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PRODUCT:

Giilinea-Bio Essential Elements 24 Hour Advanced Moisturizer £34.90 (ships worldwide)

 

 

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OVERVIEW:

A light and velvety moisturizer, designed for minimal application and long-lasting results. Perfect for naturally radiant skin and ideal for conscious, moisturizing mamas who love organic cosmetics.

 

PROS:

  • More than 99% natural ingredients
  • More than 45% of ingredients are certified organic by Ecosmetica.
  • Vegan Society Registered
  • Lightly scented with a plant based perfume
  • Family run business, based in Austria
  • FREE UK Shipping
  • Ships worldwide

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VERDICT:

I tested it by using it under each of the following: PuroBio Sublime BB Cream, PuroBio Sublime Concealer, and PuroBio Sublime Foundation; this moisturizer worked an absolute treat under each one.

Despite the variety of textures and consistencies, the Giilinea-Bio Essential Elements 24 Hour Advanced Moisturizer not only shimmied synergistically with each product, but this organic aloe based formula also primed my skin for improved coverage.

A tiny bit goes a long way; a pea sized dollop was adequate for my whole face. Even including my neck and décolletage, I reckon this bottle will last 2-3 months.

Sinking in almost immediately, it’s almost as though I hadn’t used any product at all – while simultaneously giving my complexion a noticeable lift. That, of course, is the whole point – to enjoy effortlessly balanced, beautiful skin.

To accomplish this naturally and organically, is not only a bonus, but a kindness to our earth, its creatures, and our future selves.

A dream, a dessert, and delight all at once.

This moisturizer:

  • lasts all day
  • sinks in for a silky-smooth finish (without greasy weirdness)
  • is excellent for my dry skin
  • did not cause any reactions (for my acne prone skin)
  • locks my make-up into place (no sliding, sweating, or smudging)
  • reduces fine line visibility

 

Happy wins all day long, darlin’! Go forth, and tend the garden of your life beautifully. 

 

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DISCLAIMER:

This product was given to me for review by Nino’s Collection. All opinions and experiences are entirely true and my own. I don’t play games with disingenuous nonsense. 

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PRODUCT:

PuroBIO Sublime Collection  (Nino’s Collection):

(ships worldwide)

 

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OVERVIEW:

A dynamic collection of complexion enhancing formulas for conscious beauties who care about leopards and leaves every bit as much as their looks.

 

 

PROS:

  • Certified Organic by CCPB
  • 100% Natural
  • NATURE Certified
  • Vegan OK Certified
  • Nickel Tested
  • Not tested on animals
  • Variety of colours and to compliment all skin tones available
  • Made in Italy
  • FREE UK Shipping
  • Ships worldwide

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CONS:

  • Not ideal for dry, mature skin

 

 

VERDICT:

PuroBIO Sublime BB Cream:

This was my favorite of the three skin products. Excellent coverage, without being the least bit heavy. It evened out my hyper/hypo-pigmentation prone complexion, while reducing the visibility of pores and fine lines.

It was even surprisingly effective against a long-haul-flight induced outcrop of spots on my chin.

PuroBIO Sublime Foundation:

I don’t normally wear foundation, as I generally find it too heavy for the day to day.

That said, through outdoor photo shoots, and over skin that had unhappily endured international travel, it was a life-saver; complete coverage and then some.

Even though it was warmer than expected and I was sweating a ton, this foundation didn’t separate and slip off. It also kept my other make-up from ditching out on me, so happy times for sure.

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PuroBIO Sublime Concealer:

This sweet little brush applicator makes quick touch-ups a dream. When I am on location, traveling, or otherwise in a rush, I can whip this baby out, give myself a quick dab, and blow as the wind takes me.

It’s thick and creamy; the tiniest dot is all you need. With it’s buttery undertones, it’s the perfect counteraction for dark circles under the eyes, and is also effective at neutralizing the redness of spots.

 

* * *

I tested each of these product by using them over Giilinea Bio 24hour Advanced Moisturizer (review to come!), and they all worked perfectly along side it (no clumping, sliding off, or general weirdness).

They have a golden under-hue , which would best compliment pink or yellow skin tones.

This terrific trio are also very matte, making them ideal for normal to oily skin types, gym trips, and warm beachy holidays.

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PuroBIO Blush:

A peach dream! Super summery with it’s terracotta tones, this blush gives the quintessential sun-kissed glow. As much a blusher as a bronzer, your mother will be sure to suspect you’ve been on a sneaky Greek adventure.

The formula is highly pigmented; even a single stroke of the brush makes a striking contour. It pairs beautifully with burnt, earthy shades, or the naked skin of the fiercely natural.

DISCLAIMER:

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PRODUCT:

Sevenhills Wholefoods Raw Organic Ashwagandha Powder 1kg/£20

OVERVIEW:

The benefits of this ancient Ayurvedic powder are more powerful than anything that could come from a bottle, tube, or syringe.

Better than serums, and longer lasting than even your most expensive cream, ashwagandha’s internal and external benefits make this the best beauty bargain of the year (and possibly your life).

PROS:

Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Ashwagandha in a sea shell being held by a lady's hand

  • Can be used for/as:
    • Adaptogenic
    • Adrenal Fatigue support
    • Anti-Inflammatory
    • Anti-oxidant
    • Anti-cancer
    • Anti-aging
    • Anti-anxiety
    • Blood pressure regulation
    • Blood sugar regulation
    • Candida elimination
    • Dental health
    • Depression
    • Detoxification
    • Dry Skin
    • Energy boost
    • Fights fatigue
    • Healthy, shiny hair, and
    • Hair fall/loss reduction
    • Hormone balancing
    • Immune boosting
    • Improves circulation for glowing skin
    • Keratosis support
    • Mood improvement
    • Prevents graying hair
    • Scalp health, including eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff
    • Sleep promoting
    • Stimulates collagen production
    • Thyroid support

CONS:

  • A bitter taste that might offend delicate palates
  • Limited availability outside the UK (prices may be different to the above listed) – though other Sevenhills Wholefoods products widely available for international consumption via retailers such as amazon.com

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VERDICT:

I started taking this supplement for the mood improving benefits. It quickly became apparent that ashwagandha was going to set some serious fireworks off in my life – in a good way.

If you think your mood doesn’t have anything to do with your beauty, you be wrong sweet cheeks! The way you feel effects the way you perceive the world. They way you perceive the world is the way you perceive yourself… so if we do the math here, beautiful mood=beautiful life.

Aside from the many physically enhancing benefits of this wonder dust, my mind was blown sky wide open. I had NO idea just how much mood effected the way I felt about myself; ashwagandha is such a powerful mood enhancer, that it radically shifted my personal insight.

Where before I was habituated to notice the acne, dry skin, and flabby thighs, I began to feel a metal calm and kindness that created space for these things to exist without criticism.

Now, I know this all sounds like a very convenient beauty blogger claim, but I do not publish disingenuous content; ashwaganda was indispensable when it came to improving my self-image, my resilience to imperfection, and my ability to overcome self-doubt.

If that’s not beauty at it’s deepest, darkest core, I don’t know what is.

Being totally transparent, I have tried several other brands of ashwagandha; the Sevenhills folks offer the most potent powder I’ve ever tried. Hands right down, it’s the best.

Plus, Sevenhills Wholefoods are SO ethical. I deeply admire and respect their social and environmental outreach, in additional to the conscious business choices that are made while producing such high quality products.

Listen, sister – you want to get real about beauty? You want lasting results that get into your soul and radiate like cosmic explosions? Then go deep. Get real. Go in.

 

 

DISCLAIMER:

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PRODUCT: Kingfisher Fennel Toothpaste

100ml/£2.85 UK or 100ml $7.21 USA

 

 

OVERVIEW:

You put it in your mouth twice a day – but have you really thought about what’s in your toothpaste?

 

Most modern toothpastes are packed with dodgy substances not even lab assistants could pronounce – let alone explain. When you boil it right down, we’ve been fear-mongered into believing that industrial strength engine cleaners are necessary to remove simple plaque.

The truth is, the delicate microbiome of our mouth requires careful tending to preserve our vital bacterial balance. Not only does this enable our mouths to be self-sufficient (and not dependent upon false marketing claims), but it’s time to let go of the notion that decent dental health doesn’t require dynamite.  

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PROS:

  • All-natural, while still approved by British Dental Health Foundation
  • 8 simple ingredients
    • Calcium carbonate, glycerin, aqua, hydrated silica, cellulose gum, foeniculum vulgare, anethole, limonene
  • No artificial colors, preservatives, or flavors
  • No whiteners or sweeteners
  • Vegan
  • Fluoride free
  • GMO free
  • Gluten free
  • Cruelty free
  • Strong black-licorice like flavor
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Ethically sourced palm oil
  • Ethical supplier – conscious of both environmental impact, seasonal growth patterns, and farmers/growers welfare
  • Ethical Consumer Best Buy Award winner
  • International Health Care Provider Approved

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CONS:

  • Non organic
  • Reduced availability in the USA

VERDICT:

The first thing you notice about this toothpaste is the flavor; like a thousand black jelly beans partying in your mouth. For me, this is delish and I love. But be warned; the flavor does not demure. Fennel means fennel to the moon.

I’ve tried tons of natural, organic, fancy-pants, expensive toothpastes; almost all of them leave my teeth or gums (or both) feeling sore, sensitive, and neglected.

Eventually, I’d always have to resort back to the standard toxic brands, assuming it was my fate to leave my mouth in the hands of the chemical giants.

I have wasted so much money on rubbish tooth care.

Kingfisher blew my socks off though. Both my partner and myself feel it’s the best natural toothpaste we’ve used. (The only exception is Akamai’s Remineralizing toothpaste – but it’s only available in the USA, and I’m currently situated in the UK).

Plus, it’s widely available and super affordable. I buy bulk quantities online so I’m never out – for that would spell utmost disaster.

Highly recommended for ladies with teeth.

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PRODUCT:

Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Cinnamon Powder (True Ceylon) £20.00/1kg

OVERVIEW:

This deceptively powerful powder is an unexpected beauty must-have for both your insides and your outsides. If you think it’s just for Christmas cake, we need to have a talk.

An exquisitely dynamic product from a ethically-minded company, this rusty dusty magic is as useful for beauty as it is medicine (beautifying and healing – as everything should be).

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PROS:

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  • Can be used for/as:
    • Acne
    • Anti-bacterial
    • Anti-fungal
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Anti-oxidant
    • Anti-microbial
    • Anti-cancer
    • Blood pressure reduction
    • Blood sugar regulation
    • Cooking and baking
    • Combined with honey for use against rosacea and acne
    • Cosmetics – added to home made face powders for tint
    • Digestive regularity
    • Diarrhea relief
    • Gum health
    • Gut pathogen treatments (specifically H.Pylori, Candida, and SIBO – small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
    • Plumping lip scrub
    • Protects skin from rashes, irritations, infections and allergic reactions

CONS:

  • Limited availability outside the UK (prices may be different to the above listed) – though other Sevenhills Wholefoods products widely available for international consumption via retailers such as amazon.com

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VERDICT:

I bought this powder when I was in the throes of dealing with a SIBO issue (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).

Not only did it level out my blood sugar, but it contributed to the successful treatment of my SIBO (which, consequently resulted in no more bloating – yay! – and the effortless and unexpected loss of 20 pounds!). So this was an incredible health/beauty result (I took ½ teaspoon twice a day, in addition to other anti-microbials).

Additionally, I frequently make my own face powder, and cinnamon provides a lovely, natural tint; all warming glow, without any orange weirdness. Sevenhills Wholefoods Cinnamon is ultra fine, so it blends beautifully with the other powders (and also smells delightful).

Of course, it’s a dream to cook with. Unlike Cassia Cinnamon (which is your standard, every day variety), true Ceylon Cinnamon doesn’t have that burning, red hot bite. It’s mellow, floral, and aromatic, while remaining potent and delish. While you can use it in place of Cassia cinnamon in any recipe, it is particularly delightful when used as a garnish. Sprinkle on top of a hot chocolate or smoothie, so you can appreciate the complex flavor profile.

A hundred stars and highly recommended for all UK mamas looking to spice up their brain, body, beauty and kitchen.

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PRODUCT:

Naissance Organic Rosemary Oil 50ml/£12.49 

OVERVIEW:

A pure organic essential oil from UK based company Naissance who specializes in distilling dreams into dropper bottles.

 

Musky, floral, yet perfectly unisex, the beneficial uses of rosemary will make you seem like a woodland witch in next to no time (in the nicest possible, flower-crown wearing sense, of course).

 

Synergistic with the likes of tea tree and lemongrass, this healing powerhouse is a handy keeper for proper smart eco girls who love health and beauty.

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PROS:

  • 100% Soil Association Certified Organic
  • Excellent value for money, particularly when larger quantities are purchased
  • Extremely potent, true fragrance
  • Steam distilled (no chemical extraction)
  • Vegan
  • Gender neutral/unisex
  • Cruelty Free
  • GMO Free
  • Chemical, pesticide, additive, synthetic, rubbish free
  • Ethical supplier
  • Packaging is recyclable and/or biodegradable
  • Less packaging and environmental impact due to bulk quantity
  • Free shipping on orders over £25
  • Some items available on Amazon
  • Can be used for:
    • Acne, eczema, dermatitis, and itchy/dry skin treatment
    • Antimicrobial and antiseptic
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Aphrodisiac
    • Arthritis
    • Balancing oily skin
    • Blood pressure balancing (raise the low, reduce the high)
    • Circulation improvement
    • Dandruff
    • Digestive discomfort/indegestion
    • Diffused for stress, tension, anxiety, headaches, respiratory issues, nerve complaints, concentration, colds and flu symptoms
    • Gum health
    • Headache relief
    • Hair growth stimulation
    • Hair strengthener
    • Illness recovery
    • Insect repellent
    • Menstrual cramps
    • Reduce muscular aches and pains
    • Respiratory conditions, bronchitis, and sinusitis
    • Rheumatism
    • Pain relief
    • Wound healing

CONS:

  • Limited availability outside the UK (prices may be different to the above listed)
  • Can be highly irritating to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes if used undiluted (as with all essential oils)
  • Caution should be used by all pregnant and breastfeeding women when using any essential oil

VERDICT:

While I love the health and beauty benefits of rosemary oil, I’ve always found the scent to be a bit blunt and almost cloying. I resisted.

On a recent quest to raise my extremely low blood pressure, I got some of this organic rosemary oil from Naissance to try and mediate the situation. It was quite the delightful surprise to find it to have a beautifully floral quality.

So much so, that have added it to my morning magnesium oil and essential perfume blend. It’s incredibly earthy and strong, but not overpowering or masculine. It’s grounded, woodsy, fresh, and invigorating. I use it in homemade cleaning products, soap, and shampoo/conditioner bar.

I talk about Naissance a ton, and for good reason. They’re my fave UK essential oil supplier and the shiniest stars when it comes to selling bulk organic elemental healthy and beauty supplies (bulk is the absolute best way to get high quality health and beauty supplies for cheap without compromising on quality or ethics).

You can’t find oils in these quantities at this quality anywhere else, without going full on wholesale. Plus, when you can buy in larger quantities, it means less packaging and transport all the way around – and I’m always happy to know that my vanity is paving the way for a greener, safer, healthier planet.

This rosemary oil is divine. The jury is still out on whether it improves hypotension (low blood pressure), since that story is a work in progress. I don’t even mind, though; it’s become such a staple in my

Definitely recommending to all my sweet, beautiful biscuits, especially those in the UK.

 

 

Here is my personal perfume blend:

  • 1 Tbsp Organic Almond Oil (any neutral carrier would do nicely)
  • 5 Drops Organic Geranium Essential Oil
  • 5 Drops Organic Rosemary Oil
  • 5 Drops of either Organic Cedar, Lemon, or Bergamot Essential Oil

Put all ingredients into a sterilized pump or dropper bottle. Shake. Use as desired over any area of the body. *Note: this mix is too potent for facial use.

 

 

Here are two rosemary recipes from wellnessmama.com to put your new oil to work:

Natural Hair Growth Oil Recipe for Men and Women

Herbal Mouth Wash Recipe

 

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PRODUCT:

Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Spirulina Tablets

2000 tablets/1kg for £24.99

 

 

OVERVIEW:

Not what you might expect to find in your average beauty kit, this green algae

True beauty is sustained biologically, on a cellular level, from the inside out. All the fancy products in the world won’t touch the wrinkles and pigmentation problems if your insides are in good order. Spirulina is a proper, bona-fide internal solution to beauty quandaries that everyone tries to fix with external glitter and glitz.

Blood sugar spikes, inflammation, heavy metal toxicity, and pathogens are incredibly ageing! So while this may just seem like a misplaced health supplement on a beauty blog, it’s better than any brush, blush, or cherry blossom lip gloss when it comes to maintaining your looks for the long haul.

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PROS:

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  • Can be used for/as:
    • Inflammatory
    • Anti-oxidant
    • Anti-cancer
    • B-vitamin complex
    • Blood sugar balance
    • Bone health
    • Candida elimination
    • Dental health
    • Detoxification
    • Energy boost
    • Fights fatigue
    • Gum health
    • Gut pathogen treatments (specifically H.Pylori, Candida, and SIBO – small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)
    • Hair strength/health/quality/improver
    • Heavy metal detoxification
    • High in: Iron, Manganese, and Phosphorus
    • Immune boosting
    • Lowers blood pressure
    • Manganese source
    • Red blood cell formation
    • Vitamin D
    • Vitamin E
    • Weight loss

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CONS:

  • Limited availability outside the UK (prices may be different to the above listed) – though other Sevenhills Wholefoods products widely available for international consumption via retailers such as amazon.com

 

VERDICT:

I love this stuff! It’s a beauty triumph. Without exaggeration, no beauty kit is complete without organic spirulina.

I began taking spirulina for it’s myriad health benefits – but quickly came to realize the impact it had on my skin and nails.

As a historic sufferer of acne, my skin remains a tricky customer; prone to spots, large pores, and scarring, I’m forever looking for lasting improvement in healthy, sustainable ways.

After a consistent month of use, the quality of my skin improved markedly. My nails became so strong, I could bask in the elegant (natural!) beauty of wearing them long and painting them in sexy nudes.

It also contributed to my overall health and healing journey – several gut, detoxification, and hormonal issues had left me looking and feeling like a used ___, and spirulina blew bubbles in the face of all that boring business.

I can’t emphasize enough that external beauty is quite simply going to waste your time and money if you don’t invest in the back-end development (read: internal workings). It will be an up-hilled, money-grabbing, long-winded waste of spirit.

Always invest in your biological beauty, and the rest is easy.

And, just as a side note, it gives me proper energy – and that means I feel better about working out. And that means I get to be more enthusiastic about creating great big beautiful buns and all the rest of it.

Win, sister. It’s all win.

* * If you are new to taking spirulina, a word of caution: due to its potent detoxification properties, you may experience unpleasant symptoms associated with die-off. While this is entirely safe and natural, it’s worth doing your research and possibly consulting a knowing professional.

Spirulina should be taken under the advisement of a doctor if used in conjunction with anti-coagulant medications or by folks with PKU.

 

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Every single choice you make has the opportunity to impact our earth.

Every time you wash your hair.

Every time you shave your legs.

Every time you brush your teeth.

All those mundane tasks on your to-do list that seem boring and unimportant.

 

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Every single choice you make has the opportunity to impact our earth.

I recently tested a set of products that bring this vision to life – of living with purpose, allowing every detail to fill with significance, and aligning my vanity with my ethics. Making my beauty routine beautiful. Protecting the earth and sky and water as it serves and protects me in return.

Akamai Essentials Kit

Akamai is different. They’re not trying to sell – in fact, they’re trying to get you to buy less. Their ethos is Less is More, actively encouraging you to use less, wash less, worry less. They are keen to help you break free of The Personal Care Industrial Complex– which would see you using, buying, and spending more more more on products to fill your life with nonsense, the oceans with pollution, and the landfill with hideous rubbish.

Akamai is not about products. It’s about ideas. Creating true beauty consciousness and a beautiful mindset. Creating a lifestyle that effortlessly integrates your individual needs with beautiful simplicity.

Developing intelligent health, wellness, and hygiene practices that protect and preserve our bodies and our earth. They rebel against consumerism by championing multi purpose products that eliminate the need for a cabinet full of potions and lotions (that are often plum full of nasty chemicals and dodgy ingredients.

The Review

My husband and I both had the pleasure of getting cozy with the Akamai Essentials Kit– which consists of two 3-in-1 Bars, Mineral Toothpaste, and Skin Fuel. The packaging is minimal and recyclable. Thorough instructions are included for optimal use. The kit is intended to last for two months for one person.

This is what happened:

Akamai Essentials Kit in the forest, complete with toothpaste, facial oil, and body bar.

 

Mineral Toothpaste:

Unlike any natural toothpaste I’ve ever tried before, this formula is not sweet. In fact, it’s a little salty (due to mineral rich sea salt being in the mix). Very strange to begin with, but not at all unpleasant. It’s free of all sweeteners, and the lovely mix of essential oils makes for a bit of a Christmas party in my mouth.

After several weeks of use, both my husband and myself are impressed. Previous experience with other natural toothpastes left our teeth and gums sensitive and irritable. Akamai’s remineralizing formula actually acts to bolster the integrity of teeth and gums, remove toxins, and gently fight bacteria (preserving the natural micro-biome for self regulation – very important!)

You can even dab it on cold sores and pimples for inflammation reduction. Genius.

3-in-1 Bar:

I was most skeptical about this one. Our 3-in-1 friend is touted for use as a shampoo, shaving soap and general cleanser. Wary of using “soap” on my hair and skin, I was scared of consequences (I am sensitive to harsh detergents, chemicals, and fragrances – plus, most soaps strip out all the goodness, leaving nothing but dry desert behind).

However, encouraged by the packaging which states, “Get clean in a wiser way. Reality is, the less you mess with your skin and hair, the healthier they will be. Just soap the stinky parts,” I proceeded with caution.

What a pleasant surprise! Although it felt weird to rub a bar of soap over my hair, it was a wonderful shampoo. I only wash my hair every two  (I have strange problem child hair that is both crispy and greasy) and Mr. 3-in-1 did the job beautifully.

Unlike traditional shampoos, it’s not foamy, brightly colored, or heavily scented. Simple, natural ingredients make for a gently sudsing cleanse that is creamy, but light. When used on the skin, it is smooth and nourishing. I generally hate soap because it feels more like industrial waste removal agents are hijacking the top 6 layers of my skin—but this stuff is built for long term relationships, with your overall and lasting wellbeing very much in mind.

A blue bell in the forest.

Skin Fuel:

I love oil for skin. Once I was brave enough to make the switch 5 years ago, I have never looked back. It’s the only way I cleanse and moisturize.

Saying that, I have dry skin that is acne prone. I have spent years honing my skin regimen, and tuned it to a place of perfection for my set of circumstances.

Skin Fuel is a mix of oils, and I was apprehensive about complicating matters. However, my fears were soon allayed: Skin Fuel sinks in quickly (unlike most elemental oils), never leaving a greasy finish. You can put in on any time of day, multiple times of day, and under any make-up. It sinks in and leaves my face fresh and glowing, but never shiny. My reactive skin remained totally calm and happy. Very balanced and no acne flare ups.

My husband loves it too (it smells of Rosemary, which is perfectly unisex); it’s great for sensitive skin after a close shave, preventing razor rash and spots.

It can also be used as a hair conditioner, beard oil, aftersun, aftershave, scalp treatment, and soothing salve.

 

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A Final Thought on Akamai 

Guess what- after all that benefit that my husband and I personally enjoyed, we saved the planet a little bit. Cared for the bees. Let the deer drink fresh water from a mountain stream. Allowed farmers to grow and harvest the ingredients without life threatening exposure to chemicals and pesticides.

Choose beauty that matters. Care about how every decision you make impacts the world and its creatures.

 

p.s. Get in on the action and sign up for a chance to win a FREE Akamai Essentials Kit to celebrate Earth Day in the most beautiful way. Hop in quick: Competition ends Sunday, April 30th, 2017 (midnight GMT).

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Beauty.

It’s a state of mind. 

A practice. 

The way you live and the choices you make. 

To love your body. 

To preserve the earth. 

To bring intention to everything you do. 

Touch lives.

Make a difference.

Make your choice. 

Get beautiful.

Read my review about how Akamai gives you the power to change the world

with your brain, body, and beauty.

Create a beautiful mindset.

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