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Every week we receive dozens of queries about our products, their ingredients, and natural skin care in general. So we thought, why not share the answers around so that all our readers can benefit?
Here’s our pick of this week’s customer queries – and a special thank you to Waleska from our 100% vegan range, Gourmet Body Treats, for her contribution to this blog post. Remember – you can contact us any time by clicking here, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – we offer free skin care consultations and are always happy to answer your questions.
Q: Why do some of your face creams come in jars? Doesn’t this mean the product is exposed to air each time it’s opened?
It’s true that jars do make the product exposed to elements after each use, but since many of our face creams don’t contain any ‘filler’ ingredients such as water or emulsifiers, they’re often too thick to be housed in a pump-type container. Some of our suppliers such as Gourmet Body Treats have looked into aluminum tubes, but many skin care users have allergies to various metals. Gourmet Body Treats feel that glass containers are the most environmentally friendly choice and they don’t react with their product, keeping the products pure, safe and natural. Keeping the lid on and washing your hands prior to use or using a cosmetic spatula to apply the product will keep your cream germ free. Most of our products have a shelf life of 8-12 months after opening and we always encourage customers to use the products ritually to ensure no product gets wasted.
Q – Does your Gourmet Body Treats Gingko Biloba Toner contain any alcohol?
The Gourmet Body Treats Gingko Biloba Toner has a 1% alcohol content left over from distilling the witchhazel plant in organic alcohol, from Californian grapes unsuitable for wine production.
Gourmet Body Treats did originally try to distill their witchhazel extract using water, but they found that this left the witchhazel weak and diminished its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, mainly due to a reduced amount of tannins in the extract.
Q – What’s the difference between floral waters and essential oils? Do floral waters still contain essential oils?
The flower waters we used in many of our products do come from the plant – they are derived through steam distillation. The essential oil separates from the water during
distillation and, if the floral water is filtered into a separate container, then no essential oils are present in the floral water that ends up in the product. However, some of the plants’ natural healing properties are present in the final products such as alpha-Bisabolol, an anti–inflammatory. If you’re pregnant or suffer from allergies and you’re concerned about particular essential oils in a product containing floral waters, please ask us and we can advise you accordingly.
Q – How does the Vitamin C in your Gourmet Body Treats Vitamin C Booster work? Does it matter if the product is left open?
The vitamin C Gourmet Body Treats use is encapsulated in a stable plant based lipid. The product is housed in a dropper; but the vitamin C is released only after the surrounding plant based lipids melt after after application, releasing the vitamin C onto the skin. The plant based lipids are a combination of olive and coconut oils.
We hope you found these Q&As helpful – and if you have any other queries for us, we’d love to hear from you! You can contact us here.
…Until next time! xx
Evening Primrose Oil is quite an amazing ingredient, with incredible healing properties. It’s well known for its effect on hormone regulation, and is used in the treatment of pre/post-menstrual syndrome, menopause and endometriosis. Evening Primrose Oil contains a high concentration of gamma-linoleic acid or GLA, a fatty acid. GLA interferes with the production of prostaglandins during menstruation, lessening menstrual cramps and potentially decreasing other menstrual symptoms such as breast tenderness and cravings.
Evening Primrose Oil has has an equally healing effect on various skin conditions, including acne, eczema and rosacea. Some studies have indicated Evening Primrose Oil to have a significantly greater effect than a placebo on inflammation in eczema sufferers. Its ability to reduce inflammation also makes it effective against rosacea. The fatty acids in the oil work to dilute sebum, which is over-secreted in many acne sufferers.
… in our Gourmet Body Treats Herbal Makeup Remover
(arriving on the website soon!)
Packed with powerful antioxidant oils high in vitamins and minerals. Can remove all kinds of makeup, from mascara to mineral powders.
… in our Mokosh Face Oil for Normal Skin
Great for combination skin types, this beautiful blend of unrefined and organic/biodynamic oils balances and rejuvenates. Also contains jojoba, lavender and frankincense oils.
… in our Oz Goddess Eye & Fine Line Cream
Packed with natural anti-agers, this regenerating cream smoothes fine lines and lightens dark circles with active ingredients such as Australian chia oil, kakadu plum and wattle seed extracts.
Have you used Evening Primrose Oil as a treatment for any of the above ailments? What was your experience? We’d love to hear from you!
..Until next time xx
Their culinary appeal is well established – but did you know that coffee and chocolate also offer health benefits, including the maintenance of healthy skin?
Coffee is the latest cult ingredient in eye creams and oils due to its ability to reduce inflammation and under-eye circles. A 1981 study conducted at Seoul National University found that the anti-inflammatory properties of caffeine were comparable to those of aspirin; whilst an earlier study conducted in 1979 at the University of Tennessee found that adding caffeine to topical anti-inflammatory treatments significantly increased their effectiveness.
Caffeine is also a vasodilator (it acts to dilate blood vessels), so it encourages blood flow around the eye, which is what makes it so effective against dark circles.
As well as being choc-full of antioxidants (pardon the pun!), a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who ate chocolate or cocoa-containing foods experienced lower blood pressures and small improvements in blood vessel response to increases in circulation. The research also hinted that chocolate lovers had lower levels of insulin, the hormone that controls blood sugar.
Because of its antioxidant properties (raw chocolate is the highest known source of antioxidants), chocolate acts to fight free radicals and stimulate circulation, and may act to decrease the skin’s sensitivity to UV radiation.
“In a double-blind study in Germany, women who drank a cocoa beverage high in antioxidants called flavonols daily experienced reduced skin redness in response to UV-light exposure—15 percent less than usual after six weeks and 25 percent less at 12 weeks—while a group given a low-flavonol cocoa drink had no change. The women also showed significant improvements in their skins’ texture and hydration, which the investigators believe were attributable to measurably improved blood flow to the skin.” (Allure.com)
Check out our collection of coffee and chocolate skin care below!
Raw Gaia Raw Chocolate Face Pack
Brightens, clarifies and smoothes while reducing pigmentation.
The Little Alchemist Anti-Aging Defense Complex
Targeted anti-aging from the best that nature has to offer!
100% Pure Coffee Cherry Sun Damage Corrective Cream
Addresses the signs of ageing and sun damage with coffee cherry, green coffee and green tea.
100% Pure Caffeine Coffee Bean Eye Cream
Backed up by research, this little wonder product is a cult favourite, and a girl’s best friend against dark under-eye circles and puffiness.
Have you tried any of the yummy skin care above? Share your thoughts! We’d love to hear from you.
..Until next time xx