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In choosing DIY ingredients, their absorption rates may be most important. It essentially means, how long after I apply the ingredients will I still feel them on my skin?
When I started DIY natural skincare, I tried using a macadamia nut oil moisturizer. After all, nut oils are available and are full of healthy fats. It was a cold January day, and my skin was so dry I thought it might crack. An hour later, I still felt an uncomfortable, greasy film on my face. I under-estimated just how slow a slow absorption rate can be.
I am not criticizing macadamia nut oil, but illustrating the importance of personalizing. DIY recipes are like colors of the rainbow. We can pick our perfect shade.
In general, dry skin wants ingredients with slower absorption rates, which give ongoing relief and hydration by continuing to sit on your skin. Argan oil keeps my banana curls in place because hours after application, it is still there, doing its job.
Oily skin, however, usually prefers a faster absorption rate. My summertime godsend is Baobab oil. When I am in a hurry, I can confidently rub the rapidly absorbing oil on my hands and grab my white purse, without worrying about leaving an oil stain.
For a number of years I have been growing fruits, vegetables, and edible flowers in my organic, heirloom garden. One day, I was in the kitchen, preserving the harvest, when I looked at the hand lotion sitting next to my sink.
I could barely pronounce half the ingredients. You shouldn't need to have taken organic chemistry at an Ivy League University to know what is in your skin care or your cosmetics. You shouldn't have to products filled with preservatives and other chemicals. Indeed, my motto is that if I wouldn't eat it, why would I put it on my face?
I hope to empower readers and subscribers to know that there is an alternative to mass produced, commercially processed skin care care, filled with preservatives. In this blog, I'll give more information on recipes, kit curation, the benefits of the ingredients, and much more. With Prismatic's recipes and personalized kit of ingredients, you can do this!
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What if your skin care products came from the garden, instead of a lab?
You shouldn't need to be a chemist to pronounce the ingredients. Our kits are fresh, natural, non comedogenic, and preservative free.
You don't need to be a chef either. You kit include your personalized ingredients, along with the recipes and tools you need to make and store your creations. You can do this!