Frequently Asked Questions
Do Rosemira products contain preservatives?
Our products contain natural preservatives. If there is one drop of water in a natural product—even in the form of aloe vera gel—a preservative of some type is generally needed to maintain freshness and guarantee the shelf life of the formulation. Any natural product that is not a powder, solid soap or strictly oil-based, requires a preservative even if it's not listed on the label.
We do not utilize toxic preservatives. Among the ones we do use are Rosemary Verbenone, Vitamin E and other Antioxidants, Honeysuckle, and Aspen Bark. Many of the essential oils we use also have preservative properties.
How do you preserve your natural organic skincare cosmetic formulations without the use of parabens?
Most of our natural organic products for skin care do not contain any preservatives and are prepared in small batches, fresh weekly, to make sure they do not require much preservation. We use synthetic-free ingredients that can have a longer shelf life or when combined they synergistically and naturally preserve the products. When needed we add natural preservatives such as organic Rosemary Verbenon, Grapeseed extract, and Vitamin E. They are not as strong as parabens and it is one of the reasons why we make our products fresh and in small batches. We highly recommend using our skincare products consistently once they are purchased, for better preservation and importantly, more effective, visible, and satisfying results. Everything we make is free of fillers and artificial fragrance. Just the good stuff for you and your skin.
What is the shelf life of your organic skincare cosmetic products?
At Rosemira we do not use commercial preservatives in our organic products, therefore this is a very important question. Each product has a different shelf life which is dependent on the natural ingredients used. Our body butters, bath salts, and body scrubs should be used within 6-8 months from date of purchase. Our organic toners and serums are good for up to a year. Our natural cleansers and moisturizing creams are the most delicate products we sell. They are comprised of ingredients that are somewhat perishable even prior to mixing and thus once they are put together they do have a relatively short shelf life as far as commercial lines go. We make our products per order and they are shipped within 2 weeks from date of creation, thus by the time you use them their shelf life should last the life of the product, 3-4 months.
In order to preserve and extend the fresh quality of these precious products they should be kept away from heat and extreme temperature fluctuations. Except for our main line of Moisturizing Creams, the rest of our products including the Shea Butter Line of Moisturizing Creams and the Divine Honey Rose Replenishing Cream, all do well under refrigeration, extending their shelf life significantly.
We do not expect lettuce to last more than a few days. Why would we expect any living product to have an unlimited shelf life unless it is no longer a living product, in which case it would have an unlimited shelf life and I personally would not want to ingest it or put it on my skin.
Can I request organic skincare natural cosmetic samples?
Our organic ingredients are precious and expensive. We sell samples at cost. When you make any purchase you'll receive two complimentary samples. You may request samples that interest you, and if in stock they will be included. To indicate which sample you would like sent, please enter the information in the comment field at checkout. If you are curious to try a few Rosemira Organics items, we sell Sample Kits for $10.00. Each kit contains 3 sample sized organic products, and you can choose based on skin type. This is an easy and inexpensive way to explore our line and find the best products for you.
Are your organic skincare fragrances natural?
We use only organic and wild-crafted essential oils and pure botanical extracts. The fragrance of our products is solely the result of the synergy between these ingredients. Each of the ingredients included in our products is chosen for the benefits it offers both to our skin and spirit and will not elicit any negative reaction such as the headaches commonly experienced when exposed to products containing synthetic fragrances. Due to the nature of aromatherapy, you may be more attracted to the line that offers you the emotional benefit you need at the moment. That may change over time as you do.
How should I store my products?
To maximize the shelf life of your products, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, heat, humidity and excess moisture. Cleansers and body polishes may be kept in the shower.
How can I decide which products are right for me?
Check out our Shop by Concern page to find products tailored to your specific concerns and skin type, (blemishes, aging, dryness, sensitivity, etc). Take our 30 second Skin Quiz and discover a customized skincare routine. You can also request a consultation to receive personalized product suggestions and samples to test. We are always here to help via LiveChat on our website.
What are the steps in an organic anti-aging facial skincare?
Natural moisturizing cleansers for organic facial skincare.
A good facial skin care program is composed of three phases: cleansing, toning, and moisturizing.
The goal in cleansing is to gently remove impurities and dead skin cells while encouraging the skin to produce a healthy protective mantle of sebum. Over cleaning is damaging to dry skin, since it leaves it vulnerable to moisture loss and too much scrubbing can also be detrimental to oily skin by stimulating sebum overproduction. The key is to tailor your cleaning process to your skin's particular needs and alternating between foaming, moisturizing, and exfoliating is always a good rule of thumb.
We offer a variety of natural organic cleansers including, exfoliating/foaming, cleansing milk, cleansing oil, micellar water, and moisturizing cream cleanser. If you have a specific skin concern please visit our Shop by Concern page and also reach out via live chat or email for assistance.
Include an alcohol free natural organic toner in your daily skincare cosmetic regimen.
An alcohol free toner is the most important part of your skincare regimen. The most common skin problems are the result of dehydration and lack of thorough cleansing. Hydrosol toners should be used frequently throughout the day to refresh, tone, and hydrate.
Bio natural organic moisturizing cosmetic creams for facial skincare.
Moisturizing is an ideal way to nourish, soothe, lubricate, and hydrate the skin. The act of massaging in the moisturizer also helps stimulate circulation, bringing a fresh blood supply to the skin and ensuring a healthy, radiant, and youthful complexion. Our natural organic moisturizers are devoid of fillers, additives, and stabilizers, they are extremely concentrated and only small amounts are needed for maximal results. Because they are readily absorbed, though rich, they do not leave a clogged or greasy layer on the skin, instead the skin is left feeling soft, silky, and supple.
Natural organic cosmetic scrubs for facial skincare
Organic facial scrubs are formulated from dry ingredients that are ground together, moistened, and then used to scrub the skin. They gently cleanse and polish providing excellent exfoliation, and nourish the skin by stimulating circulation. Used like a soap and water wash, scrubs tend to leave the skin smoother and less stripped of it protective oils. We have enhanced the moisturizing and nourishing organic qualities of our natural scrubs by offering them as duos of wet and dry ingredients. The dry ingredients, innovative fusions of grains, clays, botanical fruit, and herbal extracts are mixed with rich, nourishing exotic oils, hydrating flower hydrosols, and essential oils. The texture and scent of the resulting blends soften your skin while inspiring your senses.
Our main ingredients for natural organic skincare
We have spent years finding the right natural sources for the varied natural ingredients used in our organic products, and since we insist on only the highest quality of ingredients to be used in our products line for organic skincare, although a more costly endeavor we choose to purchase different natural ingredients from an extensive list of organic suppliers, distillers, and distributors from across the globe.
What are your thoughts about organic and natural ingredients in comparison to ingredients which are not natural or organic, used in anti-aging skincare products?
At Rosemira we believe beauty should not come at the expense of health. Many of the larger skincare companies that dominate the anti-aging skincare industry use ingredients which are toxic both to our environment and to ourselves. These companies don't provide their customers with effective results. Since organic and natural ingredient skincare is gaining popularity, these companies are going to market with new products touted as organic and natural. Unfortunately, natural and organic are words which are easy to place on labels with little need to prove their validity. We're being misled into trusting these products. Not all companies are following suit. There are companies with a social ethic--companies like Rosemira that actually use organic and natural ingredients 99% of the time. We buy our ingredients from distributors we trust. We use the best ingredients available on the market today.