Naturally hydrating and easily absorbed. Suitable for hand, body and face. Handmade using certified organic Apricot, Safflower and Broccoli Seed oils.
All about Moisturiser 01
The skincare industry has consumers convinced that faces and necks need one type of special moisturiser, whereas hands and bodies require something completely different. This is total – we were going to swear there for a moment – let’s just say rubbish. Our Moisturiser 01 proves the point. It is a naturally hydrating, easily absorbed moisturiser that can be used on your face (or any other part of your body) with wonderful results. A big, well-known, skincare manufacturer would almost certainly give this wonderful product a fancy name and sell it in a swish little jar as a facial moisturiser, serum or cream. We have taken a different approach, by offering our Moisturiser 01 in a 300ml bottle (so that you have enough to use regularly on your face and body) and at a fair price, which accurately reflects the cost of the ingredients and our time.
Moisturiser 01 is hand-blended from pure, gentle, 100% certified organic oils to which we add a natural emulsifier, a natural thickener and a natural preservative. We guarantee that it will leave your skin soft, smooth and silky.
How to use Moisturiser 01
For best results use when your skin is slightly damp from washing, showering or bathing, as this aids absorption. Moisturiser 01 is designed for easy application and we advise testing a small quantity first as you may need less than you think.
Of special note
The three, certified organic oils we use are cold pressed and completely natural. Our oils have not been treated, nor has the finished product been treated. (Note that oils used for skincare are often treated in order to overcome their impurities but manufacturers are under no legal obligation to mention this on the label). The preservative, emulsifier and thickener are all plant based.
Our not-very-secret formula
|Official Name||Plain English Name||%|
|Prunus Armeniaca||Apricot Oil||10%|
|Carthamus Tinctorius||Safflower Oil||5%|
|Brassica Oleracea Italica||Broccoli Seed Oil||5%|
|Glyceryl Stearate Citrate||Dermofeel GSC – a natural emulsifier needed to mix oil and water||2.56%|
|Lysolecithin & Sclerotium gum & Xanthan gum & Pullulan||Ecogel – a natural thickener and emulsifier that leaves the skin silky smooth - made from plant gums||1.5%|
|Dehydroacetic Acid & Benzyl Alcohol & Aqua||Geogard 221 – a natural preservative||1%|
About the ingredients
Apricot Oil (obtained by cold pressing the kernels) contains essential fatty acids, specifically, oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid and linolenic acid amongst others. These have been proven to prevent water loss and create a smooth, silky finish to the skin.
Safflower Oil is easily absorbed on the skin and its emollient action helps to keep skin soft and smooth. The oil also contains essential fatty acids such as linoleic acid, which can help make dry skin look and feel better.
Broccoli Seed Oil
Broccoli seed oil is made by cold-pressing the tiny seeds of broccoli sprouts, which may contain up to 80-100 times more of the antioxidant sulforaphane than broccoli. Broccoli seed oil has an impressive fatty acid profile, yet it manages to be light and not greasy. It absorbs very nicely into the skin and hair. This vegetable-derived oil is almost 50 percent erucic acid, which is a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid. Broccoli seed oil also contains vitamin A, C and K as well as B vitamins.
Dermofeel GSC is a natural emulsifier. An emulsifier is necessary to mix oil and water into a cream. Dermofeel GSC is made by combining stearic acid (derived from rape seed oil) and citric acid, linked by a glycerol unit. Unusually for an emulsifier, Dermofeel GSC contains no palm oil or palm oil derived ingredients. It is registered with ECOCERT.
Ecogel is a natural thickener and emulsifier creating a light cream that leaves the skin silky smooth. It is made from natural ingredients (lysophospholipids, xanthan gum, sclerotium gum and pullulan) that have all been produced sustainably.
Geogard 221 is a preservative, which is made from dehydroacetic acid (DHA) and benzyl alcohol (a ‘good’ alcohol). It meets the ECOCERT and COSMOS standards, is NaTrue certified and Soil Association approved, in addition to not being tested on animals.
How we make our Moisturiser 01
We make our Moisturiser 01 by hand (we are not into automation) in a massive, steel vessel with a lid. It is a slow process that takes a full day because even though we have a motorized blender-thingy, it can’t be rushed or it will separate.
Nowadays, manufacturers have become so frightened of litigation that their products come with dire warnings and super cautious advice. We won’t be left out of this! If you swallow this product contact a poison centre or doctor, immediately. Ditto if you splash it in your eye. However, just so you know, the ingredients are plant based and – in the quantities present – pretty unlikely to cause any health issues. If you get some in your eye the first thing to do (before you start calling the poison centre/doctor) is to bathe the afflicted area with water. If you spill some by accident we advise swearing, as it is too valuable to waste.