I recently received an opportunity to review some natural cleansing products from the Dr. Woods line. I have been using Dr. Woods Daily Exfoliating Facial Cleanser for several weeks now. There are many things I like about this product. First and foremost, the cleanser is meant for all skin types and contains black soap, gamma tocopherol, organic shea butter and botanical extracts. It is meant to gently exfoliate, heal blemishes, neutralize free radicals, moisturize and condition.
Dr. Woods Daily Exfoliating Facial Cleanser is 100% Natural and 100% Vegan. The cleanser smells fresh and clean, without being overly cloying. In the shower, I usually apply a small amount to my hands or to an exfoliating facial pouf and then apply to my face using circular motions. After using this product, my skin does not feel tight or dry, and I have not noticed any increase in breakouts or any sensitivity to the product. My skin is pretty sensitive, so that’s a big deal for me. I love how a little goes a long way (this bottle will seriously last me forever).
I have been enjoying this product and feel no need to switch to a different cleanser any time soon. I am also excited to report back on additional products from the Dr. Woods line, and will keep you posted!
Have you tried Dr. Woods products? What is your favorite from the line?
I recently received the opportunity to review Melvita Argan Oil with Geranium. There are many things that I really like about this product, so I’m really excited to be writing about it today. First of all, as I am always interested in marketing and graphic design, I love the packaging that this product comes in.
According to Melvita, argan oil is ideal for hands, nails and cuticles because it is exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids and sterols. The argan oil in this product is organic, cold pressed and unscented. The addition of geranium essential oil has regenerating properties, and also gives this cuticle oil a pleasant flowery fragrance. I also enjoyed knowing that 100% of the total ingredients in this product are from natural origin and organic farming.
I was particularly pleased that this came in a roll-on applicator so that it is easy to transport and pleasant to use. I can notice a significant change in my cuticles after using this product whenever my cuticles feel dry. I have previously reviewed Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil, which is also great but is not convenient for using on-the-go because it comes in a nail polish container. For around $15, Melvita Argan Oil with Geranium is a great solution to dry winter skin.
Have you tried this product? What do you use for dry cuticles? Let me know in the comments below!
Recently, I was given the opportunity to test out OSEA Ocean Cleansing Mudd. This product is to be used as a daily cleanser for oily skin, or a weekly exfoliant for normal skin. This product doesn’t look very appealing with it’s deep green/brown shade, but it is actually a wonderful cleanser that has a minty and refreshing feel to it. OSEA’s Ocean Cleansing Mudd contains organic seaweed, which is great for your skin.
There are many other interesting ingredients in this product. According to OSEA’s website:
“This unique marine-based daily cleanser removes impurities while clearing up blemishes and controlling excess oil production. Macrocystis, Laminaria and Fucus, highly concentrated in minerals, trace elements, amino acids and vitamins, serve to exfoliate and purify clogged pores and remove dead cells, leaving skin smooth and invigorated. Tea Tree Oil promotes a healthy pH balance and improves skins appearance. Balanced to dry skin may use regularly as a terrific deep pore cleanser and exfoliant. May be used as a great makeup remover and shave emollient.”
My skin can be sensitive on occasion, however, I used this with no adverse effects. It is also pH balanced, which is a nice feature to have. Although it may be a bit pricey at $42 (oseamalibu.com), my skin truly felt pampered and clean after using this product. I am interested to try it for shaving as well.
What do you think? Have you tried this or any other OSEA product? Let me know in the comments below.
Recently, I have been trying to eat healthier, exercise more, and make smarter choices when it comes to my body. I wouldn’t call this a “health food kick”, because I generally try to eat organic and natural products when I can, but more of an overall improvement of my lifestyle.
On a whim, I decided to pop into my local Vitamin Shoppe and pick up some items one day when I noticed Barleans Chocolate Silk Greens on sale. I am a fan of the nutritional value of green foods and figured this could be a tasty way to get the goodness of those greens without having to eat like a rabbit all day. I checked the Amazon.com reviews on my phone and decided this would be well worth the $28 (marked down from an original price of $45). This seems a little pricey but there are about 30 servings in there, so that’s not too bad.
Barleans Chocolate Silk Greens is a tasty shake, similar to chocolate milk, that you make at home by mixing one scoop of delicious chocolatey powder with 8 oz. of milk or water. I chose Silk Almond Milk (Unsweetened Vanilla). A quick, vigorous, shake of my Blender Bottle and I was ready to taste. Overall, I would say Barleans Chocolate Silk Greens is great! It tastes delicious, is sweetened with Stevia, and only has about 35 calories per serving (plus whatever liquid you add it to). I am definitely a fan.
As far as health benefits go, Chocolate Silk Greens contains many antioxidants, organic greens (spirulina, barley grass juice powder, spinach juice powder, broccoli juice powder, parsley juice powder, aloe vera leaf powder, many more), flax omega and fiber blend, and enzymes and probiotics. Awesome! It would be really hard to get all of that nutrition from food alone.
Have you tried Barleans Chocolate Silk Greens or the regular Barleans Greens before? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
As you know by now, I am a huge fan of almost all of Burt’s Bees products. I recently purchased Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter ($4) because I had misplaced my Burt’s Bees Replenishing Pomegranate Lip Balm (amazing!) and wanted to try something new.
I am a fan of the slight orange/bergamot scent of this lip balm. I love anything that smells like Earl Grey tea! Burt claims that this product will give you four hours of moisturization with just one application. Usually, no lip product lasts 4 hours for me without reapplying, so I’m not sure if that claim is true. I could see this being a good overnight lip treatment or, as I’m currently using it, just a quick moisturizing balm to keep at my desk during the day.
Overall, I have found that this lip balm is definitely not for everyone. Although Kokum Butter is traditionally used in India as a balm for very dry skin and is rich in essential fatty acids, it’s texture and application in this balm is slightly unusual. On the plus side, it has plenty of Vitamin E, which is great for your skin. It is also not greasy or heavy, but gives you a very light, almost oily feeling that may take a while to get used to. I think I like it, but I’m just not in love.
What do you think? What is your favorite lip balm from the Burt’s Bees collection (or not)?
Let me know!
I recently received an opportunity to try G2 Nail Polish Remover and was thrilled at how effectively it worked without the awful chemical smell and feeling of normal acetone-based removers. G2 is an organic, odorless nail polish remover that effectively removes all nail polish while boasting all the benefits of reiki.
G2 is natural, non-toxic and safe for everyone including children. It contains Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, and 95% organic ingredients. Interestingly, the bottles contain hand picked quartz crystals and have been reiki charged to exemplify overall well being. This is definitely a nail polish remover you can feel good about using! I love the idea that this product is safe to use (Even for kids) and that it does not contain harsh ingredients. I do not regularly paint my nails, and sometimes do UV Gel Polish at home, but if I was a nail polish fanatic I would definitely say that this is a must try product!
You can purchase G2 online for $15.95. What do you think? Have you tried any natural nail polish removers before?
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