This Is Why You Should Never Skip Your Moisturizer
If you’re not ending your daily (or twice-daily) beauty ritual with nourishing moisturizer, you may want to start now…
Skin moisturizers have one of the most important jobs in your beauty routine and serve to create and maintain a barrier between your skin and the toxins and pollutants in the air. This barrier ensures that your skin retains its moisture and can help curve over-production of oil throughout the day.
While there are many different types of moisturizers available – from those containing high water content for oily skin to rich in oils for drier skin – avoiding products that boast petroleum-derived “Mineral Oil” is an important practice to implement. This will help you #LiveCleaner through every aspect of your beauty routine.
Oil is a friend, not a foe.
In fact, almost all moisturizers that boast about being “oil-free” not only aren’t natural, but include silicones which provide a smooth feeling without any of the benefits natural oils provide. Mineral oil, derived from petroleum, is the opposite of natural and is used to extend shelf life in many drug store products. That’s a lot of preservatives to be slathering on your body daily!
For those with sensitive skin, a long list of ingredients can translate into irritants and other good-skin antagonists that may cause an inflammatory reaction. Oily skin may crave a serum to be applied prior to a moisturizer to prep the skin for maximum absorption.
Nourish and protect your skin with shea butter and balm.
Cecile’s uses unrefined, organic shea butter and organic cocoa butter for lasting, soothing hydration. Our Universal Body Balm combines shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, avocado oil, and arrowroot powder to create a luxurious full-body barrier. The oils and ingredients are so natural, it can be used on hair, skin, cuticles, feet, and anywhere else you need a dose of protecting hydration!
Find even deeper nourishment through our Shea Butter Whips, which provide deep moisture and unmatched silken texture while maintaining all the beneficial properties of premium natural and organic ingredients. Plus, essential oils provide natural aromatherapy benefits with antibacterial properties.
The act of applying moisturizer is an act of personal care – through nourishing and protecting the skin with natural, whole ingredients, we provide a shield that promotes health, beauty, and wellness. Try this very simple recipe for a DIY all-natural, nourishing experience.
DIY Universal Body Butter
5 oz. Shea Butter
1 oz. grapeseed or olive oil
3 oz. coconut oil
Up to 30 drops essential oils (choose the scent of your choice!)
Warm the liquid oils slowly over low heat and add organic Shea Butter until they combine easily - be careful not to overheat! Heating over 160 degrees begins to destroy the vitamins and anti-oxidants contained in the plant oils. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool slightly before adding the essential oils.
Using a hand mixer, whip the butter after tt has cooled down completely. Spoon into sterilized glass jars with tight lids. Keep at a cool temperature and avoid contaminating your blend with dirty hands or any water. Use this for up to six months!
Love how you feel after using Cecile’s Shea Butter Whips, Universal Body Balm or even our DIY recipe? We help you #livecleaner in simple sustainable ways :)