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Skin Care Products So Pure You can Eat Them

 

We are avid ingredient readers, and we hope you are too. We know that anything you put on your skin can be absorbed into your tissues and even into your blood stream.

A 2010 study by a Swiss research team confirmed this with some scary findings. The team tested the breast milk of nursing mothers and found that 85% of the samples contained dangerous chemicals commonly found in commercial cosmetics and sunscreens.

Since none of these women were eating their makeup or sunblock there is only one way the compounds got into their bodies: through their skin.What does this mean for the health of these mothers or, even more importantly, the babies drinking their milk? At this point, no one really knows. What is known is that many of these same chemicals are known to be carcinogenic (cancer causing), and can also disrupt our endocrine system by interfering with hormone activity.

Skin Care Products So Pure, You Can Eat Them -- Yes, Really
One of our philosophies here at Sunfood is to not put anything on our skin that we wouldn’t want in our bodies. That’s why our favorite skin care products are pure and natural enough to eat.So, if you’re looking for creams and lotions to help repair or prevent skin damage, here are our top 3, single-ingredient, skin care choices. This isn’t just skin cream, this is skin food.Our Shea Butter, Cacao (Cocoa) Butter and Coconut Oil are all 100% pure and cold-processed. They contain no additives, artificial fragrances or colors. Each of these incredible products can be eaten or applied to the skin.

Shea Butter

1208 - Shea Butter, 8 oz.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
raw, wild crafted/sustainably harvested
Shea Butter, 8 oz.
raw, wild crafted/sustainably harvested

$19.95Add to Cart

Shea Butter is the oil extracted from the African karite tree, which grows wild on the savannahs of West and Central Africa. Shea butter is abundant in natural tocopherols (vitamin E), cinnamic esters, unsaponifiable fats and offers unparalleled moisturizing properties. Shea butter also serves as natural UV protection, helping to prevent premature aging.

Shea Butter has a long history of successful application in alleviating and dramatically improving numerous conditions of the skin, including itching, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, soreness, wounds, burns, scarring and stretch marks. Sunfood Shea butter is raw, cold-processed, unfiltered and unrefined so it retains all of its inherent beneficial properties.

Cacao (Cocoa) Butter

1912 - Cacao Butter, 14 oz, Organic, Raw<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Amber Jar
Cacao Butter, 14 oz, Organic, Raw
Amber Jar

$32.95Add to Cart

Cacao butter is the pure oil of the cacao bean. When applied to the skin, cacao butter is a powerful natural moisturizer and can help repair chapped skin and lips and to prevent dry, itchy skin. The antioxidants in cacao butter help protect the skin from free-radicals that can damage skin at the cellular level.

Cacao butter can penetrate deep into the skin, through the top layer (epidermis) to the middle layer (dermis) where it can help to reduce scar tissue. Cacao butter also has the incredibly delicious smell of chocolate and makes an epic massage oil. 

Coconut Butter (Oil)

0459 - Coconut Oil/Butter, 24oz, Sunfood<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
raw, certified organic
Coconut Oil/Butter, 24oz, Sunfood
raw, certified organic

$29.95Add to Cart

Coconut oil has many health giving properties as both a food and a skin treatment. It is abundant in medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) which help the skin retain moisture and make it smooth to the touch. The saturated fats in coconut oil, such as capric acid and lauric acid, are naturally disinfecting and anti-microbial which can help to protect the skin and fight off infections.

Coconut oil also contains vitamin E, which promotes the growth and repair of skin, and helps to prevent aging and wrinkling.Pure coconut oil can help to protect and beautify from the inside out, and the outside in. 

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