Wellness Guides

Introduction

Facial Skin Wellness:

20 Fresh Facial Skin Formulations From Our Lab
facial skin wellness

Between mask-wearing, seasonal and environmental stresses, and 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!

Our application chemists have assembled strategies you can employ to help keep facial skin fresh–all leveraging our ingredients and guide formulations, direct from the Natural Plant Products Applications Lab.

Cleansing

Facial Cleansing Stick

While intended for the face, can also be applied to the hands at home or while on-the-go when no other soap is available. This unique solid cleansing stick has a high oil load of Meadowfoam Seed Oil (MSO) and Daikon Seed Extract (DSE) 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.

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Cleansing - Waterless

Facial Cleansing Oil

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 plantbased emollients.

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Melting Waterless Cleansing Balm

A delightful cleanser that fits the waterless trend beautifully, melts easily on skin, and then forms a milky layer upon rinsing. Daikon Seed Extract provides a smooth, silky feel with Meadowfoam Seed Oil XPR adding a substantive texture and skin feel as well as oxidative stability. Upcycled Orange Wax adds emollience and a light citrus fragrance. SonneNatural® Select Meadowfoam Seed Oil Enhanced provides a natural alternative to petrolatum.

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Solid Cleansing Oil Balms

Two additional alternatives are our Solid Cleansing Oil Balm or PEG-Free Solid Cleansing Oil 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.

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Exfoliation

Fresh Start Moisturizing Body Scrub

Packed with natural oils and exfoliators, our scrub provides welcome relief to tired, dry, dull skin. Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Daikon Seed Extract leave skin feeling smooth and moisturized yet not greasy. Oat Lipid e, rich in ceramides, locks in moisture while OleoFLEX helps lock oils onto the skin. Vegetable Petrolatum (an all-natural alternative to petrolatum) prevents water loss. Sugar acts as a gentle, natural exfoliator. Oat COM colloidal oatmeal soothes irritated skin.

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Moisturization - Day Time

Refreshing, Hydrating Toner

A light toner with a touch of Meadowfoam Seed Oil that hydrates and refreshes skin—leaving skin feeling clean, moisturized, and refreshed. Meadowfoam XPR offers nice light texture and after feel with sodium hyaluronate to lock in moisture and witch hazel to soothe and soften.

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Facial Serum

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.

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Hydrating Cold Process Gel Cream

This lovely gel-cream is rich but not heavy with a high oil load provided by Meadowfoam XPR and Daikon Seed Extract that give it a quick-absorbing, non-greasy feel. Cold process CustoPoly E60P emulsifier and minimal ingredients make this cream both energy and time-efficient to produce. Can be used alone or augmented with a few drops of our Booster Serums to target specific skin concerns:

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Brightening Booster Serum

This lovely serum brightens, lightens and cools. Meadowfoam XPR and Daikon Seed Extract provide silky skin feel without greasiness. NaturePep Pea, a natural peptide derived from peas addresses dark spots and hyperpigmentation. FiberDesign Sensation offers a zero-waste emulsion stabilizer made from upcycled citrus peel fibers; Thein® MM provides skin lightening with natural caffeine extracted from tea leaves.

Can be used alone or as a booster with our Hydrating Cold Process Gel Cream.

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Moisturizing Booster Serum

This highly effective, moisturizing booster serum offers a touch of Meadowfoam XPR and Daikon Seed Extract for a luxurious, silky skin feel. FiberDesign Sensation is an upcycled, zero-waste emulsion stabilizer derived from citrus peel fibers which provide a fresh, cooling effect. Hydrosella and Curerex HA promote long-lasting moisturization.

Can be used alone or as a booster with our Hydrating Cold Process Gel Cream.

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Well-Aging Booster Serum

Pro-age, well-age, anti-age….optimizing facial skin health is a consistent consumer trend. This power-packed booster serum provides numerous pro-skin, well-aging benefits for ANY age! Meadowfoam XPR and Daikon Seed Extract provide rich moisturization and non-greasy, fast absorption. Squalane prevents moisture loss while restoring the skin’s suppleness and flexibility. RevitElixTM regenerates skin to improve skin structure, reduce wrinkles and roughness. Mongongo Oil adds a protective layer and Oat Lipid E has moisture-rich ceramides.

Can be used alone or as a booster with our Hydrating Cold Process Gel Cream.

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3-in-1 Bright Eye Cream

This rich yet light, fast-absorbing cream with luxurious Meadowfoam Seed Oil XPR for a moisturizing feel that isn’t greasy and silky Daikon Seed Extract. This super formulation offers 3 benefits-in-one eye cream:

  • minimize dark circles – Caffeine reduces the appearance of dark circles under the eyes and has potent antioxidant properties.
  • excellent moisture retention – Sodium hyaluronate, a natural humectant, preserves the elasticity and the firmness of the skin.
  • wake-up, brighten, and soothe tired eyes –Lecigel provides a lovely, gentle cooling effect.

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Hydrating Treatment Face Mask

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 waterbinding 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!

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Thirsty Skin Quencher Stick

No fewer than 8 natural emollients grace this luscious, easy-to-formulate, and versatile formulation. Meadowfoam Seed Oil XPR adds non-greasy nourishing hydration and increases the oxidative stability of less stable emollients like avocado oil and shea butter. Daikon Seed Extract gives a silky feel while providing a nice glide for easy application. In addition, an unusual blend of waxes provides long-lasting moisturization for thirsty skin.

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Clean Beauty Moisturizing Stick

Can be applied to the back of the hands when overly dry from washing without getting fingertips covered– so you can moisturize without gumming up your keyboard in the process. This 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 Extract provides a light, silicone-type slip while Meadowfoam Seed Oil gives a fast-absorbing yet luxurious depth. Cold-pressed Meadowfoam CP is rich in naturally-occurring tocopherols and carotenoids and Oat Lipid e adds hydration.

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Day Cream

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.

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Multi-use Glow Stick

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!

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Moisturization - Night Time

Night Cream

A luxurious formulation for night time use. Meadowfoam Seed Oil gives this rich, moisturizing 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.

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Protection

Clear Oil Sunscreen Stick – Coral Reef-Safe

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.

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Sun Shield Stick with Zinc Oxide

A long-lasting, easy-to-apply, non-greasy formulation in a handy stick format. No white residue from zinc oxide, either! Meadowfoam Seed Oil XPR adds non-greasy nourishing hydration and oxidative stability (key for warm weather situations!) and Daikon Seed Extract gives a powdery feel while providing a nice glide for easy application. Other ingredients include a high transparency non-whitening zinc oxide dispersion and a long-lasting film-forming agent.

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Straight Oils

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.

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.

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

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