Posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Do you have a product question? In this FAQ we cover questions about Khloris and skin, using our skin tonic, and what’s in the bottle.
If your skin is on the oily, and/or congested side of the skin spectrum – try our Damask Rose & Orange Blossom.
If your skin is normal to combination i.e it leans to oily/congested, and/or has some dryness or dehydration – try our Australian Damask Rose Water, or our Damask Rose & Orange Blossom.
If your skin is on the dry/dehydrated side and/or mature side of the skin spectrum – try our Australian Damask Rose Water, or our Damask Rose & Frankincense.
If your skin shows signs of inflammation (redness) – try our Lavender & Helichrysum, or our Australian Damask Rose Water.
If your skin is sensitive – try our Australian Damask Rose Water (and follow the usual cautions of trying a patch test first and using sparingly).
Distillation is an ancient way of capturing plant compounds in a form that makes them easy to use for skin. It is these compounds (including microscopic particles of essential oil) that are beneficial for the skin.
The specific properties of a distilled plant water will depend on the compounds contained in the plant distilled.
In general, though, distilled plant waters can be very good for treating skin inflammation, balancing sebum production, and supporting the healthy functioning of the skin as a barrier through their natural slight acidity.
The protective film on your skin is acidic (it’s often referred to as the acid mantle).
If your skin’s acidity levels are not optimal, the protective ability of this film gets compromised. This can impact your skin’s ability to keep in water and increase it’s vulnerability to inflammation.
As distilled plant water is naturally slightly acidic, it’s a good match for supporting your skin’s pH and health as a barrier.
We receive emails from happy customers that show that the answer to this is a resounding yes. Many, many, peer-reviewed studies also confirm the benefits of plant compounds for skin.
We believe that a pure and whole plant product is more likely to interact positively with our skin to support its health over the long term.
This depends on many things, including the health of your skin to start, your health generally, your environment and toxin exposure. We’ve had enthusiastic emails from customers who saw a difference after a couple of days. We usually advise to give it about 30 days.
Firstly, we’re sorry to hear you may be dealing with one of these tricky conditions.
Our skin tonics can play an important supporting role in nurturing your skin back to health. They are gentle and don’t burden the skin with unnecessary stress from synthetic additives or multiple concentrated fragrances. They also have properties for soothing and helping inflammation, and helping the skin re-establish itself as an effective barrier.
We believe products are best seen as part of a holistic healing plan, however, so is also essential to work with a good health practitioner to address any health imbalances causing or contributing to the problem.
If your skin is sensitive, we recommend an extra cautious approach. Choose our most gentle tonic (our Australian Damask Rose Water), do a patch test, and use it sparingly at first.
We recommend within three months of opening the bottle and before the Best Before date.
Two key things that will impact the freshness of any beauty product are light and oxygen. We use light-blocking glass bottles especially designed to preserve freshness. A small amount of oxygen will enter the bottle when you use the spray pump, however, and over time this can make the product less potent.
We recommend that if you’re storing a bottle before using it, store it in the fridge. Then once it’s open, if the temperature in your home is fairly consistent, it’s fine in the bathroom.
The most important thing is to avoid big, regular temperature fluctuations.
There are many beautiful ways to use a Khloris skin tonic to suit the rhythm of your skin care routine and your skin’s needs. You are not confined to using your skin tonic like an old-fashioned toner that must come between cleansing and moisturising. Break free!
No matter how you use your skin tonic in your routine, you are actually applying plant compounds to treat your skin. You are also treating your mood and emotions if you inhale.
So, a joy of a Khloris skin tonic is that you can use it to support any step in your routine – cleansing, toning, moisturising, or supercharging treatments – and match what your skin needs for its health each day. Click the article link below to learn more.
Most of us are now conditioned to synthetic engineered scents, so a natural product may smell different at first. Some people love natural aromas right away, for others, they take some getting used to.
A synthetic scent is made by recreating a few key aroma notes. A natural product will contain the complexity of all of the elements of the plant, usually including some green or earthy notes.
Once you reacquaint your nose with natural, it’s likely you’ll be surprised at how your tastes change away from synthetic scents and you come to love the natural.
Many skin care products do need added preservatives. We put a great deal of work, however, into designing and maintaining a product and production system that avoids the need for them. Our ongoing testing confirms our system’s effectiveness.
Our system is built around:
Yes. Our product is made via traditional, authentic distillation.
Floral waters are made by mixing concentrated extracts with water. They may contain synthetic ingredients and will therefore be very different from an authentic distilled product. It pays to thoroughly research a beauty brand and their ingredients before you buy so you know exactly what you’re getting.
The article linked below about how rose water is made gives some good info about what the differences between distillates, hydrosols, floral waters are.
Because it’s a 100% pure, highest quality distilled plant water (hydrosol), that has not been watered down or adulterated by synthetic or other skin health-disrupting ingredients. It will arrive to you in beautiful, conscious, award-winning packaging.
Because we do not source from wholesalers, and sell only directly to you online, you are just two degrees of separation from the maker of the ingredients. We believe we are the only beauty brand in the world where all ingredients are traceable from field to face.
You are not paying for multiple layers of mark-up for wholesalers and retailers. And, our product is not watered down with cheap ingredients such as water so you’re getting more value in quality of the ingredients for what you spend.
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