Clean Beauty Award finalist Qet Botanicals delivers natural luxury with Lavish Serum Salve

Clean Beauty Award finalist Qet Botanicals delivers natural luxury with Lavish Serum Salve

Natural and organic solution to dry skin problems.
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Qet Botanicals founder Lisa Brill says that Qet Botanicals is all about the gifts of nature and what they bring to the table. “Not only when it comes to what we put on our forks, but also through the natural antioxidants and botanicals that feed our skin,” she says.

Living with an autoimmune condition, a thyroid imbalance and rosacea, Brill created Qet (pronounced “keet”) Botanicals out of necessity. “My skin made me do it!” she says. Between visits to multiple experts, including an endocrinologist, dermatologist, enzyme specialist, and allergist, she continued to educate herself about the synthetic ingredients and toxins that can wreak havoc on our internal systems and organs. And although she had many symptoms, some of the strongest showed on her largest organ—her skin.

We spoke to Brill about Clean Beauty Award finalist Qet Botanicals Lavish Serum Salve and why it’s such a luxurious yet practical product.

Why do you think Lavish Serum Salve was chosen as a finalist?

Our Lavish Serum Salve has become a favourite of so many men and women. It’s a menagerie of our favourite botanicals and organic tea from our serums, blended carefully into an organic Grade A shea butter. It’s an EWG Verified product and has won various awards as an eco-friendly, multi-purpose product to be used on the face, hands, feet, and everywhere, and it’s also lovely as an overnight leave-on softening and moisturizing treatment to be used anywhere the skin is craving extra pampering. It’s meant to be used lavishly, which is why we’ve titled it our Lavish Serum Salve. It’s not only a serum, it’s not only a salve, it’s a serum salve, and we love it.

Why did you create this product? What need were you fulfilling?

Winters in the Midwest are freezing, literally, and can be harsh on our skin. When I wanted something natural and effective that I could add with our day or night serum to help fend off the frigid or harsh elements, it was the development of the Lavish Serum Salve that came to the rescue. Over the years we’ve had many tell us that it’s been the only thing that worked on their eczema, helped a burn, and calmed upset skin from a scrape or irritation, in addition to softening and smoothing the complexion.

Additionally, our hands are hard-working tools, and rather than formulate something less in quality or performance, it’s a beloved hand healer. When we first meet or hear from a customer, we hear all of the time that in addition to helping their complexion, something special is needed for hands. Our Lavish Serum Salve is very concentrated and pure, a little goes a long way, and it’s lovely enough to use both around the eyes, on the face, neck, décolletage, and our hands that often need that extra attention.

Would you say this is your best-selling product? If not, what is and why?

Yes, this is definitely one of our best-selling products, for sure! Once people experience its purity and effectiveness, not to mention its fresh, natural aroma, they come to use it as a multi-purpose treatment just as we do. In addition to using it in the morning or throughout the day when needed, it’s also become a favourite bedside partner and is wonderful to include last, over our night serum, around the eyes, lips, neck, feet, and hands. Then to slide under the covers for a good night’s rest for the mind, and a healthy restoration for the skin, it’s a delightful way to round out a nightly care routine.

What are the ingredients of this product and what do they do?

We believe in full transparency with all of our hair, body, and face treatments, 100%. Here is the full list of our organic botanical oils that make up our Lavish Serum Salve: shea butter, rosehip, argan, cranberry, evening primrose, sunflower, vegetable glycerine, matcha green tea, lavender, Non-GMO vitamin E, jasmine, chamomile, frankincense, carrot and raspberry.

This blend offers a generous amount of natural antioxidants and free radical fighters, as well as naturally occurring vitamins A, D, E, F, K, essential fatty acids, as well as Omegas-3, -6, and -9. Not only does it help fend off the elements with these proven skin-loving ingredients, but it also offers cellular restoration and moisture within each little application. We also say that if there was one treatment that we would choose if we knew we were going to be stuck on a deserted island, it would definitely be our Lavish Serum Salve.

What does being named as a Clean Beauty Awards finalist mean to you?

We appreciate and support other like-minded brands and advocates in the clean beauty industry, whether it be for our household goods, pet products, or our own personal care products. Having a product selected as a finalist in any clean beauty recognition platform is important. We’re thrilled! It’s important for us as a brand whose passion is for people and the planet, and it also brings to the forefront the variety of fellow brands who are out there making a difference in the clean and green beauty wave that continues to blossom and grow.

We’re honoured and thrilled to be included in such clean company. Any awareness is important and educational for consumers. We always say that every drop matters, and it literally does… to not only us and our hormones, but also to our surroundings and our environment as a whole.

Why is being a clean beauty brand important?

Where we shop, the choices we make, what we put in our shopping cart supports those methods and promotes the ‘where’ the ingredients come from, the ‘how’ it was made, and the ‘what’ happens to the vessel and the products after we use it, both in our bodies, on our skin, and what goes down the drain and into our atmosphere after it’s used or consumed. For us, we hide behind nothing and want our friends and customers to understand each ingredient. This is not only for our health but also for our peace of mind. We use zero synthetics, and we even avoid the so-called ‘safe’ synthetics, zero ‘trademarked’ names that can include literally dozens of additional ingredients, zero false fragrances, zero animal parts or by-products, zero added fillers or water. Blending in small, precise batches of only known, authentic, proven, and high-performing plant-based ingredients makes a huge difference.

People are demanding cleaner products because of sensitivities, and they need to know the truth. Each of our treatments in their natural and purest state contains an abundance of active antioxidants, vitamins, and good-for-you ingredients. Synthetics just can’t mimic a real ingredient’s abilities. Unfortunately, it’s our transparency and openness about our ingredients that are innovative in the beauty industry.

Many ingredients are hidden in ‘fragrance’ or in a ‘proprietary trademarked’ ingredient, or not mentioned at all. It’s all of our authenticity, and more, that we bring to the table that not only has a positive impact on people and the users of these products, but it also trickles into every aspect of where the ingredients come from. The healthy soils, truthful farming methods, the natural harvest, and the sustainable methods of the origin of each plant-based and authentic ingredient speaks volumes. There are more mass-produced and stale products sitting on the shelves than ever before. Sensitivities and health concerns continue to rise, too. Finding that safe and fresh outlook on how we care for ourselves on a regular basis adds up for us and our surroundings. We all deserve to be able to find and use clean everyday care products.

What’s next for your brand?

We’re continually researching ingredients, third-party testing our formulas to make sure levels are at their highest standards and efficacy, and we’re serious about keeping our products fresh, effective, pure, and performing without adding any hormone disruptors, synthetics, or harmful ingredients. It takes us 12-18 months to launch new products; there is nothing fast about our methods. Fast foods are often void of essential ingredients and nutrients, and often fast skincare and mass-produced skincare is the same.

We’re working on new treatments to include in our brand for face, body, and hair, they’re not quite ready, but we’re getting closer. Patience is truly a virtue when it comes to a new launch for our brand, and patience and persistence in the formulation of our natural and organic treatments make all of the difference, and it’s worth it.

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