Insider's Look: ACB Spa Products Revisited!

Insider's Look: ACB Spa Products Revisited!

Ashley Ryckman25 comments

As this business grows, one of the things I won’t let change is my belief in what we sell. I want my customers to be able to trust that I will be honest about our products. Buying online can be a risk - from sizing, to fit, to quality. It's great that I can talk directly to my customers and explain what I love and don’t love about every single item I sell. What works for one person might not for the next, so not only can I show you in-person, but you can get testimonials and ask questions of other customers during our live shows. I am constantly amazed at how this community of people has bonded together and supported each other and how they really appreciate the honesty we promise.

We love you guys and want you to know we take great pride in sourcing quality products you can count on with customer service you can trust! Wig Pictured is Kaitlyn

 

I also want my customers to know as much as they can about where our products come from and how they’re made.  If you’ve watched our shows, you know that our spa products do not stay on our shelves long! Each one is made by my dear friend, Mindy, who I have known for nine years. In the last three years, she was inspired to start this small business because of her daughters and granddaughters who sometimes join her in the process. But her talents don’t stop there. From quilting to making beautiful purses, and tons of other sewing goodies, Mindy is amazing! But what started for her as soaps, has developed into a whole Chic line, and all because our customers have fallen in love with these products just as much as we have and continue to come back for more and more. From the amazing oils to the incredible scrubs, facial and spa bars, foot soaks, lip scrubs, lip balms, and the cutest seasonal goodies, we’ve got you covered (literally).

Me and the Incomparable Mindy
 

But we don’t always have time to talk about how amazing these products really are, so I thought this would be a great place to really give you the details about what makes these products so special.


First, all of our spa products are strictly made with ingredients you can actually read! No strange chemicals, harsh sulfates, parabens or any other junk you see in that long list of ingredients in those department store brands.

 

Mindy bringing us a box of spa goodies!

To prove it, we did our research and put together descriptions of what’s in our scrubs, oils, balms, and soaps. Go ahead and turn that label around and know exactly what you’re getting. And then get those fast fingers ready, because these spa products go seriously fast!


Emulsifying wax is usually derived from vegetable oils simply to keep oil and water from separating in different creams and lotions. 


The Butters (shea cocoa) These kinds of butter are known to soften skin and improve elasticity and have even been used against acne, eczema, and stretch marks.

Fun facts:
Shea is a nut harvested from regions in Africa.
Cocoa is a bean found in South America.

 

One of 5 chic sugar scrubs from our Valentine Collection available now! to purchase the matching Spa Oil Click Here

The Oils (jojoba, soybean, sunflower, avocado, coconut, olive, palm, castor, tamanu, tea tree, rice bran) These plant-based oils can be found in nearly every beauty product on the shelves these days. With so many benefits, it’s not surprising to see why. We found this website from Allure Magazine to be pretty informative on the specifics, but the bottom line is that these oils are amazingly effective without being scary. 


Calendula is a flowering plant that is known to have anti-inflammatory properties. We’ve had so many comments on how the body oils are helping calm inflammation and flare-ups of all sorts of conditions. Reading your comments on how you’re using these products on yourself, your children, sharing with other family and friends - it gives me happy chill bumps! Just amazing and so gratifying!


Phenonip is a very effective, but still natural preservative. In their raw form, all of these plant extracts and oils you find in beauty products would spoil very quickly. And no one wants to be spreading mold on their skin! Phenonip prevents bacteria growth and can have a three-year shelf life!

Pictured above is Endless Love Body Oil! To order it's Sugar Scrub match Click Here!

Mica: According to cosmeticsinfo.org “mica is a group of silicate minerals that are widely distributed in different types of rock. Mica often occurs as flakes, scraps, or sheets, and has been used by humans since prehistoric times.” Its job is to add a bit of shimmer to beauty products and give you that glow.

 

Activated Charcoal has become the latest beauty best-kept secret. With its proven ability to detox your skin and unclog pores, I can’t believe we haven’t all heard of this before recently. But our ACB customers have definitely discovered the power of charcoal. We absolutely love our charcoal bars! You all are constantly telling us about your success stories of clearing up acne and the way it leaves your skin and pores so clean. Here’s a bit more on activated charcoal from Best Health Magazine.

 

Pictured above is our Charcoal &Tea Tree Facial Bar by far one of our best-selling spa products! Also, consider trying this other great product with Charcoal: Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Foam

Sodium Hydroxide or (NaOH) also known as lye can be an irritant to some, but, when used properly, is a vital part of the soap making process. Like any beauty product, you want to make sure that if the product causes any irritation, you discontinue use. The most common feedback we get, however, is how clean and soft the soaps make your skin feel. 


Fragrance: Fragrance can be a tricky beast. But I said, honesty, right?  While the fragrance, or as we prefer, the flavor, of these products is initially the most appealing part, it can cause sensitivities for some people in rare cases. For most, it’s just the icing on top of all of the other great, natural benefits. I mean, the compliment, “oh, you smell good!” is an oddly satisfying compliment, isn’t it?


But if you’re one of those few who either can’t use fragrances or prefer not to, we carry fragrance-free products as well. Get all the smoothing, softening, moisturizing benefits, and skip the sensitivities. I’m calling that a win for everyone!

The product that started it all! Made from local unpasteurized goat milk this is one of the products we are most recognized for! To read more about its benefits and to shop in-stock soaps click here!

 

DISCLAIMER: While we absolutely love these spa products, we want to make it clear that we are not qualified to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. We speak only from personal experience and the input of our customers.
Natural products may not be safe for everyone. It’s important to be aware of ingredients and talk to your doctor first if you have concerns, sensitivities or allergies. If you have any adverse reactions to any beauty products, please discontinue use and consult a physician immediately.

 

Want a chance to snag some of our fabulous spa products? From now until Feb 14th you can take advantage of our Galentines Gift Giveaway! For every order over $100, we are sending a special Galentine Gift! Every gift will include an exclusive Galentine Spa Product! (You can't even buy these ya'll!) As well as other Chic Goodies and each will include Chic Doll-Hairs valued between $5 and $100! To redeem post a photo of you with your goodies in the VIP! Click Here to join!

 

Have you tried our spa products? What’s your favorite product? Favorite scent? 

Share your story in the comments below and if you liked this blog, please share it with your friends for a chance to win $50 Chic Cash!

Chic Blessings Friends,

Contributor/Editor: Kristy Porter

25 comments

Lena Nolan
Lena Nolan
I’ve been around a long time. At 63 I’ve tried many products over the years. The products I’ve received here are of the highest quality and the best part is there’s no fillers or chemicals. There so safe my grand kids and I have our own spa parties. Without breaking the bank. As I’ve said before, the sugar scrub takes me to my happy place. The oils are beyond my expectations. Just a little goes a long way with these products. I am a customer for life. The truth is in the testimonies.
Dana Minski
Dana Minski
I can’t say enough about the Spa products. They are food for your skin, mind, body and soul. The best you can get and at affordable prices.
Amy
Amy
I LOVE the after sun butter and the oils for when I am Working on my tan sometimes burn. They feel Amazing don’t stain clothing or sheets and go on so nicely I use the soaps in the net bags to scrub away dry areas when I am Done I feel Clean and soft I gave my niece the make up Set spray she loves it and she also loves the scrubs with the salt! My Favorite is the Tea Bag soaks. When I get a burn they take the sting right out of it. AMAZING
Jana pasillas
Jana pasillas
Love the spa soap.
Carole
Carole
I love the spa products but it would be easier to pick a non favorite than a favorite cause I like so many.. I keep a stockpile cause I don’t want to run out and that ensures that I also have something on hand when I need a special gift, one the receiver can’t get any where local. That makes it extra special!
Tammi Lancaster
Tammi Lancaster
I love ❤️ the spa products. The bath oils are my fav. I have some sugar scrub as well. One of my next purchases will be the lip balm! I love that Ashley shares the products but also gives her honest opinion of what you’re getting. You can always ask questions as well! Thank you Ashley! 😃
Michelle Meehan
Michelle Meehan
Ashley’s Chic Boutique Spa products are amazing! The charcoal tea tree bar is one of my favorites I use it in the evening to wash off my makeup and I could tell it really helps deep clean. That bar is also awesome to clean your makeup brushes and you don’t need much. My other favorite is the oils as I have very dry skin and some eczema. I need to use these oils everyday. I started with 2 and now have five. I used the Endless Love tonight for the first time and it smells so good! Southern pecan is another favorite oil. When I wear that even my Pug’s can’t get enough of me because I smell so yummy, LOL! The Soaps , the lotions, everything I’ve tried so far has really done wonders for my skin and I highly recommend you try all of them!
Krislyn Brinkman
Krislyn Brinkman
I love your spa products. From the lip scrub to the sugar stubs, to the soap and body oil. My two favorite body oils scents are Prince Charming and Southern Butter Peacan. They smell so good! I just gave my two year old grandson a bath and smoothered him in the southern butter peacan oil And he smells awesome! He suffers from eczema really bad so I try to keep his skin hydrated and moisturized and the oil is good for that. I can totally see why u sell out of everything so fast. That’s one thing everyone asks about every live is spa products!
Laura Sturgis
Laura Sturgis
I love the spa products. The oils are amazing they have helped my dry skin so much and the soap is awesome. I cant wait to try the lemon fizzer and the lip balm. I’m never disappointed Ashley and shawn are amazing people. Anything from spa products to clothing and wigs! from Ashley’s chic Boutique is amazing love Ashley and her Family.♥️
Laura Sturgis
Laura Sturgis
I love the spa products. The oils are amazing and the soap is awesome cant wait to try the lemon fizzer and the lip balm. Anything from spa products to clothing from Ashley’s chic Boutique is amazing love Ashley and her Family♥️
Tina Robert
Tina Robert
I love the spa products. I use the sugar scrub and oil everyday along with lip scrub and balm. They are amazing! I will never go back to regular soaps again.
Gigi
Gigi
I love❤❤❤all the spa products. The foot scrub, soaps and oil are my favorites. The oil after a shower sinks in well and no grease residue. Smells heavenly.
Danielle
Danielle
I haven’t tried the spa products yet but I will what I love about ACB is the interaction with everyone u actually care make us feel like family I appreciate everything u do and the honesty u provide if I have a ? You always answer thanks
Lynne Altland
Lynne Altland
Cant wait to try the apa items !
Felicia Pass
Felicia Pass
I love all the spa products. I use them daily. The sugar scrubs are amazing and so is the face cleansing product. They are a must have. ❤❤❤
Rhonda Roop
Rhonda Roop
I have yet to try the spa products, but I know I love all my other chic purchases. What I wanted to comment on is how I agree that it is like your viewers and customers have turned into out own little family. I love seeing the items that others post on fb (I dont use other social media outlets yet). I also love that I can trust what I am told about the products. Thanks for bringing more beauty to our world.
Wendy
Wendy
I have not tried the spa products yet, but plan to. Everyone seems to love them, so I will be giving them a try. Wendy
Wendy
Wendy
I have not tried the spa products yet, but plan to. Everyone seems to love them, so I will be giving them a try. Wendy
Pam Hill
Pam Hill
Sugar scrubs are amazing.
Darlene Izzo
Darlene Izzo
I have tried the Apple lip balm and the body scrub I love it my skin is super soft! I look forward to trying more of the skin care products as I age my skin becomes more dry the products have been great to soften my skin.
Lillian Lavelle
Lillian Lavelle
I Love the oils,I have very dry skin due from the Chemo and Radiation Treatments And it helps so much.It does not aggravate my skin when I apply it,My skin is very sore to the touch but it’s worth the discomfort,After I apply it.Ashley said it would help and it surely did Thank you.I approve Everyone should give it a try,And the soaps are Amazing also.
Liann beck
Liann beck
Love the brown sugar exfoliating scrub so much
Bridget Fitzgerald
Bridget Fitzgerald
I love the oils it has helped alot with my dry skin the foot scrub is amazing to use when i come home from work with achy feet I’m hoping in the near future mindy can create body wash ❤❤❤ I love your products
Jeanelle Toney
Jeanelle Toney
My journey started February I was on Facebook and someone shared Ashley chic boutique and I started watching I have been hooked ever sense. I don’t always have the money to buy everything I see and want but I love watching. My first spa product I tried was the body oils and lip balm. I have to say they are nothing short of amazing. It is so gentle I use them on my three year old as well. Because everyone knows your littles want to do and wear everything that mommy has on. I no longer use lotion the body oils are my go too. I’m just waiting for Mindy to one day make a body wash form of soap. I end with saying her products once again are nothing short of amazing
Denise
Denise
Love ALL the Mindy spa products and how it’s all natural. I also love supporting another PA business

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