I was in the habit of wearing many different skincare products and have been doing so for years. These products range from drugstore brands to the pricey luxury ones. They have a long list of ingredients that have synthetic sounding names, and this is because they truly are using a cocktail of synthetic chemicals, preservatives, and fragrances. I started to be conscious and aware of looking up each ingredient, and it was not always easy to digest all of it. If you’re in the pursuit of wellness, not only should we keep on being aware of what’s getting into our bodies but also, we should be mindful of what we put on our bodies. As a healthcare provider, we’ve encouraged health promotion and the prevention of diseases. Therefore, it is equally important to pay close attention to labels because these ingredients make their way into our body systems as well. My background in these areas includes studies in a botanical care products certification program, aromatherapy certification, and attendance on facial aesthetic training for medical professionals in New York City.
Growing up in my home country, The Philippines, my parents would buy grated coconut from the marketplace and make a concoction for my sister and me for our hair and skin. The family has also used Bamboo Charcoal, Mangosteen oil, Aloe Vera leaves, and gel to name a few. I want to go back to these basic ideas where I can formulate and wear, simple yet effective natural skincare with carefully chosen ingredients, thus the creation of Teal.
Teal is a personal favorite color. It is synonymous to water, relaxation, and serenity.
Our products are made with Natural and Organic Ingredients and packaged mostly in glass reusable environment-friendly containers. Yes, we are Cruelty-Free and have never been tested on animals. We created the products without petrolatum, formaldehyde, mineral oil, triethanolamine, synthetic fragrance, paraben, sulfates, and other concerning or toxic chemicals. The Coconut Oil that we use is from a small farm in the Philippines. All of our products are handmade in New York City using a combination of hurdle technology and aseptic/clean technique to lessen the use of natural preservatives.
We promise to deliver simple, healthy and effective natural beauty products that are not tested on animals while keeping in mind the future of our planet.
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