Natural Beauty Faves | August

August Natural Beauty FAVES1. Zuzu Luxe USDA Organic Cosmetic Wipes, $10 

These anti-bacterial cosmetic wipes are drenched with hydrating + nourishing plant extracts to gently +effectively remove makeup + mascara. I love that they’re designed for even the most sensitive skin types + don’t bother my sensitive eyes either – like most makeup removers do.

2. Afterglow Cosmetics Organic Infused Eye Treatment Concealer, $29 

Available in 4 full-coverage shades, this creamy formula is infused with soothing organic botanicals. Its conceals under eye circles, reduces under eye puffiness + increases circulation. It also aids in anti-aging preventing fine lines + wrinkles.

3. Bodyceuticals Coconut + Aloe Organic Tanning + After Sun Oil, $17 

Smells like fresh coconuts! Yum! This is one of the only nutrient-rich, all natural, vegan + truly organic tanning oils on the market. I love that it rich in antioxidants + essential fatty acids that nourish the skin. It’s fab as a daily moisturizing or over sunscreen while you tan. Organic aloe vera provides extra skin-soothing benefits during + after sun exposure.

4. Waxelene All Natural Petroleum Jelly Alternative, $16  

This all natural petroleum jelly alternative is a multi-purpose product made of only natural + organic ingredients. It’s deeply moisturizing with beeswax, soy oil + vitamin E oil with a splash of delicious rosemary oil. I’ve found it works best on damp skin, on my cuticles, hands, lips + face – or anywhere else I need it. Love that it also comes in a convenient little on-the-go squeeze tube (on their website).

5. Christopher Drummond Beauty Veludo Velvet Foundation, $65 

Ok, so if you know me – you know I don’t do loose powder foundations. Like at all. I was however intrigued to try this one when I heard that it was titanium dioxide free + goes from powder to cream. They weren’t kidding! This super-light, natural formula spreads on evenly + easily, with anti-oxidant-rich, vegan ingredients to protect your skin from the sun + keep it hydrated.  I also love that it’s sweat-resistant + breathable! The ingredients help bind moisture to the skin, so it is not drying. You can layer it – a little goes a long way. For this price, it comes with a travel container, spatula, sifter + a silky, flat top vegan makeup brush. If you want to save some cash, go for the re-fill (only $50 + they offer samples for $5). I still don’t like loose powder foundations, but love this one – so I’m going to have to figure out how to press this!

Have you tried any of these? 

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  • Reply
    b. taylor
    August 15, 2013 at 2:49 am

    I’m sorry, I know this will be seen as a negative comment, but I felt I had to say something. Natural, organic, healthy makeup products tend to be expensive, and I accept that. But the ingredients of the Veludo Velvet Foundation versus the price is ridiculous! I was curious as to what made it so expensive, so I looked it up. The ingredients are: Serecite, Mica, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, Organic Cornstarch, White Kaolin Clay, Vanilla Extract, and the following essential oils: Lavender, Lime, Clove Bud, Geranium, and Patchouli. The ingredients are extremely cheap to buy, and even more so in bulk. I make my own vegan soap and bath products and I use a lot of these same ingredients myself, so I’ve researched the costs. The essential oils can be pricey, but the most expensive ones (geranium and patchouli) are the lowest on the ingredient list- therefore the smallest amounts are used per recipe.

    I just find it very frustrating that some companies go beyond making a decent profit and charge astronomical prices just because they’re filling a certain need. By eyeballing the ingredient list, they’re overcharging consumers more than 10 times what they should. It just seems too excessive to me.

    • Reply
      August 15, 2013 at 10:56 am

      I totally agree, the price tag is outrageous… this is definitely a green luxury product!

      As a blogger, I often have the opportunity to try products I might not normally buy, and write about the ones I feel are worth the splurge. The ingredients in this product are simple, so I’m not sure why it’s so expensive. You’d have to contact the company and ask them.

      In my opinion, something about the way this foundation works is totally different compared to all the other natural ones I’ve tried. And I’ve tried more than I can count! In all honesty, if it didn’t work so well for me, I wouldn’t have written about it based solely on the price + the fact that it’s a loose powder.

      Danielle :)
      The GG

    • Reply
      August 16, 2013 at 8:04 am

      …not negative…just the truth :)

  • Reply
    August 15, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I just thought I’d throw in my two cents worth and say that Waxelene is just simply amazing. I bought it on a whim from Buy Buy Baby and use it for moisturizing everything (lips, hands, feet) and also as a treatment for mild diaper rash! It’s really good to use on the chapped skin babies can get in the folds of their necks where formula or milk gets trapped and it makes my baby smell good!! (As if they didn’t already). Love the stuff!!

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