We use water-free formulas, that avoid the use of additives and filler ingredients such as thickeners, emulsifiers or artificial preservatives.
This makes each formula more active, by eliminating the use of inactive or highly processed ingredients.
Most cosmetic formulations can contain up to 80% water, in POETICS, instead 100% of the ingredients are active ingredients.
We only use natural and organic ingredients full of nutrients, vitamins and anti-oxidants, that have only one purpose: to benefit your skin.
In addition, it is a RAW cosmetic since we do not subject the ingredients to high temperatures. Therefore, they contain the maximum number of components in their pure state, thus improving their effectiveness.
Organic cosmetics use only natural ingredients of ecological origin , that is to say, chemical fertilizers or pesticides have not been used in its elaboration nor have the ingredients been genetically modified.
In this way, the raw material keeps its properties intact since it is minimally processed. This is not only better for the environment, but also for your skin.
Organic ingredients have a higher concentration of active components than those obtained by conventional means, which makes them more interesting and effective for use in cosmetics.
In addition, by not containing toxic residues in its ingredients, organics cosmetics are more akin to and respectful of your skin.
It is important to keep in mind that all organic cosmetics are natural, but not all natural cosmetics are organic.
Absolutely! One of the biggest myths is that oil-based products cause an oily skin or pimples and blackheads.
Actually, pure vegetable oils have the ability to balance the natural oil production of the skin.
Many vegetable oils are incredibly similar to the oil produced by our own skin (sebum), so our skin is able to absorb them very easily and, in this way, it is less prone to overproduce sebum.
This is particularly important when cleansing. Often the excessive production of sebum in combination skins is accentuated by the use of soaps or cleansers based on too aggressive detergents, which dry the skin in such a way that they eliminate its protective layer of natural oil, causing a rebound effect and causing the skin to produce more.
Of course, you can! Dry skin is usually caused by the lack of natural oils.
In fact, the skin is hydrated from the inside, so when we apply water or water gel it does not penetrate the epidermis and therefore does not hydrate.
What really hydrates are the fatty components of cosmetics that are able to penetrate the epidermis and reduce the loss of water.
Vegetable oils and butters are naturally emollient and can effectively nourish dry and dehydrated skin. Our skin will only absorb as much as necessary and therefore they can help balance the production of oil.
In addition, being oil-based products and without water, they do not require chemical preservatives, which can often cause irritation to the most sensitive of skins.
They do not have a sun protection factor, but they protect from multiple external factors such as wind, extreme temperature changes or environmental pollution.
With continued use, the skin becomes stronger to defend itself against oxidising agents in a natural way.
Use, whenever you need it, a sunscreen product over our serum or balm. Apply the sunscreen after our products have been well absorbed, so that your skin benefits fully of each product.
Ideally, if you use makeup in your day-to-day, you should use a fluid foundation or powder makeup, that includes mineral sunscreen to give you natural protection for your skin.
POETICS products have a shelf life of 12 months, however, in order to benefit from the total power of our fresh batches, we recommend using them within 6 months.
When dealing with completely natural cosmetics without additives, it is best to treat them as if they were fresh food.
Ideally, store the products out of direct sunlight and humidity, in a cool and dark place. In addition, the container should be closed well after each use to help maintain the natural properties and effectiveness of the oils.
All Poetics products are very concentrated so you will have to get used to using a lot less than you did with other conventional products.
This also means that our products will last much longer, since a small amount will suffice and provide great results.
Depending on your daily use, most of our products will last between 3 and 5 months.
The amount you should use also depends on whether your skin is more dry or oily or if you apply it as a day or night treatment.
If you want to improve absorption, apply on damp skin. You can spray your skin with a natural tonic before applying or apply directly when leaving the shower.
With use, you will experiment and discover the exact amount your skin needs.
Both the balm and the serum can be used as a singular product to moisturise and care for your skin, replacing all other serums, creams, lotions or oils that you normally use.
The serum, due to its more fluid texture and faster absorption, is perfect for using in the morning, as a day moisturiser.
Although, of course, you can use them as an intensive treatment, as well.
In addition, they are excellent as a base for your makeup as they prepare your skin leaving it glowing.
The balm, on the other hand, is an all-terrain product, that will completely simplify your daily beauty routine.
Both balm and serum are ideal to apply at night because they nourish more while you are sleeping and you can give them a thousand uses:
In your cleansingritual, as a moisturiser, as a facial mask or intensive night treatment, for nutrition of the lips, hands or very dry areas, etc.
You can change or adapt the use of both in the morning or at night, according to your preferences and skin needs at any given moment. Experience and discover your own perfect routine!
The muslin is the perfect complement for the balms and will transform your evening cleansing ritual into an authentic beauty ritual.
For a quick cleansing: Apply the balm with a gentle massage and then pass the muslin moistened with water (not too warm, to avoid dehydrating the skin) to remove it completely. Massaging your face with the muslin has exfoliating properties and activates your circulation.
For a spa-like cleanse or facial mask treatment: After applying the balm, submerge the muslin in lukewarm water and put it on your face for a few seconds, if you use it as a cleaner or longer if you want to apply it as a facial mask. Take the opportunity to relax while enjoying the aroma of the essential oils. Finally remove the remainder of the product.
The 100% cotton muslin is reusable and can be washed by hand with a mild soap or at 40º C in the washing machine.Therefore, it is also a perfect ecological alternative to disposable cotton pads and wipes.
Poetics balms are completely free of additives and naturally melt at body temperature, which gives them that light and pleasant texture and absorbs quickly.
Therefore, the ideal thing is to keep them in a cool, dry and dark place away from heat sources.
However, if it melts, do not worry, it does not lose its effectiveness and you can still perfectly enjoy your balm and its properties in both liquid and solid state.
But, if you want to recover its solid texture, just put it in the fridge until it has solidified.
In the warmer summer months or in places with a very warm climate, you can keep your balm in the fridge for an even more refreshing and pleasant sensation. You decide!
We only use pure organic vegetable oils of the highest quality and all essential oils are used within safe limits. However, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, ALWAYS consult your doctor before using any product containing essential oils and avoid using them for the first three months.
All the ingredients used in Poetics are pure oils, first cold pressed and certified organic, therefore, they are products of the highest quality. Using natural and ecological cosmetics means you are eliminating the use of synthetic chemicals, which can irritate and generate allergies in many people.
However, even completely natural products can cause allergies or reactions in people sensitive to some components, such as essential oils.
Therefore, it is always best to test the product in a small area of the body to ensure that no reaction occurs. If, after a few hours after application, you see redness or other signs of a reaction do not use that product.
In addition, it is important to remember that all products are for external use only and direct contact with eyes or mucous membranes should be avoided.
In Poetics we use plants, vegetable oils and organic essentials, which contain colour of their own, since they are rich in nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants.
The real question to ask here would be why other natural skin care lines, that are also plant-based, have white products.
When you discover that colour means a higher concentration of vitamins, antioxidants and beneficial components for your skin, you will never want to use boring synthetic and white lotions, again.
Differences between batches can occur because, just as in nature, there are no two plants exactly the same, neither are our products.
By not using dyes, perfumes or artificial preservatives, the smell, texture or colour may vary, but this does not mean that the quality of your products will change.
On the contrary, differences between batches of cosmetics guarantee that what you have in your hands is a 100% natural and handmade product.
Enjoy it and admire nature with all its colours!