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Organic men skincare by ManOrganic – Black Friday 15% off – code FRIDAY

ManOrganic offers a refined selection of natural and organic male grooming products in one convenient place. Shipping is free on all organic skin care and body care orders over €15 worldwide. Get 15% OFF EVERYTHING (excluding gift vouchers and items on sale) with the checkout code: FRIDAY – until December 2nd, 2017.

A wide variety of Christmas gifts are available from as low as €15 to introduce friends and family members to these amazing organic products that can be shipped everywhere in the world. You can browse through the Gift Sets section to get more ideas or the 100% organic skin care page to discover the power of plants! They also offer organic health care products including organic massage oil, organic products for aches and pains, organic supplements and organic anti-aging products.

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ManOrganic is the one stop shop for organic products for men.

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Egyptian magic cream

Egyptian magic cream is multi-purpose healing balm 100% natural. It can be used to soothe dry skin (body and face) or as a massage balm, on dry lips, for anti-aging and anti-wrinkles purposes, for eczema-prone skins, to reduce stretch marks and even insect bites. It has been on the market for years and is now endorsed by celebrities such as Kate Hudson or Madonna for its efficiency. Other usage include application on baby skin to replace mineral oil-based products, application on nails and cuticles to protect and soften and application on hair for a lustrous shine.

It is very easy to use by warming a small amount in the palm of the hands before applying on skin. It gets absorbed very easily and leaves the skin smooth and supple.

The key ingredients of the Magic cream are olive oil, beeswax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly and bee propolis.

You can find Egyptian Magic Cream 118ml. It costs only about 30 Euros for 60ml and can last for months since only a small quantity is needed to do its magic!

Enjoy and send us your feedback 🙂

John Masters Organics Blood Orange and Vanilla Body Wash

John Masters Organics is a luxury beauty line that focuses on creating organic beauty products that treat the skin and the body gently and the Earth with respect. John Masters started making organic products 20 years ago using herbal remedies and organic essential oils and achieved to create more than 30 luxurious organic products that are renowned around the world. It is after his career skyrocketed as a talented hair dresser that he developed his passion for organic products, noticing that all the products used in salons were packed with chemicals that could only be hazardous for employees and clients health alike. In 1991, he formulated his first organic hair product that was only the beginning of a long story.

Part of his organic line of products is the John Masters Organics Blood Orange and Vanilla Body Wash, a creamy and rich body gel that when foaming, gently washes away dirt and oil while leaving the skin smooth and nourished. The organic blood orange and vanilla body wash is strictly made with botanicals and the key ingredients include bourbon vanilla oil responsible for the amazing aroma, blood orange peel oil that is uplifting and stimulating while promoting collagen production and grapefruit essential oil that balances oily skin but also is a skin decongestant and it helps to break down adipose tissues in people with cellulite problems. This body wash gel texture is due to the content of aloe vera gel. It also contains milk thistle that acts as an antioxidant, arnica and chamomile that have natural anti-inflammatory properties, calendula flower extract and borage oil that are beneficial to dry skin, vegetable glycerin that is moisturizing and corn and coconut that are used as surfactants (cleaning agents).

The organic body wash is so soft to the skin that it is suitable for all types of skin including baby skins and can be used to wash the body but also the face.

We have tried it and besides being a 100% organic product, the amazing smell was really a plus. Unfortunately, because of the use of essential oils in the product that are volatile, the aroma tends to go away from the skin pretty quickly which is too bad because you would want to keep this smell on you all day. However, John Master Organics also carries a the blood orange and vanilla body milk John Masters Organics blood orange and vanilla body milkto moisturize the skin right after the shower and it has more or less the same amazing smell than the body wash while lasting much longer on the skin.

To buy the John Masters Organics Blood Orange and Vanilla Body Wash, click here and enjoy!

Natural and organic deodorant aluminium-free

A good hygiene is important, one for our own health but also for the sake of others because let’s face it, nobody likes BO so we use deodorant to attenuate body smell or antiperspirant to block it altogether. Body odors are created from the natural body sweat that in itself is odorless but when it comes in contact with the skin becomes fermented by bacteria, thus creating this unpleasant smell. The hair that are naturally present where sweat is more abundant such as under the armpits prevent the colonization of bacteria that are responsible for body odors. However, we have taken the habit of shaving for aesthetic purposes so when sweating, body odors are even more prominent. The sweat function varies with each human being and so do natural body odors but to prevent them, we have developed a hygiene routine using antiperspirants that stops the sweat glands from working and thus stops perspiration. In theory, it sounds great but in reality, it is far from being healthy because sweat glands have important functions. Indeed, firstly, they help the body control its temperature. When the body temperature rises, sweat is produced and is evaporated on the skin’s surface through sweat pores to cool down the temperature. Secondly, it helps the body get rid of waste materials such as urea or lactic acid that are toxic.

The first antiperspirant formulation was designed in the 40’s and since then has been improved to work even more effectively, meaning that it acts even more strongly on blocking the natural body function that is sweating. Additionally, antiperspirants contain chemicals and aluminium that are absorbed by the skin to enter the body and that over time can create heavy health complications. Besides creating skin irritations and allergies in some people, some studies have linked the use of antiperspirants with Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer in others. A good way to check how toxic is a specific antiperspirant is to consult the Cosmetic Safety Database whose role is to test cosmetic products and assess whether they are safe or not.

Natural deodorant for a safe hygiene

The solution is not to give up on hygiene or not to shave but on the contrary, to be even more hygienic and use safe alternatives that will leave the body performs its natural functions while keeping us even cleaner. First, a shower morning and night should be part of the daily routine. It may sound funny but with the hectic pace of life people are going through, this is not a common practice. If you check at your work, you can easily notice that some people did not hop in the shower before cloaking in. Then, it is important to use a natural deodorant that does not only contain fragrance to cover body odors but that actually performs natural anti-bacterial activities. Since the bacteria are the cause of odors, by stopping their growth and killing them, body odors are automatically prevented. Natural deodorants are usually made with specific organic essential oils that are extremely efficient in killing bacteria while smelling good or with natural alcohol that is antiseptic, baking soda or salts. Because when switching to a all natural deodorant, the body can perform its natural functions once more, we may experience an increase in sweating but this is temporary and all we need to do is to reapply during the day. Also, the smell of essential oils can also be beneficial to the mood or state of mind so you get 2 products in one 🙂 A natural deodorant may not appeal to everyone because it does not have this commercial and synthetic fragrances that we have been accustomed to. However, when we get in touch with our body again, we become more sensitive and tend to appreciate these natural smells much more because we know unconsciously they have beneficial effects on our health.

You can find a natural or organic deodorant at your local health store or online but as usual, when buying organic products, always double check the ingredients to ensure it does not contain any chemicals. You can also formulate your own natural and aluminium free deodorant. For example, while not using some organic aloe vera gel and mix it with a few drops of organic tea tree essential oil or organic lavender essential oil. Both of these organic essential oils have very powerful anti-bacterial effects and will guarantee an odorless day!

We can also suggest the lemon and sage organic deodorant by The Organic Pharmacy. jasmine grapefruit organic deodorant ErbavivaThis is an amazing product that not only smells good but works well and even wake you up in the morning. natural deodorant powderAn other alternative includes the Himalayan salt natural deodorant powder that only contains sodium bicarbonate, apple cider vinegar and grapefruit seed extract. You can view other organic deodorants here.

Try it and enjoy 🙂

Top organic beauty products for Christmas and special coupon code

The organic apothecary LoveLula have just launched their autumn/winter catalogue of new organic beauty products and this is an amazing Christmas gift guide for friends and family. You can order the calalogue on their website or view it online to shop for the best organic gift.

If you find something you like and of course you will and spend at least £20.00, use the coupon code AKIN to receive an AKIN Organic Lavender and Anthyllis Intensive Moisture Leave-In Conditioner for FREE. Only the first 100 customers can benefit from this offer so hurry up!

At LoveLula, you can find gifts for every budget, as low as £10 and choose from more than 1200 organic products including organic skin products and organic body products that are good for the skin, the hair and good for the Earth.

Enjoy 🙂

Take the cosmetics FDA quiz and become a smart consumer!

Wanna have a little bit of fun while learning a great deal? Take the FDA quiz on cosmetics and test your knowledge about cosmetics, their ingredients and the common practices of this industry. The cosmetics industry in the USA is not well regulated and the quiz will help you make well or more informed decisions on your next cosmetic products purchase thanks to the fda regulations and cosmetic safety guidelines in place.

You can take the cosmetics FDA quiz here: How Smart are You About Cosmetics? in order to get your Smart Consumer certificate!

Note that organic products approved by the USDA must still comply with the regulations of the FDA.

Natural collagen for your anti-aging needs

Collagen is a strong connective tissue made of white fibers that gives resilience, strength and protection to different parts of the body. It is made of very few cells and collagen binds with elastin, giving the skin its firm texture and elasticity. Over the years, collagen and elastin are less and less produced in the body, giving the skin its saggy look that nobody wants to cope with and this is why there is a huge market and offer for anti-aging creams containing collagen or elastin. The idea behind is to give the body through the skin what it can no longer produce naturally at a fast pace, which makes sense. However, collagen anti-wrinkle creams mostly contain synthetic collagen and the molecules are too big to penetrate the skin so that these creams do not work and each month, women or men are back for more, hoping that over the time, they will eventually see results. Also, anti-wrinkles creams are often packed with other chemicals that instead of improving the feel and look of the skin, actually manage to damage it even further.

Natural collagen occuring in plant extracts and essential oils

There are alternatives to synthetic collagen like natural collagen contained in plant extracts and organic essential oils. Such extracts or essential oils are made of tiny molecules that can easily penetrate the skin, enter the blood stream and perform their functions appropriately where tissue repair needs to take place.
gotu kolaExamples of these plant extracts are Gotu Kola or Centella asiatica, a small plant from Asia that is used in Ayurvedic medicine commonly to improve blood circulation, speed up wounds healing and is traditionally used to treat leprosy, one of the most devastating skin disease. Gotu Kola extract naturally stimulates collagen production in the body, hence its anti-aging properties. It is an super efficient remedy for scar healing or scar reduction and even stretch marks since stretch marks result from breaking elastin and collagen fibers. Gotu Kola has also natural anti-bacterial and natural anti-inflammatory properties so really, one plant extract can remedy many problems. Gotu Kola is not easily found but it is still present in many creams, lotions or as an oil and can be purchased online.

Organic gotu kola products are better because like any other organic products, they will ensure that they are free of chemicals. However, always read the label carefully because sometimes, even organic products can be inorganic 🙂

We have selected few organic gotu kola products that you can view below:

Gotu Kola Herb Organic

Gotu Kola Herb Organic

$17.71 (approx.) – CLICK TO BUY

Gotu Kola Powder

Organic Gotu Kola Powder

$9.75 (approx.) – CLICK TO BUY

Gotu Kola Cream

Gotu Kola Cream

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Another example is Helichrysum essential oil. Helichrysum essential oil is said to be one of the most valuable essential oils because of its powerful actions and is being recognized by the medical body for its efficiency in healing wounds, bruise and scaring at an incredible pace. It is a very expensive essential oil but expensive here is relative considering that only a few drops mixed in a carrier oil such as apricot kernel oil, organic evening primrose or calendula oil will be way more efficient than traditional cosmetics for which we spend a fortune anyways. Helichrysum essential oil penetrates the skin at deep levels and promotes cellular building blocks by stimulating fibroblast cells production. Fibroblast cells are the cells that produce elastin and collagen and hence, help in tissue repair. Helichrysum also has amazing anti-inflammatory properties and gives the skin a youthful appearance while getting rid of all the small blemishes. The downside is that Helichrysum essential oil has a very particular smell that might not appeal to everyone but when you get used to it, the smell tends to grow with you. Plus, it has other unique properties that you can read about in our post dedicated to helichrysum essential oil.Also, make sure that the essential oil is a therapeutic-grade oil and not a fragrance, otherwise, it will not work at all.

We suggest you try this therapeutic-grade helichrysum essential oil:

helichrysum essential oil

Organic Helichrysum essential oil

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Suki exfoliate foaming cleanser

Suki is an innovative company specialized in organic skin care products and organic hair care products. I use Suki exfoliate foaming cleanser and I fell in love in love with it. Suki exfoliate foaming cleanser is a deep cleansing product and rejuvenator because it contains alpha hydroxy acid or AHA derived from natural sugar. AHA is a water-binding agent that also exfoliates skin cells and normalizes over-thickened skin. It is widely used in cosmetics especially for damaged skin or as an anti-aging. However, AHA is often synthetically produced but Suki exfoliate foaming cleanser is made from AHA derived from natural sugar. It also contains rice flour derived from organic and non-GMO rice to stimulate the epidermis and organic lemongrass to purify the skin and give the product its very refreshing smell. It also contains calendula, chamomile, lavender, orange peel and seaweed.

The texture of the product is very pleasant and only a little ball the size of a cherry is enough to clean the whole face. You add a little bit of water to it and apply on the skin in circular movements until the product starts forming a white paste or foam. When massaging the product into the skin, you can really feel it cleansing the skin deeply and the refreshing smell wakes you up. When used 2 or 3 times a week, you can really see the difference because the pores are unclogged and the skin is left very smooth, brighter and renewed. It also makes disappear all the small blemishes thanks to the lemongrass, lavender and chamomile that act as natural anti-bacterial. The product is suitable for all skin types except for acne-prone skins and rosacea as it might be too harsh for these conditions.

suki-exfoliateSuki balancing toner and the Suki balancing day lotion in a very nice little black pouch can be reused for your makeup.

The Suki balancing toner is also amazing and contains organic rose, aloe vera, lavender, calendula, chamomile, vitamin C, white willow bark extract, seaweed and honeysuckle flower extract. When used after the exfoliation, it refreshes the skin and leaves it extra smooth and purified and ready to be moisturized.

The Suki balancing day lotion was my least favorite and I would not recommend it if you want a day cream that stays all day long as it tends to be absorbed very quickly into the skin. If you don’t have a very dry skin, it can work perfectly though, It contains very nice and organic ingredients like organic chamomile, calendula, green tea infusion, organic jojoba, hazelnut, rose hips, rice germ, borage, evening primrose, calendula, chamomile, organic rose hip, vitamin c & retinol liposomes, shea butter, beeswax and aloe amongst others.

To enjoy Suki exfoliate foaming cleanser and free Suki balancing toner and Suki balancing day lotion, click here.

If you are not interested in free samples, you can also order the product alone. Click here.

Suki exfoliate foaming cleanser travel packIt even comes in Travel Size of 30ml. Click here for more details.

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Homemade face mask

An organic face mask is great to hydrate the skin or to nourish it and can be tailored-made depending on your skin type or skin condition. We have a few organic masks on our website but if you haven’t found the perfect one, here is a homemade face mask recipe that we hope you will love. This is suitable for dry skin and it will leave your skin extra soft, hydrated and firm. We only use organic and natural ingredients resulting in a chemical-free face mask.

Homemade face mask recipe

Here is what you need:

rye flour (for binding purposes). You can also use oatmeal or rice flour.
– Rose water: Rose water is soothing for skin irritation, it is a natural anti-bacterial, has anti-aging properties and improves dry skin.
– Pure vitamin E oil: Vitamin E oil has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and it helps the skin retain its natural moisture.
– Apricot kernel oil: Apricot kernel oil is the best carrier oil for dry skin.
evening primrose oil
– Rose essential oil: Rose essential oil was already praised in Egypt 3000 years ago as a beauty enhancer. It has anti-bacterial and tonic properties and is a very good oil to combat dry skin, aging skin and dull complexions.
– Chamomile essential oil: Chamomile essential oil is anti-inflammatory and is used on dry skin and even in case of acne, dermatitis, eczema, itchy skin.
– Geranium essential oil: Geranium essential oil re balances the skin and has cicatrisant properties while smelling great and being uplifting for the mind.
Manuka honey: Manuka honey has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. It is a great skin moisturizer that helps new skin layers to grow faster and is ideal for wound healing or scars. It kills all the bad skin bacteria.

Take 4 tea spoons of rye flour. Add 2 tea spoons of rose water and start mixing until you get a nice consistency that is not too liquid nor too hard, just perfect to apply on your face. Add a few drops of pure vitamin E oil, half a spoon of apricot kernel oil, half a spoon of evening primrose oil and 2 drops of rose essential oil, 2 drops of chamomile essential oil and 1 drop of geranium essential oil. You can add rye flour or rose water to obtain the right consistency and at the last minute, add a tea spoon of manuka honey.

Apply on a clean skin, leave the mask on for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.

This is a truly organic face mask that is easy to make while being very efficient to soothe the skin and nourish it.

Kjaer Weis innovates with classy organic cosmetics packaging

Organic cosmetics and beauty products are gaining in popularity because people are tired of all those harmful ingredients they put on their skin. However, when thinking of organic cosmetics, we often think of poorly-designed packagings or simple containers but this is not always the case. Earth-conscious people can have taste and this is what Kjaer Weis, Danish-born but New-York based make up artist is proving.

She achieved to produce colorful make up including organic cream blush, organic lip tint and organic eye shadow made from 100% natural ingredients and paraben-, petrochemicals-, and synthetics-free while focusing on a design package that reminds of embroidered jewelery. The packaging was designed by Marc Atlan, a franco-american art director who also worked on prestigious projects such as packaging for Yves Saint Laurent or the perfume Comme des Garcons. It is sleek, classic and compact and opens laterally while the shape of each item is a reflexion of its purpose: square and large for the face and cheeks, long and thin for the lips and small and round for the eyes. The compacts are refillable to be in tune with our organic lifestyle and the refills are available in paper cartons that are entirely recyclable. The ingredients include jojoba oil, castor oil, shea butter, and various fruit extracts that are not only good for the skin but also give the product a pleasant scent.

Kjaer Weis organic color cosmetics line took a few years to develop but is quickly becoming the organic-must have product. It is an ideal gift for women who are environment- and health-conscious but do not want to sacrifice on their style at the same time. The products range from $44 for the eye shadow, $48 for the lip tint and $54 for the blush. They are currently available in retail stores in the USA, the UK and Denmark or online.

Kjaer Weis organic cosmetics