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Why soy wax?
Soy wax is a natural alternative to paraffin. It is environmentally friendly, natural and renewable. Soy wax is easily absorbed into the skin. Because it is rich in Vitamin E it is also great to use on psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, cracked skin/heels and rough cuticles. Safe and non-toxic, soy wax helps even skin tone and reduces blotchiness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When the elements attack, soy wax fights back protecting the skin from harmful elements in the environment. And the cherry on top: soy wax is 100% vegetable. Now that’s sweet! #XoxoSugar
What’s Coconut Oil gotta do with it?
We use extra virgin organic coconut oil (EV Coconut Oil). In its unrefined form it recovers the condition of your skin while preventing wrinkles and retaining moisture. EV Coconut Oil contains antimicrobial properties in the capric/caprylic/lauric fatty acid chain. The Vitamin E in it is essential for healthy skin growth and repair of wear and tear on the skin all while keeping skin smooth and protecting against cracks. Proteins in EV Coconut Oil keep the skin healthy and rejuvenated and contribute to cellular health and tissue repair. Use EV Coconut Oil on your lips, as a skin softener and exfoliant for hard/cracked skin especially after strenuous work.
Is Jojoba Oil really the wonder oil I’ve heard it is?
Organic jojoba oil is packed with Vitamins E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine and chromium. It’s actually a type of melted vegetable wax that is found in the seeds of the jojoba plant. Jojoba oil mimics human sebum – an oily substance naturally produced by the oil glands below the skin’s surface. Highly useful in softening dry and irritated spots, jojoba oil restores the skin to a balanced condition. The anti-inflammatory properties are helpful in reducing inflammation caused by skin dryness. Jojoba oil firms the skin, keeps it hydrated & is useful in lessening the appearance of skin wrinkles. The Vitamin E content is effective in getting rid of free radicals that are responsible for aging of the skin and the antioxidants in jojoba oil help in regenerating skin cells.
Are essential oils good for my skin?
Essential oils are a great way to get luminous, glowing skin. High in antibacterial, anti-fungal & anti-viral properties, these oils are also absorbed well by the skin due to their micro molecular size. They do no store in the body making them great for healing, softening and nourishing.
We’re cuckoo for Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter reduces dryness & improves skin elasticity. This all natural body butter is higher in antioxidants than blueberries, which gives it the power to help fight off free radicals that stress and age the skin. Cocoa butter provides deep hydration due to its high fatty acid content that works deep under the skins surface. Great for minor skin irritations like eczema and dermatitis, cocoa butter also smooths chapped and rough lips delivering a perfect pout. The restorative properties help bring the skin back to life and keep it soft and supple. Cocoa butter contains effective healing properties with antioxidants that battle scars, scratches and stretch marks. This butter packs a powerful vitamin punch with A, B1, B2, B3, C, E & three active skin reagents – oleic, stearic & palmitic acids.
Mmmmm. Mango Butter.
Mango butter exhibits excellent moisturizing properties that also counter the drying effect of bar soaps and cleansers. An excellent lubricator, mango butter restores and maintains moisture. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, E & C and promotes cell regeneration. Mango butter helps shield against harmful UV rays and soothes sun burned skin. It is the perfect body butter for lessening the appearance of fine lines, treating aging skin and restoring skin elasticity. Melts right onto the skin making it great for massages. Also great in reducing the degeneration of skin cells. Use on ashy, chapping, chafing, rashes, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, skin cracks and tough/rough skin. A natural emolient, mango butter help keep skin smooth, is non-greasy and contains helpful anti-inflammatory properties.
Let’s talk about Shea, baby.
High in vitamin and mineral content, Shea butter is great for dry skin because it treats blemishes, wrinkles, eczema and dermatitis and can be useful on skin allergies, insect bites, sunburns and frostbites. The biochemical and physiological effects make it great for promoting and accelerating wound healing. The moisturizers in shea butter are the same moisturizers produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin. The high vitamin E content help skin stay balanced and clear and vitamin A boosts collagen, hydrates and protects skin from premature aging. Vitamin F has revitalizing properties the skin can soak up. Shea butter contains vegetable fats that boost cell regeneration and cinnamic acid that provides protection against the sun.
Coffee? Really? For my skin?
Caffeine reduces redness and inflammation. It is a dead skin exfoliator, leaving the skin smooth. It banishes cellulite and tightens the skin. Coffee brightens dull skin by improving the blood flow. Loaded with antioxidants that prevent premature skin aging, caffeine inhibits the DNA damage response thus protecting the skin against the adverse effects of UVB. The qualities in coffee signal tissue repair so it regulates cell regrowth which helps retain hydration, increase collage and skin elasticity. Coffee enhances blood circulation, leaving skin healthy, energized and effectively reducing the swelling of tissues. The skin absorbs moisture better after coffee exfoliation. Coffee contains a free radicals scavenger which helps to neutralize reactions caused by oxidation which are the primary cause of acne and eczema.
Baking Soda to detox.
Sodium bicarbonate also known as baking soda is an acne fighter and blemish buster. A natural antibiotic that cures underlying fungal infections on hands and feet, baking soda also speeds the healing of acne damage and draws out infection caused by blackheads while loosening tough skin to make blackheads easier to extract. It is a mild antiseptic with great anti-inflammatory properties. Baking soda opens pores and aids in absorbing oil to prevent pores from clogging. Excellent on cuticle care to exfoliate dead, dry skin cells leaving smoother, healthier nail beds. Great for detox and helping to regulate your body’s pH, baking soda is also useful in relieving insect bites and soothing the itchiness of ivy/oak, psoriasis and sun burn relief. Lastly, baking soda is an awesome deoderizor helping to eliminate the funk, the whole funk and nothing but the funk.
Epsom salt to soak your cares away.
Epsom salt is not actually a salt. It is a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium regulates the activity of over 325 enzymes, reduces inflammation and helps muscle and nerve function to assist in preventing artery hardening. The sulfates in epsom salt help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches. It also relaxes the nervous system, soothes back pain and aching limbs, eases muscle strain, heals cuts, treats cold and congestion and draws toxins from the body while relieving stress and relaxing the body. Epsom salt helps muscles and nerves function properly by regulating electrolytes in the body all while soothing strains, bruises and easing discomfort of Gout. It is a natural fungus fighter that is great as a dead skin exfoliator and on insect bites, mild sunburn and poison ivy/oak.
Smooth, silky skin brought to you by milk!
Queen Nefertiti bathed in milk to keep her skin smooth and supple. Milk is a great exfoliator due to lactic (alpha hydroxy) acid, which also reduces wrinkles and boosts collagen without irritating the skin. Milk hydrates and brightens the skin and is great as an acne treatment, especially on the back. It clears dead cells present on the surface of the skin and provides beta hydroxy acids that are a natural way to get rid of dry, dead skin and shrink pores. Milk is rich in B vitamins and other potent antioxidants. It helps draw out excess sebum from skin pores on oily skin. The vitamin A content treats dry, flaky, peeling skin which is essential for healthy new cell division. Vitamin D gives youthful, glowing skin and boosts collagen production all while slowing down fine lines and wrinkles and protecting the skin from free radicals that case premature aging and helps fade dark spots and marks. Vitamin D reduces acne & promotes skin elasticity. Vitamin B6 is necessary for new skin cell formation. It keeps skin moisturized and healthy. Biotin is for healthy skin. It heals dry, withered skin and revitalizes dry, cracked skin. Protein is for tissue repair and growth. It promotes strong wrinkle-free skin and lactic acid moisturizes, hydrates and nourishes dry skin. It also keeps skin looking youthful by combating free radicals that age skin. Vitamin B12 heals rough uneven skin. It has skin lightening properties useful for evening out skin discolorations and acne scars. Potassium hydrates and moisturizes skin which solves the problem with dry, itchy skin. Calcium makes up the top most layer of skin. It boosts collagen production and promotes skin elasticity while fighting free radical activity. Magnesium is for youthful, radiant skin. It slows down the aging process of skin. Selenium fights free radicals that cause skin aging. It protects the skin against sun damage and helps maintain skin firmness and elasticity, thereby promoting youthful skin.