Keys Ten Basic Principles – Bob’s Story
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,…
Micellar Water FAD or Innovation
Keys Island Rx Foaming wash is a patriarch of our line. With the popularity of micellar water cleansers, we thought it would be essential to point out that Island Rx has always been micelle-based. It has been that way since its introduction in 2004. Our society, especially beauty, is fad and fan based. Keys has always been a “Fan” based…
Glacier Water Micelles and Other Natural Mysteries
Island Rx Foaming “Glacier Water” Cleanser – All Natural, Chemical-Free Healing Foaming Wash for Skin Disorders, Itching, Allergies & Irritations. Our micellar abundant cleaning soap was developed for sensitive skin like the face and neck. The micellar technology foaming applicator automatically dilutes the Island Rx formulation so that it can be used directly on wet skin. It is also great for bathing…
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…
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…
Did You Know?, Industry & News, Keys Articles, Natural Beauty, Natural Healing, Product Overview, Skin Disorders, Skin Disorders
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…
Calluses and Gluten Connection
I was attending a panel discussion at an industry event. A researcher from Finland showed a study connection calluses on feet, knees, hands, and elbows to people having gluten intolerance. The speaker did not offer any solutions other than avoiding gluten. What was particularly interesting is that she did point out that it was a manifestation that covered those people…
Island Rx for Acne
Fifteen years ago, one of the first things we discovered about our Island Rx pure castile soap was its fantastic success with acne and backne. What we found was that the combination of slightly high alkalinity and the Clary Sage had a tremendous effect on controlling and reversing acne. Today it is available in two bottle types — the original…
Eczema – Getting Wise – It’s Probably the Chemicals in Your Life!
Eczema seems to be a catchall term for a lot of doctors. The cause is unknown, but some of us suspect chemicals in everyday products. Common culprits are sulfates in laundry detergents, PEG (propylene glycol) in just about everything and parabens (a biocide in most products). So, what we have heard from our customers is that finding the cause of the…
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…
Bandage Test for Skin Disorder Causes
The bandage test really works to help find the cause of skin disorders quickly. In our 15 years of research and development, we always keep focused on our mission to solve skin problems using natural remedies. Over the same period, we have seen time and again that most skin disorders are from exposure to chemicals in the environment or chemicals in…
Asymmetrical Dermatitis – Fact or Fiction
Asymmetrical Dermatitis is a common diagnosis for a skin disorder that appears on one side of a person or animal. Fact or Fiction? A couple of years back I was attending an event at Capitol Drug Store in West Hollywood (WeHo) California. A mom stopped by because she heard I was going to be there as a part of my…
Did You Know?, Functions and Uses, Keys Articles, Product Overview, Skin Disorders, Sun Protection - Anti-Aging
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
Keys, Thievery Corporation and CafeCody.com – An Unlikely Group.
Some Keys History Keys, Thievery Corporation and Cafe Cody - The Beginning Every company has many stories of how it started and defining moments that changed the course of its history. For us, Thievery Corporation and Cafe Cody were defining moments. Every entrepreneur has good days, average days and some really bad experiences that teach, scar and modify you. Creating…
About Us!, Functions and Uses, Industry Articles, Keys Articles, Natural Beauty, Press, Product Overview, Skin 101, Skin Disorders, Sun Protection - Anti-Aging
SmallFlower Interviews Bob Root, Keys Scientist & Founder About Probiome
SmallFlower Interviews Bob Root About Probiome. Keys Natural Skincare & Beauty was born after co-founder Wendy Steele was diagnosed with and beat melanoma. The cancer was gone, but she was still dealing with some nasty side effects on her skin – itchy, irritated patches that were just made worse by sticky sunscreens. Read this interview here.
Chemical-Free Skin Health Book, Chemicals, Did You Know?, Functions and Uses, Industry & News, Natural Beauty, Product Ingredients, Product Overview, Skin 101, Skin Disorders, Skin Disorders
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!
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 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…
Did You Know?, Functions and Uses, Keys Articles, Keys Cross - Multi-Uses, Natural Healing, Product Ingredients, Product Overview, Skin Disorders
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.
Functions and Uses, Industry & News, Keys Articles, Natural Healing, Product Ingredients, Product Overview, Skin Disorders, Skin Disorders
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.
Did You Know?, Functions and Uses, Keys Articles, Product Ingredients, Product Overview, Product Reviews, Skin Disorders
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.
May is Melanoma Awareness Month at Keys
It is 20 years since I was diagnosed and cured of Melanoma. May is melanoma awareness month and It is time to get wise and become in charge of your own skin health. Melanoma prevention saves lives. Please take some time to read my 2015 Melanoma Awareness Month message. Wendy Steele
A Brief Synopsis of KODA Products
What KODA products will do for you dog!
Functions and Uses, Keys Articles, KODA for Dogs, Pet Concerns & Disorders, Product Overview, Skin Disorders, Supplements
KODA Dog Products – A Brief Synopsis
A brief synopsis of what KODA products will do for your dog
KODA Overview and Products – YouTube
We just published this short YouTube video gives you perspective of the background of KODA. It shows the features, benefits and advantages of each product.
Vegan Dog Food and Pet Nutrition: J-Wro Lo-Lo Vegan Vlog
KODA is definetly gaining steam with a few big announcements coming soon! We thought you would like to see the video Jason Wrobel created featuring KODA products. Jason is a well known vegan and actor in the LA area and his pup, Gordon Pete is a KODA Dog! Enjoy Jason humor and talent.
KODA SpotClean – Paw & Face Quick Cleanser
SpotClean Paw & Face Foaming Cleanser is a brewed wash with botanicals and herbs for quick cleaning of the paws and face or any spot area as an interim cleanser between baths. Removes road dirt and allergens as well many chemicals used on public parks and lawns.
KODA OmniClean – Therapeutic Shampoo & Soap
OmniClean is a natural Castile like therapeutic foaming shampoo and soap used for dogs with skin irritations, insect problems and to heal disorders. We add Neem and Karanja oil to the soap for their ayurvedic medicine healing and insect repellant properties.
KODA OmniShield – Natural Insect Repellent Spray
OmniShield is an intense therapeutic naturopathic insect repellent spray that uses OmniCare as its base adding high levels of Neem and Karanja oil, peppermint, red thyme and lemongrass to repel over 200 flying and crawling insects including fleas, ticks, flies, mosquitoes and lice.
Itchy Dog? Ditch the Perfume
As for that nagging feeling about the itching and scratching after your dog’s bath or after a grooming session? The most likely reason your dog is scratching and itching is directly related to the perfumes, artificial fragrance and harsh ingredients in dog shampoos!
Public Enemy #1 – Sodium Laureth Sulfate, It’s in everything!
Dirty Dozen Chemicals: SLS Many people that I meet ask me to describe why I do not use certain chemicals. I tell them that my reasons are practical not political. I generally explain in three to five stepped reason why I do not use certain ingredients. Most encourage me to offer my simplified reason, so I am beginning to undertake…
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