Unveiling two NEW~ish products!
Hello Beautiful Humans!
In addition to a few minor recipe changes, we're also unveiling a couple MAJOR recipe changes.
We designed our Cellu-Aide to assist with cellular metabolism, firming skin, and reducing cellulite. Before launching it, we had over a year of testing behind it, and were super excited with the results people were seeing. It had a heavy herbal concentration, and was pretty traditionally Ayurvedic. However, over time we realized that the traditionally Ayurvedic element made it a bit unpalatable for the modern woman. Ayurveda historically loves oils, in a way that Westerners and users of modern cosmetics aren't used to. That can mean it takes a bit of time for things to soak into the skin, or can leave an oily film on the skin. We knew it was a good product, but after feedback from customers, we decided to switch up the feel of the product. We combined it with aloe vera, making a lush, light body cream, that goes on smooth and absorbs into the skin beautifully. Initially we were worried the change would impact efficacy, but were pleased to find out that our worries were unfounded: the product remains wonderfully effective on reducing the appearance of cellulite. We've been using it ourselves and we're beyond excited to start sharing it with the world.
Nibbana is a recipe we've been making for a few years now, but only as a custom blend. Over the past 4 years, we've made it for so many people that we decided to make it a standard blend and something anyone can purchase. It has the same texture and consistency as our usual skin cream, and the same moisturizing powers, but the herbal blend is completely different. While our usual skin cream is nourishing to skin cells and soothing to the nervous system, Nibbana is cooling and soothing to the skin, keeping its focus on the skin alone. It's less antioxidant rich and more anti-inflammatory, helping to prevent breakouts and irritations, heal rashes, itches, and eczema. It's ideal for individuals with sensitive skin, or who frequently struggle with both dry skin combined with irritation. The scent blend is a combination of lavender, tea tree, and basil: Nibbana is, in essence, the love child of the standard skin cream and the Skin Soothe blend for rashes and irritations.
Fun fact: Nibbana is a Pali word that comes from Buddhist texts, and it literally means "cooling" or "to cool". Sanskrit and Pali are closely related, and while Buddhist texts are written in both, Pali is more favored. Nibbana in Pali is Nirvana in Sanskrit. Considering that Nibbana focuses on calming and balancing Pitta, the fire dosha, we thought naming the product after a "cooled state of being" was most appropriate.
VB Lead Herbalist