Garden of Wisdom's Soothing Creme Cleanser with Matcha Green Tea was designed by a customer, and although this cleanser was originally designed for rosacea skin, we have found that it is wonderful for dry skin and sensitive skin as well. Some oily or acneic skin might also find this to be an effective cleanser as well. Small amounts of mandelic acid make this cleanser gently exfoliating and pore reducing. This cleanser is non-foaming and does not contain surfactants.
Although this is an effective, extremely gentle cleanser, it does not remove mineral makeup very well. For the removal of mineral makeup, we suggest an oil-based cleanser.
Method of Application
Dispense about a dime to nickel size amount of cleanser into the palm of your hand, drip warm/hot water into your palm then rub hands together to emulsify. Pat into skin, wipe off gently with a wet, warm cotton or bamboo clean washcloth.
Do not massage into your skin. Only cleanse in the A.M. if necessary.
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Products and Ingredients
Finished products generally don't need to be refrigerated as they are preserved, but you can refrigerate them to extend shelf life. Shelf life is 9 - 12 months
Sample sizes do have a shorter shelf life (generally 3-6 months and items in jars can dry up quicker than this if the lid is not tightened well enough (except our vitamin C serums - use within 90 days).
Please try to keep out of high humidity or heat if possible! Store out of direct light and in dark cabinet if possible also!
Exfoliating Acid products will last 1 year.
The only thing we don't suggest refrigerating is the mandelic or salicylic acid serums as those can crystallize in the refrigerator and not go back to their normal state even if you warm them up.
Additional Items Requiring Refrigeration
Hydrosols - Take out 1/2 oz to 1 oz in a separate spray bottle from your original container and keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator!
Carrier Oils - Generally you can refrigerate ALL carrier oils, they will solidify in some cases. This is FINE all you have to do is take it out warm it up at room temp and it will be liquid again!
There are some oils that have a super long shelf life like coconut oil for instance! That does not need to be refrigerated, but it cannot hurt it either!
Essential Oils - Essential oils are best stored in a cool dark place.
Co2 Oils - These should always be refrigerated.
Butters - We suggest refrigerating our skincare butters. You can take out what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Essential oils - These can be refrigerated to increase their shelf life!
Clays - Keep in a dry, dark place (shelf life is at least 2 years)
Herbs - (whole or ground) These should last a good year at least - Keep in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal Extracts - [powder] Keep these also in a dark, DRY place. You can keep in the fridge, but make sure the seal is on very tight so you don't get moisture in. [1 year at least].
Herbal Extracts - [liquid] These can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place] [3 years at least]
Other Various Raw Ingredients - i.e. Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Iat Beta Glucan etc will all have a different shelf life (we are working on adding this to the ingredient pages.
Spring Water hydrant
Sunflower Seed Oil high in fatty acids, as well as vitamins A, D, and E, conditions skin
Niacinimide B-3 skin lightening, antiaging agents, stimulates circulation
Mandelic Acid gentle exfoliator, helps to reduce pore size
Matcha Green Tea antioxidant, soothing
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizrate (licorice root extract) lightens and brightens skin
Cosmocil CQ (Polyaminopropyl Biguanide) mild preservative
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