We have been working towards this day for over a year. In late 2019 we felt it was time to start making every variant of our skin care lotions and moisturizers 100% in house and using the best yet simplest ingredients possible. Up until this past summer, most of our lotions were made using a certified organic lotion base purchased from the UK. This allowed us to introduce a line of great lotions that we knew would perform superbly well while remaining affordable for a specialty line. The base is offered to many craft makers and small upstarts, like ours, to get their foot in the door when it comes to offering a full line of products to their customers. All without the need for higher production costs and sourcing all the necessary ingredients and still offer a lower price point.
Since our beginnings, we have been acquiring a large variety of oils, butters and other very specialized ingredients to incorporate into our existing products and to use as additives to the bases we sourced. Over the same period of time we went to school, figuratively, to learn what makes a great lotion. Relying upon science and a firm understanding of the ingredients, we started working on all new lotion recipes that we can tweak and customize to use for a full array of moisturizing products. Like so much of what we offer, the biggest thing we offer is choice. For a tiny little outfit like ours, we offer a comparatively huge list of choices in specialized formulas, why should our lotions be any different?
A fear we had is that our customers may like our previous lotions so much that they will not wish to risk trying our new formulas. This weighed on us and drove us to make sure our new in-house formulations met or exceeded the best attributes of our existing products. These new recipes could not just be “New + Improved”, but reinvented and mastered. Popular features of our lotions have been the consistency, speed of absorption and overall effectiveness in their performance. We feel we have met all those expectations. Our new recipes are a tiny bit thicker in consistency so not to be “runny” when warm. They absorb just as quick, if not quicker than before. This factor is not tested scientifically, but our experience in physical testing has shown that it penetrates just as well and does not leave a greasy feel afterwards. In fact, our lotions feel as if we are using silicone or other polymers to provide that silky feel. We can assure that we do not use any synthesized artificial ingredients. When it comes to performance we set a higher bar. It was important to us that you would not need to continually reapply or to even add a “second coat” as you would find with many natural lotions. Not only do they absorb relatively fast, they work harder to keep you moisturized.
Introducing our new lotions and creams:
DAILY MOISTURE LOTION: Our most basic general use lotion. It is not just a hand lotion! It performs perfectly well as a face lotion and anywhere lotion. Using a simple blend of Sweet Almond, Sunflower and Coconut Oil with Shea and Cocoa Butter. All of which are certified organic and are well regarded as ideal skin conditioners. It also contains a good amount of Aloe Vera and a touch of alcohol free Carrot Seed Extract. It’s beauty is in its simplicity. This is the only lotion we offer that in varying fragrances as well as a Natural (unscented) option. Scents include: Sandalwood, Lavender and our much loved Oxford scent.
DAILY ACNE LOTION: For this formula we altered the recipe used for Daily Moisture Lotion by removing the Coconut Oil, and decreased the quantity of butters to minimize the possibility of build up. We added Argan Nut Oil, a very light thin oil that is less likely to clog pores. We added 2% Salicylic Acid, the Beta-Hydroxy known for breaking loose dead skin cells that lead to acne. This will not cure your acne, but it will help aid your skin against it and do its best to not be a contributing factor.
DAILY REVITALIZING LOTION: Using the same 3 oils as our Daily Moisture Lotion, but adding the super moisturizing Cupuacu Butter in place of the Cocoa + Shea Butters. Cupuacu is often used in hair conditioners and lotions as it is an ideal balance of Omega Fatty Acids that your skin will love! Like our previous formula, we rely upon brown Sea Kelp to help boost collagen. We thought it would great to give it some help by offering Silk Protein, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin E to bring back elasticity and restorative powers to the mix. To get the moisture deep into the skin and bring back some fullness and appearance of thickness to the skin we added Hyaluronic Acid as 1% of the total composition. If you didn’t know already, Hyaluronic Acid is something your body produces to lubricate joints and hydrate skin, among other things. As you age, your body produces less, leading to thinner looking skin. Hyaluronic Acid is very easily absorbed into your skin and pulls water with it. Our proprietary blend of light and heavy molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid allows it to work at varying layers of your skin.
EXTRA CARE LOTION: Sometimes your skin gets dry, irritated and becomes itchy even. We built a light lotion using Argan, Sunflower and Coconut Oil along with Mango Butter. We have added Oatmeal and Goat Milk to soothe the irritation and itchiness while Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid (1%) to help soften and hydrate your skin. This can be an every day lotion or use it as needed to soothe and relieve your skin from common irritants.
SOOTHING FOOT CREAM: A major overhaul of our FOOT + DRY SKIN CREME. Using all the same core ingredients as before, but we have created a whipped recipe that now includes ingredients we could not add to our strictly Butters version we were making. We have added Aloe Vera and Goat Milk to boost the hydration and softening. Being whipped, it is easier to apply with a less greasy feel. Yet, it is still just as powerful at taking care of the driest of feet and preventing and sometimes repairing dry, cracked skin. To naturally fight “athletes foot”, it still includes a blend of mint and menthol oils that are all 100% Certified Organic.
WHIPPED BUTTER ALL OVER BODY CREAM: Using the exact same base formula of our SOOTHING FOOT CREAM and only lightly scented. This thick cream moisturizer is ideal to tackle the most extreme dry skin and those places where your skin is thicker and needs something to work harder; like elbows and knees. For those that work in environments where your hands become well worn and dried out from your work or from constant washing, this is an ideal hand cream to work quick to prevent over dryness and help fight calluses.
Every one of our new lotions and creams are 100% Paraben Free, as we utilize a natural preservative sourced from plants. All are Phthalate Free, Propylene Glycol Free, Polymer Free, Alcohol Free (Contains no drying Alcohols like Methanol or Ethanol). We use all natural and plant sourced ingredients in every one, making nearly all of them Vegan Friendly (Soothing Foot Cream, Whipped Butter and Revitalizing Lotion do contain animal sourced ingredients; like lanolin and silk).
In our office, that is heated by old steam radiators which zaps away whatever moisture there is in the room, we have found these all do their designated task extremely well. We are certain you will enjoy these moisturizers every bit as much as we have. All are now in stock and ready to ship!