all the ingredients truly natural?
Absolutely. We curate only the finest plant derived ingredients, including our vitamins and minerals, from within the United States. We feel it is better that the ingredients meet our strict standards and are cruelty free. Being naturally derived also means your body will be able to absorb it better. Bottom line: natural is more effective.
Are the products vegan?
Yes. Our products are all 100% vegan. We do not test on animals and we do not buy any of our ingredients from companies, or their parent companies, that test on animals. As a clean beauty brand, we believe that being cruelty free is as important as being toxic chemical free.
Are the products gluten free?
Yes. They are 100% gluten free and safe to use for those with gluten sensitivities.
Is there really no water in the formulae?
No water! We prepare fresh aloe vera juice each time we make a product. Not only does that mean our aloe doesn't have preservatives, it allows the other nutrients to be more readily absorbed. You will notice a difference. You will also notice that you have to use less of the product.
What is the pH of your cleanser and moisturizer?
'Cleanse' and 'Balance' have a range of 5.2 to 5.7 based on our equipment which is calibrated before every production run. The products are tested before they are packaged to ensure this.
Are you products safe for pregnancy?
As with all skincare products and pregnancies, please consult your physician.
What is the shelf life of your products?
After first use, Melt should be used within 1 year, Cleanse should be used within 6 months, Balance should be used within 6 months and Hydrate should be used within 1 year. This ensures freshness and potency. Since our products are truly all natural and we do not use any unnatural preservatives, our products are rated to last 12-24 months from date of production. At the bottom of the box that the product is housed in, you will find the expiration date. Please keep all products out of direct heat and light and at, or slightly below, room temperature (20 deg. C). On the off chance that the product has expired before that date, please contact us so we can make it right. Please do not refrigerate your facial oil as this will cause precipitation of the vitamins and CoQ10 as we do not use chemical stabilizers. Oils are safe to store at room temperature and slightly above. Please keep the oil vial out of direct sunlight.
What order do I apply the skincare products in?
First use 'Cleanse' to wash your face. Pat dry and air dry for a few seconds and then apply 'Balance'. Once the moisturizing cream has been applied, wait a few seconds and use 1 to 2 pumps of the 'Hydrate' facial oil. Wait a few moments to apply either an SPF or make-up. Remember that the best way to stay youthful is to use SPF under your make-up. Also keep in mind that it is best to use facial oil both morning at night to nourish and protect. It will help seal in the nutrients the other products also provide and block out environmental pollution.
Your prices seem expensive. Why is that?
Our product ingredients are all sourced from the United States. Additionally the final products were all formulated in and are fully produced in the United States using fair wages. We use higher concentrations of expensive, but necessary, ingredients like Pacific Deep Sea Kelp, Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid, Olive Squalane and Organic Essential Oils to name a select few. We do not use water or 'fillers'. We also do not 'pad' the ingredients list, meaning you won't find 50 ingredients at under 1% just to hit one a customer may want. Each ingredient, and the concentration at which it is used, is the result of years of research and backed by multiple studies done by entities like the National Institutes of Health (www.nih.gov). We also believe less is more. We guarantee you will use less of our product and achieve superior results. In the end, when you look at our price per ounce, you will find that we are not only more cost effective than other brands in our category, but that you will save money in the long term using our products over some of the cheaper brands that water down their products and use less than a percent of the 'hot and trendy new ingredient' just to make a sale.
Quality over quantity.... not to mention how good you'll look!
How long will your products last me?
Everyone uses products differently, however, used as directed 'Cleanse' can last 30 to 40 days with twice daily use. 'Balance' can last anywhere between 30 and 60 days with twice daily use and 'Hydrate' can last 90 to 100 days with twice daily use. Your mileage may vary.