Skin's Shangri-La Self-Preserving
Soothing, balancing and self-preserving
Who’s it for?
A richly softening and rejuvenating moisturiser for mature skin, dry skin and tired complexions that you want to feel radiant and rehydrated.
What’s in it for you?
As we age, the sebum production in our skin decreases and our skin gets a little thinner, meaning it’s more prone to dryness and external damage. If you’re just starting to notice that life’s catching up with your skin, indulge it with this gloriously softening blend of antioxidant oils.
Made with over 4% vitamin C-packed fresh wheatgrass, toothed wrack seaweed adds a hydrating and mineral-rich mucilage to help skin that’s feeling a bit worn down bounce back
Organic almond oil is an excellent carrier oil, taking beneficial ingredients deeper into the skin and boasting antioxidant effects of its own. This self-preserving version of our original popular cream is made with extra wheatgerm oil for its high linoleic acid content - an essential fatty acid that can contribute to skin barrier robustness and moisture retention. Slightly richer than the original and so ideal for drier skins, it’s a deeply rejuvenating blend that ensures you just get better with age.
What’s in it for the planet?
Made with pods from small-holder farms in Uganda and Tanzania and a Madagascan company promoting agroforestry practices, the vanilla soothing your skin is also helping to boost the incomes of farmers and biodiversity of East African forests. Organic extra virgin coconut oil from Nias, Indonesia, is bought from a supplier that directs 10% of its profits into a foundation that funds community classes in education and mental wellbeing as well health resources (such as a local dentist) for children in Nias.
What is self-preserving?
We want to make products that care for your skin barrier with minimal interference to your microbiome: the community of resident microorganisms that protect your skin against pathogens. The effects of preservatives on our microbiome and the environment are not yet fully clear. But, because preservatives are biocidal, we prefer to use them in minimal amounts below legal maximums, or not at all. We achieve this with clever product formulation, fast despatch from our factories and short shelf lives. Where a product is formulated to stay fresh without synthetic preservatives (as defined under Annex 5 of the E.U Cosmetic Regulations), we call it ‘self-preserving’.
How to use:
Consider this self-preserving formula a super concentrated version of the original formula you may know and love. Cleanse and tone, then gently pat in this rejuvenating cream with clean hands. You can apply to damp skin if you prefer a lighter feel. Store in cool, dry conditions. Best used fresh within six months.
*occurs naturally in essential oils.
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