The Nash & Jones line began out of necessity. After our babes were born, we all started having awful sensitivities to strong smells, scratchy touch and unnatural food ingredients so we adopted a more natural lifestyle.
This included changes to what we consumed on the inside AND the outside of our bodies.
We started a garden and crafted the first of many products we use daily.
We went back to the earth for naturally grown & harvested ingredients to craft natural & effective solutions.
After all, what we put onto our skin also gets absorbed into the body.
What we learned about the ingredients we had been using was shocking. We are appalled by what we were putting on/into our bodies through our skin. There are many ingredients widely used that are known to be damaging, drying and cancel out the benefits of the good ingredients but there is no regulation on cosmetic ingredients so you must be the advocate for your own skin.
We didn’t just eliminate harmful ingredients from our regimen, we replaced them with quality ingredients. Our passion for only consuming clean ingredients led us to craft products to nourish our skin rooted in the amazing benefits of ingredients from the earth including organic oils, essential oils, butters, beeswax, plants and roots.
Our skin produces oils to hydrate and aid our skin’s healthy cell life cycle, so our products employ the highest quality, non-comedogenic oils and complimentary natural ingredients to nourish skin, encourage cell regeneration and keep pores clean & bright. The great thing about switching to using natural ingredients is that your skin does not have to invent ways to combat them, like the breaking-in period when you switch to a new product with unnatural ingredients.
We made a commitment to craft products that were not only amazing for our skin and bodies but performed even better than big box shelf alternatives.
Instead of Petroleum, we use Beeswax to draw and seal the nourishing ingredients into skin. Petroleum, or crude oil, is a fossil fuel. When used in skincare, it sits on top of the skin, tricking it into thinking it got hydrated.
Instead of fillers, we use concentrated formulas that our skin recognizes and the ingredients are able to sink deep. We don’t see the value in creating more volume, but rather concentrated quality that you can use less of for each application.
Instead of Dyes, we celebrate the Natural Color of Natural Ingredients. Dyes used in cosmetics are often synthetic chemicals and it takes a synthetic cocktail to create just one. They are skin irritants and unnecessary.
Instead of Perfumes, we use Essential Oils to create scent. Perfume Oils are inexpensive toxic chemical cocktails that sting noses, stress the immune system and can even create illness. Essential oils not only smell wonderful but have added benefits for skin.
NO MINERAL OIL
Instead of Mineral Oil we use oils that sink deep to nourish skin. Mineral Oil is a petroleum by-product that sits on top of skin and clogs pores. It is an inexpensive oil so that cost savings for the manufacturer is something that costs you and your skin.
NO CHEMICAL PRESERVATIVES
Instead of Preservatives, we use Vitamins and Small Batches. Many preservatives used in cosmetics are synthetic chemical cocktails that are skin irritants, skin penetrators, endocrine disrupters and are carcinogenic.
We don’t test on animals. In fact, everything we craft or adopt are products we wish to use ourselves, so your testers are us.
We partner with companies that employ sustainable methods to harvest natural ingredients in a responsible manner.
We choose cold-pressed, expeller-pressed and steam-distilled oils and essential oils as well as plants and roots that are renewable.
We use ingredients that are alive, come from the earth and nourish with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.