Updated: Oct 12
There are so many skin products on the market. Some contain water and others just butters and oils. Oils make the skin softer, but that doesn’t mean hydrated.
It’s water that hydrates your skin. Think about it, our bodies are made up predominately of water. Anhydrous (oil-based) products alone can’t hydrate because they don’t have water in them. If you haven't been seeing results from body butters or other oil-based products for your dry skin, this may be some of the problem.
In order for skin to be healthy and hydrated, it needs a mixture of both water and oils. Water will plump the skin and prevent cells from drying out. By solely using balms or salves, you are missing out on the skin benefits of a water-based lotion. Balms especially sit on top of the skin. Long term use of anhydrous (oil-based) balms can actually make your skin even drier.
It is important to note that any product containing water needs proper preservation. The preservatives used in my products are ECO-certified. ECOCERT is the world's leading specialist in the certification of sustainable practices. They are free from parabens, phenoxyethanol, perfumes and synthetic colorants. I create both anhydrous (oil-based) and hydrous (water-based) products. Both are beneficial to skin, for different reasons. When using a body butter, I recommend applying right after you step out of the shower or tub while skin is still damp. This helps seal in moisture right away. Also, after cleansing your face, apply a Facial Serum or Balm soon after (again while skin is still damp) or spritz with a Facial Hydrosol prior to application. In doing so, you are locking in the beneficial oils and helping these butters and oils to absorb more effectively into your skin.
If you are looking for great body hydration, that imparts water, oils and butters, I recommend my Perfect Body Lotion. This lotion is the perfect blend of water, organic oils and plant butters. Organic oil is infused with herbal calendula grown on our Farm.
A great face cream that will be super moisturizing for winter is my Perfect Face Cream. This cream absorbs in beautifully. It is the perfect blend of water, oils and plant butters.
If you are looking for something that absorbs in quickly and allows for makeup to be applied easily, my Blue Tansy Facial Gel. This gel helps moisturize skin to smooth fine lines and wrinkles.