We have evolved. Revolved, perhaps.
People used to be artisans, producing everything in their homes and trading and bartering with others. People grew their own food, worked their land, and were connected to the earth in a real way every day.
The Industrial Revolution changed that. Suddenly everything could be made cheaply, far away, and in mass quantities. At first those industries provided careers to help create the consumers for all these goods. But as economies became more and more efficient, those workers were slowly and steadily phased out. The jobs that remained were mostly at the very bottom tier requiring minimal skills and providing equally little pay and, even worse, no fulfillment.
Seeking better opportunities, a growing number of these workers have moved into the new economy—a sales, service, and manufacturing industry made possible through the web and its ability to keep us all connected. We are the new artisans—designers, thinkers, and other culture creators. Manufacturing and retail will never go away. But now a premium is placed on specialty products and curated collections. A renewed appreciation for quality acknowledges that the best rarely comes out of a factory.
This is what drives us. The excitement and the opportunity to create something truly special. Every day.
The skin, like the body, has the extraordinary ability to heal itself. Our job is to facilitate that regenerative process and administer the right natural elements to increase, support and accelerate that incredible transformation for your ultimate luminosity, vitality and health.
Always remember the body is natural, and the original source of nutrients and oils necessary for body, skin, hair and scalp regeneration are found in nature: plants, herbs, nuts, fruits, seeds, stems, leaves and flowers. These contain the phytonutrients that share distinct molecular and structural similarities, and have the same natural regenerative abilities as the oils and nutrients in the body. This likeness of biochemistry, or bio-match, has a natural vibrational alignment and activates the regenerative cellular process in the body that safely and effectively regenerates, heals, nourishes and protects our skin, scalp and hair.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to incoming bacteria, pathogens or microbes. In order for the skin to begin it's own natural healing process, it must be calmed with soothing anti-inflammatories. Then the skin can begin rejuvenating, building back cellular structure while restoring its natural balance and defense processes. Antioxidants are also needed to stop cellular destruction while igniting the production of collagen and elastin — the very essence of skin structure that makes it appear plump, full and healthy.
To CLEANSE the skin properly is the first step to removing unwanted bacteria, dirt, pollution and imbalanced or excessive oil that can cause inflammation and disruptions to the skin, such as blemishes and problem skin.
A gentle, pH balanced Cleanser that delivers transformative nutrients into the cells is essential to both reinforce moisture protection and preserve the skin’s natural defense system, the acid mantle barrier. Daily practice facilitates balance and a healthy cellular response resulting in a clearer, brighter complexion.
EXFOLIATE to remove unwanted dead, dull skin cells and reveal fresh, bright new skin. Exfoliation is vital to having clear skin and also triggers the skin to produce collagen and elastin, crucial proteins that create and form the shape and foundation of the skin. Without weekly exfoliation, serums, hydrators and creams can not fully penetrate the skin and bacteria can become trapped underneath the dead cells.
Like cleansing and exfoliating, we must DETOX the skin to release unwanted bacteria, microbes, dirt and imbalanced oil that inhibit your body’s own powerful natural, healing process. Think of it as a deep cleaning; if you are not detoxing the skin regularly, the deeper dirt, imbalanced oil, bacteria and microbes will prevent other skin care products from doing their job while contributing to blocked pores which cause disruptions.
HYDRATE. Remember, the foundation of skin and its cells is water. When dry, patchy or flaky, the skin's moisture level is compromised and prone to a myriad of problems, including the accelerated appearance of facial lines. Proper skin hydration reboots circulation in the skin to restore balance and deliver nutrients to cells, literally plumping them with water.
For optimum cellular hydration, the vitamin-infused water in the Hydrating Accelerator "relaxes" cell surface tension to open up the skin and trap water while a natural moisturizer will lock it in.
MOISTURIZE and nourish the skin with active herbal serums, oils, balms, and creams, which deliver rich, plant nutrients and antioxidants to support cellular regeneration. Proper moisturizing effectively binds surface skin cells to reinforce and create a barrier between the environment and the skin. Moisturizing keeps harmful microbes out and locks hydration in the skin, plumping cells with water, and maintaining circulation which helps deliver nutrients to cells.
PROTECT the skin from the environment and pollution, through a combination of moisturizing, applying herbal antioxidants, and Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB SPF coverage. Natural, non-nano Zinc Oxide sunscreens not only protect skin cells from being broken down by damaging solar rays, but also work as an anti inflammatory agent to help moisturize and trap hydration in the skin. Moisturizers with SPF (and big hats!) are imperative to skin preservation.
Cleanse. Exfoliate. Detox. Hydrate. Moisturize. Protect. All of these steps are deeply interrelated and necessary for healthy skin and optimum results of each skin care product.
HAIR, FOLLICLE AND SCALP
Beautiful, shiny hair starts in the follicle and scalp.
Hair is fed from inside the body. Blood vessels inside the dermal papilla nourish the cells that divide and grow the hair shaft. As they develop, they continuously push the previously formed cells upwards and ultimately out of the scalp as beautiful, shiny hair.
Remember, eating nutrient dense foods, and minimizing and managing stress encourages strong, shiny hair. The hair is formed through the nutrient uptake it receives from the blood. Raising the heart rate with cardiovascular exercise stimulates circulation which also encourages healthy hair growth.
We can also offer excellent topical solutions to encourage strong, healthy hair.
Hair is simple in structure, made mostly of a very strong protein called Keratin, a little bit of oil and moisture. When the hair grows out of the follicle it hardens and dies becoming the hair you see, lubricated and protected by the bodies natural oils. Oils work to soften and add sheen to the hair and moisturize and protect the scalp against the environment.
The right shampoos and conditioners effectively cleanse the hair and scalp while retaining the scalp's natural oil balance. Rich plant oils help protect, soften and add shine and reflection. Shampoos with specific herbal infusions stimulate the scalp and follicle encouraging strong, continued hair growth.
Our herbal infused vitamin water, organic aloe vera, herbal extracts, black soap and plant oils work in combination to cleanse, soften and add shine while stimulating blood circulation to the follicle for strong, healthy hair.