body lotion summer

How to choose a body lotion that works for you

In summer we need to focus more on body care to ensure that our skin gets enough moisture. Excessive perspiration, sunshine and water all dry skin. Body lotions are used on relatively large skin area and even several times a day and we usually do not wash our hands after applying lotion. These are the reasons why we need to be extra cautious when choosing our body lotion.

Beneficial ingredients
From the range of body lotions, it’s better to choose organic oils and waxes and its derivatives than synthetic skin softeners. These ingredients regenerate the cracks on the surface of skin, hydrate skin and help its natural defensive functions. The beneficial ingredients are olive, almond, Jojoba, coconut, sunflower and Argan oil and Shea butter (or Karite butter) and cocoa butter.

The body lotions of ILCSI Natural Skincare are made of natural plant oils and the phyto ingredients are from organic cultivation. With the help of natural ingredients we can target any skin type and skin problem.

  • Rose Petal Body Lotion – for loose, dehydrated skin
  • Stonecrop Body Lotion with Aloe – after sunbathing or sunbed use, to compensate harmful effects
  • Grape Stem Cell Body Lotion – for deep-layer water deficient skin, mature skin
  • Anti-ageing & Hyaluron Body Lotion – has great water binding properties, so recommended for dehydrated skin
  • Carotene Extra Body Lotion – with bioflavonoids and carotenoids to regenerate skin, use it before and after sunbathing for a dewy glow
  • Revitalizing Paprika Body Lotion – Boosts circulation, strengthens the connective tissue, especially recommended to treat cellulite

We cannot imagine all the different ingredients that we should watch out for when choosing a product. Here are some ingredients that you will NEVER find in the body lotions manufactured by ILCSI:

Emollients or skin softener ingredients
These are the main ingredients of body lotions and have hydrating effect. The key ones are the paraffin oil, vaseline, silicone, myrystil mystrate. The main issue with them is that they have occlusive effects, they close the skin’s pores and prevent some natural functions (such as evaporation, the grease and bacteria cannot reach to the surface of the skin, dead skin cells cannot peel off). Therefore these ingredients should be avoided by those with oily skin and acne.

The emulsifiers are the key ingredient of hydrating creams and body lotions, helping the mix of fat and oil. The ethoxylate agents (PEG-s, ceteth-20, steraeth-20) are critical, the key issue is that during their production 1,4 Dioxane is created as a by-product of ethoxylation that can be harmful to the human body.

The parabens known as xenoestrogens (metyl, ethyl, butyl and benzylparabene) are critical. These are synthetic molecules that imitate the effects of natural oestrogen hormones in human body. They absorb fast and pile up in human tissues. They have an impact on the whole hormone system – sex glands, pituitary gland, thyroid gland – and several studies have highlighted their possible link to breast cancer.

In some body lotions we can find the ingredient aluminium starch octenylsuccinate that is a type of startch and used to prevent agglomeration of products. This has very high risk factors and it is contaminated with heavy metals, lead and arsen, and its aluminium content is neurotoxic, damages the nervous system.

These harmful ingredients are nowhere to be found in our products, so consider ILCSI when picking your next body lotion.

Have a great summer holiday!