Magic Bloc is a multi-purpose bloc used to repair skin that is exposed to rough surfaces or adverse weather conditions. This unique bloc is made from a combination natural fats and oils that are most conducive to the skins’ ability to heal. Magic Bloc is slowly absorbed into the skin, providing a protective moisturising layer and enabling fast repair of tired and worn out skin.
Usage & Application
Use Magic Bloc for a variety of purposes such as repairing damaged hands, moisturising dry or cracked lips, providing relief from chaffing and minor abrasions or as an intensive face moisturiser. In a colder climate, Magic Bloc may become quite hard. To release the oils retained within the bloc simply rub vigorously between hands & voila – magic!
Who is Magic Bloc ideal for?
Magic Bloc has been designed for active people who are looking for a no fuss solution to their skin care needs. Magic Bloc is ideal for travelling due to its solid form, compact packaging and long lasting capabilities. Magic Bloc is particularly suitable for outdoor enthusiasts such as rock climbers, bike riders, skaters and urban ninjas!
Why choose Magic Bloc?
Unlike many skin care products that are made by using synthetic emulsifiers, preservatives and petrochemicals, Magic Bloc has specifically chosen ingredients that naturally bind together and contain natural preserving capabilities.
It is important for consumers to recognise that use of polyethylene glycol, or more commonly recognised as PEG compounds are derived from the petrochemical gases ethylene and propylene and are considered to be human carcinogens. These additives confer no real benefit to the skin and in some cases actually negate the therapeutic benefits of the active ingredients resulting in a product with false claims.
Given that our skin is the biggest organ of our body, Magic Bloc believes that transdermal consumption of chemicals in skin care products is seriously overlooked.
At Magic Bloc we have nothing to hide. In fact Magic Bloc strongly advocates for consumer education in relation to the processing and therapeutic properties of each ingredient. Magic Bloc prides itself in that every ingredient used is an active ingredient meaning that there are no cheap fillers and no synthetic emulsifiers, preservatives or petrochemicals. Just pure nourishing goodness!
What is Magic Bloc made from?
Unrefined Yellow Beeswax
Beeswax provides a number of benefits to the skin by providing a protective barrier from adverse environmental conditions while holding in moisture to reduce dryness. Unlike ingredients made from petroleum, beeswax doesn’t suffocate the skin and won’t clog pores. Beeswax also contains antibacterial properties that help to encourage the healing of wounds and inhibit bacteria growth from certain skin conditions.
Shea butter is produced using a steam processing to ensure that it is clean and smooth in texture. Like beeswax, Shea butter is excellent in protecting skin from harsh weather conditions while warding off the effects of sun and aging.
This highly penetrating oil closley resembles sebum - the oily wax that is secreted by the skin’s sebaceous glands. These glands are responsible for keeping the skin lubricated which is essential for healthy looking skin. Jojoba also contains a natural anti-inflamitory as well as having natural antioxidant properties.
Tallow fat is derived from beef and is uniquely compatible with the biology of our cells. About 50% of the structure of our cell membrane comes from saturated fat which gives the skin the necessary stiffness and integrity for proper function. Interestingly tallow also typically contains 50% saturated fat and therefore is easily assimilated into the cell membrane of the skin. Tallow has many superior qualities to plant-based oils including an abundance of fat soluable vitamins (A, D, K and E) and potent anti-inflammatory properties.
Wheat Germ Oil* (*cold-pressed)
Wheatgerm oil is rich in Vitamins A, D and has naturally occuring antioxidants including Vitamin E and Beta Carotene. Wheatgerm Oil is very nourishing for the skin, prevents moisture loss and sooths red, burnt or irritated skin.
Cacao butter (not be confused with cocoa butter) is the fat extracted by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. Cacao butter is high in antioxidants which help fight free radicals and contains essential fatty acids that help keep the skin hydrated.
Rosehip Oil is high in Vitamin A and is very useful for dry and damaged skin, sunburn, age spots and wrinkles. Rosehip is non-greasy and absorbed quickley into the skin.
Organic Comfrey Infused Oil
Comfrey is high in allantoin, which is a mucilaginous substance that encourages cell growth. The infusion is made by infusing organic comfrey leaves and root into organic oil. Infused comfrey oil is traditionally used for sprains, broken bone, scar prevention, application to dry and flaky skin and bruises.
Vitamin E Oil
Alpha di Tocopherol (Vitamin E Acetate) is excellent for skin care. As an antioxidant, it protects against free radicals and is an effective moisturising agent that improves elasticity and smoothness of skin. Vitamin E is soothing and cooling on irrirated, dry skin, smooths wrinkles and helps slow the signs of ageing.
The essential oils used in Magic Bloc provide a subtle yet memorable aroma. By combining both uplifting and grounding essential oils, Magic Bloc can restore balance and mental clarity while also having a number of physical benefits to the skin. Essential oils include patchouli, petigrain, german chamomile, cinnamom, cardamom, sweet orange and nutmeg.
Why is it important to use cold-pressed oils?
Cold pressed oils are achieved by pressing and grinding the fruit or seed causing enough friction to extract the oil at a temperature less than 49°C. Low temperature processing harnesses the plant's valuable nutrients while high temperatures extraction processes damage the plant’s molecular structure and enzyme content. Unfortunately many commercial skin care products use oils extracted from industrial processes that involve high heat and various chemicals including the toxic solvent hexane. Magic Bloc has taken care to choose cold-pressed oils so that your skin receives all the nutrients and antioxidants needed for optimal performance.
Magic Bloc and Sustainability
Magic Bloc has values entrenched in sustainability and has been environmentally conscious in every aspect of its production. In today’s consumerist society one of the main contributors of waste is simply through over consumption of cosmetic products. With clever marketing and misleading information, the cosmetic industry has convinced consumers that they need a myriad of products to meet their skin care needs. In reality many of these products contain the same active ingredients with different labels.
Magic Bloc aims to reduce cosmetic consumerism by condensing multiple products into one. Aside from the convenience of having one product to moisturise and protect your skin from head to toe, by choosing Magic Bloc you are successfully avoiding the consumption of excessive packaging that comes with many other products.
Magic Bloc has also chosen wooden display boxes which are sourced from sustainable plantations and uses eco-friendly tins that are 100% recyclable and ideally can be appropriated for other uses. No plastic adhesives or disposable packaging has been used. The selection of Magic Bloc’s ingredients has also been extensively researched to ensure ethical sourcing has been taken place.