Constantly updating and changing her formulas in response to customer requests, the eye cream Stein sent me is currently being reformulated to be a vegan formula.
“The difference between our products and what you get in a store, is that ours are made upon order,” said Stein. Her Restorative Facial Moisturizer comes in a glass bottle with a pump applicator. The woodsy smell comes form the Tamanu Seed oil. It’s a light yellow liquid that contains Chamomile, making it gentle and suitable for all skin types. I particularly liked the scent, which made me feel like it was part of a spa treatment. The Repair Elixir, a night serum, is geared to “reduce the signs of aging.” Stein informed me that the watermelon seed oil helps with “skin elasticity,” while the Rose Hips seed oil “regenerates skin cells.” Once the oil is applied, it is quickly absorbed into the skin.
“Anything synthetic is on my no list,” said Stein. “Educating people on the importance of avoiding environmental toxins is part of my mission.”
The creator of Herbaliz, Liz McEwan, has a similar mindset. Along with her first-time orders, she includes printed materials with information about the top ten ingredients to avoid. Her tag line is, ”Reduce your exposure to toxic chemicals.