How many cosmetic products do you use on a daily basis? Soap, shampoo, body wash, lotion, deodorant, perfume, shaving cream, lip balm, lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, hair gel, mousse, hairspray, anti-aging cream; all of these products can be found in almost every American bathroom. Daily we apply these cosmetic products to our body without question. What you don’t know is that we apply an average of 80 synthetic ingredients to our bodies as well. Consumers aren’t aware that the Food and Drug Administration doesn’t review the safety of cosmetics and other skin and beauty products. Many chemicals restricted or prohibited by the European Union aren’t restricted in the United States. Most of these harmful ingredients are linked to cancer, hormone disruption, learning disabilities and other health related problems.
Neroli Rose, (www.nerolirose.com) a new skincare company which just recently launched is definitely an exception. Their line of 100% all natural Shea butter and essential oil products are a breath of fresh air in an industry polluted with harmful man-made compounds. All Neroli Rose ingredients either are organic, wild-crafted or ethically produced. There are no synthetic ingredients, chemicals or petroleum derivatives in any of their products.
Neroli Rose was created as a healthy alternative to the nylons, vinyls, phthalates, polymers, parabens and dyes that women routinely put on their skin. Each day the average woman uses 12 personal care products containing 168 chemical ingredients, many of which are toxic and derived from petroleum, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit research organization that runs an online cosmetic safety database (www.cosmeticsdatabase.com). Our bodies quickly absorb the plasticizers, flame-retardants and chemicals used in these products. Many companies have yet to test for daily, long term repeated use; to them you are only putting yourself at risk.
The Sudanese women who hand craft all of the Neroli Rose Lulu Life Shea butter products are a true testament to the long term effects of their exclusive brand of Shea butter. Their skin is soft, well hydrated, and shines with an inner glow. The creation and use of the Shea butter is an integral part of their culture, as the handmade lotion is applied daily from birth till death and keeps skin healthy even in the most brutal conditions.
Neroli Rose’s smooth, hydrating Lulu Life Shea butter from Southern Sudan is the finest natural moisturizer in the world. In Sudan, Shea butter is called Lulu, meaning “treasured pearl.” This natural botanical comes from the nut of the Vitellaria Nilotica tree, which grows only in East Africa. The trees grow wild, deep within the Sudanese forests, untouched by chemicals or fertilizers. Sudanese women carefully process their butter the way their ancestors did using an ancient, cold-pressed technique in order to preserve its nutritional value with abundant concentrations of vitamins A, E and anti-oxidants. Not all Shea butter is alike. Most consumers are used to West African Shea butter, often factory produced, with a hard consistency and a strong smell similar to olive oil. Because Nilotica pure Shea butter has a higher oil-than-fat content than Paradoxa from West Africa, it is soft to the touch and melts directly into the skin as soon as it is applied. The faint nutty aroma of Neroli Rose’s pure Shea butter fades when blended with their aromatic, organic essential oils.
Neroli Rose uses the best therapeutic-grade essential oils in the world and creates proprietary blends with intoxicating aromas that can enhance our physical and emotional well-being. Therapeutic-grade means they have retained the most aromatic compounds possible after being produced without herbicides and agrichemicals. Organic orange oil, for example, is used for its scent and its cancer-fighting properties. Sweet, wild-crafted lavender is used to calm the nerves, soothe skin and diminish muscle pain. The All Rose Face Cream uses the most exclusive Turkish rose oil, steam-distilled from thousands of actual rose petals. Their Crisp and Clean Hand Cream combines the antibacterial qualities of grapefruit, geranium, bergamot and sandalwood, which hydrates as it protects the skin. Every ingredient they use in every product they put their name on is food-grade. Unlike most lotions, Neroli Rose pure Shea butter moisturizers with pure essential oils do not contain water or alcohol. They are entirely vegan.