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Merz Tea Time with Q-Brothers Webcast with Bob Root Keys CTO & Founder
Merz Tea Time is a new live online webcast created by Merz to inform in a Joe Rogan style interaction with Merz vendors. One of the first guests in this series was Bob Root, Keys founder, formulator, and head engineer. Rogan style, the conversation bounces all over the gamut from skincare to the origin of Keys and why the company exists.…
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Your Staff Better Be Smizing – It Could Make or Break Your Business
Smizing - Smiling with your eyes is the secret to business success moving forward. It is the New Normal. Making sure that your staff knows how to Smize can make the difference between profit and loss or making it or not in these times. Here is how I learned to smize and why you should care.
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How Do Your Sunscreens Rate Against Keys Solar RX? – EWG 2020 Sunscreen Report
This is the tenth year that Keys Solar Rx has received the highest rating from the EWG. Consumer Union thrust Keys Solar Rx into the limelight when it rated Solar Rx the highest and most effective sunscreen in its class. It has been the choice of Hollywood makeup artists and actors. It was featured two years in a row at…
Melanoma Month – Keys Solar Rx – SPF, Safe & Therapeutic
Solar Rx is an SPF moisturizer like none other. It is cosmetically transparent using a proprietary zinc oxide vapor deposition technique that uses uncoated zinc oxide with truly therapeutic properties. We know of no other SPF that offers both a broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, natural moisturizer with avocado oil and Shea Butter, and anti-redness anti-inflammatory properties.
Dr. Google is Up to Something Cool
Dr. Google at it again. This Time with Apple as a partner. After all this, there will be no industries untouched in some way or another. Perhaps the most impacted will be the medical industry. We have talked about Dr. Google for many years now and marvel at how over 95% of us consult Google first before going to the…
Lights! Camera! Action! – Megan and the Teleconference Crisis
Just Another Beautiful Day in New Mexico Friday, April 10, 2020, 6:00am. My Friday started like all the rest of my days in week four of my sequester. In the high desert of New Mexico, mornings start crisp and cool with a bright sunrise over the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Not a bad way to start the day. So, this…
Jams World Making N95 Masks and They’re Cool.
Jams World N95 Mask with Attitude - Mahalo I only collect one thing. They are Jams World Vintage Hawaiian shirts. Can you imagine my surprise when I got an email saying they were making and selling a mask to ward off viruses? Before you jump to confusions, these masks are the real deal and look very cool. Let me explain!
Frequently Asked Question In the C-19 Storm
A world dilemma has brought us lots of questions. Touchwood, our factory is still running, and we have been swamped. One of the busy areas is questions we are getting on our info email, customer service, and social media sites. Here is to serving our community and answering your questions. Simple to complex.
The Handshake is All Shook Up
The history of the handshake dates back to the 5th century B.C. in Greece. It was a symbol of peace, showing that neither person was carrying a weapon.
Courageous or Just Smart? – Buying Direct is Smart
Having trouble getting products to sell? Stop buying through distribution! It is time to get wise. Yes, stop buying through distribution because if you are a small business, they don't want you anyhow. Maybe the writing is on the wall. Scrapping for inventory against Whole Foods, Sprouts, Trader Joes is not a win-win proposition for the small retailer. Pharmacies &…
Grocery Shop Smart – Not Often!
Shopping Smart and Not Often Saves Lives The Center for Disease Control, The President and State Health Organizations, are asking us to stay out of the grocery stores for the next two weeks. Why? The reason we are being asked not to treat grocery shopping as entertainment is that smart people know that we can cap this virus by exposing…
“Blue Babies” Therapy May Help!
Using a regulatory pathway that allows patients with life-threatening conditions to use unapproved therapies, the FDA has granted “emergency expanded access” to Bellerophon Therapeutics’ inhaled nitric oxide delivery system for treating the novel coronavirus. Also known as compassionate use, the agency’s policy is typically administered on a per-patient basis—at times when clinical trials are infeasible, the benefits are seen to…
Tough Times Need Smart Leaders!
Time To Get Wise – Covid Boom or Bust. The grocery business has been around a long time, but there is no need to be arcane. I have over 35 retailers that I regularly contact to get a feel for what is happening in the market. These are regularly scheduled connections, and I thought that with the Covid virus problem…
DIY Hand Sanitizers – Formulas
Time for Hand Sanitizers. It is important to be effective and know what you are putting on your hands. There are a number of natural commercially available products that work. Right now, they are hard to find in the stores. So, it is time to make your own. It is simple and done right, just as effective as the…
Hand Sanitizers Debunked
Hand Sanitizers, The Right Way, and the Wrong Way. Where to begin? My article, “Just Wash Hands,” has brought a lot of comments. Lots of thank you’s, a few questions and some opinion. Cool, that is what is supposed to happen. Most comments address a short paragraph I wrote about “Hand Sanitizers.” There is a wrong way and a right way. Most…
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Mom Was Right! – Just Wash Hands
There is a Simple Way by Bob Root, Keys CTO Yes, it is flu season, and traveling is getting to be a more significant concern. It is the time of year to write about not only how to wash your hands, but why doing it the wrong way can hurt. Many years ago, we researched the University of California Irvine…
Keys Wholesale Dealer Registration
Our new wholesale website is chocked full of simple innovations making your buying experience quick, easy, and 24/7. RegistrationCurrent Dealer/Reseller Registration/Log In If you buy from Keys already using Text, Email, Vmail or through your Rep, you can add online ordering easily by going to the box to the left and click “Lost Password,” or click on the Sign-Up tab…
Chemical-Free Skin Health Book, Anniversary Sale -Kindle $4.95
It is the tenth anniversary of Bob’s book, “Chemical-Free Skin Health.” That does not mean it is ten years old. It has been remastered a number of times to keep it current. Ironically, our collective amnesia will make much of the book new to first-time readers. In 2008, Bob announced the beginning of a book focused on skin health over…
Micelle Cleansers – Not New and Beware Petroleum Versions
Micelle Cleansing Everywhere you read, people are introducing micellar water, micellar cleansers, and micellar tonics. Funny, when we launched our Island Rx Micellar cleanser 16 years ago, not many listened or cared. What did happen, though, is that it became one of our top selling products because of our vegan micellar structure. The reason for that is that micelle in…
Keys Urban Shield – Super Ointment
Urban Shield – Product of the week Urban Shield Jel is one of our best selling products because universally, it does so many things for the skin. Urban Shield is based on our Avo Jel replacement for petroleum jelly. Rather than being made from petroleum, our base is an identical jelly made from avocado oil. We add strategic Ayurvedic and…
Melanoma Was The Keys Beginnings I have never told my story. Most of everything we have written is about Wendy’s fight with Cancer and stupidity in the skincare market intermixed with how I created our products. So, since it is 15 years in business this year, I just felt like writing down my perspective of who we are. In 1994,…
Keys Vanity Pro Makeup Artist Team Application
Keys Vanity Pro Makeup Artist Team Keys Vanity Pro Team entitles the professional makeup artist to unique benefits, including product discounts and exclusive access to tips and techniques. …and the most exciting is a free membership in our Beta testing team where you will see new products and be able to test them before they are in production. What You…
FDA Set to Ban Chemical Sunscreen Ingredients
FDA Study Reports Chemical Sunscreens Enter Bloodstream in One-Day In a recent report and study by the FDA, it appears they are on a path to ban all chemical sunscreen ingredients used in most sunscreens on the market. Keys Solar Rx is a clear physical sunscreen using zinc oxide. The four chemicals studied — avobenzone, oxybenzone, ecamsule and octocrylene…
Keto Diet & Keys – Skin Is In The Game
Keto and Skin – Carb-Free, Sugar-Free, Sodium-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free Anti-Aging The revelation that some skin care products have sugars, carbs gluten and salt is stupefying and scary! Clean products are not that hard to make if you know what you are doing. The Keto diet is sweeping the world and at Keys as well. In its purest form, we are…
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InfoGram™ – New Keys ‘Quick-Reads’ Mini-Blog
In keeping with the times, we created a new area of Clean Green Cafe blog for quick informational bites. Infograms™ are focused on helping you understand our product applications. Infograms will offer tips and tricks as well as educational information. We will bring you industry news and our perspective on various important subjects. Clean Green Cafe will continue to have…
Dear Dr. Google
96% of educated internet users consult Google first when they have a health concern. It is easy to understand why. It takes a matter of seconds to access an answer to your symptom. You instantly get opinions from people and reputable sources like WebMD, Mayo, et al. ..and it does not cost anything. More often than not, Google offers many…
Keys designs, develops and manufactures whole natural skincare and skin therapies that solve problems and make people feel good. Born from Wendy Steele’s brush with Melanoma, Bob Root used first principle physics to develop functional natural medicines using ancient remedies merged with modern pure science and technology. The therapeutic proportions with world class grade ingredients created a line of products…
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Why Daily SPF and Moisturizing?
One of the markets top moisturizers is Solar RX Moisturizer SPF due to its UVA-UVB protection minimizing the chemical burden on the skin. This article was written by Ashley Parker about Keys Solar Rx
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Galleyon Antibacterial Foaming Soap is Now Supercharged
Galleyon Natural Antibacterial Foaming Soap has been a cornerstone of Keys for near 15 years. Galleyon is an alternative to soaps that contained Triclosan. Unlike antibacterial soaps, it is not a biocide, so it does not kill our skin's natural Probiome. It reduces the levels of harmful bacteria without harming the natural colonies of bacteria on our skin. Galleyon is…
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PurPlay Classic – A Personal Lubricant For Dryness
We have learned a great deal very quickly after launching PurPlay just a month ago. One thing that is clear is that it is much more. It is also a personal lubricant for dryness. It was not a surprise, because that is how it all started...
Keys PurPlay Now Available! PurPlay Personal Lubricants
PurPlay for Sale! A new Line of Revolutionary Natural Personal Lubricants from Keys. Three Unique Personal Lubricants Combine Herbal Extracts and Pure Oils to Stimulate and Calm. Spray & Play™. "PurPlay for Sale! We are so happy to announcee that Purplay is now available!...Wendy Steele, Keys CEO. "The PurPlay products use herbal extract blends along with natural oils to create…
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Keys Tortuga Exfoliates, Moisturizes and Removes Makeup
In the 1950’s virtually every woman owned a jar of Pond’s Cold Cream. They removed makeup, washed their face, moisturized and exfoliated with it. The problem was that it was full of chemicals and today’s natural woman wants something safer and healthier. Tortuga to the rescue!
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Tips – Thinning Lotions
At Keys, we receive lots of questions and this weeks dominant question deals with thinning our lotions in colder weather and to have a lighter finish. We share a few tricks in this short article.
New Keys Eye Butter Airless Pump
Keys wildly popular Eye Butter now in a new improved airless pump. Now available from Keys.
Get Wise! – A New Skin Health Book by Bob Root – Well, sort of…
Get Wise is a new serial eBook being written by Bob Root, Keys Scientist and Founder. It is a serial episodic book about understand your skin health. It will be released chapter by chapter as they are written. It has a beginning, but may have no end.
Zinc Jel Testimonial – Mosquito Bites
A Testimonial for Keys Zinc Jel - "Zinc Jel is amazing for mosquito bites. It immediately soothed the burning pain, and it also stopped the swelling and lightened the redness." Elizabeth
Keys Valentines Day Love Story
In a celebration of Valentines Day, we created a brief show about how Bob & Wendy started Keys and why Wendy's Melanoma created the need for Keys products.
A 20 Year Anniversary – Bob and Wendy Back In Santa Fe
What happens when a brainiac boyfriend discovers his smokin hot girlfriend has Melanoma. He fixes the problems! This is the story of how Keys started and about Bob and Wendy's 20th anniversary trip back to Santa Fe New Mexico where they met.
The Winner Is….Fiona – August KODA Dog of the Month
The Winner of the KODA Dog Bandana Photo Contest is Fiona! Read her story and see her picture. She is the KODA Dog for August. You can still enter to win in September.
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FDA Bans Triclosan – EPA, Your Turn
In my book Chemical-Free Skin Health published in 2010, I pointed out the health risks of Triclosan including cancer, hormone disruption. Now it is time to look at the vast amount of other products that us Triclosan. EPA, your next!
Keys Saves You Time and Money – Buy Direct or From Our Resellers
You can buy Keys products from our dealer network or direct from us online. Learn more about the benefits of both ways to purchase.
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Solar Rx Daily Sunscreen – Anti-Aging, Sun Protection, BB Cream and More!
Today, you mostly see products that do just one thing. There are sunscreens, anti-aging creams, rosacea treatments, BB creams, foundations, moisturizers and anti-redness products. Keys Solar Rx is all these in one product. If simplicity and saving money is interesting to you, I will explain the what's, why's and how Solar Rx does all these things and more.
Avo Jel vs. Petroleum Jelly for Sports
Keys Avo Jel is just a couple of months old and it has already taken the triathlon, running, biking, swimming and surfing community to a new level. Replacing petroleum jelly, our customers have shared with us how they use Avo Jel. In this article, we talk about over a dozen of the most popular uses.
The Triathlete & Keys New Jel Products
We developed Keys Alternative Naturals for people who need vegan and chemical-free products that perform and replace drug store brand products like Vaseline®, Bengay® and others. Among the markets for these new products are for people who compete in strenuous events that need protection for rashes, chafing and other skin disorders. This is one such story about a triathlete and…
Keys Avo Jel Instead Of Silicone Grease – DIY
DIY! Learn how to use Keys Avo Jel instead of petroleum jelly or food grade silicone grease around the house.
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Dynamic Duo – Keys RediCare and Urban Shield
Keys New Urban Shield is like RediCare in a gel. With Neem and Karanja Oil, Keys Urban Shield is like RediCare in a vegan jelly. Better than Petroleum Jelly and On Purpose.
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Avo Jel – Not Just a Vegan Alternative to Petroleum Jelly
Keys New Avo Jel is much more than just a replacement for petroleum jelly. It carries with it all the features, benefits and advantages of pure avocado oil. Read about what you can expect from this revolutionary new product from Keys.
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Alternative Naturals™ New Functional Line From Keys – REVOLUTIONARY
Keys has introduced a line of new products based on a vegan replacement for petroleum jelly. The line is called Alternative Naturals™. Take a look at this new revolution built on a challenge to help the astronauts on the International Space Station.
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