Yesterday we made Visibly Radiant Neroli Moisturizer [see photo I took above] and I was compelled to speak to you about some of the attributes of this authentically formulated preparation. This amazing regenerative moisturizer's name says it all, as it is one of my favorite essential oils used in my very first product, Crystal Radiance Neroli in 1986. Back then we couldn’t get certified organic oils, let alone biodynamic ones. We used gas chromatographs to make sure the oils were free of adulterates, and were “pure and authentic”. I still require GC's to see the variance in constituents from harvest to harvest. By the way, our Farm-Sourced Neroli is Certified Organic & Biodynamic. :)
But Neroli essential oil aside, there is one aspect of this formula that I was compelled to write about; and that is our Vitamin C source. People are always asking if we use Vitamin C, and as you can see on our ingredient list we do not list Vitamin C. What we do list is Amalaki - Phyllanthus emblica, an ayurvedic berry from India also known as Indian Gooseberry. This precious berry is rich in Vitamin C, greater than that of oranges and rosehips. When I decided this was the best bioavailable nutrient for my formulas there was nothing on the market suitable, so I made my own extract from biodynamic sources, to maximize it for quality and performance.
Visibly Radiant Neroli, as with all products, transforms any single ingredient by combining them in precise percentages and is defined primarily by its affinity to work for the skin’s specific need.
Therefore, creating each product with a unified purpose to work alone or in conjunction with another product or step, completing a function the skin can receive, and ultimately becoming more radiant and healthy in so doing.
A little about the Why Benedetta was founded
I think it’s important to know that not all products on the market today are created equally.
If you don’t already know the Benedetta story and are new to the line, let me tell you how I created an industry ahead of the trend of DIY skin care products. Who doesn’t have a friend or friend of a friend’s friend that isn’t making a lip balm?
Not only have I used Certified Organic & Biodynamic ingredients for more than 24 years, but I developed my first product in 1986 with functionality and moreover “purpose”. It was the development of this product that drove a need from conscientious consumers for me to produce a fully plant realized botanical skin care regimen. By 1989 I set in motion the development of an entire system of use that would revolutionize the way we look at skin care.
Fast forward to present day, our products have stood the test of time and are reputed to correct, protect, and enliven the skin. From our ground-breaking Rosemary & Geranium Crème Cleanser, the foundation and Step-1 to our Facial Regimen ritual, to The Best Deodorant, created to target the bacteria that causes odor, each has a purpose through its formulation to assist your body to be and act it’s best.
For more about this and other conversations, please feel free to ask questions at [email protected] or call us (707) 665-3904 and set up a FREE skin care consultation with myself.
Stay tuned to the launch of the Ombra Del Sole Series of products coming soon!