You know the saying, “Mother knows best” – well, these moms have been there, done that, and they’re ready to hook you up with insider info on hottest products in natural health, food and beauty. This week’s topic: Natural Beauty.
I needed to clean out my bathroom cabinet since I had stopped using all the toxic stuff I had amassed before becoming pregnant. I have looked at many sites and found that Vitacost is among the few offering a selection of different brands and variety that were natural and organic. I got a chance to try out a few for myself.
First up, Borage Therapy Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15. Everyone needs to wear sunscreen everyday! My old one was too thick on application and smeared off whenever I touched anything. That is not good. I was surprised at how light the lotion was. It spread evenly on my face and absorbed very quickly. It did not smear or wipe off. I also felt a slight tightening on my skin afterwards. I don’t know if that is an intended effect but I liked it. The borage oil worked wonders on my dry skin which doesn’t like the cold weather (it was still cold up to last week!).
Next I tried the Honey Girl Organics Face and Eye Cream. I wanted something more substantial for night times so that my skin could recover and replenish while I slept. And I didn’t want loads of chemicals sitting on me for the all those hours either. Honey Girl is unique, it contains five components from bees (yes, there are that many): beeswax, propolis, honey, royal jelly, and bee pollen. The scent is faint and reminiscent of a beauty product you might have found in your grand mother’s vanity. I liked the thick but smooth texture. You don’t need a lot to cover your face.