Skincare, as a practice, is an art in its own right. Then, of course, there is the art found in the designs of our various skincare products. While we always aim to create artistic products that our customers enjoy, we believe that the true art of skincare resides in people and how they treat their skin.
To help make our point clear, we invite you to entertain a metaphor. When an artist goes to paint, they require some fundamental skills and tools to actualize their dreams into a reality for all to see. For starters, the artist will require a canvas of sorts, different types of brushes and paints, as well as a goal or a vision. Once all of the materials are acquired, the artist can begin slathering paint all over the canvas until they have created their masterpiece.
Now imagine skincare as a similar artistic process. You have your canvas (skin), various mediums and tools (skincare products) and a goal or a vision (exceptional skin). Health, beauty and wellness are the consequences of understanding your canvas and using the right skincare products. The skin, unlike an artist’s canvas, changes and develops new characteristics over time; skincare, then, is an ongoing process – a series of achievements and failures. Sustaining a vision of your ideal skin will help you mitigate these failures, as well as cherish your achievements and successes.
Unfortunately, having a canvas and a dream can only take you so far. Fortunately, you have control over the mediums and tools that you use to establish your masterpiece. Without any paintbrushes, an artist will have an exceedingly difficult time creating fine brushstrokes as well as defining small details in their painting. Similarly, without the right cleansers and moisturizers, we have an equally unsatisfying time trying to fashion our masterpiece, our ideal canvas.
With so many skincare mediums to choose from, it can get overwhelming trying to find the right products for your skin. For starters, try to avoid skincare products with alcohols, “safe synthetics” (i.e. sodium lauryl sulfate and a host of detergents and surfacants), and ingredients you are unsure of. Many lip balms contain more than one type of alcohol, and some even have salicylic acid crystals that cause the lips to dry out and peel. Our rule of thumb: If a skincare product requires several reapplications a day, and you aren’t getting the canvas you desire, it is probably time to reconsider using that product.
Instead, look for skincare products that have high-quality, natural ingredients that are great for your skin. For example, our cold process soaps are made from scratch with raw oils such as coconut, olive, safflower, golden jojoba, rice bran and castor. When engineering our lip balm, we made sure to use avocado oil (fills in cracks in the skin; plumps lips), kukui nut oil (Hawaiian nut; natural moisturizer), golden jojoba (light on the lips; absorbs effortlessly), and shea/cocoa butters while steering clear of alcohols and salicylic acid crystals. As for our moisturizers, we offer a solid lotion (salve-like; great for damage repair) and a body butter (whipped, fluffy lotion; great for all skin-types) that do not require water or preservatives.
Recommended Sudz by Studz Skincare Products:
- Face: Tea Tree Complexion Bar + Raw (Unscented) Body Butter + Lip Balm
- Body: Choffy Latte + Cajescratch Body Butter
- Hair & Beard: Beer’d Bar
- Hands/Dry Skin: Eucalyptamint or Raw (Unscented) Solid Lotion
Do you believe that skincare is an art in its own right? Are there any skincare products your canvas can’t live without? How do you measure the success of your masterpiece? Comment below and let us know!