Want radiant skin all year long? Want softer, smoother, glowing skin?
Of course, who doesn’t?
Want to improve your skin without surgery, injections, or some other aggressive treatment?
The top five ingredients to look for any skin care product to help maintain and improve the appearance of your skin are as follows:
- Quality Butters
- Quality Oils
- Glycerin or Urea
- Vitamin & Minerals
- Raw Honey
Quality Butters: In our soaps, lotions, creams, and body butters we use the best quality butters. Cocoa Butter, Kokum Butter, Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Illipe Butter, Murumuru Butter, Tucuma Butter, and rounding out the list Cupuacu Butter. These butters are rich in Vitamins A, B, C and omega 3 and omega 6. They have been proven to help skin recover moisture and elasticity, and also deeply hydrate the skin.
Quality Oils: Olive Oil, Grape seed oil, Apricot Oil, Almond oil, Andiroba oil. Ojon oil, these are only a few of the oils that we use in our products. Like our butters these oils provide hydration, elasticity, and have been known to help with hyper pigmentation.
Glycerin: or Urea in a product gives added emollience. Vegetable glycerin can add a nice shine or sheen to the skins appearance while giving hydration. In some of our formulations we use urea instead of glycerin. Urea still adds a nice hydration like vegetable glycerin without the added shine. Urea also adds the improved hydration for a longer period of time without a sticky feel that glycerin can sometimes have.
Vitamins and Minerals: These are common in oils and butters, but at times when we make our formulations we will add more to increase the skin benefits for you. Dead salt has many minerals and skin soften benefits. Soaking in a tub of Epsom salts can help make tired muscles find relief.
Raw Honey: Honey can not only help draw in moisture but can also aid in unclogging pores. Honey has been used for centuries for wound healing, as an anti-inflammatory, and aiding in the relief of skin issues such as dermatitis, eczema, and acne.
As an added bonus we have a do it yourself recipe you might want to try. If you try it let us know how it worked for you. Please remember use of this recipe is at your own risk.
2 Tablespoons of raw honey
1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice freshly squeezed
1 ½ teaspoons of Olive Oil
1 teaspoon of Shea butter or Cocoa butter
2 teaspoons of sugar
1-2 drops of an Essential oil such as lavender or tea tree is optional
Mix all the ingredients together forming a creamy paste, generously and gently apply to your face in an upward circular motion, this can also be used on the body. Leave on for five minutes then rinse off thoroughly. Follow with a light moisturizer to help lock in the hydration. Enjoy your new skin feel.