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What’s In Your Beauty?


The American beauty market accounts for 70 billion dollars, or 13 percent, of the global market, which is why consumers have more of a responsibility than ever to purchase ethically. So, what’s in your beauty?

Hand Over Heart makes that question easy to answer, with natural, plant-derived ingredients that are 100% cruelty-free, biodegradable, environmentally friendly, gluten-free, vegan, and never tested on animals. What’s more, all of our products are made in the U.S.

Our Pure Gardenia & Shea, natural body wash is a gentle, effective formula for everyone in the family. It works up a thick lather that nourishes and soothes dry, sensitive skin–a perfect solution for the eco-friendly and beauty-conscious person looking to minimize their impact without downgrading their skincare routine.

Sound too good to be true? Perhaps in the case of most natural products, it is, but at Hand Over Heart, we’ve found the right ingredients and combined them with a pH-balanced formula that delivers on our pledge in every bottle: If it doesn’t live up to your standards, it doesn’t live up to ours. We at Hand Over Heart give you an in-depth look into what’s in your beauty so you can feel right knowing you’ve chosen the most heart-centered product on the market.


Mmmm, gardenia. Synonyms include attractive, intoxicating, lush, just like your skin will be after using Hand Over Heart’s Pure Gardenia & Shea Body Wash.

Gardenia extract contains powerful antioxidants known as ferulic acid. It’s an old go-to skin remedy popularized in ancient Asia for its healing properties and subtle, alluring scent. The flower itself has a lush, full look. Gardenia extract works to buffer collagen content in skin, supporting elasticity and brightening texture and tone, keeping your skin nourished, smooth, and hydrated. Gardenia & Shea Body Wash leaves your skin petal-soft.

Gentle Formula:

Most body washes contain ingredients you can’t pronounce that create effects you never knew were necessary. Eye-numbing agents, for example, are only achieved by lowering the pH levels of detergents used in regular soaps, which requires chemicals. At Hand Over Heart, we don’t use any chemicals or detergents to make our soap because our natural ingredients are naturally gentle. How? Hand Over Heart turns to natural science for answers.

pH Balance:

pH stands for potential hydrogen and is generally a measurement of a liquid state. When we’re talking about pH in reference to skin, we’re talking about what scientists have deemed the acid mantle, a thin layer of moisture secreted by sebaceous and sweat glands to protect your skin. This mantle replenishes within an hour of a shower, so any ingredients you’re applying that aren’t influencing the natural processes of your skin are essentially canceled out.

Hand Over Heart works with the natural processes of your skin to help it rebalance its pH without harming the environment or your budget.


Hydration, Hydration, Hydration:

Pentalene glycol is the industry standard for natural replacements of chemical solutions. It is sourced from food byproducts of corn and sugarcane, making it the number one in socially-responsible, eco-friendly beauty resources. Pentalene glycol works to replace petroleum in the old industry standards. Plus, it has multiple benefits for your skin.

Hand Over Heart uses pentalene glycol for its emollient and antioxidant properties, but pentalene glycol is also what’s known as a skin humectant, a substance that draws moisture into the skin. Used in combination with glycerin, a hydrating liquid that is naturally occurring in the body as well as in soy, coconut, or palm, the base of our hydrating Pure Gardenia & Shea body wash starts by working with the base processes of your skin’s natural hydrating systems.

On top of this, we add coconut oil and shea butter, which are surprisingly more than just moisturizers.

Anti-oxidants & Anti-aging

Shea butter, coconut oil, and gardenia extracts have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, moisturizing, and unsurprisingly, antiaging properties. These work together with your skin’s natural moisturizing agents to rehydrate your skin.

Antioxidants in your Pure Gardenia & Shea Bodywash are a scientifically proven, effective way to prevent what is called reactive oxygen species, or ROS, advanced skin aging caused specifically by UV rays that leads to wrinkles and spots.


Then comes the coconut oil, which dermatologists have proven helps to moisturize your skin using what are called medium-chain fatty acids—lauric acid and linoleic acid. The former is antimicrobial and antibacterial while the latter serves to rehydrate the skin. The coconut oil in Hand Over Heart’s Pure Gardenia & Shea Body Wash also works as an emollient, buffering your skin against environmental hazards by delivering essential nutrients and moisture to your skin’s outermost layers, protecting it from harmful bacteria.


To top it all off, Hand Over Heart approaches all of our natural beauty and bath products from an ethical standpoint. We are certified 100% cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan, biodegradable, and never tested on animals. We are made in the U.S., reducing our carbon footprint by being on home soil, and we pledge to meet our customer’s standards in every product.

Pure Gardenia & Shea Body Wash is an ethical, natural addition to any beauty routine and is gentle enough for everyone in the family, even your little one. In uses for healing, anti-aging, and eczema-related or everyday hydration, Pure Gardenia & Shea Body Wash is ethical, affordable, sustainable, and scientifically natural.

Next time you choose a body wash, choose with your heart. Feel the gentle hydration and relax in the subtle scents of Hand Over Heart’s Pure Gardenia & Shea Body Wash.





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