Q&A with Alison Williams-Smith, Founder and Creator of Tigs & Moo Natural Skincare
What inspired you to create a whipped body butter?
The idea of creating a body butter started because it was necessary.
My son, nicknamed Moo, has Eczema, a milk allergy and very sensitive skin. All shop bought, or prescribed cream, brings him out in a rash. He reacts very badly to the preservatives contained within them.
What’s the process of making a beauty product?
Love and attention.
I combine most of the ingredients together, leave it to set overnight, then split the batch, whip it and add all the other ingredients.
Is it made from natural ingredients?
Yes. 100% natural. There are raw ingredients such as organic cocoa butter, organic coconut oil, organic shea butter and organic olive oil, as well as Vitamin E oil and vanilla.
What’s unique about your body butter?
The care, attention and the reason for making this is what I believe sets it apart from the high street butters. It was made completely out of concern for my son’s skin.
The average person applies over 168 chemicals to their body every day. When I realised I could make a difference, I had to do something.
What is whipped body butter?
A body butter is a lotion that has no water in it. It is made up of oils and butters which make it naturally thicker than a lotion. It is whipped to give it a lighter texture and its effectiveness on the skin, in my opinion, is quite superior.
What are the benefits?
The various butters that make up the ingredients can help reduce loss of moisture to the skin, treat skin irritations, help protect against cracking and inflammation, promote healing and skin regeneration, soothe the skin, help to fade the appearance of scars and stretch marks, help improve the skin’s elasticity. Shea alone is known for its healing, protecting and nourishing properties; and is known to protect the skin from UV rays.
Is body butter just for your body?
No. I use it everywhere…and I mean everywhere. It is what I call a multi-use product.
Alison finished our Q&A by saying “I only made this as a moisturiser for my family’s use; I don’t have a science or chemistry background. I never expected it to help so many people.”
hiya bucks says “We use the Vanilla & Orange Whipped Body Butter on our face and not only does it smell amazing but it works wonders too. Feel like you’re having a dry skin day? This Whipped Body Butter gave us an overnight fix! We love the fact all of the ingredients are organic.”
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