Q: ARE ALL OF YOUR PRODUCTS ORGANIC?
A: The Naturopathica Collection of products includes a grading system to show if they are certified natural and organic, vegan or gluten-free to help you select products based on the results you want. Most of our products use organic, natural and wildcrafted ingredients for the best artisanal beauty solutions, and are never tested on animals.
We have deliberately chosen not to limit ourselves to organic raw materials for two reasons. First, there is an insufficient supply of organic materials (such as in the case of Indian Sandalwood where unsustainable logging has critically damaged this valuable tree) that leads to higher costs for the consumer. Secondly, we want to use performance ingredients such as Vitamin C that have been clinically proven to be effective in skin care and by their very nature cannot be extracted organically. You can see our complete grading system here.
Q: WHAT PRODUCTS ARE GLUTEN FREE?
A: We have a number of products that are gluten free. You will find a gluten free logo on the product page for each product that is gluten free. You can find a complete list of our gluten free products here.
Q: WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR COMBINATION SKIN?
A: We classify our skin care by Normal to Dry, Normal to Oily, Age Defense, and All Skin Types. For combination skin we recommend using scanning both the Normal to Dry and Normal to Oily skin types to see which would be best suited to your needs.
Q: WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR HORMONAL SKIN?
A: For hormonal reactive skin due to the normal course of a women’s menstrual cycle we recommend our Normal to Oily products. This is because the specific hormones that create havoc in the skin are androgens, which stimulate sebum glands to enlarge and make more oil. During menopause, as estrogen levels decline collagen and elastin, the skin becomes thinner and wrinkles appear. We recommend our Age Defense products to slow down the effects of estrogen loss.
Q: WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR SENSITIVE SKIN?
A: Most of our products are suitable for sensitive skin. In fact, that is one of the reasons consumers love our brand! That being said, very sensitive skins may want to shy away from our Glycolic Refining Peel and Glycolic Purifying Peel as these can be too potent for some sensitive skins.
Q: WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR ANCE PRONE SKIN?
A: For acne prone skin, we recommend our Normal to Oily products, especially Pore Refining Clay Mask and Moss Blemish Treatment. You can find a list of our Normal to Oily products here.
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR MASKS?
A: Our masks consist of peels and traditional masks. The peels are masks that provide gentle exfoliation through fruit enzymes. The traditional masks provide benefits such as hydration, pore cleansing and age defense.
Q: DO YOU APPLY THE SERUMS BEFORE OR AFTER MOISTURIZING?
A: Our serums should be applied after cleansing and misting and before moisturizing. If you are in a hurry you can add 2-3 drops of our serums to your moisturizer.
Q: ARE ANY OF YOUR PRODUCTS UNSAFE TO USE DURING PREGNANCY?
A: At Naturopathica all of our essential oils are carefully chosen for their safety and efficacy and are blended in at levels less than 2% which is safe for pregnancy. While Alpha Hydroxy Acids are safe for pregnancy, some doctors are overly cautious and recommend that women avoid Beta Hydroxy Acids or Salicylic Acid peels. In this case we would not recommend using our Glycolic Purifying Peel when pregnant.
Q: WHERE DO I FIND THE EXPIRATION DATE ON YOUR PRODUCTS?
A: Our products feature a period after opening (PAO) symbol on the back of the package label or carton which specifies the length of time after opening during which it is best to use the product. This symbol looks like a can with an open lid and a time such as 6M (6 months) written on the symbol.