Prismatic

Personalized, DIY Natural Beauty

personalized, DIY subscription box service for skincare you make from fresh, natural ingredients.

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It's All About Absorption

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In choosing DIY ingredients, their absorption rates may be most important. It essentially means, how long after I apply the ingredients will I still feel them on my skin? 

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When I started DIY natural skincare, I tried using a macadamia nut oil moisturizer. After all, nut oils are available and are full of healthy fats. It was a cold January day, and my skin was so dry I thought it might crack. An hour later, I still felt an uncomfortable, greasy film on my face. I under-estimated just how slow a slow absorption rate can be.

I am not criticizing macadamia nut oil, but illustrating the importance of personalizing. DIY recipes are like colors of the rainbow. We can pick our perfect shade.

In general, dry skin wants ingredients with slower absorption rates, which give ongoing relief and hydration by continuing to sit on your skin. Argan oil keeps my banana curls in place because hours after application, it is still there, doing its job. 

Oily skin, however, usually prefers a faster absorption rate. My summertime godsend is Baobab oil. When I am in a hurry, I can confidently rub the rapidly absorbing oil on my hands and grab my white purse, without worrying about leaving an oil stain. 

Sea Buckthorn Oil

Sea Buckthorn Oil is bright orange color is just screaming Vitamin A! Think fresh carrots straight from the garden or the farmer's market, and you have the idea. Color is important, not just because it's beautiful, but because nature has a way of sneaking all sorts of benefits into colorful plants. What makes raspberries red and blueberries blue is also good for you. Similarly, sea buckthorn oil comes from the small berries of the sea buckthorn plants. It is believed to help with wrinkle, aging, skin elasticity, brown spots, and much more. We include sea buckthorn oil in many of our serum kits so you can see for yourself. 

Why Subscription?

Preservatives are common ingredients in commercial processed skin care. Companies add these preservatives to ensure a long shelf life, often years. With Prismatic, you avoid these chemicals by getting what you need, when you need it.

You also do not have to buy and store large quantities of raw ingredients or else pay outrageous markups for small quantities. Indeed, we leverage this enormous markup common in the beauty and skincare industry to provide our subscription kits at a great price, often about 1/3 of the cost of the equivalent processed products. 

 

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About Us

For a number of years I have been growing fruits, vegetables, and edible flowers in my organic, heirloom garden. One day, I was in the kitchen, preserving the harvest, when I looked at the hand lotion sitting next to my sink.

I could barely pronounce half the ingredients. You shouldn't need to have taken organic chemistry at an Ivy League University to know what is in your skin care or your cosmetics. You shouldn't have to products filled with preservatives and other chemicals. Indeed, my motto is that if I wouldn't eat it, why would I put it on my face? 

I hope to empower readers and subscribers to know that there is an alternative to mass produced, commercially processed skin care care, filled with preservatives. In this blog, I'll give more information on recipes, kit curation, the benefits of the ingredients, and much more. With Prismatic's recipes and personalized kit of ingredients, you can do this!