Our philosophy at Gaia Naturals is to nourish the skin. Many times products have all sorts of fancy and technical sounding ingredients that dont penetrate the skin. They provide no benefit and in fact are just adding chemicals to your skin. Gaia chooses to bring the skin back into balance.
At Gaia Naturals we use specific oils that have the properties we want in each product. We recognize, and place great importance in not using comedogenic oils on the face, however they do have a place in the overall scheme of nature. Cocoa Butter is very comedogenic, however it is a wonderful moisturizing butter and helps your body to hold that moisture. Comedogenic oils have a tendancy to clog pores. Delicate areas such as the face, has more of a tendancy to have problems with clogging pores, and we factor in the comedogenic factors of oils in the formulations we provide.
We often find that someone with an acne problem is using all sorts of alcohols and astringents that are stripping the skin of oils, therefore the sebaceous glands produce more oil to compensate. It is like an internal regulator gone wild. The effect of this is a vicious cycle of outbreaks as you are actually fighting your bodies natural response to self regulate itself.
The addition of certain oils for specific skin types and skin problems creates the balance your skin was trying to achieve and the overall appearance, texture, and condition of the skin improves.