The Body Shop always makes me nostalgic. I remember spending allowance money there growing up so I love that nearly two decades later they’re still alive and kicking! I will say their packaging could be a little swankier, but their new collection, Wild Argan Oil, smells so delicious I’m giving them a pass.
It’s no secret that big companies more often than not try to cut costs with no regard to the effects on the planet or even the consumer as long as it helps their bottom lines. That’s exactly why a few years ago a number of them started using plastic exfoliating beads in their facial and body scrubs – versus natural products like coffee grounds or nuts.
Hands down my favorite drugstore brand is Yes to Carrots especially now that drugstore brands seem to be either super cheap and chemically filled or fairly pricey (at least in NYC where more and more drugstores are carrying higher end brands). Yes to Carrots stays true to their natural philosophy and continues to deliver superfood-inspired skincare products.
Do you ever wake up so tired you wish you could just shower your body in caffeine so that all your pores could soak it up? I kind of feel that way every weekday morning when my alarm rings…meh! Luckily now I can shower myself in caffeinated goodness, pre my Nespresso shot, thanks to Mr. Bean Body Care.
Somehow it feels like every week a different friend of mine is going through some sort of a crisis! Whether career issues, boyfriend issues, family issues…I find myself putting together care packages more often than I can recount. I’m always looking for fun things that will put a smile on someone’s face and that’s where lines like Be Delectable come in.
I’ve been a fan of Mama Mio since they launched because they advocate beauty and fitness. They don’t promise that their products are going to magically make you slender or toned, but they say that if you take care of your body and use their products you’ll see results and I’ve always trusted them because of their honest approach.
Shea Terra Organics is a natural skin care line made with unique, indigenous ingredients from Africa. The brand hopes to support the economy of third world countries by sourcing all of their ingredients from them. Their main go-to ingredient is shea butter, one of my all-time favorites (thank you L’Occitane!), which they combine with a number of others that have been proven to help heal skin.
Who doesn’t love Rodial and their Boob Job, Crash Diet and other cheekily-named body products? Unfortunately because the amount of actives that are packed in each of them, those products don’t come cheap. What does come cheap is the brand’s diffusion line Nip + Fab and they’ve just launched a new line bath and body products all of which retail for under $10.
With a name like The Gnarly Whale you know this brand has to be eco-friendly and vegan…am I right!? And I don’t mean that in a bad way…am totally loving the name and the fact that the brand focuses on using as few ingredients as possible in their all-natural bath and body line-up.