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Mango Butter + Hemp Intensive Moisture Cream
Every one of my intensive moisturizing creams contain Organic Aloe Vera as the main liquid -- no water!
Aloe Vera is known to soothe irritated skin and promote healing. It is nutrient-rich and believed to fight aging, treat acne, scars, and sunburns, not to mention moisturize dry skin!
Goat's Milk comes next! Last week's post tells you all the wonderful reasons to include Goat's Milk in your skin and beauty routine!
Up next comes rich and fragrant Coconut Oil. Famous the world over for moisturizing dry skin and hair. Coconut oil is very rich in saturated fats, helping the skin retain moisture. Also rich in Vitamin E and Protein!
Grape Seed oil is the next main ingredient. I infuse my Grape Seed oil with real Tahitian Vanilla Beans - you will see tiny flecks of Vanilla Bean here or there in your cream. I infuse my oil with Vanilla simply for the lovely natural aroma it lends. Grape Seed oil is rich in omega-6 essential fatty acids and Omega-9 fatty acids, Vitamin E, and antioxidants. Thought to be good for acne-prone skin.
Mango Butter is a very effective emollient said to prevent drying of the skin which in turn fights the formation of wrinkles. It may also help restore elasticity to aging or damaged skin.
Pure HONEY is naturally anti-inflammatory and beneficial in the treatment and healing of wounds and burns - bacteria simply refuses to grow in it! It also helps speed up new skin cell growth.
No cream or lotion is complete without an emulsifier - it is a MUST! Otherwise you are dealing with an unpleasant mess of separating oils and liquid - not the after-bath experience I'd like to have with my moisturizer! ;)
I choose a vegetable-based emulsifier which unfortunately cannot be made or labeled as "natural". The up-side to this fact though is that unlike commercial products where this ingredient is one of the main ingredients, I use only the smallest amount necessary to emulsify the oils and liquids - it is NOT used as cheap filler!
Arrowroot Powder lends a silky, powdery feel to this cream as well as naturally thickening it up a bit more.
Next comes my special blend of natural preservatives! Grapefruit Seed Extract, Vitamin E, Potassium Sorbate (food-grade), and Citric Acid. All of these ingredients are SAFE for everyone! You can expect a shelf-life of 3 months and greater - but I easily use my cream up before that time - it's just wonderful stuff!
I hope this post has been helpful and informative!
Here starts my attempts at writing a blog post every week. ;) Check back Mondays for a new post! ~ Every Monday, for the next three months, I will be featuring at least one of my products and the reasons why the ingredients are so special!
Making the switch to skin care products that contain Goat's Milk can make a world of difference in the health of your skin. Particularly if you have what you may think of as "problem skin". Goat's Milk is known widely to moisturize, soothe, and help relieve conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dry, itchy skin. If your skin is already happy and healthy, then it helps keep it that way for life!
Vitamins Goat's Milk contains many vitamins, but it is particularly high in Vitamin A, which is necessary to repair damaged skin tissue and maintain healthy skin. There have been several various medical studies showing that creams made with Vitamin A reduce wrinkles and lines, calm and control acne, and provide some psoriasis relief. You will often see commercial products advertising high contents of Vitamin A - well, Goat's Milk is naturally high in this wonderful vitamin so why not try something more natural for the same goodness?! :)
Cream The cream and high fat that is present in Goat's Milk provide extra moisturizing to my skin care products. This is particularly necessary for cold winter months (as we are experiencing now!)
In addition to rich Goat's Milk used in abundance in Capriola's Soap Co. products, Olivia carefully selects quality cold-pressed natural oils and herbal extracts to delight your skin and hair! I am told that my shop is the only one that offers naturally preserved Goat's Milk lotions and creams - pretty special if I may say so myself!! :)
Stay tuned for another blog post next week featuring the ingredients found in one of my best-selling creams Hemp Seed + Mango Butter!