Some beauty blog was impressed with Botani Boost Balancing Moisturizer because it uses Aloe Vera as the base along with other natural ingredients. Is she right? Let’s look at the label to find out.
This is the true “base” of the product.
Aloe Barbadensis (Leaf) Extract
Mostly water, but there is some evidence that aloe is good for skin.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Moisturizing oil. Most formulas would have a silicone or mineral oil as the most prominent “oil” in the formula.
Natural emulsifier. It’s unusual to see this as a primary emulsifier.
Humectant, attracts moisture.
Moisturizing oil that’s very similar to natural sebum in skin.
Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract
Thickener, emulsion stabilizer.
Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract
If this is the only preservative in this formula I’d be a bit worried about shelf life.
Leptospermum Petersonii (Australian Lemon Scented Tea Tree) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (French Lavender) Oil
Natural oils, unlikely to have any effect at low levels.
Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E)
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