Our Products

Our products are formulated with the finest certified organic botanical extracts and plant oils, as well as effective, clinically proven active ingredients, including vitamins, peptides, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid. Each ingredient is meticulously researched and selected for its ability to soothe, hydrate and strengthen sensitive skin.   Unrefined, cold-pressed plant oils and butters are used wherever possible. Our products are lightly and purposefully fragranced with the highest quality essential oils, absolutes, isolates, and plant extracts for therapeutic and aromatic affect. They do not contain isopropyl or SD alcohol, abrasive exfoliants, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, silicones, mineral oils and petrolatums, PEGs, ethoxylated compounds, or synthetic fragrances and dyes. All products are made in small batches in the USA.

 

Certified Organic, Active, and Bio-compatible, Skin Identical Ingredients

LILY DE MAI is committed to using certified organic ingredients wherever possible, as we believe this is best for your skin and our planet. Certified organic is a food and agricultural certification and cannot be applied to bio-compatible skin identical active ingredients in skincare. Bio-compatible, skin identical active ingredients such as niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and peptides are extremely beneficial for your skin. We choose to incorporate both certified organic botanicals and bio-compatible skin identical active ingredients in our products to provide the most effective nourishment and anti-aging results for your skin.

 

Who is LILY DE MAI?

LILY DE MAI is a person — my beautiful, and talented, grandmother, Lily. It is a flower, the exquisite and voluptuously fragrant Rose de Mai (Rosa centifolia). It is a month, May, which brings us spring, rebirth, flowers, sun, and the promise of summer. LILY DE MAI is joy, life, and the beauty in all things, everywhere around us.

 

Do you use preservatives?

Water, botanical extracts, and similar ingredients can be an excellent environment for bacteria and mold growth. Contaminated skincare products can cause sensitivity, infection, and other serious adverse effects on the skin. The health of your skin is our primary concern, and we take proper preservation very seriously. We use Geogard ECT as a preservative in our products that contain water or hydrosols. This is an Ecocert and Cosmos-approved non-paraben, non-formaldehyde and non-isothiazolone based preservative system that fights the growth of bacteria, yeast, and mold. Vitamin E and Rosemary CO2 are antioxidants that we use to help prevent rancidity in our plant and essential oils.

 

Do you use essential oils?

Yes. All of LILY DE MAI’s products are scented with the finest quality essential oils, absolutes, or isolates. We use essential oils purposefully and believe that they have enormous therapeutic value for the skin when formulated properly. They exhibit anti–inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-viral, and wound healing properties, among others. All of our essential oils blends are compliant with the EU and IFFRA dermal limits.

 

What are natural fragrances?

Natural fragrances are proprietary blends of essential oils, absolutes, and natural isolates developed by aromatherapists. They are certified all natural by our aromatherapist and perfumer partners.

 

Are your products safe to use during pregnancy?

We believe our products are safe to use during pregnancy, but we always recommend that you discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your obstetrician or primary care physician.

 

What is the shelf life of your products?

The typical shelf life of our products is 12 months. We recommend storing all products in a cool, dark place to prolong their lifespan.

 

Are your products cruelty-free?

Yes. Our products are tested on humans, not animals.

 

Is your packaging recyclable?

Our glass bottles and closures are recyclable. Our labels are made with Polylactic Acid, a biopolymer derived from corn, rather than petrochemicals. All orders are packed in recyclable material as well. 

 

Are your products vegan?

Yes with the exception of Harmony Omega 3|6 Recovery Serum which contains sodium chondroitin sulfate, derived from fish.  

 

Do your products contain nut oils?

Renew Restorative/Calming Cream Cleanser contains Argan Oil and Shea Butter. Harmony Omega 3/6 Recovery Serums, Body Serums, and Sanctuary Vita3/Anti-Ox Defense Serum contain Argan Oil and Tamanu Oil.