6 Brands That Sell All-Natural Beauty Products for Your Skin and Hair
Going organic with your skin care and beauty products is a long process which can sometimes be very expensive, but if you know where to look, you can get locally-made items that are relatively cheaper, but just asÂeffective for some. Here are six brands that offer top-notch all-natural products that are gentle on your skin, and environmental-friendly, too.
Go Lokal is the newest collaboration between Robinsons Department Store and the Department of Trade and Industry, which aims to help small-to-medium enterprises get into retail easier and faster. Local skin care and beauty line Pili Beauty and Wellness as well as other home-grown products are available here.
TRY: Pili Cheek and Lip Tint in Rouge, P896, in Classic, Hot Pink, Latte, Nu, and Bordeaux, which naturally moisturizes your skin and lips with pili and elemi oil
Echo Store is all about promoting an earth-friendly and sustainable alternative to beauty and health. It has its own Body Basics line, which offers everything from lip balm to after-shower body oil, and it also houses other brands including Ysabel's Daughter and Wild to Mild.
TRY: Echo Store Body Basics Hand and Moisturizing Cream in Sampaguita, P140
One of the most popular go-to all-natural brands to date, Human Nature has a vast beauty and skin care line that covers everything from your hair to your toes. Get your stash from their many brick-and-mortar branches, from their online store, or from their many resellers.
TRY: Human Nature Hydrating Face Mist with Aloe Vera, P250
Beach Born has some of the most sulit hair and body products for girls who love savvying it up under the sun. Their online store also does fast door-to-door shipping, so you won't have to worry about making an emergency purchase before heading out of town.
TRY: Beach Borne Sea Salt Spray for added volume and texture to your tresses, P180 without shipping fee
V&M Naturals prides itself by using top-grade natural oils for their products and promises no-premade bases, sulfates, surfactants, alcohol, sugar solutions, and parabens. You can check out V&M products in their Quezon City headquarters, or online.
TRY: V&M Naturals Bikini Bomb to lightly exfoliate and brighten your skin down there, P380 without shipping fee
Ilog Maria is more than just a beauty brand. It's headquarters in Tagaytay is actually a honeybee farm and sanctuary for those looking for a quiet escape from the city. Book for self- or group tours after getting your honey-based beauty stash.
TRY: Ilog Maria Honeymilk Cleanser and Moisturizer, P110
This story originally appeared on Femalenetwork.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.
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First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.
The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.
There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.
If you know me, and know me well, I am not the biggest fan of idyllic lifestyles. With a Type A personality, I act immediately upon whatever challenge that needs to be addressed. I actually enjoy keeping my mind preoccupied: doing university work in my favourite cafe then running errands around town, grocery shopping here, updating my accounts there, photocopying documents on the way down the street - all just in time before having a glass of champagne at the bar with my friends come evening.
And so, you could imagine my bewilderment when the next challenge to be faced was an extensive self-quarantine protocol. I didn’t know what to do when my greatest responsibility in this situation was to do nothing at all. My first few attempts to combat my consternation were very much rooted in distraction and imagination. My distractions involved conducting research, writing songs, calling family and friends, filming videos, and eating chocolate! My imaginations and fantasies were centred on travelling, shopping, even clubbing (which I rarely do) for when they find a cure to COVID-19. I did anything and everything that could be considered constructive in order to pass the time, mainly hoping I could just undertake the basic human necessities to survive - that is, eat and sleep the day through - until the next day comes, until the world is closer to becoming a better place, until quarantine ends, until my flight follows through, until I see my family and friends again.
Days in self-isolation and suspended flights turned to weeks and turned to months. By the third extension here in Spain where I study Fashion Business, I had to tell myself this shall be my new normal now, that I was blessed to be healthy, that I was tired of merely existing and missed what it was like to actually live - even if just within four walls. Little by little, I began to find significance in the simple occurrences of the day: the soft glare of the rising sun beaming golden streaks through my bedroom window upon waking up, the fragrance of freshly washed bed sheets that I had painstakingly hung to fit a relatively small clothes rack without crumpling them, the crunch and tanginess of warm toasted bread topped with raspberry marmalade, the buzzing sound of a phone call from home just waiting to be answered, to the caress of a fuzzy sweater to keep warm at night. I realised, “What pleasures to be enjoyed in the pause of slow living!” Through this continued pause, which I loathed at first, I began to appreciate each moment of the day rather than wish it would pass more swiftly, moments I had overlooked so often before the lockdown. I started to find that the challenge of self-isolation was never to pause both the regular routines of life as well as the positive emotions that came with these - as initially, I thought it meant to pause all happiness, so as to withstand a time of endurance in hopes for a better tomorrow, much like a form of delaying gratification. Life is just too fragile these days to delay gratification any further.
Life has paused, but it has not stopped. Believe that like any punctuation mark in a sentence, the pause will provide the right timing of things to take place. Till then, let us not waste our time waiting. Instead, we could be in the moment, seek substance in simplicity (that is, in what we already have), And enjoy the pleasure in pause. “Practice the Pause. When in doubt, pause. When angry, pause. When tired, pause. When stressed, pause. And when you pause, pray.”