Beauty Obsession: SkinFare

Asheville, N.C. is one of my former hometowns, and boasts some great natural beauty sellers and creators. Today I’m adding another one to the list: SkinFare.

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)

*These products were sent to me for review, but I only write about cosmetics I think are truly worthy of being shared with you. View my full disclosure here, and my review policy here.

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3 Comments on Beauty Obsession: SkinFare

  1. kate @ Backpacksandbellybuttonrings.blogspot.com said on

    I saw these at my local food co-op not half an hour ago but was in a hurry so I didn’t actually take time to check them out… now I might have to run back and pick one up! Such a sucker for balms.

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    • indigo+canary said on

      Me too! I especially like the packaging on these, too — don’t have to fret over them getting all gunked up in my purse.

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  2. Skye said on

    I have used the Vanish stick on my face for acne and on ingrown hairs and it’s amazing!!! I’m all cleared up and it hydrates my skin like crazy! Love it and will be trying the others .

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