Ahhh...what a beautiful looking shopping basket.  My favorite health shop (Westerly Market) was having a sale on my most favorite all-natural personal care products: Andalou Naturals.  And you bet I took advantage of this deal!

About a year ago our household began tossing out all antibiotics, toxic cleaning products and personal care items, and replacing them with all natural versions.  Yes, there are some brands that work much better than others in the natural world, which holds through for toxic products as well.  

Lucky for you, I've done a little bit of trial and error and research.  You will discover there are some fantastic products out there that contain ingredients that your skin will LOVE...without burning a hole in your pocket.  Seriously, this line is SO affordable.

Not only will your skin be able to detox from all of those nasty, clogging chemicals that can contribute to disease (remember, your skin is your largest organ), it will be able to breathe better, and it will absorb all of the natural ingredients that will help rid dark circles, provide a healthy glow to your skin, and on and on and on...

Andalou Naturals provides all-natural personal care products for face, hair and body.  In this post, we are going to talk about the lines they have created for the face.  Andalou Naturals has formed five different skin care lines for the face.  You definitely do not have to stick with one complete line.  I have found it very successful to mix and match based on your personal preferences or your skin needs!

So from time to time, I'll write about different products and show you a few I recommend.  In this article, I'd love to take you through a line of products I have found great success using.  Their list of ingredients are good enough that you could basically eat it!  Here is Andalou Naturals!

Serum:

Tumeric + C Enlighten Serum

Tumeric + C Enlighten Serum

Amazon, $20.99

Whenever we take a look at a list of ingredients, always pay attention to the first ingredient that is listed.  This is going to be the most common ingredient in the product (or food product for that matter) that you are using or consuming.  

In this case, we see Aloe Leaf Juice - known for its healing properties, seems like a solid choice for a face serum - whose goal is to lift and tighten the skin.  

The next ingredient that is a solid choice for any serum you ever choose is Vitamin C - to help work on sun damaged skin.  

And lastly, tumeric, which helps reduce skin pigmentation and helps balance dry or oily skin.

These ingredients, combined with fruit stem cell complex, results in a lighter and more luminous glow!

 

Cleanser:

1000 Roses Cleansing Foam

1000 Roses Cleansing Foam

Amazon, $10.33

You'll discover once you press the pump a light, airy foam lands in your palm.  It is smooth to the touch and possesses a gentle rosewater scent.  This foam, with rose stem cells, helps remove make up and dry surface cells while the aloe vera helps infuse moisture back in to the skin.

Moisturizer:

1000 Roses Facial Lotion SPF 18

1000 Roses Facial Lotion SPF 18

Amazon, $11.12

And again with this product, let's take a look at that ingredient that is listed first: Aloe Leaf Juice.  By now we understand the benefits of aloe (moisturizes and soothes the skin) along with rose stem cells (to hydrate the skin).  And check out the list of ingredients in this moisturizer!  Everything from rosehip, pomegranate, white tea, rose geranium!  

The great thing about this moisturizer is that it contains an SPF of 18.  I cannot stress enough how important it is to wear a daily SPF.  And the beauty of this cream is that you are not layering a sunscreen that has a host of chemicals in it.  

If you treat your skin right by using chemical-free products and consume a healthy regimen of food and beverages, you have the power to detox your skin and body, and as a result rid yourself from any maladies including acne, fungus, eczema, cysts...I promise...no matter what you have been told.  All of these are reversible, and the symptoms you experience are your body putting on the warning sign and screaming "Hey - something is wrong.  Let's fix it!"  

Be happy that you are getting these signs from your body - it is like a car with a 'fix engine' light illuminated.  Just make sure to do the right thing once you receive the message.  So take the first step in detoxing the skin and play around with some great brands out there that are delivering in a big way!

So there you are for a snapshot of an amazing line - one that is all-natural and A Healthy Shelf approved!