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Chartreuse Organic Daily Facial Cream

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Pros: Very hydrating, only need a very small amount, all ingredients are disclosed and explained, good on sensitive skin

Cons: The packaging chosen prevents the product from remaining sterile.

I am really impressed with the effectiveness of this cream on my parched skin.  I only need to use a very small amount for my entire face & neck and it sits well under my make-up.  Also, I have very sensitive skin and this has not caused any problems.  It has a very mild smell, which is nothing to rave about, but it's not bad either.  I love the fact that the company explains each and every ingredient listing on the webpage.   It could be even better if they had packaged it in a pump or tube in order to keep it more sterile.

Chartreuse Organic Daily Facial Cream
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For combination skin This luxurious vitamin rich cream moisturizes your skin with pure avocado and jojoba oils. It utilizes the antioxidant properities of Vitamin A, C, B5 and E. Our cleanser and facial cream use an innovative all natural preservative system of rooibos tea, vitamin E, rosemary and neem oil. Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Avocado Oil, Organic Rooibos Tea Extract, Organic Jojoba Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Organic Palm Oil, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Palm Stearic Acid, Vitamin E, Vitamin C Ester, Pro-Vitamin B5, Xanthan Gum, Vitamin A, Black Willowbark Extract, Rosemary, Neem Oil Get the Facts: Conventional moisturizers can harbor petroleum-based emollients such as mineral oil that inhibit the skins ability to heal itself. And lanolin, while natural is a common allergen that may be contaminated with pesticides. They are chocked full of preservatives such as parabens, which mimic your body´s own hormones and can have endocrine-disrupting affect. We use the natural moisturizing power of aloe vera, avocado, and jojoba with antioxidant vitamins to soften your skin. Instructions for Use: Moisturize your face and neck every morning and night after you cleanse and tone. Always moisturize in upward motions. Our innovative all natural preservative system is stable and broad based but the product should be stored at room temperature and used within 6 to 12 months of opening. Ingredients Details: We fully disclose all of our ingredients. Organic Aloe Vera Juice (Aloe barbadensis): Aloe vera improves hydration is soothing and healing to all skin types. Chemical analysis has shown the presence of mucopolysacharides, a natural moisturizing factor. Has renown healing properties, anti-inflammatory and can soothe the skin and help heal cuts, grazes, burns and insect bites. Has been used as early as 1500 BC in Egypt for skin care. Avocado Oil (Persea americana): Avocado oil is made from the pulp of the avocado fruit. It is a rich, heavy but penetrating oil that is full of nutritive and therapeutic components. Avocado oil contains more than 20 % essential unsaturated fatty acids. It contains vitamins A, C, D and E, proteins, beta-carotene, lecithin, fatty acids and the "youth mineral" potassium. Avocado oil is high in unsaponifiables (sterolins) which are reputed to be beneficial in reducing age spots, healing scars and moisturizing the upper layers of the skin. Unsaponifiables are a large group of compounds called plant steroids or sterolins. They soften the skin, have superior moisturizing effect on the upper layer of the skin and reduce scars. The sterolins in avocado oil have been found to diminish age spots. Organic Rooibos Tea Extract (Aspalathus linearis): Rooibos is used to help skin problems, such as eczema or acne. Rooibos Extract has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and Free Radical Scavenging properties, based partly on its unique flavonoid composition including Aspalathin. Organic Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis): Jojoba oil is cold pressed from the nuts of the jojoba tree. The jojoba tree is cultivated in California, Arizona, Mexico and Israel. Native Americans have been using jojoba for centuries. The first record of jojoba is from 1701. Father Junipero Serrra found that Native Americans were using Jojoba to treat sores, cuts, burns, as a conditioner and for all over skin and hair treatments. Jojoba is technically not an oil, but a liquid wax ester with a long unsaturated carbon chains. Chemically it resembles sperm whale oil or spermaceti oil. In the 1970's the United States banned all sperm whale products because they were contributing to the extinction of sperm whales. In 1977 domestic commercial jojoba oil cultivation began because it is the natural substitute for spermaceti, which in other cases has been replaced by synthetic products. Jojoba oil resembles human sebum; the natural coating our body produces to protect the skin and keeps it supple. Jojoba is skin therapy; our skin loses sebum with age, sun, wind, cold, and the environment. It contains protein, minerals and a waxy substance that mimics collagen. Emulsifying Wax NF (Polawax): Plant based, used to create a bond between water and oil. A critical ingredient in lotions and cream since there is no other natural product that can create a smooth texture. An emulsifier is a chemical compound that joins oil and water and forms a stable mixture. Organic Palm Oil: Kosher Vegetable Glycerin Vegetable Glycerin is obtained by adding alkalies to fats and fixed oils. Glycerin is a soothing, humectant which draws moisture from the air to the skin. Glycerin is an emollient, which makes the skin feel softer and smoother, reduce rough feeling, cracking and irritation. Nontoxic, nonirritating and nonallergenic. Palm Stearic Acid: A vegetable derivative used to stiffen and stabilize lotions and creams. Occurs naturally in vegetable fats. A white, waxy, natural fatty acid. Vitamin E (Tocopherol): Acts as a free radical scavenger, hinders the oxidizing process in the skin and promotes soft and supple skin. As an antioxidant it defends the skin. Helpful in reducing scars and promotes healing. Acts as a natural preservative for products. Vitamin C Ester (Ascorbyl Palmitate): A salt of ascorbic acid. It is used as a preservative and antioxidant to prevent rancidity. Vitamin C is thought to prevent collagen break down and help combat the signs of aging. As an antioxidant it is believed to remove the free radicals that cells produce. Free radicals have been associated with skin cancer and premature skin aging due to sun exposure. Some experts believe antioxidants are the most vital weapons in the fight against aging. Most of the damage of our skin is caused by a free-radical assault from smoke, pollution and UV rays. Free radicals then turn the oils of our skin rancid, which damages the collagen. Collagen is the protein fibers that serve as the building blocks of our skin. Antioxidants are used in skin care products to neutralize free radicals before they ravage the skin. Topical vitamin C may help lighten solar lentigos and melasma. Some studies have shown that topical vitamin C provides additional protection against the harmful effects of the sun. Said to prevent collagen breakdown, which would aid in combating aging. Duke University found that adding Vitamin C and E to sunscreens protects against UVB radiation. Panthenol (Vitamin B Complex): Good for human tissues, used in skin and hair products. A vitamin B-complex group which provides cumulative conditioning effects after extended and regular use. It is absorbed quickly by the hair to provide moisture regardless of atmospheric conditions. Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide gum): Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide (natural sugar) fermented from corn sugar. Often used in the food industry to thicken and stabilize products. It can be added to thicken a cosmetic product. Vitamin A (Palmitate): Palmitate is a mixture of solid organic acids obtained from fats. First isolated in 1909 from egg yolk. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that aids in the removal of free radicals that cells produce. Free radicals have been associated with skin cancer and premature skin aging due to sun exposure. Some experts believe antioxidants are the most vital weapons in the fight against aging. Most of the damage of our skin is caused by a free-radical assault from smoke, pollution and UV rays. Free radicals then turn the oils of our skin rancid, which damages the collagen. Collagen is the protein fibers that serve as the building blocks of our skin. Antioxidants are used in skin care products to neutralize free radicals before they ravage the skin. Research shows that vitamin A encourages collagen production in the dermis, which causes the middle layers to plump out and efficiently retain moisture. Rosemary Oleoresin Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis): Contains antioxidants which are oil soluble. Its preservative value has made it a mainstay in herbal medicine. It is made of oil soluble antioxidant compounds derived from the herb rosemary. As a natural preservative, it prevents rancidity in which vegetable/plant oils have been made. The Black Willow Bark Extract (Salix nigra): The Black Willow tree, found in the eastern part of the North American continent, is famous for its dark brown, ridged bark. Natural Black Willowbark Extract has been shown to possess potent antimicrobial properties. Neem (Azadriachta indica): Oil Used widely in India as an antibacterial, antiviral. antifungal, antiseptic, antiparasitic agent in toiletries, soap, toothpaste and skin/hair care products.

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