WHAT IS PREGNANCY SAFE SKINCARE?
Gentle, fragrance-free cleansers and moisturizers or any skincare products that don’t contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE SAFE FOR PREGNANCY IN SKINCARE?
A number of ingredients are considered safe, including mineral-based sunscreens, benzoyl peroxide, Azelaic acid, and Vitamin C, and natural retinol alternatives like Nephoria. These ingredients can help with common pregnancy-related skin conditions like melasma and acne
WHAT IS NEPHORIA?
Nephoria is a natural retinol alternative derived from the Rambutan Fruit. It is gentle and powerfully effective at assuaging skin conditions such as Melasma. Check out our Journal to learn more about this powerhouse ingredient and the star of our UNEARTH Overnight Facial Treatment.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NOT SAFE FOR PREGNANCY
There are some ingredients that have proven to be harmful during pregnancy that you should avoid. Retinols and retinoids can be harmful to your baby and harsh on your skin so stay away from them. Hydroquinone, formaldehyde, or phthalates are compounds to avoid as well. If you see them in your skincare products, stay away!
IS IT SAFE TO USE SKINCARE PRODUCTS DURING PREGNANCY?
Yes! When selecting products to use in your skincare practice during pregnancy, be sure to look for artificial fragrance-free products that are gentle and non-endocrine disruptive.
PREGNANCY SAFE SKINCARE FOR HORMONAL ACNE
Suffering from pregnancy-related acne? Look for products with these ingredients that diminish acne and are safe for pregnant people to use; sulfur, bentonite clay, and benzoyl peroxide.
PREGNANCY SAFE SKINCARE FOR HYPERPIGMENTATION
Melasma and hyperpigmentation are common skin conditions during pregnancy. They suck, there is no other way to say it. While retinols are not safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding, there are a few over-the-counter ingredients you can use to safely assuage the issues - natural retinol alternative, Nephoria is great for combatting melasma. Other active ingredients that are safe for you and your baby include azaleic acid, glycolic acid pads and peels, and vitamin C containing antioxidants.
DOES ELDER FLOWER TREAT MELASMA?
Elder Flower’s UNEARTH Overnight Treatment uses Nephoria, a natural retinol alternative to gently and safely treat melasma without harming your skin or your baby.
WHAT IS MELASMA AND HOW DO I DEAL WITH IT?
Melasma is a common skin condition caused by exposure to sun or hormonal changes and is characterized by the appearance of brown or blue-gray patches or freckle-like spots on the skin. Ever heard of the term “pregnancy mask?” It’s because Melasma is so common during pregnancy, as a result of changing hormones. While it might be unsightly and unpleasant during such a transitional time, Melasma is treatable with over-the-counter treatments that contain natural retinol alternatives.
HOW DO I DEAL WITH MELASMA WHEN PREGNANT AND/OR BREASTFEEDING?
Want to treat melasma during pregnancy?
- Stay out of direct sunlight
- Use sun protection like a mineral-based sunscreen and a hat
- Use gentle skincare treatments that contain a natural retinol alternative like Nephoria
WILL MELASMA GO AWAY ON ITS OWN?
While Melasma may fade away on its own, it helps to treat the condition early and avoid things that can trigger exasperation of the issue. Melasma can fade in a matter of weeks or stick around for months (or even years), so it’s best to take your skincare routine and treatment plan into your own hands
WHY DOES MELASMA APPEAR ON MY FACE?
There are two main causes of melasma;
Sunlight exposure: When sunlight hits our skin, it triggers the body to produce more melanin, which can result in brown or grey-bluish spots on the face, neck and decolletage
Changing hormones: Shifts in our hormones can cause imbalances that show up on our faces. During pregnancy, our hormones change and can h result in pigmentation of the skin
CAN MELASMA SPREAD?
Sunlight is a major exacerbating factor for melasma and can cause existing pigmentation to spread and worsen over time. Try to avoid direct sun exposure and high temperatures. It's also important to note that it's not contagious.
HOW DO I GET RID OF MELASMA?
In many cases, melasma may go away over time. There are treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription topicals, available to help mitigate the unsightly spots that melasma causes on the face.
CAN ELDER FLOWER HELP ME TREAT MELASMA?
Our products are gentle and powerfully effective at assuaging skin conditions such as Melasma. Check out our Journal to learn more about this powerhouse ingredient and the star of our UNEARTH Overnight Facial Treatment.
ARE FRECKLES THE SAME AS MELASMA?
Melasma normally comes with dark brown dots which makes it more noticeable than freckles. Exposure to UV light can cause it. Freckles are typically smaller than melasma spots. Another defining feature is that freckles don’t have sharp edges.
MELASMA VS SUN SPOTS. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
While both melasma and sun spots are caused or aggravated by sun exposure, melasma can also be caused by hormone imbalances. Moreover, melasma is often symmetrical in appearance while sun spots aren't.
IS IT MELASMA OR HYPERPIGMENTATION?
Melasma is a type of hyperpigmentation caused by exposure to sunlight or as a result of hormonal imbalances.
IN WHAT ORDER SHOULD I APPLY ELDER FLOWER PRODUCTS?
We've created a versatile skincare practice that can be used holistically as a system or products can be individually incorporated into your existing clean skincare routine. What to know the best way to incorporate Elder Flower products into your daily (and nightly) practice? Check out our journal to see a step-by-step guide.
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS SCENTED?
Elder Flower products use all natural ingredients in our products. Our skincare is scented using natural botanical extracts that have a multitude of benefits for your skin (and they smell great, too). We never use artificial fragrances.
WHAT IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF INGREDIENTS?
UNEARTH Overnight Treatment: Purified Water, Hectorite, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil*, Tremella Fuciformis (Snow Mushroom) Extract Powder, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glyceryl Caprylate, Squalane, Nephelium Lappaceum Leaf (Nephoria) Extract, Sodium PCA, Xanthan Gum, Hyaluronic Acid, Ubiquinone, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata Leaf/Stem Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Maltodextrin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol
*A note on Hemp Oil. Hemp Oil is one of UNEARTH's powerhouse ingredients. Ours is made from cold pressed hemp seeds, and while it has the latin name cannabis sativa, hemp is actually distinctly different from CBD or cannabis. According to the FDA, Hemp Oil is safe for people to use in a variety of ways, including those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Questions about Hemp Oil? Email us firstname.lastname@example.org
UNDERGLOW Hydrating Serum: Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium PCA, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tremella Fuciformis (Snow Mushroom) Extract Powder, Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopherol, Raw Manuka Honey, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Roseum (Rose Geranium) Leaf Oil , Ethyl Alcohol Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol
UNDERGLOW Hydrating Moisturizer: Purified Water, Cetyl Esters Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Sodium PCA, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hyaluronic Acid, Tremella Fuciformis (Snow Mushroom) Extract Powder, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Leaf Oil, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Oil, Ethyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol
HOW QUICKLY IS MY ORDER PROCESSED?
Deliveries are scheduled from Monday-Friday (we do not process orders on Saturday or Sunday). Orders are typically processed for shipping within 1-2 business days of order placement, holiday’s notwithstanding.
HOW DO I CHECK ON AN ORDER I HAVE PLACED?
After your order has shipped, you will receive a Shipping Confirmation email with tracking information so you can track the status of the order at your convenience. Please allow approximately 2-4 days for the processing and shipping of all orders. If you have questions about your order, please contact email@example.com, our Customer Support Team is available to assist you Monday through Friday.
WHAT IS ELDER FLOWER'S SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAM?
There’s nothing worse than realizing you’ve run out of your favorite skincare products when you go to use them, or the painful inconvenience of waiting for replacements to arrive.
Elder Flower’s subscription-based, auto-delivery program is a convenient way to subscribe and save so you never run out of your favorite products. We automatically send your refills based upon your chosen frequency. Plus, you'll receive 10% off each order on all subscribed products. The service is easy to use and customizable, so you can make changes online whenever you need. Just click Subscribe & Save at checkout.
HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE?
Select the "Subscribe & Save" option for the product you'd like, choose your shipment frequency, and continue to checkout.
CAN I USE A DISCOUNT CODE ON A SUBSCRIPTION PRODUCTS?
Because our subscription program offers product discounts as part of enrollment, we do not offer additional discount codes to be applied to subscriptions at this time
WHAT PRODUCTS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUBSCRIPTION?
All products are eligible for subscription. There is no long term commitment, you can change or cancel your subscription at any time.
DO YOU CHARGE SALES TAX?
Sales tax is calculated based on the full invoice and may include charges for shipping and handling if required by law. Customers are responsible for the payment of any state and local sales or use taxes that may apply to each order.
WHAT CAN I DO IF MY PAYMENT IS DECLINED?
Our Customer Support team is available to assist you with any questions or issues you may have. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY WAS MY ORDER CANCELED?
Orders may be canceled for a few reasons. Our stock may have insufficient inventory to fulfill your order, in which case we will email you an estimated delivery date of re-stock. In some cases, orders may be canceled due to incomplete payment details. In these instances you can contact email@example.com and our team will assist you in placing your order.