Jao, which is a mystical word believed to prevent and cure disease, was the name that creator Gayle Mayron gave to her product line which launched in 1997. Born out of necessity, Jao products are the synthesis of ancient pharmacopoeia and modern science. Mayron and her chemist father concepted and created products using the very best ingredients, combined with retro package design for totally original, effective, multi-use skin care.
Jao’s first product, their multipurpose Jao Refresher™, was born out of Gayle’s need to find something to clean her hands with when she was traveling. It became one of the first hand sanitizers on the market, and continues to be a bestseller. It is an instant disinfectant and aromatherapy boost in one, killing germs and freshening hands with Ethyl Alcohol (less drying) and their own blend of antiseptic essential oils including Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Geranium and Sage. It is 98.5% natural, and does not contain Triclosan or Benzalkonium Chloride.
Next came the creation of Goē Oil™ in 2008. This semisolid all over body oil is great for hands, hair and body. It is lighter than a body butter, longer-lasting than a moisturizer, and absorbs quickly. The intricate combination of 28 plant, fruit and flower oils and butters restores the skin's natural moisture balance.
And the last product that we are crazy about is LipJao™, a lip butter that is paraben and petrochemical free with 34% Shea Butter and 4% zinc oxide. The blend also contains Rosehip Oil and Propolis which helps heal and soothe cracked skin. Vitamins A, E and C. Zinc Oxide and Meadowfoam Seed Oil provide natural UVA/UVB protection. And LipJao™ has a natural light flavor with essential oils of grapefruit, anise, tea tree and palmarosa.