Certified Organic and Microbiome-Friendly Skincare for your Whole Body + Whole Family. Organic and wild-harvested botanical oils that are balancing, hydrating, cleansing and nourishing for the face, body + hair (everywhere).
Cold-pressed organic plant oils of Coconut, Jojoba, Olive, Castor and Argan, organic and wild-harvested essential oils of Palo Santo, Lavender, Geranium and Clary Sage. A blend that is a beautiful contradiction, mysterious but familiar, uplifting but calming; an homage to the ocean, salty skin + long trips taken with one little bag, Mainstay will leave a subtle scent on your skin all day long.
Organic Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil is known for its ability to nourish dry skin. It has a very high concentration of natural ceramides, which actively hydrates skin, strengthening its moisture barrier and helping with trans-epidermal water loss. With help from linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid Omega-6, it strengthens and seals skin's barrier to keep moisture in and irritants out. All this has its benefits: preventing acne, reducing UV-induced hyper-pigmentation, and easing eczema flares.
Organic Olive Oil
The “liquid gold of the Mediterranean.” At its core are three major antioxidants — Vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols — which when applied to skin can help improve the look of premature aging. It also contains a rare compound called hydroxytyrosol, along with hydrophilic phenols that have antioxidant properties higher than those of vitamin E.
Organic Argan Oil
Argan Oil is known as the “Tree of Life” for its many benefits: from anti-aging to anti-inflammatory. Packed with nutrient-rich vitamins and fatty acids, this powerful plant oil is known to moisturize and soothe skin. Antioxidants COQ10 and melatonin help improve skin’s tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Containing 31% Linoleic Acid (Omega 6), which reinforces skin’s moisture barrier to keep water in and irritants out, it helps replenish low levels of linoleic acid in acne-prone skin to reduce acne’s appearance. Fat-soluble vitamins like tocopherol (Vitamin E) reduce the damage of free radicals to promote healthy skin and hair.
Organic Castor Oil
As one of the oldest cultivated crops in our history, castor oil has been used by nearly every ancient civilization — from health elixirs for the Greeks and Romans to the beauty secrets of Indian Ayurvedic medicine to wound dressings for the Egyptians. Praised for its healing abilities as "Palma Christi" or "Hand of Christ”, this plant oil can help cleanse the skin of dead skin cells, detoxify oils that clog glands, and pull out impurities from the pores. A natural humectant, castor oil reinforces skin’s natural barrier by drawing moisture to it while soothing rough and dry spots. Of its unsaturated fatty acids composition, 90% is ricinoleic acid, which is responsible for castor oil’s unique healing abilities. Its detoxifying properties are attributed to a rare compound called undecylenic acid.
Organic Coconut Oil
Coconut oil use dates back to at least 1500 BC, when it was incorporated in Ayurvedic medicine as a remedy for mind, body, and spirit. Equally cleansing and moisturizing, this plant oil is easily absorbed by the skin to reinforce it’s natural moisture barrier and elasticity. Fatty acids capric and caprylic triglycerides provide skin with hydration. Rich in antioxidants, coconut oil can also help improve the look of fine lines and age spots. Our coconut oil has had the long-chain fatty acids filtered out in a process called fractionation, so it can stay liquid and absorb more quickly and lightly into the skin. This is sometimes referred to as “MCT” Coconut Oil.
Wild-Harvested Palo Santo
Palo Santo translates to “Holy Wood” or “Stick of the Saints” and has been part of spiritual practices for purifying and cleansing by indigenous communities in the Andes since the Incas. You may know it as a natural incense — burned to clear energy, raise vibrations, and summon good fortune — but its essential oil is rich in potent antioxidants and terpenes. Limonene specifically has been shown to relax the mind and body when inhaled.
Lavender’s name is derived from Latin lavare meaning “to wash” and for 2,500 years has been known to ward off bad spirits, possess healing properties, and soothe with its signature scent. A chemically complex plant oil with over 150 active elements, it is rich in esters: aromatic molecules that have calming and relaxing properties. Inhaling its scent has been shown in studies to increase alpha waves in areas of the brain responsible for relaxation.
Geranium is a plentiful perennial that thrives around the world. The astringent properties of this plant oil reduces the appearance of pores while rejuvenating properties help impart a youthful glow. In aromatherapy it is used traditionally to uplift mood, energize, and promote emotional well-being.
Organic Clary Sage
Its name comes from the Latin salvere meaning “to feel well, healthy, heal” In the Middle Ages, it was known as Ocultus Christi or “Eye of Christ” and was highly valued for its healing properties in folk medicine throughout the ancient world. Studies show the essential oil has a calming effect and can soothe irritated skin by helping to bring balance to skin’s natural oils.