Our top 6 natural beauty products: It's a new year and that means new products that will give you a glow from a bottle not a man! What better than to change your beauty regime and start glowing from natural products. It's time to implement a new way of thinking?if you can't eat it don't put it on your skin. I know you're skeptical. However all of these are natural which means they are made from ingredients such as fruits and oils, not toxic preservatives that are known cancer causing agents. These 6 picks were discovered over the last month, they are healthy, affordable and fantastic.
AnneMarie Borlind Cleansing Gel:
For combination skin, but I would suggest it for any skin type. Your skin will feel so fresh after you cleanse with this fantastic gel. It gently foams as you use it on dry skin with ingredients such as: witch hazel and chamomile extracts, making this very gentle for all skin types. The active ingredients are all produced from renewable natural resources and are 100% bio-degradable. It has a very light scent and is packaged in a lovely glass bottle which in my personal opinion is way more fabulous than those typical plastic bottles most cosmetic companies produce. AnneMarie Borlind is from Germany and her products are Paraben free. Borlind's philosophy is simple, "Based on nature, our highly effective skin care products are produced without animal extracts and with dermatological confirmed skin-compatibility and efficacy."
AnneMarie Borlind Regeneration Blossom Dew Gel:
Yes, you heard me, doesn't it sound fabulous? Trust me after you cleanse with this gel you pat your fresh face with a luxurious Egyptian cotton towel! Don't skimp on your towels ladies! Next, all you need is a penny sized amount and then gently rub your fingers together to emulsify while gently patting your face, neck and décolleté with your finger tips. Never forget your neck ladies, a very delicate and special part that needs TLC as well. Anyway, this fabulous toner is refreshing and astringent. This is recommended for mature skin over the age of 30, but girls you can never start to pamper your skin too early. What does this dew gel do you ask? It tones and intensively moisturizes dry skin leaving it literally glowing after use. The scent is wonderful, just as it's named, and it smells like you have emersed yourself in a flower garden.
Zia Ultimate Exfoliant:
Made from Alphahydroxy and Papaya concentrate, this is a non-abrasive enzyme exfoliant. It rejuvenates the complexion and repairs sun damage by using natural AHA's and fruit acids to unveil a fabulous glow. It essentially removes the dead skin cells that can clog your pores and promote break outs. Keeping your skin free of dead skin cells results in a vibrant complexion giving you a glow you have longed desired. This exfoliant speeds up the process of rejuvenation of cell turn over while improving the skin's tone and texture. Best if used in conjunction with the Zia Citrus Night Time Reversal crème.
Zia Citrus Night Time Reversal:
This Alphahydroxy acid crème is to be used after the Zia Utimate exfoliant. This is a gentle alphahydroxy crème used for night time exfoliation while you sleep. It's a multi-food AHA/BHA crème. It rejuvenates, clarifies and firms the skin resulting in an amazing glow the next morning.
Derma E Tea Tree and E Antiseptic Crème:
This is literally a miracle cream. I previously suffered from dermatitis and occasional breakouts, however since using this crème I said ces't la vie darling to all of the above. Tea Tree oil is a natural antibacterial, antifungal antiseptic. Vitamin E is known to moisturize and restore. This crème can be used as a daily moisturizer under makeup and as a night cream as well. Due to the Tea Tree oil extract this crème does have a stronger smell. One does get used to it and trust me you will be hooked after you notice clear results.
Weleda Rosemary Hair oil:
Ladies don't ever forget to care for your wig! By wig I mean your hair! Weleda Rosemary Hair oil is a wonderful natural conditioner and treatment for the hair and scalp. I like to use it as a re-conditioning intensive treatment. Massage a quarter size to one third bottle into the hair and cover with a shower cap and hot towel. Leave on hair for 40 minutes to restore, strengthen and moisturize your scalp and hair. It smells fabulous and is formulated with organic extracts of Rosemary, Clover blossoms and Burdock root. Your hair will be glossy and well conditioned oh and did I mention it smells fantastic? It can also be rubbed into your cuticles as an intensive cutical moisturizer. Great to use before bed, apply small amount to cuticles and hands.
After using all of these products I really feel like my skin is truly glowing. I am hooked and for me, that is a difficult task, especially when it comes to beauty products. If you're bored with your regular skin regime and want to have glowing skin, now is the time to make a change. Trust me your skin will thank you inside and out. These products in my opinion are the answers to so many of our prayers.
By Kate Medley
JustLuxe.com Contributing Editor