All SkinFare sticks contain the same powerful base blended from just four recognizable ingredients: coconut oil, palm fruit oil, beeswax and castor oil. They have medicinal and cosmetic properties. Each individual flavor combines this multi-purpose base with different essential oils that provide additional benefits to your skin. Every ingredient is USDA certified organic, harvested sustainably, and traded fairly.
Skin is slightly acidic… who knew? It’s a masterful design element that helps protect us from exposure, but even simple washing can reduce acidity, making skin more prone to damage and infection. Enter coconut oil. With a PH value similar to our own sebum, coconut oil can inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. Plus, coconut oil has a huge lauric acid content (around 48%) and since lauric acid has the greatest antiviral activity of all the fatty acids, coconut oil is a mighty defender. Not to mention it has an incredibly small molecular structure so it actually penetrates deeper than other oils. Fundamental.
PALM FRUIT OIL
Antioxidants simplified: think oxidation=rust. Ouch. Here’s the thing… antioxidants are inhibitors of, uh, rust. They can help prevent and repair damage to the skin. Palm fruit oil delivers some serious antioxidants, especially vitamin E. While the most common form of vitamin E is tocopherols, it is only half of the vitamin E family. Palm fruit oil contains tocopherols and tocotrienols- the less common half in the vitamin E-quation. And by the way, the antioxidant power of tocotrienols is nearly 50 times more potent than tocopherols. Simply put, palm fruit oil can keep your cell membranes functioning properly. To find out more about our sustainable source of palm fruit oil click here.
Beeswax is produced by worker honey bees, which they meticulously mold into geometric pockets and fill with honey. Brilliant. Beeswax is impervious to water and unaffected by mildew. It bonds and stabilizes individual oils, creating the perfect compound. Besides, this novel architectural material smells like honey and flower nectar. Why would anyone choose a petroleum derivative? Save the bees!
Moisture is a huge factor in creating the ideal surface ecology for healthy skin. When we wash away the funk (not to mention protective oils) our skin starts loosing fluids through evaporation. Dehydration occurs and cells shrink, leaving cracks and fissures across the landscape of your body. Castor oil acts as a natural humectant: drawing moisture from the air and feeding your thirsty epidermis… restoring flexibility and tone to the weary and withered.
Basil is a powerhouse: reducing stress and boosting mental strength. Amen. Also great for insect bites… particularly mosquitos.
Reduces scars (yes, stretch marks & blemishes too) and resurrects mature skin. Known for arthritis relief.
Lighten & brighten the skin, and your mood! with this known antidepressant. Improves acne and fades discoloration.
Encourages the lymphatic system which unleashes total body healing. Powerful preventative against sagging skin. Good grief!
Reduces inflammation. Calms damaged, itchy, inflamed skin… a treat for sensitive or blemished skin.
Mellow antiseptic that is excellent for acne and dermatitis. Extraordinary healer and scar reducer, surgical marks included.
Promotes circulation and reduces inflammation. Protects skin from environmental damage, offering anti-aging properties galore.
Works wonders for bug bites- disinfecting and numbing on contact. Put it on first next time: bugs hate clove oil!
Natural pain killer that also eases anxiety and calms frayed nerves… Perfect for any boo-boo situation.
Regulates skin hydration and oil production, leaving skin supple & elastic. Excellent bug repellent properties.
Refreshing, invigorating: gets blood flowing to your skin cells in order to deliver nutrients and remove waste.
Epic healing power. Stimulate tissue regeneration and scar reduction. Think of it as the ultimate eraser.
Triple threat: anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflamatory. Stimulating & detoxifying properties are even effective for cellulite.
High in carotene and vitamin A, keeps skin healthy, toned, and wrinkle free. Greatly reduces pore size. Sweet!