Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SkinFare Review & Giveaway Ends 2/15/13 at 7 PM EST


If you are like me, then you haven't ever heard of SkinFare.  I found SkinFare on twitter and I was immediately intrigued.  I went to their website to read up on them and found out what they are about.  Organic Skincare sticks containing only USDA certified organic ingredients.  They are to be applied everywhere you have skin with convenient application for travel anywhere in a recycled package that is biodegradable and handmade in Asheville, North Carolina.

About SkinFare:
According to the Environmental Working Group the average American uses 10 personal care products each day exposing themselves to 126 different cosmetic chemicals. Without a degree in chemistry, even scrutinizing consumers are perplexed trying to decipher the ingredients on their favorite soaps, shampoos or lotions. Data is mounting regarding potential health risks associated with toxic cosmetic chemicals.

Unbelievably, manufacturers may use any ingredient or raw material, except for certain color additives and a few prohibited substances, to market a cosmetic product without government review or approval. Essentially, manufacturers regulate themselves through an industry appointed panel, the Cosmetics Ingredient Review (CIR). Additionally, the FDA does not define or regulate the use of the term “organic” as it applies to cosmetics, body care, or personal care products. Only the USDA can guarantee organic standards but they have no authority over the production and labeling of cosmetics, body care products, and personal care products that are not made up of agricultural ingredients.

WE BELIEVE THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE.  
SAFETY:

All product ingredients must be labeled accurately, have established safety data, and have no risk of being exposed to contamination via manufacturing or packaging.

IMPACT:

All materials must be sustainable, biodegradable, reusable, or recyclable and have energy efficient processing techniques available throughout entire lifecycle.

SOURCING:

All ingredient suppliers must present organic certification issued by a USDA accredited certifier showing compliance with the National Organic Program and exhibit consistent pursuit of social equity.

 

I received all of their products to review.  The first one I tried is the Verdant Remedy.  Tone, Restore, Brighten.  Basil - Basil is a powerhouse: reducing stress and boosting mental strength.  Amen.  Also great for insect bites...particularly mosquitoes.  Galbanum - Reduces scars (yes, stretch marks and blemishes too) and resurrects mature skin.  Known for arthritis relief.  Bergamot - Lighten and brighten the skin, and your mood!  With this known antidepressant.  Improves acne and fades discoloration.

 The Apothecary Prime.  Heal, Sooth, Clarify.  Sage - encourages the lymphatic system which unleashes total body healing.  Poewrful preventative against sagging skin.  Good grief!  Chamonmile - Reduces inflammation.  Clams damaged, itchy, inflamed skin.  A treat for sensitive or blemished skin.  Thyme - Mellow antiseptic that is excellent for acne and dermatitis.  Extraordinary healer and scar reducer, surgical marks included.

The Heirloom Elixir Invigorate, Tighten, Refresh.  Ginger - Triple Threat:  anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory.  Stimulating and Detoxifying properties are even effective for cellulite.  Carrot: High in carotene and vitamin A, keeps skin healthy, toned and wrinkle free.  Greatly reduces pore size.  Sweet!  Spearmint - calms itchy, irritated skin.  Eases headache and soothes stomachache.  Antiseptic wound care wonder.

Topical Nourishment Defend, Balance, Repair.  Palmarosa: Skin hydration and oil production, leaving skin supple and elastic.  Excellent bug repellant properties.  Rosemary:  Refreshing, invigorating: gets blood flowing to your skin cells in order to deliver nutrients and remove waste.  Helichrysum:  Epic healing power.  Stimulate tissue regeneration and scar reduction.  Think of it as the ultimate eraser.


Thunder Cake Energize, Relieve, Protect.  Nutmeg:  Promotes circulation and reduces inflammation.  Protects skin from environmental damage, offering anti-aging properties galore.  Clove:  Works wonders for bug bites, disinfecting and numbing on contact.  Put it on first next time.  Bugs hate clove oil!  Anise:  Natural pain killer that also eases anxiety and calms frayed nerves.  Perfect for any boo boo situation.

You can win one of each of these amazing SkinFare sticks.  I have been using these for the past couple weeks and I love them.  I highly recommend these products.  Please give them a try.

Giveaway:
(you must follow my blog publicly on google friend connect, leave a separate comment for each entry you complete, put your email address in your comment if it's not visible on your blogger profile, contiguous US only, no po boxes)

Mandatory Entry:

Go to Skin Fare's website and tell me something you liked or learned.

Extra Entries:

Like SkinFare on facebook, leave a comment with your facebook name letting me know you are their fan.

Follow SkinFare on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name letting me know you follow.

Follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/#!/fdp4life leave a comment letting me know your twitter name.

Like Let's Eat 2 Day on facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lets-Eat-2-Day/127260644023896 leave a comment with your facebook name letting me know you are my fan.

You can enter up to five times.  I will use random.org to select the winner once the giveaway is over at 7 PM on 02/15/13.  I will email the winner and they will have 72 hours to respond to my email with their mailing address or I will have to select another winner.  Thank you for reading and participating.

Full Disclosure:  I received samples to review, the opinions expressed are my own. 


  Winner selected and emailed:



Karen said... 19
All SkinFare sticks contain the same powerful base blended from just four recognizable ingredients: coconut oil, palm fruit oil, beeswax and castor oil.

 

 

49 comments:

Stephanie Larison said...

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Stephanie Larison said...

I learned: According to the Environmental Working Group the average American uses 10 personal care products each day exposing themselves to 126 different cosmetic chemicals.

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Hi, I know this is not the place to request it, but I am looking for your email address...I have looked all over and can't find it.

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Yona Williams said...

I like the concept, but I also really like the packaging design. A really cute line of products. I like Thundercake.

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Natalie B said...

I like the Thunder Cake stick

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oceanrena said...

Verdant Remedy

Diane52 said...

I learned that the average person uses 10 products a day.
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michedt said...

I learned that they are all made from PALM FRUIT OIL.
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Tonya Dean said...

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Tonya Dean said...

Every ingredient is USDA certified organic, harvested sustainably, and traded fairly.

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Karen said...

All SkinFare sticks contain the same powerful base blended from just four recognizable ingredients: coconut oil, palm fruit oil, beeswax and castor oil.

Becca Ann said...

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I want to try the Thunder Cake
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Kim (Randominities) said...

Heirloom Elixir is one I'd love to try.

Kim (Randominities) said...

I like skin faire on facebook:

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Gianna said...

Apothecary Prime.

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ferriz said...

they are made of palm fruit oil.

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kathy pease said...

I like the Topical Nourishment

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lilyk said...

I learned that all of their products are handmade in Asheville, North Carolina.

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kelley c said...

I like the coconut oil stick, I'm a big fan of the coconut oil.

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/\Heather/\ said...

Thunder Cake seems to be an amazing little creation. Love it already.

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