The natural and organic skincare products in this feature are not just for those who insist upon natural, organic products. These quality items are for everyone to enjoy. Here are some great items to pamper skin…. in so many different ways!
We don’t think of fragrance as being solely male or female anymore. Lua Skincare has a Sweet Tobacco Perfume Oil ($30/.33 fl. oz) that is soft enough for women who want to try something unique, and masculine enough for men who want to try something unique, too.
Key notes are earthy tobacco combined with warm & sweet vanilla and a bit of spice. To my nose it reminds me of warm spice cookies right our of the oven. Almond oil, and other natural fragrances are paraben, sulfate, phthalate-free. The glass roll-on bottle with stainless steel roller is also great for travel.
If you like the way a products looks, feels and smells, you are much more likely to use it often.
When it comes to face oils, the Age Less Restorative Face Oil From Lua Skincare ($24 10 oz. ) brings hemp and grapeseed oil to work together with the matural essential oils of geranium + frankincense to entice your senses .
A little goes a lont way, and the scent is strong enough to last for a a while, but not so long you can’t wear another fragrance. Put the glass bottle out of the reach of pets and little ones.
Be “green” and recycle the containers since they’re glass. For more information on LUA Skincare visit the website: https://luaskincare.com/
The gentle to your skin products have a proprietary “nutri-soothe” complex with rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories.and a blend of organic calendula, chamomile, kudzu, watercress and meadowsweet to soothe sensitive skin.
Babo Botanicals was inpsired by “the Father of Safe Cosmetics” and Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher. If you have super sensitive skin or eczema this could be your new best friend.
The Babo Botanicals Advanced Therapy Sensitive Skin Fragrance-Free Hydra Therapy Wash ($19) works for both face and body. It’s made from plant-based cleansers, plus natural oatmeal, shea & cocoa butter. natural Oat Protein (to protect and moisturize) and Organic Calendula to soothe and nourish.
The simple plastic pump bottle lets you know this is gentle, serious skin care that is also fragrance-free, gluten, soy, and dairy free (it if matters to you) and also vegan with Babo’s Organic Nutri-Soothe™ Complex (see above).
The Dry Relief Hydrating Stick ($9.95 6 oz.) is a travel-friendly solid stick in a twist up package that’s a 100% natural hydrating balm with soothing colloidal oatmeal /
There is a slight scent of energizing eucalyptus. Use it for everything from dry and chapped lips to soothing skin flare-ups, irritation, rashes and itchiness.
It will even help relieve itch from bug bites and poison ivy and it’s preservative and mineral oil free. Visit the Babo Botanicals website for more information.
Intelligent Nutrients was founded by Horst Rechelbacher after he sold Aveda (see above). We’re loving the Intelligent Nutrients DESTRESS Express Diffuser Oil Air Purifying Spray ($65 3.4 fl. oz.). It’s a lot more than just a refreshing skin pick me up, it’s a way to clear the air, clear your head and see clearly through your stress!
Use can also apply it to a tissue, in an oil diffuser, a humidifier with aromatherapy features, or in your bath.
The key ingredients are Certified organic essential oils of peppermint, spearmint, rosemary, ravintsara, cardamom, cinnamon, chamomile, lime, and vanilla and red raspberry flavors help stimulate, strengthen, relieve tension, uplift, calm, and provide antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. *the scent is also available in a hair and body oil, and an elixir.
Intelligent Nutrients also produces Harmonic® Invigorating Shampoo ($9-$50) and Harmonic Conditioner ($9.50-$52) for normal to fine hair,
The non-toxic, antioxidant-rich shampoo cleans all the gunk out, but it’s still mild, chemical and sulfate-free so hair won’t’ be overly dry.
The conditioner is particularly good, detangling and re-hydrating hair while it smooths, shines and de-frizzes without silicones.
The Minty Destress Express aroma offers a slight tingle and smells so refreshing (our male reviewer loved it but so did we). Visit the Intelligent Nutrients Web Site https://www.intelligentnutrients.com/
Inside the plain white jars from The Better Skin Company is luxurious but affordable skincare (and now it’s also available at ULTA).
Some of the key products include Mirakle Cream“ Genius in a Jar,” Lava Magik and Zit No More. The products are paraben, gluten, cruelty-free and vegan.
Better Skin Mirakle Cream 2 oz., $34 is an all-purpose moisturizing cream with handcrafted in the USA with a powerhouse of emollient ingredients including coconut oil, sea buckthorn, shea butter, cocoa butter, aloe, and soothing algae to soothe and hydrate.
Peptides and hyaluronic acid help skin appear smoother, more youthful and radiant.Fragrance-free and lightweight and the applicator fits inside the safety cap of the jar–we love this!
Better Skin Zit No More 2 oz., $18 is a powerful zit zapper for adults with 1% Salicylic, Tea Tree, Rose Hip, Tung Wood, Rapeseed, Vitamin E, and Rosewood . The herbal scent is boosted with essential oils and a PhytoVie® pollution defense to do battle against pollutants.
This product is good for all skin types, and it’s in a rollerball so you can take it with you for touch-ups.
Better Skin Lava Magik has genuine volcanic lava from France. This multi-tasking cleanser, exfoliating scrub and maks also features nourishing calendula, sweet orange and grapeseed oils, cucumber, parsley, and chamomile.
Use a pea-sized amount mixed with water as a daily cleanser. Massage some onto wet skin as a scrub for 20-30 seconds. Leave it on for 3-5 minutes (less for sensitive skin) and rinse with warm water, as a mask.
For more information visit The Better Skin Company Website: https://thebetterskinco.com/ or at ULTA.
We first saw women-owned brand FREEDOM at the International Beauty Show in NYC. We couldn’t wait to try the all-natural deodorant stick ($17) that will detox your “pits” in 2-4 weeks.
We tried the Freedom Natural deodorant in Lavender Citrus which really smells divine or choose from Sensitive Unscented, Bergamot Mint, Frankincense Peach, or Amber.
The key ingredients are Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral Bees Wax, kaolin clay, and baking soda round out the key ingredients.
Like any type of detox, there may be some side effects at first as your skin expels toxins such as irritation, odor, clogged pores, or rash.
In our tests, it took a while to get used to this aluminum, pththlate and paraben-free products, but the lightweight formula won us over and gets our vote for an all natural odor eater!
For more information on the various types of deodorant Freedom offers, visit the website: https://freedomdeodorant.com/