At HERCK, we care about providing quality at every step, and our solid perfume formula is no exception. We use premium pharmaceutical-grade ingredients that have passed the most stringent international testing.
Our base formula remains the same across our entire solild perfume range, the only thing we change is the scents.
Our formula is built around using premium pure perfume oil at 20 - 30% concentration. This is why we call our solid scents perfumes and claim 10 x stronger than cologne, which consists of only a 2-4% concentration.
Note: a tiny percentage of people are known to have sensitivities to perfumes. Many of these people tolerate oil and wax-based perfumes much better than alcohol-based perfumes that can aggravate and dry skin, making HERCK solid perfume a better choice for sensitive skin.
CASTOR OIL (ORGANIC)
This silky, light coloured oil provides a luxurious softness to our formula. It's extracted from seeds with a cold-pressed method, producing a virgin castor oil, using no additional chemicals like hexane.
Castor oil is rich in antioxidants making it very stable while providing a soothing, protective barrier to the skin.
SYNTHETIC BEESWAX (VEGAN)
Produced from a blend of fatty acid esters, fatty acids and alcohol. Synthetic Beeswax replicates natural Beeswax's physical and chemical properties while being 100% animal by-product free, and cruelty-free.
Beeswax has some anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties. It also protects against irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe.
Note: the alcohol content in Synthetic Beeswax is miniscule and undetectable in the final solid perfume, and does not impact the travel-safe claims.
SHEA BUTTER (ORGANIC)
Also known as Butyrospermum Parkii, Karité Butter and African Butter, Shea Butter is produced by a solvent-free cold-pressed hand-extraction method from the nuts of Karité trees. These trees grow in the Sahel region extending from West to East Africa, from Guinea and Senegal to Uganda and South Sudan.
Nicknamed "women's gold" due to the international use of Shea Butter providing employment and income to more than 3-million women in Africa, this non-toxic, edible butter is rich in antioxidant vitamins A, E and F. It is commonly used to soothe and soften irritated skin.
JOJOBA SEED OIL (ORGANIC)
Jojoba Oil, pronounced ho-ho-ba, is rich in vitamins E and B, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Jojoba Oil closely mimics the skin's sebum, helping balance natural skin oils and soothe sensitive, dry skin.
Our organic Jojoba Oil is cold pressed and refined without chemicals through a colour reduction process using organic clay and filteration.
Our Tocopherol antioxidant is a natural vitamin E product derived from GMO-free Soybean Oil. It contains mixed tocopherols that protect HERCK solid perfume from oxidising while providing additional antioxidant protection to your skin.
Tocopherols are a naturally occurring antioxidant present in numerous plant-derived oils and in healthy skin. They're prized for anti-ageing and protective properties.
Zinc Oxide is a white, insoluble powder that forms a protective barrier on the skin, preventing skin dryness and cell damage. It's hypo-allergenic and often used in diaper rash products as well as sensitive-skin-safe sun protection creams.