Any type of moisturizer that contains water will spoil without a preservative. Skincare preservatives contain chemicals that are potentially hazardous to our health. So in my pursuit of healthier, more natural skincare products, I set out to create a facial moisturizer absolutely free of harsh chemical preservatives. After lots of research on natural, less toxic preservative alternatives (and there are a lot), I couldn't bring myself to use any of them. My only alternative was to try out oils.
WAIT! I can hear the gasping and see the heads shaking and feel you getting ready to exit this blog post! "OIL ON MY FACE?! Yeah, right!" It's okay, I thought that too and then I tried it and it was AMAZING. At first, the whole idea of putting oil on my already oily-in-spots face sounded downright ridiculous. But my desire to eliminate possible toxic ingredients outweighed my inner skeptic so I read up on it, ordered some oils and went to work on making a completely natural moisturizer for my face.
The first time I tried it I was COMPLETELY surprised at how quickly and easily the oils absorbed into my skin. My face was NOT the greasy oil slick I imagined it would be. Once I ran out of that batch, I made another and tweaked the recipe, and repeated that process many times over. I finally found what worked for my combination skin and along the way, created formulas for dry skin and mature skin.
Now, I'm so excited to share them with you!
These facial oils contain no preservatives. They come to you in a beautiful dark amber glass bottle to help protect the oils from sunlight. You'll have to experiment with how many drops you'll need to use for your face (and neck!) based on your moisturizing needs. I usually use about 5 drops for my face and neck both in the morning and at night after I've washed and dried my face. After I apply it in the morning, my face is ready for makeup application by the time I've washed and dried off my hands after applying the oil.
I know it's just facial moisturizer but it has been a life-changer for me! I no longer drop hundreds of dollars a year on special face creams with unknown chemicals and fragrances! If you're like me, you've tried tons of beauty creams, face serums, lotions, brighteners, etc. over the years. If you're looking to detox your chemical-heavy and overcomplicated beauty routine then give these Henry & June facial oils a try!