Drop the soap, at least for you face!
15 years ago I stopped using soap on my face and went to just sea salt. I still had acne and could never figure it out.
7 years ago, with 13 years of herbs and nutrition uner my belt at that time, I started powdering my sea salt and playing with additions like spirulina, oatmeal, and herbs. Suddenly I was cranking out gallon size bottles and giving it away to friends who kept coming back for more because their acne was gone and their skin was feeling amazing.
A company was born on accident, but it was just the beginning of my journey toward being a hub of natural skin care products. Clients started calling with problems and I started fixing them.
I am passionate about my facewash and here is why:
1. Soap, even natural handmade soaps, are made to strip the skin of oil. This inevitably causes imbalance.
2. My facewashes deliver a base of food-grade ingredients full of naturally occurring vitamins and alpha-hydroxy acids.
3. I started to see clearly that no two people are alike when it comes to skin care and everyone needed a different blend of herbs to fix certain problems. Through asking clients many questions, I began to see where the problems were likely stemming from and what the skin needed to right itself.
4. Don't put things on your skin that you wouldn't put in your mouth.
5. My retention rate once someone orders is 95%. I keep my clients for life because it works.
Benefits of Each Ingredient
Organic Oats- Oats have been used for skin maladies since 2000 bc. They should not be forgotten as one of the original skin remedies. Oats contain sopanins which attach to impurities and gently remove excess oil from the skin with absolutely no drying or tightening of the skin. Colloidal oatmeal was recognized by the FDA as a skin protectant in 2003. It is one of the few herbs recognized in the United States for its natural properties. Oats 6 major components that are recognized as scientifically beneficial for skin. Avenanthramides (anti-itch, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-irritant), avenacins (sopanin and anti-fungal), flavanoids (anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory), phenolics (antioxidant), Beta-Glucan (sought after skin ingredient now because it is highly penetrative and has shown to have more ling term hydration protection than hyaluronic acid, speeds healing), lipids (work to protect the skin, antioxidant), and peptides.
Oats provide all those benefits and otherwise expensive components in one beautiful place.
Sea salt- natural detoxifier, highly effective anti-bacterial, exfoliator.
Himalayan Pink Salt- provides minerals and trace minerals in their ultimate natural form for the skin.
Organic Yucca Root Powder- also known as "soap root." This is a wonderful natural cleanser and lathers slightly on it's own. Not only does it cleanse, it also contains a wealth of nutrition for the skin: calcium, potassium, Vitamins A, B and C, iron, copper, manganese, and phosphorus.
Organic Cape Aloe Vera- Cape Aloe is the world's most active aloe vera with twice as many healing monosacharides and up to 3 times the amino acid content of typical aloe vera. Cape Aloe is such a wonderful skin treatment because it can be applied to the most tender and sensitive skin with amazing results. Cape Aloe grows only in the lowest region of South Africa and was not available in the United States until recently.
Organic Spirulina- spirulina is one of the most complete forms of protein and nutrition. It is a concentrated form of vitamins, minerals, proteins and carotendoids -- a type of antioxidant. Spirulina contains vitamin E, beta-carotene, vitamin B complex, zinc, copper, iron, manganese and gamma linoleic acid.
Here is the full list of herbs that can be added to customize your daily routine and maximize effects
Brazen Herb Menu
For customizing Facewashes and Clay Masks
Barley Grass*: Delivers manganese, phosphorus, and copper, vitamin C, selenium (particularly helpful for skin elasticity). In general, deeply nutrative for supporting healthy skin
Burdock Root*: Detoxifying and acne treatment. Active ingredients: Arcigen, Chlorogenic acid, Lactone, Taraxosterols, Polyacetylenes, Flavonoids, Inulin . I also recommend burdock tea or capsules for acne treatment.
Butcher's Broom*: Treatment for rosacea, constricts vessels and reduces swelling- also treats under eye puffiness and dark circles
Calendula Flowers*- It has been used to treat a variety of skin diseases and has been seen effective in treatment of skin ulcerations, eczema, juvenile acne and dry phthiriasis. Improvement has been seen in as little as 3-4 days of treatment according to the Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie.Contains chemicals, which have been shown in studies to speed wound-healing by increasing blood flow to the affected area and promoting the production of collagen proteins. Calendula also possesses anti-septic and anti-inflammatory effects due to its flavonoid content.
Chaga Mushroom*- Chaga is becoming all the rage and chaga skin care is soaring. Uused in Russia by dermatologists and aestheticians in topical preparations to fight skin infections, wrinkles,hyperpigmentation, premature aging, sun damage, spider veins, broken capillaries, scars, cellulite, andstretch marks.
Chia Seed Powder*: High in omega 3 acids and the subtle gel can help hold moisture against the skin
Coffee*- finely powdered: More and more research is showing benefits of coffee and caffeine range from skin cancer protection to sun protection to temporarily lifting and tightening the skin
Comfrey*: Studies show: anti-inflammatory, de-swelling, contains allantoin, a substance that helps new skin cells grow, wound healer
Cornflowers*- Extremely soothing to irritated skin and puffy eyes
Cranesbill (Geranium) Root*:High in tannins- a treatment for wrinkles and infection, astringent- reduce pores
Cucumber Concentrate: An intense source of vitamin K, which is known to topically help skin heal faster, reduce dark circles and uneven skin tone, and assist with rosacea
Gentian Root*: Used to treat wounds and even cancer. Lab studies show gentian root caused cell death of cancer cells when applied, but did not affect healthy cells or DNA.
Green Tea*:An age-old skin fortifier, full of nutritional components and anti-age factors, scientific study shows green tea actually slows production of sebum. (some clients have shown sensitivity around the eyes)
Horsetail*:Great source of silica and phospherous which treats blemishes like acne and boils effectively. Important nutrative for aging skin.
Lemongrass*:Minimize pores, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, adds beautiful smell
Meadowsweet*:Extremely effective anti-inflammatory. One fascinating clinical trial applied meadowsweet to women with cervical dysplasia and it was very effective in reversing dysplasia or greatly reducing number of pre-cancerous cells.
Multani Mitti Clay: This clay is the result of decomposed volcanic ash. Flushes out toxins. Deep cleansing. Helps to remove impurities and dead skin cells
Orange Peel*:Components of citrus oils are not only anti-bacterial, but are very unique in free-radical scavengers and have proven to kill cancer cells in scientific studies and citrus peel has some of the most ardent anti-bacterial and anti-aging components that science is still trying to understand.
Patchouli Leaf Fortified*:Patchouli is shown to not only strengthen the skin against UV ray damage in scientific studies, also a well-known anti-aging oil that regenerates new skin and is anti-fungal
Plantain Leaf*: One of the most widely used folk remedies for wounds, inflammation, rashes, and historically applied to heal all sorts of damaged skin
Rose Hips Powder: Rich in Vitamin C and natural anti-oxidant properties and can be used in skin care products to improve the elasticity of the skin and as an astringents. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Watermelon Powder- rich in Vitamin C and naturally occurring carbohydrates and amino acids. It supports the UV-stressed immune system of the skin and can be used to prevent photo-aging. This extract also helps to protect the skin from every day toxins and promotes cell-renewal.
Witch Hazel*: Strong astringent and anti-oxidant, used historically for eczema and psoriasis
White Willow Bark Concentrate: concentrate powder Aged skin and acne. Scientific studies show improvement of lines and wrinkles within 1 week and very noticeable improvement in 6 weeks.
* Denotes Organic
Personalize your skincare for your problems! Don’t follow the line from other companies that all conditions need one answer.