The line of skincare sticks is based on four core ingredients: coconut oil, palm fruit oil, beeswax, and castor oil. To these four ingredients, they add combos of essential oils to come up with a variety of treatments with particular specialties, from soothing itchy, irritated skin to promoting increased circulation and discouraging bug bites.
What I tried: The full range of skincare sticks, each $9.99*
First impressions: Packaging! Each product is packaged in a surprisingly durable (and pretty!) paper tube. The tubes are earth-friendly (made of 90% recycled, unbleached paper pulp; 75% post-consumer waste) and biodegradable (printed with water-based ink).
What caught me by surprise: How many uses I continue to find for these products. I’ve slathered them on scrapes and cuts, rubbed them on scars, dabbed on blemishes, tapped onto dry and delicate skin (including under my eyes), massaged them into my feet and hands, patted them onto dry lips…you get the idea. I’m partial to the Topical Nourishment stick (because I’m a sucker for anything with rosemary and because it also contains helichrysum, which stimulates tissue regeneration and helps heal scars) and the Verdant Remedy stick (because galbanum is also great for scars, blemishes, stretch marks, etc…and because it contains skin-brightening bergamot).
Bonus: My SkinFare sticks have lasted a long time. It doesn’t take much to cover a scrape or scar, but even in a spot that requires a fair amount of product (elbows and heels, for example), once I warm up the balm, it spreads easily. And they all smell great.
What do you look for in a skincare balm? Would you give SkinFare a whirl? —Aleigh
(Images via SkinFare)