As we enter the holiday season, we’re bombarded with ways to overindulge. Sweets at family get-togethers entice; time crunches from long to-do lists and calendar events drain our motivation to exercise. Sometimes we pile on more and more until we can barely recognize ourselves—inside and out.
So much excess can not only take a toll on our bodies, but also on our skin. Balanced skin types can become oily and blemished, and fine lines can become more pronounced as we stop paying as much attention to our skincare regimes and our bodies spend extra energy trying to repair themselves.
While focusing on what we’re putting in our bodies is the best way to combat skin issues, we can also give our complexions a little detoxing help with high-quality skincare products focused on soothing irritations and promoting cell turnover. Jacq’s Organics Fancy Detox Soap Bar does just that: Its unique combination of moisturizers and essential oils give skin a boost, encouraging it to purge, heal and glow.
The Fancy Detox Soap Bar is formulated with aloe and Haitian castor oil, both proven skin hydrators that also help fight inflammation, irritation and redness. Aloe is a skin-soothing powerhouse that provides moisture to skin without oiliness or residue. It’s anti-bacterial and has wound-healing benefits that help aid injured skin and calm sensitivity. Haitian castor oil, which is harvested from the seeds of the castor plant, keeps skin from drying out, as it’s packed with vitamin E, an emollient, and omega 9 fatty acids, which promote nourished, glowing skin. Castor oil also acts as a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, making it great for skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Its high ricinoleic acid (an omega 9 fatty acid itself) content makes castor oil anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, aiding in blemish treatment and prevention.
Now, hydrators are great, but part of what makes this bar so special is how it combines those moisturizers with exfoliators and detoxifying ingredients. The key additive here isactivated bamboo charcoal, which has been used in skincare for centuries. Known for its ability to absorb minerals, toxins and impurities, bamboo charcoal deep cleanses pores without drying them out or leaving a residue on your skin. Bamboo kills bacteria and fungus, and allows skin to balance itself with its natural oils. It’s another great treatment for eczema and psoriasis because it helps to gently clean the skin while promoting healing. When you use the Fancy Detox Soap Bar in the shower or bathtub, the activated bamboo charcoal also releases good-for-you minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium, which skin can lack as it ages.
French rose clay adds to this soap bar’s detox ability by helping skin to purge without drying it out. Organic milk’s lactic acid content gently exfoliates and encourages skin cells to turn over, revealing a more radiant complexion. Dull, lackluster skin is rejuvenated and brought back to life as skin’s circulation improves, simultaneously treating fine lines by helping skin look plumper.
If the bar’s cleansing and detoxing abilities weren’t enough, its essential-oil-blended scent will hook you. Sweet orange essential oil creates an uplifting, mood-boosting scent that’s perfect for tired mornings. This EO itself is anti-inflammatory and anti-septic, making it another ingredient that helps treat skin wounds and blemishes. It’s combined with basil essential oil, which is frequently used in ayurvedic medicine, and helps rid your body of odor. Anise essential oil brings a sweet, spicy scent to the bar and provides more wound-healing and circulation-boosting properties. Pine needle essential oil rounds out the EO blend as it stimulates and awakens your mind, while helping treat irritated skin.
The Fancy Detox Soap Bar is a certified multi-tasker that you can use on your face and body and its list of powerful ingredients make it the perfect choice to help fight back against holiday overindulgence.
How do you keep your skin on track during the holiday season? What tactics do you employ to keep your glow?
Nicolle Mackinnon is a lifestyle magazine editor based in Minneapolis, Minn. As a beauty blogger and social media manager for No More Dirty Looks, she tries to put her endless hours of Google-ing clean beauty ingredients to use by helping to educate about non-toxic cosmetics. She also contributes to numerous beauty blogs, magazines and websites on the topic of natural beauty and vegan skincare and makeup. Nicolle has an affinity for yoga poses, puppy-watching and Gilmore Girls, and can often be found painting her nails while catching up on episodes of So You Think You Can Dance. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram for beauty-related insight.