With it being Father’s Day today, it got us thinking about the men in our lives and consequently the amazing increase in those that are investing in self care; making them feel a million dollars! (That certainly is true for our very own boy crew at O&3 HQ – in fact a ‘Manny’ is the most popular treatment on our ‘Just Because’ treat days! – yet another lovely reason to work at O&3!).
We think that taking that time out to have some well earned ‘me time’ is so important. This fast paced crazy world we live in doesn’t stop; so it is up to all of us to have that ‘stop and breath moment’.
We stock some amazing natural products that have made their way into male grooming products recently…
- COCONUT OIL: A very stable oil and robust in your formulations. A super absorbing, hydrating emollient oil that melts into your skin. This oil delivers silky smooth skin & hair when applied directly. Applications include facial creams & lotions. This product is refined to give you the functionalities of the oil without the aroma affecting your formulation. Just like after-shave oil and balms, coconut oil can be used as an after shave alternative. It also has healing properties, on top of hydrating and softening your skin. Last but not least, a benefit of coconut oil for the beard is the excellent natural non-alcohol scent.
- SUNFLOWER OIL: Rich in Vitamin A, D & E (natural tocopherols). Highly stable oil able to withstand high temperatures and odourless so you can blend with any other oils. Highly versatile oil that can be used in a wide range of products.
A very cost effective base/carrier oil. A few drops of a good, light, lubricating sunflower oil won’t clog pores or your razor, softens and lifts hair, and moistens skin deeply enough to make it give to the blade. You won’t have to drag the razor across your face any more than you’d want to. Win, Win!
- CHAMOMILE: Carries cooling and calming properties. Commonly used to soothe allergic skin conditions such as eczema. If you are looking for an essential oil with anti-inflammatory benefits, this oil works well in face and body products. In case you didn’t know, chamomile has a long history as an Ayurvedic treatment. A form of holistic medicine, Ayurveda was founded in India thousands of years ago on the principle that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body and spirit. We couldn’t agree more.
- ALOE VERA: We have a wide family of Aloe at O&3 that all provide you with a variety of purposes. Our Mexican Aloe lives up to its name serving as a super skin moisturiser, succesfully carrying oxygen to the skin cells. A well known calming & soothing ingredient that has been used for centuries to aid burns and scars. Exactly why it is a staple holiday ingredient to aid those sun burns! Our Aloe, Cosmetic Clear Gel is a formulated product that is silky smooth and dries into the skin with ease giving it a firm tone. This is why this ingredient is best served on its own.
These are just a snap shot of what you could include in your next male grooming formulation. Our whole portfolio can be found HERE
We’d love to hear your recipes and ideas.
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