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Kyūshi products are developed with knowledge and care. We hope you find them as lovely and beneficial as we do. Kyūshi can only recommend products they feel will be beneficial to the whole wellbeing of the individual. Kyūshi does not claim to be able to diagnose and cure specific conditions. The recommendations we make are based on a combination of the scientifically proven and anecdotal benefits of the oils used in each of the particular blends. If you have any concerns about using any products for any known conditions then we suggest you consult the advice of a qualified medical professional and/or dermatologist.
We list all of the ingredients included in all of our products so we highly recommend checking the ingredients list for any allergies and sensitivities known to you. In the event of a reaction to any of our product please seek the advice of your local medical practitioner. Please read the label before use and by using our product in the way we recommend you are agreeing that you have no known sensitivities or allergies in our products and that you agree our products are safe to use on your skin.
Although essential oils are generally safe to use both internally and externally; Kyūshi products have been specifically blended for external application only and should not be ingested and use around eyes should be avoided. Although if you or somebody with you accidentally ingests some of our oil we do highly recommend that should you feel unwell then seek medical attention immediately as essential oils can have powerful effects which is why they are so good for our skin.
In the event of any unusual symptoms please seek medical attention immediately.
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Preparation of your product and delivery
To ensure all of our oils arrive to you as fresh as possible we blend all Kyūshi oils by hand in small batches to ensure we maintain the authenticity of our unique formulas. Very occasionally due to circumstances out of our control we may need a little more time to produce your product. It is very rare that there would be a delay in your product arriving to you; however, if there ever is an issue resulting in a delayed dispatch of your product we will contact you immediately. You will then be given the option of splitting your order and dispatching your products separately. Under these circumstances any extra delivery charges incurred by the splitting of your order will be free of charge.
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How do you say Kyushi?
We really don’t mind how you say it, but we say key – you – see.
Can anyone use Kyūshi Face Oils?
Yes, we designed the face oils to be used by everyone, anywhere, anytime. Our brand is gender free.
What does non comedogenic mean?
Our oils are classed as non comedogenic which means they are either a 0 or a 1 on the comedogenic scale. The scale is 0-5. 0 being the least likely to block pores and 5 being extremely likely to block pores. This was an integral part of the formulation process; these oils are designed to be used by anyone at any time of the year in any climate. The oils actually help to regulate your own oil production and can actually help rebalance your skin.
How often do I use my new face oil?
We want you to be in charge of your skin but we understand that this could be a new experience for you. We advise using it morning and night on freshly cleansed skin. However it can be used throughout the day for a freshen up or to help with troublesome skin.
3 drops of oil isn’t enough?
This is only a guideline, you can use 1 drop or a pipette full. Sometimes you may need more and sometimes you may need less. If you have a beard or stubble you may need a little more to work through to the skin. The amount you use is totally up to you.
How long will my bottle of face oil last me?
This does depend on how much you use and how often you use it. On average we would say a 30ml bottle will last around 3 months.
How do I store my oil
We recommend storing your oil in a cool dark place, the fridge would be great but we would rather it lived somewhere accessible so it becomes part of your daily routine. As long as it’s cool and out of direct sunlight.
Why are Kyūshi Face Oils not 100% organic?
Unfortunately some of the specifically chosen oils in our blends cannot physically be produced according to organic regulations, we found them too crucial to the blend to forgo them but in this instance we do guarantee that the ingredient is carefully and ethically sourced and is 100% natural. We are a completely transparent brand so you will see the * next to organic ingredients.
How do I know which oil to choose?
With each oil you will find a description on the website with recommended use. If you still need more advice please do get in touch and we will help point you in the right direction. If you want to try them we do offer a smaller 10ml option set which has a 15% discount already applied.
Are the oils vegan friendly?
Yes, we do not use any animal derived products or products that have been tested on animals nor do we test our products on animals.
Can I use Kyūshi Face Oils if I’m pregnant or nursing/breastfeeding?
Kyūshi The Power of Ten is oil free from essential oils and this is the oil we would recommend for pregnant or nursing mothers or anyone with sensitivities to essential oils. This is something to use at your discretion, we would ask that you seek medical advice before using the oils whilst nursing due to the power of essential oils.
Are they suitable for children?
The oils have been specifically formulated to be under the legal dermal limits for essential oils. We would recommend the power of ten for children under 5 and diffusing essential oils alongside to receive the benefits that way.
Are they cruelty free?
All of our products use ingredients that are not tested on animals and Kyūshi does not and will not test on animals.
Is Kyūshi an environmentally aware brand?
Kyūshi tries to make as little impact on our planet as we can. Our products and packaging is sourced mostly in the UK and if not possible then Europe. We try and use recycled products wherever possible, throughout the making of the product and to the packaging. We ask that you recycle everything you can.
On ordering a single 10ml bottle your order may appear over packaged, due to our small business, having to bulk buy and wanting to keep the cost of the oil low we currently only have one box size. Hopefully you’ll love our oils as much as we do and we will grow and address getting smaller boxes as soon as we can to mimimize our footprint further.
We can’t find our question on here?
Please do get in touch with us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We’re always happy to help and no question is too small.
‘I cannot describe the difference in my skin since I started using your products. The Power of Ten is literally an elixir, whatever you are doing keep doing it and don’t ever stop. My skin was grey and lifeless, dull. I felt dull along with it. Life with a toddler, not enough sleep, caffeine, sun damage had all taken it’s toll. I get so many comments after using your face oils, people say my skin is glowing and I’ve stopped using foundation! Thankyou so much for giving me my confidence back.’
‘Kyūshi oils are my absolute go to all year round as they care for my skin and keep it glowing! I love Orange & Neroli in the cooler months as it nourishes my skin and the amazing scent makes me happy inside. Chamomile & Helichrysum is a total game changer in the spring and summer, soothing my jangled, sensitised hay fever skin, whilst keeping it looking great. It’s also fantastic if your skin is feeling hormonal. My skin may be changing as I get older, but my love of good quality face oils only gets stronger and Kyūshi are by far the best that I’ve tried.’
‘Kyūshi oils not only have wonderful calming fragrances but they actually work, my skin has never been better.’
‘As someone who has always had problems with my skin – spots, uneven tone, redness Kyūshi Chamomile & Helichrysum face oil has made a massive difference to my skin health. My skin is calmer, soft and smooth. I’m still getting the occasional spot of course, but they are far less frequent and don’t cause the panic they used to. I also love taking my deep breaths of my amazing face oil each morning and night, it smells so good, and reminds me to maintain a healthier mindset.’
‘I have always suffered from quite sensitive skin and consequently had to use very expensive skin care. Having said that I have never found one product that has worked for me in all climates and seasons. Then I started using Kyushi and that all changed, by choice I use the Orange & Neroli in the morning for the uplifting effects and delightful fragrance. At night the Jasmine, Lavender and Cedarwood for its calming effects. I mix both of them with a little bit of Power and Ten and this helps keep my skin hydrated without any oily residue no matter how dry or humid the atmosphere. It really is the best product I have ever used on my skin and its so reasonably priced.’
‘I have always wanted to find a plant based oil blend that helps to feed my skin the goodness it needs. The smell of all of Kyushi blended oils are so beautiful I literally look forward to using them each time. My skin doesn’t break out as much as it used to and I see a difference in my skin glow these days. 47 going on 27 in skin years !’
❤️ U Kyushi
Sallie Lily-Anne, Windsor, Berks
When I began formulating the four Kyūshi face oils my absolute main aim was to create the absolute best product I could, that didn’t expose you, my friends and family or myself to any potentially harmful chemicals. Our face oils have all the ingredients listed on the front of the packaging and all of our suppliers pride themselves on careful sourcing. I wanted them to be free from cheap pore clogging oils, sulphates, silicones, minerals, synthetic ingredients and any other chemicals that are known endocrine disrupters so they are safe for the whole family. This is turn makes the products more expensive to make. Instead of hiking up the prices to make a larger profit margin, or replacing the ingredients with cheaper synthetic fillers I opted to lower the margin to keep the products at an affordable price whilst providing high end luxury without the outrageous price tag. Some of our ingredients may have scary chemical sounding names this is why we ** them so you know that these naturally occur from the essential oils.
I just want to give you a bit of background into why I didn’t use certain ingredients in the first place and what they actually are and where they come from. Synthetic ingredients are formulated in a lab to mimic the components of a natural ingredient by some very clever scientists, I’m not saying these are a bad thing and they of course have their place, but they do miss the therapeutic qualities offered by many natural ingredients something crucial to Kyūshi. Mineral oil for instance is a very simple chemical – it is so simple in its structure that it offers nothing in terms of therapeutic benefits. Borage oil (cold pressed from the seeds of the Starflower Borago officinalis), on the other hand offers one of the highest known levels of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) found in nature. GLA is a high performance anti-ageing compound amazing right! We will sneak this into one of our products I promise. Synthetics are generally much cheaper to use which is why they are used so much. A natural ingredient may cost £500/kg, while its synthetic counterpart might cost as little as £50/kg. Taking into consideration that natural ingredients need to be harvested, pressed, extracted, heated, etc. which takes time and effort so the price difference really does make sense.
So, here’s a perfect example of an industry that knows that an ingredient can be drying and irritating to the skin, but still uses it in most products because it’s cheap and because it’s more difficult to use (expensive) naturally derived ingredients that may not produce the same powerful foaming lather, but can be gentler when used on the skin. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). SLS is a powerful foaming agent, detergent, and is used in practically all personal care products that have a foaming mechanism – even in some toothpastes. However, it is also the ingredient used by scientists to irritate skin in clinical studies that look at dermatitis (eczema).
If you follow @missAlicemakingitsimple on instagram you’ll know I’m a huge fan of new wash shampoo, an example of a shampoo that doesn’t use SLS so it doesn’t lather, but it’s also that lathering effect that dries the hair making conditioner a necessary step. Already that cuts down one product from your cabinet and gives you some extra sleep in the morning.
Another biggie to really look out for are Phthalates these are found in hairsprays, perfume, nail polishes. Listed as dibutyl phthalate di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate or butyl benzyl phthalate. Used to soften plastic, moisturise skin and enhance skin penetration of cosmetics. I don’t know about you but I love the idea of using a plastic softener on my face. These substances act as hormone disruptors leading to premature breast development in young girls and interference with reproductive development in male foetuses. Also they adversely affect fertility and have been banned from children’s toys in the US as a result. A similar temporary ban is in place in the EU. They cause allergies, damage liver and kidneys and have been linked to allergies such as asthma. Their existence is not always clearly labelled on products.
Parabans has been a buzz word for a while now and it’s found in some deodorants, moisturisers and toothpaste. Listed as Alkyl parahydroxy benzoates – butyl/methyl/ethyl/propylisobutyl paraben. Used as a preservative. Parabens are oestrogen mimics which can penetrate the skin. Oestrogen-type chemicals have been linked to breast and testicular cancer and a reduction in sperm count. The long-term effects of repeated daily exposure is unknown. Dr Philippa Darbre, an oncology researcher at the University of Reading, has suggested that the parabens in anti-perspirant deodorants could cause breast cancer. She has expressed concern about the frequency with which some people apply these substances and their increasing use by children. I’m a huge fan of the Schmidts Lime and Bergamot natural deodorant if you’re looking to make the switch start with that one, and switch to clear spirits if you’re going to drink, wine and beer will make you more wiffy the next day. Sad but true. Moving onto nail polish and hairspray if your seeing Xylene move on. Listed as xytol or dimethylbenzene. Used as a solvent.This substance irritates the skin and respiratory tract. It may cause liver damage and it is narcotic in high concentrations. Think about that smell in nail salons they may live you with a headache.
Triclosan is found in deodorants, toothpastes, vaginal washes, liquid soaps and mouthwashes. It’s an anti-bacterial agent. Not always listed on labels but if it is may be referred to as 5-chloro2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-phenol.
toxic dioxins are produced during the manufacture or incineration of this chemical. It is stored in human breast milk and in fish. It may upset the functioning of normal bacteria which keep the body healthy. It can break down in water to create a member of the dioxin family.
Formaldehyde is a particularly scary one. It’s used as a disinfectant, germicide, fungicide, defoamer and preservative in deodorants, shampoos, hand wash and nail varnish. Listed as formalin, formal and methyl aldehyde. It is a suspected human carcinogen – it has been found to cause lung cancer in rats – and it may cause asthma and headaches. It irritates the eyes, upper respiratory tract and mucous membrane. It can damage DNA, and people can become sensitised to it after repeated exposure. It is banned in Sweden and Japan. (two wonderful countries – if you haven’t been I really recommend.)
Perfume/parfum is a huge grey area in the beauty and cosmetic industry that really needs some help from the governing bodies to make companies deliver the information so we can make our own decisions. If you haven’t watched Stink the Netflix documentary yet, do its a huge eye opener on the perfume industry) Thousands of different chemicals are permitted to be used in perfume or the perfume of a product and they do not have to be listed on the product label. Fragrances have been linked to breathing difficulties and allergies. A typical cosmetic can contain 50-100 chemicals in the perfume. About 2,600 chemicals are commonly used in perfume; 95% of chemicals used in perfumes and as fragrances in cosmetics are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum. Because perfumes are of low molecular weight they can easily penetrate the skin. Twenty-six of these chemicals are on an EU hit list, including isoeugenol, a floral-smelling compound in many high-street brands and oak moss, a lichen which grows on trees.
So how much of these chemicals make it into our bloodstream? The reality is that between 0% and 100% of what you apply to your skin can end up in your bloodstream. In other words, all of it, some of it or none of it will end up in your bloodstream. You cannot put a definitive figure on this but why take the risk with known hormone disrupters and carcinogenic when you can harness the powers of plants, which even though natural still need to meet the legal dermal requirements to keep you safe.
Penetration of a cosmetic product into your skin depends on the ingredient, the delivery mechanism, the overall health of your skin and your environment (e.g. the temperature, humidity). Carrier oils in Kyūshi this would be your Squalane, jojoba, Meadowfoam & Hemp will penetrate into the very top layer of the epidermis (stratum corneum) and generally go no further, while essential oils can penetrate into your bloodstream, although some of this happens through inhalation. Which is why we want you to take three deep breaths of the amazing organic essential oils to really absorb all those benefits, but think about when you’re breathing in all those mystery chemicals in household cleaners, shampoos, perfume, and your other cosmetics.
If a product contains water, it will need a preservative of some description to keep you safe. Certain preservatives are known to irritate some people’s skin. Certain preservatives have had big question marks raised around their use: some are thought to act as hormone disruptors or worse. Others are just avoided by many consumers altogether. As our face oils don’t contain any water they don’t require a preservative but I popped some vitamin E in there to help against oxidisation and it adds a little extra moisture.
But preservatives do serve a very important purpose in water based products – they stop bacteria, fungus and yeast from growing in your cosmetics. If any of these microbes came into contact with your skin they could cause a serious infection, or worse – there have been cases of people being blinded or killed by unpreserved cosmetics. Luckily, there are lots of natural preservatives coming onto the market all the time. These can be used to keep your skin safe and still meet our natural requirements.
Many preservatives and other ingredients in the skincare industry have been used in food for decades. You might for instance try to completely avoid parabens in your skincare, but that doesn’t mean that you’re not eating them! A 2013 study found that 90% of food and drink surveyed in the New York City (USA) area contained parabens. Many of these ingredients are dressed up as E-numbers and additives so if you truly want to avoid synthetic preservatives, make sure you read your food labels.
These Chemicals are always changing some get banned and some new ones appear. As we move forward in Kyūshi developing new products we hope you will love, keep in mind that we are doing our very best to keep you healthy and safe both inside and out. We urge you to get ingredient savvy, read your labels, not just in your bathroom cabinet, your food, cleaning products, air fresheners, washing tablets, even down to the paint you paint on your walls.
photo from : @thewellnessquest