We often are asked how our face products really work. Here is a simple explanation of the science behind our face products, as experienced by our owner, Lynn Vining:
The Perfect Face Solution
For decades, I suffered with many skin problems, including problems on my face. The prescriptions and over-the-counter products that I used might give me a few hours of relief, but were never good enough. In fact, these products were actually perpetuating many of my problems. It wasn’t until I studied the science behind the skin/brain connection, that I was able to understand what was wrong with the products I had been using, and provided me with the basis to come up with a natural and balanced solution. Whether you have oily, dry, or sensitive skin, balance can be achieved through the use of the right natural ingredients. Here is The Butter Bath Company's "Perfect Face Solution".
The Skin/Brain Connection: The skin is the largest organ and first line of protection for the entire body. Part of that protection comes in the form of a thin layer of healthy, balanced sebum (the oil on our skin). When the sebum is disrupted, the brain will signal the glands to create more or less sebum accordingly, resulting in oily, normal, or dry skin. For instance, if you have oily skin, it seems logical to utilize skin care products that strip the oil off of your face (alcohol based astringents, drying soaps, etc.). But, in doing so, the brain recognizes that your skin is missing the protective layer of sebum, and subsequently signals the glands to produce MORE sebum. Repeat this action day after day and the brain/skin connection gets into a regular routine of OVER-PRODUCING sebum. For those with oily skin, this is the last thing desired.
Balanced Changes: The first step to balanced skin for most people simply comes from changing how and what you use to clean and moisturize your face. When you begin doing the right things for your skin, you can quickly reprogram the brain/skin connection and restore balance. When you complement your skin's natural functionality, instead of fighting against it, your skin will respond with a healthy glow and will feel fantastic.
Step One: Clean your face without stripping the necessary sebum. The Butter Bath Company’s NEW-FACE™ POWDER WASH cleans, softens, and exfoliates your face beautifully without stripping the healthy, vital sebum. It’s all about the choice of 100% natural ingredients: 1- Baking soda: changes the pH level to help fight bacteria; 2- Kaolin clay: pulls out impurities in the pores; 3- Goat’s Milk and Buttermilk: are natural skin softeners; 4- Colloidal Oatmeal: soothes irritations; 5- Lavender, Carrot Seed, & Frankincense: helps with blemishes, aging skin, and cell regeneration. Step One, using our New-Face™ Powder Wash, should be done at least once a day, and is gentle enough to be used twice a day by most ages and skin types.
Step Two: Lightly moisturize with 100% natural ingredients that are perfectly blended to complement your skin’s natural sebum. When you enhance the natural sebum appropriately, the brain will recognize the change, will make adjustments in just a few days by producing the correct amount of sebum, instead of too much or too little. For those with oily skin, this step seems counter-intuitive, but, it DOES WORK. Each time you complete the cleansing process in Step One, The Butter Bath Company® recommends using a small amount of our SILKY FACE™ SERUM on your face and neck as your complete moisturizing treatment. Again, balance comes from the select ingredients ingredients: 1- Borage Seed: similar to the skin's natural sebum, so it complements perfectly, is non-comedogenic, and is very rejuvenating; 2- Three Unique Lavenders: cleans and minimizes pores. With the exception of people under the age of 30, these 2 steps should be done at least once a day by all skin-types. However, the amount of product used in the two steps may vary for the different skin-types; i.e. oily skin-types may use more powder wash and less serum, while dry skin-types may use less powder wash and more serum.
Patience: For the average person, it will only take a few days for your brain/skin connection to self-correct. But, some people may need as long as 2 weeks before you fully experience the benefits of rebooting the brain/skin connection. The overwhelming majority of our customers LOVE the results and never go back to using anything but Butter Bath. But, to make it easier for new customers to try our products, there is always an unconditional 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all products from The Butter Bath Company®. Spa moments, not blah moments with The Butter Bath Company®!