Oils, Creams and Lotions
Creams, oils and lotion are all very different, but they’re all meant to moisturize and soften the skin, They can be very nourishing and soothing as well. The main difference (aside from additives) is their oil to liquid ratio. The goal of this article is to give you a basic overview of oils and creams and not to make an argument of what you should use.
Oils are just as they sound. Straight up oil with no water or liquid additives. Oils are more moisturizing to the driest skin, especially in drier months. Most people's skin is driest at the end of the day so oils are best for using at night, before bedtime. Oils tend to absorb more quickly on women than men, especially in the winter. Men's skin tends to be more moist, so putting an oil on a man's skin in the summer might take quite a while to absorb.
Creams are a blend of oil and liquid that have a higher percentage of oil than water. They’re thicker than oil or lotion and absorb faster than oils, but less quickly than lotions. Their moisturizing properties tend to last longer than lotions. We believe that creams are the best of both worlds because they can be applied at any time of day, at any time of year by either gender.
Lotions are predominantly water-based with a low percentage of oil. They are the thinnest of all but absorb into the skin quickly. They often contain alcohols that will dry out your skin. Lotions are often used in the morning when the skin is most hydrated.
Which Category Do Our Creams Fit?
Before the blending, our cream base begins as a very thick lotion. We then blend a very carefully prepared formulation of pure essential oils with the lotion base. This creates the very special cream.
Our Amazing Lotion Base
We get many compliments on our lotion base because it won't leave your skin feeling sticky or waxy and the bonus is that it's paraben-free! This nourishing lotion contains a synergistic blend of natural extracts like Safflower Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamins A, C, and E and a Botanical Extract blend of Chamomile, Comfrey, Cucumber and Aloe Vera.
The rich and creamy formulation helps prevent dry skin while protecting the skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth, with a naturally, healthy appearance. Our lotion is also vegan-friendly.
Extracts In Our Lotion Base
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
Aloe Vera is said to improve the skin's ability to hydrate itself, aids in the removal of dead skin cells, and helps to protect and rebuild your skin.
Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Fruit Extract
Benefits include cleansing of the skin, improving skin tone, and improved circulation.
Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract
Soothes dry skin and promotes healing of skin irritation, sunburn, rashes, minor cuts, scrapes, and burns.
Calendula Officinale (Marigold) Flower Extract
Research has shown many benefits including anti-peptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-allergenic activity.
Synphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Extract
Comfrey is a cell proliferant, soother, and healer. Comfrey contains a substance called allantoin which is a powerful soothing agent that also promotes the growth of new skin cells.
What Do Our Creams Do?
The purpose of our cream is two-fold:
1. Our lotion base is designed to hydrate and nourish the skin to keep it moisturized, looking healthy and feeling soft.
2. Our essential oils are formulated to provide optimum synergy to support your body.