As usual, I tuned in to the Vegan Cuts sneak preview for October, and was excited to know there’ll be a Lotus Wei product and an autumnal nail polish. Every month, subscribers will receive between 4-7 products in their Vegan Cuts Beauty Boxes, with at least 1 full-sized item. Vegan Cuts feature natural/organic and cruelty-free brands, with the occasional inclusion of small businesses which I really like.
For the month of October, the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box consisted of products from 4 different brands, with one full-sized item.
The change of seasons can be a tricky time for our skins. I never really thought about that since growing up in Singapore you only experience one season all year round: summer. My skin was always combination-oily – I stuck to the same kind of products targeted for that skin type and never looked beyond that. Since moving to the US last year, I found out that our skin conditions can change significantly according to the climate. Especially in Boston where winter is so dry and cold, it actually shocked me a little when I faced dehydrated skin and dry patches for the first time.
Having learned the hard way, I’m glad to have amassed a collection of products and knowledge to help make the transition into Fall a breeze. My focus is on proper hydration and gentle exfoliation, and since my hormones went crazy recently, it encouraged me to rethink about the products I’m using. I’m also trying to buckle down and stick to a routine until my skin is happy again.
Did you know that Andalou Naturals is the first 100% Non-GMO Project Verified beauty brand? For the month of October, the company is celebrating Non-GMO Awareness Month, and launching the national campaign: ‘What goes on your body, goes in your body. Choose Non-GMO’ to educate the masses the importance of accurate ingredient labeling.
When it comes to genetically-modified organisms (GMO), we always think that applies to the food we eat only. Bearing in mind that our bodies absorb whatever we apply on our skin, it is equally as important that we are mindful about where our skincare ingredients are derived from. Andalou Naturals takes pride in sourcing from reliable crops and knowing the farmers who grew them.
Our skin care, hair care and body care products are made thoughtfully and beautifully, blending advanced Fruit Stem Cell Science with natural and fair-trade ingredients, with a minimum 70% certified organic content, for visible and healthy results.
After last week’s interview feature with Marissa of Precious Skin Elixirs, a lot of you were very interested in the brand, and so today I’m sharing my review of 3 products that Marissa had kindly sent me.
As the season turns cool, one of my first few concerns is my legs. They’re perpetually dry even in summer (!), and I’ve had very dry skin for as long as I remember. It must be a genetic thing, as my sister suffers the same fate as well.
Ever since I discovered body oils (thanks Osmia Organics!), I just want to swim in them every single minute of my life. Nothing beats coming out of the shower, slather yourself with copious amount of body oil, let it sink in, and then to feel how soft and silky your skin becomes. To date I’ve tried quite a few brands and I love all of them, but, my dry, scaly skin still feels like it needs something more. During winter time, it gets worse as certain parts start to itch, crack, and bleed due to extreme dryness and low levels of humidity.
Natural vitamin rich plant oils are drawn deep into your skin’s surface, it repairs and nourishes strengthening skin’s resilience preventing dryness.
I got into contact with Just Natural when I saw that they had a category specifically for ‘Extreme dry skin’. I wanted a body oil that not only provides adequate moisture, but also help improve the texture and condition of my skin, “preparing” it for the impending winter ahead. Continue reading →
hello I'm Ru // short, small, & sweet is a green beauty blog which documents my quest in transiting to natural/organic skincare. I made the switch to green skin care after my move to the US in 2013. On this site you can find reviews of green beauty products and my personal experiences with them, healthy recipes, and also my knitting projects.