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|Alaffia Everyday Coconut Body Lotion, Face Scrub and Face Cream|
For most of my life, I have used Lush's Skin Drink but recently stopped when I noticed it now contains parabens. These endocrine disruptors are linked to all kinds of nastiness including breast cancer. [Interesting that Lush's tag line is "Fresh, handmade cosmetics." Parabens are neither fresh nor handmade. When I wrote Lush and told them my point of view, I received a defensive, corporate form email.]
Long story short: I was looking for moisturizers and products to replace Lush products, without breaking the bank. Although I love 100 Percent Pure products, they can be pricey. One day, I spied Alaffia Everyday Coconut products in my local Whole Foods and amazingly, they were affordable. The 32 ounce bottle of Body Lotion cost about $14; the Alaffia Everyday Coconut Face Scrub was about $9 and the Night Face Cream was about $7. I love the smell of coconut, and I love a bargain. Plus, these are vegan, cruelty-free, fair-trade, and they donate a portion of their profits to charity. Ding, ding, ding! But how do Alaffia skin care products compare to higher end products? Read on.
|Alaffia Everyday Coconut Nighttime Replenishing Face Cream|
|Mostly pronouncable ingredients|
Only one ingredient – phenoxyethanol – is questionable, but the Environmental Working Group lists it as fairly low risk. In case you were wondering, polysorbate 20 is an emulsifier and is also low risk, as is potassium sorbate, which is a preservative. I prefer 100% natural but I can live with these, especially because they are at the end of the list.
|Alaffia Everyday Coconut Body Lotion|
|Similar ingredient list.|
|Alaffia Everyday Face Scrub|
|More mostly simple ingredients.|
Would I buy these products again? Yes, indeedy! Has anyone else tried them?
You can find Alaffia products at Whole Foods and online