Commercial creams are filled with lots of preservatives and bad for you chemicals that offer no actual benefit to your skin what so ever. Unlike many commercial creams that only coat the surface of the skin, this cream actually penetrates the epidermal layer and moisturizes the dermal layer of the skin. All done while utilizing only clean and beneficial ingredients.
The "water' elements serve to moisturize the skin cells, while the "oil" elements seal in the moisture and serve as a protective skin barrier. Because it is extremely concentrated, a little goes a long way. Place a very small amount on the end of your ring finger, and gently massage it in your face. This is a very generous net weight 2 ounce portion. This cream is quickly absorbed into the skin.
Like the rest of the body, our skin does the bulk of its repairing, restoring, and regenerating while we sleep. Perfecting Cream is a hydrating formula that I find best to use at bed time on a clean face.
Part of the magic of this perfecting cream comes from using it as a daily routine of peace and beauty. Be sure not to have negative feelings towards your skin or your body as you are using this cream. I like to wash my face before bed and as I am using the cream, to clear my mind and breathe deeply while applying. Positive reinforcements are important for keeping our spirits lifted. We are all beautiful in unique ways.
That's just my process - your routine could be starkly different. I like to give myself grace in the ways that the world views my imperfections. Such as the mole on the of my nose. I grew up being teased because of it. So, when I look in the mirror at night it would be easy to have negative feelings toward my nose. Instead, I see it as a unique mark that lends to my natural beauty.
I could go on and on about why this cream is so perfect but you'd be reading for hours. So let's get to the nitty gritty of why this cream is well....perfect.
The water element that I have chosen as the base of this cream is an organic rose and lavender flower hydrosol. My hydrosol is expertly, handcrafted here at GFO. I don't purchase it from a seller. I infuse it myself, ensuring the balance of ingredients is perfect. I can also ensure that there are only organic ingredients in my hydrosol.
Lavender has soothing, anti-inflammatory, and mild astringent properties that make it excellent for damaged and irritated skin as well. It is used to "brighten" the skin and renew the cells. It is soothing to burns and gentle for sensitive skin.
Rose was christened as the "Queen of Flowers" in 600 BCE and rightfully so. She is exquisite in her appearance, her scent, and her skin care properties. Rose nourishes, balances, reforms, de-scars, and rejuvenates most all skin types. It is lightly astringent but not drying. It is a known cell generator and is especially helpful for damaged or mature and aging skin. Side note - she is long associated with love and romance and is used as an aphrodisiac. So it was essential to include her in this blend.
I combine these elements with therapeutic grade Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and precious Rose essential oils and a high quality vitamin E oil.
Aloe vera is used as well. It is a wonderful moisturizer that also firms and tones the skin.
The "oil" elements of this cream are organic herbal infused avocado oil, unrefined shea butter, and raw, unprocessed, unbleached beeswax.
Avocado is a very nutritive oil, with high levels of vitamin A, B1, B2, D, and E. It is especially good for aging and mature skin. It is also very good for eczema and psoriasis. It is infused with rose and lavender as well.
Shea butter is a rich butter used for healing damaged or scarred skin, as well as dry skin and rough skin. It is also a protective agent in harsh weather.
We use only local raw, unprocessed beeswax. We get our beeswax from our local keeper and we clean it ourselves. Beeswax adds its own rich, soothing, healing, antibiotic energy. We think that bees are the real bees knees. We are sure to leave some propolis for it's many benefits. You have to go no farther than google to see why bee propolis is so beneficial.
This process is lengthy as it takes 8 weeks for the hydrosol to come together. The oil is infused without heat for 12 weeks. The cream is a true labor of love. It comes together beautifully.