8oz jar of Carley’s exfoliant
Smooths and softens and eliminates wrinkles
Energizes your skin to produce new skin cells
Evens skin tones
Comes with 1/2 bar of our natural soap
One question we have had over and over is “why don’t you make a skin
treatment, exfoliant, for those without acne?”
Clear & Smooth has an interesting side effect. It make the
skin look younger. So with that in mind, we have created a similar once
a day (or twice if you like) exfoliant to smooth and hold off the
Isn’t exfoliating hard on your skin? I have been exfoliating
daily since 1999. Rather than wearing away my skin, as some believe. My
skin is soft, smooth and healthy and for someone born in 1950 virtually
wrinkle free. My 65 year old sister is also getting similar results.
Very smooth skin. Some famous people claim exfoliating is the secret to
their youthful looks.
Aren’t there a lot of exfoliants and scrubs on the market? Yes.
The problem is as we examined what was on the market. Scrubs and
exfoliants are loaded with all sort of undesirable chemicals (silicones,
animal by-products, parabens) and artificial soaps (SLS).
But aren’t the peels doctors do and most moisturizers on the market
acidic? Yes, it is a fad right now to use acidic products on
the skin. Some vitamin C creams have a very acidic pH. We don’t believe
any acidic cream or scrub improves your skin’s health. In fact, we
believe acids work against the health of the skin. I know, no one in the
industry believes this, but acids are….well acids. Strong enough they
can burn the skin. Your skin is slightly acidic naturally. This is
determined by your blood stream’s pH. Bacteria prefer to grow in a
slightly to mildly acidic solution. We believe use of acids encourage
bacteria growth. Our treatment is pH neutral and gentle to use. Smooth &
Clarify helps your skin to immediately feel wonderful.
What about those that claim that your skin should never be scrubbed or
exfoliated? We believe they are wrong. When you protect your
skin and shelter it. Your skin starts to age faster. We call this the
‘Turtle Shell Effect’. Turtles grow very slowly. And they’re shells
protect them against the elements. When you don’t exercise your skin and
remove dead skin cells and embedded dirt particles your skin goes into a
turtle shell mode. The growth slows down. New skin is healthy skin. Old
skin cells needs to move out of the way to make way for the new skin
cells. What do you want your skin to look like? Smooth, soft with fresh
new skin cells near the surface or a wrinkled up old turtle shell?
How do you use Smooth & Clarify? Once a day or as often as you
like (some do it 2 or three times a week). Over the sink of you like.
Just wet your skin and pump a small amount into the palm of your hand
and scrub your face and any other area you like. 30 seconds to a minute.
Rinse. We’ve found in testing those with dry skin need to do nothing
more than rinse. Those with oily skin might like to use our natural soap
afterwards. Which also feels wonderful. A free bar comes with each
Just your face? This is an excellent body scrub too. Any area
of your body that is rough in texture needs exfoliating.
How does the skin feel? We often get emails immediately after
people use our products the first time amazed at how wonderful their
You say clarify? This treatment helps your skin improve the
evenness of your skin tone. The exfoliant temporarily opens your pores,
and we use a dozen natural botanicals that are instantly absorbed into
your skin to help the health of your skin.
Reduce pore size? Does this too. This is an important part of a
healthy looking skin is smaller pores.
Why does this treatment work so well? It’s all about the
ingredients we use. Nothing but the finest. Real natural Shea butter
instead of the over-processed kind most companies use. Precious oils
like Golden Jojoba, Kukui and Hemp. See detailed ingredients below.
These valuable Botanicals help replace missing nutrients in your skin.
No fillers. No long named unpronounceable ingredients.
What ingredients don’t you use? No animal by-products, no
paraben preservatives, no silicones(dimethicones), no mystery long named
unpronounceable ingredients, no sulfas, no algin or sea kelp (weed)
thickeners-which contain sulfa (a pollutant), and no artificial
soaps(SLS). No fake ingredients either that the body cannot use through
the skin. We call these ‘Label Candy’. Ingredients like White Willow
Bark and Glucosamine can’t be accessed though the skin. Some companies
will just put anything on the label if it sounds good. No phony extracts
either. Extracts are the ultimate way of making you think a product is
good for you. Extracts typically are 99% something else. We use only one
extract. Elder Flower for it’s incredible healing powers. And we have to
extract it ourselves to get it pure enough. Because the Elder Flower
extracts on the market are so watered down.
What we’ve done is put together these ingredients in precise mixture
that, along with cleansing, removes dead skin cells and embedded dirt
particles, greatly increases the speed of the skin’s growth. Slower the
skin grows the older it looks.
Why not Microdermabrasion? This is a popular form of
exfoliating being done in spas and even home treatments. There are some
machines spas use that literally grind the Stratum Corneum (dead
outermost surface of the skin). This can be good for the skin, since it
encourages new skin growth, but very expensive and quite frankly the
lotions they use during and afterwards are too acidic.
Aren’t there too many oils? Will it clog my pores? No the
opposite is true. These oils are natural botanicals. Each contain
certain nutrients your body is likely missing. To keep from this being
too oily we BALANCE these oils with natural soaps which are drying by
their very nature. A perfect blend.
How is this made? Expiration date? This product is made and
shipped fresh in 100 gallon stainless steel containers under the
strictest quality control and temperature controlled settings. There are
several steps and can take a week or more to make. Since Smooth &
Clarify is not sold in stores, it is shipped directly to you fresh.
Therefore, we can use less preservatives and give you a better product.
Most products for the skin that you buy in the stores were made years
ago and have an expiration date years from now. They are anything but
fresh. Closer to mummified, if you ask me. Our products were made less
than 2 months before you receive them and come with a short one year
shelf life. Enjoy!
Reverse Osmosis Purified Water.When looking at other skin care
products I always want to know how the water they use is purified(if at
all). Is it filtered? How small a filter? Ozonated? Often the devil is
in the details. We use only Reverse Osmosis purified water. Reverse
Osmosis purified water is the gold standard for being clean and pure. So
if we are talking microscopic differences why is it important? Reverse
Osmosis water, we’ve found, works better than any other water to
maximize the potential of the precious ingredients we use. It’s
expensive, but we believe anything else is purely just cutting corners.
True natural soap (saponified coconut, olive and corn oils) no
artificial soaps or fake natural soaps like coco-betaine. This is true
natural soap we make ourselves to cleanse your skin.
Walnut shell powder. We use English walnut shells for gentle
removal of dead skin cells. American walnut shells tend to be too
Shea Butter. This comes in big 50 pound clay shells directly
from West Africa. We use only golden natural Shea butter, since highly
refined (white in color) versions are often processed with hexane or
other chemicals. You can feel good about using this Shea since it help
support the native women of Africa who collect the seeds and make
Glycerin. Vegetable sourced.
Broccoli Sprout Extract. Broccoli Sprouts are probably one of,
if not the most healthy foods to consume. But there has been some
interesting lab research showing Broccoli Sprout Extracts when applied
to the skin help the skin avoid cancer from excess UV exposure. This
isn’t a sunscreen, but seems to help the skin recover from too much sun
exposure. So what’s in it? Sulforaphane Vitamins A, B, C, E and K
Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc Carotene,
Chlorophyll, Amino Acids, Trace Elements, Antioxidants, Protein. All
good stuff for the skin that your skin might be missing. We also use
this in our Regeneration Anti-aging Cream.
Stearic Acid Vegetable sourced wax adds firmness and creaminess
Cetyl Alcohol -comes as a powder. it is an emollient, and
carrying agent. Not to be confused with a grain alcohol or rubbing
XANTHAN GUM vegetable sourced thickener
Emulsifying Wax Vegetable sourced this binds oil and water
Corn Meal: we could use a chemical to do this job of helping
ingredients mix properly in the manufacturing process, as most products
do. But why not use something natural? Yes this is just plain old ground
Jojoba oil. Not s true oil, but actually a wax, it is closer to
the skin’s natural emollients.
Kukui Nut Oil. We use only the Hawaiian version and at about
$150 a gallon, no cheap filler here. Really adds to the feel of this
Elderflower Extract. As mentioned above, we extract our own, to
get the proper strength. In the 1800’s this was a commonly used plant
for all types of skin problems. Still damn good stuff when used in the
Pomegranate Seed Oil Very Expensive and very powerful
Argan Oil. Also known as Moroccan Seed oil. Again a very
powerful anti-aging and repair oil. Derived from rare trees grown in
Morocco. Very expensive oil.
Hemp Seed Oil. (Cannabis sativa) OK, relax you can’t get high.
This is one of the more effective skin-care oils with a wonderful nutty
smell. Hemp seed oil is derived from the seed of the plant Cannabis
sativa, best known as the marijuana plant, and least known for its many
productive uses. Hemp seed oil has none of the intoxicating properties
of the leaves. Since hemp cannot be legally grown in the U.S., the
supply of its oil is low and the price high. Hemp seeds produce a
vegetable oil that is high in protein and can be used within a variety
of foods and cosmetics. Alpha linolenic, linoleic and oleic acids–the
essential fatty acids known as the omegas–make up 88% of the total
fatty-acid content. Its moisturizing properties are absolutely magical.
It adds important qualities that other oils are missing. Again, not a
cheap product. This is not a filler.
Chamomile Powder (Chamomilla recutita) Rather than use a
useless extract here, this is a powder and a powerful herb for skin
healing, this helps reduce redness. This is another very important
Rooibos Tea: An African tea containing many important
Aloe Vera. Skin softening and healing properties.
Sodium Citrate. Derived from citric acid is a preservative.
Naturally adjusted pH to 7
Germall Plus® (diazolidinyl urea iodopropynyl butylcarbamate
-sorry can’t get away from using this long name ingredient, you’re
safety is paramount) : This is an all vegetable derived non-paraben
based preservative. Be careful using any product that doesn’t use an
effective preservative. Germall Plus® is effective at 2/10ths of one
percent. Yet extremely safe to use.
Since we only use natural essences, we only need a tiny amount.
Natural Essences of Sweet Orange Oil, French Lavender oil (we
use the best), Ylang Ylang, Bergamont, Rosemary, Sandalwood and
Most products use FRAGRANCES. We don’t. They are 95% derived from