Our body lotion can be used at any point in the day, multiple times a day if needed. However, the formula was designed for sustained hydration, so we find that 1-2 times a day is usually sufficient. We do recommend applying it after the shower, on slightly damp skin, in order to trap in the water and keep your skin optimally hydrated. If you do not apply a body product on the skin after washing, the water will evaporate—leading the skin to become dehydrated.
Is it appropriate for sensitive skin?
The ingredients we chose for our formulas are known to be well tolerated by most individuals—as well as including many ingredients that are commonly used to soothe reactive skin. But everyone has sensitivities unique to their skin. So we encourage potential buyers to evaluate the ingredient list prior to purchasing to make sure that they are not personally reactive to any botanical. At this time there is no legal definition or regulation of “hypoallergenic,” “sensitive skin safe,” or “allergen-free.”: That means you must be diligent about reading the product label to ensure you don’t come into contact with your particular allergens.
How does the preservative system set new standards?
In our formulas, we use a natural, patented preservative system known as Geogard Ultra®. It is a synergistic blend of gluconolactone and sodium benzoate that not only has broad spectrum preservation efficacy, but can actually contribute to skin hydration. Most organic preservation acids are too weak on their own and require a co-preservative. In this case, gluconolactone acts as a booster for sodium benzoate by time-releasing gluconic acid so it can be more effective for longer periods of time. The blend is in compliance with ECOCERT/COSMOS, NATRUE and the Soil Association, organizations that have some of the highest standards in the EU.
Preservatives get a bad name in the beauty space. And while you’re in your right to be wary of certain preservatives (like those with evidence of endocrine disrupting properties), preservatives are a needed component of any water-based formula: Water is a breeding ground for bad bacteria. See, we believe that products should be free from all harmful ingredients—and we consider pathogenic bacteria to be part of that list.
Why don’t you include probiotics in the formula?
We are firm believers in biotic ingredients for both topicals and supplementation: Through research we have seen how highly beneficial these actives can be for overall health. We chose not to include probiotics (and only used pre- and postbiotics) in our personal care collection because mounting evidence shows that most live organisms cannot survive in topical products. This is for two reasons: First, most lotions and creams contain preservative systems, which are shown to kill most types of probiotics. Second, the shelf life and use of topicals is much longer than that of supplements, so by the time the product is finished—we cannot ensure that the probiotics would still be useful. Due to new developments in the biotic space, we decided that the most advanced and effective form to include was postbiotics. Additionally, we decided to add prebiotics to further enhance the microflora and make our formula more robust.
Is there any research to support the key ingredients?
We used innovative, high-tech active ingredients that were rigorously tested by their manufacturers for efficacy and safety. For example, the postbiotic ingredient (as Kalibiome Sensitive) was shown in ex vivo tests to improve epidermis integrity resulting in a more efficient skin barrier function and moisture level increase compared to a placebo. Additionally in In Vitro tests, it was shown to modulate specific interleukins that are involved in inflammation reduction and skin rejuvenation. The prebiotic ingredient (as ALGAKTIV BioSkin®) was shown in tests to revitalize the skin, even outperforming spiderman growth factor (EGF), while aiding in balancing the microbiome and calming the skin.
What is the stability & shelf life of this product?
We have gone through rigorous stability testing to ensure a shelf life of up to two years. Every single one of our products has gone through testing in the following areas: physical and chemical testing, packaging stability, accelerated aging, and microbial testing. We did not move forward with any formula until it was able to pass all four of these tests.
How do I recycle this product’s packaging?
Please always check with your local curbside recycling program for your ZIP code, and follow their instructions. This will help ensure that the packing is properly taken care of and given a second life.
The shipping container:
• Our shipping boxes are made from 100% recycled paper and are fully curbside recyclable.
The product packaging:
• This is made with sugarcane bioplastic, a plant-based polyethylene. The sugarcane is sustainably harvested and even helps remove 3 times its weight of CO2 from the air in the process. The polyethylene is FDA approved, BPA free, and 100% recyclable.
• When you are finished, cut the tube open to remove excess product—but do not cut the tube in half. After rinsing, group with similar materials to recycle.
• Check with your local recycling program to see if caps can be recycled at their plant. Thanks to new recycling technology, some plants can now recycle this style of cap.
And did we mention that our formulas are made in a plant powered by 100% wind energy?
Our formulas are free from parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, petrochemicals, common allergens, formaldehyde & formaldehyde releasers, silicones, BHA, BHT & over 1,000 other ingredients regulated by the European Union. We also use a Eco-Cert verified natural preservative system that has been tested to keep it free from microbial contamination.
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