Beauty + Style Editor
Natural Beauty Products
10 feel-good beauty products that work
– Lois Joy Johnson
I’m sucked back into the whole “natural” beauty idea from time to time, simply because the inner/ outer thing has so much appeal in theory and the idea of organic sounds smart. I’ve tried wearing my hair in its curly state (ick) followed the cleansing/diet advice of L.A. health gurus (ick!) and even started meditating and doing yoga – which I admit to sticking with so far. A few years ago I was working with supermodel Carol Alt who showed up at the studio with containers of what looked like green glop, which she swigged down from time to time. She told me it was part of her raw diet regimen and that it had completely changed her looks, her body, her health and her attitude. Carol advised me to get a Jack La Lanne Power Juicer ASAP which I did put off until reading her incredible books Eating In The Raw ($10.88 paperback, amazon.com) and The Raw 50 ( $11.56 paperback, amazon.com) Those books have changed my eating habits forever. Carol recently started a raw skincare line sold on HSN that is almost as irresistible as her blueberry banana smoothie recipe.
Here are two of hers and some other natural beauty products I’m personally wild about:
1. Raw Essentials by Carol Alt Raw-activate Revitalizing Daily Facial Moisturizer
This hydrating moisturizer contains aloe vera gel and coconut oil so your skin feels like silk ($29.50, HSN.com).
2. Revolution Organics USDA certified organic All-Over Body Balm
This portable solid roll-up stick enriched with organic butters, organic plant extracts, vitamin E and nourishing organic oils has 22 uses. Organic ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot oil treat everything from chapped lips and dry cuticles to unruly eyebrows, and flyaways.
3. Nature’s Gate Organics Oh What A Night Walnut Therapy
French walnut seed extract, soy and stabilized vitamin C hydrate and de-age as you sleep. ($24.99, drugstore.com)
4. Burt’s Bees Citrus Facial Scrub
99.94 % natural blend of almonds, orange peel and rose petals gently exfoliates. ($7.99, drugstore.com)
5. 100 % Pure Caffeine Eye Cream with organic coffee bean
Really does de-puff swollen lids and undereye bags with caffeine which works as a vaso-constrictor/diuretic. ($19, drugstore.com)
6. RAW Essentials by Carol Alt Raw-nourish Facial Mask
The raw aloe and AHAs get rid of dead cells and flakes and moisturize so newly revealed skin glows. ($22, HSN.com)
7. Jurlique Purely Age Defying Day Cream SPF 15
This gentle blend of organic herbs and flowers including rose gallica, licorice root, chamomile, red algae extract and buriti oil smoothes the way. ($45, skinstore.com)
8. Korres Vitamin E Face Primer
A new silicone free, organic underbase with vitamin E, jojoba oil and edelweiss extract makes skin look poreless and helps makeup slide on effortlessly. ($28, Sephora.com)
9. Boscia Illuminating UVA/ UVB SPF 30
A botanical based oil-free sunscreen with the physical blocks titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. ($30, Sephora.com)
10. Lavanila Laboratories Vanilla Grapefruit edp spray
A delicious natural fragrance with 30 essential vitamins and minerals including the super-antioxidant goji berry. ($56, Sephora.com)
Natural and organic beauty products – eco-friendly and beauty-boosting. What more can a girl ask?