It’s not just a caveman diet. That’s definitely part of it, but Paleo is so much more than that! It’s based on the idea that modern humans should go back to eating real, whole unprocessed foods that are more healthful than harmful to our bodies.
In FATCO’s case, “food” is the foundation for our brand, even though you’re not consuming it digestively. We believe Paleo is more than just a passing diet craze; it’s a movement that is becoming a long-term lifestyle. To us, it’s extremely important to align our business and our products with such a healthy, and environmentally positive force. That’s why we’ve worked to earn certification from the Paleo Foundation. FATCO is Paleo Certified because we share a mission with an important movement.
About the Brand
Our skin is our largest organ, and everything that we put onto our skin gets absorbed and must be processed by our body! Unfortunately, almost every store-bought product contains ingredients we wouldn’t dare to eat. If you wouldn’t EAT something, then you shouldn’t put it on your skin. In my quest to find pure, raw, natural skincare products, I didn’t find anything that fit my criteria …so I decided to make my own! And this is how FATCO Skincare was born!
All of our products are hand-made in small batches to ensure freshness and quality. FATCO Skincare specializes in making Organic, Natural, REAL skin care products that aren’t full of preservatives, chemicals & toxins. We believe in using healthy fats to nourish our skin instead of dry it out! We use plant based fats like organic coconut oil and raw shea butter, as well as tallow from pastured, grass-fed cows.
How long will it take my skin to adjust to a new Oil Cleansing regiment?
Normally it takes about 2 weeks for your skin to adjust to the Oil Cleansing method.
What can I expect during this transition period?
Your skin my look younger the very next day…or, it may break out like it did when you were a teenager! Remember, your skin has been washed, picked, toned, cleansed, scrubbed, and exfoliated using products with chemicals and toxic preservatives for a very long time. You can’t expect changes to happen overnight. So, this process will require P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E! Be patient…stick it out at least 2 weeks…and you will be very happy with the results!
Is Oil Cleansing good for people with acne prone or problem skin?
The short answer is YES! Unfortunately, there is a lot of CRAP in store bought products which have a tendency to actually CAUSE irritation and inflammation! Yup, that’s right… that face wash on your counter that says “natural” and “organic” and “dermatologist approved” could actually be CAUSING your breakouts! So, just by switching to more natural and REAL products can give your skin a chance to heal and re-balance. It’s actually quite amazing!!!
Are your products Gluten Free?
All of our ingredients are free of gluten containing substances. Since all of our products are hand-made by us, we can definitely guarantee that there is no cross contamination in our manufacturing process, but we can’t say the same for all of our suppliers. A majority of our supplies come from Mountain Rose Herbs, and they are currently not certified as a Gluten Free facility. This doesn’t mean that their products are NOT Gluten Free, but rather that they do not yet have certification. Because we know how detrimental it can be for someone with celiacs to use products with gluten in them, we want to be upfront and honest about this. So, in summary, we cannot say with 100% certainty that our products are GF, but this is something that we’re working on and will keep you posted!
Are the products cruelty free?
Well, this all depends on your personal definition of cruelty free. We do NOT test our products on animals. However, we do use animal byproducts (i.e., tallow, aka beef fat) in our products. Obviously, an animal had to die for this ingredient. However, we here at FATCO are HUGE believers in the “Nose to Tail” philosophy. This means that we believe in using the WHOLE animal, not just the meat. This includes everything, all the way down to the bones and fat!
Are there any preservatives in your products?
We use absolutely no artificial preservatives in our products. We believe that we should treat our skincare products like we treat the food that we feed our bodies. We personally try to stay away from pre-packaged foods with long shelf lives, so why would the rules change for your skincare products? All of our products should be opened within one year of manufacturing date (which can be found on the bottom of the jar) and should be used within 6 months of opening.