Hello, I'm Carron, the
creator of Cinco Skin.
Cinco Skin was born from my own personal desire to reduce the toxins in my home when I fell pregnant with my daughter back in 2017, starting with the products I was putting on my skin to keep my baby bump moisturised and stretch-mark free. I found that most of the high-street brands contained toxic ingredients that are unnecessary and harmful. Fast-forward to 4 months after my daughter was born - she developed eczema on her face and nothing I tried seemed to soothe it. So I started to experiment with my own natural, toxin free skincare with the goal of creating products with 5 ingredients or less (hence the name, Cinco!).
After gifting my handmade products to family and friends and receiving rave reviews, they encouraged me to start my own shop selling the items I had made. The ingredients are simple, natural and nourishing, and the products are ideal for everyday use. The raw, organic butters and oils are rich in anti-oxidant vitamins, which are excellent for stretch marks and scars, and also provide relief from dry skin conditions such as eczema. The packaging is food grade and fully recyclable so my products make great zero waste gifts.
My crystal candles are the newest addition to the shop. I have always loved scented candles but upon further research I realised how harmful they can be when inhaled every day. The fragrance oils I use are responsibly sourced and free from parabens, phthalates, silicon and other toxins. They provide the luxury feel to your home without negatively impacting your health. The crystals make a lovely keepsake long after the candle has been burned, and they each have their own unique healing properties.
I do hope you enjoy my products as much as I enjoy making them.
Why toxin free?
Your skin is the largest organ in the body and it absorbs everything you put on it, so what you put on it matters. Most mainstream skincare contains harmful chemicals and artificial fragrances which make their way into your body via the skin and end up in your blood and lymphatic system. Parabens and phthalates have been linked to hormone disruption and certain types of cancers. They can also cause skin irritations and allergies. When you start out on the toxin free journey it can be a daunting process, but here at Cinco Skin we have made it one step easier for you because our hand crafted skincare is made from 100% natural ingredients.
Another way that toxins can enter your body is through your respiratory system. We are exposed to a variety of pollutants on a day to day basis, many of which we cannot control, but we can have more control over what we are breathing in our home. Paraffin wax which is found in many candles is highly toxic as it creates benzene and toluene when burned, both of which are known carcinogens. Conventional fragrance oils are also loaded with parabens and phthalates, which as previously mentioned are linked to hormone disruption, cancers and allergies. These are dangerous for everyone, but particularly for those who suffer with respiratory conditions such as asthma. You can rest assured that our hand poured candles are made from 100% soy wax which is a natural, clean burning wax and the fragrance oils we use are responsibly sourced and free from parabens, phthalates, silicon and other nasties.
Cinco Skin was created so that you can enjoy luxurious products in your home and day to day rituals whilst feeling reassured that your health and environment is not being impacted negatively.