Statements made on this website or on product packaging have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are for cosmetic purposes and not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any medical condition. If you have any medical condition or skin disorders you are advised to seek professional medical attention. Note that the FDA does not officially recognize natural ingredients as being safer or more effective than synthetic or chemical based ingredients.
Products in General
While botanical, plant-based and of natural origin, our products contain active ingredients which may cause a reaction in sensitive skins. As with all skin care products with active ingredients, it is always wise to patch test a small amount. If any adverse reaction occurs cease use. See the instructions below on how to perform a patch test.
All products are for external use only and for non-sensitive skin. Avoid getting the product into eyes or mouth. If contact occurs rinse thoroughly several times with clean water. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. Our products are highly concentrated, so it is important to try one product at a time instead of all at once. Please follow directions for each product carefully and read the ingredients list for items you may be allergic to prior to application of any kind.
Lemon Aspen & Blueberry Facial Peel
While natural and botanical this product contains very strong and active ingredients and is NOT for use on sensitive skin. This product will make most complexions turn pink, or even red, temporarily. Your skin could feel warm, tingly or even flushed. This reaction is typical and skin will return to its normal color within the hour. This product will not harm your skin and your skin will NOT peel. If, however, after application any irritation or rash appears simply rinse off completely and discontinue use. This not a normal reaction. Do not use on broken or irritated skin. Do not use with any other products that exfoliate skin.
For general information, we sometimes use mild preservatives to prevent bacterial growth in our products.
While sounding like a chemical benzyl alcohol is actually a natural ingredient and a component of many plants, fruits, and tea varieties, along with some highly fragrant essential oils like jasmine. The FDA has approved benzyl alcohol for use as a flavoring agent for food, as well as an oral healthcare anesthetic and topical analgesic drug products.
Potassium Sorbate is a very mild preservative used in cosmetic and skin care products as a safe alternative to paraben. Its function is to prevent growth of micro-organisms and protect the product from spoiling. A derivative of Sorbic Acid which is naturally occurring in certain berries. It is effective against fungi, yeast, and molds. Designated as safe, by the FDA, for limited use in food. It is also widely used as a wine ingredient.
Phenoxyethanol is used as a preservative and stabilizer in cosmetic products, soaps, and perfumes. Although not common, exposure has been linked to reactions ranging from eczema to other possible allergic reactions. Infant oral exposure can affect nervous system function, therefore, infants should not be exposed to products, such as nipple cremes, containing Phenoxyethanol. There is no known health risk to the mother. However, if you are allergic do not use these products. If you are not allergic, phenoxyethanol is a commonly used and safe mild preservative.
How To Perform a Patch Test
Choose a small, discreet, patch of skin on your body, such as behind an arm or behind an ear. Then apply a small amount of the product in question, according to the product directions, and rub it in. Allow it to dry. Do not wash that area for at least 24 hours and watch for signs of a reaction such as abnormal redness or irritation. If an adverse reaction occurs discontinue use. Please note that adverse reactions are the exception and are not common.