Garden of Wisdom's PhytoEstrogen Cream is specifically formulated for aging skin. This formula targets the lack of moisture that aging skin often experiences. As we age, our lipids do not replenish our skin like they used to. Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Oil, and Capric Triglycerides bring much-needed conditioning to the skin, while Soy Isoflavones and Evening Primrose Oil help balance hormonal activity in the skin. Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is a Vitamin C derivative that helps rebuild collagen in the skin. It is also a powerful antioxidant, which we all need as time goes on.
Method of Application
Apply a pea sized to a dime sized amount, depending on what your skin needs, after the water soluble phase of your routine. This should be the final phase of layering in your skin care routine, as it will help to hold moisture and nutrients in the skin.
Shelf Life and Storage Information for Our Products and IngredientsFinished 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
Herbal (liquid) Extracts - these are created using alcohol. The alcohol pulls
the constituents from each herbs - root, trunk, leaves, and flowers. They
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.
Conditioning Pellets conditions the skin
Polawax NF vegetable derived premier stable emulsifier
Soy Isoflavones phytoestrogen source from soybean molasses, non-steroidal, antioxidant properties
Apricot Kernel Oil rich in fatty acids, lightweight, soothes irritated and aging skin
Avocado Oil high in vitamin E, lecithin, and phytosterols, conditioning and very healing, antibacterial, anti-wrinkle
Caprylic Triglycerides emollient, moisturizer
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate antioxidant, collagen production, lightening and brightening, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage repair
Evening Primrose Oil high gamma linolenic acid content, used for dry skin and eczema, astringent
Soy Protein anti-irritant
Pantothenic Acid wound healing, part of the vitamin B complex
Glycerin humectant, vegetable derived, literally, draws moisture out of the air to skin when applied topically
Optiphen (Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol)paraben free, broad spectrum preservative
Rose Geranium Essential Oil balancing, soothing, refreshing
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