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Clear & nourishing formula for face and body.
Replenishes essential components typically removed with modern cleansing products.
Suitable for dry, oily, and sensitive skin types.
Enhances the results of the AO+ Mist.
Preservative-free. Unfragranced. Family-friendly. Plant-based.
About Mother Dirt
Our mission is to develop products that restore and nurture the skin biome. To do this, we had to develop strict criteria and processes for ingredient selection, formulation, packaging, and manufacturing.We use AOB as our core measurement for testing biome-friendliness. Here’s what that means: AOB are one of the most sensitive microorganisms on our skin. Because of this, we believe by formulating a product that’s friendly to AOB means that it will also be friendly to the other delicate microorganisms of the biome as well.
We’ve developed a patent-pending assay that we use to screen all our ingredients and the final formula to ensure that it’s A-OK for AOBs.
One of our early findings was that preservatives have a negative affect on AOB. This shouldn’t be surprising because preservatives exist for the sole purpose of preventing bacteria and other microorganisms from growing in products. No wonder AOB didn’t do well with preservatives, and why you won’t find them in our formulas.In theory, the motivation for including preservatives is a good one, but at the time, we didn’t know what potential effect preservatives have on our skin biome. This is a new factor to consider.
We had to recreate parts of this process. We manufacture and package our products with strict criteria to ensure that they are 100% pure when they arrive at your door.Our packaging is selected for maximal protection of the product inside, requiring us to use pharmaceutical grade packaging for products like the AO+ Mist. We include an expiration date on each product so that you know when to discard them.
FAQs for Biome Friendly Moisturiser
WHERE CAN I/DO I USE THE PRODUCT?
Anywhere you feel you need the hydration! The moisturizer is good for head-to-toe use on an as needed basis. Start with a small drop – less is more, here – and massage into any dry skin areas.
IS THIS PRODUCT OIL-FREE?
No. The moisturizer is made from squalane, which is (in our case) derived from olives as well as other oils from ingredients like coconut. These components were chosen specifically to mimic the natural skin barrier.
IS THIS PRODUCT COMEDOGENIC?
No, the ingredients in this product are not comedogenic (pore clogging) and were formulated for dry and oily skin alike. The product was tested across all skin types.
HOW LONG IS THE SHELF LIFE?
The moisturizer will keep for six months after your first pump. Sealed, it’ll last on your shelf indefinitely!
DOES THIS CONTAIN AMMONIA-OXIDIZING BACTERIA?
The moisturizer does not contain AOB. It is formulated to be biome-friendly and support the good bacteria of the skin. It is also preservative-free, so it won’t harm the AOB in your Mist.
IS THIS GOOD FOR SENSITIVE SKIN?
Definitely! All of our products are formulated to be very gentle, and are compatible with sensitive skin.
CAN I USE THIS MOISTURIZER ON MY CHILD?
All of our products are kid-friendly, and are a great plant based, preservative-free, alternative to the childhood care products available.
SHOULD THIS PRODUCT BE REFRIGERATED?
Nope! There are no AOBs in it, so it’s ok to leave it wherever is convenient for you. Discard it 6 months after the first pump.