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Love a super-high quality bar of dense soap that lasts for months, with the creamiest lather, gorgeous scents, with impressive, high-end additives additives and actives that you just don't find off the shelf?
Hate having to CHOOSE just one bar!?
No problem! I'll choose for you! ABDS (A Blind Date with Soap) is where I collect all the lovely bars of soap I make every few weeks for "fun", using all the extra ingredients I have collected but I don't use in my main products (because why waste all these beautiful ingredients!? Stark is committed to going waste-free, after all!)
Each bar is aged to perfection, is at least a hefty 200g (it's a BIG bar that can be cut down to smaller bars) and is suitable for all skin types....and if you're into it, most can be used on your face as well! They are cut by hand and made in small batches, so each are delightful unique and imperfect.
Each batch is unique, and the exciting part is you never know which bar you'll get. It's exciting, isn't it?
(Click the next tab if you're curious what bars are in the roster, or don't if you want to be 100% surprised!)
A golden shape-shifter. A nimble traveller. An aromatic companion, with rich blood orange and spicy, earthy notes. The luxe 2018 update will not disappoint with it's improved rinse-ability and extremely soft, bouncy after-feel . From solid to liquid, clear to opaque, cleansing, moisturizing, uplifting and relaxing; an ultra-versatile cleansing & makeup-removing balm is now an even more luxurious leave-on product... without the hefty price tag!
A balm inspired by the simple pleasures that anchor your day. A quiet moment in the early morning, golden light beginning to pour in through the window. Speckles of sparkling dust caught in the sunshine, drifting silently as you sip your coffee and nibble breakfast. The room is quiet, still, before the world wakes up.
This highly nutritious, water-less balm has the unique concept of being both cleanser and moisturizer, making life simple and beautiful (oh, you didn't know all you needed was this balm? Yep!). This delicious, transforming balm melts away daily grime and dirt by disappearing into a cleansing oil on contact with skin, then rinsing away with a milky texture once water is massaged onto skin, replenishing your skin with healthy, antioxidant-rich plant-derived oils and butters, such as linoleic acid-rich pumpkin seed, regenerative sea buckthorn and deeply nourishing organic Cacao, kokum and mango seed butters (and more!). Next, the balm can be used as a moisturizer, alone or with a Stark oil.
Create a thick mask for an overnight hydration treatment, apply to dry body parts, tame flyaway hair, soften cuticles, use as a lip balm or simply gaze at the balm lovingly... AURORA does it all! Blood orange, turmeric, pettitgrain and palo santo are the star essential oils, regenerating cells and deeply cleansing skin from impurities.
Who is it for?:
* Those with very sensitive skin may find this balm a little irritating (although most do not). If you have known sensitivities to citrus oils or any of the ingredients listed, this product may not be suitable for you.
There are many ways to use AURORA
1. Use a pea sized amount, and warm between fingers. Massage into dry skin or wet skin and let the nutritious oils and butters be soaked up before gently wiping away with a warm, wet cloth. Work gentle into eyelashes to remove even waterproof mascara (can be used by those of us with sensitive eyes!). You will notice a milky emulsion occurs and can be rinsed away clean. You may splash with water if you like, for an extra-clean feel.
2. Again, using a pea-sized amount in the palm of your hand, slowly add a few drops of warm water and emulsify, creating a cleansing OR hydrating lotion!
3. Next, it can be used as a beauty balm moisturizer for face, body, lips and hair! A perfect skin prep under your daily SPF! Mix with mineral makeup for a custom foundation or highlighter, you crafty alchemist you!
This product is preservative-free and water-free, so please wash and dry hands before scooping product out and please do not get any water in the jar. Do NOT store jar in the shower or bath. Water and oil are not friends! :) Use a clean teaspoon to scrape a small amount of product out, to prolong the life of your balm even longer. With proper handing, this product can stay fresh for up to 18 months. Use on dry elbows, parched lips or fly-away hair or as a great after-shave balm!
2 oz./ 60 ml or 4 oz./ 120 ml. All our products contain zero synthetic ingredients! Contains NO water...a little goes a LONG way! Vegan, keto (lol), Gluten-free, certified cruelty-free. Packaged in a beautiful glass jar, with our iconic design! Please re-use.
Garcinia indica (Kokum) Butter, Theobroma cacao (organic cocoa) butter, Mangifera indica seed butter, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Glycine soja (non-GMO) butter, jojoba esters, Cucurbita Pepo Seed Oil*, Camellia sinensis (organic green tea) seed oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Supercritical CO2 Seabuckthorn) Fruit Oil*, Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate, polysorbate 20 (coco. derived), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Wax, Tocopherol (non-GMO vit. E), Soy lecithin*, pure essential oils*.
Blood orange and petitgrain essential oils are SUN SAFE citrus oils, and not only cleansing and have astringent properties, but are an antioxidant powerhouse, as is turmeric. Wonderful for occasionally problematic skin, also gentle enough for dry, sensitive skin. Has a wonderful, fresh aroma that is uplifting and invigorating, with a slightly earthy undertone from grounding Palo Santo. This balm smells absolutely mouth-watering. Un-processed butters heal, soften and protect skin with a light, natural SPF.
A fresh-scented defensive shield from the urban elements. Replenishes nutrients lost in skin due to city-living, while strengthening the skin's natural defences. Contains Stark's unique EVERGREEN Complex, an infusion of 7 adaptogenic, collagen-boosting herbs.
Together you ran laughing and hollering from the street corner and leaped over a great puddle and into the park's front gates. Like wild children you ran the gravel paths, winding through the great coniferous trees. The rain comes down so hard it's impossible to pretend that you might make it home dry, and so you playfully kick water from a puddle and watch the stream of water disappear into the falling droplets. Blocks away, traffic rages on. But in this park, you are protected.
Protect your skin from city damage, with these fragrant, nourishing and purifying plant oils and featuring Stark's adaptive, collagen-boosting EVERGREEN complex, which helps fortify skin's natural barrier function and resilience, helps your skin "re-learn" how to function optimally, while gently correcting damage already done.
What it does: Purifies, tonifies, boosts lost essential nutrients skin and defends from harsh city elements (pollution, stress, indoor air, smoke, weather, etc), with a curated blend of oils featuring a now-iconic, unisexy, deep-in-the-conifers scent. It's a "reset" button for those who are concerned about the effects of pollution on the skin. (And honestly? We all should be nowadays.)
What it is: A medium-light oil that absorbs quickly into skin, creating a protective shield from the outside environment, while delivering essential, bio-compatible phyto-nutrients back to the skin, such as squalane.
Who it's for:
After cleansing skin, apply ~2-5 drops to the back of your hand, and use fingertips to lightly dab and press oil into skin. Be a little patient with the dropper bottle, and don't shake or tap it out! (It takes 3 seconds for the oil to travel out of the bottle and onto your palm.) Remember to inhale to reap the aromatherapeutic benefits! Can be worn alone, or under makeup or moisturizer. Can be used morning and night.
Available in 15 ml, 30 ml and 50 ml. All our products contain zero synthetic ingredients! Contains NO water... a little goes a LONG way! When used 1-2 daily, a 30 ml bottle will last on average 12-16 weeks. Packaged in a beautiful glass jar with our iconic design! Please re-use. Vegan, Gluten-free. Certified cruelty-free.
Rice Bran Oil, Stark's EVERGREEN Fusion, Apricot Kernel Oil, Hazelnut oil, Hempseed oil, Broccoli seed oil, Olive Squalane, Vitamin E, Cypress Oil, and pure essential oils.
A ultra-gentle, detoxifying and deep-cleansing gel, with both exfoliation and brightening properties, leaving skin feeling very soft. It is a black gel, contains no oils and rinses clean and yet it is moisturizing and hydrating. The scent is somehow both uplifting and refreshing and yet also warming and soothing. Can be used as a simple mask or rinsed very easily! Confusing? Perhaps. You'll have to try it to understand ECLIPSE's magic!
Dust stuck to my sweaty face and neck as we hauled our heavy packs into the second tuktuk of the journey. The sun was beginning to set by now, and I couldn't wait to feel a relief from the searing, stifling heat. The faintest breeze came came off the Indian Ocean, and I closed my eyes and clutched onto both my child and the tiny vehicle's "safety" bar as we hauled ourselves through the traffic of downtown Colombo. I couldn't wait to get in the shower, scrub the stickiness and heat off my body and curl up with my book in our hotel. I also couldn't wait to create the cleanser that would make my skin feel instantly detoxified, refreshed and clean but not at all tight and dry. This cleanser is the traveller's saviour.
A gentle, oil-free gel cleanser that is pH-balanced for optimal skin health (4.4 to 5 depending on batch), and provides a mild, foamy experience. This formula is both nourishing and deeply cleansing, at the same time! It is also exfoliating, thanks to fruit enzymes and white willow bark, and brightening due to licorice root. A lovely paradox, this pitch-black gel...as it reveals the opposite yet complementary functions of a great cleanse.
Activated coconut charcoal detoxifies and cleanses pores at a very deep level, while white willow bark exfoliates and calms inflamed skin. Licorice root brightens and evens the complexion and A lovely, refreshing morning cleanse, but just as effective as an end-of-day-please-just-wash-it-all-away kind of cleanser. Lovely cardamom is both cooling and warm (magic!), and balances all doshas.Aloe Vera: soothing and draws hydration to the skin
Green Tea; The polyphenols in green tea are powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory, and can inhibit some of the damage caused by UV.
Licorice: skin brightener and anti-inflammatory.
White Willow: anti-inflammatory and penetrates old, oxidized sebum to break down blackheads.
Panthenol (B5): Panthenol is vital to all living cells, and topically provides skin with moisture, lubrication, and hydration. It can help repair barrier function.
Fruit- enzymes: A gentle enzymatic exfoliator to help your skin glow; reduces surface wrinkles, fine lines and roughness. Can promote cellular renewal, collagen synthesis and production of hyaluronic acid.
Glycerine: a great humectant!
Allantoin: soothing, anti-inflammatory, moisturizes skin.
Sodium cocoyl Isethionate and Coco-Betaine are extremely mild surfactants from coconut. They do not compromise the skin’s barrier.
Essential oil mix is 1% of total weight, contains cardamom which is balancing to all dosha types
Who is it for?:
Oily, combination and acne-prone skin in need of balance and decongestion.
Men! Women! Teens!
City-dwellers who need extra daily deep-down cleanse, without any stripping.
How to Use
Squirt a dime-sized amount in palm, and massage over damp or dry skin. Let sit for 15-30 seconds, then rinse off with warm water. Pat dry, and follow with a moisturiser (your favourite Stark oil, of course). Toner is not necessary as this is pH balanced, but facial mists are always welcome. :)
4 oz./ 120 ml
Vegan. Certified cruelty-free.
(ingredients below reflect 2018 formulation)
Distilled water and organic Aloe Vera juice infused with botanical extracts of Green Tea Extract (camellia sinsensis) White Willow (Salix alba) bark, activated coconut charcoal, Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza Glabra), Organic vegetable Glycerine, Panthenol (vit. B5), Fruit-based AHAs (Water & Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract & Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract & Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract & Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract & Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Allantoin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, may contain citric acid (only when necessary to adjust pH)
When you need just a dab of something potent to stop an eruption right in it's tracks. This treatment is packed full of traditional and modern pimple-soothing ingredients...and smells nice, too!
When naming this product, I was thinking about volcanic words. Magma? Lava? Explosion vent? I was trying to bring a little humour to a pimple treatment, but nothing seemed right. It felt too violent, and when you have one of those painful "subterranean" pimples forming, waiting to erupt? You're not really in the mood to giggle, and you certainly don't want to make light of the aggression on your skin. So my copywriter's hat went back on. Out of nowhere, the French word "éteint" came to me... one of those moments when being bilingual is really helpful! Eteint (prononced /etɛ̃, ɛ̃t/... although I can't really tell you how to read those pronunciation things) means to extinguish, or put something out, like a light or a fire. Or a volcano, if you're a goddess. It's such a soft, sexy word. The French have the tendency to make words like that. Anyhow, that's the kind of soft-yet-efficient power you are getting with this spot treatment.
ETEINT is a spot treatment that doesn't leave you smelling like a medicine cabinet. Sweet and fresh, just one drop applied to an inflamed area will help decrease the size and pain of a pimple, allowing it to speed up and disappear quicker...or perhaps stop a blemish from forming at all! It will also help decrease healing time and discoloration of blemishes. Use often (2-3x a day) and use as soon as you feel a pimple forming for best results.
NOTE: Not to be applied over the entire face! Avoid mouth and eye area. This product contains more essential oils than a regular face oil, and isn't meant to be worn over large patches of skin.
Who is it for?:
After cleansing skin and moisturizing, apply 1 drops to the back of your hand, and use fingertips to lightly dab onto blemish. Let the oil be soaked into the affected area. Spot-test if you have very sensitive skin.15 mL
Stark's EVERGREEN Complex, Azadirachta indica, Lavandula Angustifolia, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Citrus Bergamia, Litsea Cubeba, Melaleuca teretifolia, Thymus Vulgaris, Helichrysum Italicum, Boswellia Carteri, Styrax Benzoin.
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A perfume oil inspired by travel, but meant to be worn daily. This is a scent that transports the wearer by both jetliner and time-machine. It is at once wildly exotic,...
03 is a scent that is unapologetically sensual with it's huge, fluffy florals, perfectly ripe, exotic fruit and a rich, creamy heart. She is luscious, succulent and seductive, yet genuine...
An ultra-nourishing oil with exquisite, precious ingredients to revive skin. This luxurious blend works overtime to generate a youthful glow... while you catch up on beauty sleep!
Although this is your first time in a citrus grove at dusk, you can't help but feel this distinctly familiar feeling. It must be the scent; a fresh, uplifting floral with both a familiar citrus heart and an earthy warmth that you sense equally by your nose and somewhere deep in your body. "I must have been a Queen who bathed in neroli blossoms in a former life," you muse to yourself as you weave randomly between the stout, knotted trees. Suddenly, you slip on a ripe orange that fell beneath a tree, and although you are pulled down to the ground and feel the wet grass in your hair and the warm earth beneath your body, you are not at all hurt and laugh so hard that tears roll down your face. You have been reminded to slow down, to enjoy the stillness of the evening, to celebrate youthful joy as it comes and to take a deep breath. You look up at the branches overhead, heavy with fragrant fruit, and just beyond, watch the night sky appear, star by star.
A night-time treatment worth falling for, carefully formulated using the most nourishing oils, complete with generous doses of unique lipid superheroes such as tamanu, pomegranate, evening primrose oil, black cumin seed, black currant, seabuckthorn and more. This regenerating oil was created to help soothe, soften and replenish skin using some of the most exquisite oils available for skin that looks restored and younger (but still just as wise).
What it does: Just 5 drops is enough to restore tired skin to a dewy, youthful glow. Each precious oil was selected to regenerate collagen and elasticity in the skin, rebalance pH and barrier function, soften, soothe and heal skin as well as reduce pigmentation marks and scars. Rich in GLAs, palmitoleic acid, anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants, (all of which skin needs desparetely by the age of 30) this is the night time elixir your skin has been crying out for. This is an incredibly luxe oil, if we do say so.
What it is: A medium-rich night-time oil serum that melts and absorbs into skin quickly. Neroli oil, besides being one of the most exquisite (if not THE most exquisite) essential oils available, is also an excellent healing potion for both mind and body. It is calming and relieves anxiety while helping skin to stimulate cell-regeneration which promotes a more youthful appearance. Patchouli helps ground the ethereal scent, and is also helps skin age gracefully.
Who is it for?:
Reverse bottle and hold still for 3 seconds...no tapping or shaking (or, gasp! smacking) of the bottle. Use 5 drops (or more as needed), and press onto your chin, cheeks and forehead, then smooth onto skin in an upward motion (work against gravity...not WITH it.) Please note that some sedimentation can occur.
15 ml/ 30 ml/ 50 ml All our products contain zero synthetic ingredients! Contains NO water...a little goes a LONG way! Vegan, certified cruelty-free. Packaged in a beautiful glass jar, with our iconic design! Please re-use.
Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Oil, Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, Ribes Nigrum (black currant) seed oil, Nigella Sativa (black cumin) seed oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) fruit oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (tamanu) seed oil, Avena sativa (oat) oil, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Neroli essential oil, proprietary blend of essential oils, tocopherol.
A synergistic mist that purifies and protects the skin from the environment with super-antioxidant ferulic acid and green tea extract, while soothing skin with a double dose of cucumber, purifying with white willow bark and undoing environmental stress with nutritious watermelon extract.
Petrichor is the distinct scent that emanates from the earth after a heavy and much-needed rainfall. It is actually a modern word that means "blood of the stone"... and how does one make a rock bleed? Simply by letting a few tears flow, a long-held outpouring when pregnant clouds finally can no longer bear the weight any longer. Few things offer that sense of renewal and possibility like the scent and the feel of the air after much-needed rain. Dust is rinsed away from sidewalks and buildings, gardens perk up and trees let go of a long-held exhale. It's not just refreshing, it's a promise of renewal.
Calms inflamed skin, protects skin with antioxidants and treats blemishes and promotes healthy looking skin! This POWERFUL mist is not a toner, but a skin tonic, and does not dry out skin (in fact, it's a light humectant and will increase skin's hydration. Rejoice!). This super-juice gently cleanses and exfoliates skin with the salicylic acid found in white willow bark, while aloe and cucumber soothe and cool skin. Ferulic acid, an incredibly potent antioxidant found in nearly every plant seed, boosts the effects of the other antioxidants, like the green tea extract, and the vitamins in the watermelon extract in this formula...and may even work better in the presence of UV! (Be sure to wear SPF anyhow.) Witch Hazel, native to eastern Canada, tones skin, reduces inflammation and irritation and makes pimples vanish. Watermelon extract provides a nutritious burst of vitamins to the skin (with purported UV-repairing properties!). Use after cleansing skin, before moisturizing. Can be washed off or left on. Has an earthy scent. Ideal for those living in heavily polluted cities, or for acne-prone skin that over-produces sebum.
Who is it for?:
Spritz on clean, damp skin. One of two sprays is enough! You can let skin absorb in the goodies, or gently blot off with a tissue (or whatever you like.) Apply your favourite facial oil afterwards (which is probably our CY or NL) while skin is still damp for best results. Some sedimentation can occur, shake before use!
Aloe Vera Juice, Witch Hazel distillate, Rose Geranium distillate, Cucumber distillate, Stark's EVERGREEN complex, Potassium Sorbate, Ferulic Acid, Watermelon Fruit Extract, Green Tea Extract, Cucumber Extract, White Willow Bark Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, essential oils of vetiver and violet leaf.
A powerful tool for fine hair... absorbs extra oils to refresh and re-fluff hair, while providing just enough grit and texture to control static and fly-aways and create a cool, easy undoneness to your look while nourishing hair and scalp with vital nutrients.
A day off with the perfect weather. An uplifting sip of sparkling water. A basket of fresh cherries from the market. An ocean breeze. An inside joke that keeps you laughing all day long. Your favourite, softest jeans and sandals for the first time that season. A text just to say "I love you". The right dry shampoo to ensure a good, easy hair day. Sometimes, it's just the littlest things that create a great day.
This baking-soda free dry shampoo is created specifically for those of us with fine, limp hair that needs a little (or a lot) of help looking thicker, less stringy and tousled just so. Basically, acheiving, cool, effortlessly chic hair without having to *do* it every day (which is so damaging!). Dry shampoo should always be considered a hair makeup... that is, it doesn't actually replace washing hair properly as you do need your scalp to be cleansed with water and some kind of liquid shampoo or hair cleanser (this goes for ANY dry shampoo, by the way! Don't trust any dry shampoo that tells you otherwise!). Besides organic and lightweight starches to absorb excess oils, diatomaceous earth for a little hold and texture and a few active secret weapons to help nourish and strengthen hair. (Ok, not so secret... read the ingredients/benefits section.)
Who is it for?:
Sprinkle a little onto palm of hand or directly onto roots (for example to work into a messy topknot). Quickly work through hair, possibly with hair flipped upside down. Shake off excess, let sit for 30 seconds or so, then brush through hair. Do not over-apply!
This product is preservative-free, so please wash and dry hands before use and please do not get any water in the bottle. With proper handing, this product can stay fresh for up to 24 months.
Organic Tapioca Starch,Organic Arrowroot Powder, Diatomaceous earth, Colloidal Silver, citric acid, vanilla extract, bamboo extract, amla extract, benzoin extract, essential oils.
This dry shampoo is acidic-when-wet, which helps your scalp recalibrate to it's naturally healthy, slightly acidic state. Diatomaceous earth and bamboo is rich in silica, and amla provides vital nutrients that can help grow healthier hair.
A fresh-scented feather-light hair oil designed for fine, delicate hair to unruly, coarse hair. For wildly natural tendrils of happy hair.
The tangled vines and knotted palms reach for the canopy. Moss covers the floor like lush 1970s carpeting. The air is rich with oxygen, and everywhere life bursts from every seam of the rainforest. So rich, so lush, with leaves so thick and glossy, vines so strong, you are overcome by the beauty, by this nearly brutal energy each plant exhibits to thrive, to overtake, to grow to incredible new size. "Hair goals," you whisper to nobody in particular, and smile to yourself as you hike on.
A feather-light yet deeply nourishing hair oil with a similar weight and feel to a classic silicone hair serum but created purely with carefully selected plant oils, of course! This oil adds strength and manageability, increases hairs elasticity and protects against the elements with antioxidants. Nourishes and softens tough tresses, won't weigh down fine hair, and helps promote growth. The cleansing scent will detoxify a congested scalp (if using as a pre-shampoo), and perfume your locks with a an herbal-floral freshness. Use as an overnight hair mask or as a leave-in styling product, before or after drying hair.
Can be used as a leave-on hair styling product, as a pre-shampoo oil or as an overnight hair mask!
Fine hair: Start with just 1-2 drops, and apply through the ends of damp or dry hair. Add 1 drop at a time, as needed. Be careful not to apply too close to the roots, to avoid looking greasy.
Thicker hair: Start with 3 drops, and apply from ends, eventually working way up hair length.
For straight hair, brush out your tendrils once hair is dry. Leave as-is for more defined tendrils and curls.
As a mask or pre-shampoo: Apply 2-3 times the amount you need as a styler, (so 6-10 drops), massage in well then proceed with shower or sleep or what have you.
Camellia sinensis seed oil, Crambe abyssinica (Abyssinian) seed oil, Vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil, proprietary blend of essential oils, non-GMO tocopherols.
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