Akasha Be Well Skincare | Naturally Balanced

Naturally balanced clean skincare for your combination/oily and sensitive adult skin.

Tesa
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Project Ends on December 31, 2019

Project Description

Where we started

Akasha Be Well Skincare is an ecoluxe brand of clean skincare products that aims to solve major issues in the modern-day beauty routine; routine, time, and toxicity. Did you know the average women applies 16 cosmetic products each day that can contain up to 168 different chemicals? Of those 16 products at least five are for basic skin health. The cost of this extensive beauty routine runs on average of $8 per day; that $240 per month spent on your face. While we believe you should invest in the health of your skin, we don’t believe it should cost you the price of a small car. Not to mention the amount of time it takes to apply all 52 of those products.

Akasha Be Well Skincare addresses those issues. To begin, all of our products are made with minimally altered plant ingredients. What that means is, we select ingredients that are as close to their natural form as possible to ensure they maintain their effectiveness and potency. Then, our multi-functional products are formulated to provide what you need to maintain healthy, balanced skin. Last, we carefully source our materials, focusing on using high quality ingredients and sustainable packaging to keep the products fresh and effective prior to your use.  Our environment greatly benefits from recyclable materials using minimal plastics. We do all of this while maintaining the small-batched and hand-crafted quality which our customers have come to love and expect.

Akasha Be Well Skincare is not simply a skincare line but a lifestyle. It came out of a need to find a clean, green, and  effective solution to my issues with oily and sensitive skin. I created a line that I am proud to use on the skin of my family, friends, and my own. To continue providing this amazing skincare experience, we need your help to scale, continue growing, and share the benefits of clean and all natural skincare for your face and body.

 

Meet our Founder

I am Tesa Edmonson Jones, the owner and founder of Akasha Be Well Skincare. For most of my adult life, I've battled a multitude of skincare issues and tried many, many methods to try to "fight", "attack", and "fix". I suffered from cyctic acne, uneven skintone, excessive hyperpigmentation, different types of scarring to include hypertrophic and keloid, excessive dryness, and rebound oiliness. After the birth of my second child in 2000, my skin really took a turn for the worse. As a teenager, my skin was normal and clear with minimal hormonal breakouts, however, after my child's birth, I felt like my skin began to attack me. I suffered prolonged breakouts, persistent and painfully deep cystic acne, and irritated, dry, flaking skin. I began to try to fix my skin with any product that promised results but only further exacerbated my issues and spawned rebound oiliness which I then tried to "fix" as well. As a result, my self esteem plummeted and I felt lost and confused. The products and methods I used, I later realized, were toxic and causing my persistent irritation and breakouts. For the next several years, I researched different ingredients in the products and learned which ones were detrimental to my skin and which ones were beneficial. I was inspired to begin to DIY my own skincare. Through many trials, I finally found solutions that worked! Not only to clean my skin but to keep it clear, vibrant, glowing, and best of all, healthy. As a result, I spent many years refining and perfecting my processes and formulations to ensure the highest quality and efficacy.

 

The Products

Our product line is carefully formulated using the highest quality natural and organic ingredients from sustainable sources. We chose ingredients that support your overall health and wellness, skin, and our environment. We handcraft each product in small batches in Denver, CO. Our line includes three cleansers, a hydrating mist/toner, three serums, two facial masks, a moisturizer, a body buttercream, and lip balm. A few of the products will be newly launched by December 2019.

 

We Need Your Support to Meet our $10K Goal

The funding goal of $10,000 is to complete the process of obtaining organic, EWG, sustainability, Leaping Bunny certifications, and corresponding extensive product testing to ensure highest manufacturing standards. Right now, the basic testing has been completed, but we still need to do the extensive testing required for certification. We have a need for additional staff to help with increased production as well as increased production costs for retail and wholesale contracts. Our products need continued marketing which translates to requiring photography and video production to properly meet marketing demands to stay in line with current trends and standards. The largest portion of the fund will be the actual testing, video, photography, and manufacturing costs.

 

The Expanded Mission

Over the years I have realized how a good skincare routine can double as a part of your self-care practice. A facial becomes more than a skin treatment, it becomes a moment to relax and de-stress. An at home facial is no longer just about cleansing and moisturizing the skin but about resetting and recharging the mind and body. This is why I am now looking to expand the mission of Akasha Be Well Skincare to create products that help people build practical self-care routines. We call this expanded mission Be Akasha, which means to seek balance in your daily healthy self-care routine.

 

Our Campaign

 

The money we raise through this campaign will be used to:

  • Scale our existing skincare business
  • Help secure additional certifications
  • Upgrade packaging to include biodegradable plastic pumps and shipping materials.
  • Expand the product line

  • Acquire Commercial Lab Space
  • Creating professional video content and product videos
  • Production staff pay
  • Wholesale account cash flow
  • We want to continue to share the importance of regular self-care as well as healthy skincare and we need your help to do it. Your support means you are just as committed to this balanced wellness journey as we are and for that we are ever so grateful.

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

What happens if we don´t hit our funding target?

Don´t worry, we´ll do all we can to go ahead. In any case, you´ll only be charged for what you get.

 

When will I receive my perk?

All the perks will be shipped out between September and December 2019. We'll update you with exact shipping dates nearer the time.

 

I have not received my package. What should I do?

Please contact us via iFundWomen or at info@akashabewell.com. We’ll help you.

 

My parcel has arrived broken or leaking. What do I do?

Oh no! Take a picture of the package and send to info@akashabewell.com.

 

Are your products dermatologically tested? What does that mean?

Yes. All of them. This means that a they have been tested on real people by an independent laboratory, and deemed safe for use on skin. We only test on people. To be extra safe, we chose people with sensitive skin.

 

Are Akasha Be Well Skincare products certified: organic, B, EWG, and/ Leaping Bunny?

All products are 100% natural and between 85% to 99% organic. We're in the process of certifying at this time. This crowdfund is helping to complete the process. Once complete, our products will carry a globally recognized mark of approval as being certified. In the meantime, all of our raw ingredients are purchased exclusively from certified natural and organic suppliers.

 

Why isn´t all of you packaging 100% recycled?

Our bottles are 100%, but tubes can become brittle and break when recycled content is above 50%. As of now, it's a question of purchasing power and industry suppliers playing catch-up. We'll keep working on a solution to both these points with the goal of being made from 100% recycled material.

 

Can it all be recycled?

Yes, you can put all of our tubes, bottles and cartons into the recycling bin for recycling. We are working on an in-house recycling program to be announced in the future.

 

If I don´t have sensitive skin. Can I use your products?

Although our products are formulated for sensitive, oily, and combination skin, they can be used for all skin types.  

 

Are Akasha Be Well Skincare’s products made in the USA?

Yes, We are a proud Colorado Made business.

 

Are Akasha Be Well Skincare’s products Cruelty free?

Totally, our products are never tested on animals and we are in the process of certifying to become a proud member of the Leaping Bunny Program.

 

Are Akasha Be Well Skincare’s products vegan?

All of our products are vegan, except for Vanilla Body Buttercream, Signature Nourishing Lip Balm, and Purifying Radiance Dry Mask as they contain organic beeswax and/or raw honey.

10/01/2019
Monetary Contribution
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
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$5
A Virtual High Five!

Every bit helps, we'll keep you updated!

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  • Virtual high five
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$10
Personal Thank You

We'll send you a handwritten thank you note via snail mail. Please be sure to shoot us your address via info@akashabewell.com.

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  • Handwritten Thank You note from Tesa E.J.
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$30
15% Discount on future order

Enjoy a 15% discount on your next order(s) of $250 in purchases. Don't worry, you don't have to spend it all at once! The discount stays valid until the $250 threshold is reached.

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  • 15 % Discount coupon
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$80
Double Cleanse Double Love- 1 ea.

Get our Double Cleanse Duo (full size) with this perk: - 1- 4.0 oz Perfecting Oil Cleanser and 1- 4.0 oz *new* Pomegranate Enzyme Cleanser. This powerfully gentle cleansing duo helps to deep clean, increase skin cell turnover, hydrate, and tone. Non-sensitizing, gentle and wonderfully effective, they're our new favorite way to get rid of dirt, oil, pollution, and dead skin. They’re a must in every skincare regimen.

Included Items

  • 4 oz. Perfecting Oil Cleanser
  • 4 oz. Pomegranate Enzyme Cleanser
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$120
Resham Facial Oil – 2 pack

You get 2 full size Resham Facial Oil (1 oz) with this pack. Biologically active skincare is the wave of the future and the current skincare phenomenon. Active botanical serums are the most direct way to deliver anti-aging and restorative ingredients to your skin in a format your cells were designed to recognize. If you need something to quench your skin's thirst for antioxidants, essential fatty acids and all things anti-aging, then this is the product for you. Instead of stripping the skins protective outer layer, it strengthens it, balances it and patches up the holes left from unruly skincare products that didn't do their job.

 

Ingredients like gorgeously golden jojoba oil, inflammation busting turmeric essential oil and moisture rich rosehip seed are blended with the finest of nature's botanicals like rose, geranium, carrot, and raspberry seed for an unparalleled anti-aging experience. Collagen production is effortlessly increased as each oil is welcomed into your skin's structure like they were meant to be there- because they are.

Included Items

  • 2 - Resham Facial Oil - 1 oz.
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$285
3 Products + 20 % Discount

You will receive 3 products (of your choice) from our current inventory, you will enjoy a 20% discount on your next purchase, and receive exclusive Akasha Be Well Skincare swag. Perfect for the holidays!

Included Items

  • 20% Discount
  • 3 Personalized products w/ swag
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$500
ABWS Skincare Gift Basket

Get 10 pcs of Akasha Be Well Skincare items. Unless you indicate which specific products you'd like, we'll choose for you from our carefully formulated products. We will also throw in some awesome pieces of Akasha swag. Perfect for you or your loved one this holiday season.

Included Items

  • 10 pc mystery gift set w/swag
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$1,000
Gift Basket + 50% off

Get our 12 pc mystery gift basket (or you can let us know which items you'd like). You will get your own personalized 50% off discount code to use on your next five purchases on akashabewell.com. Perfect for you or your loved one this holiday season!

 

Included Items

  • 12 pc mystery gift set w/swag
  • 50% Discount limit 5
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
Contribute
$5
A Virtual High Five!

Every bit helps, we'll keep you updated!

Included Items

  • Virtual high five
100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10
Personal Thank You

We'll send you a handwritten thank you note via snail mail. Please be sure to shoot us your address via info@akashabewell.com.

Included Items

  • Handwritten Thank You note from Tesa E.J.
50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$30
15% Discount on future order

Enjoy a 15% discount on your next order(s) of $250 in purchases. Don't worry, you don't have to spend it all at once! The discount stays valid until the $250 threshold is reached.

Included Items

  • 15 % Discount coupon
15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$80
Double Cleanse Double Love- 1 ea.

Get our Double Cleanse Duo (full size) with this perk: - 1- 4.0 oz Perfecting Oil Cleanser and 1- 4.0 oz *new* Pomegranate Enzyme Cleanser. This powerfully gentle cleansing duo helps to deep clean, increase skin cell turnover, hydrate, and tone. Non-sensitizing, gentle and wonderfully effective, they're our new favorite way to get rid of dirt, oil, pollution, and dead skin. They’re a must in every skincare regimen.

Included Items

  • 4 oz. Perfecting Oil Cleanser
  • 4 oz. Pomegranate Enzyme Cleanser
25 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$120
Resham Facial Oil – 2 pack

You get 2 full size Resham Facial Oil (1 oz) with this pack. Biologically active skincare is the wave of the future and the current skincare phenomenon. Active botanical serums are the most direct way to deliver anti-aging and restorative ingredients to your skin in a format your cells were designed to recognize. If you need something to quench your skin's thirst for antioxidants, essential fatty acids and all things anti-aging, then this is the product for you. Instead of stripping the skins protective outer layer, it strengthens it, balances it and patches up the holes left from unruly skincare products that didn't do their job.

 

Ingredients like gorgeously golden jojoba oil, inflammation busting turmeric essential oil and moisture rich rosehip seed are blended with the finest of nature's botanicals like rose, geranium, carrot, and raspberry seed for an unparalleled anti-aging experience. Collagen production is effortlessly increased as each oil is welcomed into your skin's structure like they were meant to be there- because they are.

Included Items

  • 2 - Resham Facial Oil - 1 oz.
20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$285
3 Products + 20 % Discount

You will receive 3 products (of your choice) from our current inventory, you will enjoy a 20% discount on your next purchase, and receive exclusive Akasha Be Well Skincare swag. Perfect for the holidays!

Included Items

  • 20% Discount
  • 3 Personalized products w/ swag
20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
ABWS Skincare Gift Basket

Get 10 pcs of Akasha Be Well Skincare items. Unless you indicate which specific products you'd like, we'll choose for you from our carefully formulated products. We will also throw in some awesome pieces of Akasha swag. Perfect for you or your loved one this holiday season.

Included Items

  • 10 pc mystery gift set w/swag
2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Gift Basket + 50% off

Get our 12 pc mystery gift basket (or you can let us know which items you'd like). You will get your own personalized 50% off discount code to use on your next five purchases on akashabewell.com. Perfect for you or your loved one this holiday season!

 

Included Items

  • 12 pc mystery gift set w/swag
  • 50% Discount limit 5
2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward