Beauty products I like ~ February 2017

Organic Matters shampoo level 0

I needed new shampoo because I hadn’t washed my hair for 2 days and that’s literally as long as I can get without getting some shampoo into my hair. I checked out a local store that sold eco/ organic/ not full of crap stuff and decided to try this shampoo.

So far I am really happy with it. It leaves my hair feeling nice. And it actually washes out easily. I have really long hair and I’ve noticed it’s much harder to get all the shampoo to wash out compared to when I had shorter hair. It just goes better if you have a shampoo that comes out easily.

Switching to using a high quality shampoo made a huge difference on my hair, so I would recommend this highly.

5904_xlarge.jpgKardashian Beauty black seed dry oil (for your hair) 

I am no fan of the Kardashians, to whom I am fairly indifferent too, so I wasn’t actively seeking out their beauty products.

This particular hair product is amazing. I got it about 2 years ago, so it’s not new to me. I’ve had it for so long because I have only ever used it regularly in the winter when my hair gets a little drier – I live in Canada, where it is quite cold at this time of year and that can make your hair feel quite dry. It smells good and it smooths out into my hair much better than other similar products that I have had.

deodorant-pine-pennylaneorganics_480x480.jpgPenny Lane Organics 100% natural deodorant – pine scented

I picked this up at the local health food store. It smells so good and it is vegan, chemical free (e.g. no aluminum) and made out of stuff like coconut oil, baking soda, and essential oils.

I like because I don’t really like using “normal” deodorants and I like the scents that are offered here so much better.

skin_stuff_50ml_lifestyle_1024x1024.jpgGraydon super sensitive skin stuff face + eye cream

This lotion is probably the first I have ever tried that helps my skin – I’ve noticed redness go down in a few days, it doesn’t make my skin more oily, it doesn’t dry it up, and it overall improves the look and feel of my skin. I love feeling like my skin is being made better by lotion for once.

It is listed as more expensive on the company website – I paid less, about $34 CAD and it is listed as $38 USD (factor in exchange rates), but that might have something to do with the store I bought it from getting a discounted rate if they bought in bulk. Honestly, this lotion is so amazing that it to be highly worth it to pay a little more.


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