Review: NADIAZ New Life natural body butter by ZLLVs

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Review: NADIAZ New Life natural body butter

How important is it to have access to organic products? Nowadays it is essential. We have become wiser and we want to know what kind of beauty products are being applied to our skin. We reject parabens, we are aware of dimethicone, we realize that a lot of chemicals that our mothers and we ourselves used in the past without thinking, without having any idea of the harsh consequences of using them, are banned from companies pro-, ecologically protected, pro-animal protection, and so on. We see now our beautiful cosmetic labels saying Naturally based, Paraben free, Free of harmful chemicals, Cruelty-free, Gluten free, Hypoallergenic… and realize how relevant it is to use natural products, not only internally but externally as well. At the same time, we are more aware of the capacity of the biosphere to meet the needs of the present generation, without hindering future generations from being able to meet their needs. This means using our natural resources wisely in the short-term so that these resources are available in the long-term. This is exactly what Wikipedia says when defining the term “ecological sustainability.”

I enjoy writing about these subjects and using organic products as much as possible. Some are made with products base that we know. And then, some are that are used in remote areas of the world. How ethnic groups have survived in harsh areas with extreme temperatures below or above Fahrenheit by serving themselves from the nature surrounding them is amazing.

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I have tested these days a natural from NadiaZ that belongs to this category of “ethnic beauty formulas”. In other words, these are beauty products related to a population subgroup (within a larger or dominant national or cultural group) with a common national or cultural tradition. The natural body butter I’m featuring in this post, has in its formula, according to the website, “the best-kept-wild-crafted secrets of the san Kalahari people who care for their skin”.

So, who are the san Kalahari people?

We have seen documentaries about them. They are members of various indigenous hunter-gatherer people of Southern Africa, whose territories span Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and South Africa.

How they live, interact, hunt, protect themselves from the wild is absolutely amazing. But more amazing, to me, is a particular way of economy they used, called “gift economy”:

Traditionally, the San were an egalitarian society. Although they had hereditary chiefs, their authority was limited. The San made decisions among themselves by consensus,with women treated as relative equals. San economy was a gift economy, based on giving each other gifts regularly rather than on trading or purchasing goods and services. Wikipedia

Because of the growing areas in Africa, these people’s way of life is changing little by little. Their ancestral way of society is one of the most interesting and we need to be aware of these aspects globally speaking.

One of the most interesting characteristics of this natural body butter by NADIAZ that I tested during this week has to do with its texture. What appears to be a rather solid butter, becomes fluid and almost watery when applied on my skin, although there is no water in the formula. Some of the ingredients are also new to me.

CHARACTERISTICS:

100% natural plant ingredients.

Virgin Vegetable oils

No synthetic fragrances

No chemical preservatives

Concentrated water-free formulation

Vegan

AIM:

Protects the skin from harsh elements
Reduces irritations, stretch marks and wrinkles

SKIN TYPES:

Suitable for dry, sensitive, devitalized or allergy-prone skin. All climates are suitable for the use of this natural body butter. Unisex. There is a version suitable for pregnant women and for babies.

EXCEPTIONS:

People with skin reactions to avocado oil (skin breakouts) Read further below Cosdna section.

My skin is sensitive, but no allergy or reaction came out from using this body butter after having used it daily for seven days. Also, this is a body butter and not a face cream or oil.

From the website: Contains tree nuts, kernel, and unrefined virgin seed oils. May have been in contact with bee and dairy products. Shea butter contains kariten, a component of latex. People allergic to latex should test first or seek medical advice. To limit the occurrence of allergies, it is recommendable to reduce sources of allergens at home (ambient perfumes, deodorizers, scented candles, harsh detergents, humidity and molds, smoke etc) and test for food or contact allergies.

INGREDIENTS and INTERESTING FACTS:

The ingredients that make part of this natural body butter are: