Why most of our products are Oil-Free.
At Skin Care a la Carte we aim to hydrate, moisturize and nourish your skin without leaving it feeling sticky, tacky or like it’s been soaked in fat.
In order to reach that goal we had to research the different absorption rates of each potential carrier oil to use in our products.
Depending on the molecular structure and break-down factor of each oil, some oils will either be quickly absorbed into the pores of your skin, while others will simply sit on your skin while bacteria sticks to the oil or the oil becomes rancid before it has a chance to be absorbed by the skin pores.
Another factor that makes quick absorption of oils important is the fact that while a slow absorbing oil sits on your skin, it sends a message to your sebaceous glands (responsible for producing our natural skin oil) to stop production of your skin’s natural oil, which results in dry skin. So contrary to general belief, certain oils not only DO NOT hydrate the skin but they will sit there and become rancid while bacteria in the air will stick to the oil on your skin and prevent your natural skin oil to be produced. Not a good skin solution!
The good skin solution is to use plant derived waxes and silicones which have a quick absorption rate as well as nourish the skin while hydrating it.