WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: Many people are seeking a cleaner lifestyle and looking for alternative ways to care for their skin as part of this. As part of this, chemical and toxin free skincare products are becoming increasingly popular. Ginger Stone creates luxurious, fragrance free, skincare products. We want people with the most sensitive of skins to be able to use products that leave them feeling pampered and spoilt every time they use them. All our products are made from natural, botanical ingredients and they are handmade in small batches to ensure that the precious nutrients are preserved and protected. When applied, skin feels rejuvenated and nourished. We only make 100% natural products so of course no nasties are allowed. We don’t use fillers, we are totally chemical free and no artificial anythings are allowed in. We don’t test on animals, only willing family and friends.
All our ingredients are hand picked by us to ensure the highest of standards. Not all natural skincare ingredients are the same and it is important to us that we can trace the origin of our ingredients.
Our organic shea butter, found in our #4 Body Balm, is one of the superstars in natural skincare and has been used for centuries to moisturise and soften skin. This butter is rumoured to have been used by Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. Shea butter is packed with Vitamin A which is known to improve a number of skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis, stretch marks, skin allergies and acne. A study by Akihisa et al 2010 found that Shea butter had anti-inflammatory properties. Shea also aids skins natural collagen production and contains Oleic, Stearic, Palmitic and Linolenic acids. These prevent dehydration and nourish your skin, helping strengthen and reduce wrinkles.
Our red raspberry seed and camellia oils are amongst my favourite oils, not only do the conjure up images of beautiful sunny days red raspberry seed oil is a lipid barrier providing protection and moisture retention for the skin. It has a high content of alpha linolenic acid (the highest in any fruit seed oil) and phytosterols therefore helpful for eczema and psoriasis and camellia oil has been renowned for anti-ageing properties since the dawn of time. It has been used in Japan for centuries to moisturise and condition the skin, hair and nails.
Camellia oil is rich in Oleic acid and a rich source of Omega 3, 6, 9, Polyphenols. Camellia oil contains vitamins A, B and E as well as phosphorus, calcium, iron, manganese and magnesium. The green tea extract, found in our #3 Daily Moisturiser, is naturally rich in antioxidants, it has a cell-protecting function and a strong antioxidant effect that protects the skin from the damaging effect of free radicals.
Green tea extract also contains Methylxanthines that stimulates skin microcirculation and therefore positively influence the tone and health of your skin. I love the idea of using tea in skincare products and will definitely be something you see more of in the future.