November 10, 2014

"Why did iNature Skincare asked 50 people 1 question? Our story"

As a skincare company, iNature Skincare made Comfortable: 50 People 1 Question with one purpose in mind: to remind people to feel comfortable in their own skin.  Our beauty is not at all about our appearances; rather, it is about who we are and about how we choose to perceive our beauty. You see this message from how strangely different the answers from children and adults in the film are. Children only wanted unrealistic additions to what they see as their already-perfect body, while adults recounted numerous things that they would change, such as their skin, stretch marks, and forehead sizes. If we once felt so perfect in our skin, just as the children did, why should we stop now? Feel comfortable in yourself, because natural beauty is ultimately about the way you feel.

It was a very pleasant experience working with Elaine and Jason from Jubilee Project to develop the film.  Also, a sincere thank you to Annette.

November 10, 2014

Why Jubilee Project made 50 People 1 Question with iNature Skincare?

As a child, I was convinced that if I ate enough carrots I'd be able to see through walls. As I grew older, x-ray vision was joined by a long list of things I wanted to change about my body: clearer skin, more muscle, slightly taller, etc.

That's why we made "Comfortable". The film is a reminder to us all that we were each beautifully and uniquely made. That's why we were so proud to work with iNature Skincare. Like Jubilee Project, they believe that we look our best when we are confident and comfortable in our own skin.

While shooting this film, I was reminded once again about the beauty of being comfortable in one's own skin like the children in the film. That's why I've stopped worrying about things I wish were different.

That said, I haven't stopped eating carrots. A boy can dream, right?

Jason Y. Lee
Jubilee Project
November 03, 2014

Natural Scents and Sensitivity

Nowadays, many people use beauty products with synthetic fragrances without thinking twice. However, when considering what to put on the skin – your body’s largest organ – it’s worth taking a moment to consider that what you put on your skin may absorb into your blood stream and cause allergy. Now think about the man-made materials found in synthetic fragrances that you could be directly applying to your body – is it any wonder why people used beauty products with synthetic fragrances experienced allergic reactions, migraines, nausea and asthma attacks?

Natural plant scents have been scientifically proven to promote relaxation through aromatherapy. Brown University psychology professor Rachel Herz, Ph.D., said that “smell and emotion are intensely, intimately connected,” and by providing an olfactory experience that derives itself from nature, we want to bring our customers the accompanying experience of happiness and contentment to realize the full potential of the ecological benefits of our product.

At iNature Skincare, the scents being used are the actual, natural scents from the plant ingredients used in the products, giving each iNature Skincare product a unique scent from its unique ingredients. For example, our One Drop Hydrate has a slightly subtle, woody fragrance that can be smelled after the cream is rubbed onto the skin. The Two Drop Nourish has more plant essences, so it has a more noticeable natural aroma which increases the effects of aromatherapy in calming the mind and relieving dry skin conditions caused by stress. The Three Drop Repair is made from a 100% NASSA certified organic concentrated balm of calendula extract and beeswax (a natural substance made by bees found in bee hives), leaving a fragrant scent that doesn’t stick to the skin like an artificial fragrance. Our natural scents are incorporated into our vision of providing our customers an ecologically friendly, yet also psychologically beneficial, experience when using beauty products.

November 03, 2014

Natural Remedies for Dry Itchy Skin

Can I use iNature Skincare products if I don’t have eczema?

iNature Skincare products; Calendula Hydrate, Calendula Nourish or Calendula Repair are beneficial for those with or without eczema-level dry skin. In fact, even if your skin appears to be normal to oily, regular moisturising is still key to maintain skin health, not just for beauty reasons but more importantly because healthy skin can improve one’s quality of life.  If left untreated, dry skin can lead to complications. Itching, inflammation, and cracks in skin that lead to bacterial infections.

Even for those of us without eczema, as the months get colder and the air gets drier, so does our skin, and normal moisturiser may not be enough to combat the resulting dry skin, so the Calendula’s high concentration of flavonoids and carotenoids is useful for maintaining the health of our body’s largest organ, because they can heal inflammation and soothe the skin.

Moreover, iNature Skincare products don’t just soothe the skin but soothe the soul – the aromatic quality of the Sandalwood can relieve anxiety and stress.

Finally, Oatmeal is very well tolerated by the skin and is powerful in alleviating skin dryness and can also help relieve itching. As Oatmeal contains polysaccharides, it acts like a nature exfoliator to remove dead cells and can assist dry skin symptoms like itching, rashes, scales or peeling.  Oatmeal also contain beta-glucan which has a high level of anti-inflammatory properties.

July 15, 2014

Environmental Factors & Knowing Your Skin

I’m sure that, at some point, we’ve all found ourselves with flaky skin at the most inopportune of times. Just a few weeks ago, in fact, I was at an interview, before which I went for a quick look in the mirror—checking for any food stuck in my teeth or anything glaringly embarrassing—only to find flaky, dry skin that covered basically my entire face. Luckily, though, I am sure to always carry around a small, trusty face moisturizer at all times (extremely handy and very recommended!).

Needless to say, my small incident really does highlight just how daunting dry skin can be cosmetically.

Dry skin is the product of outward damage, often caused by environmental factors such as exposure to sun or excessively warm or cold weather, amongst a host of different factors. Since we all have extremely different skin, something that could cause my skin to be dry and flaky could actually make yours radiant. For example, as a Southern Californian native, I am used to plenty of sun; now, however, I now attend school in cold and snowy Boston, and since then I’ve learned that my skin prefers the cold. Whenever I go back to California, my skin just isn’t happy—I break out and my skin is constantly dry. Good news, though: dry skin, although annoying and cosmetically bothersome, can be ameliorated fairly easily, usually just with a moisturizer that you can (and should!) carry around with you.

Interestingly enough, I am actually traveling around Europe this summer, and I feel like my skin changes its mind everywhere I go. Based in London, United Kingdom, my skin seems to be doing pretty well here, much like the east coast; it’s not too humid, not too hot, not too cold, which I can tell my skin prefers. Yet, with my recent excursion to Milan and Venice, Italy, where the sweltering heat was at times too much to handle, my skin instantly retaliated, breaking out and getting annoyingly flaky in the mere three days that I was in Italy.

So, lesson learned? It’s important to remember that environmental factors play a big, big role on your skin. Your skin might just love the blistering heat, or instead prefer freezing temperatures. No matter what, it is very important to actually know your skin well enough to know what environment it prefers, and then prepare accordingly. If you don’t happen to live in an environment that your skin prepares, don’t fret and instead plan for it—perhaps start with carrying around a trusty moisturizer for your own pre-interview woes.