We take so much pride in every step of producing our products- from harvesting, sourcing, formulating and packaging.
We have received so many compliments on our new coveted, famous golden bottle that holds our Youth Beauty Face Oil as well as our amber bottles with gold accents but what many don't know is we chose this packaging for more reasons that it just looking aesthetically beautiful.
All of our bottles are infinitely recyclable glass and opaque in color to help preserve our delicate formulations. Plus we have added an extra insert inside of our bottles to not only aid in a more effortless application process but to help maintain the integrity of our formula by limiting air exposure.
Many people don't know this but ideally skincare products should be stored in tinted glass bottles. The reason being is, essential oils and other active ingredients can eat away at plastic and clear glass bottles do not limit light exposure, which can break the product down and cause it to oxidize.
For example, plastic bottles made from PETE or PET (polyethylene terephthalate) can leach phthalates into the product they contain when the plastic is heated, exposed to sun or reused. Phthalates are known hormone disruptors and have been linked to reproductive issues, liver damage and are suspected of being toxic to the fetus in pregnancy. Many plastic containers also contain bisphenol-A (BPA) which has been widely linked to human breast cancer cell growth, while plastics made from polyvinyl chloride is thought to leach the hormone-disrupting chemical DEHP. But a new study says that even if they don't contain BPA, most plastic products release estrogenic chemicals called xenoestrogens. When these xenoestrogens enter the body they increase the total amount of estrogen resulting in estrogen dominance. Xenoestrogens are not biodegradable so, they are stored in our fat cells. Build up of xenoestrogens have been indicated in many conditions including: breast, prostate and testicular cancer, obesity, infertility, endometriosis, early onset puberty, miscarriages and diabetes.
Knowing that our skin is our largest organ and what we put on it goes into our bloodstream, it’s important to think about the cumulative effect of continued exposure to chemicals leached into your skincare products, when applied day after day.
So, if you are shopping and see any facial oil, Vitamin C or really any skincare product in a clear bottle or even worse plastic, that is a clear indication that that product is not for you. It is either loaded with toxic preservatives, leaching toxic chemicals or completely oxidized, which can actually age your skin prematurely.
Buying facial oil or any skincare product in a clear bottle is like buying red wine in a clear bottle- you would question it right?
Instead choose a better, healthier option, where the company takes as much pride in their packaging as they do the health of their customers and the environment.
See many companies have no concept of the ingredients and products that they are actually selling and there is a gap between the person making them, often a laboratory or chemist and the person whom decides the packaging. Not knowing that not choosing the proper packaging, clearly shows the level of care, intent and wisdom behind the brand. Clean beauty goes way beyond the formulation of products.
Our products last up to one year after opening but you will surely use every last drop well before then. Once open, it is important to keep your products tightly closed in between use and away from direct sunlight and stored in a cool dry place.
You can learn more about our ingredients & packaging HERE