When it comes to choosing the products on your skin, please remember that everything really does get absorbed. This means face wash, moisturizes, and especially makeup! If you’re serious about starting a family, think about the effect of these chemicals on your soon to be growing baby.
While I am a natural product junkie, I’m no expert. I’ve compiled a list from my favorite people who I trust to share some information about the products they use, why they like them, and how you can purchase them if you’d like to try.
Remember, like I said before, one size does not fit all, if a product doesn’t work for you, try another! I have extremely sensitive skin, and just because a product is natural and free of chemicals doesn’t mean that it will work perfectly on your skin. I’ve been through many brands to find something that works for my face, but it may not be something that works for you. Without any further delay, some valuable information from my trusted colleagues:
Julia Breitman, an Independent Consultant for Arbonne, had this to say when I asked her about the products she uses. “My favorite skin care line is Arbonne because it’s botanically-based, vegan, and free of petroleum by-products, mineral oil, phthalates, and other known toxins and ingredients that have been linked to adverse medical conditions and premature aging. Not only are the products safe to use but they produce amazing results due to the premium quality of ingredients in the proprietary formulations. Arbonne has everything from baby care products to acne and anti-aging lines and most people save up to 80% off retail prices.” You can visit www.jmbwellness.myarbonne.com or message her at 310.701.2212 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or samples.
Julia Cantu, an Independent Consultant for Apriori Beauty, has this to say about “Why go Natural?” “The cosmetics industry uses over 10,000 different chemicals in products today. Some can migrate into body tissue and do not leave the body right away. Research is finding health risks associated with parabens, phthalates and sulfates which are chemicals found in over 98% of the products on the shelves. Natural products are actually more effective than those with chemicals. Making the switch to natural products will improve overall health. Apriori Beauty is chemical free, no artificial fragrance, no animal ingredients or animal testing. Categories include skin, hair, make up, nutrition, weight loss and sleep aid. There is a 30 day money back guarantee and there are no minimum monthly orders or membership fees.” You can visit her site at www.useloveshare.com/JuliaCantu to learn more and order.
Sofia Ianovskaia, an Ayurvedic Lifestlyle Coach and Reflexologist, says this about the products she uses. “A lot of people are currently counting calories, but not a lot of people are actually counting chemicals they put in their mouth, hair, stomach, and etc. Some people are trying to save on their body care by buying very inexpensive products not understanding that whatever they put on their skin goes into their body. Our liver is not able sometimes to process such harmful ingredients. When it comes to well researched and natural body and hair line for adults and children my only choice is www.chandika.com All products are pure Ayurvedic formulations by my teacher Vaidya Mishra. My favorite is Lalita Nourishing Facial Oil, Lalita Facial Cleanser, and Celestial Radiance Facial Cream. This particular cream contains nine (9) precious gems, pure gold and fine silver. Check Chandi, LLC – Pranic Herbal Formulations for other pure Ayurvedic formulations. To save on your purchase, feel free to use her personal discount code at the checkout: SI91335 and enjoy!
Susan Shah, a Holistic Health Coach focusing on ancient health solutions for the busy modern woman, talks about her favorite products. “I’m loving this line called Pratima Ayurvedic Skincare: www.pratimaskincare.com. My skin feels great when I use them and they report all of the ingredients on the website. Ingredients that are natural plants, foods, and herbs. The added bonus is that you select products based on your Ayurvedic Body Type. Specifically whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or combination skin.”
Susan also shares with me that she highly recommends downloading the app The Good Guide,www.thegoodguide.com. She uses it when she’s shopping all the time to find the best products. You scan or type in the bar code and it rates the product and tells you if it’s natural and what toxins are in it.
There you have it, some pretty cool brands to try. If you have other brands that you love, leave me a comment so I can check them out! This is one area I would love to expand my knowledge on.
(If you’re a super natural junkie, don’t worry an upcoming blog post just for you… DIY natural skincare!)