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The Omega Balance of Skin

The omega balance in your skin care routine is important especially if your skin is problematic. Oils contain a lot of fatty acids but the use of two particular fatty acids, oleic and linoleic acids, may have significant impact on our skin. Oleic acid, part of the omega-9 fatty acid family, is rich and moisturizing and beneficial for those with dry, aging skin as it locks in moisture. However studies show that excessive oleic acid can worsen conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and rosacea. Studies state that those with dry, and problematic skin are lacking in the fatty acid, linoleic acid. Linoleic acid, a unsaturated fatty acid part of the omega-6 family, posseses anti-inflammatory properties. Oils high in linoleic acid can range from moisturizing oils to astringent oils.

Our body butter, Thamarai, is formulated with unrefined moisturizing oils high in linoleic acid such as as apricot kernel oil, hemp seed oil, sunflower oil, and evening primrose oil to give your skin barrier the balance it needs. This body butter is definitely thicker than the ones typically found in commercial stores, however it has a higher percentage of the the good stuff, melts on contact with skin and glides on effortlessly leaving the skin looking nourished with a healthy glow. Thamarai was specifically made for those with dry/eczema-prone skin however please keep in mind that it is not meant to be used as a treatment for flared eczema. 

Ingredients: Kokum butter, mango butter, shea butter, apricot kernel oil, hemp seed oil, sunflower seed oil, evening primrose oil, saffron-infused jojoba oil, seabuckthorn oil, Tamanu oil, local beeswax, Vitamin E, Frankinscense, Vetiver, and rose essential oils

To Use: To use, warm a small amount of product between fingers and rub onto affected areas.

NOTE: Keep away from direct sunlight. Due to the natural nature of this product, product might turn dense due to gravity. When this happens, simply rewhip with a hand-mixer. 

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