I love reading about how companies start out. There is always a story behind it. q.c. naturals is no different. However, this story resonates in my own family. Michelle and T.J. Jarvis founded q.c. naturals after Michelle’s father was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer that turned metastatic to the brain. Throughout his 17 months of fighting for his life, Michelle, and family discovered all the horrible toxins in our everyday products. As a result, they started making their own products. Unfortunately, the family lost their dad in November 2014. However, his legacy lives on through q.c. naturals. Today, they are determined to tell the world about their journey and knowledge. I related to Michelle’s experience as well. I too lost my grandma in January of this year to lung cancer that turned metastatic to the brain. I was honored to sample q.c. naturals products, and continue to spread their mission.
q.c. natural standards-
Each product only has a handful of ingredients-no long list here. They also are full of ingredients you can pronounce. Another huge perk? They’re affordable! q.c. naturals, not only is toxin free, but a line that the average person can pick up. They have a little of everything too. From facial products to body products. Oh and just a head’s up. All their products are named after family members…how cool?! timmy’s toner is named after their dad who passed away, and 5% of all proceeds go to fund cancer research. They also are Leaping Bunny Certified.
This cleanser is unlike anything I’ve tried! It squirts out like a toner might. It actually reminds me more of a toner. The first ingredient is rose water, and there are only 3 more ingredients after that. You apply it to a cotton pad or washcloth and apply to your face. Then you rinse off with warm water. It felt so refreshing and didn’t leave my skin dry at all. Most of you know by now that I follow the double cleansing method. This is the perfect sub in for my usual oil that I use. I use this and then follow with a more traditional cleanser. This didn’t remover all of my eye makeup, but did remove all my facial makeup. A great cleanser for those with any skin type. Plus, it has a subtle rose smell that I love. $16.50
This toner is an apple cider vinegar toner. Again, it has only a handful of ingredients. It does smell like apple cider vinegar, which doesn’t bother me. It also has tea tree oil and lemon oil in it-which you can smell slightly as well. If you haven’t read about the benefits of apple cider vinegar-let me inform you. It helps tighten pores, balance skin, clear acne, and bring an overall brighter appearance to skin. I think we all can sign on the dotted line for those results! Most people think their skin is going to feel dry when using a toner with apple cider vinegar but that’s not true. Apple Cider Vinegar actually helps to balance your skin and find that perfect line between dry and oily. I didn’t have any dryness when using it. My skin felt perfectly balanced and clean. I really loved using it. I just applied mine with a cotton pad all over my face. $16.50
This has quickly become a hand cream staple for me. It’s an everything cream, from your face to body to hands-it gets the job done. It isn’t greasy at all! The cream melts right into your skin and leaves behind pure hydration. The consistency is similar to a really thick frosting. The combination of ingredients is different than I’ve seen before. It has three ingredients: shea butter, avocado oil, and olive fruit oil and they’re all organic of course! This is the perfect cream for chapped, dry skin. When applying, a little goes a long way. $20
This mask is so refreshing! It contains the highly sought after bentonite clay. This clay draws out impurities and toxins. It also has oats in it and tea tree oil. You can feel little bits of the oatmeal on your skin as you put it on. It comes in powder form. You mix a teaspoon of the mask with water, apple cider vinegar or oil. I did a little oil and water. I used castor oil-known for it’s astringent properties. I left it on for 15 minutes. They say to leave it on for 10-15 minutes. My skin tightened, but didn’t feel dry at all when I removed it. It felt brighter and refreshed. This is a great mask to use once a week, especially for those with blemish prone skin, eczema, or psoriasis. $18
They also sent me their organic muslin facial cloths.(12.50) They’re 6×6 and come in a package of 3. I’m in love with these! They go perfect with their karan’s cleanser or timmy’s toner. They are so soft and best of all, sustainable. A must have item in my opinion. They also sent me their bamboo wooden spoons. ($2) These are the perfect little spoons to dish out the maddie’s mask, some quinny’s cream or for their bath oil. I love that their made of bamboo…how awesome! Bamboo is such a renewable resource and grows without any use of fertilizers. I love having special tools for my skincare regimen. It makes my experience feel that much more spa like!