Boon Broth Reset FAQ

Will I get enough protein on the Boon Broth Reset for Gut and Skin?

YES! According to the USDA, you need: 0.8gr per kg. Converting into pounds, it’s 0.36gr of protein per pound of body weight. Multiply 0.36 gr X your weight. A 140-poundwoman needs 50 grams. A 200-pound man needs 72 grams. Grams are very tiny so that adds up to only 1.5 to 2.5 ounces of protein. That’s all that is needed. People actually eat three or four times the required protein. For example, just one 8oz piece of meat contains 60 grams of protein and many people eat much more than that. Did you know that the body turns excess protein into carbs and fat!

Can I use the Boon Gut and Skin Reset for fasting?

Yes, you can, but consult a professional on the length of time and make sure you drink enough liquids during your fast.

Should I be plant-based during the Boon Broth Gut and Skin Reset?

Yes, if you want to purify your body, lower your cholesterol, maintain a healthy weight, expose yourself to foods of all cultures, improve your chances at living longer, healthierand give your skin relief from its efforts to continuously detox you from the impurities and fat contained in meat and dairy.

How does the Boon Broth Gut and Skin Reset benefit my skin?

Both digestion and skin are elimination organs. In this reset we are putting less pressure on the digestive tract so it can function optimally and let the skin work less as an elimination organ. Therefore, less stress, less breakouts, fewer skin problems. A more glowing complexion. By adding our blend of carotenoids, CoQ10, Vitamin C, Super Vitamin E and D-ribose we support skin function in a different way-by providing antioxidant and energizing support.

Can I make substitutions in the recipes?

Yes, this is an easy-going and enjoyable adventure. It is flexible as we all must be and that is what makes it work. For example, substitute whole grain soba noodles or rice noodles for brown rice. Substitute any vegetables or fruits. Use any plant milk you like. However, always use organic whole grain and sprouted breads. Make all the recipes according to your taste.

What skin-clogging foods should I avoid?

Chicken, fish, dairy or red meat. Minimize white flour and white sugar. Do not eat dairy products during this reset and try to avoid them ongoing. Dairy products namely milk and cheese are some of the most addictive foods and the most damaging foods to skin. Despite the marketing of dairy as wholesome, it is highly allergenic and high fat. Milk and cheese distort the microbiome of our digestive system which puts pressure on our skin to step in as an elimination organ causing breakouts and eczema.

How many servings of Boon Broth may I have?

Do not have more than three servings of Boon Broth per day due to the high calcium content.

Is the Boon Broth Gut and Skin Reset safe for children and teenagers?

Yes, it would be very helpful to children and teenagers as it engages them in foods theydon’t get in school, foods that are more culturally relevant, cruelty-free, healthier and more nutritious. The nutrients in the Boon Collagen Reviver are generally recognized as safe so children can generally utilize them although we state on the label15 years and up. Consult your holistic physician before providing it to those under 15years of age.

Am I dieting on this Boon Gut Broth Skin Reset?

No, you are not dieting. Don’t count calories. Don’t debate carbs vs protein. Enjoy your meals. Have a final snack if you are hungry at night and stop eating by nine o’clock p.m. If you catch yourself eating when you are not hungry try to be aware of the reason. In this reset we also reset our minds.

What kind of snacks can I have on the Boon Broth Skin Reset?

Enjoy your snacks, just have healthier versions of them on hand. For example, keep some dried prunes, figs and dates in containers that you can easily grab. Whole grain crackers and sunflower butter or hummus are wonderful snacks. Keep a glass of water with washed celery, carrots or fennel ready to grab from the refrigerator.

How can I eat my cake and have the nutrition too?

In our recipes, we elevated baked goods from sugary fat-filled calorie bombs into wholesome treats without ruining them too badly. After all, what turns a pile of flour into the shape of a cake – fat-butter-oil – it’s what makes cakes moist and buttery. You’ll find that our recipes are less sweet and heartier. Instead of regret that comes after eating the calorie bomb, with these treats, virtue is intact. Whole grain baked treats are rich in fiber and still taste pretty good. But please modify them if they are not to your taste, just eat smaller pieces.

Is the reset gluten-free?

Both Boon Broth and Boon Collagen Reviver are gluten-free. The recipes are not gluten-free but all dishes with flour or pasta can be easily substituted with gluten-free flour and pastas.

How do I cook with Boon Broth?

Use the Boon Broth vegetable broth powder as a mineral-rich vegan soup base for delicious soups, dressings, sauces, rice or quinoa. Incorporate the powder mineral broth into stir-fried dishes and risottos for more depth.

How can I save time with Boon Broth?

You will save time in the kitchen with this powder. Just add hot water and you have a nourishing, flavorful veggie stock ready in minutes. Enjoy a well-rounded meal when you're pressed for time or for when you just don't feel like cooking.

How does my doing the reset help the planet?

While most people are focused on fossil fuels as the source of climate change, research from scientists and activists has exposed what people may be avoiding due to cultural traditions. The biggest single cause of climate chaos is animal agriculture and the mistaken drive for protein from animals. The production of meat and dairy products that we put into our mouths causes 80% of climate change. The loss of the planet’s wildlife averaging 69% since 1970 is due to the loss of forests and land swallowed up to grow animal feed. Add to that the land needed to house billions of cows, pigs, chickens and lambs killed each year. Each one of us can take personal responsibility because climate change is happening in our own backyards. One by one we can create a global switch to diets that rely less on meat and more on grains, fruit and vegetables that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds and lead to healthcare-related savings and avoided climate damages.*
*Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

How often should I do the Boon Broth Gut and Skin Reset?

Do it each season and then adopt it as a way of life. That is the winning way for yourself, animals and the planet.

This is a wonderful lifestyle, but how do I get my whole family involved?

Teach kids to cook. Or at least help prepare dinner. Like the 1967 movie To Sir with Love some of the most motivating lifesaving lessons are those where an adult teaches self-sufficiency. Children and teens need to participate in shopping and placing wholesome items in the shopping cart. They must be exposed to and have a sense of wholesome meals because they shopped for them, they chopped them, and they cooked them with you.

Boon Broth FAQ

What is special about the calcium used in Boon Broth?

Boon Broth contains mineralized seaweed calcium. It is the ultimate form of calcium for bones. It is a natural, sea plant-derived mineral with 5% magnesium and 72 trace minerals all designed by mother nature to holistically increase bioavailabilty. Sustainably harvested in the pristine Icelandic waters the sea plants are dried and minerals extracted for Boon Broth. It supports bone, joint and digestive health. Over 40 peer reviewed clinical studies attest to its bioavailability. Not only does it help us restore our bones, the sea plants provide oxygen to the planet for a double benefit that is sustainable and regenerative.

What are Boon Broth’s benefits to my joints?

Boon Broth contains MSM, curcumin, yellow chlorella as our Inflamma-Rescue complex. These ingredients are wonderful joint soothers and supports.

What is unhealthy about Drinking Animal Bone Broth?

Animals are fed terrible food, hormones and antibiotics. Their bodies contain heavy metals. Why? Because animal production is an exploitive industry that is focused on profit and not health. Even grass-fed animals are unhealthy to eat. Add to that the side effects of deforestation, excessive water use and climate change gases. Plant-based broth is the superior health product hands-down.

How Does Boon Broth Help Stop Climate Change?

According to researchers at the University of Oxford, animal agriculture accounts for 70% pf climate change emissions. Simply by ending fossil fuel use we will not stop climate change without changing our eating priorities. When we replace as many animal products as we can with plant-based ones, we will lower the gas emissions that are heating up the planet. Boon Broth is one excellent choice to replace animal bone broth and not only help slow climate change but improve our health with superior nutrition.

What is MSM?

MSM, (Methylsulfonylmethane), found in Boon Broth is a rich source of sulfur — 34% by weight. Sulfur is a key component of collagen that supports the skin’s structural framework. It is also a building block of keratin, the main structural constituent of hair and nails. The MSM used in Boon Broth is the purest form and is the only GRAS-designated, Kosher and Halal certified, non-GMO, gluten-free, allergen-free, non-shellfish-derived, vegan MSM backed by extensive toxicology data.

What is the misconception about yeast extract and MSG?

There is a common misconception that yeast extract is just a way food manufacturers hide monosodium glutamate (MSG) on their labels. But the truth is - yeast extract and MSG are not the same thing. These two ingredients are completely different, made in completely different ways. Most importantly, they deliver very different forms and concentrations of glutamate a naturally occurring amino acid. Glutamate is naturally found in foods that have an umami taste. Yeast extract naturally contains only 5% glutamate. Yeast extract is a natural ingredient that consists of the liquid that comes from heating live, natural yeast. It also contains other natural compounds that contribute to its unique ability to enhance flavor, including peptides amino acids, and nucleotides. MSG, inversely, is a highly concentrated and processed form of glutamic acid. It is 100% sodium glutamate. Over the years, the FDA has received reports of symptoms such as headache and nausea after eating foods containing MSG. However, they are not able to confirm that the MSG caused the reported effects. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology’s report even concluded that MSG is safe. Despite this, consumer perception has been tainted due to a lack of knowledge surrounding the ingredient. Uninformed food bloggers and advertising in the media have labeled MSG as an problematic ingredient. Luckily, yeast extract provides great umami flavor without the controversy.

Boon Collagen Reviver FAQ

How does Boon Collagen Reviver work to boost collagen?

Our Boon Collagen Reviver is shown to support robust collagen, diminish fine lines, increase hydration and create radiance. It contains carotenoids, which are the bright red, yellow and orange pigments extracted from fruits and vegetables that protect your skin from environmental stressors, as well as CoQ10 and D-ribose that support cellular energy production. Whereas animal collagen is ineffective at boosting our own collagen, because it is broken down by the body and deposited everywhere, not just the skin, Boon Collagen Reviver deposits a protective layer right under your skin to help protect your body’s own collagen production,. Animal collagen does not build up under the skin. By nourishing your skin from the inside out, Boon Collagen Reviver can help you achieve a glowing, youthful complexion.

Is Boon Collagen Reviver guaranteed to perform?

We’re confident that Boon Collagen Reviver will make a positive difference in the health and appearance of your skin we put a 100% guarantee on the product meaning if you don’t like it, you get your money back. We’ve had many satisfied customers who have seen improvements in their skin texture, tone and radiance after using Boon Collagen Reviver regularly. Our founder and our staff won’t start their day without protecting their collagen from the inside.

How long does it take for Boon Collagen Reviver to work?

According to research of the key carotenoids: Astaxanthin, lutein, lycopene and super vitamin E in the unique formula, these nutrients accumulate in the skin, which is exactly where we want them. Boon Collagen Reviver will have you glowing in no time! It takes about ten weeks to accumulate. Benefits are maintained over time as you continue to use the product.

What are Carotenoids?

Carotenoids are the best thing that ever happened to skin. These red, orange and yellow pigments from sea algae, marigolds and tomatoes are beauty’s best bet. It is fascinating that our human intelligence ensures that the body knows exactly what to do with the carotenoids. Our bodies put the natural pigments found in many fruits and vegetables right under our skin, just the way a salmon or a flamingo does makes itself pink from the carotenoids, we can do the same-but not turn pink of course! The gorgeous red colors help protect your skin from damage caused by the sun and the environment, along with free radicals, which can lead to premature aging, skin sagging, pigmentation and wrinkles. Boon Collagen Reviver contains a variety of carotenoids, including lutein, lycopene and astaxanthin, to support skin health over time.

Why Drinkable Skin Care?

Drinkable skin care is a convenient and effective way to nourish your skin from the inside out. Unlike topical skin care products that only address the surface of your skin, drinkable skin care provides your body with the nutrients it needs to support healthy skin function at the cellular level. This can lead to more radiant, youthful-looking skin over time.

What does Boon Collagen Reviver taste like?

Boon Collagen Reviver has a delicious, fruity berry flavor that makes it easy to incorporate into your daily routine. It’s sweetened with natural ingredients like stevia and monk fruit, so you don’t have to worry about added sugars or artificial flavors. Plus, it mixes easily with water or your favorite smoothie, making it a convenient and tasty way to get your daily dose of skin care nutrients.

What is Wrong with Ingesting Animal Collagen?

Ingesting collagen is just another way to trick yourself into believing that eating collagen will become collagen. If you drink collagen or you rub it on your face, it would be the same as eating or rubbing Jello on your face. Eating collagen doesn’t make more collagen. Only plant-based protein which the body breaks down into amino acids needed to build collagen and vitamin C will you be able to help build collagen. Want to build collagen, don’t let it break down to begin with by sun bathing, smoking or eating red meat and see your doctor for laser treatments.

What are the benefits of taking D-Ribose internally?

When D-ribose levels drop due to stress or natural aging, this can change the appearance of the skin. Adding supplemental D-ribose to your diet gives skin cells the extra energy which helps to keep our largest organ, skin functional, resilient and glowing. D-ribose is an important ingredient if you are seeking stress management with superior nutrients.

It is a slightly sweet, natural carbohydrate that the body makes from glucose to keep all of our cells energized and performing all the myriad tasks they do for us, but we can use an extra helping! That’s why we added a patented D-ribose to Boon Collagen Reviver to supplement what we make ourselves. D-ribose increases the efficiency of ATP or adenosine triphosphate, the primary energy carrier in every cell of every living being. It’s a good thing.

“Dermal levels of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) decline with aging, potentially altering dermal function.” From an article called Dermal benefits of topical D-ribose by Linda M Shecterle and John A St. Cyr September 9, 2009

Why does eating animal collagen not build my own collagen?

Animal Collagen does not translate into human collagen when you eat it. You can stop wasting your money, harming animals and heating up the planet. Animal collagen is an incomplete form of protein and as such our cells must break it down into its component amino acids primarily proline, hydroxyproline and glycine and therefore it is no longer collagen or even a good source of protein.

There are 20 amino acids and 11 are made by our bodies. We need to acquire the remaining 9 amino acids from food-these are called essential amino acids. Complete proteins contain all 9 essential amino acids histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine that our bodies don’t produce. Soy products and quinoa are complete proteins. Money is better spent on complete proteins and a variety of incomplete but robust proteins from lentils, oats, beans and chickpeas which provides the body with ample amino acids to rebuild collagen.

Cosmetics FAQ

What is a 'Lipstick that thinks it's a lip balm'?

It's the cleanest, safest, prettiest lipstick--for those who love lipstick. Made in a simple, healthy formula of vegetable waxes, oils and mineral pigments that go on creamy and don't feather. Like a lip balm, Ecco Bella FlowerColor lipsticks moisturize without flaking or chapping. Gluten-free, FD&C dye free, petroleum-free, preservative-free, fragrance-free. All are vegan except Claret Rose, Mauve Rose, Napa Grape, Pink Rose, Primrose, REDvelation and Tuscany Rose. Size: 0.13 oz. Ingredients: Castor oil, isopropyl palmitate (from palm oil), candelilla wax, 100iu Vitamin E, calendula oil*, chamomile oil*, jojoba oil*, flower wax-coated iron oxides. Pink and purple Lipstick colors may contain carmine. *Certified organic.

Skin Care with FortiSomes FAQ

What Does it Mean to Multiply Your Skin Care Benefits?

True beauty cannot be achieved only by what we apply to our skin; it's brought about by nourishing our body from the inside out. It's a philosophy passionately infused into Ecco Bella’s brand mission. While most skincare products offer only topical solutions, at Ecco Bella, we believe in a holistic approach... Our liposomal skincare is different than anything else on the market. It’s a two-step process where microscopic liposomes enrobe deeply pigmented nutrients, protecting and then releasing them just when your skin craves it the most. The result? A radiant, smooth complexion that truly glows. Once you try it, you'll never go back to ordinary skincare again! But why stop at the surface? When you can... multiply Your skincare benefits with beauty from the inside out. We recommend: Boon Collagen Reviver The Bright Red Beauty Drink because it is an elixir of nutrients deliciously designed to rejuvenate your skin and boost your body’s own collagen production. Then there's Boon Broth with delicious ingredients that not only support your skin, joints, bones, hair and nails but also your overall well-being. These are solutions that address the root of the problem, not just the symptoms.

What are nutraceuticals?

Nutraceuticals are highly productive nutrients. They are incorporated into every Ecco Bella Skin Care product with FortiSomes to encapsulate and protect them. For example, we use nutraceuticals in the collagen-boosting Boon Collagen Reviver. That is why we say you can for multiply the benefits by taking these nutraceuticals both internally and topically.  We like to educate everyone who cares about their skin so that they don’t waste precious time and money with ineffective products.

Some of the nutraceuticals we utilize are derived from deeply pigmented fruits and vegetables. There is great science behind lutein from marigolds, beta carotene from carrots, astaxanthin from sea algae and lycopene from tomatoes. These, along with vitamin C, super vitamin E with all eight full spectrum tocopherols and tocotrienols along with CoQ10, are the top seven nutrients known to benefit the skin.

What makes FortiSomes more powerful than plain vitamins?

Each Ecco Bella nutraceutical is encapsulated into trillions of microscopic soy-based lecithin microspheres, which we call FortiSomes. You might know them as liposomes. They protect delicate nutrients from the air and deliver by time-release the healthy-aging benefits deep into the skin, where they are needed. This results in a fresh, vibrant, youthful-looking glow!

What do you mean when you say that Ecco Bella products multi-task?

Ecco Bella natural beauty products are made to be rich in both anti-aging & anti-blemish powers, so it takes fewer products to do more for you. That saves you money! Normal, dry or sensitive skin of any age can benefit from formulas that don't overload you with unneeded products. Your skin will appreciate that—and you'll appreciate the savings.

I am a teen, with a mother and grandmother who both want to try your products. Who will benefit most?

We don't divide our customers into skin types or age groups. We all gain the benefits that come from inner nourishment and outer protection. Each individual receives superior treatment from Ecco Bella products multiplying their benefits both internally and topically. Whether your skin is normal, dry, oily, sensitive or mature, our products multitask to provide ageless benefits and savings to each person for as long as they want to look beautiful! Start at age 12 and continue to 112, you will be glad you adopted beauty from the inside and outside products for an ongoing, healthy glow.

Why use water, when you can drink all you need for free?

You will find certified organic aloe vera, instead of water, in all of our skin and body products. 3,000 years in the making, aloe vera has been moisturizing and enhancing skin since the time of Cleopatra. When used daily, the lush, anti-aging enzymes and saccarides in aloe vera help stimulate cell renewal for ageless skin.

What is Ecco Bella's position on nanotechnology?

The micronization of metals such as titanium or zinc for use in sunscreens, or of silver for use as an antibacterial, is causing controversy concerning the safety of nanotechnology. In micron size, these metals may or may not react unpredictably within the body. Ecco Bella does not use nanotechnology for metals. We do use nanotechnology to protect and increase bioavailability of food-grade nutrients. We encapsulate our GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) nutrients--lutein, lycopene, beta-carotene, astaxanthin, super vitamin E, vitamin C and CoQ10--within liposomes. We call these liposomes FortiSomes. The FortiSomes are made of lecithin, a natural plant-based emulsifier from soy, and they contain and protect the nutrients so that they are fresh and potent when you put them on your skin. There are trillions of these spheres in every bottle of Ecco Bella Skin Care with FortiSomes.

Does D-ribose in Ecco Bella Skin Care reduce wrinkles?

D-ribose, a natural carbohydrate is a fascinating and important energy creator in every cell of our body, We require studies on ingredients before we add them to our products and here it is! After 14 days, there was a significant reduction (12.2%) in total wrinkle surface area and a demonstrable (9.1%) reduction in total wrinkle length*

As a result of this study, we added a patented version of natural D-ribose because it actually reduces wrinkles! It also improves the radiance and luminosity of the skin and as a bonus, it helps energize every cell in the body. Very few products have this important ingredient so if you are reading this, you will have a wonderful benefit for your own skin that we hope you will share with others.

*…. A topical D-ribose-based (0.5%) facial lotion was tested in adult women with decreased skin tone and wrinkles. Twenty adult females were evaluated both objectively and subjectively at 14 and 28 days while daily applying this D-ribose-based cosmetic lotion. After 14 days, there was a significant reduction (12.2%) in total wrinkle surface area and a demonstrable (9.1%) reduction in total wrinkle length. Further cosmetic benefits were observed at 28 days though the reduction in total wrinkle surface area of 12.2% remained the same with a further reduction in average wrinkle length to 17.6%. Subjectively, 67% of the adults perceived their skin to be more radiant and glowing with 71% noticing less skin dullness. 9. Arnaud, Jean-Pierre, et al. Patent Application. 20070231288. Cosmetic Use Of D-Ribose And Method Thereof

From an article called Dermal benefits of topical D-ribose by Linda M Shecterle and John A St. Cyr September 9, 2009

About Ecco Bella FAQ

What is Ecco Bella's mission?

Ecco Bella was started out of protest to the testing on animals in the production of cosmetics, and its mission has expanded to the creation of products from premium organic and nutraceutical ingredients. This way we support organic farming, too.
As an activist company, we source ingredients from ethical suppliers of organic materials and stay away from ingredients that may cause harm to people or the environment. We speak out on behalf of animals and the environment at every opportunity. All of our products are made here in the U.S.A except for our cosmetic pencils which are currently made in Mexico. Although we try to source our components from the U.S.A., some components are sourced from other countries.

We never use animal testing or any ingredients created from animals, such as stearic acid, tallow, lanolin, dairy or collagen. 
Besides speaking out for animals and working to conserve the environment, we make products that help you conserve money. Every Ecco Bella skin care product provides both anti-aging and anti-blemish benefits.

In addition, we make every decision based on Who will the product help? Will the product cause any being harm? How does it get thrown away?

Since our start, we have aggressively pursued biodegradable, recyclable and minimal packaging.

What ingredients will I not find in Ecco Bella products?

Our products are free of paraben, water, alcohol, talc, FD & C dyes, and any animal product. Our products do not use gluten. However, the products are not made in a gluten free facility. *Mascara is paraben-free and contains phenoxyethanol, a preservative also known as rose ether.

Are Ecco Bella's products non-comedogenic (not a cause of blemishes)?


What is greenwashing?

Greenwashing is the act of claiming to benefit the environment, when one is not doing so--or when one may even be taking actions that harm the environment. An example of greenwashing in cosmetics is when companies overstate the percentage of organic ingredients in a product by utilizing floral waters, or list herbal extracts first on the label, which is not allowed by law. Ecco Bella does not do this.

Are Ecco Bella products paraben-free?

Yes, Ecco Bella products are free of parabens. All Ecco Bella products are preservative-free or naturally preserved. Mascara and Natural Foundation contain phenoxyethanol, an ingredient also known as rose ether.

Are there any heavy metals, such as lead, in the products?

Ecco Bella FlowerColor Lipsticks and eyeshadow have been tested for lead, cadmium and mercury. As of January 15, 2008, independent lab results showed only negligible amounts, as follows: Lead 0.08 ppm, Cadmium 0.90 ppm, Mercury 0.046 ppm. The FDA allows 0.10ppm of lead in candy, so our results are even lower than that standard. Instead of FD and C dyes, we use only iron oxides and carmine, so our lipsticks are as pure as the raw materials we buy.

Do Ecco Bella products contain any dairy products, such as lactose or casein?


Which Ecco Bella products are vegan?

Currently all products are vegan except for the following items which contain carmine. Lipsticks: Pink Rose, Mauve Rose, Claret Rose, Tuscany Rose, Napa Grape, Primrose. Good For You Gloss: Pleasure and Passion. Blush: Burgundy Rose and Orchid Rose. Lip Liner Pencil: Mauve. Beige and Medium Beige.

What is carmine?

Carmine is a purified version of cochineal extract, used as a dyeing agent in foods and cosmetic products. Cochineal is an insect--a beetle--that is found in Mexico, Central America and South America. The dye, commonly known as carmine, is extracted either from the dried bodies of deceased female cochineal beetles or from the unfertilized eggs laid by female cochineal beetles. The carmine dyes derived from cochineal produce a natural red or pink color.

How are Ecco Bella products tested?

Animal testing is unacceptable to Ecco Bella in any form, because it is both cruel and provides unreliable results. Such testing is not required by law. We test our products on ourselves, and we use ingredients that have been in use for years and which are considered safe. Currently there are alternatives to animal tests that use cell membranes and computer modeling to determine safety.

Are Ecco Bella products safe for those people with allergies or sensitive skin? Are they considered hypoallergenic?

There is no such thing as hypoallergenic. It is marketing hype. Any consumer could, at any time, find themself allergic to any ingredient. At Ecco Bella, we have simplified the formulas, and use very mild ingredients--so allergic reaction is rare. Many people with chemical sensitivities and allergies use our products successfully, but for those with known multiple sensitives, we suggest doing a patch test before applying any new product.

What is the shelf-life of Ecco Bella products?

Skin Care: Approximately 3 years unopened; 1 year opened. For Cosmetics we recommend the following: AFTER OPENING – Mascara: 3 months; Lipcolor/Foundation/Face Powder/Eyeshadow and Blush: 6 months; Sponges: discard every 3 days

Why don't Ecco Bella cosmetics contain talc?

Similar in chemical composition to asbestos, talc is highly migratory in body tissues, and has now been classified to be a "known carcinogen." Talc-based powders have been linked to ovarian cancer, as they can easily work their way up the reproductive tract. As such, it recently was even removed from children's crayons. Why voluntarily put it on your skin? Talc is a base used by most cosmetics companies for eyeshadow, blush and face powders. Ecco Bella has developed an exclusive formula that replaces talc with mica, kaolin, cornstarch and flower wax-coated pigments, for a superior, silky, long-lasting feel.

What are Flower Cutins?

Have you ever noticed how rain and dew tends to "bead" on flower petals, instead of saturating them? That is because each petal is coated with a layer of delicate cutin, which forms a protective barrier on the flower's petals. Without it, the blooms would quickly wilt. Flower cutin is good for your skin, too, creating a layer of protection that keeps your natural moisture from seeping through your makeup, letting you look fresh, longer.

Flower cutin is a by-product of the creation of essential oils for perfume. Flower cutins are the solid materials that are left over after the plant's essential oil is extracted and chilled. This process separates the flower wax (the solid material) from the essential oil, which is sold to create the world's finest perfumes. We use the flower waxes to make our cosmetics silky.

Are Ecco Bella cosmetics "long-lasting"?

Companies that pioneered long-lasting make-up (make-up that stays on for 6 or 8 hours) utilized a silicone-based formula that is very drying to the skin. We do not wish to copy these formulas. Our products last a reasonably long time on the skin because the flower cutins help to prevent the cosmetics from 'moving'.

Is Ecco Bella for men, too?

Absolutely. Men have sensitive skin, just like women, and can benefit from our Skin Care with FortiSomes. Men have a tendency to develop foliculitis, an ingrown hair condition which results from shaving. To prevent this, we recommend the following after shaving: Apply Mist-On Toner, and follow-up with Leave-on Invisible Exfoliant and Blemish Remedy. This will keep the follicles from becoming plugged. The Recharge Day Cream with Ecco Shieldshould be used to prevent sun damage. Many men already enjoy our Water-Free Herbal Body Lotion. This lotion help relieve dry skin on hands and feet, where men need it most.

What are Flowercolor cosmetics?

Flowercolor is make-up from earth minerals infused with precious flower cutins. Just as a flower stays beautiful over time, this flower wax-infused make-up glides on and lasts longer. Professionals use it, and actresses demand it. You'll love it. Look for the refillable compacts for eyeshadow and blush. Gluten-free. Preservative-free*. For sensitive skin. *Foundation and mascara require mild preservatives.

Ordering FAQ

Do you save my credit card details?

We never store your credit card details. That's the short answer. The longer answer is, your details are handled with an industry standard called tokenization, which means that we never have access to any sensitive part of your card data. When you enter your credit card information and click on "Pay", we receive a non-decipherable sequence of characters called a token from our payment processor (the certified company that is connected to VISA, MasterCard and other payment networks). This token is used to reference your particular card, without exposing any of its details to us. We can't use this token to get the actual card data that you have entered.

Can I use more than one coupon on my order?

No only one coupon allowed per order.