Most creams and lotions you can buy off the shelf contain preservatives. They need preservatives because they contain water. Once you add water to the moisturizing oils, you need two things: emulsifiers to stop the water and the oil from separating, and preservatives to discourage the growth of harmful bacteria. Those preservatives, particularly, are not good for your skin. Many are "sensitizers," which, with repeated contact with the skin, will induce an allergic response in a small, but significant, portion of the population. We believe it is best to avoid anything that could be potentially harmful to you, our customers.
The Sampsons family of products is made with only natural ingredients. Our products contain no perfume, chemicals, dyes, preservatives or other synthetic additives. Every ingredient is carefully chosen for its potential benefits to your skin.