Awakening Wednesday — Skin Care Prices

By Rob Hardwicke, Product Master, Awakening Mineral Skin Care

Skin care prices!  Sure, there are some skin care products that are pricey, but a very substantial percentage of skin care products on the market are “needlessly pricey”.  If you’re inclined to pay $250. for a one ounce jar of an “ocean” product of some sort, or $100. for something “magic” — or even $15. for a widely advertised brand —

money down drain

Don’t push your hard-earned cash down the drain

there’s nothing to keep you from doing that (other than the size of your pocketbook or, alas, maybe the size of your brain).  But before you start laying out the bills or entering your credit card number, go ahead and take a look at the ingredients.

Clearly, if you see “mineral oil” or “‘petroleum’ anything” in that list, you’re most likely looking at a recipe that cost the manufactuerer less than $1.00 to formulate and which may not be the best thing to slather on the biggest organ in your body — your skin.

Much better if you see a list of ingredients that’s entirely natural or darned close to totally natural — maybe so natural that you could eat it.  Then again, you might be spending big bucks on a mixture of something akin to salad oil and honey that you yourself could whip up in the kitchen for pennies on the dollar.

P.T. Barnum, co-founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, was quoted as saying: “Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the taste of the American people” — a back-handed variation on the notion that there’s a sucker born every moment.

The skin care industry is fiercely competitive and, were it not for organizations such as the Federal Trade Commission, the types of potential product claims could return us to the days of snake oil marketed from horse-drawn wagons.

Our approach at Awakening® is something of a “middle road”.  We lean heavily on the benefits of natural minerals — primarily magnesium — combined with natural oils and botanical extracts.  While some of the ingredients we use may look a little intimidating in terms of ease of pronunciation, the bottom line for us is that our ingredients are vegan and cruelty-free.  Natural minerals of the quality we use are not cheap, which means that some of our products are far from the least expensive on the shelf, but they do what we say they’ll do and require application in only very small amounts to achieve those ends.  To insure that our customers’ money stays out of the drain, we offer an unconditional money-back guarantee if you are not absolutely delighted with any Awakening product.



 Awakening Mineral Skin Care is a boutique formulator of nature-derived, vegan skin care products utilizing concentrated mineral crystals isolated from the Dead Sea, essential oils and botanical extracts.  With only a few exceptions, we call our products by what they do: Awakening HANDS treats hands, Awakening FEET treats feet, Awakening BODY treats bodies, Awakening SCALP treats scalps — you get the idea.  However Awakening MUDFace is mud for the face (and feet!) — so, as with 9th grade English, there are always exceptions to every rule!


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