I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that our natural skincare line is finally here! This is something we've been wanting to do for many years and secretly been working on it behind the scenes since the fall of 2020. It is incredibly rewarding to share this news with you -- yahoo!
In this post, I'm going to share with you everything you need to know about our NEW skincare line including why we created it, the key ingredients in each product, and an FAQ.
Nourishing and hydrating your skin is easy when beneficial, pure, and natural ingredients come together for the best in skincare—DISCOVER THE COLLECTION.
Why did we create this?
For two reasons. 1. You've been asking us for this for years! and 2. I'm skincare obsessed. I'm always trying new things and because my skin is super finicky I have to be incredibly careful what I personally use. This makes me a great guinea pig for trying stuff out and finding the best products. But it's not about me because our skincare is a line that can be adapted for all skin types.... more on that in a bit! Let's meet the duo.
FRESH FACE CLEANSER
This USDA-certified organic cleanser is super gentle on your skin while it works to remove excess oil, makeup, dirt, and pollution. My skin has been LOVING it! Of course, I got to try it early on but now I have a full bottle I've been using it every day and my skin is so much happier, calmer and feels soft and smooth.
Infused with anti-inflammatory comfrey root, chamomile and skin-softening jojoba.
It will make your skin feel supple and refreshed not stripped and dry.
Made with ingredients like certified organic cold-pressed golden jojoba to balance and seal in moisture while removing excess oil, comfrey root to promote healthy skin tone, and chamomile extract to reduce redness and speed up cell regeneration. You can feel confident knowing that you are safely cleansing your face (and removing makeup, too!) without any harsh chemicals. It’s time to get fresh!
Key Ingredients in FRESH FACE
Organic Comfrey Root
This plant is fantastic for the skin as it encourages healthy and fast regrowth of damaged skin cells. It offers anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that help to improve skin tone.
Comfrey root is a rich source of vitamins A, B, and C and will really help to soften the texture of your skin. You can literally see the comfrey root in the product - they are those little brown flecks speckled throughout.
Organic Chamomile Extract
Also known as German Blue Chamomile, this extract has natural anti-inflammatory and calming properties helping to reduce redness which is beneficial for sensitive skin and inflammatory-based skin conditions like rosacea.
Rich in polyphenols known to speed up cell regeneration, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. These polyphenols also fight against harmful free radicals, protecting your skin from environmental damage and slowing signs of aging.
Organic Golden Jojoba
A nourishing, balancing, non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores), antioxidant-rich oil that works to seal in moisture, remove excess oil and protect the skin’s precious barrier and guard against the harsh effects of natural elements.
It is a highly versatile oil that is safe for acne-prone or dry skin. Jojoba oil is so similar to the oil (sebum) your body naturally produces that your skin can’t tell the difference and can help control sebum production.
HELLA HYDRATING SERUM
This replenishing serum nourishes and hydrates the skin while sealing in moisture for smoother, softer skin. Nourish and hydrate your skin with the power duo of cold-pressed rosehip oil and hyaluronic acid.
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich nutrients in this serum will calm irritation, reduce fine lines and help your skin glow, not to mention, make your skin feel hella hydrated!
Hydrated skin is skin that looks naturally youthful, healthy, and vibrant.
Organic Rosehip Oil
Helps to brighten, intensely hydrate and regenerate the skin due to the fatty acids it contains. Research has shown after 8 weeks of use, the skin's moisture level and elasticity are increased, reducing fine lines around the eyes.
Rosehip oil is a source of vitamin E and anthocyanins, two ingredients that soothe and calm irritation, making it beneficial for those dealing with rosacea, eczema, and acne -prone skin. Rosehip has a very subtle plant aroma, but this serum is considered scent-free. Cold-pressed to ensure all the beneficial constituents of the oil remain intact.
A substance that’s naturally produced by the body and largely found in skin and connective tissue. As we age, we lose hyaluronic acid. It is immensely hydrating which helps your skin look and feel more supple because it can hold over 1,000 times its weight in water! A redness or irritation reducer because it helps reduce inflammation. 100% natural and verified/approved by ECO CERT.
Important note: Always test a new skincare product out on a small patch of skin before using it on your whole face to ensure you do not have an allergy.
What type of skin are the products best for?
We have formulated these skincare products for all skin types but it's worth noting they are safe for sensitive skin.
Is it safe for rosacea or sensitive skin?
Yes. Both comfrey root in the cleanser and rosehip oil in the serum are incredibly anti-inflammatory, skin-soothing and recommended for sensitive or rosacea-prone skin.
For eczema-prone or super dry skin is it okay to use these products?
Yes, and it's recommended. You may wish you use more than 1-2 pumps if your skin is dry. If you use a moisturizer as well, make sure you apply the serum first and then the moisturizer over top.
Do I need to use a moisturizer after I apply the serum?
That really depends on your skin type. Try it without moisturizer and see how your skin feels. If you want deeper hydration, you could use 3-4 pumps instead and it's totally fine to add moisturizer if you prefer. I do not personally use a moisturizer on top of the serum.
How often should I use the serum?
If you have dry skin, you may only wish to wash your skin once per day at night to remove makeup, oil, pollution and any dirt on your skin. If you have oilier skin, you can safely wash your skin at night and in the morning - up to you!
Can it be used on acne-prone skin?
Yes, the beauty of the serum is that you can modify it to your liking and make it lighter. So, if you want lighter hydration, simply add a few drops of water to the serum or apply to damp skin.
Why is the cleanser certified organic but the serum is not?
The rosehip oil is in our serum is certified organic because it's a product of agriculture. Hyaluronic acid is not a plant, therefore it cannot be USDA organic certified but it is ECOCERT approved.
What are the usage instructions for each product?
Are all the oils cold-pressed to maintain the healing constituents of the plant ingredients?
How long is the bottle good for once opened?
The cleanser is good for 6 months and the serum is 3 months. The cleanser unopened will be fine for up to 3 years. The serum unopened (if you keep it in the fridge) will stay fresh for 1 year.
I have hormonal imbalance, are these products safe for me?
Yes absolutely. There are no hormone-disrupting ingredients in our products, or any Joyous Health product in our shop.
Are these safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Yes absolutely. In fact, completely safe even on a baby's soft skin. However, the only thing I used on Vienna's body when she was a baby was our body butter.
What are the products packaged in?
Both products are packaged in glass. The cleanser is in a glass amber bottle and the serum is a white glass bottle.
Are both products vegan, gluten-free and nut-free?
Yes, but they are not made in a certified gluten-free / nut-free facility.
If there is anything I've missed, please post a comment and I would be happy to answer.
I hope you love it as much as my skin does!