Renewing Concentrate & Candelilla Wax Sustainability

Renewing Concentrate & Candelilla Wax Sustainability

Over the past couple years, we’ve been evaluating the use of candelilla wax. Though we have good sourcing that provide the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna) required permits. Along with supporting suppliers that use modern extraction processes that improve workers conditions. A decision was made to remove it from the Renewing Concentrate.

In our process to continually challenge ourselves with better sourcing, this is one that I no longer connect with. Even with protective regulations set forth, it feels disconnected from our ethos being an at risk plant that has potential to exploit people, we believe there are better options. Though with every decision there are pros and cons.

Instead we’ll move to the local, raw beeswax used in our other products. Where we have direct connection to the sustainability and the overall worker’s experience. Understanding of course, bee products have their own sustainability concerns. We have aligned ourselves with amazing partners who create a stewardship environment to help bees thrive.

Smaller changes include…
Replacing the Sal butter with Cupuacu butter from one our favorite sources for ingredients from the Amazon region. Where there is a more direct connection to the people who produce the butter as part of small co-ops in small sustainable batches. This supports their community efforts to limit clear cutting as well.
Having strong visibility to all our ingredients is always a priority.

More functional changes include adding more rose-hip and raspberry oil while removing the hemp seed oil. Though hemp seed oil does not contain CBD it tends to get flagged unnecessarily in various situations. Though it’s something that can be worked through it’s more hassle than we have time for.

With these changes it’ll feel similar on the skin once absorbed. Though it has less slip than before but find it more moisturizing & plumping.
Adding significantly more rose-hip fruit oil (first ingredient) you’ll find it a bit more brightening to support the overall renewal properties of the blend.

Renewing Concentrate

Renewing Concentrate

This potent blend of botanical extracts is designed to revitalize dry, lackluster skin, leaving it supple and glowing. Packed with an array of firming and regenerative properties sourced from a full spectrum of rose, lupine, dates, CoQ10, and sea buckthorn. Enriched with a plant-focused lipid complex of pomegranate, jojoba, and oats, this formula strengthens the skin's resilience and restores its natural balance and vitality. Abundant in antioxidants, providing immediate luminosity to the skin while also assisting in the recovery from environmental stressors. Includes our Botanical Enrichment Method with advanced, potent extractions and encapsulation for optimal bioavailability & efficacy. Scent: The initial scent has an earthy quality but quickly opens to an uplifting chamomile & delicate rose aroma. The essential oil dilution is equivalent to 0.4%.Skin Types: Dry skin with little to no oil production OR for those with adequate oil production, this can be used as an overnight moisture mask.Texture: Juicy, a soft balm that melts on contact with the skin. Offers a dewy, glow-inducing finish.Batch Variations: We find that the cupuaçu butter can occasionally separate and create soft, meltable beads. If this occurs - simply melt a pea-size amount of the concentrate in your palm and rub your hands together to warm the oils then press it into the skin, followed by a gentle massage. Elevated Formula! The whole plant actives are now fully encapsulated for increased efficacy. You will also notice a much softer, gel-like texture in this batch.

Regular price From $18.00
Regular price $18.00 Sale price From $18.00
Unit price  per 
View product

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.