Chikyu

Earth's Mindful Skin Care ⛩ Simplicity is Purity

San Diego, California On Etsy since 2013

12,754 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

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Chikyu

Earth's Mindful Skin Care ⛩ Simplicity is Purity

San Diego, California | 12,754 Sales

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Note from shop owner Chikyu is currently closed for holiday and will re-open on August 12th. See you soon!
ATTENTION: USPS is experiencing delays processing mail (this includes scanning your parcel), for unspecified reasons (please refer to all media outlets.) With this in mind, once your order has shipped, Chikyu does NOT have control over the length of time in which USPS processes or delivers your mail.

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Last updated on Aug 5, 2020

Chikyu is currently closed for holiday and will re-open on August 12th. See you soon!
ATTENTION: USPS is experiencing delays processing mail (this includes scanning your parcel), for unspecified reasons (please refer to all media outlets.) With this in mind, once your order has shipped, Chikyu does NOT have control over the length of time in which USPS processes or delivers your mail.

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About Chikyu

Sales 12,754
On Etsy since 2013

Simplicity is Purity - Earth's Mindful Skincare

Growing up with a Japanese mother who was well versed in ethnobotany and blessed with porcelain skin, I was conditioned at an early age of the importance of maintaining ones skin through holistic means just as my ancestors did. This meant not only eating a healthy diet, but also using our earth's natural resources as opposed to harmful, chemically processed products which flood our market today (from low to high end beauty brands). My aim in creating CHIKYU (Japanese for earth), is to encourage people to focus on longevity by using pure and natural products derived from mother earth, that are functional, luxurious and simple, without compromising the skin with toxic chemicals. Having a fancy container, label or strategic marketing gimmicks can certainly sell a product, but if the product contains harmful chemicals, it can wreak havoc on your skin and ultimately your body. I strongly believe experiencing natural, effective plant based organic beauty should be an everyday, affordable luxury for everyone without compromising your wallet.

The philosophy behind creating CHIKYU is to provide consumers with simple and effective ingredients with purity in mind. This means starting with the basics by using what our beautiful earth has to offer without compromising it, or you. With this in mind, CHIKYU has gone back to the beginning of time to bring the foundation of skin care to the surface of our world today. I view skin the same way an organic gardener views his/her soil; the skin of our great earth. By this I mean; what a gardener puts into the soil affects the growth and stability of what a gardener is attempting to produce. This very same concept applies to the care of our skin. Each of my highly effective, artisanal products are made to order, handcrafted with soul, passion and in small increments without the use of harmful agents, artificial dyes, agents, or toxic preservatives and NEVER tested on earth's beautiful creatures (animals). CHIKYU products retain a relatively short shelf life ranging from 3 to 6 months.

At CHIKYU, I not only emphasize the importance of maintaining ones skin, but I am a strong advocate in promoting overall wellness with ones longevity in mind. Therefore, I strive to sustain the highest standards in promoting pureness, while advocating beauty as a whole body experience. Simplicity is purity, and I wish for everyone to relish what earth intended for you to experience all along and to come away feeling beautiful and loving the skin you're in!

NOTE: Good skin care exceeds far beyond that of great products. CHIKYU also encourages consumers to examine their lifestyle from the inside out. This means making every attempt to get plenty of exercise, eat a healthy "whole" diet (free from preservatives, processing, additives, sugars, etc.), drink plenty of water, exercise, get plenty of rest and protect your skin from the sun! As much as I love the outdoors and being at one with nature, I'm never without sunscreen or a hat! Remember, you may have the greatest skincare regime, but it will hardly make a difference if you don't promote a healthy lifestyle. Your skin reflects that which you have lived, so it's important you treat it as a whole body experience and be kind to it! Enjoy and love the skin that you're in! Namaste'

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Shop members

  • Lynn

    Owner, Creator, Formulator

    One of my greatest pleasures in life is making a positive difference in the lives of others. I strongly believe experiencing natural, organic beauty should be an everyday affordable luxury for everyone!

  • Sir Fredricke

    Security/Fitness Coach

    Fredricke is in charge of security along with overseeing any incoming shipments. He gleefully greets all service providers with a language all his own and requests a treat or two for a job well done.

  • Bernadette

    Office Fun-bassador

    Bernadette is the newest member to Chikyu's team and a protégé to Sir Fredricke. With a spunky personality and a mischievous mind, there is never a dull day at the office so as long as fun is on her mind!

Shop policies

Last updated on August 3, 2020
Thank you for stopping by to visit CHIKYU, earth's mindful skincare. CHIKYU's philosophy is to provide consumers with pure, natural and organic products with purity and simplicity in mind. CHIKYU has gone back to the beginning of time, to bring the foundation of skin care to the surface of our world today. Relish what earth has intended for you to do all along!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
At CHIKYU, our goal is to have happy, healthy customers who are satisfied with their purchases. If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase from CHIKYU, please feel free to contact us at: chikyuskincare [!at] gmail.com so we may come to a resolution.

In the event your product(s) arrived damaged, please contact CHIKYU immediately upon receipt so we may discuss other options.
Payment
CHIKYU accepts all major credit cards as well as Paypal. Payment for your order includes any applicable sales tax, handling and/or shipping charges and must be received before an order is processed. Payment will be debited and cleared from your account before your products are shipped. You may cancel your order anytime during the payment process or within 3 hours of placing your order.
Shipping
📦SHIPPING ALERT: USPS is currently experiencing intermittent shipping delays domestically as well as internationally, due to unspecified/unknown reasons which are out of Chikyu's control. When packages are submitted to USPS on the day your package ships via CHIKYU, USPS may NOT scan the package "as received in their system" until several days later and tracking is not being updated consistently (a hit and miss.) MANY E-commerce businesses are experiencing the same. Please keep this in mind before placing an order and exercise patience during these perplexing and unprecedented times.

Even though CHIKYU makes products to order, we do strive to get your order out to you as quickly as possible, on or before the "expected shipping date." Therefore, orders will be "shipped" between 2-4 "business" days (excludes weekends and holidays), UPON placing your order. Should for any reason there be a delay in shipment, Chikyu will promptly notify the buyer.

✅ NOTE: Please take the time to VERIFY your address before submitting an order with Chikyu. Doing so will prevent shipping delays. If USPS or Google does not recognize your address, your order will not be shipped and you [buyer]) will be contacted for a verified address and your shipping date will be moved until CHIKYU receives a verified address. If CHIKYU does not receive a response from you [buyer] within a 24 hours from being notified, CHIKYU will cancel your order and refund you [buyer] in full. Bear in mind, as with all businesses, CHIKYU does not have the time to verify or research your address, this is the sole responsibility of you [buyer.] Furthermore, CHIKYU is not responsible for any shipment delays, "return to sender" shipments due to an incorrect address provided by you [buyer.] In addition, once USPS indicates a package has been delivered, CHIKYU is NOT responsible should theft occur. It is the sole responsibility of you [buyer] to ensure your place of delivery is a secure location to receive mail/packages.

♻️Because CHIKYU continually strives to be more environmentally sustainable, most of your products (excluding samples as well as bath products - due to safety), come in either glass bottles or jars. In addition, CHIKYU limits unnecessary individual product packaging to avoid passing this cost onto the consumer as well as limiting the impact on the environment. In our ongoing efforts to support sustainability and because CHIKYU cares about the environment, each order is mindfully packaged using eco friendly materials. With this in mind, please reuse, re-purpose or recycle each product container as well as all shipping material which may also be composted. Yes, even the peanuts which are made from natural vegetable starch which quickly dissolves on contact with water thereby making it completely biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Thank you in advance and please spread the love for our planet by reusing or recycling!

DOMESTIC SHIPPING:
USPS STATEMENT: DUE TO LIMITED TRANSPORTATION AVAILABILITY AS A RESULT OF NATIONWIDE COVID-19 IMPACTS, PACKAGE DELIVERY TIMES MAY BE EXTENDED.
CHIKYU normally ships USPS 2-3 day Priority Mail. However, depending on the item(s) ordered and if the weight is under 16 ounces, USPS 1st Class may be more feasible. Shipping costs for each product listed in CHIKYU's shop are set based on the weight of full size products, package measurements and the cost per USPS. Should however, the cost of shipping be less than what you've paid (especially if your package is shipped via 1st Class Mail), YOU WILL be promptly reimbursed for shipping overages upon shipping your package. In addition, you will receive a separate refund confirmation via Etsy.

Because CHIKYU knows how it feels to be in limbo after you've placed an order, you can be sure that once your order has shipped, you will be provided with a notification along with a tracking number so you may monitor its journey from sunny California right to your designated place of arrival.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
Please contact CHIKYU directly for information on International Shipping as we do ship to "select" countries.

📢 Note: BUYER is responsible for any Customs, VAT, Import or Duty Fees imposed by their designated country. SELLER aka Chikyu, is not and will not be responsible for any fees set forth. With this in mind, to better understand any or all fees which may be imposed by your country, please refer to International Price Calculator herein below, to obtain information on duties, taxes etc.
www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation

🚚 DELIVERY:
Once CHIKYU ships your package and your assigned tracking number has been inputed into the USPS system thereby received by USPS, ownership of package transfers to the BUYER. CHIKYU is NOT responsible for lost or stolen packages, nor is CHIKYU responsible for delivery errors via carrier, or incorrect shipping information provided by BUYER. Before finalizing an order, be sure to provide the correct address in which the package is to be delivered and your mailbox is in a secure location to receive packages, especially during the holiday season.
Additional policies and FAQs
WARRANTIES AND LIABILITIES

The information provided on ESTY, our website, labels, and any other printed material are for educational purposes only. The statements on ETSY, our website,
labels and other printed material has not been evaluated by the FDA aka Food and Drug Administration. Information provided by CHIKYU and CHIKYU products in general are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. Please check label ingredients to avoid allergic reactions. CHIKYU and its founder will not be held accountable for allergic reactions, injury, illness or death as a result of using these products. Each individual product has a limited shelf life as listed herein and on our website. This shelf life may be lessened or extended dependent on batch and/or customer care. CHIKYU recommends storing products in a cool, dry space out of direct sunlight. CHIKYU is not responsible for the misuse of any CHIKYU product. CHIKYU products are meant for external use only and our company and/or founder will not be held accountable for improper use of any items purchased or received from CHIKYU.

More information

Last updated on Jul 2, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Chikyu does not offer "private labeling" but we do offer wholesale on select products and require 3-4 weeks lead time. For more information about pricing, available products and minimum bulk purchases, please inquire via messaging.

Shipping Prices

Shippings charges vary depending on the amount of products purchased, variety and weight. With this said, at times the shipping cost may actually be less than what you actually paid. In the event this occurs, Chikyu WILL reimburse you should excess charges apply.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Don't want the hassle of gift wrapping? Chikyu offers complimentary gift wrapping which is always available for any occasion. Simply make a notation in "Note to Seller" box upon check out, that you wish for your order to be "gift wrapped," and Chikyu will ensure your gift will be beautifully wrapped and sent to the recipient(s).

Product Prices

Because Chikyu wishes for everyone to experience high quality products at a reasonable cost, Chikyu chooses to keep it simple by not using fancy labels, elaborate bottles/jars or unnecessary individual product packaging i.e., a product is not packaged in its own individual box. This allows Chikyu to keep the product cost reasonable without having to pass on additional expenditures to you, the consumer.

Communication

Chikyu makes every attempt to respond to each inquiry promptly. However, because products are made to order and orders must meet deadlines, Chikyu's production times are between 8:00 a.m. thru 4:00 p.m., which means responding to inquiries between these hours may vary and often times follow after 4:00 p.m, pacific time. Nevertheless, your inquiry is important to us and you will receive a response. It just may not be until the end of the day or late into the evening.

Available Product Size

Before placing a product in the cart, double check the product size to ensure you are ordering the correct size and not anticipating something other than you ordered. Example: A "sample/tester" is 1.5ml just as it reads and not something larger. It is available to purchase for the purpose of "testing" the product on your skin before committing to a larger size.