Gone are the days of ducking into the washroom to dab on some moisturizer, furtively stealing a glance in a mirror to see if those lips are chapped again or the elbows are as dry as they are itchy (again). With this FAT Stick by FATCO all cute and handy and no-mess right in your pocket, skin healing can happen anywhere! In the elevator, in your car, at your office: it's all possible with this nutrient-dense stick of paleo-friendly fats and essential oils all portable and ready for action.
I'm not sure why it is, but there's something about products having a solid form that makes it seem so much more portable, safe, and kind of friendly. When was the last time you used a spray or roll-on deodorant? Yeah, those are not so much in favor these days. It even applies to consumables: think of the convenience of a protein bar versus toting around a smoothie or a can of sardines in your gym bag. Not so easy (though there are those of us known to do such a thing, but I digress).
Same goes for moisturizer. Lotion, sure it's nice when it's all goopy and easy to slap on, but... it's goopy. Enough said. Not easy to quick dab a little on when you feel extra dry, and look out if that darn bottle leaks. We've been doing the solid moisturizer for years for one very specific body part: the lips. Lip balm can be a great product, but why limit the use of a format so convenient to just that teeny tiny part of the face?
Now, open up this Fat Stick. Get a whiff of the bright peppermint and the herbaceous lavender, and notice this is hardly a wee little balm. The tube is nearly an inch across, just begging to be applied to something substantial. How about those knees? Oooh, the elbows are perfect. Now, I've just covered four of the typical rough spots, but there's more if I only look downward. Yep, the feet. This stick was made for heels. Not the shoes, silly. Your actual heels, those curves of skin that seem to get dried out even though they are stuffed into shoes and socks all day long. And for those that spend a lot of time mostly barefooted - yeah, this lusciously fat stick is for your feet, too.
I'm excited that the stick is so generously sized - even with periodic applications to both the elbows and heels it should last a good while. I'm almost tempted to run it through a short pixie haircut like one of those "messy hair" products (some of which DO come in stick form, just like this). Maybe that will happen, soon. My hair certainly would smell nice, thanks to FATCO.
The goodness starts with the main ingredients and those come from organic sources, starting with grass-fed tallow. That's right, tallow. Like, pure rendered nutrient-dense rich fat going right on to your skin to make it glow with delight. Then, there's coconut oil, all organic, of course. Add to it a host of other oils from shea butter to olive oil to kukui nut. Kookooee what? Yeah, even kukui nut, a traditional Hawaiian remedy full of essential nutrients and healthy fatty acids.
Adding essential oils like peppermint and lavender brightens up the whole product, leaving behind a scent that is both relaxing and vibrant. The best word to use is simply, "fresh".
Why does it seem so fresh and awesome? Simple! First, FATCO Skincare 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 products are made by hand in small batches to ensure maximum freshness.
Healthy, ‘toned’ skin cells with sufficient saturated and monounsaturated fats would undoubtedly make for healthy, toned skin. Interestingly, tallow fat is typically 50 to 55 percent saturated, just like our cell membranes, with almost all of the rest being monounsaturated, so it makes sense that it would be helpful for skin health and compatible with our cell biology.
Another strong indication of tallow’s compatibility with our skin biology is its similarity to sebum, the oily, waxy matter that lubricates and waterproofs our skin. Indeed, the word “sebum” actually means “tallow” in Latin and began to be used in this biological sense around the year 1700. The sebaceous glands, which secrete sebum, are found in greatest abundance on the face and scalp, but they are distributed over all of our skin except on the palms and soles. Sebum is made up of lipids (fats) of which 41 percent are in the form of triglycerides, and the lipids of tallow are principally in the form of triglycerides, which is how fatty acids are usually configured in nature.
Used by tropical peoples for hundreds of years, coconut oil is full of skin loving fatty acids and nutrients. It allows the skin to breathe (unlike petroleum) and also is full of antioxidants, minerals, and aids absorption of vitamins. Find it as part of the base and key lubricants in this Fat Stick.
The potency of essential oils when added to a luscious neutral oil base like this stick makes for little bursts of aromatherapy, both at the time of application as well as later on over a few hours. No, it's not that easy to smell one's own elbows (try it!), but your poor dry hands that got a little dose of the fat stick are also smelling real nice.
Lavender essential oil is known for it's ability to tone, revitalize and heal skin problems including acne, oily skin, dry skin and sunburns. Peppermint oil has an ability to increase blood circulation, and it just perks up any mood almost instantly.
Fat Stick is fairly simple. Pop the cap and smear. Think of it like a stick of deodorant that smells awesome, moisturizes, and goes anywhere. Or lip balm that graduated from lips to knuckles to elbows to feet and beyond.
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 Skincare 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 Skincare was born!
All of our products are hand-made in small batches to ensure freshness and quality.
FATCO Skincare specialize 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!"
All of our ingredients are free of gluten containing substances. Since all of our products are hand-made by us, we can definitely guarantee that there is no cross contamination in our manufacturing process, but we can't say the same for all of our suppliers. A majority of our supplies come from Mountain Rose Herbs, and they are currently not certified as a Gluten Free facility. This doesn't mean that their products are NOT Gluten Free, but rather that they do not yet have certification.
We use absolutely no artificial preservatives in our products. We believe that we should treat our skincare products like we treat the food that we feed our bodies. We personally try to stay away from pre-packaged foods with long shelf lives, so why would the rules change for your skincare products? Most of our products have a shelf life of anywhere form 6 months to 1 year, and we recommend customers to use these products within the recommended times on the bottle.
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