12/20/2022 0 Comments
Body Butter Beats The Winter Cold
Cold weather can be harsh on our skin, causing it to become dry, red, and chapped. This is because cold temperatures cause the blood vessels in our skin to constrict, reducing the flow of blood and nutrients to the skin. As a result, our skin loses moisture and becomes dry and brittle.
In addition to causing dryness, cold weather can also lead to other skin problems such as eczema and dermatitis. These conditions cause the skin to become inflamed and itchy, which can be uncomfortable and even painful.
One way to prevent skin damage from cold weather is by using a moisturizer. Moisturizers help to keep the skin hydrated by forming a protective barrier on the surface of the skin. This barrier helps to trap moisture in the skin and prevent it from evaporating, keeping the skin hydrated and healthy.
In addition to using moisturizer, there are other steps you can take to protect your skin from the damaging effects of cold weather. For example, you can avoid taking long, hot showers, which can strip the skin of its natural oils. You can also avoid using harsh soaps and cleansers, which can further dry out the skin. And, of course, you should always wear gloves and a hat when you go outside in cold weather, to protect your skin from the cold air.
Cold weather can be harmful to our skin, causing it to become dry, red, and chapped. Using moisturizer can help to prevent this damage by keeping the skin hydrated and protected. By taking these steps, you can keep your skin healthy and comfortable during the cold winter months.
Many people never took the time to investigate or never cared to learn about what is in the lip balm of their favorite brands.
When you take the time to think about it, we all should care about the substance we put on our lips and give our mouths exposure to.
Because the ingredients used in lip balm is important to us we want to call attention to our ingredients versus the leading lip balm brands.
Ash Kickin Lip Balm uses all natural, non-toxic ingredients that are safe for skin. Our lip balm use 3 simple ingredients: Beeswax, Lanolin, and Rice Bran Oil.
Chapstick Lip Balm uses an extensive list of ingredients, some of which you can't even pronounce: Arachidyl propionate, camphor, carnauba wax, cattle alcohol, fragrance, isopropyl lanolate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin, light mineral oil, menthol, methylparaben, octyldodecanol, paraffin, phenyl trimethicone, propylparaben, red 6 lake, saccharin, white wax.
Now that we have laid all the cards out on the table, the choice is yours. Which product would you rather put on your lips?
8/7/2017 0 Comments
The Tale of a Bad Hair Day
The other day, a random stranger reached up and touched my hair. I felt like a baby lamb in a petting zoo. Even worse, I hadn’t washed, moisturized, or combed my hair in a while. Given the fact that this stranger was another sister who had unprocessed hair, like me, I wished I had at least applied some more moisturizer before going out. As she twirled her fingers into my hair, I was silently judging myself for being a lazy, non-hair styling, bum. Imagine my surprise when this elegantly coifed sister said “Your afro so soft girl!”. Woo-hoo! Ash Kickin Hair Moisturizer and Black Soap Shampoo did that! I shouldn’t have been so surprised. After all, the lanolin used in the Hair Moisturizer is a humectant, meaning - it actually draws in moisture from the air over time. So, even though I hadn’t applied any in days, my hair was still “funky fresh, dressed to impress, and ready to party”. Ok, maybe it wasn’t funky fresh but, it was that evening when I washed the dirt out with my African Black Soap shampoo. Using a shampoo specially formulated for my naturally dry hair is a must! Instead of stripping out all of the moisture, I clean out the dirt while leaving my curls, soft, bouncy, and manageable. I have to say I am very proud of these products that we have crafted with love, for a lovely people.
Jamila, Operations Manager
P.S. I don’t recommend you be lazy like me, but I do hope you will try our all-natural products for yourself!
Take a look at the ingredients listed on your current health and beauty products.
What are these complicated-sounding ingredients; are they man-made chemicals? What purpose do they serve; are they emulsifiers or preservatives? SHOULD you put these ingredients on your body?
When you spend your hard earned dollar on Ash Kickin products, you won't get any unnecessary or possible toxic fillers. What you will get, is a health and beauty product that was hand-crafted with purposeful, quality, ingredients... that you can pronounce.
Here at Ash Kickin, we believe our people deserve the best. We won't be taking any short cuts and we won't have you guessing.
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