Skin Rescue Therapy FAQs
What makes your Detox Clay Mask so different from other clays like Bentonite, Kaolin, French Green Clay and the others I’ve seen in different products?
Unlike those found in My Skin's Friend Detox Clay Mask, the clays mentioned above are typically used for industrial purposes like making paint, steel, plastics, and even kitty litter. They contain mainly inorganic minerals which are actually toxic to the human body. The only minerals the human body needs (and can use) are the microscopic mineral elements present in plants or via the animals who eat these plants or via those animals who eat other animals who eat these plants.
Plants take in the minerals found in rocks and most clays and, through photosynthesis, turn them into microscopic mineral elements that humans need to stay alive.
It would be logical to think that clay is clay is clay right? But every clay deposit is different. The deposit of clay we use in our product line is the only deposit of clay we know of where every mineral element has been transformed by a plant and is thus bio-chelated and bio-available. Infusing this vast wealth of life-giving minerals into your skin and body produces amazing results.
What is the best way to use your clay mask?
The best way is to first cleanse your face with our Clay Cleansing Bar or our Mineral Facial Cleanser. Next, take your fingers or any type of applicator brush and spread the clay mask in an even layer over your face and neck or over any part of your body that you think needs treatment. The thickness of application required is approximately the amount required to no longer see the skin underneath the application. Be careful not to get any product in your eyes. Let dry for around 10 to 15 minutes, and then wash off. When washing off, avoid aggressive removal as we leave a little grittiness in the clay to help with exfoliation.
How many times do you need to use the clay mask before you start seeing results?
You’ll see an improvement in your skin the first time you use it. This clay mask powerfully infuses the cells in your dermal layer with new collagen and elastin fiber nutrients while also exfoliating and stimulating new cellular turnover. Your improvements will accumulatie over time. Incorporating this product into your weekly routine will greatly improve your skin. Aged skin or even problem skin such as acne, rosacea, eczema and others will respond well to the continuous application of our clay mask.
How will your clay mask help acne?
You get acne because your sebum glands below the surface of your skin produce your own natural oil. This oil flows upward through a duct to the surface of the skin. When you're going through puberty and your body is growing your sebum glands are especially hormonally sensitive. These glands will produce excess oil to lubricate the skin as it is being stretched. The oil is not the problem. The problem is that the ducts are staying open longer, debris inevitably falls into the pores, and this in turn creates a "plug." If the plug is underneath the skin, it is a whitehead. If it is above the skin, it is a blackhead.
Just because you have a plug doesn’t mean that the sebum glands stop producing oil. That oil pumping underneath the skin starts dissolving fat and creates a toxicity which brings on bacteria and inflammation. Most products are designed to address the bacteria and inflammation (not the cause). These attempts typically rely on salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
MSF Detox Clay mask addresses the cause of acne instead of the symptoms. The cause is the plugged pores in the skin. Our clay is a montmorillonite clay that, when hydrated, has a negative electrical charge. When you apply it to the skin, it penetrates so deeply that anything it encounters with a positive charge will be attracted to it like a magnet.
Most toxins, dead skin cells, dirt, and other substances capable of causing a skin plugs will get lifted out of the skin when the clay dries and you rinse off the clay mask.
In three weeks of applying the mask every other day, you should see a profound decrease in acne on the areas of the skin where you have applied it. Most other clays can only deliver a slight or temporary benefit associated with advanced surface cleansing of the skin. Our clay goes beneath the skin to address the inherent cause of acne.
How does your clay mask help to improve eczema, rosacea and psoriasis?
The scientific community is still widely divided on precisely what causes these skin conditions. Some alternative healers and medical doctors seem to think candida (a fungus that can cause problems inside the body) can play a role in these skin conditions. Some in these same communities suggest these problems are caused by "reduced blood flow" where "not enough nutrients are provided to the skin." Others suggest these problems are due to the presence of "bad" or "unwanted" bacteria in the body.
To our clay mask we have added a proprietary extraction of over 30 herbs. This herbal elixir is a blend directed at solving all of the causes listed above--whether it be bacterial, fungal, or topical skin nutrition. To compound our herbal elixir we use an infusion of various essential oils (fatty acids). This unique concoction can only be found in our formula. We have not found a more effective clay mask anywhere, at any price.
Even though we cannot claim that any product will treat, cure or prevent any disease, you may want to see what results you can get for eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. It can't hurt to try it and you risk nothing.
I’m interested in buying your Luxury Organic Face Cream Kigelia. Is it as good as you say it is, and if so why?
It is for several reasons. Your skin has a protective barrier above the epidermis called the acid barrier. . Your body creates this barrier from your own natural sebum oil. As this oil is excreted to the skin, good bacteria break it down into free form saturated fatty acids which form your protective barrier.This barrier holds in moisture and protects your skin from unwanted bacteria, toxins, pollutants, etc. As you age you start losing this protective barrier. Why?
There are several reasons. Some you can control, some not so easy to control. For one thing, your natural oil production slows down. Sadly, most personal care products like soaps, shaving creams, shampoos, makeup, toners, and even most popular commercial moisturizers either kill off or impede the friendly bacteria you most need.
Your hands are usually the first to lose this protective barrier due to their constant exposure to soap and other chemicals. That's why the hands are one of the first areas people start to show the the signs of aging.
When that protective skin barrier is reduced or non-existent on some areas of the skin. aging of the skin is greatly accelerated in those areas. That's when you start to see age spots appear and eventually the skin thins and starts to sag.
This protective layer is similar to the roof of your home. The roof protects the attic, the second floor, the main living area, and even the basement. These four floors are analogous to the various layers of your skin. With the protective barrier severely compromised or completely gone, you become vulnerable to deterioration not just on the surface but more deeply into the overall integrity of the body.
Re-establishing that natural protective barrier on your skin is the most important thing you can do for anti-aging.
With Kigelia, we create that same free saturated fatty acids that would be produced by the good bacteria from your own natural sebum oil through our exclusive proprietary process. When applied, Kigelia instantly reestablishes the protective layer on your skin.
We blend into these free saturated fatty acids powerful anti-aging, skin renewing ingredients.
First, we take our special clay and meticulously extract all the life giving microscopic minerals. Each container of Kigelia is built from a base extraction of over 5 lbs of the rare earth montmorillonite clay we use in our Detox Clay mask. We hand blend many other natural ingredients to create a cream that is more of a serum. Nothing compares to the skin renewing powers present in this cream. There are many creams on the market that sell for over $200 an ounce that have petroleum bases. That's just insane.
Kigelia cream melts into your skin. The smell tells you that it's right. The effects are immediate and the effects last throughout the day.
How does Kigelia help with anti-aging?
It protects, renews, and increases cellular turnover.
For example a baby has perfect skin because the cells are turning over approximately every 15 days, but when you get to the age of 60 these same cells are turning over every 70 days.
Dull, dead skin cells build up unevenly and contributes to the appearance of wrinkles and this cycle of occlusion becomes self-sustaining: decreased cellular turnover plus the buildup of dull, dead skin cells (layer after layer) leads to ever increasing effects of aging over time. If you want to take real action to pause or redress this process, you have to inject "life force" back into your cells. Kigelia does a phenomenal job at helping your skin to stop and then slowly reverse this process.
Please see the our Kigelia page for more information. It's truly a world-class, best-in-class moisturizer.
Can I use your Organic Body Lotion on my feet?
Absolutely the lotion is made for any part of your body, even a little rubbed into the scalp is good. Our Organic Body Lotion is so effective that some customers have reported that they only have to use it every other day.
Is your Organic Body Lotion good for rash?
Yes, we've even had feedback on its effectiveness to soothe and heal poison ivy or poison oak.
Is your Organic Sunscreen waterproof?
We haven’t submitted it for testing at this time to the FDA; as such, we cannot make that claim. However, our sunscreen was designed with that in mind.
Why doesn't your sunscreen have titanium dioxide? I've heard that's the best sunblock.
Titanium dioxide is listed as a carcinogen in Canada. We are just not comfortable with Titanium Dioxide based on our research. Similarly, we would recommend that you make sure your sunblock does not contain any form of Dimethicone as this is a Silicone Oil. We feel our sunscreen is the safest and most effective sunscreen ever developed.
Does your sunscreen leave that unwanted ghost like appearance on the skin?
One of our biggest claims to fame on the sunscreen is that for a non-nano size zinc oxide is settles into the skin very quickly and doesn't leave a chalky residue on the skin like most do
Why don't your products have the certified organic seal?
Several of our ingredients come from wildcrafters that harvest them in their natural setting in the wild. We feel the potency is far superior than plantation farmed organic herbs. You can’t certify wildcrafted herbs organic.
How long does it take to receive my products?
Every order is usually shipped with 24 to 48 hours after received. Depending on your location, it usually takes between 3 to 7 working days for the product to arrive. Two-day priority mail deliver is available in the shipping options.
How does your money back guarantee work?
We understand that you may be a little fearful of ordering something that you haven't had the chance to pick up, smell, rub on your skin, etc. We are exactly like you in that sense.
That's why we want to remove all the risk from trying our products. The only way you can possibly know whether you like the smell, the texture, the results, etc. is to get it and try it.
That's why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Order what you want, keep what you like and return the rest for a refund. Pretty simple. We want you to be thrilled with everything you get from My Friend's Skin (and we're pretty sure you will be) but if there's ever a problem you're protected with our guarantee. So go ahead and shop til you drop. The only way you can lose is to never try the products.
Is my information safe and private?
Yes,when you enter the checkout page, you'll notice the icon in your browser's address bar changes to a padlock and an "https"designation. The "s" on the end means secure url. It means we just slammed the door on any possible prying internet eyes and you can proceed with the confidence that not even we will see your credit card information. It is protected via our secure server and credit card processor. Your name and address is only there for us to ship and communicate with you on an as needed basis. We will never share any information about you with a third party.
Can I call and ask questions?
You bet! Our customer service is the best in this industry. We enjoy staying in contact with our customers and giving advice on the use of our products. If you ask a question that we don't know at the time, we'll investigate and reply usually within 24 hrs. We want you to be completely informed before making a decision.
Our customer service number is 615-477-3428 and is answered 8 a.m. til 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. Saturdays. But you may call anytime, 24/7 and leave a message, a callback number or email address along with your question(s) and we'll respond promptly.
Can I call or write and talk to someone before purchasing?
Absolutely. We would rather you call or contact us than not become one of My Skin's Friend due to an unanswered question. In fact, if you still didn't find the answer to your questions on these pages, we want to hear them.
For most people these products are what they have been looking for (in many cases, for years) but have just discovered them. Feel free to call or write us through the contact page, anytime.