Jennifer then made it her mission to create a lotion that would soothe sensitive skin and actually help her eczema without filling her body with toxins. Enter Leaf Therapeutics Skin Therapy Lotion, an unscented, hypoallergenic, soothing, and best of all, safe for sensitive skin of all types. (I will definitely be trying it on the dried chapped spots around my kiddos' mouths since this doesn't have mineral oil or petroleum or any of those other no-no's). The EWG (Environmental Working Group) gave it arating of 1 for low toxicity, and Mommy Scene made it a 2015 Green Scene Award Winner (you can read their review here).
Here are some of the specifics:
The primary component, Urea, acts to moisturize, decrease discomfort, reduce inflammation, accelerate wound healing, and improve cellular renewal. Urea also makes skin more permeable to other ingredients. For this reason, products containing urea should be non-toxic (Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion has the lowest toxicity ingredients available for a lotion with water content). The ingredients in Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion are safe, nourishing and nonirritating. The preservative in Leaf Skin Therapy Lotion is naturally derived Radish Root Ferment. It contains Goldenseal extract, which is anti-microbial, and helps to act as a preservative, too. Goldenseal is also anti-inflammatory and is used to treat eczema, wound infections, itching and rashes. Tocopherol is a naturally occurring compound related to Vitamin E; it is a skin conditioning agent.