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Friday, August 28, 2015

Fair Friday-Natural Beauty Products

Raw Skin Ceuticals Body Lotion

In May I attended the Dallas Women’s Expo.  There were lots of vendors for skin care products, but the one I’m reviewing today really stood out because they offer both skin care products and cosmetics that are 100 % natural and vegan.

Owner and founder of Raw Skin Ceuticals, Sarah Johnson is a cancer survivor and was passionate about finding healthier products.  She founded the company with her husband Dane.

Their mission as stated in their literature is to bridge the gap between perception of mainstream skin care and cosmetics and the reality of true skin nutrition. Their goal is to provide nutritionally balanced skin care treatments to combat common skin problems including acne, rosacea, eczema, aging skin, dehydration, oily skin and much more from infants to seniors, including pets. 
Bringing together skin solutions found in traditional “herbal apothecaries” combined with the appeal and demand for “Mainstream skin care and cosmetics” to provide the most pure and balanced nutrition for your skin. Each RawSkinCeutical formula is a balance of triple infused raw herbs, raw unrefined oils and butters in propriety herb and aloe tea blends.

I got to meet Sarah and test several of the products at the show.  I have been using the blush and foundation since May and the products are great.  Sarah helped me pick out two cream blushes that were good for my coloring. She can work from pictures and will send samples for you to try before you purchase.

I also purchased two body lotions; Calming (vanilla) and Energizing (lemon grass) which I have been using since May.  Both easily absorb into the skin and are wonderful products. They are priced at $15.00

I have been making many of my own skin care products in an effort to be as mindful about what goes on my body as I am about what I put in my body.
The company’s products are:
·        Gluten free
·        Cruelty free
·        Vegan
·        Fair trade certified.
The 100 % raw vegan line is comprised of a complex blend of raw oils, herbs and butters that are not prepared above 140 degrees to preserve the integrity and nutrition to achieve balance for your skin.
They have and outdoor line that includes sunblock’s of SPF 45 and bug spray that I want to try.  Their line of pet products includes shampoo, bug spray and bug ointment for pets.

If you are an athlete, they have a line of products such as:
·        Sport breakout and bacteria control lotion
·        Cooling aloe spritz
·        Sport face and body scrub
·        Sport intense hydration body salve
·        Sport renew and soothe body lotion
·        Sport sore muscle relief
They have a full line of products for men and babies as well.  There is fall sale right now and first time members can sign up and get 20% off. Sarah promised me not to fill up my mail box with spam. I can say that is true because I think I have only gotten one e-mail from them.

I make my own soap and lotions, but it is nice to have a site for cosmetics. I also like having the option to buy rather than make my own skin care products. Give their site a try; I’ve been very happy with the quality and cost of RawSkinCeuticals products.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She has qualified to represent Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015.  

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 165 members in 32 states. We also have members in Australia, Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, England and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon

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