FAQ - Avitalin™ Skin Care Natural Products

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Q: What is the difference between natural and organic?

A: Natural describes an ingredient produced by nature, such as a plant or vegetable. Organic refers to the properties entailed in the production of the ingredient. An organic ingredient is a natural ingredient that has been grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals. Not all natural ingredients are organic. Avitalin formulas use as many organic ingredients as possible, and all Avitalin products are natural.

Q: Why are natural skin care ingredients better for us?

A: The skin is a living and breathing tissue that covers and protects the body but also absorbs things that come into contact with it. This means that our skin can be nourished externally with some wonderful ingredients and at the same time could easily be damaged by harmful chemicals, which are widely used in cosmetic formulations. It is simple to understand that the more we reduce the amount of toxins we introduce to our body, whether it comes via the food we eat, the water we drink, or the skin care products we put on our skin, the healthier we will be.

Q: What makes Avitalin products so effective?

A: The Avitalin skin care line is absolutely free of artificial colors, artificial fragrances, and harmful chemicals. Each formula includes a unique complex of skin nutrients in high concentrations. Once you begin to use Avitalin products, you may experience a slight tingling sensation. You will notice a healthy glow that signifies Avitalin's effectiveness.

Q: What criteria do you have when choosing the ingredients?

A: All ingredients must meet Avitalin strict guidelines:

We choose our suppliers based on the quality and concentration levels of the active ingredients present.
Our ingredients come from all over the world: (reputable labs and farms of Europe, New Zealand, Canada, Unites States, Brazil and Australia).
We use Fair-Trade ingredients when it is possible.
All the latest skin care ingredients have to be backed by science and must be proven to be beneficial to the skin.
All oils, plant extracts, butters and essential oils must be certified organic whenever possible.
We do not use ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, artificial colors, fragrances, silicones, formaldehyde -releasing ingredients, ureas, propylene glycol, ammonia compounds or triclosan.
All ingredients must be harvested in an environmentally-friendly and humane manner with absolutely no animal testing.

Q: How do you test your products?

A: We buy our active ingredients from reputable cosmetic labs which test all the ingredients they sell and have significant scientific data about each ingredient. Should we decide to add new ingredients to our formulas, we test them not only for the presence of bacteria or mold but also for their benefits to the skin. We have a private testing lab which is available to us if we need additional testing. After testing products in a clinical setting, we work with our clients who gladly volunteer to try new products and report to us their observed results.

Q: Do all of your products work for sensitive skin?

A: Avitalin skin care products were developed for all skin types and are safe to use on even the most sensitive skin. Each ingredient has been specially selected for its ability to nourish and improve skin of any type.

Q: Since your company uses a natural preservation system, how should I store your skin care products? How long will they stay fresh?

A: You can safely store Avitalin products at normal room temperature. We suggest not keeping the product in a very hot environment, which may cause the formula to separate. Unopened, Avitalin products stay fresh for up to one year. Once opened, they will stay fresh for up to six months. We make our products in small batches and store very little inventory.

Q: A few of your creams can be used for either dry or oily skin. How can they be effective for both skin types?

A: These formulas have a light consistency and contain nothing that is potentially damaging or irritating. Avitalin formulas are generally of a light consistency and are non-comedogenic, meaning they do not clog the pores. Our herbal blends also have anti-inflammatory properties, which benefits both skin types.

Q: I noticed that the color of one of my Avitalin creams has changed. Why did this happen?

A: The hue of some of our products will darken or change color after you have had them for a while. This is a normal change caused by some of the essential oils and herbal extracts in our formulas. It is perfectly normal and does not mean there is anything wrong with your Avitalin product. Color, consistency, texture, and scent may vary from one batch to another due to natural contents.

Q: Can I use these products if I am pregnant or nursing?

A: All of our products and ingredients are evaluated to the highest quality and safety standards and are totally safe to use while you are pregnant or nursing, with the exception of Gentle Micropeel. It contains lactic acid and we suggest that our clients stay away from all acid-based products while pregnant

Q: Are all of your products vegan?

A: Avitalin respects the holistic principals of skin care but does not ascribe to a vegan philosophy. However, we do respect the vegans view and have created many great formulas which are suitable for vegans. On our web site it's clearly indicated which product is vegan.

Q: We noticed that you use emulsifiers in your formulas. Are those safe?

A: In order to create a good moisturizing lotion or cream we must use an emulsifier which will give a formula stability and add emolliency to the formula. Some “natural” companies call some of their products ‘moisturizers” yet they are simple oil blends (which do not need any emulsifiers). These ingredients have some moisturizing effects but can never replace a good skin care cream or lotion. Without emulsifiers, it will limit the ability of the formula to provide a sufficient amount of moisture and nutrients. Not all emulsifiers are created equal. Synthetic emulsifiers are usually petroleum/hydrocarbon derivatives and can be allergens. These should be avoided.
At Avitalin, we use vegetable emulsifying waxes which consist of the natural fats and esters found in plants. In addition we use phospholipids (liposome blends) which are well known for their incredible benefits to the skin.

Q: What materials do you prefer for packaging your product?

A: We use glass containers for most of our packaging. The glass preserves the integrity of the natural formulation better. It's also recyclable! However, we prefer to package our cleansers in plastic containers (recyclable as well) because so many people travel and use cleansers in their showers.

Q: When can I expect to see results?

A: Within seven days of starting use of Avitalin products, you should have silkier, softer skin and an increased hydration level. Fine lines and wrinkles will have a smoother appearance, and you should have a healthy glow.

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