Long before anything processed came onto the scene, our ancestors turned to nature for all their needs. Nowadays, we seem to be heading back to our roots with the rise of all-natural products. After all, when it comes to taking care of our bodies, sometimes simple is best. Looking to make the more ‘natural‘ choice? Read on to find out more about our favorite natural (and local!) brands here on Calyxta:
Believing that “nature does nothing without purpose” is what drives this long-time running, local brand. Inspired by the humble but hardworking coconut, they’ve branched out to create effective and natural products from massage oils, to body washes, to salves. Whether you’re a skin care expert or beginner, you’ll know that toners are essential to your regime. Oily complexion? Go for the Calamansi & Witch Hazel Oil Control Toner (P245). Leaving your skin instantly refreshed after applying, it balances the oil production of your skin and takes away any excess while at it. Their Tomato & Cucumber Balancing Toner (P245), on the other hand, is best for combination, normal, or dry skin types. The formula mops up excess oil and adds extra hydration to areas that need it.
While pampering your skin is a great way to unwind at home, relaxing while on the go can be more complicated, unless you have the All Is Well Roll Oil (P140) on hand. Or more precisely, in your pocket or purse. Don’t let its size fool you. This pint-sized remedy can act quickly to relieve dizziness, headaches, and even irritating insect bites. Under the weather? Use it as a chest rub to alleviate the symptoms of a cough or cold and you’ll feel better in no time.
This whimsically named brand has one goal: to create products using quality, natural ingredients that work with our body’s natural chemistry. Their most important ingredient? Honey. Used for its healing properties throughout history, it’s the core of all their products that are designed to not only make you look your best, but make you feel your best too. Need a little pick me up in the middle of the day? A few spritzes of their Grapefruit Face and Body Mist (P720) should do the trick. It’s rich in antioxidants and vitamins to nourish skin, coupled with a sweet, tropical scent.
If you’re not a fan of applying body lotion like I am, their Green Apple Slimming Lotion (P850) might just change your mind. With regular use, it’ll brighten and tone skin, and even help prevent cellulite and stretch marks. Compliment the lotion’s effects beforehand by stocking your shower with the Coffee Arabica Firming Scrub Soap (P250). It’s full of Vitamin E to make skin look younger and tighter, and it even boosts collagen production. Their Moringa Body Wash with Walnut and Orange (P995) is a great alternative if you’re not into bar soaps. This exfoliating wash is enriched with vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids, and moringa is known as an effective acne and inflammation buster.
Here’s a frightening fact: 60% of your skin care products are actually absorbed by your body. Jarful of Goodness knows this all too well, which is why they make sure that all their products are made with safe, all natural ingredients. Take their Decadent Coffee & Dead Sea Salt Scrub (P300) for one. It’s mostly composed of Dead Sea salt, ground coffee, and coconut oil. All three work to exfoliate and nourish skin at the same time to reveal a glowing complexion, and coffee scrubs have been popular for years as a “cellulite eraser.“
Because skin needs all the moisture it can get, slather on their Nourishing Body Butter (P300) or their Gentle Calendula Hand & Body Lotion (P320) after a good scrub. Both are made with skin-loving oils and have a calming fragrance, so you can reach a heightened state of relaxation whenever you want. Of course, no skin care regime is complete without at least one “do-it-all” product like the You’re The Balm! Calendula Salve (P380). Infused with calendula, lavender and frankincense essential oils, it’s a miracle worker when it comes to all kinds of skin troubles, including burns, insect bites, and even diaper rash. If you’re in a pinch, it can also act as a soothing lip balm and get rid of super dry patches on knees and elbows.
Just like their name suggests, this brand knows all about naturally harnessing the power of precious Argan oil. It’s called “liquid gold” for a reason. For centuries, the Berber women of Morocco have used it to hydrate and soften their skin thanks to its high levels of Vitamin E and fatty acids. But did you know it can do the same for your hair? Dry and brittle locks will be a thing of the past once you start using their Argan Oil + Green Tea Shampoo (P280). With a sulfate-free lather, this power combo of ingredients deep cleans hair without damage. The result: hair that looks and feels healthy and moisturized. Use it alongside their Argan Oil + Green Tea Conditioner (P270) to control and prevent split ends, and strengthen hair follicles. The conveniently sized 100% Pure Moroccan Argan Oil (P600) is the cherry on top (of your head). It doesn’t just improve your hair’s overall condition, you can also use it prevent or lighten stretch marks, treat skin inflammation, soften dry nails or cuticles, and is ideal for keeping wrinkles and fine lines at bay.
The conveniently sized 100% Pure Moroccan Argan Oil (P600) is the cherry on top (of your head). It doesn’t just improve your hair’s overall condition, you can also use it prevent or lighten stretch marks, treat skin inflammation, soften dry nails or cuticles, and is ideal for keeping wrinkles and fine lines at bay.
Ari has been blogging since 2012 about all things beauty with a sprinkle of different topics here and there. She loves makeup just as much as she loves almost anything nerdy like video games and comic books, and is big on Japanese culture.