We’re always skeptical about so called “natural” products because they typically use standard “synthetic” ingredients and sprinkle in a few natural extracts. Nature’s Gate Herbal Hand cream is different however- this one really walks the talk. Using emulsifiers like Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides and Sorbitan Stearate (made from plant starches) and even Glyceryl Undecylenate which is made from castor oil. If you’re concerned about avoiding petrochemicals then this product is for you.
There are two potential downsides: First is the scent. The natural fragrance components can’t match synthetic fragrances for covering base odor. So, this lotion smells oily. It’s no Bath and Body works, that’s for sure. Second, since the product doesn’t use petrochemicals it doesn’t contain any petrolatum which is one of the absolute best skin moisturizers. Therefore you maybe be trading some moisturzing efficay to get more “naturalness.”
Nature’s Gate Herbal Hand Cream Ingredients
Water, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Fragrance**, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Stearate, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Bark Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide.
Disclaimer: We’re big time bloggers so we got a sample of this product for FREE. You’re not so lucky so before you spend your hard cash on anything we tell you about, please do your own research.