I am not one to rant but something got my back up this evening. Settling down after numerous visits to calm my daughter down for the night, I picked up the national newspaper to read. I am always interested in checking out the "beauty section". Alas, there is a mention of a beauty icon the Bio Oil which goes on as "It contains only herbal ingredients, has no preservatives and has not been tested on animals". Fair enough but check this ingredient listing out from the manufacturer's site:
Complete ingredients listing: Paraffinum Liquidum, Triisononanoin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, BHT (butylated hydroxy toulene), Bisabolol, Parfum, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, CI 26100.
Not that I use this particular oil as I make my own but I ask myself time and time again, why are consumers always being lied to? Then again it is what some would refer to as marketing!!!