Take care of your skin: take care of yourself! Dab on this all natural moisture stick in the same way you'd use old-school lip balm: on your lips, on dry spots anywhere on your face, on your elbows! Dab and smear like crazy, knowing this balm contains only the best fat ever: coconut. No petroleum or industrial *anything*. Just a smoothing and soothing dose of raw coconut oil, matcha tea powder for an antioxidant boost, and beeswax to hold it all together in the lovely fat tube. Your old lip balm can take a hike when you have cocokind's Moisture Stick in your pocket. ~
For the true, true stories behind this incredible skin-stuff, read on.
Smear some green tea all over your face and feel amazing things happen. Sounds a little strange, right? If you knew all the amazing things that matcha green tea could do for your body, inside and out, you wouldn't find this strange, not one little bit.
Take this MYMATCHA Moisture Stick from cocokind, pop the cap, and take a little whiff of that lovely green balm. Coconut and unmistakable tea 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. The eyes are a great place for this moisture stick. Matcha tea contains caffeine and caffeine makes things perky. It does this by increasing blood flow and giving a little punch of energy.
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 MYMATCHA Moisture Stick is so good for your skin
The WHY is coconut, in a nutshell. (Ha!) Organic virgin coconut is truly a wonderful food/ingredient/moisturizer. First and foremost, it provides deep and REAL moisture! 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. Coconut 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
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. It is the main ingredient, and key lubricant in this Moisture Stick.
Coconut oil is an effective emollient because it contains mostly fats. It provides soothing effects for small wounds (especially those caused by acne and scars) or skin itchiness, while also softening the skin to help the healing process. The oil limits the amount of microbes on the skin, which alleviates the effects of various skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, or psoriasis. The ingredient contains a ton of antioxidants (ferulic acid and p-coumaric acid) that help to repair damage from free radicals.
Tea? In my moisture stick? You betcha. Here are the qualities of organic matcha tea that make it a win-win when included in your skincare routine:
- High in catechin content that assists in skin regeneration
- High chlorophyll content has anti-inflammatory and healing properties
- Assists in stimulating and rejuvenating skin cells
- Works to combat under-eye shadows by increasing blood flow and oxygen all around your eyes
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. See cocokind's in-depth post about how this works and why it's your new go-to strategy: http://www.cocokind.com/matcha-dark-circle-treatment/
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!"