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Organic, Handcrafted Skin Care – C & Co. (Asheville, NC)

While in Asheville, NC over the holidays, I explored the C and Co.  retail store and found a wonderful selection of organic, handcrafted skin care options.

I was fortunate to get to chat with Christi Apodaca, the founder & proprietor of C & Co., who is dedicated to creating non toxic, locally made skin care made from high quality ingredients that’s a pleasure to use.

I was impressed at their excellent EWG ratings (lower is better), wide range of products and delightful scents like lavender, chamomile and sage.

EWG Rated

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All the products are handcrafted locally in the Asheville area.

I’m enjoying the chamomile and lavender artisan baby soap, rated a 1 by EWG, and my boyfriend (a true product minimalist) is using (https://candconaturals.com/collections/face/products/chamomile-infused-moisturizer) to soothe and hydrate his sensitive facial skin.

Moisturizer Ingredients:  Aqua (Filtered), Emulsifying Wax NF (Non-GMO Soy), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil* & Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Glycerin (Vegetable)*, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lavendula Officinalis (Lavender) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil* & Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil*

*CERTIFIED ORGANIC –  This product is Vegan, Cruelty & Gluten Free

Are you ready to upgrade your routine to products that are safe, organic and cruelty free?

At $7 for a soap and $20 for a 4 oz. moisturizer, these products offer affordable luxury.

From the company website:

Armed with a passion for chemistry & desired efficacy, we formulated a skincare line that is ideal for all skin types using plant-based raw organic ingredients.We are passionate about the purity of our ingredients and efficacy of our products and depend on small batch production as it ensures the highest quality & level of care. You will find that our chemistry + plant-based approach to skincare is a difference that can be seen and felt on skin.

Furthermore, all our products can be found on EWG’s Skin Deep Database with a score of 1-2, giving consumers an additional level of confidence when purchasing a product from our line.

We do not test on animals and all C & Co.® products are free of all petrochemicals, detergents, fillers, GMOs and synthetic preservatives while remaining affordable. We believe that luxurious, non-toxic skincare products should be available to all.

Address: 15 Broadway Street, Suite A, Asheville, NC

(828) 575-9144  / website: candconaturals.com


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