How do I incorporate Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum into my skincare routine?  

First, a gentle cleanser is recommended.  People with extremely dry skin benefit from exfoliating gently prior to applying Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum.  

After cleansing, dispense 1-2 pumps of Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum onto clean palms.  Gently rub your palms together to activate the serum (yes, this step is important!  It will help the oil sink into your skin more rapidly).  

After activating Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum, gently press the serum onto your face, neck and decollete.  Desert Dweller can be used near the sensitive skin of your eyes, but do not apply over eyelids or up to your eyelashes to avoid the Serum traveling into your eyes.  

To apply Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum to the skin around your eyes, apply by gently dabbing the Serum with your pinky.  Never pull your skin, especially the sensitive skin around your eyes.  Pulling your skin disturbs its natural elasticity and can cause early aging.   

Gently pressing the activated serum into your skin ensures that your skin will benefit from the hydrating essential fatty acids, the age-reversing vitamins and minerals, and the protective antioxidants that Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum naturally contains.  

 

Can I use Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum in place of moisturizer?

Yes: Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum is naturally moisturizing, and can be applied under makeup.  It is an ideal nighttime moisturizer.  

During the day, a sunscreen containing at least SPF 30 is recommended over Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum if you will be out in the sun for a good part of your day.  

 

Will Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum make my skin more sensitive to the sun?

No: Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum has been specifically formulated to contain absolutely no ingredients that increase photosensitivity (meaning that it does not contain any ingredients that are known to make your skin more sensitive to the sun).  

Furthermore, Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum has been specifically blended to contain a high percentage of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as zinc and a potent array of antioxidants that can actually correct sun damage. 

A sunscreen of at least SPF 30 is recommended if you will spend a good part of your day in the sun.  

 

Is Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum good for sensitive skin?

Yes!  Desert Dweller has been specifically formulated to:

  • Be non-comedogenic (meaning it won't clog pores or cause breakouts). This is done through precise oil ratios that provide a balance between thick, nourishing oils and lighter, vitamin- and mineral-rich oils.

  • Be free of irritating chemical or natural agents: our ingredients have been carefully selected to provide maximum results without causing breakouts or irritation. Because we don't use irritating chemicals in our Serum, even sensitive skin can derive major benefit from Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum. Learn more about what people are saying about Desert Dweller (including people with sensitive skin!) here.

 

Is Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum good for dry skin?

Yes!  Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum contains a multitude of essential fatty acids that restore your skin's moisture at a foundational level to ensure increased hydration and therefore, younger, healthier skin.  These essential fatty acids can also help calm inflammatory skin conditions that manifest as redness.

For extremely dry and flaky skin, a gentle exfoliant is recommended prior to applying Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum.  

  

Can I use Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum as an eye treatment?

Absolutely!  A drop of Desert Dweller Serum goes a long way.  Dab the serum to the sensitive skin around your eyes with your pinky, being careful not to get it too close to your eyes.  The Serum, being oil-based, can travel, so caution applying it is advised.  

 

What ingredients are in Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum?

Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum is a totally organic, vegan and all-natural skincare product.  It contains a balance of nourishing essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to help protect and regenerate your skin at a cellular level.  You can find the full list of ingredients here.  

 

Do you test any of your products on animals, or do you ask a third party to perform animal testing?

Never: Sanos Skincare will never utilize animal testing, nor will we ever ask a third party to perform animal testing for us.  We are fundamentally against animal testing in the health and beauty industry.  Furthermore, we know that when we source the highest-quality natural ingredients, we are using ingredients are much more likely to be safe and non-irritating for our skin.

Our skin recognizes the nourishment of the high-quality ingredients found in Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum.     

 

How are you qualified to formulate skincare products?

Great question!  

As a naturopathic doctor, I have spent years learning about the art of herbal medicine.  I also have a 15-year history of making my own skincare products, and I know

  • What your skin truly needs to reverse damage and regenerate itself on a physiological level

  • How to maximize your skin's regenerative qualities with a product that can effect change deeply and at a cellular level

  • What works best for particular skin conditions, including sensitive skin

  • How to balance oils to make an effective product that won't clog your pores or cause irritation

After 15 years of trial and error and finally producing a product that works not just for me but for many others, combined with a medical education that empowers me to understand skin health on a physiological level, I know I have created a superior product that provides age-reversing results in Desert-Dwelling skin.  I am very proud to share its remarkable effects with you.  You can learn more about me here.      

 

What is the shelf life of Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum?  

Once opened, your Serum will last for a year or more.  Proper care includes storing your Serum away from heat and direct sunlight, and not touching the dropper to your hands.  For more information, see my article here.   

Do you use any preservatives?

We have carefully selected only natural preservatives to extend the shelf life of Desert Dweller Highly Restorative Serum.  Many preservatives are chemical- and paraben-based, which are carcinogenic and can easily irritate skin.  Our preservatives are good not just for your Serum, but also for your skin as they provide a major anti-aging boost.  For more information, check out this article here.    

 

How do I know this product won't degrade quickly once opened?  

I have carefully selected only natural preservatives in high enough concentrations to preserve your Serum's shelf life.  These natural preservatives also provide excellent anti-aging properties.  My natural preservatives include organic Vitamin E oil and organic Lavender essential oil.  For more information, check out this article here.