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Why use emollients, butters, moisturizers, and balms--because...

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Every day you internally hydrate and nourish your body.   Your skin has the same requirements.   Everyone, regardless of skin type, should moisturize.   Even if the skin is oily it will benefit from being moisturized.

Many commercial creams and lotions are predominantly water.   They are quickly absorbed into dry, wrinkled skin.   As the water enters the skin, it expands the tissues.   But this is only temporary.   As water evaporates or is carried away by the bloodstream, dry skin returns.   Dry, wrinkled skin cannot be permanently cured with water-based lotions or body care products.

Skin is comprised of connective tissues.   These tissues give our skin strength and elasticity.   As we age these fibers are continually subjected to free-radical attacks that break them down, resulting in connective tissues that harden and lose both elasticity and strength.   The skin loses its firmness and begins to sag and becomes wrinkled.

Our body defends itself against free radicals with anti-oxidants that scavenge and destroy free radicals before oxidation is set in motion.   For beautiful skin strong anti-oxidants in body care formulas are an imperative.   We have selected specific oils for our all-oil no water emollients that are the highest in anti-oxidant fighting free radicals.

Most lotions contain water and one or more types of oil.   These oils are often highly refined vegetable oils, devoid of all natural protective anti-oxidants.

When bathing or showering, soap removes the protective layer of oil and acid from our skin.   Without this protective medium chain fatty acid layer, your skin is vulnerable to infection.   A number of germs survive by hiding in the cracks and folds of the skin.   Until sweat and oils return to reestablish the body's chemical barrier, your skin is compromised.   Cuts or scrapes can allow streptococcus, staphylococcus, and other harmful germs to enter the body.   We use coconut oil in our emollients and butters because it has the highest anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-microbial profile of any oil.   It can quickly help reestablish the skin's natural acid barrier.