Natural Beauty Products & Our Philosophy
Morada Pure was established in 2014 in beautiful Islamorada Florida Keys. Our goal is to help eliminate toxic beauty products from your bathroom shelves. We strive to take the work of deciphering hard to pronounce and hard to understand skin care and beauty ingredients. We have expertly curated a store filled with green beauty skin care products that are healthy and free from harsh chemicals. The skin care and beauty industry has left us personally responsible to regulate what we put on our skin. Every time you buy beauty products, take the opportunity to use your voice and purchase items that are healthy and clean. When you check out with your items you are voting on what you, your family, and your community want sold in stores. You can make a difference with your purchasing power!
The beauty products and tools we carry are what we call clean beauty products that are made in the USA! Our beauty products are healthy, free from harsh chemicals, effective, organic, vegan, non gmo, gluten free, fragrance free, and all of our products are cruelty free! All of the ingredients in every skin care product we carry have been tested by our founder Tiffany then compared to the EWG Skin Deep Database, our own Blacklist of Ingredients, and the European Union Cosmetic Ingredients and Substances.
Our name Morada Pure means Pure Home and comes from the Florida Keys early settlers from the Bahamas and New England. The settlers raised and shipped thousands of pineapples to northern markets. One of the ships was called the Island Home. It was from this that Islamorada got its name, in Spanish Isla meaning Island and Morada meaning Home.
Our FounderOur Founder Tiffany comes from a background in Animal Medicine, working as a Vet Tech and volunteering at The Humane Society. She has a deep love and passion for the well being of animals. That passion is what lead Tiffany to natural beauty and skincare products. Growing up vegetarian and now vegan her focus has always been on clean and healthy living. She decided to make the shift toward a formal education in skincare and spent a year in an advance skincare college. Many consumers don't realize that many technicians receive little education before entering the industry and are expected to learn what wasn't taught in school once they enter the industry. Some may have no formal education and are self taught. Each state varies on licensing requirements to work as an Esthetician. For example Florida Esthetics License takes about a month and a half to two months of school to earn. Our founder Tiffany has extensive knowledge in skincare, skincare products, and ingredients. Below is some of our founders background and education.
- Honors Beauty College Diploma in Esthetics
- International Therapy Examination Council Diploma in Esthetics
- Eyelash Extension Specialist Level 1 & 2
- MUFE Professional Training
- Waxing Specialist
- Lash Application
- Skin Biology & Chemical Peel
- Microcurrent Certified Specialist
- Microdermabrasion & Light Therapy Certified
- Young Living Essential Oil Professional 4106681
- Young Living Essential Oil Member 11741029
Sustainability and Our Efforts
Morada Pure offers organic liquid castile soap and refill program in hopes to eliminate the billions of pounds of one time use plastic container waste. If you don’t know what castile soap is, you can learn about castile soap here.
Morada Pure organic castile soap can be used for more than just washing your hands by diluting the soap for different uses. Use our soap for body (1 pump), bath (personal preference), all purpose cleaning (1/4 cup soap in 1 quart water use a spray bottle), fruit and veggie rinse (1/4 teaspoon in a bowl of water, dunk and cleanse then rinse), and dog washing (amount of dilution varies by your dogs coat). These dilutions are only suggestions and can be diluted to your personal preference.
More On Our Philosophy
Fresh stands for free from chemical preservatives such as parabens. Synthetic preservatives in skin care products allow for the product to have a longer shelf life. This is not necessarily in the best interest of the consumer. Ask yourself when is the last time you needed your cleanser or moisturizer to last longer than six months or a year? The longer the shelf life of a product the more the manufactures can bulk produce a product, store in a warehouse, and then be distributed to retailers. The fresher the product and ingredients the chances are the more effective your product will be. Another benefit of buying fresh skin care products without preservatives is the fact you're not applying the preservatives on your skin. Parabens are a commonly used preservative and their effects are still being studied. There is some belief and studies that suggest that parabens can mimic estrogen in the body and increased estrogen can cause increased health risk. In the Cosmetic Ingredients & Substances of the European Commission under the cosmetic directive almost all the parabens listed have a restriction on their maximum authorized concentration. This leaves you asking what if I use the product more than directed or use other products with parabens? The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety states parabens are safe if the sum does not exceed the maximum authorized concentration.
When choosing a skin care product we all assume that the product is healthy for us right? If the product isn't healthy then how could they sell it? We know that a candy bar isn't exactly healthy for us but they sell it. Making healthy skin care choices is just like making healthy food choices. It isn't any easier reading food labels than reading skin care labels and it is all about making an educated decision. Just like you spend the time to find out what you’re eating and what the best foods to keep you healthy, you should spend the same effort for your skin care products as our skin is after all our largest organ. In general we know healthy food choices are fruits and vegetables, foods low in sugar, non-processed foods, no artificial coloring and preservatives, just to name a few. Try to look at your skin care products in the same light. Try to stay away from parabens, pthalates, sulfates, dyes, and fragrance. If you don't know what a ingredient try a google search.
True stands for being true to yourself and true transparency. Stay true to you and take the time to pamper yourself in skin care products you trust. Find brands that have the same philosophy of true transparency in their ingredients. If you incorporate some or all of our philosophy you will be pleasantly surprised, finding high quality and healthy skin care with integrity.