In the beginning stages of Clean Skin Club, amidst all the research we were doing for product development, we stumbled upon one particularly interesting study about towels. According to research conducted by Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona- bathroom towels carry an incredible amount of bacteria.
Towels offer the perfect environment for bacteria and other microorganisms to grow because they’re often damp, warm and absorbent, and they hang in dark bathrooms. Gerba says he found that nearly 90% of bathroom towels were contaminated with coliform bacteria and about 14% carried E. coli. “So, just think about it. You wash your hands and you dry it in the towel and then maybe you had some ecoli or salmonella on there and they get into the towel. It's wet. It's moist. They grow. You may start out with a few, but in a few days you've got millions is what we found out. After about two days, if you dry your face on a hand towel, you’re probably getting more E. coli on your face than if you stuck your head in a toilet and flushed it.” Gerba said.
Now they really grabbed our attention. I mean, it made perfect sense after all. Of course, bacteria is existing everywhere in our lives, and in many ways completely necessary for our immunity. However, the thought of all the bacteria living in a bathroom becoming multiplied, then being put back onto your face, around your eyes, nose, and mouth- was sickening. We couldn’t believe that with this information so readily available, why there wasn’t something more sanitary out there.
When we finally made the Clean Towels, we were totally unsure of how things would go. We were officially pioneers on uncharted territory. We knew what we had was great, but we didn’t fully realize what kind of product we had on our hands. Slowly, our product started moving, but we were still struggling with strategies on how exactly to push it. Then we got your feedback. Multitudes of people coming back and telling us they saw incredible changes in their skin and fell in love with the product. It didn’t take long for the Clean Towels to become a staple in a customers skincare routine.It was the one thing that people were missing, without even realizing it. Now we had a better grasp on Clean Towels and felt confident with the help of all our amazing customers. Eventually we took to social media and watched everything unfold simply through word of mouth and the power of sharing with others. Not only did this help us fully embrace our new creation, but also the community we were gathering across the nation, with such a diverse group of people in all age groups. We felt finally, that the Clean Skin Club was becoming complete.
Clean Face Pads
The Clean Face Pads were made with one thing in mind: bigger is better. Before Clean Skin Club was created, CEOs Ben and Mor owned a spa for several years.
Their aesthetician, Lisa, would often complain that regular face pads and wipes were never large enough, nor did they have any exfoliating properties. It seemed that there was no adequate alternative within a reasonable price range.
When starting the product line, Lisa’s concerns were one of the first things that came to mind. Clean Pads were officially the first product to be drafted and created. We wanted a product that would make people wonder, why was this product never available before?The Clean Face Pads are 60% larger than the average face pad. Not only that, but they are extra thick and have a unique quilted pattern engraved on both sides for exfoliation. The pads are large enough and thick enough to only need one for full facial coverage, whatever they are used for.
Less waste, and less of a need to buy more since you stay in stock longer than you would with conventional face pads. Needless to say, aesthetician Lisa got exactly what she was looking for. These face pads have become a favorite to her and many others, as they are simply bigger and better than all the rest.
We wanted to make these wipes as simple and effective as possible. There’s hundreds of different face wipes out there, targeting specific skin types with specific ingredients. However, we found that most of these were lacking texture, were not that size able, and above all else- were really harsh on skin.
Our goal was to make the largest face wipe that is naturally exfoliating, plus universal and friendly to all skin types.More than anything else, we wanted these wipes to be completely biodegradable, cruelty free, and vegan.
Along with the Clean Face Pads, these were of the first products created in Clean Skin Club. They were made with the same philosophy in mind as the face pads; that bigger is better! Clean Wipes boast a 40%larger size than the average face wipe, and naturally exfoliate with their quilted texture.
Best of all, they are extremely gentle, making an excellent fit for everyone, especially sensitive skin types.
Coconut Oil Wipes
The Coconut Oil Wipes were created from the idea of making the best all natural make-up remover in theworld.
Most oils work wonders for effortlessly removing make up and impurities from the skin, and wefound that coconut oil takes the cake on being the best. Not only is it naturally antimicrobial andantibacterial, it’s one of the few oils that really penetrate and deeply moisturize. It’s excellent for all skintypes, and especially amazing for dry or irritated skin.
There are very few oil wipes out there, but when we tested against similar wipes in the industry, CleanCoconut Wipes came out on top each time. One wipe is all that’s needed to melt layers of make-up off theskin. Tough long-wear lipsticks, eyeliners, and mascaras slide right off in just a few swipes. Convenientand individually packaged- so you can easily take them wherever you go, too!
It is well established that the FDA is lacking proper regulation of harmful and sometimes toxic ingredients in the beauty and skincare industry. The FDA’s only legal oversight of cosmetic companies comes from the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act passed in 1938. The act has not been updated since 1938 and is a measly two pages that limits the FDA to only regulating adulterated or misbranded products, or falsely packaged products.
The act doesn’t require the FDA to recall potentially dangerous items or monitor the ingredients used in products, leaving cosmetic companies with incredible freedom when choosing their ingredients.At Clean Skin Club, our skincare is 100% natural and pure, with absolutely no chemicals, dyes, fragrances, or harsh ingredients. Have you ever felt completely baffled after reading an ingredients list?Or, better yet, put a product back on the shelf simply due to the length of the ingredients list? We made sure our ingredients are simple and pure, with a label that is short and sweet. We want you to feel safe using our products, knowing our formulations are imposed to strict standards of quality and purity.