Fab Five Beauty Finds From Health Food Store

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There are so many policies pushing for a healthy America but you know one thing I find so ironic? healthy foods are damn expensive! Going green, natural and organic is akin to living the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Let’s do simple math. $50 will buy me no more than five items from a health food store but maybe ten or more at Walmart. The solution ain’t rocket science but if we can make healthy foods affordable to all then we will have better choices and maybe stoping blaming McDonalds for obesity.

Now that you’ve heard me loud and clear, let’s focus on beauty matters. I don’t know about you but my trip to a health food store is never complete without heading to the beauty aisle. It’s the makeup junkie instinct in me, who else can relate?

As far as I know, there are three Whole Foods in Hawaii.  I prefer going to Down To Earth, it’s locally owned but has the same concept overall. I just wish they carry more makeups!

For today’s post, I narrowed my choices to my Top 5 a.k.a Fab Five so in no random order, here they are:

(1) Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum ($39.95, 1 fl oz/ 30ml). Considered a beauty berry in Asia and Europe, sea buckthorn has omega and bioactive compounds that are essential for collagen production, healthy hair and stronger nails. I have reviewed Sibu serum here but in a nutshell, it’s a lightweight natural/vegan serum with inviting aroma which is perfect for daytime skincare!

(2) Mineral Fusion Nail Lacquer ($7.99) is a recent discovery. You may or may not know that I’m uber low maintenance with my nails and absolutely talentless in nail art. I think Mineral Fusion had me in mind with its chip-resistant formula. I am impressed that I had six days of wear time with Nickel and Dime (metallic silver gray) before it chipped, and to think that I’m obsessed with handwashing!

(3) Alba Botanica Lip Gloss ($4.99) isn’t exclusive to health foods store because you can also buy it elsewhere but I always gravitate to it whenever I visit Down to Earth. It smells good and very moisturizing!

(4) Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel ($9.95) is an alcohol-free toner. In case you don’t know yet, witch hazel is good for acne- prone skin while rose petal is great for hydration. It has a subtle rosy scent and for less than $10, it’s a steal!

(5) Earth Science Chamomile and Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover ($7). This stuff is made from several herbal extracts. I like that it didn’t sting or irritate my eyes at all.  It’s fragrance-free so big props to that!

Have you shopped beauty items from your local health food store? What’s your favorite?




  1. January 22, 2014 / 11:42 am

    I've definitely bought a few beauty items from Whole Foods, I shop beauty wherever I go! I need to try that lip gloss!

  2. January 22, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    I totally agree with you that it's ridiculous how much more expensive healthy food it. I need to look for the eye makeup remover. I would like to try something new.

    • January 23, 2014 / 2:38 am

      I think you'll like the eye makeup remover. Guess what, I went back to my local health food store today….

  3. January 22, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    Great list!! I love Sibu, and use the moisturizer under makeup. It's the perfect consistency. I love Earth Science too. Their ceramide lotion is amazing! I use the Thayers Rose everyday, year round on my dryish skin. Love it!!

    • January 23, 2014 / 2:38 am

      Great to know that you've tried and liked these products!!! Sibu is amaze-balls!

  4. January 22, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    I'd never even thought about going to the Health Food store for makeup! Good idea. (And, of course, cheers for the nail polish pix! You go, girl.)

  5. January 22, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Love all of your picks! And I seriously need to look into that Mineral Fusion nail polish, it looks absolutely amazing on you.

    • January 23, 2014 / 2:39 am

      I think you'll like this nail polish.I bought few more today….

  6. January 22, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    The Sibu Buckthorn Hydrating Serum is on my list of products to try this year.

  7. January 22, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    I haven't really shopped at my local health foods store for makeup and skin care, no. But I know No Miss is sold through Whole Foods and I love that brand of nail polish. I am curious about the Sibu since I have heard a couple great reviews on that. The alba lippie sounds like it smells great!

    • January 23, 2014 / 2:41 am

      I went back to my local health food store and bought few more nail lacquers from Mineral Fusion. I have to check out No Miss! You'll like Sibu

  8. January 22, 2014 / 6:22 pm

    I love searching whole foods for beauty finds!

  9. January 22, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    I need to try Sibu!

  10. January 23, 2014 / 12:41 am

    Love Aliba lip anything! I just got their papaya enzyme mask actually! Such good stuff!

  11. January 23, 2014 / 2:34 am

    I wonder if they've got that hawaiian lip gloss here in the mainland!

  12. January 23, 2014 / 6:47 pm

    The price differentiation really is ridiculous! I love that polish on you.

  13. January 23, 2014 / 11:07 pm

    I'm in the market for a natural toner. Thayer's looks promising!

  14. January 24, 2014 / 1:24 am

    Rose Witch Hazel sounds delish!

  15. January 24, 2014 / 5:10 am

    Great picks! The nail lacquer is interesting. I like the color and as you said that it doesn't easily chip.

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