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.

NutraChic FAQ

How does NutraChic work to boost collagen?

Our NutraChic Beauty Drink 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, NutraChic 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, NutraChic can help you achieve a glowing, youthful complexion.

Is NutraChic guaranteed to perform?

We’re confident that NutraChic 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 NutraChic regularly. Our founder and our staff won’t start their day without protecting their collagen from the inside.

How long does it take for NutraChic 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. NutraChic 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. NutraChic 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 NutraChic taste like?

NutraChic 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.

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 thenreleasing 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 fromthe inside out. We recommend: NutraChic 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 NutraChic Beauty Drink. 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.

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.