As female entrepreneurs are on the rise, so is the feminine hygiene movement. There’s also no coincidence that now more than ever, we are seeing more feminine care products that are made with cleaner and healthier ingredients. We want to make sure that we are introducing you to brands that you cannot only use, but that you can understand what they are made from. Rael, a company whose mission is to raise the standard of feminine care and address women’s changing needs throughout their lives has designed a collection of feminine hygiene and skincare products from organic pads and wipes to chemical free skincare that are all made with sustainable ingredients. Find out more about Rael and their solution driven products in the November Box.
How did the brand get its start?
Launched in 2017, Rael was founded by three female co-founders: Aness An, a journalist and bestselling author; Binna Won, an architect-turned-art-director; and Yanghee Paik, a former movie distributor at The Walt Disney Studios with a Harvard MBA. Frustrated by the lack of healthy, comfortable and high-performing period care products on the market, the trio set out to create their own solution.
Where did the name Rael come from?
Rael is a play on the words real and natural, since the products are made of real, natural ingredients.
What was the inspiration behind the brand?
Rael’s inspiration was to empower women with healthy alternatives to conventional feminine care products that are full of toxic chemicals. We hope to educate and impact women around the world by creating products that don't sacrifice comfort or performance.
What was the brand’s first product?
Our organic cotton pads.
What are the key ingredients in the Natural Foaming Feminine Wash?
Our Natural Foaming Feminine Wash is made with natural Ingredients that include lavender and eucalyptus oil to soothe skin.
Is it safe to use daily?
How about for women who are generally sensitive to feminine washes?
The feminine wash is made of non-toxic ingredients, while conventional feminine washes contain unknown fragrance chemicals, parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial fragrances that some women may be sensitive to.
Talk to us about the importance of organic cotton when it comes to liners and pads.
How do Rael pads and liners differ from the traditional products on the market?
For years, brands have used toxic ingredients, artificial fragrances, and chemical processes to manufacture their period products. The law does not require companies to disclose which ingredients they use. Rael is transparent and discloses all the safe and effective ingredients we use in our products.
What was the inspiration behind developing this wipe?
We wanted to expand the definition of period care to include feminine care for anyone who wants to stay fresh throughout the day with our Organic Cotton Feminine Wipes.
What are the key ingredients?
98% natural pulp and natural and botanical ingredients including Grapefruit Extract. Free of toxic chemicals while conventional wipes contain hazardous ingredients, unknown fragrance chemicals, parabens, etc.
What are the benefits of these ingredients?
Natural pulp is healthy for Mother Earth and Grapefruit Extract helps remove unpleasant odors.
What are the advantages of using a feminine wipe?
Helps soothe irritated skin to stay fresh throughout the day.
Tea Tree Oil Facial Sheet Mask
What was your inspiration to venture into skincare?
Rael launched Period Beauty to soothe women’s skin troubles caused by hormonal changes.
What are the benefits of your Tea Tree Oil Facial Sheet Mask?
Our Tea Tree Oil Facial Sheet Mask is infused with a healthy dose of tea tree oil and naturally antiseptic ingredients to help keep skin clear and prevent clogged pores. This mask alleviates skin issues that inconveniently appear during the PMS phase of the hormonal cycle.
How often should a sheet mask be used?
2-3 times per week
What’s next for Rael?
Rael Beauty, an advanced, vegan skincare system formulated to balance and calm skin’s fluctuating needs throughout the month. Made with potent, naturally-derived ingredients and without the use of toxic or irritating chemicals. Period.
Each of our clients who get the November Box will get the following: Natural Foaming Feminine Wash, Organic Cotton Feminine Wipes, Organic Cotton Cover Panty Liners, Organic Cotton Cover Pads, and Tea Tree Oil Facial Sheet Mask.
What is the one thing you’d like to leave with them?
Rael is expanding the definition of feminine care with organic period products and natural, non-toxic self-care solutions to support women throughout their entire hormonal cycle.
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