Our cream is certified
A multipurpose cream
Our handmade cream bar replaces almost all of your daily creams:
- face and body cream
- hand cream
- nail cream
- lip balm
- hair wax
- beard balm and cream
- lotions and creams for hair tips
All this is possible because our cream is 100% natural! It is multipurpose and can be used as day or night cream. It is extremely cost-effective! If you do the math and replace all your creams, lotions, emulsion creams, styling gels, waxes, and body care products with our cream bar, you will save a lot of money.
On average, our 50g cream bar lasts a month for one person. Of course, it depends on what you use it for (body, face, hair or beard wax, etc.) and how often you use it.
A handmade cream bar
Our multipurpose cream bar is handmade in our workshop, using only four ingredients.
Our 50g cream has a diameter of 4.9 cm and is 2.7 cm thick.
Moisturising shea butter creams have been around for centuries.
Shea butter was used for cooking and as skin protection in Africa, especially because of the harsh climatic conditions that put the epidermis under real strain. Many tribes used it for various purposes and called it "white gold".
Shea butter has excellent skin care properties: it is soothing, moisturising, softening, and protective.
A balm bringing us back to basics
Our cream bar has amazing benefits and attributes for all types of skin (also mixed skins).
- It is nourishing and perfect to use as a night cream after removing makeup.
- It is universal, suitable for adult, mature, child and baby skin. Pregnant or breastfeeding women can also use it.
- It is moisturising and helps to prevent wrinkles and ageing signs.
- It effectively protects your skin from daily wear and tear such as the cold. It also helps to moisturise after sun exposure or a sunburn. Please note that it doesn't protect from the sun.
Our cream composition
Our cream is made using only natural methods in our workshop in Marseille. It is handmade and contains only four ingredients.
- Olive oil: antioxidant and detoxifying, it softens the skin and facilitates its renewal to fight against ageing and wrinkles. Origin Spain, from organic farming.
- Shea butter: extracted from the fruits of the Shea tree, rich in carotene and vitamin A, it is non-comedogenic and moisturises, soothes, and nourishes the skin. Origin Ghana, not refined and from organic farming.
- Candelilla wax: extracted from Euphorbiaceae shrubs, it is a good alternative to beeswax (let's leave our bees in peace). Perfect for protecting the epidermis and letting the shea butter work on your skin. Origin Mexico.
- Corn starch: revitalises the skin and removes toxins. It cleans, softens, and brightens the skin. Origin Austria, from organic farming.
Our cream bar doesn't contain any silicones, paraben, stearates, synthetic products, or any other controversial components.
INCI ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (olive oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (shea butter), Zea Mays (Corn) Starch (corn starch), Candelilla Cera (candelilla wax)
What they don’t tell you about industrial creams
Our balm has no superfluous packaging and cares for our environment since it is entirely biodegradable.
We have banished all ingredients that could be harmful to your health. Our cream doesn't contain any raw material of animal origin or any endocrine disrupters.
For example, phenoxyethanol is an authorised preservative (concentration limited to 1%) even though it is officially considered an endocrine disrupter.
In choosing our cream, you choose wisely not only for your health but also for the planet.
HOW TO USE OUR CREAM ON YOUR FACE AND BODY?
It is really easy to use. Our cream melts when in contact with skin (more precisely the heat of your skin), just rub it between your hands and gently apply it on your skin or your hair. Since our cream is particularly concentrated, a small quantity is enough, even for dry skin.
Don't leave the cream in a heated room, in contact with water, near a radiator, or in direct sunlight, it may soften or melt. You can place it in a pouch, a small wooden holder, or even in a small glass jar.
Here are different ways you can use our cream:
Face and body: on clean skin, preferably when you have just showered, when your skin is still a little warm, slide the cream bar gently on your skin, then rub it in.
Babies: hold the cream bar in your hands and wait until it has softened a little, then gently rub the cream on your hands on your baby's nappy area or skin.
After shaving, hair removal, or a scrub: apply a little bit of cream on the shaved area to soothe your skin.
Aftersun: if the skin is very burnt but not painful, melt a small amount of cream in a Bain Marie and add a little olive oil. When the mix is at room temperature, apply on the area just like oil. Please note that this isn't sun protection against UVs.
For nails: to strengthen your nails, feed and protect them, delicately massage your nails and cuticles with our cream.
Bath ball: in a hot bath, put a little piece of the cream bar and let it melt. Your bath water will moisturise your skin and protect it.
Hands: apply the cream on the back of the hand and on each finger and rub your hands.
Lip balm: apply the cream like a lipstick. Top tip, we always keep a little piece in a pouch in our bag or our ski jacket.
Hair wax and hair care: gently put the cream on your hair to style it the way you want. The more you put in and the shinier they will be.
Care for hair ends: to nourish your hair, apply some cream on the tips of your hair for 10 or 20 minutes or even a whole night before your shampoo. This will avoid split ends and prevent your hair from getting dry.
Beard wax or balm: gently put some cream on your beard and rub it in. It will protect and nourish your beard. It will also help you comb your hair.
Massage oil: melt a piece of cream with vegetable oil (the one that suits you best), then rub it on your body.
Frequently asked questions
How to cut the creme bar or half-bar?
The cream bar can be delicately cut with a bread knife (or a guitar string). You can cut the half-bar into 2 or 3 pieces and the bar into 4 or 5 pieces.
How to store the cream?
To store the cream, we recommend putting it in a sterilised hermetic glass jar, a jam jar type for example, so that it doesn’t dry out and harden.
How to use the cream?
To easily apply our cream, warm it up in your hands by rubbing it between your palms for a few seconds. When it starts melting, you can gently apply the excess cream on your skin or hair.
How to make a cream bar?
To make our shea butter cream bar, we mix different fat components (olive oil and shea butter), as well as wax and corn starch to obtain a solid texture. The mix isn't heated too much so that the ingredients can keep all their properties.
Can this cream be used as face cream?
To use it on your face, we recommend using creams with non-comedogenic ingredients such as oil or butter which tend to block the skin's pores. Coco oil is known for being comedogenic, whereas olive oil isn't a comedogenic oil. Then, according to your skin's needs, you need to adapt with aqueous or oily cream.
Tests carried out on our cream
Our products are made in France (Marseille) in line with the current French norms. Comme Avant focuses on transparency, quality, and customer respect. This is why we clearly display the tests we have carried on our products.