Garden of Life RAW Prenatal
I have been taking these my entire pregnancy. They got the seal of approval from my naturopath, who is also an MD.
Thick paste-like cream
Posted by OrganicMommy on Feb 24, 2014
I couldn't wait to try this. It is a very thick, sticky cream and putting it on is a little hard because it's like smearing paste on your face. It's also very heavy, so with oily skin, I only need a few swipes. I apply to wet skin so that I can spread it easier and it will sink in rather than sit on top. It is very moisturizing. I like it for winter nights, but wouldn't use it in summer. My skin doesn't feel sticky after, as some beeswax creams do after applied, feels nice and soft. This cream will last a long time. I probably won't repurchase, as I find it so hard to spread over delicate areas such as my neck.
Mad Hippie Eye Cream
I chose this because the ingredients are great. It's a nice, medium-weight moisturizing cream, sinks in well, but perhaps just slightly too heavy for my oily/combination skin. I like it alright, except my make-up doesn't go over it smoothly, it doesn't blend in and so the concealer sits on top of my skin, kind of in small spots or streaks and crumbles when I try to smudge it in; that's why I think it's too heavy for my skin. I don't care for a pump dispenser either. I won't re-purchase this product. I prefer the Earth Science i-cream instead, for price and performance.
Everyday Minerals Lucent Powder Pearl Beige
Posted by OrganicMommy on Jul 01, 2013
This powder gives a nice all-over sheen. I was disappointed by the color--I was expecting a light skin color but when applied it goes on more pearly white or silver-ish. Need to be careful in application lest the sheen get concentrated in one area, then it looks super shiny in one spot. It does nothing to control oil, and after a few hours, I find it sits on top of my skin and makes me look more pale. I was hoping to replace my favorite powder by MAC--Liquid Cool Magic loose powder, but no go. I'm glad I tried this, but I won't repurchase.
Posted by OrganicMommy on Sep 25, 2013
It is hard to find a hand cream with pure ingredients that works well, but the Nubian Heritage hand creams are it! It is very moisturizing and therefore a little greasy for awhile after applying. But I can't stand the smell, and it is very strong. I love chai, but instead of a warm spicey scent, it is a strong musky/musty scent. I will not buy this again, ever. I can't wait to use it up so I can try the coconut&papaya scent.
Nubian Heritage Mango Butter Soap
Posted by OrganicMommy on Jul 01, 2013
I am re-ordering this soap, it is gentle but gets the oil and makeup off of my face, I really like it. It says cornmeal, but it's not rough at all. It isn't drying, leaves my skin soft. Smells delicious!
Green Sprouts Silicone Toothbrush
This is one of the best baby purchases I made. The baby loves to chew on this and I use it to brush his teeth everyday with a little water. The disc to keep it from going too far in baby's mouth is brilliant. I love most that it is silicone so no worries at all about plastic poisons.
Mineral Fusion Purifying Gel Cleanser
Very effective cleanser, gentle but gets makeup and oil off. However, my skin isn't as oily as it used to be, it's more normal-combination, so not sure how this would work for really oily skin.
Multi Purpose Jelly
Love this stuff! I have been using Vaseline due to eczema on my lips, it was the only thing that didn't irritate and inflame it, but I was concerned about putting a petroleum product continually on my lips. I haven't used this exclusively yet, but it has a really shiney finish like the Vaseline, and I like the texture better than Vaseline. It doesn't irritate or cause my eczema to flare up. I use it on the baby's bum instead of vaseline--the tube is great for the diaper bag!
Posted by OrganicMommy on Sep 22, 2011
Tried this for the first time in my tea, works very well, one packet is quite sweet in one cup of tea! I carry some with me in my purse. Can still taste the stevia slightly.
Juice Organics Eye Treatment
Posted by OrganicMommy on Feb 10, 2012
I didn't like this product, and wouldn't order again. It is a little too lightweight for eye area, but worst of all, when I used it under makeup, it balled up and flaked under concealer, etc. It is a nice textured product for someone with oily skin perhaps, but I was really annoyed by the flaking while trying to apply makeup over it.
Black Hills Honey Farm Unscented Honey Balm
Good basic lip balm, doesn't irritate my lips, but I don't use it consistently. It doesn't last really long, however. Not a shiney lip balm.