Benefits of Our Ingredients


A lot of times, you can see WHAT'S in a bath and body, or nail care product, but you don't know WHY. Well, Dark Moon Esscentuals wants you to know WHY I chose the ingredients I did for my Cuticle Crack oil- which are the base ingredients in almost all of my products!

You'll notice in my Foaming Whipped Sugar Scrubs, Lunar Balm, as well as other products that I do currently, and will be carrying contains the same oils I use in my Cuticle Crack. But why?

Well, when I started researching nail health care and what I could use to help my nails grow, and then stay, strong and healthy I knew I needed something lightweight and fast absorbing. In my research I came across Argan oil. 

Argan oil comes from the argan tree nut. It is a fabulous oil that is said to speed healing, moisturize, and maximizes nail and cuticle care. It's a lighter weight oil and absorbs quickly.

Jojoba oil is super moisturizing for nails! It's said to be able to repair damaged collagen matrix in nail beds which definitely encourages nail growth. It also is a lighter, quicker absorbing oil. This is important for those of us who work with our hands. We can't be working with oily, greasy hands! :)

Vitamin E oil is known as an antioxidant. It is said to correct some nail issues and disorders. It's excellent for nails and the skin around it. And when your cuticles are happy, your nails are happy! 

Grapeseed oil is also loaded with antioxidants, Vitamins E, C, and D (wow!!) and the clincher for me with this oil was because it wasn't greasy and heavy. It didn't smell like anything particular, and it plays well with other oils!

So you see, while the types of oils I use can be pricey, having long, strong nails that I do since using these oils together are worth it! I have used MANY cuticle/nail oils over the last 20 years, and some had several oils in them. I wanted to create something that had just a few great oils instead of having several oils. I believe I've done that with my Cuticle Crack! Because in the end, what we're all after is strong, healthy nails and cuticles.

But, we're also after healthy skin! And the oils I've put into my Cuticle Crack serve another purpose- they benefit not only nails and cuticles, but SKIN in general! So, when you use my Whipped Foaming Sugar Scrub, or my Lunar Body Butter and other products, you're going to get the benefits of the oils in Cuticle Crack all over your body! And for those of us who live in climates with harsh, cold, winters our skin needs the hydrating and moisture that the oils provide!

So, now you know WHY I chose the oils I did for my products, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!!!