Garden of Wisdom understands Keratosis Pilaris as a common skin condition that causes small, rough bumps to appear on the skin, particularly on the back of the upper arms, thighs, and buttocks. This condition is caused by the buildup of a protein called keratin, which clogs the hair follicles. This buildup forms a plug that blocks the follicle's opening, forming small, raised bumps. The bumps can be skin-colored, red, or even slightly inflamed. They may feel rough or dry to the touch but don't typically cause itching or pain.
Keratosis Pilaris is often more noticeable during the winter months or in dry climates when the skin tends to be drier. It can also be associated with other skin conditions like eczema or dry skin.
While Keratosis Pilaris isn't a serious medical condition and doesn't require treatment, many people seek ways to manage its appearance. Gentle exfoliation and moisturizing can help improve the condition by removing dead skin cells and keeping the skin hydrated. Mild cleansers and avoiding harsh scrubs or excessive scrubbing are recommended to prevent further irritation. In some cases, dermatologists may prescribe creams or lotions containing ingredients like salicylic acid or urea to help reduce the buildup Exfo 15%of keratin and improve the appearance of the skin.
- Glycolic Acid Cleanser CL-39 (1 ounce)
- Exfo 15% Lotion (body) BC-9 (1 ounce
- Keratosis Pilaris Exfo Tonic 1% BH-7-1 (2 ounce)
- German Chamomile Hydrosol HY-5 (1 ounce)
- Keratosis Pilaris Healing and Hydrating Serum KP-1
- Keratosis Pilaris Conditioning Balm KP-5 (.5 ounce)
- Keratosis Pilaris Conditioning Balm w/Helichrysum
Essential Oil (very healing) KP-3 (1 ounce)
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 their shelf life. The shelf life for most products is 9-12 months. Vitamin C Serum(s) and VitaResurface products should continually be refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
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 for our Vitamin C Serums - use within 90 days).
direct light and in a dark cabinet when possible.
Exfoliating Acid products have a shelf life of 9-12 months. The only things we don't suggest refrigerating are the Mandelic Acid Serums or Salicylic Acid Serums, as they can crystallize in the refrigerator. If this happens, you can set the product into a hot water bath to see if the crystals will dissolve.
Additional Items That Require Refrigeration and/or Kept in the Dark
Hydrosols - remove 1 ounce of hydrosol and add it into a separate, sterilized spray bottle and spritzer. Keep the larger bottle in the refrigerator.
Carrier Oils - generally, you can refrigerate all carrier oils, although some very rich oils will solidify. This is fine. All you have to do is take it out, warm it up at room temperature and it should liquefy. If not, set the bottle in a hot water bath and occasionally shake the bottle, which will hopefully turn into a liquid.
^There are some oils with a super long shelf life, like Coconut Cream and Jojoba Oil.
Refrigeration is not necessary, but it surely won't hurt.
Essential Oils - essential oils are best stored in a cool, dark place.
Co2 Extracts - these should continually be refrigerated.
Butters - we suggest refrigerating our "skincare' butters. You can remove what you need and keep the rest in the fridge.
Clays - keep in a dry, dark place. Shelf life is at least 2 years.
Herbs - all herbs (whole or ground) should be kept in a dark, cool and dry location.
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls the constituents from each herb—root, trunk, leaves, and flowers.
Extracts have a shelf life of 3-5 years. They can be kept in the refrigerator (or a dark DRY place)
Other Raw Ingredients - i.e., Sodium PCA, Honeyquat, Oat Beta Glucan, etc. will all have a different shelf life.
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