What is in our products?
Skin Dirt: Cane Sugar, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil(Wet Milled), Castille Soap, Activated Charcoal(ground mesh Coconut Shells), Lavender and Peppermint E.O.
Available in 2 sizes: 2 ounces & 16 ounces
Face Dirt: Cane Sugar, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil(Wet Milled), Castille Soap, Activated Charcoal(triple ground Coconut Shells) Lavender or Peppermint E.O.
Available in 1 size: 8 ounces
*The main difference between Skin Dirt and Face Dirt is that Face Dirt has been triple ground in order to offer a gentler exfoliant. Yes, Skin Dirt is ok on your face, it's just more exfoliant.
Skin Mud: Cane Sugar, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil(Wet Milled), Castille Soap, Bentonite Clay, Lavender or Peppermint E.O.
Available in 3 sizes: 2 ounces, 8 ounces & 16 ounces
Lip Service: Cane Sugar, Carolina Honey, Coconut Oil(Wet Milled), Mara Cuja Oil & Peppermint E.O.
Available in 2 ounces
Chomper Cleaner: Baking Soda, Coconut Oil(Wet Milled), Activated Charcoal Powder(Coconut Shells) & Peppermint E.O.
All Ingredients in our 'Mad Hat' explained:
Activated Charcoal: Activated Charcoal is used in far more things than anyone realizes, it purifies our drinking water, our air, doctors use it in case of ingested poison, our soldiers and first responders use it in their gas masks and full body suits.
We grind virgin coconut shells by hand that have been heated to over 800 degrees making their max surface capacity one of the most porous in the world. How porous? A single gram of active charcoal has the surface area of 5400 square feet - the size of a football field.
Why use this ingredient?: We use Activated Charcoal for its adsorption qualities. As quickly as your water flows through your Brita water filter is all the time that our products need pull out any toxins, impurities, acne, bacteria, clogged pores or black heads. Anything that Activated Charcoal deems as inorganic it will adsorb, trap and will wash away in your shower or sink. The only thing Activated Charcoal does not go after is moisture(moisture is organic) so it will not dry out your skin. However, any rashes, excema, psoriasis, shingles, cold sores, dermatitis, athlete's foot, candida, keratosis pilaris and many others it will help clear up and flush out.
When used in our Tooth Paste, Activated Charcoal will help eliminate stains such as coffee, red wine, tea, tobacco, sodas and anything else you've gotten into. It also helps kill bad breath and bacteria causing bad breath.
Bentonite Clay (Skin Mud): We use a Natural Sodium Bentonite Clay formed from volcanic ash that is mined from Wyoming where around 50 million years ago volcanos erupted leaving behind this mineral rich clay. Bentonite Clay has a negative electromagnetic charge that when activated by water acts like a magnet pulling out toxins and impurities. It also has an effect on the body's pH and provides the body with minerals such as sodium and calcium.
Why use this ingredient?: We use Bentonite Clay for its gentler detoxing qualities. Bentonite Clay is a mineral and will help detox your face and body in a gentler more organic way leaving your skin more hydrated smoothing out fine lines and creases. This mineral will help detox, purify and rid the body of any metals but unlike Activated Charcoal which is what is used in hospitals and is exceptional at ridding the body of anything inorganic Bentonite will leave your body with more hydration and scant deposits of magenese, calcium and sodium. This is a product that is better for skin with more life experience or for those who reside in drier, colder climates.
Coconut Oil: This is truly a wonder oil. Not only will coconut oil help reduce fine lines, hydrate the skin, reduce redness and swelling, help even skin tones and reduce sun spots, but it has many medicinal advantages as well. Coconut oil helps kill bacteria, fungus, some viruses and helps to clear up infections. Our coconut oil is wet milled and not processed, it comes from a 500 year old coconut farm in the Philipines. We use the most pure and potent form of coconut oil found in the world.
Why use this ingredient?: Conocut oil is anti viral, anti fungal and anti bacterial. Whatever your skin ailment this wonder oil will help. Any rashes, excema, psoriasis, shingles, cold sores, dermatitis, athlete's foot, candida, keratosis pilaris this is the miracle oil that will help clear up your skin.
When used in our Tooth Paste, Coconut oil will help remineralize tooth enamel, helps against receding gums and if gargeled is a nice alternative to oil pulling, which some of us just can't handle, me included.
Sugar: It is a great exfoliant the skin, helping remove dull and lifeless skin while encouraging new cell growth. Sugar is a natural humectant drawing moisture to the skin to hydrate and rejuvenate. Bacteria can not breed in sugar making this a great base for this miraculous product.
Why use this ingredient?: My big 5:
1. Sugar is round molecularly and will not scrap or scratch like salt molecules. Think of sugar like Flinestone tires.
2. Cannot breed bacteria
3. Pulls hydrogen to the skin which is a natural hydrate.
4. Helps boost collagen production!
5. Does not burn like hell if you have shaved your legs.
Olive Oil: Used by the Romans to clean this is an oil that has proven its worth throughout the years. It moisturizes, helps rejuvenate and elasticize the skin, it is an antioxidant, as well as helping ward off and heal exczema, sunburn.
Why use this ingredient?: Olive oil is not only a cleaning and healing oil but hydrating as well that will not leave you over-greased or clog your pores.
Castile Soap: This is a big part of what makes our scrub so different, it cleans not just exfoliates and hydrates. Started in 1529, this is an all natural soap made from olive oil making it a gentle yet effective cleanser that contain no harsh chemicals.
Why use this ingredient?: Even though I loved sugar scrubs I could never quite figure out when to cleanse. When do I shower? Certainly not after I scrub and wash all of the oils off, and not before because the oils from the scrub need to be cleaned off. I went ahead and added a cleanser in so our scrubs are a one shot deal, it's all in there- cleanser, hydrater, detoxifier, exfoliant, all there.
Castile Soap contains no dyes, detergents, lye, glycerine or preservatives, so there is nothing to dry your skin only a truly clean cleanser.
Honey: Did you know that honey is one of the only foods on the planet that never spoils? Honey found in the tombs of the Egyptians can still be sampled to this day. Just like our use of Activated Charcoal, the Egyptians did it the first and they did it the best because to this day honey is still an active ingredient in everything from medicine, food and skin and hair care.
Why use this ingredient?: Honey is a natural humectant and pulls hydrogen to the skin helping the skin to plump and stay hydrated whilst ridding anyone of crackicking or peeling lips curing sun or wind burned lips. Honey is also one of the strongest antibacterials there is, so it is perfect for helping clear up acne. It also helps open up skin pores so that they maybe cleaned out helping rid lips of lip liner stains or clogged pores.
Maracuja Oil: It is an oil of the Passionflower plant that penetrates right into the skin preventing oil from leaving. It is an extremely rich emollient used to help soothe itching, flaking and cracking, as well as a powerful antioxidant.
Why use this ingredient? We use this in our Lip Service because it is one of the most powerful oils out there and it works. It stops cracking, bleeding and peeling winter lips. It helps stops the feathering and bleeding of lips and its antioxidants work hard at turning back sun and wind damage, even smoker damage to lips.
Sodium Bicarbonate(Baking Soda): Is an astringent that helps remove stains and whiten the teeth by releasing free radicals which break down the stain molecules on your enamel. Sodium Bicarbonate will also help reduce tartar, plaque build up and also fight bad breath. Please do take note that while Baking Soda is amazing for overall dental hygiene and quality it is an astringent and slightly abrasive, overuse can cause harm to your enamel. Please use with care and responsibility.
Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother:
First and foremost, what is Mother and why is this a benefit? Think of the Mother of ACV as being like the pulp in non concentrated fruit juice, it is where all the good stuff resides. That is why it is so important for us to include the Mother in our Ugly Mug Face Masque. Mother is the active ingredient in ACV that is lost when processed but contains all of the good bacteria and nutrients.
Here are my top reasons for using Apple Cider Vinegar in our Masque:
1. An excellent toner Rich with hydroxy acids that will remove dead skin and brighten.
2. Will not strip your skin of essential hydration
3. Normalizes your pH balance and maintains a healthy alkaline state which helps control both dry zones and oil zones on our ever changing facial makeup.
4. Helps counteract fine lines, wrinkles and sun/age spots.
5. Replenishes the skin with vitamins A, B1, B6, C and the ever important E.
6. It's malic acids make it anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. It will help kill any acne bacteria, black heads or anything at bay and think twice about coming back.