Ah, the 90s. A time full of TV commercials with spunky young women spashing astringent blue fluid on their faces, shrieking in delight as their skin tingled and their pores slammed shut from the acidic assault. Ouch. Let's all say a collective, "I'm sorry, face" for those tonics and stinging potions, and rub something gentle and rich on our thirsty skin: fat. That's right, fat. Natural oils that will lift off the day's grit and beauty products alike, leaving your face feeling fabulous. From the folks called FATCO, of course.
Here's this container of infused oils. It looks lovely, it smells dreamy. Open it up and you feel like you've entered a high-end day spa, people fawning over you and taking care of your skin's needs with fountains trickling and flute music in the background.
Just the name of the company, FATCO, makes for a bit of a smile. It rings, it rolls off the tongue, it makes one think of babies and rosy cheeks. In other words, it's perfect.
Using this oil is such a relief and change from a normal skin care routine. Rather than scrubbing off the day with soap and toners and cleansers, we're letting "like fix like". Apply fat to a potentially oily surface, and everything melds together, letting you wipe it all off as one. It takes a few sessions, maybe even a few weeks, for some folk's skin to adjust, but many faces are happy right from the beginning. My face takes to this soothing cleanser pretty well, and the side effect is that the whole cleaning process is calming, a perfect way to wind down the day.
When you wash your face with traditional cleansers, you strip your skin of healthy oils. These healthy oils are essential for the balance of your skin. So, by scrubbing your face in an effort to "get it clean", you may be causing more damage than you had originally intended. With this Cleansing Oil, you wash away all of the icky, dirty oil on your face and replace it with clean, Healthy Oil!
Why does it seem so fresh and awesome? Simple! First, FATCO believes that only nourishing, healthy and natural substances should be applied to your skin. Therefore, they use only the highest quality ingredients in all of their products. You can rest assured that when the label says "Natural," that it REALLY means Natural! All of FATCO's products are made by hand in small batches to ensure maximum freshness.
Aside from being fruity, green, and awesome, olive oil has properties that make it great, whether eating it or smearing it on your face. Check this out:
Polyphenols are a class of antioxidants found in organic extra virgin olive oil. Organic extra virgin olive oil is full of polyphenols, a type of antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage. One of the most important health components of olive oil is hydroxytyrosol, a potent polyphenol. Hydroxytyrosol can slow the aging process in the skin by stabilizing the cell plasma membrane.
Tocopherols: extra virgin olive oil is an important source of tocopherols (vitamin E). There are as many as 5.5 mg of polyphenols antioxidant in every tablespoon of olive oil (15 ml) and 1.6 mg of Vitamin E per tablespoon of olive oil.
Avocado oil, like olive oil and hazelnut oil, contains oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol. Avocado oil contains a balanced proportion of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids, along with vitamin E, have powerful antioxidant properties which can protect your blood vessels. Alpha linolenic acid (ALA), the omega-3 fatty acid in avocados, has been found to suppress tumor growth in breast and colon cancers.
The potency of essential oils when added to a luscious neutral oil base like this cleansing oil makes for one heck of a bout of aromatherapy. When you place that warm washcloth on your face it's like being in a steamroom of pure bliss and pampering.
Lavender essential oil is known for it's ability to tone, revitalize and heal skin problems including acne, oily skin, dry skin and sunburns. Rosemary oil can reduce inflammation of the skin, regulate oil secretions, and clear acne blemishes. It stimulates skin cell renewal and improves dry or mature skin & reduces lines and wrinkles. Lemongrass oil has an ability to increase blood circulation, therefore it helps to reduce inflammation.
OIL dissolves OIL, and that is a scientific FACT! When you wash your face with traditional cleansers, you strip your skin of healthy oils. These healthy oils are essential for the balance of your skin. So, by scrubbing your face in an effort to "get it clean", you may be causing more damage than you had originally intended. With this Cleansing Oil, you wash away all of the icky, dirty oil on your face and replace it with clean, healthy oil!
Please note that it may take a week or two for your skin to adjust to this new regimen, So Be Patient! All of FATCO's Oil Cleansers are specifically formulated to balance your skin using all natural nourishing oils & essential oils.
A simple question: what the heck is in my skincare products??? is what led to the creation of FATCO.
"I'm sure some of you are a lot like us... You CARE about the food that you put into your body because you KNOW that it effects the way you feel, look and function! And you know that good food choices will keep you Healthy for many years to come! So WHY don't we put the same amount of thought and effort into the stuff that we put ONTO our body!?!?
I'll tell you why...it's because we think it doesn't matter. But it DOES! Did you know that your Skin is your largest organ, and that most of the stuff that you put on your skin is absorbed and processed by your body! Pretty much every store-bought product contains ingredients you wouldn’t dare to eat. And unfortunately, words like "Herbal", "Natural" and "Organic" don't mean SQUAT! They have no legal definition.
Did you know that aluminum, which is found in many traditional antiperspirants, has been linked to breast cancer? And that other things like Parabens and Phthalates have been linked to reproductive damage and birth defects? Yet these are products that we put on our skin Every Damn Day!?!? How in the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks has this become the "norm"??? Have you ever read the ingredients list on some of those products that you use??? Well, if not, I think we all need to start. We've learned to read labels on our food, so now let's start learning to read the labels on our skincare products!
We've learned that if you wouldn't EAT something, then you shouldn't put it on your skin! But in our quest for pure, raw, natural skincare products, we didn't find anything that fit our criteria ...so we decided to make our own! And this is how FATCO was born!"
Why is fat where it's at? Lots of reasons, starting with your own body's composition.
"Hi, I’m Cassy. Mechanical Engineer turned Skincare Engineer. Nice to meet you!
I think that our society is at a crossroads. For a long time, we’ve sustained ourselves on allowing others to be responsible for our health. Now we’re at the point where we’ll pretty much eat anything that has the word “natural” on the package. And if you look around you can see the effects (obesity, heart disease etc).
But in the words of Tupac Shakur, “It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes!” We need to start taking responsibility for the things that we consume. We need to start reading labels and understanding what we are putting INTO and ONTO our bodies. Our health is no one’s responsibility other than our own.
If you’re at all like me, you care a lot about the food that you eat. You do this because you know that it affects the way you feel, look and function. And you know that good food choices will keep you healthy for many years to come! So why do we put so much energy into the foods that we put INTO our body, but hardly any thought into the stuff that we put ON our body!?!?
Our skin is our largest organ, and everything that we put onto our skin gets absorbed and must be processed by our body! Unfortunately, almost every store-bought product contains ingredients we wouldn’t dare to eat. If you wouldn't EAT something, then you shouldn't put it on your skin. In my quest to find pure, raw, natural skincare products, I didn't find anything that fit my criteria ...so I decided to make my own! And this is how FATCO was born!
All of our products are hand-made in small batches to ensure freshness and quality.
FATCO specializes in making Organic, Natural, REAL skin care products that aren't full of preservatives, chemicals & toxins. We believe in using healthy fats to nourish our skin instead of dry it out! We use plant based fats like organic coconut oil and raw shea butter, as well as tallow from pastured, grass-fed cows.
Remember, FAT is your FRIEND!"
Normally it takes about 2 weeks for your skin to adjust to the Oil Cleansing method.
Your skin may look younger the very next day...or, it may break out like it did when you were a teenager! Remember, your skin has been washed, picked, toned, cleansed, scrubbed, and exfoliated using products with chemicals and toxic preservatives for a very long time. You can't expect changes to happen overnight. So, this process will require P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E! Be patient...stick it out for at least 2 weeks...and you will be very happy with the results!
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