I have a passion for creating extravagant, chemical free beauty products for you, my sister! Products that may take a little longer to produce results than their chemical laden counterparts, but when the results do begin to show, they will be deep, lasting, and wholesome. You see, many of us have believed cancer was the big monster associated with all the chemicals common household products contain, including those we use on our skin. And yes, many of these ingredients can contribute to this dreadful disease, but it turns out that the main concern for us women, especially, is hormone disruption! I was shocked when I discovered this in my research of manmade compounds found in creams, scrubs, hair products, teeth products, etc. Do you need that? I most certainly do not!
I was raised in Brazil, in a community that primarily sought relief from common ailments by natural methods, so coming up with formulas for my own use has always been second nature. When I reconnected with a wonderful, energetic, visionary childhood friend, Nalani’s co-founder Clarice, she immediately decided we needed to share these skin transforming products with you!
Each of our creations has a story, allow me to share a few. We began the deodorant line because of dear friends who were struggling with breast cancer and requested an alternative to aluminum based deodorants. Our luscious body butters were the result of recurring eczema on my shins every single dry California winter. No more of this problem for several years now! The hyaluronic acid face cream came about after a very informative conversation with a brilliant young chemist in Brazil, from whom I learned that banana leaves are the richest in nature in hyaluronic acid. I just had to bring you this product as well! And the idea of a citrus sugar scrub, one of our personal favorites was conceived at one of my rare visits to a manicurist. I love to work in my garden, with bare hands to feel the dirt, so painted nails don’t last long! On this occasion the manicurist treated my hands to a delicious smelling scrub that left them silky soft. Knowing this particular product was most likely filled with chemicals I determined to make one that would pamper your skin, getting rid of dead cells, yet bring you no harm.
Please take your time as you browse through our line, knowing we have carefully crafted each formulation with your complete beauty and health in mind. We want you to glow! Also, feel good about your purchases knowing you are contributing to cancer research and helping animals, as we donate a portion of our profits to these causes.
Clarice and Norma Jeanne