USING H IS FOR LOVE
BY WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE FARMERS WHO GROW OUR BOTANICALS, AND BY USING OLD-WORLD METHODS OF EXTRACTION, WE PROVIDE AN OFFERING OF SKINCARE THAT SPEAKS IN A LANGUAGE OUR BODIES UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY. OUR METHODS OF PRODUCTION TAKE TIME, OUR PRODUCTS ARE EXPERTLY FORMULATED TO DELIVER RESULTS, NATURALLY. BY USING 100% ACTIVE SKINCARE WE GIVE OUR OUTERMOST LAYER THE TOOLS IT NEEDS TO FIND BALANCE AND THRIVE. PAIR H WITH A NATURAL AND ORGANIC LIFESTYLE AND EXPERIENCE THE PHYSICAL HEALTH AND CLARITY OF MIND YOU’VE ALWAYS DESIRED.
RAPHA - Did you know that your skin doesn’t love the typical cleansing process? The skin on our face is sensitive and requires a delicate approach. Foaming cleansers strip our skin of its natural oils, resulting in an over-correction that can lead to excess sebum production and breakouts. Cleansing with the perfect oil gives our skin what it wants: to be rid of dirt and grime while keeping the lipid barrier intact. RAPHA is gentle, effortlessly dissolving oil-soluble debris, while calling blood to the surface of the skin. The herbs and extracts work to calm irritations, keeping skin happy during the cleansing process.
Every night—and morning if desired—massage a generous amount of RAPHA into dry skin on top of makeup (if worn). RAPHA eliminates the need for makeup remover. Use your fingers in circular motions, allowing RAPHA to release everything your skin has faced throughout the day. Move from neck to closed eyes, then up to the hairline. Use a warm, damp cloth to steam your face for 30 seconds. Wipe gently with both sides of a soft towel and proceed with POLLEN.
TIP: The oils in RAPHA encourage blood to the surface of the skin, naturally stimulating hair growth. Use a pump of RAPHA on a spoolie brush and work through your brows before bed as an effective natural brow growth serum. RAPHA, with its cushiony feel, is excellent for use with tools such as gua sha or genuine jade rollers.
POLLEN - pH balanced at 5.5, the optimal pH of the skin on our face, POLLEN brings skin into a place of harmony after using tap water (which can be very high or low depending on where you live). It’s a face toner, floral mist, and the best way to prep skin for face oils. Our skin needs to be moisturized and hydrated, and since we don’t use harsh preservatives in our products, keeping POLLEN and oils separate means you’re creating your own oil and water emulsion (lotion) on the spot. Mist liberally after cleansing with RAPHA and proceed immediately with oils.
TIP: POLLEN sets makeup with a dewy glow, preps eyelashes for mascara, and can be misted throughout the day to reset your pH.
NECTAR - Our lightest moisturizer, NECTAR is suited even for those who believe they can’t use oils on their skin. We’ve chosen plant oils that are high in linoleic acid and full of omegas. NECTAR helps to rebuild the lipid barrier, giving skin the tools it needs to find balance. With skin still damp from POLLEN, warm several drops of NECTAR between your palms before gently pressing into face and neck.
TIP: For an added boost of protection, you can mix NECTAR with BARA, or use BARA over the top of NECTAR. Add a drop of NECTAR to your favorite foundation and mix in your palm prior to application to create a lovely moisturizer.
BARA - A balm like you’ve never experienced. BARA, like NECTAR and RAPHA, has been infused with potent, healing herbs designed to repair and protect. Use BARA as that final layer of protection against the elements by warming a small amount in your hands and pressing into skin. Always apply BARA to damp skin or immediately after using NECTAR. BARA will never clog pores because it contains oils that mimic our skin’s sebum.
TIP: Apply generously at night for a deep hydrating facial treatment. Use under eyes and on your neck to soften skin. Massage for several minutes with a gentle touch over areas with scarring to help break up and fade scar tissue. Apply to sunburned skin to find immediate relief.
PROPOLIS - When we think about what our skin needs to glow, we think of PROPOLIS. In the same way skin needs both oil + water, it needs to be purified of both as well. PROPOLIS purges water soluble debris more effectively than any other product. A treatment to be used at minimum once per week, PROPOLIS as a mask purges the skin of toxins that hinder your natural glow. Apply using our H IS FOR LOVE fan brush (don’t forget your neck), allow PROPOLIS to dry almost fully, add a little water to re-introduce moisture, and wipe away.
TIP: Use with gentle fingers as an exfoliant several times a week. Mix with purified water for full strength, purified water and several pumps of RAPHA for medium strength, and raw local honey or full fat goats milk yogurt (or grass-fed cow’s milk yogurt) for sensitive skin. Use as a spot treatment with purified water for problematic areas, and for an indulgent spa experience mix PROPOLIS with POLLEN.
LIN - We approach our body products the same way we designed the rest of the H line: with luxury in mind. LIN is a body game changer. The texture of this scrub is unlike any other because it’s fluffy, so it holds shape. The skin on our bodies can take more, and in fact, requires more when it comes to exfoliation. Begin your bathing ritual by dry brushing your entire body, always working toward the heart. This stimulates lymphatic drainage and breaks up the fatty deposits in the upper thigh area. After you’re finished cleansing your body, place a scoop of LIN in your palm, and using consistent pressure massage all over your body. Take your time and breathe deeply. Rinse away with only water, skip the towel and proceed with KINU.
Note: Skipping the towel may take some getting used to, but when you’ve used a dry brush and scrubbed your skin in the shower you can be sure you’ve removed any dead skin entirely. Prepping the skin with LIN allows KINU to absorb fully, leaving your skin feeling satisfied and never oily.
TIP: Use LIN as a lip scrub. Massage, then rinse to reveal plump, smooth lips!
KINU - A balm with the most luscious texture you’ll experience in a body product. KINU contains a hint of natural micas, revealing radiant, glowing skin. When applied to skin exfoliated from LIN and left damp, KINU leaves a matte finish. The oils in this balm are nourishing, stimulating, and soothing. Immediately after bathing and with skin still damp, apply a small amount of KINU to each limb and use the excess to cover the center of your body. A little goes a long way!
TIP: Use a tiny amount on cheekbones as a highlighter, massage over shoulders and décolletage for an evening out or just because!
Lip Conditioner - The more you use our Lip Conditioner, the less you need it. Long lasting, nourishing, and buttery, Lip Conditioner is the product that truly moisturizes your lips. Designed to be highly effective, soft to the touch, with enough wax to protect the lips and the perfect balance of oils to moisturize that place on our bodies that lacks the usual protective layer provided by sweat glands. Use alone, layer for a touch of shine or keep one in your purse and by your bed!
TIP: Use on dry nail beds and cuticles, and a tip from one of our esthetician partners, use as an under-eye treatment.
Lip Glacé - Glacé is so much more than a lip gloss. It was created to serve the same purpose as our lip conditioner, but for those times when you want deep moisture along with a touch of femininity. The color of this balm/gloss is derived from roots and berries. This means that Glacé beautifully compliments any lip color. Layer over the top of your chosen lipstick for nourishment and a touch of shine or use alone for that natural popsicle lip look.
TIP: Use Glacé to highlight cheekbones with a touch of color.