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Organically Made Skin Care Made With Wildcrafted Ingredients
Real, Pure, and Unadulterated is Our Promise to You
The skin serves as our personal shield against the outside world. The largest organ in our body, it is porous and takes in whatever is put on it.
In reality, the skin absorbs an average of 64% of all pollutants, according to the American Journal of Public Health. That’s scary, right? It doesn’t have to be scary though…. as long as you are putting clean, pure products on your skin. We agree that if you can’t eat it, perhaps you shouldn’t be putting it on your skin. We don’t use any harsh preservatives, alcohols, chemicals, or synthetic fragrances. Pure ingredients from spotless and clean sources are what our skin deserves. The Annmarie Journey began in 2008 while living bloggers Annmarie and Kevin Gianni embarked on a two and a half year journey across North and South America.
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Honesty. Wild. Beautiful.
The term "wildcrafted" refers to a variety of herbs that are hand-picked from the wild where they naturally grow for use in our line. When we use wildcrafted herbs, we know that no commercial farming methods have been used and that the plants are hearty, vibrant and full of skin-nourishing nutrients. For instance, take our Palo Santo Body Butter and Palo Santo Hair & Body Mist. Palo santo used in these formulations is sustainably obtained from only fallen trees and branches in Ecuador.
Our commitment to clean beauty is full circle. It’s about making your skin look gorgeous, coexisting with the environment, and creating a thriving ecosystem for all creatures—all at the same time. It starts with using wildcrafted and organically-grown ingredients in all of our products, sourced from farmers who use no pesticides and natural fertilizers to produce them, and it goes much further than that.
Annmarie's 3-step energized botanical infusion method
Step 1 / Curate
From herbs to high-vibration plant extracts, we meticulously select organic and wildcrafted components that uphold the highest standards of purity and efficacy for your skin and body. To uphold our standards of purity and sustainability, we cultivate connections with farmers and diligently check our sources.
Step 2 / Infuse
We infuse hand-selected herbs into organic aloe vera and skin-nutritive oils at low heat (never over 95°). These botanical infusions are left to steep for up to 30 days and energized by crystals before serving as a potent base for all our formulas.
Step 3 / Create
We then add high-performance seed oils, antioxidant-rich botanicals, and synergistic plant stem cells that deliver skin-supporting nutrients and luxurious aromatherapy. The result? Active, supernaturally-effective skin care—and our commitment to Clean Beauty Since Day 1. Finally, we house all of our products in Miron violet glass, which energizes the organic molecules of the product by filtering in a small percentage of light while protecting it from the harmful rays of the light spectrum. These are then packaged with intention using sustainable materials that are recyclable or made up of post-consumer-waste, and produced at a wind-powered facility.
Dehydrated skin lacks water and dry skin lacks oil. So your skin could be dehydrated, dry, or both. This is why it is important to choose the right products and know how and when to use them.
Dehydrated skin tends to look dull and feel tight, even when properly moisturized. If you don’t already, use a hydrating serum with some of the humectant ingredients we mentioned above. Apply your serum before your oil to lock in the hydration. If you're interested in learning more about how to best apply your face serum, check out this article!
With dry skin, lack of moisture (lipid content) can result in rough, dry or flaky skin. If this is your skin, make sure you’re using the right moisturizing ingredients. We recommend oils because they penetrate deep into the skin and allow the skin to breathe (rather than creating a barrier, which many facial lotions will do).
Ingredients That Can Help
Choose a rich ingredient like jojoba oil for its benefits or coconut oil if your skin is very dry. Our Anti-Aging Oil uses a jojoba base and contains other oils like carrot seed oil and chia seed oil for deep and healthy moisturization.
It’s often hard to distinguish between dry vs. dehydrated skin, so we do encourage you to see a professional if your symptoms are persistent. And consider to using our bestselling natural serum for facial care to give your skin the best possible treatment.
A simple test to figure out your skin type:
- Wash your face at night with a gentle cleanser (our pH balanced Aloe Herb Cleanser is perfect for this) and pat your face dry. DO NOT apply moisturizer, serum or oil!
- When you wake up in the morning, touch your face. You can also press a tissue over your face and visually see where you’re oily and where you’re not.
Lotions are frequently used to hydrate the face. There are two problems that can arise when employing them, even though some of them do work.
First off, because lotions are an emulsion of water and oil, they can soon become rancid. However, the majority of store-bought lotions DON'T quickly go bad. This is a sure clue that they are maintained with preservatives that are typically not very natural. It is therefore likely that your lotion contains chemicals that you should avoid applying to your skin.
Although we produce a lotion, we advise using it as a body lotion. Less sensitive skin responds better to this lotion because it is thicker and more emollient. Since it is truly all natural, it has a shorter shelf life than anything you'll find in the stores.
Second, lotions are occasionally heated to high temperatures because they are emulsified. The lotion's oils begin to oxidize as a result of the heating procedure.
We heat the water to 60 c (140 f) and the oil/wax to 50 c to emulsify our lotions (122 F.) This maintains the majority of nutrients safe from heat damage and is significantly lower than other emulsifications.
When you may use pure, unadulterated oil that functions just as well, oxidized oils are not the greatest for your skin.
We decide to use oils to moisturize our faces instead of lotions for both of these reasons.
Below are the main differences between our serums & facial oils:
Our facial serums are used to tighten, firm, even skin tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The base is herb-infused aloe juice, which absorbs quickly into your skin. Aloe is hydrating and the herbs contain healthy antioxidants. All of our serums have a bit of oil as well, so they moisturize your skin lightly.
Our facial oils are meant to moisturize and nourish your skin. They each have a unique blend of oils according to skin type. All of our oils are infused with anti-aging herbs to help your skin stay healthy and glowing.
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