Just in: Nurture My Body’s Exfoliating Cleanser has so many good things in it that I want to leave it on for several minutes before rinsing off. I also love Nurture My Body’s Cleansing Milk and Cream Cleanser - and as a rule I don’t even like creamy cleansers!. The Nurture My Body range is reasonably priced given the quality of the ingredients.

The exfoliator leaves my skin looking radiant and feeling soft. The best part – as this is a bit of an obsession right now – is that it closes the open pores on my nose. All of this was accomplished gently and effectively with jojoba beads doing the scrubbing part. There's anti-inflammatory and soothing chamomile, healing calendula and antioxidant hops. Comfrey is a Nurture My Body favorite and it can speed up the replacement of skin cells as well as providing some protection against the sun.

The cleansing milk has plantain as a cleansing agent and anti-inflammatory burdock. This is a useful antiager with a research pedigree to back it up. In vivo tests revealed that a 1.2 percent burdock fruit extract formulation applied twice daily to the forearm over a 12 week period resulted in a 1.3 increased fold of procollagen content plus increased hyaluronan levels. In addition, when applied to the face, facial wrinkles were significantly reduced.

The cleansing cream majors on avocado oil. Avocados are still the unsung heroes amongst superfoods. They are packed with more than enough oleic acid to get your omega fix and the oleic helps other ingredients penetrate the skin because it is so similar to the skin’s sebum. Avos are also a great source of vitamin E and folate, essential for dividing skin cells. Meanwhile, dandelion root is an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin A and vitamin C and chickweed consoles irritated and flakey skin.

NMB tends to feature lavender in its products. As some of you may know, lavender oil has recently become a controversial ingredient. However, my research on lavender suggests that only direct contact with pure lavender oil should be avoided as the potentially carcinogenic component of the oil, linalool, seems to be dose dependent.

Ingredients in exfoliating cleanser

Purified Water, Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract**, Vegetable Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Beads, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Infusion**, Rosa Damascena (Rosebud) Infusion***, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Infusion**, Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) Infusion**, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Infusion**, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey Leaf) Infusion**, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel**, Carthamnus Tinctorius (High Oleic Safflower) Oil**, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed) Oil**, Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Hydrosol**, Xanthan Gum, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Olive Squalane Oil, Glycine Soja (Soy Lecithin), Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Essential Oil**, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Essential Oil**, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Essential Oil*, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Essential Oil**, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Essential Oil**, Myrtus Communis (Green Myrtle) Essential Oil**, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) CO2**, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) CO2**, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Extract

Ingredients in Cleansing Milk

Purified Water, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax NF, Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract**, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel**, Vegetable Glycerin, Carthamnus Tinctorius (High Oleic Safflower) Oil**, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil**, Arctium Lappa (Burdock Root) Infusion**, Humulus Lupulus (Hops Flowers) Infusion**, Echinacea Angustifolia (Coneflower) Infusion**, Plantago Major (Plantain Leaf) Infusion**, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Leaf) Infusion**, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Root) Infusion**, Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Hydrosol**, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Hydrosol**, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Essential Oil**, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Essential Oil**, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cypress) Essential** Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) CO2**, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) CO2**, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Extract

Ingredients in Cream Cleanser

Purified Water, Carthamnus Tinctorius (High Oleic Safflower) Oil**, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax NF, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil**, Vegetable Glycerin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil**, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa Leaf) Infusion**/****, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey Leaf) Infusion**, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey Root) Infusion**, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile Flowers) Infusion**, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Infusion**, Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Hydrosol**, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel**, Calendula Officinalis (Pot Marigold) CO2**, Lavandula Officinalis (Lavender) Essential Oil**, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Essential Oil****, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Essential Oil**, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) CO2**, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) CO2**, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Extract

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