Four years ago, Cindy Jones, PhD, Boulder County’s own botanical microbiological chemist, expanded her flagship company, Sagescript Institute, to include an innovative line of skin care products that she named Colorado Aromatics. In these reasonably priced, hand-crafted products, she incorporates the best anti-aging additives in the industry. From Vitamin C to green tea, from peptides to parsley, her products are meticulously tested for purity, safety and effectiveness.
Dr. Jones is a Boulder County transplant from Columbus, Ohio. One benefit of her relocation to Longmont is that the local climate makes for more pure, potent herbs and botanicals. Another benefit of her living in Boulder County is that the community is especially enlightened and increasingly receptive to her practice.
One of Dr Jones’s most prized product formulations is her Springtide Anti-Aging Cream, a buttery hydrater that may have tri-peptide blended in, upon request. Peptides are the latest technology in anti-aging skin care. Dr. Jones offers skin care businesses her services in creating their own unique, specialized product lines. She also provides microbiological testing for products of other companies.
For her own personal use, aesthetician Amy Ramirez especially appreciates these Colorado Aromatics products: (1) the Botanical Oat Cleanser with jojoba beads – it hydrates the complexion, smoothes, and the fragrance is fantastic and (2) the Razz Skin Tightening Serum. This serum is oil-free, containing the skin care industry’s leading moisturizing ingredient – hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the dermis. It keeps skin youthfully hydrated and supple through its outstanding ability to hold up to 1,000 times its cellular weight in water. Compared to similar hyaluronic serums on the market, Colorado Aromatics price point of $14.25 is certainly a bargain. Lastly, there is a hand-blended Hydrating, Lightening Masque that is a favorite new product of this esthetician. This luxe addition to the line effectively moisturizes as well as minimizes any stubborn discoloration brought on by inflamed acne or hormonal fluctuations.
Perhaps one of Dr. Jones’ most ingenious creations is her Foot and Body Powder that combats foot odor and inhibits heat rash. The best-selling product from her line is the multipurpose Knuckle Balm that also works as a diaper rash cream and as an eczema and psoriasis alleviater. One of Ramirez’s most reactive (hyper-sensitive) complected clients tried this particular product and had no problem.
In order to extend the life of Colorado Aromatics and other organic products, containers should be closed completely when not in use and handled in a sanitary fashion. Furthermore, these products can be stored in the refrigerator. [Refrigeration also enhances the pleasurable effect of Colorado Aromatic PH balanced toners/misters during the warm-weather months.] Even without refrigeration or proper handling, the potency of the natural cream or liquid formulations can last up to a year, with the more solid, oil-based solutions lasting even longer. Although Dr. Jones never uses parabens because of consumer requests, she does emphasize the importance of preservatives in cosmetics in order to assure the safety of the user. Rubbing a product on to the skin that contains bacteria or fungus can lead to serious consequences.
Strict sunscreen regulations prevent Dr. Jones from incorporating standard sun proofing factors in her products.* Instead, she utilizes several fruit, vegetable, and plant extracts that contain a natural spf, such as green tea and raspberry seed oil, as skin protectants. Raspberry seed oil is utilized in Colorado Aromatics lip balm and face cream. Dr. Jones is also a proponent of wearing hats and sleeves as primary protection from UV rays. Having spent a substantial portion of her career on cancer research, she is also an expert on carcinogens and antioxidants. She has shared her knowledge as a consultant, professor, and researcher, authoring several articles in well-respected scholastic journals.
Dr. Jones and her associates can be found selling Colorado Aromatics at the weekly Farmers Markets in Longmont and occasionally in Boulder. You can also purchase these remarkable products – and several other wellness boosters, online, at coloradoaromatics.com.
Related Q & A with Dr. Jones can be found within Amy Ramirez’s Denver Wellness Examiner articles, titled Colorado Aromatics – Products well-made for your well-being.
* Legislation on skin care manufacture happens to be so rigorous that it is one of the safest industries in the U.S.