A Refreshing Concept in Skin Care
Your transition to healthier skin begins with the realization that you cannot protect and nourish your skin with chemicals. Artificial fragrances, parabens, colour dyes, and by-products derived from petroleum products are not the healthy way to care for timeless skin.
Refresh Botanicals™ is formulated to create the skin you want. Healthy skin should be calmed when distressed, conditioned daily and always protected naturally with the botanical life force of plants.
Natural alcohols are classified as ‘good alcohols’ while unnatural alcohols are often classified as ‘bad alcohols’ or ‘pure form alcohols’. Alcohols to avoid in facial care are SD alcohols, ethanol, methanol, benzyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol and methyl alcohol.
- Short term effects of ‘pure/bad’ form alcohols include dehydrating the skin temporarily and can cause the skin to produce excess sebum and trigger acne breakouts.
- Long term effects of using pure form alcohols on the skin include making the skin more vulnerable to sun damage and environmental toxins by breaking down the skin’s natural barrier.
Natural alcohols including cetyl alcohol can be classified as a lubricant and stabilizer, and act as a wax base for maintenance or improvement of the skin’s moisture barrier. Other good alcohols are cetearyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, a derivative of the coconut. Refresh Botanicals™ uses only natural alcohols to lubricate and stabilize your skin.
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic Medicine technique that uses natural oils to cleanse the body. Many people with excess oil production (sebum) fear that using oil on their faces will produce more oil. Natural oils such as jojoba oil can mimic human sebum and trick skin into thinking that it is sufficiently lubricated. The skin then stops producing as much oil.
Combination skin types become more balanced with natural oil applications. Oily areas stop producing oil while dry skin areas become hydrated. Refresh Botanicals™ uses only natural oils to cleanse and lubricate your skin.
Many everyday items in our pantries and medicine cabinets contain parabens. Parabens are chemical compounds that function as preservatives and are used in hair, skin, oral care and even baby care products. Many studies have shown that parabens are safe for us; however, more recent research is showing that parabens may have a direct linkage to cancer. It has also been shown through research that parabens mimic the hormone estrogen that can trick the body into producing less or sometimes more estrogen. Refresh Botanicals™ strives to use only natural, botanical ingredients and does not use paraben in our products.
Intolerance to ingested gluten is called celiac disease. Intolerance to gluten can also be topical and can irritate the skin, causing rashes and acne. Refresh Botanicals™ has removed gluten from all our product formulas.
NO Artificial Fragrances
There are many scent and perfume products available that contain very strong natural and unnatural fragrances. Although some of these fragrances are natural, they can often cause skin and eye sensitivities. Refresh Botanicals™ is formulated especially for eye and skin sensitivity. The light, natural fragrance of Refresh Botanical products is a mild cucumber scent that fades quickly after application. Refresh Botanicals™ does not use artificial fragrances in our products.
Refresh Botanicals™ Organic Skin Care Products