What you put on your skin is as important as what goes into your body. Eating healthy, natural, organic food is better for your health, benefits farmers and growers, and is better for the environment. So it only makes sense to complement that with putting healthy, natural, organic skin care products on your body. Sylvia Williams was a healthcare professional who thought having organic and environmentally friendly skin care products was so important that she set about creating them herself. The result was a company, NAIWBE Natural As I Wanna Be, that strived to offer the best in skin care while adhering to a strong focus on preserving the environment. NAIWBE offers a product line which includes shower gels, sugar scrubs, moisturizing creams, and shaving kits that are natural and organic.
When it came to caring about the health and well-being of others, founder and CEO of NAIWBE Sylvia Williams had a lifetime of experience. A career as a registered nurse and a certification by the Health Sciences Institute to educate people with health conditions made her uniquely qualified to understand how closely health is tied to the environment and each person's sense of well-being. The idea of creating a line of healthy skin care products took shape in early 2000, and ever since then Sylvia has been working to create products for men and women who want to feel as natural as they want to “from the inside out,” with the use of safe, organic, eco-friendly skin care products.
NAIWBE is more of an experience than just a product to buy, and much care and thought has gone into creating the skin care items that help create that experience. In fact, the development of the NAIWBE skin care line took ten years of research, development and testing before Sylvia Williams felt that the products being offered met her high expectations. The end result is the company's carefully selected signature scents, and their two trademark “3-step moisturizing systems.” The MENA system (moisturizing, emollient, nourishing and agrarian) contains three essential steps in either the lemongrass or bergamot scent. The first step is to cleanse with the shower gel, then use the natural sugar scrub and exfoliating gloves to reveal healthy, smooth skin. Finally, the finishing touch is the moisturizing cream that will leave your skin feeling hydrated and silky smooth. The company also offers the system in an unscented version. The second system, Karite Man-esh, is created especially for men, and contains the 3-step wash, scrub and moisturizing steps. There is also a specially created shave set for men featuring the bergamot scent, which includes shave soap, a boar's hair shave brush, and a shave bowl with lid.
The scents that NAIWBE selected, lemongrass and bergamot, have been carefully chosen to be light and uplifting, and were extensively tested to ensure people would respond positively to them. In addition, these two signature scents are loaded with health benefits. Lemongrass essential oil comes from the peel of a lemon, has a fresh, clean scent, can be used as an astringent and a hair treatment, and also has antibacterial and antiviral qualities. Bergamot essential oil has a warm and spicy scent, plus it offers numerous health benefits for both restorative functions such as reducing fatigue, bringing back your appetite, reducing fever, helping calm colic and boosting the immune system; and it also helps to treat skin irritations such as eczema, psoriasis, oily skin, and acne.
As the basis for the NAIWBE experience, the signature scents are important, but the other ingredients help to make the products truly unique. All of the NAIWBE product ingredients, which include goat's milk, olive oil, raw Shea butter, and essential oils, are derived from plants or minerals, contain no chemicals, are non-toxic, and are free from parabens. The products' essential oils come from organically grown plants, meaning the plants were not treated with chemicals and even the soil the plants grow in is chemical free! The only thing that you will be putting on your own skin, or your family's skin, is healthy and natural which will help your skin to look clean and glow beautifully.
The company extends their natural philosophy to operating in an eco-friendly manner. In addition to using only healthy, naturally derived ingredients in their products, NAIWBE makes use of green display cases made from reclaimed lumber and banana leaf gift bags. The jars, wood scoop and exfoliating gloves are all made from recycled, recyclable or natural materials. With products from NAIWBE Natural As I Wanna Be, you can treat your skin with as much care and thought as you give to the foods you eat, because being healthy is reflected in the whole self, inside and out.