No, this is not the marshmallow of S’mores and Rice Krispie treats (though the fluffy white sweets were once made from the sap of the marshmallow plant root).

This is the marshmallow of your next level shaving experience.

The best way to understand the properties of the herb marshmallow root is to take a closer look at its official genus name: althaea officinalis. Althea means “to heal” in Greek. That really says it all.

This soothing herb is often used in skin care products to calm inflammation and is particularly healing for skin prone to acne, sunburn or dryness. Marshmallow root is specifically prized for its mucilaginous quality. Mucilage is naturally occurring thick, gluey stuff that is ideal for soothing and healing skin of all types.

Marshmallow root is a key ingredient in our All Natural Shaving Cream. Check it out. Start the healing.

– Marisa

There are some botanicals that are just plain magical. Like argan oil.

This stuff is where it’s at.

Born from the kernels of the argan tree — native to Moroco — argan oil is prized for its supreme moisturizing qualities. Packed with vitamin E and essential fatty acids, it breathes new life into dry skin and other parched body parts like cuticles and hair.

And it’s safe for all skin types. Yes, even oily, acne-prone skin will benefit from this oil’s lightweight touch.

I’ve used argan oil alone and found it to absorb quickly and easily, putting it at the top of my go-to moisturizers. So, I was super excited to learn that argan is part of the stellar list of ingredients that make up our new Daily Moisturizer.

Nothing like adding a shot of anti-aging, hyper-moisturizing goodness to your shaving routine.

- Marisa

The Word on White Tea

November 22, 2011

There are many things that I love about our All Natural Shaving Cream. It’s thick; its lather is low and a little goes a long, long way.

And then there’s the white tea.

I love the white tea. In addition to stellar ingredients like organic sunflower seed oil and organic shea butter, All Natural Shaving Cream includes a good dose of skin-protecting white tea.

White tea contains powerful antioxidants, which helps fight damage to skin due to stress and age.

Not a bad addition to the daily shave!

- Marisa

Helianthus Annuus

Ever wonder about the oil behind your All Natural Shaving Oil?

Well, it’s pretty amazing stuff.

Sunflower seed oil or Helianthus Annuus if you want to get technical — and Latin — is a powerhouse emollient (beauty speak for moisturizer).

Seriously, this is not your average oil. Though tiny, sunflower seeds produce a potent lubricant packed with vitamins A,B, D, and E, minerals and lecithin. It’s easily absorbed, works with all skin types and can even prevent cell damage from free radicals.

And you were just hoping for a nick-free shave?

- Marisa

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