Hi there, and happy Valentine’s Day!! I hope you are having a great day and have special plans to celebrate those you love today! Today is going to be fun- we’re announcing the Beyond Organic chocolate winners, AND talking about chemical free beauty products for glowing skin!! Yippee! Chocolate and beautiful skin, what more could you ask for?!! 🙂
So without further ado, our winners of the Chocolate Giveaway are: (Insert imaginary drumroll here:)
Rachel Pierce and Erin Ekenard!!
To our winners, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping info, so I can get your prizes out to you!
Thank you to EVERYONE who entered, and to all of you who are a part of our Facebook community, we are so blessed to know each one of you!!
For those of you who really wanted some of the chocolate, don’t forget you can still take advantage of the Valentine’s Day buy one box, get one free that Beyond Organic is offering to all preferred customers! You can buy some for yourself or your sweetie here:
Ok, so now, moving on to our review of the Beyond Organic cleanser and moisturizer!
Personal Care Without Chemicals: Review of Beyond Organic Anti Aging Cleanser & Moisturizer
By: Catherine Slezinger
Beauty is truly more than skin deep. Did you know that your body absorbs everything you put on it, and can send toxins in the products you use directly into your bloodstream, carrying them to the rest of your body? Because of this, make sure you are not using any skin care products that you would not eat! Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and it’s so important to take care of your health by using truly toxin free products.
Many people overlook this critical aspect of their health, thinking what’s most important is the food you’re eating. While the food you are eating is vitally important for your overall health, the personal care products you are putting ON your skin are extremely important as well.
I wrote this article previously detailing some common toxins in skin care products, that you should be on the lookout for in the products you use daily. It’s unfortunate that toxins like parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, and many others are considered normal in everyday beauty products. As if there’s anything beautiful about chemicals and toxins!
The scary part is, just because a product is sold in a health food store does not mean it is free of these chemicals. This is one area I have been very disillusioned with the “organic” world in, so I’m glad Beyond Organic is stepping up to the plate and providing consumers like us with products we can trust!
And…that work! Cause who wants it if it doesn’t work, even if it is highly pure? That was my sentiment when I decided to try the Cleanser & Moisturizer. I was previously using Miracle Soap for face wash, and a homemade moisturizer on my face. However, when my homemade moisturizer (which is very thick, and because of that awesome for winter skin especially on the feet & hands) started making my face break out, I decided it was time for a change.
After my amazing experience with the Beyond Organic shampoo & conditioner, I couldn’t wait to try the “Anti Aging Botanical Cleanser” with the corresponding night time moisturizer. (I rarely use moisturizer in the morning, so decided to start off with the evening moisturizer)
The first night I tried it, I was so excited!! The first thing I noticed was the amazing, fruity smell. It smelled like a bowl of fresh fruit, I mean it smells like something you would eat! Simply delicious! But my favorite part was how gentle, and yet effective it was at washing my face and removing makeup. I was especially curious to see how effectively it would remove eye makeup.
That is very important to me- I hate using cleansers that sting while they remove eye makeup. I rubbed it all over my eye area to get my mascara off- no stinging. I added more and tried again, and almost tried to get it in my eyes and see if it would sting. No stinging, no burning, nada. And no makeup residue!!
Best of all, it didn’t take much cleanser at all to do a very effective job. And it smelled so delightfully yummy in the process!
The next step was to use the moisturizer, which smelled just as lovely as the cleanser. I squirted a tiny bit and gently applied it to my face and eye area, concentrating on the skin around my eyes and upper cheeks. Mmmm….everything felt so gently moisturized, without being either too thick or too thin.
The best part- I woke up the next morning and immediately noticed that my eye and cheek area was brighter and more even toned. I have been using it for two weeks now, and this has continued every day! In addition, my skin is SO much softer, even though winter is in full force here.
And perhaps my favorite part- as a busy Mom of 3 littles, I don’t get too much pampering. 🙂 This cleanser feels like a few minutes at the spa each night when I wash my face and put on my moisturizer. It helps me take a breath and say, “Aaahhhh, ok!” And no chemicals or toxins to worry about in the background. Now that is my kind of luxury 🙂
You can get your own few minutes at the spa each night by clicking here!
Enjoy your glowing, radiant from the inside out skin everyone!!
With lots of love,