As of this writing, the Amazon rainforest (the lungs of our planet) is burning in record rate. Unknown to most, the number one contributor to global warming is largely traced to deforestation to make way for animal agriculture. It is estimated that 15 billion trees are cut down every year with about 80% attributed to animal agriculture. Amazon is burning because of that. Not only this is a problem to our ailing planet but also to the animals that are killed and displaced from their habitat during the process. It’s a monstrous problem. Climate crisis is not a myth, it’s happening before our eyes. So every little step you and I can do to save the planet is all worth it. I chose to be vegan for the animals, planet, and health. By simply not consuming animals, you can reduce your carbon footprint by over 70% (read: how to save the planet in 3 ways).
I have a soft spot for companies that support certain causes especially if it has something to do with planet preservation. Enter The Organic Skin Co. and its promise to plant a tree for every product you purchase. With their ongoing partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects, their mission is to fulfill planting at least 100 million trees by 2020. Imagine if all companies will do the the same thing, are we somehow able to avert the problem we are facing? Something is better than nothing.
Earlier this year, I had the chance to try their products and I’m happy to share some more today that you can add to your beauty regimen! Take note, they are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, all-natural. Tell me what’s not to love?
Primp n Prime. It lists aloe vera as primary ingredient which you and I know is soothing to the skin. It’s available in two shades which blends easily. It renders a nice sheen finish making you “glow from within” which is the look I am going for.
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, propanediol, cetearyl alcohol, vegetable glycerine*, magnesium stearate, glyceryl stearate citrate, glyceryl monostearate, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) supercritical extract, aqua (water), lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) supercritical extract, xanthan gum, citrus sinensis (sweet orange) essential oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, potassium sorbate, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) supercritical extract, phyllanthus emblica (amla) berry supercritical extract*, punica granatum (pomegranate) seed supercritical extract*.May contain colours titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), mica (CI 77019).* Organic Ingredient
In the Spotlight Luminizer. Available in two shades, it has a sheer buildable coverage. You can use it to highlight certain areas of your face (cheekbone, nose tip, cupid’s bow) or in my case, I also use it as eye shadow base.
Ingredients: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) supercritical extract, punica granatum (pomegranate) supercritical extract, calendula officinalis (calendula) supercritical extract*. May contain colours:
titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491,77492), mica (CI 77019). * Organic Ingredient
All About The Gloss. Available in 4 shades, it has a sheen finish to it. It applies divine, something like YLBB (your lips but better).
Ingredients: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) supercritical extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba seed) oil*, rosa rubiaginosa (rosehip) oil, calendula officinalis (calendula) supercritical extract*. May contain colours: iron oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), mica (CI 77019), titanium dioxide (CI 77891), manganese violet (CI 77742).* Organic Ingredient
For the photo below, I’m wearing the above lip gloss in the shade Mist and Luminizer in the shade Lunar (as eyeshadow base).
Nitty Gritty Almond Seed Exfoliant. As opposed to the notorious walnut, this exfoliant use finely milled almond seeds. Of course, you don’t want to scrub vigorously and over-exfoliate (once a week is good enough).
Ingredients: Organic Rose Damascena Flower Hydrosol, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride (derived solely from coconut), Organic Shea Nut Butter, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Almond Seed Granules, Xanthan Gum, Glycerol Monostearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Sunflower Seed Oil, Rosemary Supercritical Extract, Organic Licorice Supercritical Extract, Honeysuckle Supercritical Extract, Organic Lemon Peel Oil, Sweet Orange Essential Oil.
The Good Oil Honeysuckle and Turmeric Face Oil. Short list of ingredients and fusion of 5 enriching plant oils, this is a good product for those with dry and aging skin.
Ingredients: Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, prunus dulcis (almond) seed oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot) seed oil, calendula officinalis (calendula) flower supercritical extract*, curcuma longa (turmeric) root supercritical extract*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) supercritical extract, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract.* Organic ingredient
Hydration Agent Amaranth and Vanilla Moisturizer. Extra luxurious and hydrating, don’t forget to extend the application to your neck and décolletage to delay the obvious signs of aging there (turkey neck anyone?).
Ingredients: Organic Rose Damascena Flower Hydrosol, Organic Vegetable Glycerine, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Organic Shea Nut Butter, Glyceryl Monostearate, Organic Jojoba Cold Pressed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Organic Amaranth Seed Supercritical Extract, Organic Calendula Supercritical Extract, Honeysuckle Supercritical Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sunflower Seed Oil, Rosemary Supercritical Extract, Xanthan Gum, Organic Lemon Peel Essential Oil, Organic Vanilla Supercritical Extract.
Did you find anything you’d like to try? Try one, try all!