It’s dry and cold this morning and it’s got me thinking about skin. I know — shocker! Everything — the weather, our diet, sleep, water consumption, time of year, alcohol & substance habits, even our mood — affects our skin.
Eye creme is great for moisturizing animated and delicate skin with few oil glands — it’s formulated to be both gentle and rich. It comes in tiny pots and promises magic for our most sensitive skin. My issue lies in wanting the precious creme for my eyes AND neck, décolletage and face when I need it. Like today.
When the weather gets cold and dry and inside is warm and dry, our skin suffers and that tiny pot of eye creme looks like a cruel joke that forces us to choose which skin to save while feeling the rest crumble into dust.
C-surge was formulated in response to this dilemma, for the super-sensitive and the driest of the dry.
C-surge is an all natural surge of moisture like you’ve never experienced. It comes out of the pot in crumbles and liquifies on contact. Massage in the rich emollients and wait a bit for your skin to drink in the highest quality ingredients and become dewy and velvety. It’s gentle and rich for our eye areas and there’s plenty of it for everyday use as a night or day creme when we need it.
I was an everyday hair washer. I knew it wasn’t good for my hair — the shampoo, styling products, and heat trashed the texture and caused my color to fade but nonetheless I couldn’t get past the ropey feeling of unwashed hair when I skipped the suds.
Then I was backpacking in my twenties, I met a traveler who sprinkled baby powder in her hair between showers. It was awesome. Other than the gianormous mess, baby smell, toxic talcum particles and white sheen that made her look like an extra in a ghost story, it was a perfect solution and it inspired hope. There could be freedom from the daily habit.
For years I tried. I tried sprays and shakers and everything dry + shampoo to get a little distance from my bottle of hair detergent. Each time I crawled back by midday. Chalky, grimy, smelling of chemicals and defeat, I surrendered and washed le sec du jour away. I wanted my hair to feel clean and not grimy. I didn’t want to cough through chemical propellants or mop the floor of spilled chalky powder everywhere. I started thinking There has to be a better way! and got a little myopic on figuring it out.
Dozens of prototypes later, Shampoof™ is born. It’s an all-natural dry shampoo to use just where you need it — at the roots — without the dodgy chemicals or white powdery mess.
Wash your hair on your own terms.
I live in an essential oil rabbit hole and more than one tunnel leads straight through my nose.
Growing up, I remember mixing perfume from my grandmother's oils. A mammoth pantry that held bottle after tiny bottle of precious plant, bloom, root, sap & bark essential oil that I'd mix and remix from, trying to arrive at perfect balance blended with live to breathe-it-in extraordinary. I'd keep notes of oils that mixed together, opened new worlds of soul-feeding exquisite.
Essential oils affect our bodies differently than the omnipresent synthetic fragrances of our "scented world". Best described as the difference between artisan cooking and junk food — simply and benignly put, one nourishes and one doesn't.
I live for the marriage of fine art and efficiency. I love essential oils scenting products instead of artificial chemicals because they heal, enhance and balance the system while adding breathe-it-in beauty.