product frequently asked questions
How long will my products stay fresh and what is the best way to store them?
We recommend using our oil-based products within 12 months after opening. We recommend using our water-based products within 9-12 months after opening. Store One Love Organics products in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight, heat, humidity and excess moisture.
We use vitamin C ester, also known as ascorbyl palmitate because it is a more potent source of vitamin C, is less irritating to the skin, and absorbs more readily than L-ascorbic acid. It is also more stable in topical solutions, ensuring a longer shelf-life and protection from free radical damage. For these reasons, the vitamin C ester in our Botanical C Facial Serum performs at much lower percentages than typical, L-ascorbic acid-based serums on the market. Read more how Botanical C ingredients stand apart.
My Skin Savior Balm is too soft or it melted.
Can I use Skin Savior Balm if I have oily or problematic skin?
How does Skin Savior Waterless Multi Balm cleanse the skin?
Are One Love Organics’ products non-comedogenic?
Are One Love Organics’ products hypoallergenic?
Which OLO products can vegans use?
Are One Love Organics’ products safe for pregnant women to use?
“Fragrance” is listed on some of the labels. Do these One Love Organics’ products contain synthetic fragrances?
How do I read an ingredients label?
Are your products gluten-free?
Are your products GMO-free?
Do you offer a sunscreen product?
No, we do not currently carry any products with SPF, though we plan to in the future. We do recommend applying a moisturizer rich in antioxidants in the morning to help protect against environmental damage. Generally speaking, we prefer taking cover versus lathering up on sunscreen. You will find us in a shady spot between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm when the sun is at its strongest. When fun in the sun does call our name, we follow a simple checklist: 1. Sun hat. Hats protect the fragile facial and scalp areas that are most susceptible to sun damage. A sun hat will also help protect and preserve your hair color. 2. Protective cover-up. We don’t need an excuse to toss on a cute tunic or striped sun shirt!
3. Sunglasses. Don’t forget to protect your eyes, too! Look for lenses that filter out 100% of UVA, UVB, and UVC rays.
We aren’t the only ones who share this sentiment. After testing literally thousands of sunscreens, the EWG (link) concluded that the best sunscreen is…a shirt and a hat! No chemicals to absorb through the skin; no questions about whether they work. Perfect!
Do you test on animals?
Can men use One Love Organics products?
Do you offer free samples?
What percentage of Botanical C does the Botanical C Facial Serum contain?
At One Love Organics, we use Botanical C ester, also known as ascorbyl palmitate, because it is a more potent source of Botanical C, is less irritating to the skin, and is more moisturizing and nourishing than L-ascorbic acid. It is also more stable in topical solutions, ensuring a longer shelf-life and potential protection from free radical damage. For these reasons, the Botanical C ester in our Botanical C Facial Serum performs at much lower percentages than typical L-ascorbic acid-based serums on the market. What’s more, it has been tested non-phototoxic, which means it’s safe to wear during the day – something you don’t often find with Botanical C serums!
Why haven’t you heard of Botanical C ester? Botanical C ester is less popular in skin care products because it is much more expensive (168% more expensive, in fact) than L-ascorbic acid. In addition to Botanical C ester, our Botanical C Serum contains an abundance of ultra-concentrated plant-based and bio-available ingredients naturally rich in Botanical C: organic rosehip oil, baobab fruit oil, organic sea buckthorn, and organic acerola. Organic green tea and Botanical E boost the natural potency of Botanical C for a synergistic and powerful duo against environmental stressors.
See what we mean? You simply can’t compare OLO’s Botanical C Serum to those containing common L-ascorbic acid. It’s in a class all its own!