Best Bets: Plums and Slippery Elm

Mother Nature provides what we need to thrive and grow, and two of her bounteous gifts are plums and slippery elm. Harnessing the benefits of each are these two beauty brands with products for maintaining your natural glow:

Le Prunier’s Plum Beauty Oil is a lavish, certified organic, all-purpose hydrating oil that feels velvety and smooth. It’s ideal for smoothing wrinkles, softening dry skin, and reviving your weather-worn visage. Use it at night for softening as you sleep, and after cleansing skin throughout the day. This rich moisturizer utilizes the powerful anti-aging antioxidants and polyphenols of organic plums to create a beauty oil that’s 6x stronger than argan, and ultra-hydrating for skin, hair, and nails. Mix it into your favorite moisturizer or foundation to use as primer, brush it into your dry hair, or massage onto cuticles for an at-home mani. Found in Neiman Marcus, the patent-pending formula is grown and produced directly on a 100-year-old family farm in Sutter County, CA. Naturally high in Vitamin E and omega fatty acids, Le Prunier triples as a hydrating moisturizer, a UV-protective sunscreen, and a UV sunscreen booster booster to cover all your beauty essentials.

Thayers has been rendering humans beautiful through their natural remedies since 1847, so this brand knows a thing or two after 170 years of business. Their Cucumber Witch Hazel is a cooling, refreshing way to cleanse skin after a long day at work or a strident workout. Also incredible are the Slippery Elm Certified Organic Peppermint Stick Lip Balm and Slippery Elm Cherry Lozenges for sore or dry throats, both easily slipped into purses and pockets. At Thayer’s site, you can also find facial toners, body bars, and herbal-based healthcare remedies, such as nasal sprays and joint pain relief. Peruse the offerings at this one-stop-for everything site.