Beauty from the Beast: Get Glowing Skin with Botanicals from the Amazon Rainforest
Picture this: Glistening green leaves and twisting vines intermingle unpredictably with soaring tree trunks, colorful flowers, cascading waterfalls and meandering rivers. Songs of exotic birds and monkey calls erupt from the greenery. This is the Amazon Rainforest: 1.4 billion acres of majestic jungle — and our apothecary.
When SkinKick’s scientists decided to develop a skincare line with natural ingredients — and without harsh chemicals or toxins that can dry out or irritate the skin — they knew just where to look. The Amazon’s expansive landscape is home to the largest collection of plant species in the world, with more than 438,000 species already catalogued and many more to be discovered.
Determined to bring you clear, refreshed and glowing skin, our scientists combined their knowledge of skincare science and skin cell biology with the very best natural botanicals from the Amazon. Here’s how it all unfolded.
Finding Beauty in the Beast
The Amazon is beautiful, but it’s also dangerous. When our chief scientist, Dr. Bill Provance, traveled to Brazil, he learned about a growing epidemic of parasitic diseases that plagued the native people. Not only did these parasites make people sick, but they also aggravated and inflamed the skin. Armed with years of knowledge studying skin cell biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Provance began searching for a way to create a natural “second skin” that would prevent rainforest parasites from penetrating the skin and entering the body. Dr. Provance carefully tested a variety of botanicals on the skin of Brazil’s native people. In addition to protecting from parasites, these natural formulations had a pleasant side effect: clearing, soothing and hydrating the skin. And so, Dr. Provance had an ah-ha moment. If this “second skin” could clear and beautify the skin of native Brazilians, perhaps it could do the same for others? SkinKick was born.
Real Science, Real Results
Dr. Provance and the SkinKick team began working on developing a skincare line that used the same natural botanicals to clear blemishes and renew the skin. Today, we offer you the “2-Step Kick,” a blemish-clearing kit that includes our Face Wash and Blemish Relief Lotion, complete with some awesome natural botanicals:
Step 1: Face Wash
Step One, SkinKick’s Face Wash, is a daily cleanser and exfoliant that uses finely-ground coconut shell and botanical extracts, antioxidants and vitamins to remove impurities and balance sebum levels on the skin. SkinKick’s Face Wash is strong enough to remove dead skin cells, but gentle enough to use twice daily without irritating the skin. Active ingredients include ground coconut shell, aloe, green tea extract, caviar, grapefruit, cucumber, apple and almond.
Step 2: Blemish Relief Lotion
Step Two is SkinKick’s Blemish Relief Lotion. The lotion’s B3 TechnologyTM uses three key botanicals from the Amazon Rainforest — cat’s claw extract, dragon’s blood resin and black willow bark extract — to clear the appearance of blemishes and soothe problem skin. The lotion’s Tropical HAVEN ComplexTM then renews the skin using five botanicals from the Amazon Rainforest. These clinically-proven botanicals — acai, andiroba, camu-camu, copaiba oil and pequi oil — deliver high concentrations of omega fatty acids, vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants to improve the skin’s appearance and leave skin looking and feeling clear, refreshed and glowing. Finally, SkinKick’s BeautySkin technology protects the skin from the environment and aids in skin renewal by keeping botanicals in contact with the skin’s surface. This 100% natural, undetectable film acts like a “second skin,” protecting the skin from harmful substances like pollution and makeup while also keeping the all-natural ingredients in SkinKick’s B3 TechnologyTM and Tropical HAVEN ComplexTM in direct contact with the skin, thereby enhancing blemish relief and skin renewal.
Clear Skin, Clear Mind
Just as we cared deeply about improving the lives of Brazilian natives suffering from disease, so we care about helping teens and adults struggling with problem skin. We’ve seen incredible results with people of all ages and skin types and our loyal fans say their confidence and self-esteem have soared.
“I tried everything for my breakouts. I love SkinKick. I’m so happy with my results and feel so much more confident now.”
Want to kick start your clear-skin journey? Order Skinkick today. We’re honored to share a percent of every purchase with the Amazon Conservation Association to ensure future generations can experience this sacred place.