Sunday, December 20, 2009
Since 1998, Grateful Body's mission has been to bring you 100% natural skin care that is nourishing, effective and luxurious while supporting the health of your skin, your body, and your planet.
Why not dream big? We dream of the day when all skin care products improve the long-term health of the skin as well as its immediate appearance; the day when the body care industry supports organic agriculture instead of the chemical industry. We dream of people everywhere being nurtured every day by coming "face-to-face with nature" thanks to healthy botanical body care.
Our Motivation: Health AND Beauty
We want to contribute to the health as well as the beauty of humanity. Grateful Body is a family business that began for very personal reasons. Our founder and formulator, lost two sisters to cancer before he was out of college. This shock was big enough that he began examining common lifestyle choices and the substances that we (women especially) expose our bodies to, in order to understand why this disease is becoming more and more prevalent. He also studied the medical understanding of older cultures, including traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic and Native American healing, all of which supported his desire to share the powerful benefits of vital plants that are used properly and respectfully.
We want you to have beautiful skin. Grateful body is here to help you achieve your most radiant complexion, naturally and authentically. You don't have to choose between safe products and skin care that really works -- all you need to do is choose your favorite products! Learn about our Custom Blends and Classic Formulas to get started. Read about what some of our customers have to say about how Grateful Body has transformed their skin.
How we make our Skin Care
After using our products, many people are curious how we make these incredibly delicious products that create such amazing results for their skin.
In order to provide you with sublimely effective products, it's absolutely essential that we begin with the highest quality raw botanicals. We collect our fresh plant oils and our organic and ethically wildcrafted herbs from a handful of trusted suppliers and local farmers. Through much testing, investigation and observation, we have developed both an emulsifying system and a fully efficacious preservative system that use only food-grade ingredients. This is how we create such luxuriously creamy cleansers and moisturizers without the use of chemicals.
Grateful Body's Classic products, Pure & Simple� Bases, and Custom Blend Boosters are all blended by hand in artisan-sized batches. We use a very low-tech approach: absolutely no exposure to high heat, chemicals, or any other factors that might compromise the value and effectiveness of our creations. We rely on time-honored methods for our botanical infusions -- some of the herbal tinctures steep for several months! This allows the powerful, healing essence of the plants to be fully infused into the liquid. Our pure, potent hydrosols (aqueous distillations of selected organic plants) are obtained only from experts in the traditional steam distilling process. For our super-concentrated extractions, we use a special process that uses repeated waves of high pressure to rhythmically pull the essence from the plant material. From start to finish, Grateful Body products are artfully created by the Grateful Body team to bring you the freshest, most effective natural skin care your skin has ever known.
From our choice of ingredients (vital botanicals) and suppliers (local when possible) to our high purity standards and our recyclable packaging, we strive to do all we can to support the environment. Grateful Body is proud to be one of the feature destinations of the East Bay Green Tours here in the San Francisco Bay Area, "the nation's environmental epicenter."
Grateful Body provided me with the Extra Gentle Toner to review.
A calming hydrating mist. Balancing and soothing even for easily-stressed skin.
No added scent or fragrance. Specially formulated for the extremely sensitive or
scent-intolerant, the immune compromised, and those with multiple chemical sensitivities.
Most people with extremely sensitive skin can't find a toner that will relieve irritation and keep their skin calm. Used and loved by a legion of grateful bodies, our Extra-Gentle Toner is a healing mist of moisturizing, firming, and soothing botanicals to refresh and protect even the most reactive skin types.
Three of the many beneficial ingredients are . . .
Red Clover - excellent for speeding up the recovery time of slow healing wounds and stubborn skin conditions
Yarrow - This flowering plant is anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, and contains natural pain-relieving components which make it an indispensable remedy for irritated and sensitive skin.
Burdock - a blood purifying root that minimizes swelling and inflammation while healing compromised skin.
I have a mild case of rosacea and eczema and need to use gentle cleansers and toners to prevent flare ups. I love this toner! It felt great on my skin and did not dry it out. You can even use it over your makeup for a quick little pick me up. Just spray in for hand and pat on your face and you're finished! Super simple and feels great!
And now for the GIVEAWAY!
Grateful Body has generously offered to provide a giveaway of Aphrodite's Feast! Voluptuous nourishment fit for a goddess! Aphrodite’s serum is a super-concentrated
whole-foods feast for the skin. There is no doubt that lavishly well-fed skin defies
lines and wrinkles for an authentically smoother complexion.
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Disclosure: I received samples from Grateful Body to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.