Chemistry Behind Color Transformations in Natural & Organic Skincare Products

Chemistry Behind Color Transformations in Natural & Organic Skincare Products

Have you ever noticed that your latest skincare purchase stands out in its appearance or aroma compared to your previous buys? No cause for concern! This phenomenon often arises from the presence of natural and organic components in the product. 

In a realm where skincare regimens have transcended being mere cosmetic rituals and evolved into acts of self-nurturing, the allure of natural and organic skincare merchandise has surged. As you become increasingly conscious of what touches your skin, your inclination leans towards products showcasing natural elements and minimal chemical adjuncts. Among the many captivating attributes of these products, the spellbinding transformation of their colors over time takes center stage. Join us as we embark on an expedition into the mesmerizing universe of natural oils and the chemical artistry governing colour metamorphosis in beloved skincare commodities – including ours!  


The Revered Role of Natural Oils 

Gleaned from diverse sources like fruits, nuts, and seeds, natural oils form the cornerstone of numerous natural and organic skincare creations. Renowned for their treasure trove of vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids, these oils offer a spectrum of benefits for skin well-being. Their contributions encompass skin hydration, nourishment, and defense, rendering them essential in formulating skincare essentials like moisturizers, serums, and facial oils.  


Is Uniformity the Ultimate Benchmark of Quality? 

Ironically, uniformity doesn’t equate to superiority. The semblance of consistency often arises from budget-friendly constituents like stabilizers, synthetic emulsifiers, PEG colors, and artificial fragrances. Regrettably, these elements merely serve to maintain uniformity, devoid of any meaningful contribution to your skin’s welfare.

A substantial proportion (the precise portion remains a topic of debate) of what you apply to your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream. Considering this, it’s imperative to exercise the same diligence in selecting skincare items as you do when selecting ingestible products. Our predisposition towards expecting consistency from skincare brands is understandable, yet it’s worthwhile to introspect on this inclination. Is the anticipation of uniformity worth investing in products enriched with ingredients primarily included to sustain uniformity? 



When embracing completely natural formulations, some variance across batches is inevitable, particularly when organic components are involved. The absence of chemical manipulation allows nature to dictate slight changes. Factors like yield, season, temperature, and more interplay to foster these transformations.  

Consider two oranges plucked from a single tree—variations in color might manifest. Expanding the scope to oranges picked at different times or from distinct trees introduces even more divergence. Exposure to sunlight, height disparities—numerous factors contribute. Consequently, when crafting products like Orange Lip Balm or Mandarin Face Oil, the inherent variation in flowers and peels translates to diversity in color and scent among different batches. Although chemical pigments could homogenize the outcome, we consciously choose not to tread that path.  



A Glimpse at Shea Butter’s Unique Story 

Let’s take Shea butter for instance—a captivating case study. Sourced from a kindred spirit enterprise, our unrefined Shea butter journeys from Shea nuts to your skincare must-haves without any chemical alteration. This butter, composed of various fats with distinct melting points, succumbs to fluctuations in temperature. Ever wondered about the graininess of raw unrefined Shea butter? Those grains comprise tougher Shea bits that melt upon skin contact. 

Similar to coconut oil, Shea butter experiences shifts in consistency when exposed to warmth. Consequently, our products featuring Shea butter, e.g., the Kesar Cleansing Balm, might soften or liquefy in warmer conditions. Rest assured, this transformation doesn’t compromise the quality or efficacy of the ingredients or our products. It merely underscores the raw nature of Shea butter. Although chemically “refined” options are available, we intentionally opt for the unadulterated route. 


Decoding Uniformity in Other Brands  

Earlier, we touched upon how chemical elements often dominate mainstream skincare products. Stabilizers like Xantham Gum, chemical emulsifiers such as laureth-4, and a host of potentially harmful ingredients pervade the skincare cosmos worldwide. 


Drops of Wellness Homespun with Love –  

– No synthetic preservatives 

– No stabilizers 

– No synthetic fragrance 

– 100% Oil, 0% Water 

While we meticulously follow set recipes (in compliance with the D&C Act and BIS regulations), brace yourself for some variability in the products we deliver. It’s true that we’re conditioned to anticipate uniformity in cosmetics, and it can be perplexing or inconvenient to find a subtle divergence in a repurchased item. However, we trust that you’ll recognize this uniqueness as an emblem of authenticity and the innate charm within natural offerings. 

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