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An all-natural, nourishing, scent-free facial moisturizer without added essential oils or fragrance oil.
Ideal for both men, women and children who don't want a scent added to their cream, either out of personal preference or due to very touchy skin.
Men often think they don't need to pamper their skin; a misguided assumption!

This facial cream contains basic wholesome ingredients to nourish and moisturize skin without the potential irritants of added fragrances, preservatives or synthetic emulsifiers.

Apricot kernel oil is a mild and gentle seed oil high in Vitamin E, a good alternative for those with nut allergies. The oil is cold-expeller pressed which means no chemical solvents were used to extract the oil. Apricot seed oil is very beneficial for all skin types, such as dry mature skin, or irritated, sensitive skin.

Grapeseed oil is also good for all skin types. High in anti-oxidants and containing astringent properties, it is beneficial for oily or blemish prone skin. The gentle, nearly odorless qualities of grapeseed oil help keep the skin hydrated and supple while absorbing easily without feeling greasy.

Coconut oil contains antifungal and antibacterial properties from the presence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid. Known for its ability to help skin retain moisture, this wonderful hydrator is often used for chronic dry skin and as a hair conditioner. Cooling coconut oil is used to help emulsify and stiffen the cream.

For those who prefer a substitution for coconut oil, we use what is called African Cocoa Butter or Shea Butter. The shea nut is harvested and ground into a rich vegetable butter that offers multiple benefits for the skin: protecting, nourishing, moisturizing, soothing, comforting, healing and regenerating. Shea Butter easily penetrates the skin allowing the skin to breathe without clogging the pores. The addition of shea butter is a good idea for those with oily skin. Shea butter offers a little fluff to the final cream.

Beeswax is added to help thicken and emulsify the oil and water portions into a cream.

Moisturize as needed onto clean skin, ideally while the skin is still moist after cleansing. Use gentle, circular motions with your fingertips, paying special attention to the delicate area around the eyes. If you wear foundation wait a few minutes for the moisturizer to soak in or you could dab any "shine" with a soft cotton square. Due to various skin types, you may need only a tiny bit at a time, or perhaps only the cheeks and around the eyes, or you may just need a moisturizer as a night cream. Keep in mind that this cream has a higher oil:water ratio than you may be used to; very effective for dry skin.

Complaints people often have with moisturizers is that they seem to leave behind an oily residue. Of course a reason could be the quality of the oils used in the lotion, but it could also be because:
1. You are using too much at a time
2. You are applying the moisturizer to old, dead skin cells and it is not penetrating the upper layer of your skin. Exfoliating regularly with gentle scrubs or exfoliating cloths can help with this issue

To minimize the risk of contamination make sure you have clean fingers before dipping into the cream or use the little wooden spatula (included).

Beauty tip: Don't forget to moisturize your neck!

NOTE ON PRESERVATION:
Items are made in small batches as they are needed. The concept behind this shop is for the consumer seeking all natural products with the understanding that the items are not intended to sit around and only natural preservatives are used.
Natural preservatives are antimicrobial grapefruit seed extract, antioxidant Vit. E and the concentration of essential oils. What this means is that while these natural preservatives deter the growth of bacteria and molds, they are not broad spectrum and offer a limited shelf life. Being the risk of contamination and loss of potency over time is present in any perishable product, please try to use the item within 3 to 4 months. Products which contain water such as the creams and lotions are the most at risk for contamination. The salves, containing no water, are very stable as is and are fine for months. Keep any of the products in a cool location, out of exposure to heat and sunlight, and be sure to have clean hands before using. Refrigeration will extend the shelf life of perishable items.

NOTE ON COCONUT OIL:
Ordinarily, in the making of my creams, I use refined coconut oil for the reason that not everyone enjoys the smell of coconuts. To avoid the smell of coconuts interfering with the final scent of the product (either the scent-free cream or the essential oil blends), I use the refined coconut oil unless by request to use the unrefined. Below is a bit of information to explain the differences between the refined vs. unrefined.
The differences between refined and unrefined coconut oils used for my products are in how the oil is processed.
Both the refined and unrefined coconut oils have been expeller, cold-pressed without the addition of any chemicals.
There are refined coconut oils on the market that use a chemical distillation process dependent on solvents such as lye. These products may be hydrogenated using high heat which should be avoided as they create synthetic trans-fats. The refined coconut oil I use are refined using a natural, chemical-free cleaning process involving steam and/or diatomaceous earth. The cold pressed extraction method yields an oil of higher nutritional value than extraction methods that use chemicals or heat.
The smell of coconuts in the refined coconut oil is removed by heat, but the temperatures do not go over 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Some antioxidants are destroyed but some can actually increase.
Antioxidants must still be present and not destroyed through processing in order for coconut oil to fight free radical damage.
As to whether coconut oil is comedogenic, meaning it clogs pores, depends on a person’s skin type, pore size, and the quality of the oil itself. Overall, good quality coconut oil can be wonderful in skin care.
Creams made with the unrefined coconut oil do have a noticeable scent of coconut, however it is pleasant and not at all overwhelming.


HAND CREAM OPTION
Always the student, I discovered that to use cocoa butter in place of the coconut oil results in a thicker cream that may be too heavy for the face, but ideal either as a hand cream or full body moisturizer. Cocoa butter forms a protective barrier between the skin and exposure to the environment. Being slower to sink in, some people feel it is too heavy to use on the face; that it can cause clogged pores or breakouts. But it is up for experimentation with skin type. Really dry skin may love it.
If you are interested in a hand cream in a jar, perhaps you will love this option. Same recipe as the face cream but using cocoa butter in place of the coconut oil. More portable than a pump bottle, it can be kept in a handbag or office drawer without the worry of seepage.
Enjoy the natural, slight aroma of chocolate the next time you fret over the dryness caused by the weather or the need for repetitive hand washing.
If interested go to: https://www.etsy.com/listing/129096425/cocoa-butter-hand-body-moisturizing

Scent-Free Moisturizing Facial Cream comes in a 2 oz. jar

"After washing my face, even just rinsing with plain water, my skin starts to feel so tight. The feel of any one of these creamy moisturizers is like a little bit of heaven."
Stacy at Meadow Muffin Gardens

Scent-Free Moisturizing Facial Cream, Organic Face Cream, Sensitive Skin Care, Men, Women, Children,Hand Cream Option

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: apricot oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil, beeswax, distilled water, vit e
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 1066 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Pennsylvania, United States
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