TASTY FACE Organics has a slogan, “Skincare, clean enough to eat.” Umm…sign me up for that! If you haven’t heard skin is the bodie’s largest organ, and it absorbs over 60% of what you put on it. That’s a lot of chemicals seeping into your skin if you’re not using clean beauty products! So what is TASTYFACE Organics, and why is it such an awesome company? Allow me to explain.
TASTYFACE Organics started when the founder’s passion for health and nutrition led her to research everything in her family’s home. What she found was disturbing in the area of beauty products. Full of horrible ingredients, that you couldn’t pronounce, but even worst shouldn’t be near the body. This epiphany led her to start TASTYFACE Organics, a skincare line that is truly clean enough to eat. The ingredients are pure and the list isn’t long. What’s better is there is an expiration date for products, the way it’s supposed to be. I mean is their a reason a product should last two years?! I don’t think so. Things have gotten way out of hand with the beauty industry, don’t get me started. You guys know how I feel…hello why do I have this blog?!
Anyways, back to TASTYFACE. This line has really amazed me. Every product I’ve tried has won me over. When you’re scooping out the very last remnants of body butter, that’s a good sign the product was good…no great. I love that their products are so versatile for both men and women too. My husbands a fan for sure!
Ok, enough chit chat, let’s get to the products.
This little lip balm packs a punch. First the smell is so yummy! I wanted to lick my lips all the time while wearing it. The ingredients are just crazy great. Shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil…do I need to say more? This isn’t a super thick and heavy lip balm. It moisturizes but doesn’t leave your lips gunky. I loved putting it on before I applied any lip color, or I would wear it alone…either way it’s great. $17
This scrub is just perfection in a jar. The smell is so refreshing and takes me away to a happy place. My skin is left feeling hydrated and smooth. It doesn’t feel too hard on my skin as it exfoliates either. I love that it’s made with sea salt versus the typical sugar. The almond oil in this scrub makes my skin sing…seriously. I apply this in the shower, it’s even great for feet! You all need this in your body care routine stat! $27
What’s not to love about this? I mean the title pretty much says it all…blood orange and vanilla? It smells like a creamsicle…you know those ice-cream bars we all loved as kids, and then found out later were horrible for us..opps! Yeah, let’s just say I have a smidge of this left. Why do I love it so much? Well, it’s so easy to apply…by easy I mean it just isn’t hard to scoop out like some body butters. After showering, I apply it all over my body-it just melts into my skin-literally. It looks like whipped butter, then the minute it hits your skin it turns into this amazing oil. But it doesn’t leave your skin oily, the oiliness quickly disappears. You just get left with a great smelling body and the softest skin. Just buy it, you’ll wonder how you lived without it before. $33
The shave cream to end all shave creams. Ok, if you want a decadent treat when you shave your legs, then you need this. It literally makes shaving my legs an experience to remember. First of all, I love peppermint anything, and I love white chocolate anything…so when I saw this, it was love at first sight! Trust me, it smells so good you’ll want to eat it. I applied it in my hands and it created a slight foam, and then I slathered the goodness on my legs and shaved away. My skin was left feeling smooth, soft…perfect! The smell…gahh, it’s so good guys! The perfect gift for anyone, man or woman! $21
Well that’s a wrap. TASTYFACE has so many other products too. Shop now until Christmas with coupon code: tastyhohoho, to save 15% off your order! Check them out here. Have you used any of their products?
With temperatures dropping my hands are slowly getting drier. The cold weather zaps all the moisture out of them. I’ve done my fair share of testing with hand creams/lotions (whatever you want to call them) and narrowed it down to my natural top picks.
People apply a hand cream several times a day, so it’s important to pick a non-toxic one. Conventional hand creams can contain a number of toxic offenders, like mineral oil, phenoxyethanol, PEG’s, parabens, and fragrance…just to name a few. No thanks! Think about it? You apply your hand cream several times a day, so you end up applying toxins several times a day…not good. Plus, a lot of these toxic creams contain ingredients that will actually dry your skin out more, instead of help hydrate and bring moisture. So what to do?
Here are my top picks for hand creams/lotions-
This hand cream does it all. It comes in a pump dispenser that makes it easy to use, and the smell is amazing! A mix of vanilla, rosemary and a few other essential oils. It’s not a strong smell, just perfect. The hand cream itself hydrates my skin, but leaves no greasy residue-something I love. It isn’t the most hydrating moisturizer I’ve used, but a good mid-range one. I use this all year round. I also prefer it during the day when I’m out and about because it is so easy to use, and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. A must for anyone looking for a moisturizer that has it all. They’re offering 20% off for Cyber Monday- use code: OOHOLIDAY2015 They also have it the scent Linden Rose. $24 (sample size for $4)
First, I love how this hand balm comes in a glass jar! It is just like the name suggests-more of a balm then a hand cream. A little goes a long way with this beauty. It melts into an oil feel when you put it on. However, the oily feeling quickly resides, and your left with perfectly hydrated hands. The scent is really mild, hints of lavender, but nothing overwhelming. I love applying right before I go to bed- I wake up with happy, hydrated hands. My hands have never been softer! I definitely recommend for those with dry/cracked hands. This is a lot heavier than the Osmia hand cream, as it a balm and not a cream. $22 (Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 30% off)
This moisturizer can be for your hands or anywhere you need a little extra hydration. It comes in a tin and is more of a balm texture, similar to the Metta hand balm. The smell reminds me of chocolate…chocolate frosting to be exact. I gather the smell comes from the cocoa butter in it. With only five ingredients, this moisturizer packs a punch. If you don’t like an oily residue, then this may not be your moisturizer. It definitely leaves an oily residue behind. But it really leaves your skin soft and hydrated, so take your pick. I’ve even used this on my body. It’s a more budget friendly option, and a little goes a long way, so you’ll definitely have this for a while. Plus, for those who don’t like any added fragrance this is a natural great pick. $14
This is another balm but it’s not greasy. It really melts right into your skin, leaving behind the smell of lavender and vanilla. It’s more of a barrier or shield than a greasy balm. It leaves my skin moisturized and for a while. I have this in my purse at all times. I’ve used it on my daughter’s diaper rashes, my hands and even this weird rash I had on my neck for a while, (don’t ask). The name really does describe it well, it does a little of everything. I’ve even used it on my lips. You all need one of these! Bonus, you can find this at Target. Use coupon code: GGG20 for 20% online at Zoeorganics.com. $14
I had never heard of this brand before getting their shea butter in my Glowing Beets Box-but I am huge fan now. Shea Terra Organics sources the most potent, organic and wild harvested ingredients from across Africa. This pristine environment, little tainted by modern pollution, grows some of the safest, unchanged botanical ingredients on earth. Unwilling to compromise, Shea Terra Organics uses whole herbs for its potent, synergistic benefits. This shea butter smells like the tropics-a perfect blend of lime and coconut. It melts right into your skin and leaves behind no greasy residue. It’s pack full of all the good stuff too! Aloe vera, pumpkin seed oil, shea butter and essential oils. The 10z. jar is the perfect size to take on a trip or stash in your purse. They also have so many other tantalizing scents available. This is also a more budget friendly option. Can you say the perfect natural stocking stuffer?! $6
I was sent some of q c naturals products and as I’ve been testing them out, I have to say, I am thoroughly impressed. Their quinny’s cream has quickly become a fave. It only has three simple ingredients: shea butter, avocado oil, and olive fruit oil. I haven’t seen this combination together before, but it’s a good one, because it works! You can use it for so much more than just your hands too! It comes in a hefty 4 oz. jar, and looks and feels like a hand cream more than a hand balm. It goes on smooth and hydrates so well. My hands feel soft and not greasy. I was really impressed how long my hands felt smooth and moist…this is some good stuff. Not only is this natural vegan but also scent free for those who are sensitive to smell. $20 (35% off for Cyber Monday Use Code: CYBERSTEALS)
This is similar to most hand creams/lotions I grew up using. It comes in a snap closure/squeeze package. This smells amazing…like island paradise. They also have several other scents as well. This hand cream is a good all around moisturizer. It isn’t the most intensely hydrating hand cream, but it does the job and doesn’t leave your hands feeling greasy. It’s also very budget friendly at $11.99. (Pharmaca.com is having a 30% off Cyber Monday sale, use code: CYBER, stock up on this one).
Well that’s a wrap! Those are my top hand cream picks. Make sure and stock up with the coupon codes! These all would be the perfect stocking stuffer! Do you see any faves? What’s your favorite hand cream?
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