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:
our answer to healthy skin, a healthy life, and a healthy planet.
When SkinKick’s scientists set out to develop a skincare line with all-natural ingredients—and without harsh chemicals or toxins that can dry out or irritate the skin—they knew just where to look: the Amazon Rainforest. This expansive landscape is home to the largest collection of plant species in the world, with more than 438,000 species already cataloged and many more to be discovered.
SkinKick’s scientists combined their knowledge of skin cell biology with the most powerful natural ingredients from the Amazon to create Naturally Smart® Skincare. Here’s how it all unfolded.
Finding Beauty in the Beast
The Amazon is beautiful, but it’s also dangerous. When SkinKick Chief Science Officer 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 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. What he didn’t expect to find was that all of the formulations he tested had a common result: overall improvement and appearance of the skin. He soon discovered that these formulations were leaving the skin smooth, hydrated, and clear. That’s when 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 ingredients to clear blemishes and renew the skin, which led to the creation of the 2-Step Blemish Kick Duo system. This clean + natural skincare system includes:
Daily Exfoliant Cleanser (3 oz) — a multi-functional face wash that uses finely-ground coconut shell and botanical extracts to remove impurities and balance oil on the skin. It’s powerful enough to remove dead skin cells yet gentle enough to use twice daily without irritating the skin. It smells clean + tropical and will leave your skin clean, refreshed and ready for renewal. (Plus, it doubles as a calming face mask!)
Blemish Relief Lotion (0.5 oz) — a lightweight lotion that clears blemishes while also soothing and renewing the skin. This lotion is powered by our three exclusive plant-powered technologies:
Clear Skin, Clear Mind
Just as we care deeply about improving the lives of Brazilian natives suffering from disease, we care about helping teens and adults struggling with problem skin. We imagine a world where every person has healthy skin and more self-esteem that leads to a better life and a happier planet. People of all ages and skin types have seen incredible results with SkinKick. Our customers have even called it “Self-esteem in a bottle”.
We’re honored to share a percentage of our profits with the Amazon Conservation Association to ensure future generations can experience this sacred place.