Why organic skincare?
Helps biodiversity and avoids the damaging effects that the pesticides cause to the environment and the living creatures. Does not contain artificial chemical fertilisers or genetically modified corps. Organic farming creates organic oils which contain a bigger amount of nutrients and anti-oxidants.
How long does it take for an organic cream to be made?
Depends on the size of the batch but approx. 1.5 hours.
What is it special about the process? What does it include?
For a cream it is all about the emulsifying of the water ingredients with the oil ingredients. Mainly a lot of stirring. The procedure is the same if the oils are organic or not.
Where does the smell derive from?
Organic plant oils do have a stronger smell than non-organic refined oils and sometimes this can cause a problem as some oils do have unpleasant smell. Most non-organic creams are made with mineral oil which has no smell and this is one of the reasons for its use, plus it is extremely cheap. A non-organic cream may contain an added 0.5% of natural plant oil as a selling/marketing point, but our creams only contain plant oils (organic and fair trade when possible) at 10% or more. Essential oils are added for smell. They are chosen for smell as well as their therapeutic benefits.
Are the organic skincare products same efficient as other anti-age products?
It all depends on the products/ingredients you are comparing. A quick answer would be a definite yes. A organic anti-ageing face cream’s every ingredient has been chosen for it’s anti-ageing properties so it is bursting with ingredients such as: blueberry seed oil, rosehip oil, avocado oil, pomegranate oil, carotene, vitamin e, aloe vera, Q10, millet seed extract, spilanthes acmella flower extract, hyaluronate, sandalwood, frankincense.
Studies and reports are done on ingredients for their properties and benefits so I pick the best when choosing my ingredients for my products.
What is best for my oily skin?
Thinner, lighter oils are recomended for you, as they will not clog the pores and are higher in linoleic acid for instance rosehip, safflower oils.
What is best for my dry skin.
Dry skin needs heavier oils higher in omega 7 (palmitoleic acid) and omega 9 (oleic acid) eg. macadamia, avocado, olive oils.
What is best for my sensitive skin?
Essential oils can sometimes be a problem for sensitive skins especially the citrus oil although people react differently to different things. Sometimes a light facial oil can be better than a cream for those with very sensitive skin.