In order to provide truly all natural skincare with the use of no or minimal preservatives, we make our products in small batches of 15 quantity at a time.
We also pre-sterilize the bottles with silver solution which does not contain any detergents or alcohol. Each product is intentionally sold in small volumes of 30ml so that you will be able to use it up within the reccomended time of 3 months.
This ensures that the product you receive is truly fresh and pure. We recommend you use up each product within 3 months, and store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Unopened, they can last up to 6 months when stored properly. Pure oil products will stay fresh for 6 months to 1 year. If you wish to keep them for longer than the reccomended time frame, store them in the fridge and they should be fresh for up to 1 year.
We recommend to minimize skin and water contamination of our products. Avoid direct contact with dropper tips and pump head openings. For our face cleansing powders, always carefully pour out the amount you need and do not allow water to enter the bottle. If the product looks or smells different, discontinue use immediately.
Another reason why we prefer our products to be preservative free is because we want them to preserve and promote your skins' natural microbiome. Like the gut, the skin is home to over a trillion organisms at any given time, including thousands of species of bacteria as well as viruses and fungi. (source)
The microbiome, a.k.a your skins' natural barrier, is the first line of defense in terms of keeping out nasty irritants and triggers (like pollution, chemicals and allergens) and holding onto the necessities (like moisture). This little personal skin army works to help your skin look healthy and clear by decreasing sensitivity, redness and inflammation, and they keep working even after your skincare routine is finished.
A strong and balanced microbiome is essential for a radiant, supple, and healthy complexion. Other things you could do to support healthy skin microbiome is to eat probiotic rich food like yogurt, kimchi or kombucha regularly, avoid anti- bacterial skin products and get back in touch with the soil by doing activities like gardening!