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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…
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!
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…
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Speed Is Life! – Join The Keys Wholesale Family
Speed is Life - Time flies fast, but it's good when you are the pilot. Just control your time well away from hijackers. Save time profitably; Spend time productively! - Wendy Steele, Keys CEO. Now more than ever, your times is the most valuable commodity that you have. Spending time ordering the old way is a waste of time. Our…
“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…
Merz Apothecary, A Valued Keys Partner for 12 Years
Merz, 145 Years and Going Strong – Honest, Integrity, Innovation There is no doubt that the natural market industry is in turmoil since Amazon bought Whole Foods. With all this change and dynamics, Merz Apothecary in Chicago has not missed a beat. Why, because they lead with their H.I.P.S. Honesty, Integrity, Persistence, and Sincerity. Keys Partners with Merz for 12…
Is Resistance Futile! How To Survive Amazon?
“Death by Jeff?” aka Amazon. Who is next? Will Natural Pharmacies, Apothecaries, and Natural Markets survive the Amazon invasion. I believe the answer is yes if you are smart and act quickly. by Bob Root, Keys co-founder and Chief Technologist and Scientist. You may know me as the formulator and one of the founders of Keys. Less known is…
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…
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The American Organic Hustle – Understanding The Misunderstood
A customer contacted Keys Customer Service with three fundamental questions. The questions are mostly about being organic and safety as well as functionality. I have the answers, and they might not be what you think. They Asked: I am thinking of getting Keys MetaClean Healing Soap & Shampoo, it says there is >85% organic content, what is the rest that…
Parabens – They Are Everywhere
Parabens hiding in plain sight. When I started writing my book, Chemical-Free Skin Health, I thought I would mention Parabens as a side comment in the chapter on the Dirty Dozen Chemicals in most skincare products. Yes, about 95% of every skincare product produced has a bacteriacide that goes by many names. Most are listed on product labels as Methyl-Paraben…
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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…
Apple – The Next Revolution in Healthcare & Wellness…A Keys Perspective
This article by Bob Root talks about how Apple may just save your life and those who you love. Take a walk into the near future with Bob.
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Congrats America! You Did It. You Voted With Your Wallets
In an unprecedented trend shift over the last three years, grocery store shelves have displaced conventional products for natural alternatives. People voted with their wallets. The message is simple, don't donate to lost causes, vote with your wallets. Money talks!
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.
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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 – Top Ranked by EWG 2016 Sunscreen Report
For the 10th year in a row, Keys Solar Rx Moisturizer with Sun Protection has been ranked 1 by the EWG 2016 Sunscreen Report. This year Keys KPRO Tinted Moisturizer with SPF joins Solar Rx in the top seat with an identical rating.
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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.
Super Lice – RediCare Works!
There are reports all over the US of a resistant strain of super lice that are not controlled by convention lice treatments. I have been aware of this for a couple of years, but without someone raising the warning flag, my words have fallen short. Our customers have reported that our RediCare is not only highly effective at repelling initial…
Safe Cosmetics Campaign & Keys – Red Lists
Safe Cosmetics has recently done a great job of updating their website and social media efforts. What we are especially pleased with is that they have come up with a great visual reference of what chemicals to avoid based on product function.
Don’t Freak Out. Its Mostly Good Bacteria. Keys DIY
This Keys DIY is actually a great science project for kids to learn about bacteria in their environment. Make bacteria handprints instead of paint? Curious, read more!
Keys Congrats Ele Keats – Insidious 3 Movie Opens Big
Our own best friend, Ele Keats stars in the movie Insidious 3 premiering this weekend in Hollywood. Congrats Ele!
Keys Solar Rx Tops EWG Sunscreen Report List – Reports Rodale (Prevention Magazine)
Environmental Working Group (EWG) unveils its 2015 "Guide to Sunscreens." Keys Solar Rx is highest rated for 8th year.
EWG Sun Safety Campaign – Keys Supports Effort
Keys is a proud supporter of the EWG Sun Safety Campaign. For over ten years, Keys CEO, Wendy Steele, has pounded on the industry to create a campaign to educate end users about the effects of UVA and UVB radiation.
Polluted Pets – What are we doing?
I am raising a red flag when it comes to our pets and the environment. In my book, Chemical-Free Skin Health® I pointed out that about 50 years ago just about everything we put on our skin or came in contact with was naturally derived. Now nearly 95% is synthetic. There are now tens of thousands of chemicals that are…
Parabens – Just another Dirty Dozen Chemical?
Parabens…Good Guys or Bad Guys? As a part of my ongoing series of looking at the Dirty Dozen Chemicals shown to provide elevated cancer rates in people and animals, in this article, I outline why we do not use parabens leaving the judgmental diagnosis to the NGO’s attacking them. The Dirty Dozen Chemicals are a list of 12 developed originally…
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