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D.Sherell Body Balms

So, let's talk about our Mintalicious Body Balm for an example.

Our whipped body oil has been reformulated to be more gel-like which enables us to ship this wonderful item to you in the warm months without fear of it melting and destablizing during shipping when the item could possibly be held in a hot warehouse over the weekend. They have ingredients that benefit your skin. Keep in mind cosmetics provide a temporary improvement in appearance and texture. They are not medicinal. We do make any medical claims about our products, but most especially our balms. We just know what we know and will share that knowledge to help you make informed decisions about our products.

What are the ingredients?

Shea Butter: A wonderful occlusive oil/butter that helps trap moisture in the skin. It's great for softening, conditioning, and toning skin. It's the main ingredient because of it's comodegenic rating of 0. That's just a simple way to say it will not clog pores. Even people with "teen face" do not have to worry about shea butter contributing to their problem skin. it is used up to 40% in our formulation.

Olive Oil: It's hydrating and used to soften skin. This oil is often used to help the appearance of stretch marks. It's a 2 on the comedogenic rating scale, because it is a heavy oil. If you have "teen face" type skin, then the moderate number would normally be something you should avoid. However because of the way this product is formulated, you can use it without experiencing the potentially pore clogging effects. It is used up to 15% in our formulation.

Grapeseed Oil: This oil is full of vitamin E, which is excellent for locking in moisture. This vitamin plays an essential role in softening and hydrating the skin's outer layer. Meanwhile, it's superstar fatty acid components fortify the skin barrier while smoothing and balancing the skin. It's comedogenic rating is 1. It's another great oil. It is used up to 5% in our formulation.

Candilillia Wax: This wax spreads easier and is absorbed by the skin easier than Beeswax. In our body balm it minimizes stretch marks, hydrates the skin and to clear parched, scaly skin. It's also a wonderful natural binder for cosmetic ingredients. It's comedogenic rating is 1. It's also used to make our formulation clearer and firmer. It is used up to 30% in our formulation.

Apricot Kernel Oil: Just a little bit will do ya. It's the final oil ingredient in our balms. It nourishes the skin to decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin tone, and increases skin radiance. It's comedogenic rating is 2. Hence the reason we only use up to 3% in our formulation.

Cetyl Alcohol: In our body balm it is an emollient. It has the ability to soften and smooth flakiness on the skin, which helps to reduce the appearance of rough, dry skin. Emollients are also occlusive agents, meaning they help prevent water loss from the skin. It's comedogenic rating is 0 when used in the formulation in under 10%. So, that's what we do.

Cocoa Butter: This is an excellent butter for reducing the appearance of scars and blemishes. A lot of women believe it helps with stretch marks. It's a wonderful occlusive ingredient that helps to eliminate transdermal water loss. I forgot to keep it simple. It traps moisture into the skin. It's used up to 5% of our formulation to help stiffen the balm in addition to it's skin loving benefits.

Essential Oil: We use essential oils in our balms unless customers request some kind of fragrance oil. Their concentration in our formulation is up to 3% which is less than the IFRA limit for peppermint. Our mintalicious has peppermint, spearmint bergamot, and clary sage.

So, you see. We don't use superflous ingredient. Everything benefits you. We don't use fillers because we want you to get great results from using our products. We want them to last you a while, because you won't have to use a lot. We aren't saying we make the best balms on the market. We just believe we do.

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