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Let You Hair Down, Tabitha James Kraan Style!

I think haircare is one of the more tricky things to get right when it comes to green beauty. I’ve always known that these organic, toxic-free formulas of shampoo/conditioner and other haircare products were better for my hair, I just wasn’t impressed with the results. I depended on my toxic go-to’s because they appeared to be giving me the effects/look/feel I wanted. So, when I started hearing about a new natural and organic haircare line – in which the word was starting spread like wildfire, I just had to check it out for myself!

 

Tabitha James Kraan has changed the organic haircare game, in the most luxurious way. Her products are gorgeous, natural and organic, completely free from harmful chemicals. The packaging is elegant, polished and the aluminum (I’m assuming) stands out against anything else I’ve seen, making this line instantly cool, luxurious and recognizable. The products were developed by organic hair guru Tabitha James Kraan who has an internationally renowned hair salon in the Cotswolds, in England. It had always been a vision of Tabitha’s to create her own collection of organic products, and for the last three years, her dream has gradually taken on reality as she’s worked with her lab, pushing the boundaries of hair alchemy, to create a range of products that meets her exacting standards.


These products are unlike any other luxury haircare products – in fact, I can’t remember the last time I found organic haircare products this luxurious! I also can’t get over the scent of these products! They have the most exquisite aromas. Especially the two pictured above!

 

Organic Dry Shampoo for Darker Hair – I love me some dry shampoo! I mean, I probably have like a sixth sense for that word…I perk up like “Dry Shampoo?! I need to try it!”  Typically, I stray away from the loose powder version of dry shampoos, buttttt, having read amazing reviews about this one, I decided why not!? Plus, the ingredients are 90% organic! So, that was comforting, and appealing to me.

 

This dry shampoo does exactly what you’d want it to do, with a really pretty, subtle scent.  I have to say, it creates great texture, however it can get a bit sandy-like after a few uses. Nothing terrible, just a bit more gritty than your usual dry shampoo. I can deal. There are so many other pros that outweigh that one tiny con! Oh, and the bottle will probably last you forever (it’s 6.7 fl.oz) depending how much you use it – which you really don’t need a ton to get the job done.

 

Organic Hair Perfume – So, if you haven’t noticed by now, TJK products aren’t the cheapest. I suppose that comes with the territory of luxury haircare, with organic, amazing, high quality ingredients. This Hair Perfume is (oddly) the most expensive product in the line at £49 (about $76 USD). Essentially, this perfume is a mixture of floral waters…how the heck was this supposed to impress me – or work!? Well, just as I’ve discovered with all of TJK‘s products, it works, really well…annnnd this has to be one of my favourite products!

 

You know those days where you know you need to wash your hair, but just end up putting it up in a bun? Or, in my case (short hair), a low pony-tail or messy pinned back hairdo? This perfume works WONDERS. Not only does it leave my hair smelling divine (seriously, unreal smelling) A few spritzes of this all over, followed by a gentle brush brings life to my hair! The packaging of this product is awesome, it has a spritzer which is perrrrrfect. It disperses a fine mist (which in turn makes you feel like you’re covering most of your head equally) rather than squirting the product out and feeling like you’re wasting precious drops of (very expensive) hair perfume. I recently learned that spraying normal perfume in your hair can damage it due to the alcohol content, (don’t worry – there’s NONE in this!) so a specialized hair perfume – such as this one – full of amazing organic oils is a much better option.


Amber Rose Hair Cleanser – Correct cleansing is the foundation to any good hair care routine. I mean, duh..that’s what we’re essentially wanting right? Clean hair. Well, the TJK Amber Rose Hair Cleanser will not only clean your hair, but it’ll restore it, AND revive your scalp so it’s healthy and nourished. This wonderful, certified organic formulation of aloe vera, oatmilk, argan oil, coconut oil, rosehip oil, essential oils of rose, patchouli, neroli, chamomile and ylang ylang, will nourish and protect your hair while giving you incredible shine and body.

 

4-In-1 Conditioner – My second favourite product from TJK! This is a multi-usage ‘miracle’ conditioner which can be used traditionally, as a leave-in treatment, a nourishing scalp cream and a texturise & curl styling cream. I know…amazing, right? Who wouldn’t want a 4-in-1 product that does all of these things?! Keeps it simple.

 

This 4-in-1 Conditioner moisturizes perfectly without being heavy. That is one of my biggest pet peeves, a conditioner that (even after it’s rinsed out) feels heavy, greasy and in turn leaves your hair looking and feeling dirty. I love that its lightness makes it appropriate as a leave-in treatment – something I’d NEVER do before because of those above-mentioned reasons. I love the ingredients it contains! A beautiful blend of certified organic rosehip oil, argan oil, coconut oil and essential oils of neroli, tangerine, bergamot and myrrh. Ooh, la la!


If you’d like to follow Tabitha James Kraan, check the links below:

Twitter: @TabithaJK

Instagram: @tabithajk

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tabithajk/

 

Thanks for dropping by! See you again soon!!

xo

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Cocoon Apothecary

I have a lot of love for Cocoon Apothecary! A Canadian (Ontario, my birth province, at that!) organic, nontoxic, eco-friendly skincare line. Based in Kitchner, Ontario, this company is redefining artisanal skincare. They embrace the power of nature to deliver a luxurious product without compromise, making skin and body care products that are as good for your skin as they are for the Earth.

 

All of Cocoon Apothecary’s products are:

  • Biodegradable
  • Made with certified organics
  • Made in Canada
  • Safe and non-toxic
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Petroleum-free
  • Packaged in eco-friendly glass

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Eyewaken Eye Cream

One product I would love to highlight today is their Eyewaken Eye Cream. I received this cream, along with their Skin Care Starter Kit (pictured below) and have absolutely loved it! (All of the products, but this one really stood out to me.)

 

The Eyewaken Eye Cream is:

“100% plant-based revitalizing eye cream that moisturizes and soothes tired eyes. Blended with the cooling, astringent hydrosols (waters) of organic rose and corn flower to reduce puffiness and hydrate skin. Organic argan and grapeseed oils moisturize with high levels of vitamin E and antioxidants to combat fine lines and wrinkles. Organic sweet almond oil helps to lighten dark circles while firming organic cocoa butter protects this delicate area. A soothing formula that’s great for all skin types. Can be used both morning and night.”

 

This eye cream is incredibly moisturizing, as much as it is game changing for my under eyes. I have noticed a vast difference with my under-eye circles and how they’re not as dark, as well as the texture of my skin under my eyes being extremely supple, soft and smooth – all within a short period of time using this product. Something to celebrate, I’d say! I recommend this to anyone, any skin type – especially sensitive eyes! I was not able to use certain eye creams most of the time because they’d irritate my eyes, make them watery and red, or just itchy. This cream has no negative effects on my eyes, only great results come from this little bottle! :)

 

FOR All skin types

 

SMELLS LIKE Light herbal – no scent added

 

BENEFITS

  • Soothes tired eyes.
  • Combats fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Reduces puffiness and dark circles.
  • Firms and protects delicate skin.

 

KEY INGREDIENTS

Argan and Grapseed Oils High sources of vitamin E to fight free radical damage and diminish fine lines.
Almond Oil Helps reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Cornflower Hydrosol Revitalizes swollen eyes and reduces puffiness.
Rose Hydrosol The water that is created when extracting essential oil from the petals by steam distillation. It contains water with a soluble amount of essential oil. The therapeutic components of the hydrosol are approximately 80% phenetheyl alcohol, an antimicrobial. It is produced from the pink rose plant called Rosa Damascena, member of the rosaceae family indigenous to Europe and the Middle East. Rose hydrosol has high levels of antioxidant polyphenols to fight aging and cellular damage in the skin. It is soothing, cooling, anti-inflammatory and very astringent, making it ideal for aiding puffiness in the eye area.

 

INGREDIENTS

Certified organic cornflower hydrosol, certified organic rose hydrosol, certified organic argan oil, certified organic grapeseed oil, certified organic sweet almond oil, cetearyl alcohol (wax from coconut), stearic acid, certified organic cocoa butter, vegetable glycerin, sodium anisate (derived from fennel), sodium levulinate (derived from corn), sodium cetearyl sulfate (from coconut), rosemary leaf extract.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Apply a dab of cream under eyes and gently spread around eye area.


Skin Care Starter Kit

If you’re looking to try out Cocoon Apothecary, but are not sure where to start – this Skin Care Starter Kit is perfect for you! The kit contains:

 

Travel size (20 ml) bottles of our cleanser, toner and cream for normal to dry skin and comes in a 99% post-consumer box.

1. CLEANSE

Petal Purity Facial Cleanser

A 100% plant-based cream cleanser that removes oils, dirt and make-up without stripping skin of essential hydration. A gentle formula containing the purifying extracts of organic lavender and geranium to keep skin cleansed and balanced. The organic oils of virgin coconut and sweet almond help to remove pollutants leaving skin dewy-fresh and tingly-clean. Great for all skin types including sensitive.

 

INGREDIENTS Purified water, certified organic sweet almond oil, certified organic virgin coconut oil, cetearyl alcohol (wax from coconut), stearic acid (plant-based), vegetable glycerin, certified organic geranium essential oil, certified organic lavender essential oil, sodium anisate (derived from basil), sodium levulinate (derived from corn), sodium cetearyl sulfate (from coconut), rosemary leaf extract.

 

INSTRUCTIONS Apply to dry or damp skin and massage in circular motion to entire face. Remove with cotton ball or water.

2. TONE

Rose Dew Facial Toner

A 100% organic, alcohol-free toner that delivers powerful antioxidants and astringents to tighten up pores and prepare skin for moisturizing. Certified organic rose hydrosol (water) creates a purifying formula used for centuries as a beauty tonic. Delivers botanical hydration to skin before it gets locked in by a moisturizer. Can also be used with a cotton ball to lightly clean face or remove excess debris after cleansing. Use morning and evening after cleansing and before moisturizing. Great for normal, dry and sensitive skin types.

 

INGREDIENTS Certified organic rose hydrosol

 

INSTRUCTIONS Spritz on clean, dry skin and allow to dry OR spritz on cotton ball and apply to entire face.

3. MOISTURIZE

Rosey Cheeks Facial Cream

A 100% plant-based facial cream that harnesses the therapeutic power of nature to soften, nourish, and rejuvenate skin. Made with organic oils carefully chosen for their extraordinary ability to keep skin smooth, firm and glowy. Organic rosehip oil, pressed from the seeds of the rose bush, is known for its ability to regenerate skin, minimizing fine lines, scars and reversing sun damage. Avocado penetrates deep into the layers of the skin to smooth and soften its appearance. Organic camellia oil, extracted from the tea plant, contains antioxidant polyphenols to fight free radical damage and inflammation. Organic shea butter softens and protects skin, locking in moisture to keep skin plumped up and hydrated. The pure essential oil of rose, extracted from the petals of the flower, creates a beautiful scent that delivers skin-firming antioxidants. Vegan, non-toxic and biodegradable in an eco-friendly glass bottle.

You can find Cocoon Apothecary on:

Instagram: @cocoonapothecary

Twitter: @cocoonjessica

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cocoonapothecary

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cocoonjessica/

 

Voila! Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever purchased this line of skincare, or if you plan on purchasing it, and how you like it! Thanks!

 

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