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Non-binary Skincare

Non-binary Skincare

Non-binary Skin Care

Merriam-Webster describes non-binary as:

* not restricted to two things or parts
* of, relating to, or being a system of numbers that does not use 2 as its base
* relating to or being a person who identifies with or expresses a gender identity that is neither entirely male nor entirely female

You may be used to seeing skin and hair care products packaged and labeled in a very binary fashion: “for her” or “for him.” Or, it may be just that the colors of the bottles or branding reinforce the notion that the product is meant for a specific gender (usually male OR female).

Often, the only difference in a product geared towards a certain gender is the fragrance added.

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Recently, a makeup brand geared towards men called “War Paint” really took its marketing to the extreme with a hyper-masculine campaign. Twitter users quickly called the company out, with comments about “fragile masculinity” and how it was “specifically formulated for LEATHER TOUGH MAN SKIN.” Vox recaps the reaction to the product in this article.

In this article by Refinery29 about “gender neutral” beauty products, the author discusses the evolution of the beauty market - from initially solely marketing to cisgender women (note: cisgender refers to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex) “18 to 36 years old...with a household income of $70-150K, and controlled the purchasing decisions of her husband” to “everyone, including cis women, cis men, and transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and gender-fluid individuals.”

The beauty and skin care industry culture is changing to keep up with cultural changes. No longer is gender a box that contains us, dictating what type of products we should or should not buy. More products are being manufactured and marketed for a gender-neutral client.

Good, natural skin care is for all skin; it does not have a gender preference. It doesn’t need to come in a pink package, or smell like “the woods” in order for men to use it. The only difference between "men's" and "women's" skincare is the perfumes that other manufacturers add - with our fragrance-free products, you can smell the way you want - or not at all.

At Heliotrope, we don’t believe that skin care products need to be pigeon-holed or labeled for any specifically-gendered people. We believe that our skin, everyone’s skin, deserves natural ingredients that soothe, heal, protect, and nourish.

In fact, a good skin care regime for one’s face is important for people of every and all genders: cleanse, tone, moisturize, spritz, repeat.

Heliotrope offers Face Care boxes and baskets, to take the guesswork out of which products to use together. Our stand-alone Face Care products - cleansers, creams, moisturizers, serums, gels, toners, aftershave, and masks - feature all-natural, organic ingredients that are great for all skin.

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Additional Heliotrope products you will find to be gender-neutral and skin-friendly:

Aloe, Shea Butter & Jojoba Body Cream

Thick and organic – this is our dream cream, infused with organic flowers, fruits, herbs and plant extracts that naturally moisturize and nourish all skin types.

Walnut & Botanical Exfoliating Wash

Gently exfoliates and promotes elasticity; includes the enzymatic benefits of pumpkin and papaya.

Shea & Beeswax Hand & Cuticle Therapy

Soothing lavender penetrates the skin, leaving it fresh, supple and healthy; doubles as a great massage cream.

Aloe & Protein Moisturizing Shampoo

Removes build-up with the help of gentle botanicals.

Organic Aloe & Arnica Massage Lotion

A therapeutic cream that heals, moisturizes, and absorbs slowly into the skin; perfect for all-over massage or for spot treatment.

Aromatherapy Roll-On Oil

Using undiluted, all-natural essential oils means you get the benefits of the plants and flowers themselves, as well as their intoxicating scents. Because these start out fragrance-free, they can be customized with any essential oils or blends that you like, with no thought to what is perceived as "masculine" or "feminine" scents

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Whatever your gender(s) may be, or not be, at Heliotrope, we have all-natural skin and beauty products for you! Feel Good in Your Skin!

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