If the brands you're using aren't made with a few of these simple natural ingredients, then what purpose do they really serve?
Aloe Vera- The plant has been shown in studies to help heal minor wounds faster than standard creams, used as an antibacterial, and contains vitamins and minerals that can ease eczema and psoriasis flare-ups. As for hair, it works wonders in promoting a shine and moisture in hair, and may lessen hair loss and dandruff
Candelillia - The wax derived from the leaves of the small Candelilla shrub. Native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States it's a vegan substitute for beeswax. Used in place of other waxes it adds texture a is a great ingredient to add to lip balms, mustache wax, moisturizers, lotions and massage bars.
Coconut Oil- Rich in proteins, antioxidants, antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial. Used to relax facial hairs before shaving it also acts as a great support for hair growth. Since it has good antioxidant properties, it contains vitamin E and is also great for hardened and cracked feet.
Essential Oils- These oils have been used since antiquity for their medicinal and therapeutic properties. Extracted or distilled from various parts of plants, trees, flowers, fruits, leaves, stem, roots and bark, the penetrate deeply into hair follicles and the skin, and help produce healthier looking skin and hair.
Fruits, Nuts, Spices & Herbs – Fruits add Vitamin C and protein, which are the basic structure of your skin. Collagen breakdown can leave your skin saggy, and vitamin C will help tighten it back up.
Nuts - especially almonds, contain antioxidants and Vitamin E, which helps your skin hold in moisture.
Herbs- Green leafy herbs are rich in beta-carotene, and powerful antioxidants known for their ability to renew and repair the skin.
Hemp Seed Oil- Hemp seed oil has a long history of use dating back to Eastern culture as a multi-purpose natural remedy. While the oil contains no THC, education is quickly prevailing as consumers become increasingly aware of its health benefits. Extracted from the hemp plant, cold pressed and refined, hemp seed oil has a rich, nutty flavor and is used as a moisturizer in natural cosmetics, lotions, and facial creams. Dubbed "Nature's most perfectly balanced oil", it contains the perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of Omega 6 (linoleic/ LA) to Omega 3 (alpha-linolenic/ LNA) essential fatty acids, determined to be the optimum requirement for long-term healthy human nutrition.
Olive Oil- It contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Olive oil penetrates deeply into the skin while providing a cleansing effect and usefulness in exfoliating applications. Many men have replaced the use of shaving cream with olive oil after discovering how close a shave they can get with the and how it can also be used as an aftershave.
Shae Butter-Imported from Africa, it contains the cinnamic acid, a substance very close related to cinnamon. Derived from the seed of the Shae Tree the cream is extracted and prepared without use of chemicals or preservatives.
Vitamin E- Found in many natural oils, it is an antioxidant that helps repair and build tissue and may help reduce inflammation.