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                                                               Be kind to yourself with these
                                                              super-comforting product picks
                                                                                                    By Mary Bemis



                                                                    Start the new year with beauty products
                                                               that honor every inch of you. Here’s a special
                                                              selection that begins by nourishing the top of
                                                                your head and ends by anointing the tips of
                                                                     your toes. There’s no longer any way to
                                                                     deny that natural and organic beauty is
                                                                          ideal. Treat yourself to its goodness
                                                                                 now. I’m calling this comfort
                                                                                        beauty at its very best.




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for face
CLEANSER | Gentle Nourishing Organic Cleanser
New from Desert Essence, this USDA certified cleanser is formulated for dry and sensitive
skin types and does double-duty as a makeup remover. It has a nice subtle fruity-citrusy
scent, thanks to organic apple juice and organic sweet orange oil. Aloe, chamomile, and
cucumber extracts help to moisturize. $13.99, desertessence.com

MOISTURIZER | Bubble & Bee Anti-Aging Face Cream
Here’s some cheery packaging for those dreary winter months! I couldn’t resist this
product and am a fan of founder Stephanie Greenwood whose mission is to “make
organic fun!” This 100 percent USDA certified organic cream is made from only
organic shea butter to help beautify, soothe, and protect; organic rosehip seed oil to
prevent wrinkles and reduce age spots; and natural vitamin E for its anti-aging properties,
and to increase the shelf life of the product. Note: Good for 10 months after purchase.
$22, bubbleandbee.com

NIGHT TIME TREATMENT | Living Nature Radiance Night Oil
This “liquid gold” formula is a powerful blend of rose, rosehip (certified organic),
calendula (certified organic), carrot, frankincense and jojoba oils—shown to repair and
rejuvenate the skin, while helping with firmness and hydration. $70, livingnature.com

CLAY MASK | Phytocell Detox Mask
Kombucha stars in Scientific Organics’ new line from Emergen-C that features this
detoxifying mask. A fermented tea that’s known for a myriad of medicinal purposes,
kombucha helps draw out impurities while brightening and improving tone and texture.
Use it one to three times a week for best results. $50, emergenc.com


                                                         DIY MASK | Açai & Pomegranate Rejuvenating Masque
                                                         From Tilvee Eco-Ethical Skincare, this unique mask is packaged as a powder designed to
                                                         be mixed with a variety of ingredients from your kitchen. For example, if you’d like to address
                                                         sun damage, simply mix a small amount with lemon or apple cider vinegar to form a paste.
                                                         Oily or acne-prone skin? Opt for honey or cranberry juice. I mixed up my mask with yogurt (for
                                                         normal skin) and left it on for 5 minutes. My skin felt fresh and more alive. $23.99, tilvee.com

                                                         MULTIPURPOSE FORMULA | Herb Rich Balm Vital Repair
                                                         This unique balm from De la Terre is crafted with meadowfoam and mango oils and infused
                                                         with ingredients like comfrey and calendula. This product truly says “comfort.” Founder Anne
                                                         Willis notes that this may be used as an eye or lip treatment and is gentle and nourishing
                                                         enough for skin reactions due to chemotherapy and radiation. $35, delaterreskincare.com


                                                         EYE CREAM | Odacité Eye Contour
                                                         I prefer a cream versus a gel formulation when it comes to eye products—and this one is
                                                         terrific. Its rich texture left my skin feeling soft and hydrated. Organic blue-green algae
                                                         “stimulates the cell vitality” and organic pomegranate extract helps fight free radicals. Also
                                                         included: hyaluronic acid to help plump fine lines. It’s a bit pricey, but is meant to last six
                                                         months. $95, odacite.com

                                                         LIP BALM | Laternshine Lip Protector SPF 15
                                                         Hemp seed, jojoba seed, and sunflower seed oils are the star ingredients in this lovely little
                                                         balm from the Golden Door. The unassuming tube does a great job of keeping lips moist and
                                                         soft and may even be used on cuticles. $12, goldendoorskincare.com


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                                                                            for body
                                                                            WASH | Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Shea Butter Body Wash
                                                                            Yum. That’s the first word that came to mind when I opened the bottle and took a
                                                                            deep whiff of this creamy wash that’s best applied with a washcloth or loofah. Made
                                                                            with safflower seed oleosomes and shea butter to help moisturize, it also includes
                                                                            defatted milk powder used for centuries as a skin softener. $8, burtsbees.com



                                                                            LOTION | Ola Hawaii Crème Lotion in Mango Grove
                                                                            I can’t put my finger on it, but the lotions and oils from this Hawaiian company make
                                                                            me happy. Maybe it’s the simple but cheerful labels or the fact that the formulations
                                                                            are just plain delicious and include all sorts of luxurious, fragrant infusions and a
                                                                            plethora of organically or sustainably grown ingredients. This one boasts mango
                                                                            hydrosol, banana, virgin coconut butter, kukui nut oil, and passionflower, to name
                                                                            a few. Absorbs into skin quickly. hawaiianbodyproducts.com




           SCRUB | Caribbean Therapy Body Scrub
           Close your eyes…and drift away. Aveda worked with an herbalist from Martinique to
           create a special collection that includes this tropical scrub. Like all good scrubs, it
           exfoliates without being abrasive. Includes both salt and Caribbean cane sugar, as
           well as ginger root powder, oils of avocado, passion fruit, and coconut. Mango and
           cocoa butters leave skin very soft and hydrated. $39.50, aveda.com




           HANDS | Vanilla Mint Hand Cream
           I carry this handy 2-ounce tube with me whenever I travel. The size is just right and
           the scent always lightens my mood when I’m stuck on a plane with bad air. The
           USDA certified organic cream from Éminence, is one of three products in the
           mint-infused personal-care collection. eminenceorganics.com




           FEET | Kanshi Instantly Refreshing Foot Spray
           I loved this at first squirt, and although it’s meant for the feet, I’m tempted to use it as
           a room spray for a quick spritz of minty freshness any time. Peppermint, spearmint,
           and cornmint combine for super-soothing and cooling, while lemon myrtle offers natu-
           ral anti-microbial properties. 800-248-SKIN




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for hair
SHAMPOO | Kae Argatherapie Nutri-Radiance Shampoo
I’m guessing it’s the addition of sage floral water and grapefruit essential oil
that makes this shampoo so appealing to me—it’s main ingredient is argan
oil, but it includes a number of essential oils, as well. Proudly bearing the
EcoCert seal, this shampoo, formulated for normal and oily hair, cleanses
nicely and leaves hair feeling soft. $38, lushoasis.com

CONDITIONER | Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor
I don’t know a beauty editor who isn’t a fan of John Masters Organics, creator
of this intense hair treatment. This product is a godsend for dry or damaged
hair and is gentle enough to be used after each shampoo, but I like to use
it weekly for a special treat. NOP certified organic, it contains a bunch of
delicious ingredients, including patchouli oil, ylang ylang flower oil, and flax
seed oil. johnmasters.com

SERUM | NuStyle Organic Hair Smoothing Serum
For all my friends who overdo it with the flatirons and curling irons, this
product’s for you! Containing organic jojoba oil and quinoa protein for
superior smoothing and de-frizzing, it may be used pre-styling with one of
the afore-mentioned tools to protect hair from heat, as a deep-conditioner,
or as a shine enhancer. USDA Organic and NOP certified, to boot.
$21, aubrey-organics.com




                                                                           for bath
                                                                           SALTS | Healing Waters Body Mineral Bath Treatment
                                                                           Soak away aches and pains with this new product from Aromafloria. Just add
                                                                           a cup (I can never resist adding more!) to your bath water for a soothing soak
                                                                           that’s high in potassium, magnesium, and mandarin, bergamot, and juniper
                                                                           oils. Contains some USDA certified organic ingredients. $20, aromafloria.com

                                                                           AFTER BATH MIST | Thunder Ridge Emu Products Body Mist
                                                                           I like the simplicity of this product that leaves your skin silky with just a hint
                                                                           of shine and absorbs very quickly, leaving no greasy residue behind. Best
                                                                           used as an after-bath spray, this delicate mist hydrates and soothes with
                                                                           100 percent pure emu oil that’s naturally rich in essential fatty acids.
                                                                           thunderridgeemu.com



                                                                           Mary Bemis is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Organic Spa Magazine.




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