ALL of our ingredients at LoveStock Dermacare are UNrefined. The refining process STRIPS out the proteins that trigger a PROTECTIVE immune response; the denatured ingredient (in other skin care) is often what causes a skin reaction. Tallow has a natural ratio of 1:1 Omega 3:6. This ratio is ideal for supporting the immune response of skin. What does that mean? It protects so you don't react to it. When a product has refined, stripped ingredients, you are more likely to get a rash.
Gentle extraction of an earth butter i.e. our cupuacu butter is done by cold pressing which maintains the nutritional content, aroma, texture, and color.
Typical extraction includes bleaching and deodorizing with crude oil which pollutes the ingredient itself, often with the very caustic chemical- hexane. Most cosmetics are refined to ensure a long shelf life and to ensure the ability to make large batches.
Not here at LoveStock™! Every small batch of beauty makes 10-15 products and it takes all day long. We do not rush the delicate process of melting and combining precious botanicals. We even add a little mantra humming to the mix to pass the time wisely.