- What’s the difference between “men” and “women’s” personal care products? Do men really need to use ‘men’ products?
No. Generally, there isn’t a difference. The only difference in some cases is scent (by that we mean essential oils because we don’t allow synthetic fragrances). Most skin care products are unisex and work just as well on men’s skin as they do on women’s skin. However some men find they like certain scents in specific products better than others. So if you are a guy, use what works and look at the scent before you buy. Or call us if you are not sure. Most of our products have a neutral scent.
- Is there something that can help my thinning hair?
Although there is no completely pure product that promises to reverse hair loss, specific hair products are formulated to stimulate hair follicles and strengthen hair while simultaneously deep conditioning. For more information, product recommendations and organic hair treatment options please read our Hair Loss Solutions section.
- How do you manage unruly eyebrows, mustaches or beards?
A simple hair balm, such as Yarok Feed Your Do Styling Whip, can be used to help tame out of place hairs. Apply a very small amount of product onto your fingertips and use them to smooth and sculpt the area into place. Remember that less is more, so start with the least amount possible and add more if needed.
- How do I get the perfect shave?
Always shave in the shower or after taking one as the steam softens and expands facial hairs. Dip a towel in very warm water, wring it out and drape on your face. After allowing the heat to further soften beard hairs for a moment, wash your face. A few times a week you should switch from your regular cleanser to an exfoliator, which will buff away dead skin cells allowing for a closer shave. Apply an even layer of shave cream or lotion over face and neck. Using a double or triple blade, start at the sideburns and work down in short strokes, shaving the same direction the hair grows. For the neck area, use your free hand to hold skin taut and shade upward. Save the hard-to-shave chin area for last. Finish by squeezing a dime-size amount of after-shave into the palm of your hand and massage it onto your face.
- How do you prevent and treat razor burn?
Razor burn is often caused by using a blunt blade, applying too much pressure or by shaving too closely, too quickly or against the grain. To help prevent razor burn, always cleanse the face before shaving and exfoliate a few times a week to remove dead skin cells. This helps achieve a closer shave with just one stroke of the blade. Keep the face moist when shaving with a moisturizing shave gel or cream and apply minimal pressure to the area with the blade. After shaving avoid using harsh products that can irritate skin such as colognes and instead use a calming product to help heal or soothe razor burn including the Living Nature After Shave Gel, Living Nature Mnauka Honey Gel and the Weleda After Shave Balm
- Will an after shave tonic burn or clog my pores?
Many conventional after shave products contain high amounts of alcohol, which can cause a burning sensation to skin that’s just been shaved. However the products here on Saffron Rouge are formulated with soothing plant ingredients such as Calendula, Jojoba and Aloe Vera that gently heal. These products will not clog pores or cause breakouts on most individuals.
- Why can’t I find an anti-perspirant at Saffron Rouge?
Unlike conventional antiperspirant/deodorants, the deodorants on Saffron Rouge contain no aluminum, phalates or chemicals and won’t clog pores. Classified as a drug by the FDA, antiperspirants prevent the body from excreting liquid with aluminum, considered a neurotoxin by many that can potentially cause DNA damage. Our selection of natural deodorants contains plant ingredients that neutralize odor-causing bacteria without harming the body.
- Why can’t I use a bar soap to wash my face?
There are different tools for different jobs. Although some bar soaps are designed specifically for your face and are pH-balanced as such, others aren’t. It is not recommended that you use a body soap to cleanse your face.
- I’d like to find a new cologne, is there really a big difference between “mainstream” colognes and “organic” ones?
Mainstream colognes derive their fragrance components from chemicals and other ingredients found on our Black List™. Our 100% pure fragrances contain unique and tantalizing blends created only with essential oils. They are more gentle than conventional options and can be used on most sensitive and highly allergic skin types.