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In the past, when I heard the word "skincare" immediately what came to my mind was - expensive, "extra" and unnecessary. Throughout my teen and twenties, I had issues with acne and hyperpigmentation, and nothing really helped it, so I just shrugged it off as something that I had to deal with and would hopefully grow out of. It wasn't until my early thirties, that I began to learn that investing in a good skincare regimen was actually a very smart decision, and I didn't have to spend a fortune to do so!

In an effort to improve my skin, I dove into skincare research and discovered that lots of skincare products are extremely TOXIC - how scary! That just didn't sit right with me, so my interest turned to Natural Skincare instead, and I started experimenting with natural ingredients for acne care. My interest in natural skincare grew significantly when my infant daughter began suffering from dermatitis, and I couldn’t pinpoint a reason why. I started replacing her baby care products with my own handmade creations as well, and to my surprise, her skin began to heal! Both my skin and hers were thriving!

This became a major inspiration for me, and I wanted to share it with other people who may have been having similar issues. I was already at home on maternity leave, so I thought to myself, "What if I could take this time to start a natural skincare brand, and not have to return to the 9-5 that I was dreading going back to. How cool would it be to support myself and my family while also spreading awareness about nourishing natural skincare alternatives.” It was go time!

I started Real SkinFood with the goal to provide natural SUPERFOOD based products for conscious consumers who desired quality, effectiveness, and affordable NON TOXIC skincare. Fun fact: my first product for sale was a natural deodorant because I had learned about the link between popular aluminum based deodorants and breast cancer in women.

Today, Real SkinFood has over 1000 orders shipped with a tribe of happy customers giving us continuous 5-star ratings across the United States!

The key ingredients in our products are Organic Shea, Mango, and Cocoa Butters. These and the other plant based superfoods we use are proven to be healthy, nutrient rich, and harm-free. And unlike other natural skincare brands, at Real SkinFood we use all 3 ingredients in our blends making our products more effective and faster acting. We focus on treating dry skin conditions like dullness, lack of luster, signs of aging, and helping to soothe conditions like eczema and psoriasis. We currently offer body butters, bar soaps, body wash, and beauty oils for a full body care regimen!

I would personally love it if you would visit and follow my Instagram page @realskinfoodshop where you can learn more about Real Skinfood and also score some free skincare tips and DIY recipes from me!

I also offer free consultations for questions and skincare product recommendations. My desire to help is after all the reason why I started this brand!

Thanks for reading!

~ Ciara Merrill

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