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Carley’s Vanilla Moisturizer
for Face & Body
This is lighter, similar to our Cupuaçu
with 1/2 bar of our natural soap
FREE USA SHIPPING
Precious oils of Abyssinian and Jojoba.
8 ounce (236 mL) Bottle for Face & Body
Exotic Madagascar Vanilla Scent
Hydrates the skin
Nothing on the market like it.
Our Cupuaçu Butter moisturizer has been one of our most popular products
since it was introduced in 2011. As soon as people try it they tell us
they don’t want to be without it. The process and ingredients is a bit
different from our other moisturizers. So we decided to do a similar
lotion, with lighter ingredients. No butters. And with a scent I have
come to love. Vanilla extracted from a special kind of high end Vanilla
Bean from Madagascar.
So does this moisturizer sit on the skin’s surface? No! It still
absorbs into the skin, just below the skin’s surface where it can do
the most good. Good? Delivering important nutrients into the skin.
Almost all moisturizers out there use ingredients of little value to the
skin. We took a different direction.
Now keep in mind it is legal in this country to put one drop of an
ingredient into a product and name it after that ingredient. WE DON’T
EVER DO THAT. It might be legal, but it isn’t moral. Besides in our mind
if a product works we will get reorders.
So what is a true moisturizer? We make true moisturizers. Making a true
moisturizer is an ‘olde world’ art that was almost lost to history. It
took many years of research to resurrect this artisan method. It
involves mixing waxes (we use vegetable waxes) and oils/butters and
water at a specific temperatures. Too high a temperature and it bruises
or destroys the oils/butters. Now before I go into how most moisturizers
are made today, let me explain, we use raw or virgin oils and butters.
We also use Reverse Osmosis purified water. The gold standard of water.
Every product is made in small batches of a few hundred bottles and
So what are most moisturizers? Thickened oils/butters. Or worse yet,
thickened chemicals for oil free products. If you see xanthan gum or
algin or sea weed in the ingredients, those are thickeners. Yes they
look like real moisturizers. But they don’t act like true moisturizers.
Mostly they sit on the skin’s surface. They are easy and cheap to make.
So what makes this so special?
What’s in it? (in order of prominence)
Reverse Osmosis Purified Water: virtually all skin care products ‘say’
they use purified water. But the real deal is reverse osmosis purified
water. This mean ZERO contaminants which means the starting point is
pure. It’s expensive to do (goes through 5 filters, which have to be
changed often), but it is the only water we use. We use the waste water
from this purifying process to water our flowers and landscaping. So
there is no waste. Don’t some products use distilled water? Yes but
distilled water is expensive to make (heat is used to boil the dirty
water and stream is collected). the problem we have with distilled water
is it has a lower pH due to the extra ions added during the process. We
prefer to work with pH neutral water. To me there is no more perfect
water than R-O water. I remember the 1st time we made soap with it. As
we poured the soap is was so creamy! It looked like home made ice cream
right before it gets solid. It’s one of our special secrets to how good
our products are.
Green Tea: (Camelia
Sinensis Extract) is infused into our Reverse Osmosis purified
water. We all know how good green tea is for you to drink. Well…..the
skin drinks it up too.
Emulsifying wax: This is a vegetable wax that is used to
combine the oils and water.
Abyssinian Seed Oil: Brassica Abyssinica (Abyssinian)
Oil is a natural seed oil with an ultra light, non-greasy skin feel. It
has a unique molecular structure not found in any other naturally
occurring substance. It contains a high percentage of unsaturated C22
fatty acids, making it highly resistant to oxidation. Liquid at room
temperature even though of a high molecular weight, it is most stable
against heat breakdown. It is biodegradable and not-toxic and has not
been tested on animals.
Jojoba Oil: (Simmondsia chinensis): is
very similar to the oils in our skin. Technically Jojoba is not an oil
but a wax ester. If you apply it to your skin it still won’t absorb, but
in a moisturizer it absorbs extremely fast into the skin. We use this
oil to carry the other butters into the skin. Jojoba is the workhorse.
There is a world wide shortage of Jojoba. Not long ago a whole crop
(Argentina) was frozen. Not only the harvest but the trees themselves
were destroyed. It could take several years for those groves to
reestablish. We have our fingers crossed. Our costs have tripled and
there is no ceiling in sight. Yet we know how much it makes our other
ingredients more effective. It’s why we use it in so many products.
Glycerin (vegetable). What skin care product doesn’t benefit from
Glycerin? Problem is most store bought and even high end moisturizers
use animal derived Glycerin. You don’t even want to know how they make
this glycerin. Unless the label specifically says vegetable it is almost
always animal derived. Yuck!
Stearic acid: is
not an acid, but another vegetable wax. Adds creaminess.
Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol (vegetable) this is a waxy vegetable ingredient
used to give the moisturizers a bit of heft and contact feel.
Germall Plus (4/10’s
of 1%) (diazolidinyl Urea, 3-Iodo-2-propylbutylcarbarmate) (a vegetable
derived preservative to keep our product fresh) only needs 4/10’s of one
percent to keep our product safe. Look before you ask, no totally
natural preservative really protects products from bacteria. We don’t
like using Parabens. and since we pH balance our moisturizers we are
limited in our choice of preservatives. What’s great about this one is
so little is needed to afford protection.
Vanilla extracted from a special kind of high end Vanilla Bean
Best if used within one year of receipt. I’ll bet no skin care product
you have bought from a store was made within the last year. Most of the
products were made years ago. We find we can better control our quality
if we make products as they are used. Fresh just makes for better skin
care products. Our families all use our products. We only sell what we
pH neutral: And why is this important? Although we use ingredients that
have an acid pH, the finished moisturizer is pH neutral, like all of our
moisturizers. We believe the skin is actually stressed by acids.
Virtually all moisturizers on the market are acid. We wondered why? If
acids are so good for the skin as these products claim, why does it feel
so good to take a swim in the ocean? Ocean water pH is very much the
opposite of acid. Slightly alkaline. Why is it recommended to keep
swimming pool water slightly alkaline? There is a whole line of thinking
now that promotes alkalines. We believe the skin and all of nature loves
alkaline and hates acids. If the ocean were to all of a sudden become
slightly acid, mostly it would be a dead body of water. Forget this
nonsense of the ‘acid mantle’. Our bodies when healthy, are pH neutral
to slightly alkaline.
No animal ingredients or testing EVER! We also get assurances from our
suppliers that all of our raw ingredients are not animal derived or any
animal testing done there either.
Most skin care products you buy to use today, were made in large
factories years ago and have been in storage. Everything we ship was
made in small batches within a few weeks of shipping. Fresh matters!
Quality ingredients matter!
Most of our ingredients are as close to natural as possible. We avoid
overly processed ingredients. Processing means heat and that destroys
the goodness in these precious ingredients we use.
We also include a free FULL SIZE bar of our Natural shea butter
non-drying soap with each jar. A $6.00 value if purchased singly. This
Natural soap has to be tried to be believed. It is nothing short of
Sorry but we do not ship to Italy (and certain African countries
and Maldives) at this time due to difficulties experienced with their
customs and post office.
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