Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between cream and lotion?

Our lotion is water-based, it is hydrating and very light.

Our cream is oil-based, it's moisturizing and thicker. It has a closer consistency to body butter.

What makes botanical skincare different from regular skincare products?

Botanical skincare products are formulated using plant-derived ingredients, such as extracts, oils, and essences.

These natural ingredients are known for their nourishing, soothing, and rejuvenating properties, making them a healthier and more sustainable choice compared to products that rely on synthetic or chemical ingredients.

What are the benefits of using botanical ingredients in skincare?

Botanical ingredients are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that help protect the skin from environmental damage, promote a healthy complexion, and support natural skin renewal. These ingredients can also provide hydration, reduce inflammation, and soothe various skin irritations.

Certain plant extracts (like tea tree oil or witch hazel) have antibacterial properties that can assist with acne-prone skin, while others (like rosehip oil or hyaluronic acid) can promote hydration and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Make sure to check out each of our product listings for more information on their individual benefits!

How should I incorporate botanical skincare products into my skincare routine?

To incorporate botanical skincare products effectively, start by cleansing your skin with a gentle botanical cleanser.

Follow up with a toner to balance your skin's pH levels.

Then, apply a botanical serum, oil, or moisturizer to provide hydration, moisturization and nourishment.

Don't forget to protect your skin with a broad-spectrum sunscreen during the day. Customize your routine according to your skin's needs and the specific products you use.

Are botanical skincare products suitable for all skin types?

Yes. Botanical skincare products are generally suitable for all skin types. The natural ingredients used in botanical products tend to be gentle and non-irritating, making them suitable for sensitive skin as well.

It's always a good idea to check specific product recommendations and consult with a dermatologist if you have any specific concerns or allergies.

How do I determine which botanical skincare products are best for my skin?

Understanding your skin type and specific concerns is key to finding the right botanical skincare products. We recommend assessing your skin's needs—such as dryness, oiliness, sensitivity, or signs of aging—and then exploring products tailored to address those concerns. 

If you need help choosing the right product for you, our team can help! Send us your questions via the "Contact Us" form, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

Can I use botanical skincare products if I have sensitive skin?

Yes. Botanical skincare products are generally suitable for sensitive skin. Our founder and formulator Elly has sensitive skin and tries all our products before they're marketed or sold.

If you're someone with sensitive skin, it's important to read product labels carefully and opt for those specifically formulated for sensitive skin. Conducting a patch test on a small area of your skin before applying it to your entire face can help determine if the product is well-tolerated.

Do you use harmful chemicals or synthetic fragrances in your products?

No, our botanical skincare products are free from harmful chemicals such as parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. We prioritize using natural and organic ingredients and we avoid synthetic fragrances that can potentially irritate the skin.

Our practice follows EWG guidelines. 

Do botanical skincare products have any potential side effects?

Botanical skincare products are generally safe and well-tolerated by most individuals. However, as with any skincare product, there's always a small chance of individual sensitivity or allergic reaction.

We recommend patch testing new products before applying them to your entire face. If you experience any adverse reactions, discontinue use immediately and consult with a healthcare professional.

How long does it usually take to see results from using botanical skincare products?

The timeframe for visible results can vary depending on the individual and the specific product used. With regular and consistent use, you may begin noticing improvements in your skin's texture, tone, and overall appearance within a few weeks.

Remember, skincare is a long-term commitment, and patience is key for achieving desired results.

Are botanical skincare products safe to use during pregnancy?

While many botanical skincare products are safe for use during pregnancy, it's always best to consult with your healthcare provider before introducing any new products into your routine.

Some essential oils or plant extracts may not be recommended for use during pregnancy, so it's important to seek professional advice to ensure the safety of both you and your baby.

If you're interested in a product but are unable to use it due to the inclusion of a specific ingredient, please feel free to send us a message and we can work with you to determine if it's possible to craft the product without it (or substitute a different, safe ingredient).