Read the Label First - This should be your philosophy!
I get samples in the mail all the time.
Infact yesterday I got 2 one for Jergens for hand lotion with "shea butter"
in fact it says with pure African Shea Butter, a natural source of antioxiants & vitiamins.
Says it will "hydrate you to heaven!
In Just days you will see dull skin transform into skin that beams with healthy radiance & sliky softness"
Then I looked at the INGREDIENTS:
WATER, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), CETEARYL ALCOHOL,
GLYCERIN, PETROLATUM, CETEARETH-20, HYDROXYETHYL UREA,
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA)
SEED BUTTER, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, OCTYLDODECYL MYRISTATE, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, CETYL ESTERS, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, FRAGRANCE, ISOHEXADECANE, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, STEARIC ACID, CARBOMER, MINERAL OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN.
The second sample also from Jergens was for
Jergens Age Defying Multi-Vitamin Moisturizer-
Skin that spellbinds with youthful radiance is just a smooth stroke away. Combines a powerful cocktail of antioxidant vitamins and essential hydrators to help restore and rejuvenate skin that is beginning to show the signs of aging.
INGREDIENTS: WATER, GLYCERIN, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PETROLATUM,
MINERAL OIL, CETEARETH-20, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, DIMETHICONE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERYL DILAURATE, LECITHIN, STEARIC ACID, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, CARBOMER, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, ALCOHOL, DMDM HYDANTOIN, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, FRAGRANCE.