you have any all natural products you recommend?