When meeting with our formulator we came prepared with our long list of must have and deal breaker ingredients, preparing to delve real deep into the results we were wanting to achieve with our products.
Our formulator agreed that of course for young and sensitive skin our ingredients must be 100% natural, vegan, cruelty free with nothing artificial and none of the industry red flag additives. But then she asked us a very unexpected question. She queried, “would you like to include ingredients that promote emotional well being?”.
Come again? We replied.
Needless to say we pivoted back to our research stations to learn all we could about these ‘up and coming’ ingredients. With Aussie tweens and teens in mind we decided to go for it!
So, what is a crystal tincture?
A tincture is a crystal rock that is transformed into a liquified gem using an ancient alchemical process taking over 12 months to complete. The liquid crystal is then added to a product and is absorbed by the skin. Totes amazeballs!!
Why all the fuss?
By adding crystal tinctures to an already natural and nourishing product you have yourself some next level, holistic skincare! Why wouldn’t you add a gorgeous ingredient that will support your emotional well being?!
Crystals are believed to contain a living memory of times past, instilling positive awareness within us all. Amongst other things, they are considered powerful catalysts for healing, making change, boosting energy and mood.
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After considering a range of tinctures we could include in our formulations we ultimately landed on Amethyst, Citrine and Rose Quartz.
Amethyst, associated with the third eye and crown chakra, is said to enhance intuition, bring harmony, clarity and balance, inner peace and calm. This gorgeous purple stone is believed to hold protection, healing and purifying properties. Relieving stress, soothing irritability whilst settling anxiety and sadness. Amethyst also helps to improve moisture retention.
Citrine, associated with the solar plexus chakra, gives a big high-five to happiness. Yellow in colour it promotes abundance and success, builds self-esteem, empowerment and creativity via a vibrant flow of energy throughout the body. Citrine works as a skin alleviant of irritations caused by allergies, and does wonders for skin tone and increasing radiance.
Rose Quartz, associated with the heart chakra, is a lover, not a fighter. It promotes compassion, energy, emotional healing, and confidence. Pink in colour it works by warding off negativity and replacing those negative emotions with big bright shiny positive ones. Rose Quartz also helps to reduce redness.
As adults looking back, we agreed we had both experienced the challenges that these crystals are believed to counteract. If we had them available to us back then we would have screamed SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! So all things considered, you will now find Amethyst (Captain Chill), Citrine (The Happiness Hunter) and Rose Quartz (The Luuurve Dawg) included within our product range.
Because if we can create something that will help our tweens and teens with some emotional support through some challenging years then gosh-dang we will!
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