Slow Skincare

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Slow Skincare

Introducing the premier offerings of our historically rooted apothecary line. Inspired by simple, natural body care rituals through the ages, the line is an assortment of pure oils, toners, and scents for face, body, and hair packaged free of plastic in recycled, handmade glass bottles.


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Developing a line that is fully plastic free is a challenge – glass bottles are plentiful but the modern conveniences of sprays, pumps, screw caps, and droppers all utilize multiple design elements that are difficult or impossible to recycle and never biodegrade. After extensive research, we made the decision to sacrifice some of the convenience and portability in favor of a more traditional and eco-responsible approach to beauty.    

Our hand blown orb bottles are made by a revolutionary glassblowing studio in Oaxaca, Mexico. Taking a sustainable and ecological approach to running their facility, these artisans have perfected a system of creating beauty from waste – they produce their own fuel and power their furnaces and annealing ovens with processed, used vegetable oil from local restaurants and methane gas produced on-site. Other equipment is solar powered and the glass itself is made from recycled bottles brought to the studio by waste pickers, restaurants, and locals because there are no municipal recycling programs in the area. The reusable, handmade orb bottles are closed with biodegradable and renewable cork and are sealed for shipping with a natural wax.

Our precious oil vials are handmade in the USA by a female master glass artisan. The tiny, pastel colored poison-like bottles also close with biodegradable and renewable corks and are sealed for shipping with a natural wax.

Where there is packaging it is spare, with no printed labels,100% PCW boxes, and our floral stickers are chlorine free, 100% PCW and 100% recyclable. 



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Our oils and aromatic water are sourced from allover the world, depending on where we find the highest quality and most ethical and sustainable version of each ingredient. The initial selections are a foundation trio of versatile face, body, and hair oils and toners along with five precious bottles of add-in oils. The oils can be mixed and matched for a personalized body and skincare regiment.   



kindred black jojoba


Organic Sonoran Jojoba Oil 

A single miracle ingredient for body and hair – pure, organic jojoba oil from a family run farm in the Sonoran Desert. We chose jojoba as one of the staples of our beauty regiment because of its long history and versatility. Native Americans in the American Southwest have been using jojoba for hundreds of years to treat skin conditions, sores, wounds, sun, and windburn, and as a hair and scalp treatment. One of two oils that are the most structurally similar to the skins natural oil – the other being whale oil – the use of the more humane and renewable jojoba became more prevalent after the government banned the use of sperm whale oil in 1974. A fantastically effective oil that can be used for hair, face, and body, jojoba is naturally astringent, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, non-toxic, and non-comedogenic. Blendable with drops of Organic Damask Rose Otto Oil with Wildcrafted Balsam, Farm Distilled Peppermint Oil, and Organic CBD Oil.  



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Organic Damask Rosewater

High quality, pure, organic rosewater toner made with a single distillation of fresh, organic Damask roses grown on the slopes of the Lalehzar Mountains in the province Kerman in Southern Iran. The roses are grown by a collective founded in 1978 to transform the local economy from a reliance on subsistence crops and illegal opium poppies to the more lucrative, stable, and environmentally sustainable growth of biodynamic roses. Now a collective of hundreds of small farmers who work as independent entrepreneurs, they each sign contracts that they will not use chemical fertilizers and in turn are provided with education, training, and free natural fertilizers from compost.  

A refreshing toner that helps to retain moisture and restore the skin's protective PH mantle, the rosewater is a skin elixir suitable for all skin types and is especially incredible for aging and sensitive skin. A gentle, natural antiseptic with anti-inflammatory properties, it should be splashed on the face or applied with a light, reusable cloth immediately after cleansing and before the application of Organic Sonoran Jojoba Oil or Organic Cold Pressed Prickly Pear Seed Oil. 



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Organic Prickly Pear Seed Oil

A single miracle ingredient for face –100% virgin, cold-pressed, organic Prickly Pear seed oil from a women-owned and operated collective in Morocco. The prickly pear is known as "the miracle plant" because of its many medicinal uses throughout the centuries. Rich in protein, essential fatty acids, and vitamins E and K this precious, organic oil transforms the skin by refining and tightening pores, reducing redness and inflammation, brightening under the eyes, lightening dark spots, brightening skin tone and restoring skins elasticity. Deeply moisturizing because of its high linoleic acid content, prickly pear seed oil is rapidly absorbed into the skin and deeply penetrates the layers to nourish and soften. Blendable with drops of Organic Zdravetz Essential Oil with Organic Rosehip, Pure Organic Immortelle, Farm Distilled Peppermint Oil, and Organic CBD Oil.  



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Pure Organic Immortelle 

Also known as Everlasting, Immortelle has a long history of medicinal and topical use. Once dried as an offering to the Greek gods, Immortelle has earned a reputation as healing and calming to sensitive or damaged skin. A restorative for skin damaged by free radicals, Immortelle can also help stimulate cellular regeneration, clarify the complexion and reduce redness, lighten age spots and discoloration, and prevent dryness. Use daily with Organic Cold Pressed Prickly Pear Seed Oil to give skin an overall glow and a more firm and vibrant appearance.



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Farm Distilled Peppermint Oil

Though it may not sound exciting at first glance, peppermint oil is one of our very favorite natural remedies and scents. Exceptionally useful and multi-purpose, this simple and refreshing oil is a one-stop shop for everything from stomach ailments and skincare to sexy time.

Thought to have originated in Northern Africa and the Mediterranean, peppermint shows up throughout history with a variety of medicinal, practical, and even somewhat scandalous uses. Ancient Egyptians used peppermint to calm stomach pains and freshen breath. In ancient Greece the philosopher Aristotle thought mint a potent aphrodisiac and warned Alexander the Great not to let his soldiers partake of any mint while on crusade. Monks in the middle ages used mint as a tooth polisher and by the 1700s mint was being used in Europe for everything from sores and venereal disease to colds and headaches. Still as thoroughly multi-purpose and useful (though not recommended for quite the same pool of ailments) peppermint oil makes a fantastic and bracing body and hair oil and is an unrivaled tool to battle all manner of indisposition. Can be dropped directly on the tongue or mixed with water and is blendable with Organic Sonoran Jojoba Oil and Organic Cold Pressed Prickly Pear Seed Oil.



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Organic Bulgarian Rose Otto with Balsam

The cultivation of roses in Bulgaria dates back to the 16th century. The first rose plantations were in the town of Kazanlak because of the favorable climate and soil conditions and as the region grew and new plantations opened, the area became known as The Valley of Roses. For hundreds of years the fertile and temperate valley has produced some of the highest quality roses in the world.

The scent of rose is an intoxicating aphrodisiac and helps to boost libido and arouse the senses. Rose can also be used as aromatherapy to combat depression and anxiety. Blended with wildcrafted copaiba balsam to tone the scent and give it an earthy, herbal base note and round out the smooth floral notes of the rose. Blendable with Organic Sonoran Jojoba Oil. 



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Organic Hemp CBD Oil 

Grown on a veteran, family run farm in Tennessee, organic hemp CBD oil in a base of organic coconut oil. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is an extracted oil from the flowers and buds of the cannabis plant. This herb has been used to treat pain as far back as 2900 B.C. and though hemp CBD is not psychoactive, it has shown to be anti-inflammatory, relaxing, and an effective pain reliever.

Some skincare specialist also use CBD for radiant, healthy skin, to reduce the visible signs of aging, and to help treat conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Blendable with Organic Sonoran Jojoba Oil and Organic Cold Pressed Prickly Pear Seed Oil. 



Kindred Black Organic Zdravetz and Rose Hips


Organic Zdravetz with Rosehip

Zdravetz, rooted from the word for “health” in Bulgarian, is an aromatic, flowering plant that has been part of the folk traditions of the country for centuries. A strong and stimulating aphrodisiac, Bulgarian folklore holds that a bridegroom should sleep in a field of Zdravetz the night before his wedding.

For the skin, this antiseptic essential oil is known to be capillary strengthening, to help lighten areas of hyperpigmentation, and to be effective at reducing fine lines and wrinkles, especially of the delicate eye area.

As Zdravetz will crystallize even at room temperature, it is blended with an organic rosehip oil, a moisturizing carrier oil that is especially good for those with sensitive and rosacea prone skin.

Blendable with Organic Sonoran Jojoba Oil and Organic Cold Pressed Prickly Pear Seed Oil. 


 Kindred Black Jasmine Pommade


Organic Jasmine Pommade

Organic jasmine flower perfume solid in a hand blown glass jar with cork seal. Handmade by one of the only perfumers in the world still practicing the ancient and labor intensive art of enfleurage scent extraction. Using this technique, fresh jasmine flowers are placed on glass chassis in fat and the blossoms are changed for fresh ones every day for 45 days. At the end of the process, the fat is infused with the pure, rich scent from the exhaling flowers. The base of the pommade is sustainable, organic palm kernel oil, a superior oil for the skin because it is high in vitamin A and mimics the skins natural sebum.



Kindred Black Creosote Salve


Wild Harvested Creosote Salve

Creosote is an evergreen shrub, with small waxy leaves, that thrives in desert climates. Known as "la hediondilla" or stinky one, because of its distinctive smell that most Southwesterners say reminds them of the desert in the rain. Early native Americans held beliefs that it treated many maladies, including sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosis, chicken pox, dysmenorrhea, and snakebite. A special formulation exclusive to Kindred Black, this salve is an incredible remedy for abrasions, sun-damaged skin, red scaly patches, scratches and bug bites, itchy feet, and almost anywhere that needs a little TLC. 



Kindred Black Slow Skincare



We created Kindred Black to establish a new kind of eco-luxury shopping – true artisans using natural materials, unusual handmade and vintage pieces with the longevity that's so often missing from consumer goods now, and most recently our eco-fashion clothing label, Roberta. Slow skincare is the next step in our evolution and we are beyond excited to introduce a fully plastic free line of effective, traditional beauty. And with much more to come...  



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