Feel a blush coming on without any nervousness or stress: you've got a natural glow that radiates your warmth. Just swipe on this beet-laden moisture stick in the same way you'd use old-school lip gloss: on your lips, on pale spots on your face like your cheeks, even on your elbows! This balm contains only the best organic fat: olive. No petroleum or industrial *anything*. Just a smoothing and soothing dose of organic olive oil, organic beetroot powder for an antioxidant and color boost, maca for bliss, and beeswax to hold it all together in the lovely red tube. Tell your blush to take a hike! ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible skin-stuff, read on.
Smear some beets all over your face and I guarantee you will see amazing things happen. Even if technically true, this is not exactly the kind of thing any of us would do. Except for THIS stick. This amazing moisture stick from cocokind called the MACABEET Moisture Stick. Allow the antioxidants and flaming power of beets to care for you both inside and out, bringing a smile to your face and a perky color to your cheeks.
Take this earthy and rose colored stick from cocokind, pop the cap, and take a little whiff of that lovely pink balm. Olive oil wafts up to your nose, and the beet's earthy aroma is just barely there, when it's time to make your face come alive, it will come through. Spread a little on your lips. Ah, that's nice! Now move on to any skin that needs a little brightening, a little more blood flow. Your cheeks are a great place for this moisture stick. The hint of maca root also adds to the antioxidant capabilities of this amazing beauty stick.
Having my moisturizer take on a solid form is so convenient, too. Liquids and lotions can get goopy or even leak when they're trapped somewhere in your gym bag or purse. And we all know how "fun" it is to clean out a goopy bag. Using a moisture stick is the perfect solution, plus it allows the ingredient list to stay short and sweet. No need for stabilizers, liquifiers, and chemicals to make the goop look perfect every time you use it. (Incidentally, this is why most bar soaps are a better choice than liquid soap: less required emulsifiers.)
Take all this knowledge, along with your Paleo goodness, and make sure you don't leave the house without a cocokind stick. Your mother would be proud!
Why cocokind's MACABEET Moisture Stick is so good for your skin
The WHY is organic olive oil, in a nutshell. Organic olive oil is truly a wonderful food/ingredient/moisturizer. First and foremost, it provides deep and REAL moisture from healthy fats! Most commercial moisturizers contain large amount of water, which leads you to feel moisturized. However, once the water dries, so does the feeling of being moisturized, and you might even need to apply again. And again. Organic olive oil, on the other hand, is actually absorbed into the deeper layers of your skin, healing and moisturizing at the same time.
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in this Moisture Stick
Organic Olive Oil
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.
Beet? Like the vegetable? You betcha. Beets are an amazing source of antioxidants, but they are also a source of a nice healthy glow when applied to the skin. Remember the last time you chopped raw beets? Take it down a dozen notches and you'll get an idea of the lovely hue you'll add to your cheeks from this balm.
Maca is a tuber that is related to Ginseng. In fact, it's called Peruvian Ginseng as that is where most of it is grown. It resembles a turnip but this root has super powers. Taken as a food, it can help with hormonal balance and all kinds of wonderful things with libido and even tumor suppression. On the other hand, applying to the skin can be absorbed just as quickly as through the digestive system, so when this moisture stick puts a spring in your step, you can chalk it up to that awesome maca root.
How to use cocokind's Moisture Sticks
Get excited, get simple: pop the cap and smear. Think of it like old school lip balm, except these smell fresh and clean and go anywhere. It's a soothing treatment, far from the petroleum days, that graduated from lips to eyes to chin to elbows to feet and beyond.
Pick your color, then apply to the parts that match the stick itself: Beet is an amazing rouge and lip balm, giving just a hint of color. Turmeric helps even out skin colors and clears up acne with antibacterial power. And Matcha can be just the trick for under-eye shadows, bringing a new vibrancy to everything around your eyes.
About cocokind, in their own words
"We believe in delivering a skincare line that is not only effective and good for you, but also good for the world. As a socially conscious company, we are passionate about introducing nature’s most powerful superfoods into your skincare routine, while also ethically sourcing these ingredients. We believe our products should benefit your skin and the organic farmers who first plant the seeds.
Cocokind is an organic skincare line centered around superfoods. Our products use only the most pure ingredients, and are dedicated to providing long lasting moisture that is free from chemicals. In fact, each one of our ingredients stand alone as powerful nutrient sources for our skin. We do not add any preservatives or chemicals. With under five ingredients in any one of our products, what you see is what you get."
Here are answers to some of your most important questions!
Are cocokind's products vegan?
Due to the beeswax used in the moisture sticks, they are not vegan. However, the Organic Facial Cleansing Oil is absolutely vegan and certified by Vegan Action through the Vegan Awareness Foundation.
Are cocokind's ingredients certified Fair Trade?
"Yes! Our company is a licensed Fair Trade partner of Fair Trade USA (Ask us for our Fair Trade License ID!). All cocokind products containing organic virgin coconut oil are registered products bearing the “Fair Trade Certified Ingredient” logo. What does this mean? Straight from the Fair Trade USA nonprofit, Fair Trade certified products come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated. We help farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities. Purchasing Fair Trade certified products means you are helping to support ethically, socially, and environmentally responsible businesses. For more information about what it means to be Fair Trade, please see http://fairtradeusa.org/what-is-fair-trade/impact!"