TIP: allow to warm on the skin before massaging in, simply scrape (when hard due to cold weather) using the back of your thumb nail, pop a small blob on each cheek, then chin and forehead, wait 5 seconds or so. It will have melted enough for you to massage in with ease.
Ingredients: *(Palm Stearin) Eaeis guineensis, (from a sustainable fair trade source – see our FAQ’s section on home page for an indepth explanation about this ingredient), *(Shea Butter) Butyrospermum parkii, *(Cacao) Theobroma cacao, *(Almond) Prunus dulcis Oil, *(Rosehip) Rosa Canina Seed Oil, *(Jojoba) Simmondsia chinensis Oil, *(Sunflower) Helianthus annus Oil, *(Avocado) Persea gratissima Oil, *(Coconut) Cocos necifera oil, *(Tapioca Powder) Manihot esculenta, plus a special blend of pure essential oils.
*Denotes an Organic Certified Ingredient. Organic facial products contribute to promoting a sense of wellbeing.
As you see we use the ingredient Organic Palm Oil in this formulation and we are aware of the increasing discontent with the producers of this oil. We would like to assure you that we purchase our supply from a sustainable resource. The supply is Certified as meeting the requirements of RSPO Principles & Criteria (2007) for sustainable Palm Oil production, SGS Ref#MY10/00640. RSPO Certification Qualipalm – www.sgs.com.
The following is the reason we use this oil in our skincare range
Palm oil contains the hard to find toctrienols, which are members of the vitamin E family. The common form of vitamin E, tocopherol has long been used to treat many skin ailments and is found in many anti-aging products. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant that helps the skin to fight free radicals that damage the skin and cause fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Betty Kamen, PhD confirms that as a stronger antioxidant than tocopherols, toctrienols have been proven to be more effective in preventing aging and damage from free radicals. Used topically, as with tocopherol, toctrienols are able to penetrate deep into the skin’s layers to enable healing and protection from the base up.