The confetti has been swept on the new year’s celebration. With the holidays in the rearview, most of us are focused on what lies ahead. We make those half-hearted resolutions, preparing for the guilt of not seeing them through another fifty-two-week commitment. Take heart; all resolutions need not end in failure! If your goals include finding and consuming greener, healthier personal care products, we want to help you.
If you’re like us, then you applaud simplicity. Attainable goals are those that are straightforward.
While your resolutions may vary, they likely include health, prosperity, and achievement. At KIND soap, these resolutions resound through our three pillars of KINDness. It’s not a trend for us; it’s a way of life. We have and will always be committed to being KIND to your skin, the earth, and others. Let’s look at why green beauty is important to your overall health, and what solutions are available.
The Secret’s Out
Because the “C-Word” is an ever-growing concern, more people are searching for and finding shocking sources including our personal care products. Numerous cosmetic ingredients have not only been listed as potential carcinogens, they’re threatening our health in a lot of other ways. Endocrine and hormone disruptors, immunosuppressants, increasing allergies and sensitivities have been lurking beneath the wrapping of our generationally passed-down skincare regime.
Additionally, our delicate planet suffers from an ever-increasing amount of waste. There’s been crackdowns on pollution, but there’s still a long way to go in the fight towards a greener planet. Many cleaning and personal care products affect our waterways and wildlife. Consumerism comes at a cost, and our natural resources are a bit weary from overuse.
We’re wising up to our careless ways, getting more intentional about what goes in and on our bodies. We’re wasting less, creating more reusable habits that help our environment.
The Solutions Are Here
As we watched 2019’s top beauty trends, we were excited to see that we were ahead of the game. Yeah, we’re cool like that. What’s in for the year already sits on the shelves of our handmade soap company. Let’s look at four trends, and the KIND solutions we offer…
Sustainable Packaging– We’ve always had a commitment to leave the smallest footprint we can, by using packaging that shows some love to our planet. All ingredients completely biodegrade back into the ecosystem, and don’t pollute our water supply. Our labels are 100% tree-free. We use Nature Flex™ biodegradable Cello bags. They are made from wood cellulose fibers sourced with sustainable forestry principles. Certified biodegradable, compostable and made carbon zero, they’re our answer to the call for less plastic.
Simple Skincare Processes– Let’s leave the ten-step programs for the bigger stuff, and keep our skin care regimen easy. Because ain’t nobody got time for big hassle beauty! Natural beauty is timeless. The best way to achieve the look is by starting with healthy skin. Our All Things Facial Oil is a one-step facial oil that KIND fans rave over.
This miraculous oil really is “all-things” – It’s a make-up remover, a cleanser, a moisturizer, and an anti-aging serum all-in-one bottle! Loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging ingredients, this serums goes to work on your skin immediately. It cleanses, moisturizes, and protects one of your biggest assets in the simplicity of one step. Friendly for ALL skin types, the only thing our All Things Facial Oil leaves behind is a radiant glow.
Transparent Formulations– Because the FDA doesn’t regulate the cosmetic industry with strict labeling, testing, and safety standards, there’s a lot of room for ingredients to make their way into our personal care products that never should be. The word ‘fragrance’ is protected as a trade secret, leaving companies to hide health-threatening ingredients under the blanket word. Consumers and advocacy groups are calling for change. Companies are responding.
At KIND soap, we’ve always sourced ethical, natural ingredients for every product we sell. We will never add anything from ‘The Dirty Dozen’. We simply create handmade soaps, lotions, skincare lines, and other luxurious items that help keep your skin radiant and healthy.
Smelling Good, Different Applications– We’ve already established that fragrances can mean just about anything. However, we don’t want to ditch all efforts to avoid stinking. Thanks to the power of plants, we don’t have to sacrifice smelling fabulous for the sake of keeping with our natural lifestyle. While a spray bottle has long been the means for aromatic application, new innovations are changing the way we perfume ourselves.
Our founder and creative genius, Jean Scholtes, has blessed us with several ways to enjoy plant-based essences. When aromatherapy is needed, but you can’t hang out by the diffuser all day, reach for our Aromatherapy Balms. These solid applicators glide across your skin to deliver aromatherapy on-the-go. Looking for a moisturizer, deodorant, or frizz-tamer? Our All Purpose Sticks are versatile, portable, and treasured by all who use them. While they’re not cutting edge, our Natural Perfume Oils offer rollerball applicators and a convenient size to carry wherever your journey takes you. When it comes to meeting your natural perfume needs, we’ve got feeling and smelling good in the bag (or box, if you choose to order online).
New Year and New Trends
We’ve set our own resolutions at KIND, and we’re excited to hear about yours! Get social with us, and share how you’re committing to a greener, healthier new year. Stay tuned for exciting news and growth happening at our store. We’re always here to consult with you, learning about your skincare concerns and needs. We want to match you with personal care products that nourish and restore your skin. We wish you a happy and prosperous new year.