Skin Care

By Kim Taylor

We all know women who will only use organic skincare these days, so for those natural beauties, we’ve rounded up six of the most pristine and effective lines we could find for gentle care and thoughtful gifting.

Ayelet offers a balancing facial care system that includes a cleanser, exfoliant, mask, toner and day facial cream. This cleansing and hydrating regime is tailored to normal, combo and mature skin types, so choose accordingly. Rich in botanicals such as olive oil, rosehip, jojoba, avocado and phyto-nutrients, this is a line that will leave skin feeling soft and supple to combat harsh winter gales. Find this at http://www.opensky.com.

Moody Sisters is fun, whacky, and rife with natural ingredients. Offering up everything from acne and eczema cream to jojoba coconut rosehip makeup remover, lime facial scrubs, and grapefruit, rose, or vanilla chai lip balms, this is a one-stop product line for everything from head to toe. Their Natural Intense Dry Skin Cream is ultra-deep moisturizing, and also the product that kick-started the entire, lovable Moody Sisters line. It’s hand-made weekly. How great is that? Shop http://www.opensky.com.

Roots Rose Radish is an elegant line, sure to impress with its packaging, but even more so with the efficacy of its products. Their Carrot Rose Face Cream is a lightweight day cream that contains carrot seed oil to stimulate skin cell circulation and nourish skin, as well as coconut, aloe vera, and hand-stilled rose hydrosol to soothe and hydrate skin. Add some grape seed oil, as they did, and you’ll have beautiful skin right at your fingertips. Shop http://www.opensky.com

Homespun Apothecary is a timeless, all-purpose skin and body care line, encompassing Saving Grace Youth Serum, wearable candles in patchouli, arnica balm, breathing balm, and even natural Mint Lemonade Body Powder. The Saving Grace youth Serum is comprised of beneficial blueberry oil, argan oil, jojoba, sandalwood, carrot seed, rose absolute, rose geranium, sweet almond oil, olive squalene, clary sage and vanilla absolute. A little goes a long way, so this is a smart investment for your skin. Order at http://www.opensky.com.

The 80 Acres line is crafted at McEvoy Ranch in Petaluma, CA with extra virgin olive oil culled from their 80 acre olive orchards, and scented with lavender, their signature floral Verde scent, or blood orange. Inspired by the sun-touched Tuscan countryside, this complete line includes ultra-emollient Hand Cream, which is phenomenal for winter. Shop local and USA at http://www.mcenvoyranch.com.

The Edimi Eye Rejuvenator lives up to its name with skin-boosting extracts of calendula, chamomile, ginseng and rosemary. Perfect for fine lines around the eyes and droopy eyes (hangover weekends), this elixir requires only a few pats to work effectively because it’s so concentrated. As a result, a little goes a long way. Find it and much more at http://www.edimi.com

May your holidays be naturally wonderful!

Originally published December 2013
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