Small, but mighty, and when used together, delivers unparalleled results. This carefully developed collection features our 6 core products.
We believe there are certain essentials in a skin care routine necessary to achieve healthy skin status. A mild, pH-balanced cleanser was first on our list. We developed two; one exfoliating (Juju Bar™) and one straight-up cleansing (Pekee Bar™), so that you could use according to your skin’s needs morning and night. They won’t strip your skin…they remove unwanted oil, dirt and grime, while leaving the skin’s protective barrier in tact (kind of important). We do suggest the Juju Bar™ for morning, as it helps to remove the dead cells that have loosened while you sleep; AKA our skin’s rejuvenation period.
Next, a well-formulated, clinically effective Vitamin C serum. Everyone needs one, every day. Vitamin C tends to get a bad rap for being irritating, but we think it’s because most brands add irritants (fragrance, essential oils) that get in the way and cause inflammation. Our C-Firma™ Day Serum will correct past UV damage and prevent future damage…and we’re talking 15% L-Ascorbic acid, it doesn’t get better than that.
Third in line is a broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. Physical screens are better than chemical ones. Why? They are more effective, non-toxic and less irritating. We are very proud of our Allure Best of Beauty winner, Umbra™ Sheer Physical Defense. It contains a whopping 20% pure Zinc Oxide, so a little goes a long way. Knowing that sun damage is the number one cause of premature aging, this is a product that can and should be worn every single day.
The nighttime routine begins with another low pH-balanced bar cleanser that will help gently remove any grime or makeup you have on your face. The moisturizing Pekee Bar™ is loaded with a nourishing blend of honey and blueberry extract and it's something you'll look forward to using. By the end of the day, your skin has earned it.
The fifth product we believe to be essential to a successful skincare routine is a chemical exfoliate. Ours is a 12% blend of acids designed to kick the dead skin cells to the curb. When you blend acids, they not only make each other better and more effective, but this process also reduces the potential for irritation. A no-brainer, right? Smooth on the bestselling TLC Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum and your skin will wake up a lot brighter.
Lastly, but not least, a moisturizer loaded with antioxidants that will hydrate and calm. We chose Marula, which is referred to as a “carrier oil”. This means other ingredients can be added to it and it “carries” them into the skin. We decided that we didn’t want to add one single thing, in fact, we left it alone. That’s the way the women have always used it in Africa, so that’s the way we deliver it to you. You should know that when mixed with our serums, it carries them down deeper than they would normally go, so we recommend that you use our Virgin Marula™ Luxury Facial Oil day and night and any other time or place you feel you need extra hydration and glow. We have also added a little B to give you a moisturizing option...B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel! It's also, like all DE, loaded with antioxidants and clean hydration for your thirsty skin.
When formulating the products, we focus on pH levels, toxicity levels and efficacious percentages of potent actives. D.E. only formulates with clean, non-toxic ingredients that either directly benefit the skin’s health or support the integrity and effectiveness of the formulations. We never take into account an ingredient’s synthetic or natural status, but instead choose based on its safety and bio-compatibility. You won’t find sensitizing colorants, perfumes or fragrant essential oils of any kind in our products, making them appropriate for every skin type. This is our commitment to you.
-1 oz. Pekee Bar
-8 ml C-Firma Day Serum
-15 ml Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30
-1 oz. Juju Bar
-8 ml TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum
-8 ml Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil
-5 ml B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
Animal Fats/Oils/Musks, Benzalkonium Chloride, Benzophenone, Bisphenol A (BPA), Butoxyethanol, BHA, BHT, Chemical Sunscreens, Coal Tar Dyes, 1,4-Dioxane, -Cones, Detergent, Essential Oils, Ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA), Formaldehyde, Fragrance, Hydroquinone, Methyl Cellosolve, Methylisothiazolinone, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Mercury, Mercury Compounds, Mineral Oil, Oxybenzone, Parabens, Phthalates, Polyethylene Glycol (PEGs), Resorcinol, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinol, Siloxanes, Thimerosal, Toluene, Triclosan, Triclocarban
1. In the morning, wet the JuJu Bar™ and, with your hands, gently apply lather to the skin in a circular motion. Do not apply bar directly to skin. Massage over face, neck and chest to cleanse and exfoliate dead skin cells and surface debris. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
2. Apply C-Firma™ Day Serum evenly to clean, dry face, neck, chest and backs of hands. Tip: May be smoothed over hair for extra shine and manageability–a few drops will do the trick.
3. Dispense a pea-sized amount if Umbra™ onto palm and warm between hands before application. Spread evenly on to the face, neck, chest and backs of hands. Apply 20 minutes prior to sun exposure as needed. Reapply on dry skin after swimming or exposure to water. Shake bottle prior to application for best results. May be used on body as well.
4. In the evening, wet the Pekee Bar™, lather until you have a creamy consistency and, with your hands, massage over face, eyes and neck. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
5. Apply TLC Framboos™ Glycolic Night Serum to a clean, dry face, neck, chest and backs of hands, avoiding the eye area. Shake well before use to reactivate the gel. Precaution: In the early stages of using this product, you might notice some mild tingling, itching or stinging, but this typically dissipates as your skin becomes adjusted. Start slowly.
6. Apply Virgin Marula™ Oil to face, neck, chest, hands, cuticles–or any place on your body that you feel you need increased hydration and healing. Additional Tip: Rub 1-2 drops in your hands and smooth over hair to tame, nourish and add shine. Also, can be mixed with the DE serums for deeper absorption.
7. Apply B-Hydra™ to face, neck, chest, hands... or any place on your body that you feel you need increased hydration and moisture. May be used alone or as a mixer. Additional tip: Mix with any serum, cream or oil to add extra gel hydration and a shot of Vitamin B. Vitamin B is well-known to complement Vitamin C, so try mixing it with DE’s C-Firma™ Day Serum.
Ingredients: Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm) Starch, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Paraffin, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil, Heilmoor Clay, Water, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Ethoxydiglycol, L-Ascorbic Acid, Glycerin, Laureth-23, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Algae Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/ Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Ferment Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica (Indian Gooseberry) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopherol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Acetyl Glucosamine, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Glutamylamidoethyl Imidazole, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tetrahydro Curcuminoids, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Glycine, Sucrose, Maltodextrin, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjustor), Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60
Active Ingredient: 20% Zinc Oxide
Ingredients: Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Steareth-2, Ceteryl Alcohol, Steareth-21, Sea Water, Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis Algal (Astaxanthin) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Acetyl Glucosamine, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Raspberry Seed Oil/Tocopheryl Succinate Aminopropanediol Esters, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Glycine, Sucrose, Lecithin, Silica, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Xanthan Gum, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Water (Aqua)
Ingredients: Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm) Starch, Cetearyl Alcohol, Paraffin, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Water, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Honey, Glycerin, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Cactus) Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Xanthan Gum, Galactoarabinan, Hydroxyethyl-cellulose, Disodium EDTA, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Phenoxyethanol
Ingredients: 100% Unrefined Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract,Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Lactate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Cyclodextrin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate,Citric Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol
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