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17 Formulations for Facial Skin Wellness

Between mask-wearing, seasonal and environmental stresses, and regular day-to-day COVID-living, the skin on our faces is going through a lot right now. Facial skin wellness has renewed priority and we can help!

 Natural emollients to the rescue!

As part of our 4 part wellness series, our application chemists have assembled 17 formulations you can employ to help revive, exfoliate, cleanse, moisturize and protect delicate facial skin — all leveraging guide formulations and ingredients, direct from the Natural Plant Products Applications Lab.

CLEANSING

#1 – Our Go-Go Cleansing Stick  is a unique, solid cleansing stick has a high oil load of Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Daikon Seed Extract and gentle surfactants that create lots of dense luxurious lather to cleanse your skin. Upon rinsing, MSO and DSE impart a silky smooth moisturizing feel that isn’t greasy. And, unlike many cleansing products with an alkaline pH that can be harsh on the skin, ours has a lower pH closer to the skin’s, thus gentler.

#2 & #3 – Two additional alternatives are our Solid Oil Cleansing Balm or PEG-Free Solid Oil Cleansing Balm. These solid balms melt onto skin as you rub them in and upon rinsing form a milky layer. The result: skin feels conditioned and clean, yet non-greasy. This novel formula provides more skin feel than a liquid oil cleanser. Meadowfoam Seed Oil contributes substantive texture/after feel while Daikon Seed Extract balances any potential greasiness for a smooth feel.

#4 – Our Facial Cleansing Oil is a “waterless” application that leaves skin feeling soft. This natural oil cleanser maps to current “oil-cleansing” and “waterless products” trends. Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Daikon Seed Extract leave skin feeling soft and smooth after cleansing and rinsing. Mild, plant based surfactants (3rd & 4th ingredients) marry well with these plant-based emollients.

 

EXFOLIATION

#5 Our Lip/Face Scrub and Moisturizing Mask is a multi-functioning formula that hydrates, gently exfoliates, and provides a conditioning mask treatment. This scrub/mask is infused with hydrating and rapidly absorbing Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Daikon Seed Extract to smooth and protect dry lips. Pleasant exfoliating rice bran wax micro beads gently buff away dry skin while Oat Lipid e, rich in ceramides, and all-natural Lanolin lock in moisture.

 

MOISTURIZATION – DAY TIME

#6 – Our Clean Beauty Moisturizing Stick is a super on-the-go moisturizing stick is an efficient, delivery format for targeted and multi-purpose moisturizing. Loaded with four natural emollients and Vitamin E, it’s a super rich yet easy-to-apply moisturizer. Daikon Seed Extractprovides a light, silicone-type slip while Meadowfoam Seed Oilgives a fast-absorbing yet luxurious depth. Cold-pressed Meadowfoam CP is rich in naturally-occurring tocopherols and carotenoids and Oat Lipid e adds hydration.

#7 – Our Day Cream is a light yet substantial cream that spreads easily and absorbs well for daytime use. It has a high percentage of Daikon Seed Extract, which provides great moisturization with quick absorption, and our studies show that DSE can improve skin barrier function. Glycerin acts as a humectant that attracts moisture. Botanically based preservatives include honeysuckle extract and honeysuckle flower extract.

#8 – Our delightful Facial Serum uses Meadowfoam CP which provides higher levels of tocopherols and phytosterols than fully refined grades of vegetable oil. Meadowfoam Seed Oil is blended with Marula, Argan and Rosehip to increase the OSI of these popular oils. Daikon Seed Extract provides a light, smooth non-greasy feel after rub-in. The serum functions well as primer under liquid foundation. Botanically-based preservatives include honeysuckle extract and honeysuckle flower extract.

#9 – Our Hydrating Treatment Face Mask is a luxurious treatment that was designed to repair, protect and renew tired skin. Meadowfoam Seed Oil absorbs quickly and provides rapid, rich emollience. Daikon Seed Extract gives it comfortable slip and provides a light, non-greasiness. Aurafirm contains natural actives, aiding in improving skin health and helps boost cell turnover. Sodium Hyaluronate provides deep water-binding moisturization, while Lecigel provides a soothing cooling sensation augmented by a subtly refreshing cucumber fragrance. Just the pick-up tired skin needs to feel refreshed and restored!

#10 – On-the-go glamour is easy with our Multi-Use Glow Stick that leaves a light shimmer on the skin to highlight and smooth pores. Meadowfoam Seed Oil adds non-greasy nourishing hydration and Daikon Seed Extract gives a powdery feel while providing a nice glide for easy application. OleoFlex, has film-forming properties, which aid in keeping the product on the skin. GBlock has a high transparency non-whitening zinc oxide, so it provides extra sun protection as well! Apply any areas on your face you want to highlight (cheekbones, nose, brows) to glow wherever you go!

 

MOISTURIZATION – NIGHT TIME

#11 – Our Night Cream is a  luxurious formulation for night time use. Meadowfoam Seed Oil gives this rich, moisturizing hand cream a substantial feel balanced perfectly by Daikon Seed Extract to give a light, smooth, silky rubout with a non-greasy yet moisturizing feel. Glycerin acts as a humectant to attract moisture and Kostol PGP acts as an emulsifier and skin conditioner. Botanically-based preservatives include honeysuckle extract and honeysuckle flower extract

 

STRAIGHT OILS

#12 – Straight Meadowfoam Seed Oil provides luxurious spot moisturization for extra conditioning. Fast absorbing and rich without being overly greasy, it can soften dry skin to bring relief.

#13, 14 and 15 – Straight Daikon Seed Extract also provides silky, fast-absorbing moisturization. Virgin cold-pressed Meadowfoam CP, mechanically extracted Meadowfoam XPR, and Daikon Seed Extract are all Ecocert and COSMOS approved.

 

PROTECTION

#16 – Our Clear Oil Sunscreen Stick is coral reef-safe, wonderfully moisturizing yet light and comes in an easy-to-use stick format for face, lips and body. This non-greasy “dry oil” formulation is loaded with Daikon Seed Extract for a light, velvety skin feel. Meadowfoam XPR adds richness and oxidative stability. And, when combined with amino acid- derived gelatinization agents, XPR and DSE form a clear, solid stick that resists melting/softening in warm temperatures. DOES NOT CONTAIN OXYBENZONE OR OCTINOXATE.

 

BONUS – Facial Massages

#17 – Body Oil – A great stress reliever after a long day can be a facial massage. Our body oil contains a combination of oils to give the right viscosity for spreadability, while also providing quick absorption and penetration. Meadowfoam Seed Oil’s superb emolliency imparts rich, moisturizing feel with good absorption while Daikon Seed Extract gives light, smooth, silky, non-greasy yet moisturizing feel. This body oil is not only an excellent moisturizer, but provides a nice glide as a massage oil.

We hope you enjoy trying these great formulations for keeping facial skin cleansed, exfoliated, moisturized, and protected!

Wishing you well!

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