Water, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, mineral oil, cetearyl alcohol, urea, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, avena sativa (oat) meal extract, dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, ceteth-10 phosphate, dicetyl phosphate, carbomer, cyclohexasiloxane, cetearyl glucoside, disodium EDTA, ethylhexylglycerin, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, fragrance, yellow 10, red 40, blue 1. These are the ingredients for the St. Ives brand Naturally Soothing oat meal and shea butter body lotion. What are all these chemicals?
Just googled dimethicone. Its a type of silicone oil. This would give a thin, rubber like coating wherever its spread, inhibiting the skin from doing what it needs to do. What will this do to your skin? Remember, your skin is also ABSORBING this silicon oil, what is it doing inside you? How about disodium EDTA, which alters your skin structure to allow deeper penetration of the other chemicals? Its not just food we have to be careful about, its everything! Skin moisturizers, medical salves, shaving creams, soap, detergents, you name it. Read your ingredients before purchasing. Make your goal this year to get rid of chemical products and either make or buy natural ones. Your body and soul will thank you.
May God grant you all peace.