Frequently Asked Questions
Just how does Herbalix benefit my skin?
We use only the finest ingredients when formulating our products. There are no parabens, phthalates, petroleum, or fillers used in the making of our formulations. We also go to great lengths to avoid Refined, Bleached and Deodorized (RBD) oils.
Every Herbalix Restoratives product contains Herbalix, our proprietary blend of sixty herbs and botanicals harvested from land and sea.
Herbalix has proven to be not only an extremely effective, all natural preservative system, but a boost to skin health and vitality as well.
The herbs used in Herbalix have a long and documented history of use by Chinese, East Indian and Native American cultures.
We have a proven track record of successfully benefiting troublesome skin conditions as is detailed in our lengthy list of testimonials.
Why are refined, bleached and deodorized ingredients bad for me?
It is easy and cost effective to utilize RBD oils when manufacturing cosmetic and toiletry products. These oils are usually inexpensive, and it is much easier to formulate using them, as they are relatively free of scent and/or color.
On the other hand, this ease of use comes at a cost to the consumer. RBD oils have been Refined, Bleached and Deodorized. They are completely devoid of any skin beneficial nutrients.
These oils are processed at very high temperatures, at times cooked to almost 400 degrees. This heating destroys all of the natural components of the oil; the enzymes, minerals, essential fatty acids and vitamins.
It is not so much that RBD oils are bad for the skin; it’s just that they aren’t good for the skin!
Using non-RBD oils means that we go out of our way to provide you with skin beneficial ingredients in all of the Herbalix Restoratives products. Our oils will not plug the pores of the skin, or interfere with cellular respiration. They are easily absorbed and utilized by the skin tissues, delivering to the consumer powerful and effective results.
Why is "chemical and petroleum free" important?
It is important to avoid chemical and petroleum based products because the body does not recognize these compounds. These synthetic ingredients have no beneficial properties for the skin and are therefore rejected, causing inflammation and skin problems in many cases.
Chemical and petroleum-based ingredients can cause adverse effects once trapped in skin tissues, causing damage to the skin. Petroleum based ingredients like mineral oil can also cause photosensitivity, creating a condition by which sun damage occurs at an easy, accelerated rate.
These ingredients can also cause existing skin conditions to worsen with extended use.
Is Nubian Goat's Milk really all that special?
Goat’s milk is uniquely different from cows’ milk in the concentration and form of its nutrients. Compared with cows’ milk, Goat’s milk contains 13% more calcium, 25% more vitamin B6, 47% more vitamin A, 134% more potassium and 350% more niacin. It is also higher in chloride, copper and manganese.
Goat’s milk soap contains peptides that increase the skin’s collagen production and leaves skin looking firmer, while reducing lines and wrinkles.
Goat’s milk is full of vitamins. It contains vitamin A, and several B vitamins including riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12.
Alpha-hydroxy acids found naturally in Goat’s milk have rejuvenating effects on skin cells, neutralizing free radicals and slowing the aging process. Nubian goat milk has a higher fat content and leaves less soap residue on the skin.
Goat’s milk has also been shown to have hypo allergenic properties and benefits. It is great for use on troubled skin and is excellent for use as a gentle yet thorough facial cleanser.
Goat milk lowers the PH levels in soap which helps to maintain the natural PH in skin.
Why is it important to detox my armpits?
The underarm area is a very important filtering system for the body. This is an area where collected toxins can exit the body by means of perspiration. These toxins are drawn into the lymph nodes via the lymphatic fluid and are expelled by the sweat.
Considering that most mainstream underarm antiperspirants/deodorants contain aluminum particulates and/or petrochemicals, all of which interfere with the body’s ability to perspire and detox naturally, the need to detox regularly grows.
Formulated with all natural, detoxifying ingredients to help draw out toxins and residues that have accumulated in the underarm area, Herbalix Restoratives Detox Deodorant® is a wonderful way to make certain that this extremely important task is achieved.
Detox Deodorant® contains a healthful blend of botanicals and herbs harvested from land and sea and is designed to encourage detoxification in a safe, gentle and effective way.
It is formulated for nighttime use, to work in cooperation with the body’s own natural, healing rhythms.
Why does the Herbalix Restorative body lotion look and feel so different from all the other lotions I've used in the past?
Herbalix Restoratives Supreme Solution™ is formulated using a rich and expensive blend of pure, skin beneficial, non-BD oils, (Olive, Safflower, Rice Bran, Almond, Avocado, Pumpkin Seed, Meadowfoam, Carrot Seed, to name just a few). This formula contains NO water. This unique combination of oils penetrates the skin deeply and hydrates thoroughly.
This formulation is extremely concentrated and it is important to remember that a little goes a very long way!
We formulated Supreme Solution without binders, fillers, alcohols or emulsifiers, so it takes a moment or two extra to absorb-but it is our hope that you will take that extra bit of time to massage yourself, caress your skin-and rest and renew while applying it.
The results are long-lasting and well worth the wait: skin that is nourished, silky to the touch-smooth and supple.
Why aren't the Herbalix Restoratives No Added Fragrance products simply called 'Unscented'? Is there a difference?
Good question! There is a vast difference between the classification of ‘Unscented’ and ‘No Added Fragrance’ where products are concerned. As such, we carefully named our ‘No Added Fragrance’ line as we did because we want to be very clear on this subject. The use of the word ‘Unscented’ means that the product in question contains a masking fragrance, (usually always petroleum derived) so that the olfactory senses can detect NO SMELL to the product whatsoever.
At Herbalix Restoratives it is our primary objective to manufacture and provide products that are completely free of petroleum-derived and chemical-based ingredients. Using a masking scent would go against this objective. Also, these petroleum-based masking scents stress the body in the same way that other synthetic scents do; triggering many of the same allergic reactions, ranging from hives to respiratory distress and headaches. We wish to spare our customers this distress!
In our way of thinking, there is a great difference between wanting chemical and petroleum-free products, and needing them. We formulate all of our Herbalix Restoratives products keeping the folks who really need them in mind. As such, we never fudge on ingredients or cut corners.
We named our ‘No Added Fragrance’ products as we did because you will smell the mild, natural aromas that come from our blend of unrefined base oils; predominantly a very faint smell of beeswax and coconut oil.
Our No Added Fragrance product line is created for those consumers who prefer clean products with no added or perfumey fragrance.
They are great for folks allergic to scent- and also for those consumers who work in Scent-free zones!