Vibrant Body Crème
by Julia Faller
I spent this past weekend in production on a new batch of our Vibrant Body Crème. I developed this crème almost 20 years ago simply to aid with circulation but it has since far surpassed its original intention and taken on a healing life of its own.
For many years, I was asked to create a body crème. As a formulator, I look for the right ingredients, coupled with a physical disposition or skin disorder for the preparation to improve it. It wasn’t until one of my farmers in California sent me 5 gallons of Lemon Cypress hydrosol with a note saying, "I hope you can use this", that I decided to create a body crème using this beautiful botanical water. A body crème to improve circulation was the disposition, and the ingredients just fell into place. My goal was to create a synergy using nourishing botanicals that would rid the skin of dryness, as it aided circulation. The Vibrant Body Lotion was born and launched in the San Francisco Ferry Building to amazing reviews. Still, one of our best-sellers, it possesses a unique fragrance coming from the fresh array of raw ingredients that uplift the senses as it works magic on the skin. The Vibrant Body Lotion is detoxifying, regenerative, and aids circulation, and possesses mild analgesic properties all while deeply moisturizing the skin. It truly nourishes your body on a deep level!
The Vibrant Crème and the Vibrant Hydrosol are designed to be used together, creating the Vibrant Duo. This follows the Benedetta practice of Water Integration by introducing water to the skin prior to applying an oil or crème. When used together- you get better hydration and saturation your skin needs to be healthy and radiant, while using less product overall.
Below is a picture of part of our process, where you can see the orange and yellows that are characteristic of antioxidant-rich botanicals.
The reviews have been outstanding and folks young and old all seem to have amazing reports on increased circulation as well as improvement to skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, and various other types of contact dermatitis.
NOTE: I am not making a claim but simply reporting what we hear from our customers online and in our stores.
"This is THE lotion I have not been without for over 15 years. It does what it says - promotes circulation and moisturizes. But the addictive heavenly smell is the real thing. It is instantly uplifting. I can not tell you how many times I've had family, friends, coworkers and complete strangers ask me what "perfume" I'm wearing and where can they get it? So I've given a fair share of small amounts away to people and now my husband has to have his own! He claims the smell makes him happy. This product is just one more of Julia's formulas and Benedetta's perfect products that does even more than it promises.......Benedetta's Seaweed Life Changing Bath really IS life changing. And The Best Deodorant really IS the best. Thank you Julia for giving us truly happily grown and made botanical gifts for well being. Especially now."
"The lotions are all amazing. I have very dry skin and I never imagined I could find anything that would work this well! And the Vibrant lotion smells great too".
-Elizabeth S. Venice, CA
"Vibrant body lotion cured my eczema, it was the only thing that worked. The Ylang Ylang moisturizer cured dermatitis on my face. I can’t live without Benedetta products. Thank you so much!"
-Sonia, San Francisco, CA
"Please tell Julia I really appreciate her creation of the Vibrant Body Lotion and I share my product experience with others all the time. I had shingles and a scorpion bite which has resulted in nerve pain and Vibrant Body Lotion has changed my life. I depend on the Vibrant Body lotion because it helps me with my pain. It has made my shingles pain go away, and I have noticed when I stopped using it, the pain returned. I also have a purple scar from shingles and it helped to lighten the discoloration, when I stop using it the spot gets darker again. I recommended this product to a friend who has severe foot pain and it has really helped him. I shared my story with a doctor and now he is recommending it to his patients. I think there is something about the Vibrant Body Lotion that evens out the skin tissue. Thank you, Julia".
-Brigid O, San Francisco, CA
"I love the Vibrant body lotion. It helped stop my itchy skin".
-Ty K, San Jose, CA
"I would give 10 stars if i could! I generally have pretty good skin, but then I started getting itchy rashes on my body and face. I went to see my doctor and he told me, "there isn't really a treatment for the condition. It's a sort of dry skin eczema so moisturize often and stay away from hot baths." That's it??? I tried using all kinds of moisturizers from drug stores to high-end department stores to the organic stuff at whole foods. Some of them worked a little bit, but not really,... until I found Benedetta at the Ferry Building. After about two weeks of using the 'Vibrant body lotion', I started noticing a significant difference on my skin, and now I've been eczema free for almost a year. I wanted to see if it really was the lotion that cured the eczema**, so I stopped using the lotion and used organic lotion by another brand. I started getting itchy again. It is really like magic. Still I had the rash on my face and it bothered me the most. I tried steroid cream that my doctor gave me. It worked for a week then the rash came back worse. Because the body lotion worked so well for me, I tried using the face cleanser and Ylang Ylang moisturizer. It worked again. I can't tell you how ecstatic I was when that little annoying rash was completely gone after trying so many products for 6 months. I don't know what it is in their products but I am so grateful that they exist".
-Jessica P. San Francisco, CA
"Good morning ~ I just wanted to say that the "Vibrant Body Lotion" is the best lotion I have ever used anywhere, anytime. I absolutely love it. Thanks for making it!"
-Lisa Biddle Dedmore
"I use Vibrant Body Lotion on my legs. It helps with my hip pain".
-Anonymous, Santa Monica, CA