Are Vaalia Lélek® L’essence’s products different from other "natural" products like those found in other personal care lines?

Yes! The term "natural" is used very loosely today, especially about personal care products. Many companies use petroleum-based ingredients, like mineral oil, chemical additives and preservatives, but call their products "natural" because they add a few botanical extracts. Vaalia Lélek® L’essence is different. We use only pure essential oils and plant-based carrier oils and do not add any cheap fillers, mineral oil or chemical preservatives.

 

What is an essential oil?

An essential oil is a liquid that is generally distilled (most frequently by steam or water) from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant.

 

What is carrier oil?

Carrier oil is a vegetable oil derived from the fatty portion of a plant, usually from the seeds, kernels or the nuts. If applied to the skin undiluted, essential oils can cause severe irritation or reactions in some individuals. Carrier oils are used to dilute essential and other oils prior to application. They carry the essential oil onto the skin.

 

Why should I put oil on my face?

Our skin is naturally designed to fight against infection and the effects of the environment. This protective action comes from a combination of lactic acid, amino acids and free fatty acids. This gives our skin the slightly acidic pH, which stops our skin and body from absorbing bacteria. Any disruption to this layer allows damage to the skin resulting in blemishes, dryness and other irritations. Everything from the foods we eat to the amount of water we consume affects our pH balance. Plant-based oils (i.e. olive oil, hazelnut oil, jojoba oil, etc.) are one thing that helps the skin maintain its natural pH balance.

 

Can I use oil on my skin even if I have oily skin?

Yes, pure plant-based oils are actually one of the best things for it since they harmonize with the skin and its natural secretions. Many conventional soaps and cleansers tend to have a stripping effect on the skin. In response to this disruption the body produces more sebum (oil) to make up for the loss. This often leads to excessively oily skin.

 

Can I use oil on my skin even if I have acne?

Yes, pure plant-based oils will not clog your pores and will help maintain the natural pH balance of your skin, which is designed to fight against bacteria and infection.

 

Are your products hypoallergenic?

There is no defined methodology to test for allergic reactions in beauty or personal care products, nor does the FDA regulate use of the term "hypoallergenic." Consequently, we do not position our products as hypoallergenic. A list of ingredients for each product is available on the individual product information pages on this site.

 

Are your products non-comedogenic?

This term refers to ingredients in beauty products that clog the pores and can cause blackheads, pimples or cosmetic-related acne. We use only plant-based carrier oils and pure essential oils instead of potentially comedogenic, non-natural ingredients like mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin and red dyes that are commonly found in other personal care products and cosmetics.

 

Do your products contain synthetic fragrances? 

Not a lick. All fragrances are just they were created to be.

 

Do your products contain artificial colors?

No. All colors are left just as they were created to be.

 

Where do the ingredients for your products come from and how are they processed?

Our ingredients come from essential oil suppliers who source out the best distillers who product only pure, unadulterated essential oils.

 

How do I use the face wash?

Massage a small amount onto your face and neck, rinse. Don’t let the fact that you are “washing” with oil or the lack of lather fool you into thinking that it’s not “cleansing” your skin. Between the oil and the antibacterial effects of essential oils you will get an amazing cleanse.

 

How do I use the face serum?

After cleansing your face and when it is still damp massage a pea-sized amount into your face (avoiding contact with the eyes) and neck. This is designed to use in place of your moisturizer and can be used morning and night.

 

How do I use the shaving oil?

The shaving oil is designed to be used in place of your shaving cream. Wet your face and apply a small amount to the area that you would like to shave and then shave as usual. If it seems too dry either apply a little more oil or just re-wet the area and it will slick up again. You can also use the shaving oil as an aftershave or an all over the face moisturizer.

 

What is the best way to create a personalized blend?

A consultation will be conducted to gather information about your current skin conditions and any affecting factors. A $50 consultation fee is required up front. Research will be conducted and a formula will then be developed for your condition. The ingredients, its effects and the additional cost of the product will then be presented to you for your approval. Upon your approval and payment for the cost of the product, your custom blend will then be handcrafted and sent on its way to you.

 

Do I have to pay the personalized blend consulting fee upfront? What if you can’t help me?

Yes, the consulting fee must be paid upfront. This covers the cost of the intensive research that will go into finding a formula that is just right for you. There is a natural substance for virtually every ailment and our researches are committed to finding solutions to the things that ail humanity so it is highly unlikely that they we won’t be able to formulate a product for you. However, if this does turn out to be the case or you choose to not purchase the personalized blend, your consulting fee will not be refunded.

 

Can I order if I’m outside of the United States?

Of course, we are happy to ship worldwide.

 

I’m not comfortable ordering online.  Can I call in my order?

Sure. We do accept money orders. Once your payment has been received you order will be shipped.

 

I am concerned that I may have had a reaction to one of your products. What do I do?

If you are concerned that you may have a reaction or did have a reaction to one of our products, please contact us at 1-877-415-3152 x.0. In the case of life-threatening emergencies, please dial 911 or call your health care provider and/or Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222.

 

Are your products safe for pregnant women to use?

We recommend that any expectant mother check with her physician before changing her skin care routine with our products, or any other line of products.

 

How long will my Vaalia Lélek® L’essence products stay fresh and what is the best way to store them?

Vaalia Lélek® L’essence products are made with natural ingredients. We purposely present our products in smaller portions so you finish them while their ingredients are still fresh, providing their maximum effectiveness. We recommend you store your products in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and heat.

 

How do I determine the expiration date of a particular product?

Because our products are made with natural ingredients, we are unable to provide an expiration date. All Vaalia Lélek® L’essence are handcrafted when you place your order. We purposely present our products in smaller portions so you finish them while their ingredients are still fresh, providing their maximum effectiveness.

 

Do you offer any of your products in larger sizes?

We do offer some of our products in larger sizes. Please contact us directly to find out which ones.

 

Do you test on animals and do your products contain animal-derived ingredients?

Vaalia Lélek® L’essence does NOT conduct product or ingredient tests of any kind on animals. None of our products contain animal-derived ingredients.

 

Where can I find more information about your products?

Right here on our site is the best place! Each product page contains in-depth information about that product. For the bigger picture, visit the About Us section to learn more about how and why we make our products.