Apothecare, we whole-heartedly believe that skin care education is at the heart of our company. We wouldn’t want to eat food filled with ingredients reserved for chemistry lab shelves, so why would we want to put synthetic-packed products on our skin?
The Apothecare blog is a great place to learn about and understand the function of the natural ingredients we use in the Apothecare product line. I’ll be blogging periodically about “A few of our favorite things…” which is a running segment on ingredient education. It is the wish of Steve and I that you feel GOOD about your purchases from our company. We hope you can appreciate the quality of Apothecare even more after learning about our hand-selected, health- and environmentally-conscious ingredients – and appreciate the value that comes with skin care peace of mind!
HONEY, which is such an amazing natural product that I can’t resist but put it into nearly everything we make at Apothecare. Plus, we source this ingredient from local apiaries, which makes us feel doubly good about the sustainability of it all. HONEY is a mixture of plant nectar and bee enzymes that is secreted by honeybees and used as a primary source of food during the cold months. HONEY, in its raw and unfiltered form, is chock-full of natural preservatives (have you ever seen a jar of honey spoil?) that help heal common skin problems like acne, eczema, psoriasis, and bug bites. It is also a natural humectant, which means it draws and retains moisture in skin so that it won’t dry out so quickly. HONEY soothes inflamed and irritated skin as well, and is overall very conditioning. It has been used for ages for its skin care properties and is widely accepted by all skin types – a very non-irritating and non-sensitizing ingredient. Additionally, it is believed that if you use local HONEY, made from the local flora, your body will benefit from the antibodies the honey naturally carries. This is especially beneficial for people with allergies to certain local plants and fungi. Common substitutes for HONEY are sugar alcohols and glycerin, which are cheaper to use and not so finicky to use, but lack all of the wonderful skin care properties that pure, delicious natural HONEY contains. We use raw, unfiltered Colorado HONEY in all of our Body Luxuries Cleansing Cream Bars, Nature Shave, our Skin Drench line of toners, Sugar Pine Scrub, Night-Into-Day Night Cream, and Dawn-Until-Dusk Day Cream.
Get to know the power of HONEY, ALOE VERA, and GERANIUM better through the suggested Apothecare products – it’s skin care that works, naturally. Use often and enjoy!
Jessica & Steve