Moi Forest products have now been on the market for six months and we have already received a wide range of questions from our customers about the products. We are very grateful for every question, as they help us to better understand what our customers want and how we can better communicate our products in the future. As Moi Forest is an interaction between the forest and people, the most important task for our team is to make it work in the best possible way. So thanks go to all our customers for their good and necessary questions!
These were some of the questions we were asked:
Can I put the cream directly on a child's rashes?
Yes, you can and should apply the cream directly to the rash. However, if the skin is badly broken and bleeding from scratching, for example (so that the skin is still open), you should apply cream around the wounded area. This will help to balance the microbiota in the surrounding area. Once the skin has closed up a little, you can also apply the cream directly to the rash.
Why do this? In principle, the cream is not dangerous even if applied to broken skin, but in this case the forest microbial extract particles can cause a slight mechanical irritation that may be unpleasant for the child.
In addition to the forest microbial extract, the cream contains highly nourishing organic ingredients, including omega fatty acids and naturally occurring vitamin E. These accelerate skin healing and also reduce local inflammation. Organic birch sap moisturises the skin and vegetable oils prevent moisture evaporation from the skin and soften rough skin.
What is the difference between Multipurpose and Baby cream?
Both creams are gentle and, in principle, either one can be used on children. The difference is that Baby is lighter and faster absorbing, to make it easier to lubricate a moving baby or small child. Baby cream also does not contain almond oil or potential fragrance allergens such as limonene, linalool or citronellol. We have therefore recommended Baby Cream primarily for children aged 0-3 years and for people with exceptionally severe hypersensitivities. Baby Cream contains as much of the natural microbiome and microbiome active micro extract as Multipurpose Cream, so it is also suitable for sensitive adults.
Multipurpose Cream, on the other hand, is a richer cream, making it suitable for use on very dry skin anywhere on the body. Many people also use this richer cream as a conditioning face mask, night cream and hand cream, for example. Unlike the Baby Cream, the Multipurpose Cream contains almond oil as well as citral, limonene and linalool. Both our creams have a mild fragrance content and the fragrances are made from essential oils from plants.
Why do the products have a smell and where does it come from?
During the product development phase, our creams were tested by three adults and three children with Atopic Dermatitis and some of the test group felt that without the fragrance, the cream had a slightly mushroomy smell. This was due to the forest microbial extract. We decided to add a small concentration of the fragrance to both creams.
The fragrances in the creams are Ecocert Cosmos certified fragrance blends made from fragrance components of real essential oils. This means that the fragrance is not synthetically produced from, for example, natural gas, and does not contain fixatives such as phthalates. The fragrance does not contain individual whole essential oils, but parts of them. The fragrance of our Baby Cream is so-called hypoallergenic, which means that it does not contain potential fragrance allergens such as citral, limonene and linalool. We also tried whole essential oils in product development for our pre-test group, but unfortunately some of them reacted to natural lavender oil, for example. So for these first creams for very sensitive skin, we ended up with fragrance blends that were also suitable for our test subjects with very sensitive skin.
Do the preservative in the products interfere with the activity of the forest dust®?
The product preservative system was by far the most difficult part of our product development, as we wanted to adjust the preservative concentration to just the right level so as not to disturb the microbes that maintain skin balance. The mild preservatives we use are food-grade (sodium levulinate, sodium anisate and sodium dehydroacetate) and these are also found naturally in plants as such, for example sodium anisate is found in fennel, sodium levulinate is derived from potato starch and sodium dehydroacetate is found in a plant called Yellow Daisy. The preservatives we use do not interfere with forest dust®. The pH 5 of our products is also adjusted to support the microbial balance of the skin, unlike, for example, soap, which can have a pH of 9, i.e. very alkaline.
Can Moi Forest products be used during pregnancy?
We are often asked if forest dust products can be used while pregnant. And the answer is that you ABSOLUTELY CAN! Forest dust® provides a similar exercise to resistance through the receptors located in the skin as ordinary forest soil. Forest dust® helps to balance the body's microbiota, and in addition to forest dust®, the other ingredients in our creams soothe and strengthen the skin. The omega fatty acids and vitamin E in natural form in our vegetable oils accelerate the healing of scars and ulcers and prevent their formation. Our rich Multipurpose Cream is especially suitable for treating the skin of the stomach during pregnancy. Apply the cream to the skin of the stomach and you can gently activate the microcirculation of the skin by lightly pinching the skin. In this way, the cream is absorbed more effectively and prevents the formation of pregnancy scars.
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