Organic Oats do much more for your body than delivering an energy boost in a carbohydrate-rich breakfast or fresh from the oven cookies. You will see oats finely ground into a powder for moisturizing and smoothing the skin's surface marketed for sensitive, mature, oily and dry skin types. Many people are born with sensitive skin, which is different from dry or dehydrated skin from rapidly changing weather temperatures or moisture depleting home heating and cooling systems. Those with chronically inflamed skin conditions such as Rosacea, Dermatitis, Psoriasis and Eczema will find oats provide soothing relief for their delicate skin type.
Being anti-inflammatory in nature, finely milled Certified Organic Colloidal Oats are excellent at reducing irritation, redness, blemishes, acne scars and dry skin. They balance oily skin, brighten a dull complexion, remove blackheads, discoloration and dark spots. The natural saponins in oats assist in gentle exfoliating and cleansing of the skin without being too abrasive.
We incorporate Colloidal Oats in our soothing Marine Spa Soak and tropical face masks. We also craft our Organic Oat Infused Oil in the same technique utilized in apothecaries around the globe for thousands of years. You will find our Botanical Infused Oil in our concentrated, waterless and oil-based skincare products listed below.
Excessively oily and acne prone skin is often attributed to genetics, sensitive skin, a lack of sleep, a poor diet, illness, stress, hormonal and chemical imbalances. It can also be caused by over-cleansing and stripping the skin, disrupting your skin's healthy microbiome and pH levels, or beneficial versus harmful bacteria. This type of imbalance is often related to harsh synthetics, some misused natural ingredients and sulfates in many skincare products on the market. So, even though there are soothing oats in a product, often a formula's list of ingredients contains cheap fillers that negate all that natural goodness.
Let's dive into this a little further. Sulfates are detergents strong enough to clean the floors of industrial buildings, and at Sweet Life Spa, we find them to be too extreme for our skin. When your skin is dehydrated, your sebaceous glands go into overdrive creating a thick, waxier than normal sebum. Normal sebum, your skin's natural oils, should be fluid and moisturizing. Waxy sebum is capable of trapping bacteria, dead skin cells, makeup and impurities within our pores, resulting in congested skin, breakouts and blackheads. Your skin is only trying to protect you against ingredients that were never intended to be there in the first place.
Many people have been taught that for their skin to be clean and healthy, it needs to be "squeaky". The truth is that squeaky clean skin leads to an increase of unnecessary dryness, redness, wrinkles, irritation and flakes. This is where cleansing oats, oils, detoxifying clay and even a touch of mild Organic Castile Soap come into play in our products.
If you have been tricked by big marketing campaigns that oil-free skincare is best solution for oily and problematic skin, you are not alone. The facts in chemistry prove that oils dissolve oils, cleanse and moisturize all at the same time. It all comes down to finding a skincare line made with naturally antibacterial, non-comedogenic oils like our Green Tea Ylang Ylang "Sweet Face" Wash and Serum. Please note that even some plant-based ingredients can lead to dry, flaky patches on your face, especially if added in too high of a concentration, such as Tea Tree Oil and Willow Bark. We do not use either in our Organic "Sweet Face" Collection.
As a company that focuses on gentle, yet effective products for all skin types, we avoid alcohol, peroxide, synthetics and sulfates in all of our handcrafted skincare. Additionally, we do not formulate with parabens, soy, petrochemicals, EDTA, Phenoxyethanol or Butylene Glycol that you will find added to oat skincare in many drug store formulas. We have conducted thousands of hours of research and test our products on people of all ages, not animals before they go to market.
The super-fine texture of Organic Colloidal Oats make it a simple exfoliating and cleansing agent that eradicates dead skin cells and buildup within your pores without irritation or redness like salt or sugar scrubs. At Sweet Life Spa, we do not recommend the use of sugar, salt, fruit kernels or nuts as a facial scrub. While they are fantastic for your body, hands and feet, these ingredients are much too harsh for your delicate facial tissue and can cause micro-tears with unnecessary future breakouts by spreading bacteria from open comedones to other areas. Below are some wonderful alternatives:
Banana Smoothie Cleansing Grains, Buff and Mask
Grains have been used for thousands of years to cleanse and polish the skin. We utilize the cleansing power of Colloidal Oats, Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, Coconut Milk, Banana Fruit and Flour, Plantain and Yarrow for a gentle buff used once or twice a week. They can be left on as a mask for up to 10 minutes once a week to further draw out toxins, blackheads and other impurities. Our customers rave about their effectiveness for glowing skin without sulfates or synthetics of any kind. If you require extra moisture in the winter with a detoxifying mask, we love applying a thin layer of our "Sweet Cream" of Coconut before applying this mask.
Petal 5 Minute Facial
Our Petal 5 Minute Facial gently resurfaces your skin with Oats, Coconut Milk, Pineapple Enzymes, French Pink Clay, Kaolin Clay, Aloe, Yogurt and a blend of four antioxidant-rich Flower Petals. This gentle mask is excellent for any skin type and works without reddening the skin in literally in 5 minutes. Its tropical aroma provides an island spa experience at home.
Flower Power Gift And Travel Set
This luxurious set combines our Petal 5 Minute Facial with our pH balancing & pore minimizing Rosewater Mist and deep level moisturizing Rose Hibiscus "Sweet Face" Serum. The set provides at least 15 facials at home and is compact enough for your onboard travel luggage to keep your skin on track when you are away. Damascus Roses are amazing for easing irritation and redness of the skin as well and are in all 3 of these products.
Marine Spa Soak
Soothe dry, inflamed skin and relax your muscles in the luxury of Roses, Vanilla Bean, Hibiscus, Atlantic Sea Kelp, Red Hawaiian and Pink Himalayan Sea Salts, Oats, Dairy Milk, Coconut and Marshmallow. Our soak turns your bathtub into a romantic retreat. We include 3 reusable USA Grown Virgin Cotton Drawstring Bags and a hand turned USA Wood Scoop for keeping petals out of your drain. Each jar provides 8 bathtub escapes or 16 foot soaks. Again, we do not add cheap fillers to our products. You receive concentrated nutrients that are enriched with Ocean Minerals and Alpha Hydroxy Acids for smooth skin.
Petal Body Oil
Deeply moisturize dry and flaky skin with Super Fruits that brighten and smooth for 24 hours. Organic Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Moroccan Rose and Hibiscus blend beautifully together with our Apothecary Passionflower, Oat, Marshmallow Root, Rosehip. Pineapple and Gotu Kola Infused Oils. Organic Guava and Papaya Seed Oils are the icing on the cake in this stunning body oil. Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Petal Body Oil, we now offer it it two bottle sizes and types and both are manufactured in the United States.
Pomegranate Punch Organic Body Butter
Juicy and fluffy, our body butter contains Organic Raw Shea and Mango Butters as its first ingredients. It is loaded with our Oat Botanical Infused Oil and Super Fruits for silky skin without greasiness, just a powdery soft finish. This silky butter melts on contact with your skin creating a protective barrier against moisture loss. We do not add water to our long lasting formula for a "true body butter" experience entirely from nature.
Botanical Face Butter
We whip our Oat Infused Oil into our Botanical Face Butter for protecting and soothing irritation. Just a pearl-sized amount is light enough for any skin type for a youthful glow. We recommend it over top of one of our deep level moisturizing facial serums that alleviate UV damage, scars, blemishes, enlarged pores and wrinkle depth. Certified Organic Mango Butter is this beauty's #1 ingredient. We do not add water avoiding natural skin oil evaporation, so a dab is all you need for moisture all day or night. Men and women alike adore its light Sweet Orange, Vanilla Bean and Frankincense aroma.
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