Category: Best Natural Skin Products

Natural Skin Products Chosen by Celebrity Experts

I am loving the website OpenSky where you can connect to over 60 pros, experts, and celebrities including Mariel Hemingway, Padma Lackshmi, The Juds, Guy Fieri, and Kelly Rutherford to name just a few and get access to their favorite products. Alicia Silverstone, author of The Kind Life Diet and The Kind Life blog, shares her favorite cruelty-free, eco-friendly products, from home and health, to natural skin products and baby.

How Does OpenSky Work?

Join OpenSky and select the experts or celebrities you would like recommendations from or click on a favorite category and begin shopping. Once you see someone or something that interests you, add them to your curator list. You will than be able to purchase their favorite products up to 60% off. Most of these products would be hard to find on your own.

Of course I was interested in what these pros have to say about natural skin products and there is no shortage of them. Most are chemical free, paraban free, cruelty free and give back in some way. Click on Health, then Beauty. Here are my faves…….. (more…)

Best Body Lotion For Aging Skin

Most of us are so obsessed with finding the best anti aging cream that we spend thousands on various skin care products, lotions, potions, and expensive spa services including botox. We spend little on our aging bodies even though the entire body becomes dry, saggy, wrinkled and dimpled. So why are we not buying the best body lotion to keep our skin soft, supple and smooth?

Ask any man and he will tell you that he loves to touch the soft skin of a woman. And every woman, no matter what age, longs for young, firm, soft skin……skin that doesn’t move by itself.

So, where do you find the best body lotion? One that will smooth wrinkles, restore your skins youthfulness and reveal silky soft skin? Of course I found the perfect company that offers natural body lotions loaded with real tropical fruit extracts, shea butter, retinol, collagen, pomegranate and more.

Mineral oil free, alcohol free, lanolin free, PABA free, Pevonia Botanica Tropicale De-Aging Body Balm was voted “The best overall body cream sold at a spa” by NewBeauty Magazine. It is available in papaya-pineapple or mango-passion fruit meant to tighten, tone, brighten and repair your aging skin.

Pevonia Botanica offers an entire de-aging body line. Try the De-Aging Mist to boost hydration any time of day. Ingredients include Pomegranate, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe, Chamomile, and other natural ingredients.

The De-Aging Saltmousse removes impurities and toxins by gently polishing your skin. As the salt dissolves, negative ions and repairing tropical fruit extracts are quickly absorbed. Your body emerges velvety-smooth.

Finding the best anti aging cream is not only important for your face but just as important for your neck, body and hands.

While Pevonia Botanica is an elite natural skincare brand offered by prestigious spas worldwide, it can be purchased on line at shoppevonia.com.

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The Best Night Cream-Not Sold At Your Local Pharmacy

First of all, in order to find the best night cream, you must look to natural. In my opinion, natural skin products will eliminate your skin problems once and for all and a natural night cream is no exception. The right products without chemicals are key to a good anti aging regimen. The right natural ingredients will work in harmony with your skin, repairing it while you sleep.

Many chemicals in skin care products are not only known carcinogens, these chemicals will only sit on your skin, clogging pores, causing irritation, and more than likely making your skin problems worse. In this post, I will be revealing 10 of the best night creams I have found from either personal experience or through my own research.

These night creams are not found in your local pharmacy store nor will they ever be. More than likely, you have never heard of them and I love bringing them to your attention. You will thank me for this later when your skin is transformed from dull and lifeless to healthy and glowing. (more…)

Amazing Natural Eyelash Enhancements

With the hundreds of eyelash enhancements on the market today including eyelash growth products, eyelash conditioners and great mascaras that enhance lashes, if you have them, there is absolutely no reason why they should not be big, bold and beautiful. Truly.

I watch my daughter and her friends do their makeup and they all have these amazing eyelashes. Every single one of them. The only thing they use is mascara! Those were the days, and then again, to get the eyelashes that I am talking about we would have had to use false ones and I don’t think most of us cared because the hot girl in high school didn’t have eyelash enhancements either. Ok, so moving on…..

Here are two of my favorite natural eyelash enhancements:

LashFood Natural Eyelash Conditioner

This natural eyelash enhancer uses peptides, natural plant extracts and soy protein to assist in promoting healthy eyelash growth. You can also use it for overplucked eyebrows.

Made with all natural herb extracts, LashFood provides thicker, darker, longer eyelashes with all natural ingredients. This eyelash enhancer will transform your tiny, frail and brittle lashes so that they become healthy and strong. Biotin, Arginine and Iris extract promote the natural growth of healthy eyelashes.

La Bella Donna Enriched Lash Enhancement

This all natural eyelash enhancer increases the length and thickness of lashes without harmful chemicals. Goes on like eyeliner and nourishes the bulb of the lashes. Made with botanical extracts, marine extracts, and antioxidant vitamins, La Bella Donna Enriched Lash Enhancement promotes lash growth and life to give you gorgeous thick lashes. You won’t ever have to worry about any danger to the eyes with this product.

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Pore Minimizer-Can It Eliminate Large Pores?

Can you eliminate large pores with a pore minimizer? The short answer is no. Pore size is genetically determined and there is no solution to physically change their size. Often times, it is poor skin care that will cause you to have enlarged pores. Cleanse your face every day, use a natural moisturizer and exfoliate your skin a couple times a week.

And remember healthy skin can be obtained through diet. Robin Evens, an esthetician in New York recommends flaxseed to assist in reducing the look of enlarged pores. The fatty acids in flaxseed thins the sebum which causes clogged pores. It is also useful for eczema, psoriasis and dry skin. Sprinkle it on cereal every morning and on salads during the day.

Here are some great natural pore minimizing products that may decrease the inflammation and clogging to make your pores look smaller physically. Here are 5 that can help.

Acure Organics facial Cleansing Cream

This facial cleansing cream contains olive oil and cocoa butter for moisturizing, the antioxidant power of Blackberry and Blueberry and cleansing mint to tighten pores and gently remove dirt and impurities without stripping the skin’s natural acid mantle.

HollyBeth’s Rose Geranium Organic Toner

Most toners contain alcohol which can help to shrink pores temporarily but also dry out the skin. This natural skin toner made with certified organic rose geranium hydrosol can unclog pores and set makeup.

Kiehl’s ‘Rare Earth’ Pore Minimizing Lotion

This pore minimizer was formulated to address the appearance of enlarged pores. It is oil free, contains Amazonian white clay to absorb excess sebum and minimize the look of pores. Rich in minerals from the Amazon River, it instantly tightens pores.

Pore Tight by Body Verde

A natural pore minimizer that helps reduce the look of enlarged pores and tightens skin with super berry fruit, marine plant extracts, grapeseed oil and vitamin E. It does not contain harsh acids or alcohol that only temporarily reduce pore size

Burt’s Bees Pore Refining Mask

Sold in your local grocery or natural food store, this pore minimizer is all natural and inexpensive. You can simply pour some of the green powder into your hand and mix in a little water. After applying, let dry and then rinse. It definitely makes pores less noticeable, not to mention softens skin, cleans pores and even relaxes you due to the Eucalyptus scent. After just a few uses, people report much smaller and cleaner pores.

Simply Karen, who makes my favorite natural mineral makeup, offers her best selling product, Pure Hyaluronic Regenerating Serum which claims to reduce pores in less than 2 weeks. Added bonus: less wrinkles and tighter skin. How?

Made of 95% Pure Hyaluronic, the most powerful humectant (substance that preserves the moisture or water content of the skin) available, because it holds more than its weight in water. Water is the only thing that can soften keratin and the top layers of your skin are made up of keratin. Water and Hyaluronic work together to soften, repair, protect, feed, nourish, smooth, heal, balance skin tone, tighten pores, along with rebuilding and promoting new cell growth. It’s the most powerful anti-wrinkle discovery, with both immediate and long term results.

Benefits Of Lavender

I have been addicted to lavender ever since I purchased a bar of natural lavender soap from my local health food store a year ago. The benefits of lavender are numerous and effective. Popular for its healing and antiseptic properties, dried lavender flowers help induce sleep, and ease stress or depression. Lavender can be brewed into a tea, and used to relieve headaches, sinus congestion, hangovers, tiredness, exhaustion and tension. It’s calming effects have even helped with anxiety and panic attacks.

There are many products made with lavender on the market today but my favorite way to take advantage of its remarkable relaxing effects is the use of a lavender cream. The benefits of lavender cream are twofold for me. In the morning it sets a calm tone for the day (think major presentation or the dread of spending the day with your coworker), and at night it relaxes me enough to sleep well.

If you love lavender already or you are interested in the many lavender benefits, you must visit Ali’i Kula Lavender. AKL provides unique lavender products from Maui. Of course, AKL lavender products evoke joy, rejuvenation, comfort and serenity and on top of that each product is made using natural and organic ingredients as often as possible.

Lavender cream, lavender soap, lavender body lotion, lavender body oil, lavender shampoo, lavender body butter, even lavender shave gel can be found at AKL Lavender. Most products under $20, many under 10, it is the ultimate lavender body resource. Fall in love with lavender.

10 Natural Moisturizers-Amazing Results

I just can’t get enough of this stuff. Natural skin products that is. Each and every day, I find natural skin products that I have never seen before. More and more people are looking to the wonderful benefits of natural moisturizers and natural face cleansers for no other reason than that “they work” giving you healthy, firm, glowing skin taking 10 years off of your age.

There are thousands of amazing natural skin products everywhere you turn. Here are just 10 natural moisturizers that I found today…yes in one day, I found 10 that I had never heard of before. 10 natural facial moisturizers made with natural ingredients and proven to bring results to aging skin.

Amala Hydrating Face Cream

Clinical tests after 28 days showed this natural moisturizer produced more hydrated skin, firmer skin, improved elasticity, and increased smoothness. Made with Jasmine which helps nourish, moisturize and soften dry skin and Avocado and Macadamia Nut to help fortify skin’s moisture barrier with nourishing essential fatty acids. Amala’s certified organic Jasmine is cultivated and custom distilled in Egypt by a fair trade farm.

Sumbody A-Z Vitamin Face Cream

It all started six years ago when a special sumbody with a passion for healthy living couldn’t find skin care that was made naturally and ethically, with the consumer and the planet in mind. sumbody offers natural skin care free of chemicals and preservatives and delivers results that according the site are “supernatural”. I have to agree. The A-Z Vitamin Face Cream is no exception. Fortified with vitamins A, B, C, D & E, it heals and repairs you current skin problems and gets your skin glowing again. Ideal for dry, mature skin.

 

Ageless The Max™ Creme

This natural moisturizer from Image Skin Care is one of the first crèmes available in the marketplace today incorporating two different strains of plant derived stem cells in one revolutionary formula to prevent and reverse the signs of aging. With ingredients to correct, repair and prevent, Ageless The Max Creme is said to restore the DNA damaged by oxidative stress, reduce wrinkles and relax crows feet. Image Skin Care is dedicated to bringing you safe products without the use of chemical preservatives.

Guava & Bamboo Age-Defying Moisturizer

Eminence Organics is one of my favorite product lines. It not only has won awards for best spa products, but the company offers products that are “so natural that you can see the fresh fruit pulps, seeds, and smell the real herbs”. It’s true. They smell so good that you want to eat them. Eminence Organics has so many different natural skin moisturizers for all different skin types, made with arpricot juice, grape peel, blueberry juice, Shea Butter, ginkgo extract, mango juice and on and on….The natural moisturizer that really caught my eye though is Guave & Bamboo Age Defying Moisturizer. Guava juice maintains firmness and texture of skin, returning elasticity to every skin cell, bamboo leaf extract contains soluble and insoluble fiber, proteins, vitamins and minerals, shea butter, and corn germ oil to soften and enrich the skin. Simply amazing ingredients in all of the Eminence Organics skin care line.

E3 Light Cream

Available at Global Healing Center, E3 Light Cream is a revolutionary blend of Aslan Formula GH-3, the most famous of all anti-aging formulas, combined with E3 Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) to supply enzymes and energy, and 100% organic orange oil, plus pure beeswax, making it the best anti-aging crème on the planet (so says the website). With added extra virgin olive oil, carrot oil, and sweet almond oil to soften and refine skin, E3 light Cream is said to give you glowing skin and diminish fine lines within a few days. Under $40, it may be worth a try.

Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Day Cream

This natural moisturizer by Dr. Hauschka made for mature skin is said to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with a unique blend of bryophyllum, isoflavone-rich red clover, silica-rich field horsetail, vitamin-rich acerola fruits and harmonizing rose petals helps skin regenerate and restore itself. Your skin becomes soft, hydrated, and firmer.

Face Anti Aging Defense by Cosmetofruit

An anti-aging and detoxifying elixir that fights free radicals and boosts skin health from inside. A powerful formulation that helps to reduce the intensity of skin damage and inflammation. Helps recover skin tone and firmness, smoothing fine lines and giving the skin luminosity. Provides deep hydration from the deepest layers of the skin.

This natural skin moisturizer contains Grape Seed extract which is a powerful free radical fighter that enhances microcirculation, helping reduce inflammatory processes in the body and Kalpariane Algae helps to stimulate and protect collagen and elastin.

NUDE Skincare’s Age Defence Moisturiser

A natural moisturizer with a proven formulation of orchid, milk peptides and hyaluronic acid, firms, tones and hydrates for incredibly soft, smooth skin. Pre and Probiotics strengthen the natural defence against premature aging for beautiful, younger looking skin. Nude using Probiotic Technology to aid in the repair of cellular damage and stimulate cellular renewal.

Nude believes that there are four important ingredients that must be used for an effective anti aging regimen. Probiotics which repair cellular damage, bioactive peptides that firm and smooth the skin, hyaluronic acid (my favorite ingredient) to hydrate and smooth fine lines, and antioxidants to protect skin from aging.

Onurth Facial Treatment Serum

Onurth Organic skincare offers a natural facial serum for 3 different skin types including mature, sensitive or blemished skin, Onurth Facial Treatment Serums balance natural oils and nourish skin with organic cold pressed oils of macadamia nut and hazelnut, organic Essential Oils of Egyptian Rose Geranium, Clary Sage and High Altitude Lavender. From the website: “When asked to compare Onurth to competitors, the answer is simple: Read the ingredients!” These serums are only $38! If you are just starting out in the natural skin health arena, these serums are just the natural skin treatment for you.

Silk

Another great natural moisturizer from Dr. Al Sears made with resveratol. Most of you have already heard about the amazing anti aging effects of this ingredient and Dr. Sears and his team have found a way to process it making it available for topical use with powerful benefits. Dermatologists at the University of Wisconsin found resveratrol helps protect the skin from sun damage and another study shows used topically, it improves skin tone, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and more.

This new kind of resveratrol that you rub on your skin goes deep into your skin and studies show the metrabiotics resveratrol found in Silk improved the look of wrinkles 61%, improvement in definition of lips by 70%, improved eye wrinkles by 51% and lip wrinkles by 55%. Those are incredible results. See what all the hype is about here.

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