All natural, vegan and cruelty-free meets punk rock, rebel minimalist! The first thing that comes to mind when looking atBare Bones Body Care‘s branding and products. Isn’t it just the cutest?! The company was born after Monica, the founder and creator of Bare Bones, suffered with years of sensitive skin and allergic reactions. When she was younger, her skin started to react to the mainstream skin care brands and she was forced to switch to the “all natural” options available. Every time she’d read the label of a skin care product her brain went on ingredient overload. She never knew what she was really putting on her body until she did the research…then quickly realized that an “all natural” label doesn’t usually refer to most of the ingredients inside; in fact, the labels tend to mention just one or two of them. Bare Bones is about using only ingredients that will make your skin the happiest skin in all the land. Some elements are made from scratch, and others are sourced from organic and/or local suppliers. All products are vegan and not tested on animals. All Monica wanted were skin care products that had as few ingredients as possible, did what they were supposed to and weren’t harmful to her (or anyone else) in any way…so, she started making her own. Some of the products she makes are cleanser, toner, moisturizer and lip balm – and all in her kitchen! Monica promises:
Being from Canada, and a mix of British, Irish and Italian, there wasn’t very much room for a nice glow – especially in the winter. I also inherited my British/Irish genes of pale skin, freckles and easily burnt skin (if not protected). **Thankfully, because of my Italian blood, I do tan better after a base/slight burn ha.** Anyways, what I’m trying to say is that I not only love the beach, but long for waves, sand and sunshine. I adore the freckly, beachy, sun-kissed glow it imparts! Sadly, it’s fall now and the beach days are over. (SOB) However, I just received this wonderful product from Prtty Peaushun (Pronounced “Pretty Potion”) and have been blown away by it!
From L-R: Small size DHE Mask, some tiny samples scattered around (face cream, serum, eye cream, etc), a sample of their Dealkalizing Deodorant and a small size of their Intensive Therapy Organic Hand Cream.
Gosh, I looooove me some Canada! Some of the best green beauty comes out of my homeland – and this one is no exception! This Toronto-based, natural skincare line, Consonant Skincare, is amazing! Consonant‘s philosophy is one of simplicity:
So pumped about today’s feature, Zyderma HS! I have nothing but great things to say about this company and product – not to mention, Kelly (their Public Relations Product Specialist) is the sweetest, most informative woman! But let’s not waste any time chit-chatting, let’s jump right in and find out more about them and what their product can do for you!
This Canadian (yay) company was co-founded by David Okamoto, Rick Martin & Tom Heinar, who carry an extensive background in the cosmetics and healthcare industry. They’ve learned a ton about the harmful ingredients in most skin care products, as well as the resulting side effects. They’re totally relatable on a personal level, as parents and friends of those who suffer with different skin disorders and in the process, have become increasingly concerned with the lack of skin-friendly products. That’s when it was decided that action needed to be taken, time to make a difference!
“True beauty comes from within”, a saying we hear quite a bit. It may sound cliché, but I know that personally, I’ve experienced feeling more inwardly beautiful when I make a decision to choose joy and positivity. Of course, there are many ways that inward beauty can be achieved, and it can simply start with mental and emotional health.
I want to chat a bit today about how how nature can increase or decrease feelings and emotions, using flower essences. I have always been a firm believer that naturopathic remedies are our best “medicine”. That being said, I’ve always been intrigued with what flowers can impart in our daily health. A creation so beautifully perfected, from the ground we walk on! Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they can treat us on so many levels!
Alright everyone, I’m about to get real serious – cus this shampoo and conditioner has completely changed my hair/scalp game. Like…FOR REAL WORKS.
I was a bit hesitant to try another hair care product that claimed it was all natural, great for scalp, etc etc…but the reviews I kept seeing, reading and hearing about were just too good! I couldn’t pass it up – and boy, am I glad I didn’t!
Moogoo is an Aussie company known for being one of the most environmentally friendly companies out there. They’re incredibly honest about their ingredients, customer care and sustainability. They’re also known for their skin and hair care range – for anyone, really – but especially those with troublesome skin. (I.e. Sensitive skin, psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.)
My sensitive skin can be an issue when it comes to my hair care, cus even if it’s organic and has decent ingredients – if it isn’t tackling the areas I need it to (dry, itchy scalp and somewhat dry hair) then it’s just a no go for me and sometimes makes my condition worse! Well, I have completely converted to the Moogoo family! Their Milk Shampoo + Cream Conditioner have both soothed my dry, itchy scalp (and yes, it was even like that in the summer – not just cold, dry months) and I have had zero flakiness! Zero! This shampoo for me, removes all – and I mean ALL – product build-up with just 2 rinses! The end result is my hair and scalp feel and look squeaky clean without the typical stripped-of-any-moisture feeling I’d typically get with other hair care. The moisture retention (without feeling weighted or greasy whatsoever) my hair is left with is amazing! I still sometimes can’t get over how amazing it is, and often chat with my sister about it being a miracle product! (She uses it as well, and raves about it too!)
If you’re into green beauty, and non-toxic hair care..then you know the crap that’s in conventional shampoos and conditioners. Irritants, fragrances, carcinogens and crazy toxins. Yep, even in a “mild” scalp care shampoo. Stay far, far away!
So, what Moogoo has done is they’ve utilized the use of many mild and gentle cleansers (in small amounts), to control the micro-flora of the scalp that can cause all of the many scalp problems we experience. It’s pH balanced, and is suitable for adults through babies. They explain why your scalp is having issues, they even list every ingredient on their site so you can research and know what’s up!
My scalp is causing me “ big issues”
“Psoriasis of the Scalp” can sometimes be confused with Seborrheic Dermatitis. Seborrheic Dermatitis will cause an itchy or flaky scalp, but can also spread to the hairline, ears, the eyes and eyebrows or along the side of the nose as well as other areas. It is related to Cradle Cap and is a reaction to the Malassezia yeast which is a normal part of the skin’s micro-flora. Our Milk Shampoo and Conditioner are natural and do not irritate the scalp, and we include Piroctone Olamine. As these are wash off products, the time that they can remain in contact with the skin to help is limited. If the condition is severe, a cream such as our Scalp Cream can be rubbed onto the affected areas. Please see our “We got mail page” to read of other people’s experiences.
Plaque Psoriasis can be much more difficult to control and there are specialized products that may need a prescription from your doctor.
Moogooalso have a Scalp Cream that they recommend using prior to washing your hair, if you’re really dry and itchy on the scalp. I applied it at night, (in damp hair) and the next morning washed it out. Not only did it give me immediate soothing relief when I first applied it (and throughout the night), but within 2-3 uses my flakiness and itchiness was completely subdued and gone. Along with the shampoo/conditioner – my hair and head was like new!
I cannot rave enough about this hair care, and this company! If you have normal hair, that’s awesome – I still recommend it. If you have coloured hair – get it. If you have dry hair, oily hair, scalp issues, no scalp issues – GET IT. It will make your hair not only feel silky smooth and healthy, but it’s just plain good for your scalp and body. Thank you, Moogoo for your dedication to customers, great ingredients and for creating incredible products! You’ve got a permanent fan.
If you’d like to follow the ever-wonderful Moogoo team (they are helpful, quirky and just so awesome…so, there’s no surprise when you see that they have well over 47,000+ followers) , check out the links below!