Jun 09, 2013 02:46
by Chloe Morello
I don't know about you, but I'm becoming increasingly aware and frightened of the chemicals I am putting on my skin, I've recently discovered that there is lead in many of my favourite lipsticks and chemicals I can't pronounce in my daily foundation! So now I'm making an active effort to switch to more natural and organic products, these are some of the best I've discovered so far!
1. Lush Dream Cream
If you do a quick google search of this product, you'll find countless reviews and testimonials from people claiming that this product has literally healed their skin; people with ecsma, burns, acne and dermatitis have found that it works miracles. This is the most soothing and hydrating product I've ever found, but it doesn't just soothe and hydrate, it seems to CURE skin issues; containing chamomile and lavender is calms, reduces redness and heals the skin. My skin no longer gets itchy and uncomfortable, I don't get in-growns from waxing, and cuts are gone twice as fast, my skin is always glowing and I can feel that it's healthy! It really is a 'dream cream', it's Lush's BEST SELLING product you can use anywhere from your feet to your face and I'm starting to wonder if can even grant me 3 wishes! Dream Cream is $29.95 from Lush stores internationally, and it lasts a long time!
2. Eles Age Defying BB cream
BB Cream is the hottest thing on the market right now, as you might know, and I've tried a number of them from well known brands but found that many make claims while this one by ELES is the real deal. A BB cream should benefit the skin, not just act as a foundation, and this one does it all: Primes, tints, nourishes, evens out skin tone, protects and strengthens. The ingredients list boasts age defying peptides and SPF to aid in encouraging youthful and younger looking skin. This product is multi purpose and can be used under foundation, after moisturiser or on its own. Get it for $49.50 from www.elescosmetics.com
3. McArthurs Complete Skin Care Soap
The story behind this company is very interesting, Tom McArthur observed whilst in the army that the natives of Malaya and Borneo used Paw Paw to heal ailments. When he tried it on his blistering feet and infections he discovered it worked, and had been used this way for centuries! Tom and his wife Lynda created a secret formula 'McArthurs Paw Paw Extract(™)' that gave incredible results, and McArthurs have been putting the miracle extract into all of their products. This soap repairs and rejuvenates the appearance of healthy skin, cleanses, exfoliates and will ensure your skin feels soft, smooth and moisturised. $19.95 from shop.mcarthurnaturalproducts.com and pharmacies and health stores nationally.
4. Inika Vegan Lip Whip
This certified vegan lip product from Inika gives colour, glossy shine and nourishment to the lips, and is made with some wonderful organic essential nutrients and vitamin E. This lip product comes in a few colourful shades but my favourite is this luscious 'Apricot' colour. Inika Vegan Lip Whip is $25 from www.inikacosmetics.com
5. Coconut Oil
This is an incredible multi purpose product that every woman should keep in their kitchen AND bathroom cupboard! Coconut oil can be used not only in healthy cooking and to aid in weight loss, but as a fantastic hair and face product. Used on a cotton ball, it removes makeup with ease without tugging or damaging the skin and leaves your face feeling hydrated and smooth. Apply it liberally to damp hair as a hair mask and leave for half an hour, before shampooing to reveal the healthiest hair you've ever had! Applied as a moisturiser it's been said to 'cure' conditions like eczema, athlete's foot, fungal infections and even act as a deodorant to prevent body odour! You can get coconut oil in a jar usually from the health food or international food isle in the grocery store for under $10.