Favorite Natural Cosmetics

Hello all! It’s Hannah again ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday I talked about my newest favorite skincare product: African Black Soap. As promised, today I want to share a few of my favorite natural makeup products.

The Benefit of Natural

As a rule, I try to keep most of my makeup all natural and organic. I can tell the difference in my skin when I do and I love the feeling of knowing that I am nourishing my skin while helping to enhance, not destroy, my natural looks. I still use some Walmart makeup for special occasions, but overall I love the simplicity and natural beauty of all-natural cosmetics.

It’s true that natural makeup is more expensive than typical drugstore fare. However, the price difference is not that drastic, depending on the brands you find. I like to think of it as an investment, one that will pay me back in confidence and healthier skin!

CONS – Skin By Pom

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This product is amazing to cover up dark circles and to – wait for it –ย treat blemishes while hiding them! It contains thyme essential oil, which as we’ve shown on this site, is great for fighting bacteria. The consistency is a little runny, so a little goes a long way. It blends very well and matches various skin tones, even if it looks a little dark in person.

 

Glowing Cheek Color – Juice Beauty

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This is the priciest investment of them all, but it will last a super long time. You only need a little of this bright pink blush to add a rosy glow! Juice Beauty has an amazing line of all-natural cosmetics.ย This blush has ingredients like aloe vera, acai berry, and sweet orange oil, which we’ve featured on the blog before.

 

Truly Natural Mascara – Honeybee Gardens

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This is hands down the best mascara! It defines without being too clumpy, and it never irritates with harsh fumes. My eyes used to itch and water every time I used regular mascara, and the waterproof stuff I got for my wedding would never fully wash out.

This product is not waterproof, but it’s reasonably resilient, defining well until you wash it out at the end of the day. It has a pleasant, earthy scent and lasts a long time. Its ingredients include olive, avocado, and rosemary oils.

 

So I hope this has been helpful! These are some of my personal favorite products as I try to treat my body as best I can while still having fun with makeup ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you tried any of these products? Do you have recommendations? Let us know in the comments!

 

Review: African Black Soap

Hey everyone! Hannah here. Today I want to share about one of my new favorite skincare products: African Black Soap!

I heard about this soap from a friend who was using it to treat her acne. At first, I thought it was a little odd. Here was a bar of very black soap streaked with oatmeal that lathered into gray bubbles. Weird.

But my husband and I had run out of face wash, and I wanted to replace it with something natural. I mostly use all-natural makeup and haircare products, and I love being able to care for my body without worrying what I’m slathering on! So I went to our local health store and bought a bar of African black soap.

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I bought this brand. It was only 5 bucks for a large bar! I washed my face as soon as I got home; I was so excited. And my face felt so nice! Nourished and healthy, thoroughly clean without feeling tight. Oh, and sooo soft. And the best part? Within a few days my face had significantly cleared up!

My husband and I both use the bar, and I use it in the shower too. It’s been nearly a month, but the bar is still a decent size; a little goes a long way! It has a pleasant scent, natural and fruity but not overpowering, appropriate for ladies or more manly folk. ๐Ÿ™‚

African Black Soap, according to the Nubian Heritage website, has been used on the continent for hundreds of years. Its color is due to the use of palm ash in the soap. It also contains tamarind – an ancient medicine – and plantain, which is known for its healing properties. Coconut oil and aloe vera juice are also present in the soap, which are both amazing for healing skin and fighting bacteria.

I already love using our own Clear and Healthy Face Blend, and I’m excited to pair it with African Black Soap as an after-cleansing treatment.

Have you ever used African Black Soap? Would you try it? Let us know what you think in the comments below, and check back tomorrow as I review some of my favorite all-natural makeup products!

 

 

Skin and Juniper

Happy Friday folks!

One of our most popular products has been our proprietary acne/mature skin blend. This product, made with a carrier of vibrant and nourishing hemp seed oil, has helped so many clients with acne and just the overall effects of aging. Recently, we’ve reformulated and renamed the product as something new. Meet our Clear and Healthy Face Proprietary Blend!

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This product is amazing for a variety of face needs. It fights acne, moisturizes, soothes wrinkles, and everything in between. It makes your face healthy and glowing!

One of the active ingredients in this blend is juniper berry (Juniperus communis) essential oil. According to Pompeii Organics, juniper berry fights inflammation and bacteria and is astringent to the skin, making it great for breakouts. It reduces swelling and improves circulation.

So you can see why juniper berry is such a great choice for our new formula! We are so excited to share it with you! Interested in checking it out? Send us an email or find us at the Franklin Apple Fest and Harmony Country Fall Festival!