Allergic to coconut oil, have blemish prone skin, or perhaps just want a facial moisturizer a bit lighter than a cream?
Sensitive Skin Care Lotion is made without the use of coconut oil as an option for those with a coconut allergy, but ideal for anyone with touchy, oily or blemish prone skin. Being of a looser consistency, this facial moisturizer is offered in a pump bottle rather than a lidded jar.
Sensitive Skin Care Lotion consists of either a blend of nourishing hazelnut, almond and grapeseed oils or apricot, sunflower and grapeseed oils.
Hazelnut and almond oils are high in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, encourage cell renewal and healing, all of which are a plus for improving irritated skin.
Extracted using cold pressed extraction rather than chemical solvents, these protein rich oils are good for moisturizing and balancing all skin types.
Hazelnut oil has astringent benefits and absorbs quickly without an oily residue.
Slightly astringent as well and ideal for oily skin, grapeseed oil is high in anti-oxidants and absorbs easily. Its gentle, nearly odorless qualities help keep the skin hydrated and supple.
Extracted from sunflower seeds, sunflower oil is rich in essential fatty acids such as linoleic, palmitic and stearic acids.
Apricot kernel oil is mild and gentle, high in vitamin E, very beneficial for all skin types, including dry, mature skin, or irritated, sensitive skin.
There are two choices (select at checkout) for the oils used in the lotion:
Hazelnut oil, Almond oil, Grapeseed oil
Apricot oil, Sunflower oil, Grapeseed oil
Those with nut tree allergies should select the apricot, sunflower, grapeseed choice.
Since Grapeseed oil is one of the "drier" oils it is included in either selection to help cut any shine or residue.
Glycerin is added not only for its aid as a preservative, but also as a humectant which is useful for maintaining moisture in dry skin.
Cool and soothing aloe vera is well known in many skin care products for its reparative benefits.
Essential oils Chamomile and Tea Tree are a wonderful aid in healing and disinfecting irritated blemished skin. Anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, these essential oils pack a powerful punch.
NOTE: Should you prefer the coconut free lotion but haven't the need for the tea tree or chamomile, these essential oils can easily be left out or substituted with another if desired. Lavender, geranium or rose are all good choices.
NOTE FOR THOSE WITH A COCONUT ALLERGY: Emulsifying wax comes from naturally occurring esters and fatty acids from the Palm Kernel plant and is processed into a pastille flake form. Palm Kernel oil (Elaeis guineensis) is derived from the fruit's seed.
It is important to note that while coconut oil is derived from the kernel of the very closely related coconut palm (Cocos nucifera), it is a different oil and sometimes used for different purposes in skincare formulation.
Moisturize as needed onto clean skin. Due to various skin types, you may only need a tiny bit at a time or you may only need a moisturizer as a night cream.
Those with oily skin only need a minimum of moisturizing lotion or preferred cream. Avoid harsh facial wash products which may just irritate skin further.
Very dry touchy skin may only need to be rinsed with warm water.
Over washing oily skin strips natural oils which results in the skin producing an overabundance of oil.
Complaints people often have with moisturizers is that they seem to leave behind an oily residue. Of course a reason could be the quality of the oils used in the lotion, but it could also be because:
1. You are using too much at a time
2. You are applying the moisturizer to old, dead skin cells and it is not penetrating the upper layer of your skin. Exfoliating regularly with gentle scrubs or exfoliating cloths can help with this issue
NOTE ON PRESERVATION:
Items are made in small batches as they are needed. The concept behind this shop is for the consumer seeking all natural products with the understanding that the items are not intended to sit around, and unless by request, only natural preservatives are used.
Natural preservatives are antimicrobial grapefruit seed extract, antioxidant Vit. E and the concentration of essential oils. What this means is that while these natural preservatives deter the growth of bacteria and molds, they are not broad spectrum and only offer a limited shelf life. Being the risk of contamination and loss of potency over time is present in any perishable product, please try to use the item within 3 to 4 months. Products which contain water such as the creams and lotions are the most at risk for contamination. The salves, containing no water, are very stable as is and are fine for months. Keep any of the products in a cool location, and out of exposure to heat and sunlight. Refrigeration will extend the shelf life of perishable items.
However, if you would prefer the addition of a synthetic preservative for longer storage outside of the refrigerator, I will use a broad-sprectrum product called Optiphen, a paraben and formaldehyde-free preservative. Optiphen is a globally approved preservative system created by ISP consisting of Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol.
Please let me know your preference upon ordering.
Sensitive Skin Care Lotion comes in a 2 oz. or 4 oz. size bottle with a plastic pop-up cap bottle. If you prefer a pump top let me know.
If you have a preference of the bottle or prefer a jar, please let me know.
Pictured above are the natural or white #2 HDPE or amber #1 PET plastic, all easily recyclable.
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