SkinFare Coconut Oil Lotion Sticks Review

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 {Unfortunately, it seems that SkinFare has gone out of business. I never received notice from the brand and it seems they have slowly and silently closed. 🙁 All links in my post have been removed to avoid any confusion.

I haven’t received any responses from the brand to my past inquiries but should I ever hear back from them or the brand happens to re-open, I will let everyone know. It’s a shame because I really loved these products!}

As a lover of unique, sustainable design, product packaging is one of the first things I’m attracted to when I’m shopping around (minus of course, honing in on a product’s ingredients list). The North Carolina-based skincare company, SkinFare offers a line of organic skincare lotion sticks that contain organic, essential oil ingredients and are housed in a compostable, biodegradable, recycled paper applicator. These lotion sticks are aptly described by SkinFare as a semi-solid skin salve” and can be applied on the face and body. SkinFare kindly reached out to me for a chance to try their skincare lotion sticks and I was pleasantly surprised by how wonderful the products were and how quickly they fit into my daily life and skincare routine. skinfare3

Coconut oil, palm fruit oil, beeswax and castor oil are the 4 main, organic ingredients at the basis of each SkinFare lotion stick formulation in addition to the other natural, USDA Certified Organic ingredients in each stick. The exact ingredients vary by stick as there are 5 different SkinFare lotion sticks ($9.99 each/0.8oz), each of which can be used to remedy a specific skin issue:

  • Apothecary Prime: VANISH acne & blemishes a sweet and sensual concoction, like smelling a magical flower;  chamomile, sage and thyme combine to heal, soothe and clarify any surface of your skin. Apply daily on acne prone areas to treat and prevent breakouts.
  • Thunder Cake: SOOTHE painful irritations a delicious batter of nutmeg, clove and anise, Thunder Cake will energize, relieve and protect your skin, with comfort and aroma like a wonderful cake. Apply frequently on chafing, sores, burns to ease inflammation. Contains only USDA Certified Organic ingredients. Recycled paper applicator is compostable.
  • Verdent Remedy: LIGHTEN dark circles, scars, sunspots smells like a grassy field. Its rich oils of galbanum, bergamot and basil are refreshing and lively, a summer day of flavor. Tone, restore and brighten your skin. Apply daily on scars, sun damage, age spots to fade discoloration.
  • Heirloom Elixir: HYDRATE dry & scaly patchesa sunny, sweet garden of ginger, carrot and spearmint. Its healthy richness will invigorate, tighten and refresh your skin, all over. Apply frequently on rough or chapped areas for deep moisturization.
  • Topical Nourishment: HEAL wounds, cracks, damaged skin– As if one drew a wand of faint sweetness through the air, with hints of lemongrass and rosemary on the wind, Topical Nourishment sinks deep into your skin to defend, balance and repair. Apply frequently to abrasions and damaged skin to promote repair.

While there are so many varied uses for SkinFare lotion sticks, I found myself easily using them all because each remedy is so practical for daily life. I think SkinFare lotion sticks are essential, everyday products for anyone and can make great, small gifts. I brought these along on a ski trip and they were so handy for on-the-go use, either in my purse or in my ski jacket whenever I needed to moisturize or share with someone. The Thunder Cake and Topical Nourishment sticks were great to have on the ski slopes!

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I love the easy-to-use push-up stick design, portable and compostable packaging as well as the attractive, bright, color-coded designs. The first thing I thought of were these push-up ice pops from my childhood. Do you remember those? All the SkinFare lotion sticks are moisturizing, gentle and smell delicious. I didn’t notice any irritation or dryness to my skin after using SkinFare either. The sticks are affordable at $9.99 each and even though I used most sticks on a daily basis, I found the products to last a while. I love how multi-use they are!

My favorite SkinFare sticks were Apothecary Prime, Heirloom Elixir and Verdent Remedy. I loved using Apothecary Prime as a spot treatment and did notice acne and small blemishes slowly disappear or lessen in redness. Using daily seemed to treat skin and prevent my blemishes from increasing. Another recommended use for this product which I haven’t tried, is as a face primer before applying makeup. The Verdent Remedy has a distinct grassy, herb scent which is not my favorite but I like applying this to dark circles on my face. It definitely seems to have lightened up small spots and helped with sunspots. My absolute favorite stick is the Heirloom Elixir because it is such a great multi-use moisturizer. It becomes creamy and hydrating when rubbed on the skin and I love using it to moisturize my cuticles, hands and dry spots on my face. Plus, the ingredients (main ingredients + ginger, carrot and spearmint) smell SO good I want to eat it everyday I use it!!

If you want to try out these lotion sticks, SkinFare was kind enough to give my readers 25% off any orders at SkinFare.com! Use my special code: Plein25 at checkout until 3/31/2014 (Coupon cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions or discounts.)

Have you tried any SkinFare products? If so, which ones? Which SkinFare products would you most want to try and why?

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*Products were provided to me for my consideration. Review is based on my own, honest opinions. I am never compensated for my honest opinion.

26 Comments

  1. organicbeautyblogger March 28, 2014

    I love multipurpose on the go products and these sticks seem very handy. The packaging is super cute 🙂


    • Kasey Michelle March 28, 2014

      Agreed! Sometimes I’m a bit too obsessed with multi-purpose products 🙂 Thanks for reading!


  2. baileyblush March 28, 2014

    These sound awesome!!! I have not seen anything quite like these, Vanish seems like it might do me well- ingredients are so gentle.


    • Kasey Michelle March 28, 2014

      Hi Bailey,
      I’m not sure what I love most about these products: simple, effective ingredients, gentle formulation, sustainable packinging…so much loveliness packed in a small tube. You need to try them! 🙂


  3. Hmm this is really interesting, I’ve never come across skin care like this! I might need a Vanish in my life!


    • Kasey Michelle March 28, 2014

      Hi Ru,
      I definitely think you should try it! The SkinFare formulas are so gentle and effective. I love how there are minimal ingredients too!


  4. Rebecca March 28, 2014

    Great review! I love reading about companies I have yet to discover. I also really enjoy products in stick form that are easy to carry. Apothecary Prime and Topical Nourishment need to be on my wishlist!


    • Kasey Michelle March 31, 2014

      Thanks for reading, Rebecca! SkinFare products make packing for a trip so much easier, I just love how portable and multi-purpose they are. Definitely recommend! 🙂


  5. The Wanderlusting Beauty March 29, 2014

    This looks so awesome! Glad you found these. I’ll have to test these out for sure!


    • Kasey Michelle March 31, 2014

      Thanks, Brenda! I’m sure you will love them, they are really great products! Let me know if you try any out 🙂


  6. bohochicmeetsorganic March 30, 2014

    I can’t be with out this , its one of those items that i can’t be low on. I use it as a makeup primer and it works amazing, it also gives a nice healthy glow finish to my face when using my press power. The one i have is Verdent remedy. Great review, looking forward to picking the other scents. It also works great for fly away hairs . 🙂


    • Kasey Michelle March 31, 2014

      Oh, yes they are lovely for a makeup primer! I have to try it out for fly away hair too, great tip! Thanks for reading! 🙂 Let me know if you pick up any other scents, curious to know your thoughts!


  7. classyrunner June 17, 2014

    Do you know if they went out of business? Their website seems to be down! Thanks!


    • Kasey Michelle June 18, 2014

      Hmm, I do see that their website is currently down. I had also tried contacting them a few times with no response. It also seems that they haven’t updated their social media platforms in a while too. :/ I’ll try to have an update but I’m not sure as of now!


  8. Terry January 19, 2015

    I can no longer find this product for sale anywhere. Does any one have access to buying more?


    • Kasey January 20, 2015

      Hi Terry, Several other readers have asked me the same question. Seems like SkinFare went out of business without announcement and I haven’t received any response from them to my past inquiries. Such a bummer because these were great products 🙁 I’ve updated and removed their website links from this post to avoid further confusion. Sorry! If I ever hear from them or if they re-open, I’ll be sure to let everyone know!


  9. sheila February 20, 2015

    I bought tone restore brighten and love it! The smell is great and my pores seem smaller, skin smoother. Purchase a week ago at the herbal store in cola sc


    • Leslie James February 23, 2015

      SHEILA – Can you send me the info of where you purchased your product in Cola, SC? I would love to call or email them to see if I can purchase some from them. Thanks, Leslie


    • Leslie James April 25, 2015

      Hi Sheila! Can you send me the name of the store where you purchased this product in Cola, SC? You stated that it was a herbal store there, but if you could send me the name of the store or their contact info, that would be awesome! Thanks! Leslie LAJames10855@aol.com or (405) 812-8512


  10. Leslie James February 23, 2015

    I love these products, I purchased some in Bend, OR about a year ago, and I wanted to purchase more, but I can’t find it… I absolutely love it! Bummer if they are out of business. If anyone finds any of their stuff please let me know… LAJames10855@aol.com or (405) 812-8512. Thanks! Leslie


  11. Leslie James February 23, 2015

    SHEILA – Can you send me the info of where you purchased your product in Cola, SC? I would love to call or email them to see if I can purchase some from them. Thanks, Leslie


  12. Adam Ripley April 25, 2015

    Wen ave a few sticks left. Email info@ripleyrx.com


    • Leslie James April 25, 2015

      Adam, I just sent you an email regarding purchasing some of these awesome sticks. I love them and would love to get several. Please email me back at LAJames10855@aol.com and I will place an order with you. Thanks again, Leslie


  13. David Renaud May 28, 2015

    I also have some available in all 5 varieties.. david@velopacific.com


  14. Lindy July 11, 2015

    These SkinFare products were also my favorites. I hate that they’ve gone out of business!! I would’ve cleaned out every store, had I known.


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