Many people have asked us, "Why is your lotion so expensive? Isn’t it mostly water?" Our lotion and cream formulations do contain distilled water, along with many other skin beneficial ingredients. Our lotion and cream formulas have the correct liquid to oil ratio which is why our lotions and creams are fast absorbing, giving your skin a luxurious feel. When looking at the ingredients list you will see water, and/or Aloe Vera, and/or an infusion with an herb such as marshmallow root, Emperor’s green tea, which is only sourced from China, along with many other skin beneficial herbs. So the distilled water we use is not just water, which is healing in its own right, but water with added beneficial skin-loving herbs.