Five Best body lotions updated 2009

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The last Five Best for body was published at the beginning of the year and I think this update demonstrates that the quest for better can really pay off. This is an all-new Five Best body lotions that treat chin to toe with the reverence afforded by your favorite facial serum. Antiaging body lotions are finally coming of age.

The anti-aging heavy hitter is Osmotics Barrier Repair Body Silk (now available in our store).Sparituals Instinctual Organic Moisturizing Lotion, Smooth N Silky and Nutra-Lift’s White Chocolate Body Butter (you can buy it in the TIA store) are in the great value for money category as well as being proud purveyors of good ingredients. Also a good buy is gift-worthy Bubalina's pumpkin body butter. Although they haven't made it into this new Five Best, honorable mentions should go to Terralina (a very good moisturizing olive-based lotion) and Pevonia (my only quibble with it is that is a bit pricey for the amount you get) and Chella's Face and Body Lotion.

Ingredients in Nutra-Lift White Chocolate:

Organic aloe vera gel, seaweed, vitamin C ester, plant derived isotearyl palmitate, cetyl esters, plant derived gms 450, stearic acid, marine collagen, almond oil, sesame oil, organic white chocolate, vitamin B5 di-panthenol, DMAE, organic royal jelly, cocoa butter, hydrolyzed wheat protein, xanthum gum, natural mixed tocopherols & tocotrienols (vit.E) alpha lipoic acid, guarana, green tea, carrot extract, olive extract, shea butter, CO Q 10, grape seed extract, flax seed oil, hyaluronic acid, astaxanthin, vitamin B1, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin D, vitamin F, vitamin K, fruit flower complex, anti-aging complex, herbal complex, blue green algae, orange/cucumber extract, colloidal minerals.

Ingredients in Osmotics:

Purified water, squalane, glycerin, emulsifying wax NF, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, dimethicone, thermus thermophilus ferment, sodium hyaluronate, bismuth oxychloride, mica, silica, lanolin, phenoxyethanol, capryl glycol, ethylhexylglycerine, hexylene glycol, soybean sterol, carnosine, tetrahydrocurcumin, ceramide, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), linoleic acid, allantoin, stearic acid, lavender oil, carbomer, disodium EDTA, tromethamine.


Ingredients in Bubalina:

Organic aloe juice, organic sunflower oil, glyceryl stearate, kosher vegetable glycerin, octyl palmitate, organic coconut oil, cocoa butter, cetyl alcohol, potassium stearate, organic beeswax, jojoba oil, tamanu oil, carageenan (seaweed thickener), cucumber, borage oil, flax seed oil, organic evening primrose oil, organic rose hip oil, panthenol, allantoin, organic arnica, organic lavender, organic calendula, organic chamomile, grapeseed oil, macadamia, sodium carbomer, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexyl glycerin, organic ginger extract, pumpkin seed oil, pumpkin extract, pumpkin enzymes, FDA fragrance.

Ingredients in Smooth N Silky:

Aloe Vera Gel, Decyl Oleate, Safflower Oil, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Squalane, Cetyl Alcohol, Glucose and Fructose and Sucrose and Alanine and Glutamic Acid and Aspartic Acid and Hexyl Nicotinate, Wheat Germ Oil, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Soluble Marine Collagen, Hydrolyzed Elastin, d-Panthenol, Ginseng Extract, Guar Gum, Allantoin, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Corn Extract, Mango Butter, Olive Butter, Glycosaminoglycans, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrant Oil, Chlorophyll, Carrot Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid.

Ingredients in Sparituals:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin (plant derived), Cetearyl Olivate (Olive derived), Sorbitan Olivate (Olive derived), Cetearyl Alcohol & Ceteareth 20 (Coconut/Palm derived), Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut/Palm derived), Zingiber Officinale (Indonesian Ginger) Root Essential Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride (Coconut/Palm derived), Sorbitan Stearate (plant derived), Dimethicone, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Retinyl (Vitamin A) Palmitate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate.