Back in 2017 when we started formulating for our superfood face masks, we wanted to reimagine self-care products for all bodies and skin-types. We were driven by the idea that nourishing your body from the inside out is just as important as from the outside in. We were on a search for a community of people who resonated with this idea.
Getting the chance to create and develop a vision with your close friend is exciting, but there are still moments of vulnerability that lurk in the background (an entrepreneur’s woes). There were many days in the beginning where I find myself questioning whether our products and vision connected with anyone. So as a small two-person team, being selected out of many applications to receive the Honorable Mention for the Made in Vancouver 2019 Beauty Award was a huge source of validation for us!
Changing Up Our Skincare for Natural Ingredients
At SCHMEAR, we want our customers to rethink what natural products mean to them. We’re here to not just create a natural product, but also to raise the standard of what natural skincare means to them. Our skin is our largest organ. So if ingredients are not good enough to consume, then why should they be good enough for your skin?
To create a product that is reflective of who we are, we have created a brand and formulations that are inclusive of all bodies and skincare needs. Some decisions put into creating our product:
Truly natural ingredients:
Along with our 100% food-based formulas, the majority of our ingredients are sourced from family-run businesses that are USDA Certified Organic, GMO-free, and preservatives-free. That means you will never find synthetic ingredients such as paraben, sulphate, or preservatives in our products.
Something for all skin-types:
Because everyone’s skin is different, we have created a face mask line that targets a variety of skin needs. No such thing as one size fits all. Each face mask uses colloidal oats to provide a gentle cleansing and exfoliation, and topped with six to seven of our favorite superfood ingredients to tailor the face mask for different benefits. No microbeads required, and great for sensitive skin.
Something for all bodies:
The branding and message is deliberately picked to be gender inclusive and reflective of real human needs, and that includes those of the SCHMEAR team and our customers.
All of our products are formulated, designed, and produced in small batches in Vancouver, BC.
What Makes Our Hibiscus + Pomegranate Antioxidant Face Mask Unique
Our Hibiscus + Pomegranate Antioxidant Face Mask is packed food-based ingredients so that your skin is nourished with a truly natural product. Our Antioxidant Face Mask comes in a powder form because it is the most natural way of preserving ingredients without the use of synthetics. Also, you can create your own homemade fresh face mask by mixing the powder with yogurt, honey, or tea for extra nourishing benefits.
The floral and ripe fruit scents are naturally from the rose and superfruit ingredients in this mask. The antioxidants found in this face mask help provide gentle acids to brighten and refresh the skin. Paired with colloidal oats as the base, the natural starches and fibres help cleanse, moisturize, and protect your skin without the need of using of clay, talc, and other minerals which some may find irritating. This makes our face mask line perfect for all skin types, and gentle enough even for sensitive skin!
Our branding and price point ensures that our products are accessible and can be enjoyed by everyone. Since our face mask launch in early 2018, and we have received countless kudos from our customers:
“This face mask is wonderful. It feels and smells so nice when I apply it and it’s so easy to use. I love the fact that it’s all natural and leaves my face feeling great. I love it!!”
“Love love this mask! I love that SCHMEAR uses all natural real food ingredients. I would put this in my body, so it just makes sense to put in on my body as well! My skin feels so soft and has a lovely glow to it after I take off the mask. Highly Recommend!”
“These face masks are so fun! Easy to do and they look and feel amazing. Afterwards my face feels smooth and soft and oh so fresh! I love that they’re made with natural food ingredients.”
Currently we are formulating a balancing toner and cleansing powder which are set to launch in 2019. We’re on the path to inspire our customers to rethink their current skincare routine, and reimagine what it could look like with our 100% food-based skincare.