WHO ARE FOOD4FACE®?
FOOD4FACE® is a company of people determined to shake up the way we think about skincare, and how it impacts the natural environment. We want consumers to ask tough questions, demand plastic free packaging, and see through the marketing hype used by the cosmetics industry.
We acknowledge the beautiful surroundings of our Headquarters within indigenous Wallumettagul country, just north of the city of Sydney in Australia. All FOOD4FACE® manufacturing is done at headquarters by hand, in small batches, by real people who live and breathe the company philosophy of being a force for good.
You can meet our founder here.
WHO SHOULD BE USING FOOD4FACE®?
The wholefood ingredients in FOOD4FACE® scrubs are ideal for anyone looking to give their skin a break from the harsh soaps, synthetics, derivatives. plastics and fragrances used in other skincare products. The carefully selected ingredients will smooth, brighten and revive all types of skin. Skin eruptions are usually caused by pores blocked with old makeup, dirt and oil, so adding a gentle, regular exfoliating scrub to your skincare routine will encourage the growth of healthy skin cells that contain natural collagen.
As with all natural products, a patch test is recommended in case you have unknown allergies to certain ingredients. If you have known allergies to certain foods contained in these scrubs we suggest you avoid them until speaking with your health practitioner.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO USE A FOOD4FACE® SCRUB?
We recommend using FOOD4FACE® on makeup-free skin.
HOME PAMPER SESH: Pour the contents of a sachet into the bowl provided or a small cup, add 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of water to activate the scrub, and mix with the included stirrer. If using in the shower, simply smooth the paste over the skin from your nose to cheeks outwards. If you would like to use your FOOD4FACE® as a mask whilst you bathe, you can add more water until it is the desired consistency to brush on with a foundation brush. After 10-15 minutes, massage in gentle circular motions for 2 minutes, concentrating on any blemish spots, then rinse off with plenty of water. Follow up with your normal skincare routine.
GYM DAYS or HOTEL STAYS: You may consider using the steam-room first to prime the pores. Open one end of the sachet and add enough water to make a paste (about 2 teaspoons). You can mix using your finger. Massage it gently into your skin from nose to cheek outwards and leave whilst enjoying your shower – the steam will help the nutrients infuse. Rinse off with or without a facewasher. Dab your face gently dry with a towel and apply your moisturiser and sunscreen.
IS THERE A BEST TIME TO SCRUB?
Your skin undergoes a natural process of skin renewal called desquamation, or cell turnover. It takes approximately 21 days for a new skin cell to travel its lifetime up to the outermost layer of skin. It then sheds itself but can sometimes need a little help. Exfoliating at any time will be beneficial, but since most of this process occurs at night during your slumber, you will see the best results from FOOD4FACE® if you use it in the morning to slough away these accumulated dead cells. Dermatologists recommend mechanical exfoliation (scrubbing) twice a week.
The recommended FOOD4FACE® scrub routine is #WednesdayWash (in the shower after the gym and before work on Wednesday morning) followed by #SundaySoak (anytime that you get to run a bath, light a candle and sip a chamomile tea on Sunday). These days were chosen to strategically coincide with the exact time your skin will need a boost: on hump day, and after a big weekend! Your SCRUB.kit contains one month’s worth of twice-weekly Skin Retreats to have you refreshed, revived and ready to tackle all that life throws at you.
HOW IS FOOD4FACE® DIFFERENT TO OTHER FACE SCRUBS?
FOOD4FACE® was developed to help fulfill a desire to make the world you live in a better place. It encourages a retreat for you, away from the chemicals and marketing hype of the cosmetics industry. It is pure nutrients from pure food. No hype needed. No other skincare brand brings you this level of respect.
You will find FOOD4FACE® does not leave your skin dry or unhappy like other exfoliating scrubs that use harsh plastic microbeads, pumice, sugar, coffee or walnut shell. It removes your dead skin cells very gently using a combination of fine powdered almonds, rice and other foods, like fruits. It can also be used by people with super sensitive skin by allowing it to rest after activation; this ensures the food has softened by soaking up all the hydration.
Find out more about the ingredients in FOOD4FACE® here.
HOW DO I STORE FOOD4FACE®?
Your FOOD4FACE® is micro-batched into individual sachets to increase its longevity. The awesome all-actives ingredients will be longer-lasting if you keep the sachets within the box in a dry environment. Alternatively, you may wish to store them in a repurposed glass jar, so you can reuse the box for something else. Please do not store the sachets in heavily humid or sunny environments. We recommend use within six months of purchase so that your skin gains the most from the nutrient-dense ingredients.
Your bowl and stirrer will survive multiple uses with gentle care: rinse with water then place on a tea towel to dry. Once dry, you can store it back in its box or in a dry cupboard or drawer with your FOOD4FACE® sachets.
You can find out more about the packaging here.
IS FOOD4FACE® TESTED ON ANIMALS?
We believe in only testing on ourselves. The ingredients we use are all 100% foodgrade, premium plant food ingredients purchased from reputable and ethical suppliers. No FOOD4FACE® scrubs contain animal by-products. Find out more about the ingredients used here.
IS MY PAYMENT INFORMATION SECURE?
You can use our online purchasing system knowing that your credit or debit card information is protected by the worldwide provider Stripe. FOOD4FACE® will not have access to your credit card number or other payment information.
WILL YOU SHIP FOOD4FACE® INTERNATIONALLY?
Yes! We currently offer shipping to the following countries: NZ ($5), USA ($8), UK ($13). Shipping is free within Australia, or for any order over $100 by entering the codeword YOURSHIPPINGUS at the checkout.
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