Rebekah's story . . .
I was born with super sensitive skin . . . skin care products, laundry detergent, synthetic fabrics, even medications, would light my skin on fire with rashes, hives, or acne breakouts. Multiple trips to the dermatologist confirmed all my symptoms were a result of chemical sensitivities to everyday household and skin care products.
Through trial and error, I identified ingredients that I could see were healthy and healing for my body. In small batches, I created cleansers, toners, and repair products for my personal use.
My skin responded well and I stayed away from the dyes, scents and ingredients, (found in common products) that I had identified as unhealthy.
Emotional trauma manifests in different ways and several years later it hit me hard. The stability I had gained with using my self-developed products early on, no longer could keep up with the personal trauma that I was experiencing. It caused weight to fall off my body, hair to come out in clumps-my body was not digesting nutrients.
One day I had an epiphany, if nicotine or hormone patches could allow a person to access necessary nutrients or medications, why couldn’t I get nutrients to my body through my skin? I needed to feed my body in some way, and there were 20 square feet of transdermal potential just dying to absorb nutrients.
With a degree in holistic health, my years of experience in producing my own well balanced healthy skin care products, I decided to leverage this knowledge and create a nutritional support system for my body. Each morning I enjoyed a daily hair/skin breakfast smoothie, and followed it with what became my VIRTUE SKINFOOD skincare treatment. Gradually, I began the journey back from illness to full-blown vibrant health.
One day a girlfriend asked, “What do you use on your face? Your skin glows. I’d love to try what you are using. Can you make a recommendation?”
I said, “I can’t recommend anything personally, because I make my own.”
“Really?”, she paused, “Could you make some for me?”
More requests arrived from other friends and then friends of friends. Sometimes the requests were accompanied for specific skin issues to be addressed, while others were for basic skin care help.
That was the beginning of VIRTUE SKINCARE, it seemed to emerge overnight based on demand. From 30+ years of providing myself with a sensitive skin solution, to a line of products that uses the wisdom of natural plant medicine and food grade nutrition-now anyone can have a healthier body, inside and out.
We have a true passion for skin.
We all want healthier younger looking skin. Topically feeding our body nutrient rich natural healing skin care products instead of chemical products that introduce unwanted toxins into our system increasing the speed of aging. Now we can leverage the amazing capacity of our body to slow down the aging process using VIRTUE SKINFOOD, feeding our skin nutrients externally.
Our Virtuous Promise:
Authentic: 100% organic and/or wild-crafted
Harmonious: Packaged in glass or food grade metal to maximize purity
Healthful: Ingredients are the most bio-available, food grade, raw & cold-pressed, and from sustainable sources
Pure: Only contains essential oils -- no fragrances, dyes, or synthetics
Kind: Not tested on animals
Do you know what is in your skin care? And does it really work?
Why VIRTUE SKINFOOD?
What we put on the skin is ingested like anything we eat. Skin is the largest organ of the body and since it is porous, it absorbs whatever put on it. A study published in the American Journal of Public Health looked into the skin's absorption rates of chemicals found in drinking water. It showed that the skin absorbs an average of 64% of total contaminant dosage.* Other studies found the face to be several times more permeable than broad body surfaces and an absorption rate of 100% for underarms and genitalia.* And another peer-reviewed study showed 100% absorption for fragrance ingredients.*
Five Steps to Healthy Beautiful Skin
- DETOX: stimulate, clear pores, improve skin tone.
- CLEAN: slough off dead skin cells, preserve skin's acid mantle.
- TONE: repair environmental damage, restore pH.
- NOURISH: feed skin nutrients and natural Retinoic acid.
- REPAIR: heal and protect, slow the aging process
Is commercial skin care aging you?
Many commercial brands of moisturizers contain petroleum-based ingredients that can suffocate the skin. In contrast, bio-available ingredients provide deep and real moisture. They help strengthen underlying skin tissues and help remove excessive dead cells on the skin's surface that makes skin rough and flaky.
Using the wisdom of natural plant medicine and food grade nutrition VIRTUE SKINFOOD leverages the knowledge of Naturally Occurring skin healing nutrients, vitamins and minerals, chosen for their natural skin repair. VIRTUE SKINFOOD never uses synthetic fragrances, artificial preservatives or inexpensive inert filler ingredients. Ensuring maximum concentration and healing power.
Commercial moisturizers contain up to 80% water, which makes skin feel like it is being moisturized. But as soon as the water evaporates, the skin becomes dry again. The only way to hydrate skin is to drink it.