We’re so excited to feature another one of our natural skincare brands, Brosily Bath & Body today. They’ve been a member of our collective for many months now, but we finally got the chance to collaborate over founder Navine’s signature line of facial bar soaps. Learn more about Navine + her amazing bath and body brand–which feature entirely food-grade ingredients that are safe on your skin + the environment.
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A lot goes into these beautifully packaged bars of soap. Navine’s products are made with simple, clean, natural food grade ingredients. They don’t use palm oil and refrain from using cocoa butter unless it’s fair trade. This. Is. So. Important! We’ve connected with tons of incredible natural brands over the past two years, and as conscious and eco friendly as some are, they rarely commit to the type of research + quality that Brosily does. As you can probably guess, palm oil is one of the most cost effective ingredients to put in cosmetics, skincare products, and food, but it is not sustainable. And while cocoa butter can be an amazing nourishing ingredient, it’s not worth using in products if it’s produced in an exploitative manner. So, Brosily is super mindful of this and making sure their skincare products are something the eco and health conscious person would want to consume. They also donate a portion of their soaps to local shelters and the soap ends go to Clean the World.
Navine is also committed to transparency which I loved. Sometimes it can be awkward to ask a brand where they source their ingredients and materials–I think there’s this hesitation to remove the mystery from some of the products we consume. But she was open to telling me that she often gets her products from Soaper’s Choice and sometimes Jewards International (which holds a USD Organic, Rain Forest Alliance, Fair Trade, RSPO for Sustainable Palm Oil and Non GMO Project Certifications). Even with the certifications, she does additional research to avoid using products that have a negative environmental and social impact.
All of the products are packaged in recyclable, reusable, containers, such as glass for the body butter, aluminum tins for the lip balms, and recycled paper for the soaps. Makes them even more desirable to incorporate into my self care routine and is a huge plus for all you zero-wasters!
Navine says, In terms of formulation, we use butters such as mango butter and Kokum instead of palm oil in our soaps. The con of that is butters are up to 6-10 times more expensive than palm oil which is why many skin care companies continue to use palm oil. Switching to butters increases the price of the products tremendously and many people will not buy the products unless they are eco conscious.
When it comes to the bars we photographed for this shoot, Navine shared Le Noir (for oily/acne prone skin)–which has activated charcoal, clay, and fruit enzymes; Grace (with papaya + pumpkin for mature skin); and Gentle Touch, which is perfect for those with sensitive skin or even eczema.
Speaking of eczema, in Brosily’s directory listing, you’ll see that Navine actually dreamt up her company after the birth of her daughter who developed eczema. There were natural products out there, but it was tough to find any specifically for those with sensitive, eczema, skin: As a result, they decided to create their own line of all natural soaps, balms and body butters for people with unique skin needs. They formulated soaps for those with sensitive, oily/acne prone, mature, dry skin, and whipped body butters and balms for extremely dry skin.
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