I have been using Khiels Creme de Corps all over my body every single day for about as far back as I can remember. I remember the first time I used it, I was addicted!!! It’s so creamy, smooth, and it kept my skin supple and shiny all day. I had never felt more moisturized.
Over the years I’ve gotten really interested in my health and it has paid off tremendously. Admittedly, though, I haven’t really taken my beauty products seriously until recently. I guess that before, there just wasn’t a lot of research on the ingredients in skin products — so there wasn’t a lot of information out there. But, the more I find out, the more I want to know and this year, I want to know EVERYTHING.
Recent studies have revealed some shocking information about the ingredients in our everyday beauty products. And sadly, Khiels is right there with those (SAD SAD SAD). I have been on the hunt to replace my (beautiful! beloved!) lotion for about a year now but NOTHING…and I mean nothing has even compared. I always come crying back, begging my giant bottle of Creme de Corps for forgiveness. But not this time. I’m on a mission to replace ALL of my toxic beauty products, which you know, if you’ve been keeping up. THAT MEANS THE CORPS.
I never thought in a million years that I would be replacing it with a product that was made in my hometown (that, according to Google, has a population of 2,849). I needed a product that was safe but most importantly EFFECTIVE. I needed something exactly like Khiels, but I found something better: Greenwell & Co Luxe Natural Skincare!
I’m BEGGING you to check your beauty products right now for the following BOLD ingredients...
Long Story Short
1. Parabens increase the risk of breast cancer.
2. Parabens increase estrogen.
Studies have shown that some parabens can mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in the body’s cells, and while estrogenic activity is associated with certain forms of breast cancer, parabens have been found present in breast tumors. Sulfates are concerning because they were found to break down proteins, which can lead to a degenerative effect on the cell membranes. Sulfates were also found to leave residue in the heart, lungs, and brain.
While the most common parabens also have “paraben” in their name — butylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben — they can also be listed as Alkyl parahydroxy benzoates.
You baby-proof your home, but how about your beauty regimen? Parabens are not only harmful to female adults. They are also harmful to children.
Some toiletries for babies contain parabens that can get absorbed into your baby’s developing body. Other times, parents use products on their own skin that can transfer parabens to their child. This is especially true when the child is in the womb and a mother rubs a cleanser or lotion on her belly that contains parabens.
A publication by the American Chemical Society in December 2013 showed that researchers are becoming increasingly concerned with the exposure of parabens in kids. Toddlers and babies are more likely to be hurt by parabens than adult women. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reportedly suspects that 90% of babies are exposed to parabens in urine, breast milk and blood.
I have completely made the switch to organic lotion thanks to the help of Greenwell & Co Luxe Natural Skincare Products.
With all of the elements that our largest, most-protective layer endures daily, there is no better way to pamper it than with their amazing body butters and body scrubs. Handcrafted using premium ingredients that are 100% USDA-certified and free of harmful chemicals and by-products, you will see the difference almost immediately. And you don't want to skimp on those kissers either! Their lip butter will make those lips look and feel better than they ever have!
I've literally had to stop using the Coco Loco Body Butter because my pup won't stop licking me when I wear it! It's THAT good.
Greenwell & Co. Luxe Skin Care Nourishment, LLC began in early 2016, when dry, cracked skin really became an issue in creator, Stephanie Greenwell's life. As a wife and mother of six, Stephanie wanted to create something that would combat winter skin dryness and summertime foot issues often seen in her children's skin, as well as her own.
She started making her own recipes in 2015, and using them on herself and her children, and giving products to her friends for testing purposes. After making several adjustments, even a few recipe fails, Stephanie finally created the most perfect body butter - one that wasn't too oily nor too dry, one that spread easily, one that reduced or eliminated dry skin issues, and one that was good for the skin.
When those initial reviews came back from family and friends, Stephanie knew she was onto something amazing. She began seeking out companies that produced 100% USDA-certified ingredients, and those ingredients also had to be raw, cold-pressed, unrefined, and free of preservatives, harmful chemicals, animal cruelty testing, parabens, GMOs, hexane, gluten, and a multitude of other things that can harm our skin and our internal systems.
For a limited time, you can use my code CANDICE15 for orders over $25 to receive 15% off. AND Stephanie is going to GIVE AWAY a small butter and scrub set to ANYONE that follows @greenwellandco on Instagram AND comments on the post.
AND just so you know, I was not paid for this post. Stephanie gave me some products to try because she knew I would fall in love.