We SAID: Natural Wonder

Staff Writer

The so called ‘Back to Eden’ trend continues to pick up speed, with an increasing number of people reaching for organic, nature-based, and homeopathic lotions and potions. Like most trends, the more people catch on, the higher the cost of procuring the items. The good news with this trend is, you don’t always have to spend a mint to look and feel like a million bucks. Natural beauty remedies run the gamut in both price and effectiveness. But the best offerings seem to have one thing in common: a little goes a long way to looking and feeling your best.

Simple + Effective: naturalwonder2

Holika Holika 99% Soothing Gel has been a staple in our beauty arsenal for what seems like ever. The simple gel contains 99% percent fermented aloe and a stabilizer. It has no parabens, benzophenone, propylene glycol, BHT, animal ingredients, artificial coloring or mineral oil. The user friendly formula literally works in the hair, on the face, and all over the body as a refreshing moisturizing treatment. Pair that with the incredible healing power of aloe, and you might just have the perfect skin remedy for Summer.

Plays Well With Others:

We’re always on the lookout for products that don’t require a million other helpers and naturalwonder1boosters to be effective. We’re also huge fans of products that don’t need to be matched to their brand counterparts to effectively do their jobs. We’ve found such a gem in The Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Face Gel. The folks behind this brand won’t admit it (think of the bottom line), but this gel literally works to boost any face oil you might ever want to use. Four pumps breaks down the oil and makes it easier to absorb into even the oiliest skin types. Heavier formulations from brands like Sulwahsoo or Sunday Riley are quickly taken to task and made better for the addition of this gel. It can also be used alone as a base for any skin care regimen.

Aromatherapy + Skin Care:

Restless sleepers may want to snag the latest addition to the organic skin care line Glycelene. The Repair Cream features a hefty dose of Frankincense, which we foundnaturalwonder perfect for drifting off into a dreamy slumber. The cream leans to the heavy side, so oily skin types should take note. We found it most effective as a night cream for both the smell and restorative benefits. Frankincense is known for its anti-aging properties, and it appears to be further boosted with exotic goodies like Blue Lily Stem Cells and Brown Algae. Beauty junkies may want to make note of the packaging and addition of peptides; this formula comes in a jar and may lose effectiveness with constant exposure to air and elements. We’ve found no claims of micro-encapsulation to prevent the deterioration of said ingredients. But the blend is vegan, organic, and might just guarantee you the perfect night’s sleep and ridiculously smooth skin the morning after.

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