I’m back with a HUGE cruelty-free beauty haul! It has makeup, skincare, and tons of other stuff. This was filmed a couple of weeks ago, so some reviews are already in process and I’ve already started to film videos with some of the other products. If there’s anything that jumps out at you as a product you’d love to hear more about, please leave a comment and let me know.
One of the most essential skin care products that is also the most overlooked is a good exfoliator. While there are a lot of chemical exfoliators on the market, there are also a lot of effective natural ones too. When I got a goodie package from Cocokind, I was immediately drawn to the Cocokind Organic Sea Moss Exfoliator. I’ve tried plenty of natural exfoliators, but never one with sea moss before! I had to give it a try!
Claims: “Our USDA Organic Sea Moss Exfoliator gently polishes skin while delivering significant nutrition! Sea moss, also called Irish Moss, is a seaweed abundant in protein, beta-carotene, magnesium, calcium, and vitamins B and C. When massaged on face, organic sea moss finely exfoliates and nourishes skin, bringing out a natural radiance. Organic Irish Moss is an excellent source of minerals, protein, beta carotene, magnesium, calcium and vitamins B & C. Organic Grapeseed Flour is full of oligomeric proanthocyanidins, a bioflavanoid which is a rich antioxidant. Organic Geranium Oil is a natural and gentle astringent when applied to skin.”
I have tried just about every natural deodorant out there. And just about every natural deodorant out there has failed me. Some more than others, some less, but in general most have just simply not been effective. Reading through online reviews, I know that I’m not the only one with this issue. So many of us would love to use a natural deodorant but we also want one that works. When I was sent the Kaia Naturals The Takesumi Detox Deodorant to try out, I was skeptical at first but also completely intrigued.
The Kaia Naturals The Takesumi Detox Deodorant uses activated charcoal and other ingredients to help “detox” your pits. As stated on their website, “it will take approximately 2-4 weeks for your body to adjust to The Takesumi Detox and you will soon be back to normal.” I knew that this would be a process and I was excited to try it! I dedicated myself to using the Cold Pressed Rose formula using the Kaia Naturals deodorant detox instructions and wanted to share my results with you.
Claims: “With a combination of activated charcoal and natural fermentation technology which fights odor-causing bacteria, you will stay odor free all day. Activated charcoal has a porous surface that acts like a magnet, which chemically binds substances, such as bacteria and toxins to draw them out.”
One skincare product that I love to try, but am also super picky about, are eye creams. So many out there just don’t do enough to be worth it for me. So many just feel like a regular moisturizer in a smaller, and usually more expensive, package. I am a firm believer in preventative skincare and think that having your bases covered with your anti-aging skin care routine is so important to do sooner than later. Because of this, I expect a lot from products that make claims as big as the 100% Pure Super Fruits Eye Balm does. I picked this balm up in July but have only recently started using it regularly because I was using up another eye cream first.
Claims: “Super fruits collection is a blend of the most powerfully anti-aging fruits from around the world with the highest ORAC value of antioxidants for aggressive age corrective treatment for your skin. Rich and buttery eye cream deeply nourishes your sensitive eye area and works to drastically lessen the appearance of lines and wrinkles, increase firmness and soften skin.”
Baths are one of my favorite things after a long day. It’s so nice to soak in warm water with some bath salts, read a good book, and just spend some time with my thoughts. Lately, I have been using the Aura Cacia Comforting Geranium Mineral Bath. Aura Cacia makes their bath salts in single bath sized pouches and in larger tubs. Bath salts are said to help ease stress, relieve sore muscles, help remove dead skin cells, and moisturize your skin.
Claims: “Aura Cacia’s Comforting Geranium evokes a memory of that someone special and a freshly picked bouquet. Emerge from the soothing waters of your tub refreshed and velvety smooth.”