Garden of Wisdom understands that acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages, but it is especially prevalent in teenagers. There are several reasons why teens are more prone to acne:
Increased Sebum Production
Pore-clogging factors (cosmetics, pollution, bad skincare
Genetics (a family history can surely add to the possibility
Stress (what teenager isn't stressed? They may act like they
aren't, but deep down, they have everything in the world
to stress over)
Don't pick at your skin! A good esthetician will do this for
you without fear of infection)
Diet (try to keep as clean of a diet as possible)
As with any skincare routine, it's essential to patch-test new products.
1. Gentle Cleansing Gel (antibacterial) CL-137 (1 ounce
2. CoCoBasil Clarifying Tonic CT-7 (1 ounce)
3. B3/B5 Duality Serum BP-52 (.25 ounce)
4. Ceramide Complex Hydrating Serum HAS-32 (.25 ounce)
5. Natural Majik Juniper Berry Hydrosol Gel HG-7 (.5 ounce)
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.
Please reach out with any questions! Call or email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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