The Blue Cocoon | FAQ
MY BLUE COCOON MELTED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
One of the great things about The Blue Cocoon is how beautifully it melts upon touch with warm skin. We leave out unnecessary waxes, fillers, and stabilizers designed only to maintain texture in favor of keeping in only ingredients that directly feed and nourish skin.
This also means The Blue Cocoon can melt or change texture when exposed to temperatures at or surpassing body temperature. The good news is that fluctuation from cool to warm doesn't affect efficacy one bit. Did you know that The Blue Cocoon starts its life as a potent liquid before we chill each precious jar to balm state and ship it off to you, fresh and beautiful?
You can enjoy The Blue Cocoon in any form from liquid to solid! Should you wish to restore its smooth, solid surface, here's what you can do - screw the lid on nice and tight and place the jar in a bowl of very hot water. You want it to fully melt. Then, place the warm jar gently into your refrigerator and leave it overnight. Let it return to room temperature, or feel free to keep in the refrigerator during the hottest months for an extra cool and soothing treat (a must for tired eyes!)
CAN I USE THE BLUE COCOON AS AN EYE TREATMENT?
The Blue Cocoon makes the most gorgeous eye treatment of all time. It helps with inflammation, irritation, dehydration, reducing puffiness, diminishing dark circles, decreasing redness and hydrating this delicate area. I consider it my miracle potion!
Simply melt a small amount in your fingertips and glide over the eye crescent morning and evening. This formula is safe even for lids and lashes, helping to heal and replenish.
You can also use a drop of The Youth Dew for the eye area, focusing on areas where lines are developing.
I HAVE ROSACEA AND ACNE - IS THE BLUE COCOON A GOOD FIT FOR ME?
The Blue Cocoon is perfect for delicate skin types, particularly those prone to redness, heat, rosacea, and acne. This concentrated formula is beautifully adaptive and has become a favorite for types ranging from dry, highly sensitive and reactive (an often perfect match and the most obvious) to oily, acneic and inflamed types who benefit from the incredibly soothing, balancing and anti-inflammatory action of the blue tansy (and other acne-friendly essentials such as frankincense and myrrh). It makes a great spot treatment for calming areas of eczema/dermatitis/rosacea and similar conditions, all the way to aggressive breakouts.
I DO NOT HAVE PROBLEM SKIN - WHAT DO I NEED THE BLUE COCOON FOR?
The Blue Cocoon is essentially the most beautiful and transformative facial oil you've ever experienced, in a unique waterless and waxless balm form. Upon contact with skin, this stunning concentrate melts immediately to a gorgeous blue fluid. It can complement, or fully take the place of, your moisturizer or serum.
We've seen the most extraordinary results in our clients with rosacea, allergic dermatitis, eczema and all types of inflammation. In troubled skin, this is like medicine. But for even those with gloriously perfect angel skin, The Blue Cocoon contributes to ongoing health and glow like none other. It's my number one universal recommendation.
IS THE BLUE COCOON SUITABLE FOR OILY OR ACNE-PRONE SKIN? WILL IT CLOG MY PORES?
The pure and potent blend of plant oils in The Blue Cocoon is non-comedogenic, and will not clog pores - in fact, they can help to dissolve existing stagnation and restore glow and balance to dull skin.
Something to note - oils are beautiful for our skin and help to provide the nourishment and balance we all need - even those of us with oily, sensitive and reactive skin. Products with pure plant oils contain essential fatty acids that are important to keep the skin well hydrated. If the skin is stripped of oils through either genetics, lifestyle or aggressive product use, the body will produce more to compensate for its loss. A wonderful oil serum or waxless balm will replenish the skin with EFAs and lock moisture in. Once balance is restored, the sebaceous glands will stop producing the extra sebum that is a contributor to your overly oily skin or breakouts. The ultimate result is a clearer, healthier complexion.
We have had many clients come to us with concerns regarding the application of oils to already oily and imbalanced skin. We understand that this may feel counter-intuitive and will take some mental adjustment. I encourage you to try a new approach - you will see a world of difference, especially over time.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE YOUTH DEW AND THE BLUE COCOON? CAN I USE THEM TOGETHER?
I often use both, layering together for the ultimate nutritive cocktail, though they can also be used alone. I like The Youth Dew for daytime and The Blue Cocoon for evening, indulging in both day and night together when my skin is craving a little extra love (nearly always!). It's hard to summarize succinctly, but I reach for The Youth Dew for graceful aging protection, to help balance oil production and keep skin clear and to load up on antioxidants and vitamins. I reach for The Blue Cocoon because it has literally saved my highly reactive and sensitive skin. For me, it's medicine. It's my first choice for clients struggling with any redness, inflammation, discomfort, allergy, trauma or simply when your skin needs a hug. This said, The Blue Cocoon is magic even for those blessed with perfect angel skin, performing as the world's best facial oil in a pretty blue balm costume.
THIS JAR LOOKS DIFFERENT THAN MY LAST ONE, OR WHAT I SAW IN A PHOTO.
Color variance from batch to batch with this unique treat (and all our treats) is absolutely normal. The Blue Cocoon's color comes entirely from the most incredible blue tansy flowers on the planet. We do not add any artificial coloring, and since this goodness is purely from the plant alone, differences between each harvest are to be expected and embraced. We never manipulate our treats just for visual appeal - the formula itself and the good it gives to your skin is my first priority. The blue shade can vary from pale robin's egg blue, to blue grey or blue green, to a truer lake blue. Keep in mind that in cool weather, the balm will be more solid, and pale in color. In warmer weather or in heated rooms, as The Blue Cocoon softens (or even liquefies) it will appear darker. All variations contain the same incredible anti-inflammatory action that makes this treat so very special.
DO I NEED AN ADDITIONAL MOISTURIZER OR IS THIS ENOUGH?
The Blue Cocoon and The Youth Dew can both be used as singular products for providing hydration and healing, replacing all other serums, creams, lotions or oils - or can be layered together or with other favorites. If you are incorporating either treat with another serum or moisturizer - cleanse, then follow immediately with The Blue Cocoon or The Youth Dew onto your wet skin, and then the extra step, or try blending together and massaging in as one. Experiment, and discover what works best for your individual skin.
MY LIPS ARE DRY AND CRACKING, CAN I USE THE BLUE COCOON ON THEM?
Yes! The Blue Cocoon works wonders on this delicate area, restoring hydration without contributing to dependency. Use nightly as part of your final ritual and discover your softest and healthiest lips ever.
CAN I USE THE BLUE COCOON ON MY CHILD?
I'm happy to share that The Blue Cocoon is safe for children of all ages. This gorgeous formula is incredibly soothing for delicate skin on any areas of irritation.
You can spot treat on your baby's most troubled spots as needed - it's perfect to keep on hand for cuts, sunburns, scrapes, bug bites, diaper rashes, eczema and all manner of normal childhood ouchies! :)
CAN I USE THE BLUE COCOON WITH A RETINOL?
While we fully understand the inclination to include retinoids and similar types of "stronger" products to quickly target the symptoms of acne or aging, we would encourage you to tread lightly and consider the long-term health of your complexion as you make your choices.
We lean towards the spectrum of more gentle and nourishing care, with a focus on restoring your skin's own natural health and balance with the least amount of product dependence. Often, we discover that the natural balance of our skin barrier has been compromised when utilizing treatments such as retinol, acids, and peels, sometimes resulting in unexpected breakouts, sudden extreme sensitivity or dehydration/dryness that then becomes chronic and very difficult to address.
If you do decide to continue with or introduce a retinol, you can absolutely use this in conjunction with our collection and we'd love to tailor that experience for the best result. The Blue Cocoon is our first choice to pair with retinols, and a favorite of many estheticians who incorporate it into their treatments to reduce peeling and to speed healing.
Our preference is to massage The Blue Cocoon into your soaking wet skin, immediately following cleansing. Wait 10-30 minutes, and then apply your retinol. You can do the reverse for a stronger retinol experience, but risk a higher level of sensitivity. Try both ways and discover what works best for your individual skin. Finish with additional creams or serums only as necessary. Sometimes simple is better, allowing each treat to work its full magic without increased sensitization or overstimulation.
I'VE HEARD THE BLUE COCOON HAS SOME SECRET MULTI-TASKING USES - CAN YOU SHARE?
The Blue Cocoon is a shining star in my own personal facial care ritual, but it's been a lifesaver for some other unexpected situations with clients over the years - helping to calm and heal everything from bug bites to post-surgery scars, hemorrhoids to razor burn, cradle cap to shingles to nail infections. And when you have a cold - right up the nose it goes for instantaneous relief. The Blue Cocoon is our most glamorous hero, undaunted by the less-than-glamorous tasks life sometimes demands.