Product Feature: Saving Face Wash

October 02, 2017

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We hope to build a connection between your daily Miiko Skin Co rituals and the stories behind the recipes

Introducing: Saving Face Wash 

The Backstory...The Saving Face Wash was the most requested product amongst a focus group of girlfriends before Miiko Skin Co launched in November 2015. After just two prototypes, the recipe was completed and the Saving Face Wash has evolved to be our #1 selling product at Miiko Skin Co.  

First on the menu... Saving Face Wash

The Saving Face Wash is a gentle cleanser that can be enjoyed daily as a first course in your Miiko Skin Co routine. It contains a light vegetable castille soap made in Crescent Valley BC, diluted with a small amount of distilled water, and blended with virgin organic coconut oil, extra-virgin orange infused olive oil, and seasonal honey from honey bees enjoying fireweed or blueberry pollens on Vancouver Island. Topped with a small amount of grapefruit essential oil from a local distributor in Victoria the Saving Face Wash will leave your face clean, your spirits lifted, and you pleasantly surprised with the lather it provides. 


 Common Questions:

    1. Will the Face Wash remove my make-up?
      • Yes it will remove your face make-up, however, we recommend using the I-Coco for eye make-up removal.
      2. How often should I wash my face?
        • 1-2 times per day depending on your skin type and lifestyle! If you have never washed your face, you don't need to start! See the Busy and Beautiful skin personality blog post
        3. Can I travel with my Saving Face Wash?
          • Yes! We created the Traveler's Face Wash for you to fit on your carry-on or take with you wherever you need to go! This product is 60ml and unscented to respect the hosts of Miiko Skin Co travelling the world!

          honey bee made out of food using honey comb, grapefruit peel, grapefruit, bee pollen, honey.

          Meet the Saving Face Wash Team

          • HONEY (Unpasteurized, pesticide/herbicide-free, small-scale, local to Vancouver Island)
            • anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral = helps prevent breakouts
            • humectant = locks moisture in the skin
            • pulls out blackheads
            • natural preservative = no need for toxic preservatives
          • COCONUT OIL (Virgin, DME manual cold-pressed from coconut to raw oil in 90 minutes on the Solomon Islands, multiple organic certifications, and award-winning fair trade, from BC distributors)
            • anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral = helps prevent breakouts
            • does not go rancid easily = natural preservative
            • rich in medium chain triglycerides (MCT) which supports the natural chemistry of the skin
            • long-term benefits for helping slow the aging process of the skin
          • OLIVE OIL (Extra-Virgin, Fused with fresh citrus fruit using a traditional method called the agromato method, sourced locally at Olive the Senses, Victoria, BC)
            • hypo-allergenic= least likely to cause a reaction on the skin
            • rich in oleic fatty acid (also found in human connective tissue)
            • rich in linoleum fatty acid = anti-inflammatory, acne reductive, and moisture retentive properties when applied to the skin
            • rich in vitamin E = good for tissue reformation
          • VEGETABLE CASTILE SOAP (made with vegetable oils and an alkali, 100% biodegradable, 100% non-toxic, family run business with sustainability program in place)
            • Active cleansing agent in this product. The alkalinity removes unwanted dirt and product from the skin without stripping.

          • GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL (120ml size only) (Premium quality with chemical profile authentication from local supplier Genie in a Bottle.) 

            • Botanical Name: Citrus racemosa Plant Part: Peel Origin: France
            • Common Uses: Purifier of congested, oily and acne-prone skin, spiritual up-lifter, ease muscle fatigue and stiffness, antioxidant.
            • Aromatic Scent: Fresh, Bright tart citrus aroma
            • History: Appeared as a horticultural accident in the 1700's in Jamaica, the Grapefruit was then known as the "forbidden fruit."
          Girl holding flower on top of mountain with ocean in the background

          Stories Worth Re-Telling: 

          1. Miiko Skin Co manufactures every batch of Saving Face Wash using 4L hard plastic jugs which previously contained 99.9% isopropyl from the Royal Jubilee Hospital. We diverted over 100 jugs from the immediate waste stream in 2016. 
          2. The only packaging we purchase from the United States directly is the black twist pump lids for the product because we could not find a local supplier to partner with. 
          3. The travel size wash, the unscented variant, and the lock-top twist lid are all changes that have been made to the Saving Face Wash from customer feedback loops.