A quick look at the ingredients in conventional moisturizing lotion can be disconcerting. Petroleum is problematic enough without a whole bunch of other chemicals such as parabens and carbomers, not to mention artificial fragrances and colour. Yet, sadly, those elements constitute the basis of most widely available products.
It seems the sky is the limit when it comes to selecting oils for use in cosmetics, so our goal when creating a moisturizing lotion was to balance healthier choices and affordability.
- Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E, as well as potassium, proteins, beta-carotene and numerous essential unsaturated fatty acids. It also contains a high quantity of sterolins, which is reported to help reduce age spots, help heal sun damage and scars. Avocado oil is furthermore said to increase the amount of collagen in the skin, which facilitates regeneration, particularly in the case of skin that is dehydrated or otherwise affected by difficult climates. Some claim that avocado oil can even help to relieve the dryness and itching of psoriasis and eczema.
- Apricot kernel oil has a high content of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic acid. It is considered gentle enough to be used in products for babies, and is thus also suitable for mature and sensitive skin. It is well absorbed without leaving a greasy feeling, and can be helpful in calming the discomfort associated with conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
- Aloe vera gel is a powerful moisturizer that simultaneously helps to remove dead skin. It also stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin and is known to have a healing effect on burns and other wounds, all of which translates into assisting regeneration.
- Tea tree oil helps fight bacteria and keep pores clear.
- Distilled water gives this lotion a smooth, fluid texture while ensuring a non-greasy finish, vegetable based emulsifying wax holds everything together, and vegetable glycerine provides staying power.
With all this being said, toner is arguably the most important step in preventing occasional acne, and should be used after washing / before applying moisturizer. Additional skin care suggestions, including the most effective way to use toner as part of daily facial care, can be found here: http://justthegoods.myshopify.com/pages/tips-for-daily-skin-careNot sure if this product is right for you? As recommended in JTG's shop policies, please try a sample before committing to a full size bottle by selecting the smaller packaging option using the drop down menu.
Product selection tips:
This product is available in:
- 25 ml/1 oz HDPE (recyclable No. 2 plastic)
- 118 ml/4 oz HDPE (recyclable No. 2 plastic)
- 118 ml/4 oz fully recyclable BPA-free aluminum bottles with or without a pump
Reusable bottle pumps and other accessories can be found here: https://justthegoods.net/collections/accessories
For information (and a video) on how to unlock and/or trim a bottle pump, please visit: https://justthegoods.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/4419623056663-How-do-I-unlock-and-or-trim-a-bottle-pump-
Please note: HDPE plastic bottles may be discontinued at any time.
Please note: Aluminum is thin and runs the risk of being dented either when shipped from the distributor to me, in the lab during production, or during shipping as a finished product. A dent in aluminum packaging is - at most - an aesthetic inconvenience in that it does not affect the quality or function of the product inside. The same is true for a beverage container - a dent that has not contributed to a leak does not impact the the product, which can still be consumed and enjoyed. Dents are therefore not considered product defects. For more information about this please visit: https://www.instagram.com/p/B37nH80AbqE/
Not recommended for highly sensitive skin. Please visit this skin care FAQ for additional information: http://shop.justthegoods.net/?page_id=4126