Tag: skincare

OZ Naturals Anti Aging – SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen {Review}

DSCN2438OZ Naturals Anti Aging – SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen is the best natural sunscreen I’ve used to date. It provides the protection needed from the rays of the sun without the use of any harmful chemicals. It’s made in the USA, never tested on animals, and 100% Vegan free. It contains Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide known to give the ultimate protection against UVA and UVB rays preventing sunburn and damage. Continue reading

Organic Rosehip Oil by Valentia Skin Care Review

rosehipoil2I’m always fan of beauty products that have more than one wonderful benefit to the body. The Organic Rosehip Oil by Valentia Skin Care is a beauty oil that does just that and I’m finding myself turning to it for many of my skin, hair, and nail care needs. It can be used alone or mixed with other lotions and skincare products too making it an even more versatile and prized choice.

I’m going to admit I was taken aback when smelling this oil for the first time. I was expecting a sweet rose petal smell but instead received a more earthy scent. I don’t hate the smell but I’m not entirely a fan of it either. It actually reminds me of what lavender oil smells like before it goes through the entire finishing process. The plus side is that the scent doesn’t linger. I learned I can mix this oil with my favorite essential oils or other moisturizer products and that it’s actually a recommendation.

This oil is an amber yellow color. It is light, non-greasy, and quickly absorbs into the skin. It isn’t messy to mange in the least bit. I’ve personally been using the oil on my nails and have seen amazing results. My nails haven’t looked or felt this healthy in awhile! I also love applying this to my legs after shaving. I’ve had no more discomfort or itching fits! The moisturizing capabilities are excellent, in my opinion.

My four year old son suffers from eczema and though it’s gotten better, he always seems to have flares during the winter season. I’ve been using this oil on trouble spots such as elbows and knees and the results have been very favorable! This bottle has lasted a while since a little bit goes a long way. The included glass dropper top is great in ensuring that you don’t over apply the oil when only really needing 3-4 drops at a time.

The benefits of this oil included reducing fine lines & wrinkles, reducing scars & burns, re-hydrating skin, and strengthening nails & hair. It’s an oil I wouldn’t want to be without since it’s great not just for me but my whole family and their skin care needs too. I certainly recommend it.

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Earth’s Enrichments Certified Organic Skin Care Products

tripletreatI’m always on the look out for Organic Skin Care Products that are effective as well as affordable. I discovered recently Earth’s Enrichments a company that offers the finest of hand-crafted products free from all sorts of stuff you really don’t want to be putting on your skin! Whether you like luxurious delicious smelling fragrances or not, they have products great for the whole family being completely health and environmentally friendly!

The holiday season is upon us and I’m sure many looking for the perfect gift! Well something great about skin care products is that they are great for use year round and not limited to just giving out during the Holidays! Earth’s Enrichment’s offers USDA Organic Sugar Scrubs, Bath Salts, Body Balms, Lip Balms, and Organic Body Bars. These products can be purchased separately or in a convenient gift set format ready to be shipping directly to the recipient or to you to gift personally!

I’ve been enjoying several Earth Enrichment’s products lately and am extremely pleased with each of them! I’m kind of a bath and beauty product snob. I’m sensitive to scents and even some essential oils. I like a more subtle scent not an overpowering one. These products are excellent in not being over-powering but still smelling wonderfully and working as each should. An added perk is that all the packaging on each product is environmentally friendly and recyclable too!

My thoughts in on a few of the products….

Lemon Fresh Shea Balm

Lemon Fresh Shea Organic Body Balm: If you’ve never used a balm before, note that they commonly contain little or no water. Balms are thicker in consistency as well as solid. Balms are best for protecting the skin from outer elements like the cold & wind while locking in existing moisture.

I find it to be an ideal choice for hands, fingers, and feet though also a good product for rough areas of skin like elbows, knees, and cracked heals. I use this on my hands the most to help with those bothersome ragged cuticles that I get more often during the colder months of the year. I knit a lot and skin hand discomfort in the past has put off my crafting but no more since using this balm!

This balm smells amazing! The lemon scent really awakens my senses yet it doesn’t linger very strongly which is nice. A little bit of the balm tends to go quite a long way. It goes on my skin smoothly and it’s not sticky of greasy in the least bit. Ingredients include Shea Butter and Lemongrass Essential Oil as well as being enriched with Sunflower Oil, & Coconut Oil among a few other things. Benefits of lemon grass are known to ward off skin infections fight fungus, and works as a astringent!

The properties of each ingrediant are listed on the companies website product description and I’ve found that to be extremely helpful in making purchase choices.

Body Balm Price: $11.99 for 4 ounces.

Earths Enrichments Fresh Ground Java_Combo

 Fresh Ground Java Soap: This soap is sure to please any lover of Coffee! I am a quite the fan of both hazelnut and vanilla and feel that the combination of the two goes together rather well. The benefits of the main ingredients in this soap are known to reduce redness and skin irritation, improve skin tone, decrease stress in your body, and help with cellulite!

I found that the soap lathered really well and the bits of coffee bean work great at ex-foliating the skin. I’ve had zero skin irritation. My skin in toner after use is left pretty soft and supple. Now in order to keep the soap lasting, you’ll want to make sure to place it upon a dish with slots. The made in the USA slotted wooden soap dishes offered by Earth’s Enrichment are made out of pine wood and are custom fit to the size bars of soap offered. I would totally recommend if making an order to make sure you include one of the soap dishes.

Soap Price: $7.99 for a 4.5 oz/128g bar. Each bar measures 3? x 3? x 1?. The USDA Organic Bar Soaps come in a variety of combinations such as Honey Granola, Lavender, Chai La Tea, and a few others.

Lavender Sugar ScrubsLavender of the Valley Organic Sugar Scrub: This sugar scrub is a treat because it goes on smooth doing quite a good job in exfoliating. I think those with even the most sensitive skin would be able to use such a gentle scrub.

After use, my skin is left feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated! I would suggest being a bit careful when bathing or showering while using this product as it can be a bit slippery when used on your feet. This scrub is gentle enough to be used all over but I would most recommend it for your feet but know it works well anywhere else that you may have dry and flaky skin.

I felt that the scrub goes on my skin smoothly and  it smells fabulous! Lavender is known for giving one a sense of comfort and peace. It also has healing benefits. Aside from Lavender, this scrub is enriched with Coconut Oil, shea butter, sugar, sunflower oil, and a number of other beneficial ingredients.

Sugar Scrub Price: $14.99- 24.99 depending if you purchase the 8 ounce or 16 ounce size.

Coconut Chai

Coconut Chai Organic Lip Balm: Coconut and Cinnamon is a combination I’ve never used before. Let me say, it’s pretty amazing! This enriched with coconut oil and shea butter lip balm is having me re-moisturize my lips less often than I usually do.

This time of the year is usually very rough on my skin and lips so I am happy I can care for them with ingredients that are completely safe! I don’t know about you, but I prefer to use products that will not just moisturize but nourish as well.

Lip Balm Price: $3.99 each and other flavors are Honey Vanilla and Lemon Grass Mint.

If you are aiming to purchase something for yourself or someone you know, these lip balms would make great stocking stuffers or just an additional awesome extra.

**You can purchase Earth Enrichment’s products separate but know that gift sets range from $12.99 to $24.99 and it’s free shipping on all orders over $49.00 right now! An additional 20% can be taken off your order using the code  ‘C2C2014’ now through December. **Get connected with Earth’s Enrichments on their website as well as at these other channels:   Facebook  | Twitter  | Pintrest | Instagram

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the products for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.