AO by Apple Organics | Organic Skincare | Greenville, SC | Inspired by Nature, Improved by Science
AO by Apple Organics | Organic Skincare | Greenville, SC | Inspired by Nature, Improved by Science | Frequently Asked Questions
Do you test on animals?

Absolutely not. We love animals and would not do anything to exploit them in any way, shape, or form. Our products are 100% Vegan approved. We only test on humans. Now and forever!

Are your products made in the U.S.A.?

Yes! Apple Organics is made with pure love, right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A.!

What sets Apple Organics skincare products apart from other skincare companies?

Apple Organics products are free from sulfates, parabens, gluten, artificial fragrance, mineral oil, lanolin, and synthetic dyes. We refuse to lower our standards, and neither should you! We believe skincare should not be a catalyst for toxic ingredients to come in contact with your skin.

Why is it that sometimes I receive some of my products faster than others?

We are a small-batch company. That means that we keep a limited inventory on hand so as not to have any product sitting for extended periods on a shelf. We only use natural preservatives, which mean there is a shorter shelf life. We take pride in the freshness and efficacy of our products, and we would rather fluctuate on delivery time than the quality of the products.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid is a substance found naturally in the human body, and is also an ingredient used in skin care to hold in moisture, plump up the skin, and scavenge free radicals. It is part of what makes the skin look and feel plump and hydrated.

Where does Hyaluronic Acid come from?

There are two different ways to manufacture Hyaluronic Acid. One is from rooster combs, and the other is from the fermentation of yeast. Apple Organics only uses the cruelty-free and non-animal derived form of this powerful and necessary skin care ingredient.

What does Hyaluronic Acid do?

Hyaluronic Acid has the amazing ability to attract and hold up to 1000x its own weight in water, which makes it a truly amazing anti-aging substance. It also offers protection from the elements by forming an air-permeable layer on the surface of the skin.

Why do I need Hyaluronic Acid?

As we age, our skin looses moisture. This moisture loss leads to dehydrated, limp and saggy skin. By using Hyaluronic Acid, the moisture content of the skin is kept at a higher percentage, which in turn keeps you young, plump, and juicy!

What is the best way to use Hyaluronic acid?

The most effective way to use Hyaluronic Acid is through a Hyaluronic Acid serum. This is because the molecules in a serum are smaller in size, and thus, penetrate deeper into the skin. You can find a potent, cruelty-free, and truly effective Hyaluronic Acid right here at Apple Organics!

What is a serum?

A serum is a therapeutic ingredient delivery system for the skin. It is usually lighter than a moisturizer, and often used to target specific problems such as wrinkles, dark spots, and rough patches.

What makes a serum special?

Serums are a powerful tool for boosting your beauty because they deliver ingredients to your skin more effectively. This is due to the smaller size of the molecules in the serum solution. Smaller molecules mean better product penetration, which translates into healthier skin, faster!

How do I know if I need a serum?

Everyone can benefit from using a serum, and many serums are formulated to specifically target certain issues, such as wrinkles or dark spots. Additionally, if you are the type of person who likes things simple and to the point, then a high quality serum is most definitely the beauty product for you.

How do you use a serum?

A serum is a very versatile beauty product, and can be used alone or layered with other products. A fun and effective way to use a serum is to actually mix a tiny dollop of the serum with another product for enhanced product penetration and moisture retention.

What should I look for when choosing a serum?

When choosing a serum, make sure that the ingredients are natural or organic, and plant derived. Additionally, look for serums that contain ingredients such as Vitamin C, plant peptides and plant stem cells, or Hyaluronic Acid. These ingredients are true heavy hitters in the skin repair realm!

Should I keep my serums in the refrigerator to preserve them?

It is not necessary to keep Apple Organics’ Serums in the refrigerator. We use a stable form of Vitamin C, so refrigeration is not necessary. However, if you enjoy the feel of a cold serum on your skin, then by all means keep it in the fridge!

What are essential oils?

Essential oils are the aromatic compounds of plants. They are very concentrated and can be used for a number of therapeutic purposes.

What do essential oils do?

Essential oils have been used to help treat everything from skin disorders and mood swings to joint pain. The purpose of use for each essential oil will depend on the plant that the oil was distilled from, although all essential oils can be classified as antibacterial and anti-inflammatory to some extent.

How do you use essential oils?

Many essential oils can be used undiluted, while others, such as Bergamot, will need to be diluted in a carrier oil. Place a couple of drops in your bath water, use to clean your house, as a natural perfume, or as aromatherapy to help when you are feeling stressed or sad.

What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that heals and prevents photo damage to the skin.

What does Vitamin C do?

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which means that it fights and prevents oxidative damage. Vitamin C is also extremely effective at healing and preventing photo damage that results from too much sun exposure. The result is skin with less wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots, as well as tighter and more evenly toned complexion.

Should I include Vitamin C in my skincare regimen?

Yes, including Vitamin C in your skincare regimen is an excellent idea! This is because Vitamin C, when in the proper form, is one of the most effective topical anti-aging substances on the market, and works two ways by healing damage that’s already been done while simultaneously preventing new damage from happening.

Does it matter what kind of Vitamin C I use?

In a word, yes. The most common form of Vitamin C used on the market is called Ascorbyl Palmitate, and is primarily used because it will not alter the color of the product it’s included in. However, it is not easily absorbed and utilized by the skin. We prefer to use a form of Vitamin C called Stay C 50, because it is much more bioavailable to the skin. The result is more effective Vitamin C uptake and stronger anti-aging results.

What is the most effective way to incorporate Vitamin C into my skincare regimen?

The most effective and popular way to incorporate Vitamin C into a skincare regimen is through a serum. This is because serums have smaller molecules, which leads to better and more effective product penetration.

What are peptides?

Simply put, peptides are small amino acid chains that function as building blocks for the skin.

What do peptides do?

Peptides help to rebuild the skin and tissues so that they can be smooth, firm, and healthy. At Apple Organics, our favorite peptides specifically stimulate the skin to produce more collagen, which results in the reduction of wrinkles and an increase in the firmness and inherent healing capacities of the skin.

Does it matter what kind of peptides I use?

Our peptides of choice are Matryxyl 3000 and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3. With clinical trials backing both peptides’ wrinkle reducing capabilities, and some seriously incredible results, we feel these two peptide complexes are the best of the best.

Do peptides exfoliate the skin?

No. Peptides simply help your skin to produce more collagen on its own, which actually makes it stronger and more intelligent in the long run.

Does skin have different needs in the winter versus other seasons?

Yes. The cold temperatures during winter cause the skin to become more dry, flaky, and potentially damaged, which means that we must take extra care of our skin during the winter.

What is Organic Herbal Infusion, and why is it in almost all your formulations?

Apple Organics has  implemented a particular menu of key ingredients that will be found in almost every formulation coming out of our laboratory. This is our proprietary Organic Herbal Infusion! It is comprised of:

-Organic Aloe Vera- The Egyptians revered this succulent, and Cleopatra mashed up the gel of this plant onto her infamously beautiful face every day. This is a substance of perpetual youth and rapid healing. Naturally occurring MSM in the aloe vera leaf lends to this plants rejuvenating properties. Natural plant steroids and salicylic acid are delivered in the gel of aloe vera, and skin is youthened and nourished, as well as soothed in the summer heat. Great for sun burns, toning, shrinking of pores, and a great source of silicon for the skin to recreate itself in the most beautiful manner possible.

-Organic Gotu Kola- In ancient China, Gotu Kola was the principle ingredient in a famous elixir called Fo Ti Tieng, a brew that had an astounding reputation as the “Fountain of Youth”. Gotu Kola works specifically to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, as well as the manufacturing of new skin cells. This translates into beautiful renewed, supple skin. Gotu Kola greatly enhances the integrity and vascularization of connective tissue and skin, hastens wound healing, improves elasticity and rejuvenates blood vessels for improved circulation to the skin.

-Organic Horsetail- Named for its resemblance to the tassle on a mares nether parts, there is no other source of silica more concentrated than Horsetail. Why do we care about silica? Not only is silica a mojor building block for hair, skin, and nails, but Silica is the age old secret to beauty. Hair, nails, and skin all thrive on silica, drinking it up like water in a desert. The mineral silicon possesses many hidden properties, one of which is its ability to be transformed into calcium. Silicon is a conscious mineral. It seems to posses a form of intelligence. That is why all of our computers are coming from The Silicon valley and are based on silicon technology. This is also why crystals and crystal healing are so popular – crystals are made of silicon. It is also why silicon possesses such healing and beautifying properties. Many believe that the application of this mineral has a tendency to manifest a more refined and perfected physical appearance. The skin knows exactly how to use silica to make itself the best that it can be.

-Organic Geranium- Having been used for centuries in topical skin care applications, this elegant flower packs a beautiful punch. Its forte lies in its incessant regeneration of skin tissue. Proving to be excellent for rebuilding scarred, damaged, and broken down skin cells, Geranium is prolific in renewing even severely burned skin without leaving any discoloration or scarring behind. Distilled from the fragrant leaves of the rose geranium (not the common geranium found in many windowsills), geranium effectively balances hormones, treats acne, inflammation, wounds, and wrinkles.

-Organic Dandelion- Considered by most to be a pesky weed, Apple Organics is here to set the record straight and raise Dandelion up to its well deserved glory! As a wild plant that has not been cultivated like most others, dandelion retains its high mineral content, and passes this onto us in a highly bioavailable form. Having originated in Greece, its botanical name comes from the Greek words disorder and remedy. It has blown itself into the four corners of the world, and today is used as a thousand year old remedy for breast cancer in China, a cure for AIDS in Taoist Herbalism, and in Costa Rica it is sold as a remedy for diabetes. Dandelion contains chemicals called eudesmanolides, which are found in no other herb. Other components include sterols, flavonoids, and mucilage. These are all highly revered antioxidants, preventing the degeneration of skin cells and DNA. A key to anti-aging is preventing free radical damage. Dandelion kicks free radical booty, and is why we include it religiously in our skin care formulation menu.

What is Ocean Infusion Complex?

Ocean Infusion Complex is a consciously harvested, highly effective liquid complex that epitomizes innovative natural science. A truly unique, proprietary concentrate of over 92 ocean minerals in a highly stable, bio-available compound base of all natural materials. Ocean Infusion Complex is the answer to tired and compromised skin structure and integrity, and will breathe new life into the same old skin care regime. Minerals and trace elements derived from the ocean are called cofactors, meaning they activate enzymes necessary for proper cellular function (this is the equivalent of placing a key into the ignition of a car and starting it). Thalassotherapy is a very old regime which incorporates a variety of treatments where one is bathed, showered, wrapped, rubbed, or scrubbed with sea water or seaweed to prevent or cure various conditions and to provide vitality and replenishment for the skin and body. Apple Organics has taken this age old wisdom and refined it into a modern, cutting edge youthening and replenishing bioactive concentrate. Seawater is very similar in composition to human plasma and is readily accepted into the human body. Sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfate, phosphorus, copper, infinite ions as well as trace minerals are some of the essential nutrients found in our Ocean Infusion Complex. The re-mineralizing and restorative properties of the ocean are captured here in a potent concentrate which can be worked into any cutting edge proprietary formulation. As our soil and its bounty continue to be de-mineralized and depleted of essential nutrients and trace elements, our Ocean Infusion Complex will provide a substantial boost not only to the anti-aging program of its users, but also a boost to their health. This is something that we can all feel good about!

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