Frequently asked questions
Are the fragrances in Herbs and Butter skincare products safe?
Herbs and Butter skincare does not use any synthetic fragrances in its products. Our scents are 100% naturally derived and comply with the strict standards of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA). The IFRA standards are updated regularly and based on extensive research and toxicological research.
Do Herbs and Butter Skincare products contain synthetic ingredients?
Herbs and Butter Skincare product range is proudly free of synthetic ingredients or other nasties and skin irritants like parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, PEGs, mineral oils, sulphates, silicones, GMOs, and synthetic colors and fragrances
Are Herbs and Butter Skincare products tested on animals?
Herbs and Butter skincare has a cruelty free policy. No products or source ingredients are tested on animals! We do not test on any animals (except for willing humans of course!) and we adhere to cruelty free practices.
Do Herbs and Butter Skincare products contain preservatives?
Herbs and Butter products contain plant-based Ecocert-approved preservatives, which are accepted for natural skincare. Components of these preservatives can be found in nature. They are extracted from plants such as pine resin, rowan berries and willow bark. These preservatives are free from paraben, formaldehyde and isothiazolone, which are known as potentially toxic to humans. Preservatives we use, are known as less potent than synthetic preservatives, which is why we package our water-based products in airless and pump containers to prevent contamination and prolong shelf life. We also recommend using our products within 6-12 month from production.
What are the expiry dates on Herbs and Butter skincare products?
Most of Herbs and Butter skincare products are packaged in airless packaging which prevents contamination and prolongs shelf life of products. Having said that, to protect our customers, we recommend that products to be used 6 months from the date of purchasing
Are Herbs and Butter Skincare products and packaging environmentally friendly?
At Herbs and Butter Skincare we are making a conscious effort to minimize our impact on the environment. Products we make are biodegradable. Where possible,, we utilize recyclable and eco-friendly packaging and shipping materials. Please check with your local council for plastic recycling capabilities.
Who is the founder of Herbs and Butter Skincare?
Herbs and Butters Skincare is a Canadian based company from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The company was founded and currently owned by Eira Shoicet, female scientist, entrepreneur and second generation skincare crafter. Eira has earned B.Sc in Chemistry from the University of Winnipeg in 2016 and Natural Skin Care Formulator certification in 2018. Eira is continually developing her skills and knowledge by taking professional development courses, keeping up with researches and trends in the industry and attending trade shows.
Eira was born in Ukraine. In 1990, her family immigrated to Israel where she graduated from Industrial Management College and started her professional career. In 2010 Eira and her family moved to Canada where she started a new chapter in her life.
Read more in About Me section
Can Herbs and Butter skincare product give me an allergic reaction?
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that you will not have an allergic reaction. Ingredients we use, are known as hypoallergenic. However we cannot predict how an individual’s skin will react to a specific ingredient or to a combination of ingredients. If you experience an allergic reaction, please stop using it immediately. If your skin is known to be prone to sensitivities, we recommend doing a patch test before you start to use a new product. Place a small amount on the inside of your elbow and wait 48 to 72 hours. If you notice no redness, swelling, itching, or burning on that spot, it’s OK for you to use.
If I have oily skin, won’t using oil-based product make it worse?
A common misconception with oily skin is that your skin will become oilier if you apply topical oils and butters. In truth, often what is causing the oily build up is an underlying lack of hydration in your skin’s surface. Dehydration can lead to overcompensation and overproduction of the skin’s natural oils, or sebum. Getting your skin’s hydration levels right is the first step to amazing skin.
If you are cleansing with a product that is stripping away your natural hydration then chances are you are doing more harm than good to your skin’s natural cycle. Switching to a cleanser like the Almond Cleanser, can re-balance your skin's natural oil production over time.
How are your ingredients chosen?
The majority of our ingredients is sourced from in Canada with an emphasis on utilizing local and small businesses. We are sourcing, where possible, ingredients that are EcoCert and USDA organic certified. We will always strive to use extra virgin and unrefined oils in our formulations, to ensure the best quality and high nutrients levels.
Why Herbs and Butter skincare products have different colors?
Colors of Herbs and Butter skincare come from native oils and plant extracts full of natural colorants. For example, our Jojoba Moisturizing cream has a light orange color that comes from a Sea Buckthorn oil, which naturally has a dark orange appearance. Our Almond Cleanser has a greenish appearance due to the green color of grapeseed oil. Colour of the products may vary from one batch to another. This is due to variation of the color of the ingredient that may vary due to harvesting season and region where the was grown.
Who is Herbs and Butters Skincare and what is your mission
Herbs and Butters Skincare (HBS) is a cosmetic company that specializes in creating natural skin care cosmetic products. The company was founded in 2018 by a female entrepreneur who holds B.Sc degree in Chemistry and a certified formulator of skincare products. HBS is offering a full line of facial and body care products like eye creams, lip balms, body lotions and oils, serums, cleansers, exfoliators and many others.
To become the most influential natural skincare provider in Canada
To develop and manufacture healthy and effective premium natural skincare products designed to improve the skin of our clients and continually grow our knowledge and expertise within the industry. We will accomplish this by using high quality manufacturing processes and research, sourcing only all-natural high quality ingredients, a creative marketing program, and a comprehensive distribution network using specialized retail stores and internet presence. By utilizing this multi-channel approach, we will be able to reach the niche market for quality personal care products rapidly and efficiently. It will allow us to develop Herbs and Butters Skincare as the brand for premium quality skin and body care products within our target market.