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Two 1oz pushup sticks
For those tired, aching, dry and cracked feet
Perfect for relaxing foot massages
Softens cracked heels and elbows
Benefits from as little as 15 minutes once a week
Free full size natural soap included!
In 1998 I started studying this subject of skin care ingredients extensively. They say it takes 10 years of passionately doing something 40 hours a week to become an expert at anything. If that is the case, I became an expert about 5 years ago. I was just amazed at what was being sold as beneficial which essentially did nothing. We bought extracts and found they were mostly watered down to almost colored water. And oils supposedly 'natural' were so over processed and heated at incredibly high temperatures that they were comparable to petroleum derived mineral oil. And what the heck were these long un-pronounceable ingredients on product labels? Well it turns out these aren't single ingredients but 'products' in themselves. Usually made by giant chemical companies. Their ingredients were secret. So it really wasn't possible to know exactly what was in most products. Was this a way of getting around disclosure laws? I thought the government was supposed to protect us? LOL.
We now know a lot of the component ingredients of these long un-pronounceable products are made up of animal derived ingredients (bones tendons and other parts that are thrown away by the butcher), sulfurs, sea weeds (with all sorts of pollutants), chemicals, silicones, Phthalates, artificial soaps, and only God knows what else.
This, we have come to believe is our reason for being. Bringing quality products at affordable prices directly to our customers. We hope you continue to enjoy them.
Below are the details about how we came up with this:
Solving skin problems is what we do. And for the longest time it has perplexed us to solve the riddle of dry feet. Every moisturizer we came up with, no matter how thick, didn't seem to do much for those suffering from these dry cracked feet problems. I have family members who just didn't understand with all we've been able to accomplish, why couldn't we fix their feet?
As everyone with problem feet knows the skin there is different than anywhere else on your body. It really doesn't respond very well to moisturizers. It takes a special combination of oils and butters and waxes, without water to get the skin there to soften.
We test all of our products on humans only. I've been trying for years to help my sister's feet. After my sister with the super dry feet gave us two enthusiastic thumbs up for this version, next we thought the perfect person to run this by would be a pedicurist in a salon. We found a good one who was willing to try something new. She already is using our products for herself. She took a couple of tubes and was surprised to find her clients comment on how it was a remarkable feeling for their feet. Sort of a warming feeling. Hard to describe. Anyway the next thing she said was: how can I get more?
I personally don't have dry feet or even thought about using such a product, but when I tried it I was amazed at how sensual it felt. Almost erotic. OK I don't have a foot fetish, but it really felt good after it was left on the foot for 15 minutes or so. Then I just massaged it in and went to bed. Woke up the next day with dewy soft skin on the bottom of my feet.
How do you recommend using this? You can just rub it on anytime you have a few minutes to allow it to absorb. When I started testing this on my feet I exfoliated first. Which removes dead skin cells. Any of our exfoliants (scrubs) work perfectly for this. Just make sure to wash afterwards with the natural soap and rinse well. Dry off your feet. Then go sit in front of the TV with a foot stool. This comes in a push up stick. Just rub on. Use your fingers if you like to make sure all areas are covered. Then let your feet dangle over the foot rest as long as you can. At least 15 minutes. Most will absorb into your feet. Massage the rest in. Enjoy.
You foot fetish people out there, I'll leave you to figure this all out as far as a routine. I'm pretty certain you will know what to do.
We've actually had this product finished for a few months and just haven't got around to getting it in production and out to our customers. But now we are getting people who have tried it bugging us to get it out there.
We believe an informed consumer is going to make better decisions about products they buy.
ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS WE USE: We don't use cheap ingredients. Many companies talk about the natural ingredients they use. The question is how natural are they?
What is 'LABEL CANDY'? Label candy is a term used for an ingredient in a product in the skin care industry or supplement industry used to sell a product. Often weak (inexpensive, watered down) extracts are put on the label to encourage a person to buy something that contains what turns out to be very little of the ingredient they are boasting about. You see them, extracts of: valerian root, white willow, horse tail, licorice root, calendula, comfrey, rosemary and it goes on and on (sounds like potions from a Harry Potter movie). If you could find any significant amounts of these ingredients (and I doubt you will) they still wouldn't do anything for your skin other than to get you to buy the product. In other words they are label candy. They perform no useful function to helping the skin. ALL they do is to get you to buy a product filled with sulfurs, artificial soaps and un-pronounceable ingredients.
All of the ingredients in our products are real, in significant quantities and really do something good for the skin. Contrary to what Madison Avenue is selling us, oils are good. Each variety contains important nutrients our skin can use.
We use the finest quality ingredients. Many commonly used oils and butters by companies who call themselves natural, are so highly processed at such high temperatures that they are virtually worthless. All the goodness has been processed out of them. You see a lot of inexpensive oils, like grape seed oils and sweet almond oils. Most of our ingredients we use are raw or at least not processed with high temperatures. The difference is evident in the quality of our products.
What about so called 'organic' ingredients? Not so sure about eating organic products. Probably a good idea. As far as skin care? At this point they mostly fall into the label candy category. You can get seed oils organic from traditionally harvested seeds like sunflower. But most of the high quality oils are harvested from plants that grow wild (Wild-crafted). Often grown in third world countries where the natives rely on this as income. For an ingredient to be organic, it has to be able, if challenged, to prove it's provenance. In other words what was used to fertilize it and any pesticides that were used. This is hard if not impossible to do from a plant growing wild in a far away country. I am therefore skeptical when a product starts throwing around the organic label. We use organic sunflower oil in one of our products, but it tests absolutely the same as non-organic. It's a good selling term and a lot of people are getting rich using it, just not certain it means anything right now in the skin care industry.
MAGIC FORMULATION? What is the secret? No magic, just a lot of hard work getting this formulation exactly right. Some of these ingredients are super absorbing and some are less so. We believe the super absorbing ingredients when paired with the less absorbing ones help the less absorbing ones go deeper in the skin to get more benefit to your skin. For example, Mango butter is a surface oil. Jojoba for example is a highly absorbing oil. Just pairing the two seems to move the mango deeper into the skin where it can do more good. This product has many such combinations.
INGREDIENTS (in order of prominence):
Mango Butter: Mango butter is taken from the seed kernels of the fruit of the mango tree. It is similar in texture to shea butter and is softer than cocoa butter. It has a very light yellow/mango color. High in unsaponifiables. It gives products a luxurious feel. We use a natural variety. We needed a semi-solid butter for this formulation. We found in the tests we ran Mango proved to be an unusual, but best choice. We buy it in 55 pound cubes that cost about $250. This is the least expensive ingredient (and much more expensive than most products use).
Camelina oil: This oil is also known as false flax or gold-of-pleasure and is high in Omega-3 linolenic acid. Records of plant cultivation date back as far as the Iron Age as the oil was used as a source of fuel as well as a skin moisturizer. Research shows that Camelina oil has good skin softening properties. It is emollient, has good spreading properties, provides lubricity in both hair and skin preparations, and improves skin elasticity. Only the very best lip balms would ever consider using Camelina. Costs about $60 a gallon
Cocoa Butter: This is the really good stuff (and more expensive too)! Pressed cocoa butter is the fat which is obtained by hydraulic pressing of cocoa nib or cocoa mass (cocoa liquor) obtained from cocoa beans. It is either filtered or centrifuged. This is an all natural process and no solvents are used. We use cocoa butter for its firmness.
Beeswax: White High end variety.
Jojoba Oil: Jojoba is very similar in composition to human natural skin oils. It technically is not an oil, but a wax. It penetrates the skin rapidly to nourish it; also softens and moisturizes mature and dry skin. Jojoba helps to heal inflamed skin conditions such as psoriasis or any form of dermatitis, helps control acne and oily scalps. Since it has antioxidant properties, it can keep other oils from going rancid. We use it here to help the Sea buckthorn and Borage healing oils move deeper into the skin which they won't normally do on their own. We use the natural yellow variety. Costs about $50 a gallon.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Meadowfoam oil is used here due to its stability, lubricity and ability to stay on the skin. Meadowfoam Seed Oil's skin feel is distinct from many other natural oils. This is due to the novel chemistry of its fatty acids, which contain more carbon atoms than fatty acids common in most edible oils. As a result, Meadowfoam Seed oil provides good emolliency without being overly greasy. $100 a gallon.
Pomegranate Seed Oil. At almost $200 a gallon, it takes a lot of pomegranates to make a gallon of oil. This is a lovely oil, that has so many unique characteristics. It is also high in lipids, including Pucinic Acid (very rare), which helps heal inflammation and reduce swelling. It has been found to nourish and moisturize the skin, improving elasticity, reducing wrinkles and preventing aging. It has also been shown to help sunburned and ultraviolet damaged skin. Evidence suggests that its calming and healing properties may aid treatment of numerous skin problems, including dry, irritated sensitive skin, and perhaps even eczema and psoriasis.
Sea Buckthorn oil derived from the fruit: with 30-40% palmitic acid, 22-33% palmitoleic acid, and 1-6% of unsaponifiable ingredients such as carotenoids, alkanols, tocopherols and sterols. This oil is the ultimate antioxidant for healing. It is a rich source of carotenoids, flavonoids, tocopherols and vitamins E & C. The fruit is high in EFA and other rare lipids, amino acids and a vitamin C concentration higher than that found in oranges or kiwi. At about $1000 a gallon, it is one of the most expensive botanicals. You won't find this oil in many products. And if you do it will be in such tiny amounts as to be insignificant. The percentage we use is pretty high.
Borage Oil: Borage seed oil is clear and slightly thick with very little odor. It contains an abundance of gamma linoleic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid that the body uses to manufacture prostaglandins––hormone like substances that balance and regulate cellular activity. It reduces the aging process of the skin and reverses damage from ultraviolet rays. This oil is used to treat PMS, endometriosis, and menopausal discomforts, as well as for psoriasis and eczema. We believe for a lip balm this is a perfect use. Borage seed oil costs over $200 a gallon.
Squalane, Olive Oil. Pure vegetable sourced. There are many who tell us this is as important to this formulation as the Borage and Sea Buckthorn. Squalane is a special formulation that sinks rapidly into the skin and heals all sorts of skin problems. Originally developed from the liver of a special type of shark. The all vegetable form we use is as effective. And this also costs well over $200 a gallon.
Tangerine Oil: a nice simple smell
Orchid Extract. One few the few extracts we use. This one actually does something and is not watered down. Orchid extract is an infusion of Cymbidium Grandiflorum Flower orchids into fractionated coconut oil. Orchids have long been used for reparative and protective properties, moisturizing, fighting free radicals, and reducing the appearance of fine lines. High end skin care products use wonderful botanicals like orchids because of their superior profile, rich in minerals and moisturizing compounds. A gallon costs about $200.