No matter what news station you listen to, paper you read, or blog you browse, the environment is in heavy rotation. Dying coral reefs, Native lands in danger, and plastic bags being banned slowly but surely city by city.
All of this makes us think, what the hell are we slapping on our faces every morning? If you look on the back of your skin care products and it reads like a Dicken’s novel filled with scientific nonsense, you might want to rethink those products. We did. And since then, we have been enjoying the forward thinking and fresh products from Akamai.
As co-founder Vincent Cobb told us, “[Akamai’s] mission is to help men break free from the mainstream personal care paradigm that promotes too many products, chemicals and complexity – at a high cost to both our health, environment and wallets. We believe there is nothing normal about what has become “the norm.” He continues, “We make 100% natural, multipurpose, healthy, personal care essentials and deliver them via our subscription service. Clean and healthy teeth, skin, and hair can be achieved with much less fuss, far fewer products, and at a lower cost than we have been led to believe.”
Are you ready to jump on board this eco-friendly grooming party bus? Here’s how to start:
The soap is great for face, body, hair, and even for shaving. The light scent is isn’t going to knock you over in the morning and the size is great for travel and camping, too, since it is 100% biodegradable.
This may be our favorite product. It’s a great moisturizer and has a very light spicy scent. This is going to be our go-to during the hot summer months when we don’t want to use a heavy cream. It is also a good go to for a hair product. Just a little dab rubbed into your palms and smoothed over your hair adds shine, reduces fly-aways and won’t weigh you down.
This one takes some getting used to, so get used to it. The gray color and clay-like consistency is because, well, it’s made with clay–Bentonite and Kaolin clay to be exact. But don’t worry, they have added sea salt, peppermint, cinnamon, tea tree, and clove for a great taste. The paste won’t foam (because it isn’t fake) and it fights bad bacteria that can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath while reducing plaque and tartar.
Like some other delivery services, they will send you a new box every two months and you can tell them what you want more or less of.
What makes them even cooler is that they donate 1% of their sales to the Environmental Working Group to support their mission to educate and empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment.