1. What is a lotion bar?
A lotion bar is a solid body butter. It is similar to regular lotion or moisturizers, but in a solid bar form. It is made without any water or emulsifiers, making it an intensely rich moisturizer that is great for the skin particularly if you spend long hours in dry, air-conditioned spaces.
2. What is it made of?
Our nice+sexy lotion bars are made from all-organic shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, cold-pressed virgin olive oil, Vitamin E and natural beeswax. Where possible we locally-sourced the ingredients; the imported ones are from West Africa. The lavender and rose variants contain dried lavender grains and rose petals as well as essential oils from Provence, France. The unscented variant will have natural cocoa and shea butter smell which will remind you of chocolates. Do not eat the lotion bars no matter how tempting it may smell!
3. How do I use a lotion bar?
Here’s how you use a lotion bar: warm it slightly in your palms and then apply liberally. It will leave a sheen of buttery moisture barrier that is especially good for dry areas like elbows, heels, knees and calves.
You can also use it as an after-shave balm, to soften cuticles and moisturize hair ends.
Here’s a tip: apply lotion bars right after you take a hot shower in the evening. Wake up the next morning to incredibly soft skin as the butters penetrate, seal and protect your skin while you sleep.
Used daily, a box lasts about a month. Unopened box can be kept up to six (6) months.
4. What is beeswax and why do you use it?
Beeswax is the wax secreted by bees to make honeycombs. It is a natural emollient that we use as the base for all our lotion bars to improve the stability and heat-resistance of the delicate butters and oils mixture. In other words, the beeswax is the ingredient that solidifies all the butters and oils into a bar.
Due to its price, lots of people substitute beeswax with paraffin or other petroleum-based products. We don’t do this. The ones that we use are organic and handcrafted by beekeepers, which means no chemicals was used when it was harvested and cleaned. The color ranges from white to deep yellow and it smells faintly of honey. Each batch of beeswax will have slightly different colors, which affect the color the finished lotion bars.
5. How long can I keep the lotion bars?
As it does not contain any additive or preservatives, it is best used within 30 days of un-boxing. The lotion bars will not go bad or rancid beyond 30 days, but it may lose its shape and nice smell as the essential oils dissipate. Unopened box has been shown to last up to six (6) months without losing its moisturizing potency.
6. Does it have a Halal or GMP certification?
We are working on both certifications in preparation for the official launch and commercial release of nice+sexy lotion bars. Certification process may take up to 24 months. All ingredients are plant-based and produced in factories or farms that do not handle animal-based products; organic certificates from our suppliers are available upon request (please be informed that these will be provided only for regulatory purposes and not to individuals).
We cannot guarantee that the lotion bars are hypo-allergenic or safe for people with skin condition like eczema or chronic acne. However, anecdotal evidence from our customers suggests that nice+sexy lotion bars are safe for such conditions and does not trigger any allergic reactions.
At the moment, the lotion bar bars are handmade in small batches to maintain its quality and safety.