This is not meant to be a follow up to my petroleum by product blog, but hey this is what I do. I will always pick up something and read the ingredients. I stopped by a very pretty shop today, possible a well know shop and I was looking at their bags but how can I pass by the hand cream section and not pick it up. It says Hand balm, no parabens and no sulfates and it comes in such a pretty container. Flipped it over and the first word petroleum jelly followed by mineral oil, shea butter, beeswax, paraffin, etc. Why would anyone bother to advertise parabens free and sulfate free and then put in petroleum by products.
This is the reason, if there is no water in the product and you will not need to add preservatives. So do not be deceived by the claim that it does not contain parabens!
Sulfates I would affiliate it with some form of detergent, again why would you need detergent in a hand cream? So I have learn something new today. Take home message:
No water, no presertives required! So paraben free means squat!
Leave on products should not have detergent in it! So sulfate free works only if you buying something that cleans!
It infuriates me, how 'reputable' companies does such a wonderful job marketing a product when the money should really go into the product.