Frequently Asked Questions
Are LycanCo products vegan?
Coconut Oil: Plant-based and vegan.
Lye: A chemical compound, vegan.
Sodium Lactate: derived from fermented corn or beets, vegan.
Distilled Water: Vegan.
Essential Oil: Plant-based, vegan.
Avocado Oil: Plant-based, vegan.
Cacao Butter: Derived from cocoa beans, vegan.
Vitamin E Oil: Derived from plant sources like soybeans or wheat germ, vegan
Castor Oil: Derived from castor beans, vegan.
Jojoba Oil: Derived from the seeds of the jojoba plant, vegan.
Sweet Almond Oil: Sourced from almonds, vegan.
Coconut Oil: Plant-based and vegan.
Olive Oil: Sourced from olives, vegan.
Grapeseed Oil: Derived from grape seeds, vegan.
Liquid Aloe Vera: Sourced from the aloe vera plant, typically vegan.
Xanthan Gum Powder: A bacterial fermentation product, vegan.
BTMS Wax: BTMS (Behentrimonium Methosulfate): derived from plants, vegan.
Cetyl Alcohol: Derived from plant oils.
Surfactant CCG: synthetically produced and vegan.
Nipaguard Preservative: The vegan status of preservatives can be tricky to ascertain without specific information. No animal testing is considered vegan.
Caustic Soda (Sodium Hydroxide): No animal testing is considered vegan.
What goes into LycanCo products?
All our products are labelled with a full ingredient list and the vegan status of each product can be confirmed in the Are LycanCo products vegan?
How do you make your soaps?
We utilize different soap-making processes to best suit the ingredients and desired outcomes of our soap bars.
- Hot Process Soap Making: This is our primary method for most soap bars. The hot process allows for a fully saponified bar that's ready to use more quickly than cold process soaps. It is particularly good for soaps that do not contain sensitive botanicals or additional elements that can be affected by heat.
- Cold Process Soap Making: We employ this technique for soaps that have plant-based or honey-based ingredients. Cold process soaps maintain the integrity of these delicate components, offering you a natural and gentle cleansing experience.
- Liquid Soap: Our liquid soaps are also made through the hot process, specifically designed to create a base soap that is adaptable for various uses, from hand soap to body wash.
Each method has its own unique benefits, ensuring that you get a soap that's tailored to your needs. Check out this (spooky) video to see for yourself!
How Do You Correctly Apply LycanCo Beard Oil?
There's often confusion surrounding the correct way to apply beard oil. Here, we break it down step-by-step, ensuring that every drop serves its purpose.Prepping the Beard
- Clean Your Beard: For optimal results, apply beard oil right after washing your face or taking a shower. This helps open up your pores and hair follicles, making them more receptive to the oil.
- Dry the Beard: Pat your beard dry with a clean towel. It should be slightly damp but not wet. This helps in distributing the oil evenly.
- Measure the Oil: Start with 3-5 drops of beard oil on your palm. The exact amount can vary depending on the length and thickness of your beard.
- Warm the Oil: Rub your palms together to warm the oil. This makes it easier to apply and helps it penetrate the skin better.
- Apply to the Skin: Reach under your beard and apply the oil to your skin first. This targets the roots and helps in moisturizing the skin beneath the beard.
- Work Through the Beard: Spread the oil evenly across your beard, ensuring you work it through from roots to tips. Use your fingers or a beard comb for even distribution.
- Style as Usual: Finally, you can use a beard comb or brush to style your beard as you normally would. This also helps in spreading the oil more evenly and untangling any knots.
- Less is More: It’s easy to over apply beard oil. Start with a small amount and add more if needed.
- Frequency: Depending on your skin and hair type, the frequency of application can vary. For most people, daily application is sufficient.