Frequently asked questions

How Do I Add Moisturizer to Sun Powder to Make Sunscreen?

Open the sun powder and pour it into a bowl. Add at least the same amount of moisturizer (by volume) to the bowl and stir gently and thoroughly. Using a small whisk will help remove lumps.

Do All the Moisturizers Have the Same Formula?

Yes, the moisturizer base is the same for all of our moisturizers. The differences are between the scents and the skin care properties of the essential oils.

Both Rose and Frankincense oils have long been used for their many skin care attributes.
Rose oil has a nutritive blend of vitamins and minerals to feed your skin, as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help treat redness other types of inflammation, and antiseptic and astringent properties which are very good for acne. Rose essential oil is also an excellent moisturizer for dry skin, with its unique emollient qualities, so you could say it is more moisturizing than our other creams.

Frankincense essential oil is known for its anti-aging properties: it helps prevent wrinkles, lifts and tightens skin. It is also a powerful astringent and helps to reduce pore size, and helps treat acne blemishes.

Citrus oils (lemon, orange, grapefruit) make skin more sensitive to the sun, so if you are prone to burning, or do not use a sunscreen, we recommend that you use them only at night. Choose another scent for daytime use.

Ylang ylang oil offers very good sebum balancing for both oily and dry skin. (Sebum is the natural oil produced by our skin.)

What Shade is Right for Me?

Does your skin have a pink or more neutral or yellow tone? The original line has pink undertones; the golden line has more neutral / yellow undertones. All of our shades are customizable. They come with extra lightening and darkening powders, so you can mix in what you need to correct your shade, if necessary. See simple instructions below. They are also included with your package.

How is Nourisse pronounced?

Noor eese’
Noor (like moor) eese’ (as in east, but without the “t”) (with emphasis on the second syllable)
Nourisse is a form of the French verb to nourish.

Do Nourisse Products Contain Parabens?

Our mission at Nourisse Naturals is to avoid all suspect substances. We go as far as to say that if an ingredient hasn’t been accepted as an edible substance, we avoid using it.
Parabens are common preservatives to prevent bacterial growth and extend the shelf life of the product. Some studies have linked parabens to breast cancer due to their estrogenic effects and that parabens have been found in breast tumors. Even without positive proof they cause cancer, we choose to avoid them.
Parabens have many variations and names: methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, or benzylparaben are the most common, but they can also be identified as Alkyl parahydroxy benzoate’s, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, or even esters of parahydroxybenzoic acid.
While some product are preserved with ethylhexylglycerin (which is plant-derived) or phenoxyethanol, a naturally derived ether alcohol, we prefer to use a food preservative: potassium sorbate, which will preserve the product for a year or two. We don’t feel that it’s necessary – or desirable – to preserve it beyond that, since after that time the oils have oxidized and you shouldn’t use the product regardless of the amount of bacteria in it.

Do you offer expedited shipping?

Yes, we offer both next day and second day delivery to most places within the U.S. Please contact us by email or call 978.626.1107. We will email you a bill through Paypal for shipping and send that day, as long as we can accomplish this all by 3 p.m. You can pay this shipping bill with a credit card or Paypal account.

How Do I Open the Powder Sifter?

Unscrew lid. Carefully pry off sifter insert with a thin knife. (Insert knife edge lengthwise between jar and sifter insert and pry up a little (tilt knife to the right), slide knife along edge an inch or so and pry up again, continuing until sifter is off. Doing this gradually will help prevent spilling.