THE REAL

MUSE

August 19, 2020

At times I will have a look at other brands and products, mostly to see what their products contain and I am often shocked. Mostly because of the retail price and the 'false' marketing of such products. What commonly is known as 'Greenwashing'. Recently I came across a cruelty free skincare brand that seemingly sells an ‘85% Natural’, ‘Palm Oil Free’ Body Lotion. It was a fair size bottle and was very ‘reasonably’ priced. I had a look at the ingredients (as below) and I could immediately ascertain why.

Aqua (Water), Parrafinum Liquid, Gylcerine, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerl Stearate, Triethananolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Benzoate.

I will break down the highlighted ingredients:



Paraffinum liquid, also known as mineral oilis a substance derived from Petroleum. Used widely in cosmetics, it is a cheap way of hydrating skin but can also block pores. 

Glycerine. This is a plant derived liquid that is also very versatile and indeed, even edi...

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