Natural and organic living is something I am passionate about. I try to eat mostly organic foods with ingredients I can recognize, and I also like to use beauty products that are organic and natural. I truly believe in the power of using products that are naturally derived, and I've found that my skin absolutely loves it when I keep things simple.
My transition to healthier eating, and using organic and natural products began about a year and a half ago, and in this transition I've stumbled upon many different products and I've shared many of them with you. See here, here and here for just a few examples.
I've recently come across another brand of products that I've really been loving, called Landeva Organics. Landeva Organics is a Canadian company with an awesome philosophy: "We know that beautiful skin on the outside comes from within. We also know that by watching what we eat and taking care of our bodies from the inside we become more beautiful. So, in considering healthy choices we can’t leave out the biggest organ of the body: the skin. The skin is the largest organ of your body, and is responsible for many basic and essential functions in it, and anything we put on it can be easily absorbed into the body through the pores. We have to take care of it to like what we see in the mirror"
I've got a sampling of some of their products to share with you. I'd highly recommend checking this company out - they have affordable, natural products that are really great! I am in love!
Argan Shea Face Balm ($28, 2 oz.) - This balm is super thick, formulated with organic mango, argan oil and shea butters, and lightly scented with essential oils. There are many ways you can use this product - as a facial moisturizer, or as a cleansing balm, or a deep conditioning treatment for the hair, or for mega-hydration on any dry areas like elbows, cuticles, hands, you name it!
I found this product to be a bit too hydrating for my combination skin, so I used it to hydrate my very dry hands. A little bit (like seen above) goes a LONG way, so I take just a dollop and then squeeze some lotion on my hands and mix them together before going to bed. I wake up with really soft, hydrated hands. I really really like this product, and especially love how versatile it is! Natural products with simple ingredients such as this really can be used for just about anything!
Nourishing Detox Facial Soap ($9, ~4 oz.) - Facial soaps seem to be all the rage lately. And after using this one, I totally get it. This soap aims to detox the skin without stripping it of essential moisture and oils. The bar contains activated charcoal and Moroccan clay, goat's milk, and plant oils to draw out impurities and keep blemishes at bay. It's lightly scented with essential oils.
You're really getting a quality product here. According to Landeva's website, "Each bar of soap is handmade from scratch in small batches using the traditional cold process method, then naturally air-dried for at least 6 weeks to create a heavier, longer-lasting bar."
I like to use this as my morning cleanser as it's really gentle and works great at getting off any excess product leftover from my nighttime skincare regimen.
Hair and Body Oil ($29, 3,8 fl oz.) - The hair and body oil by Landeva is made up of a variety of oils including argan oil, Camellia seed, jojoba, avocado and coconut oil enriched with vitamin E, and pure essential oils for fragrance. This smells like citrus and really did make my hair feel super soft. I prefer to use it on my hair as an overnight treatment, prior to washing it the next morning. It washes out nicely and makes my hair feel soft. You can use this oil on your hair, body, or as a cleansing oil.
Rose Nourishing Toner ($20, 3.8 fl oz.) - I got a little sample of the Rose Nourishing Toner and really enjoyed it. Those of you who read Glazed Over often, or know me personally, know I love all things rose-scented. This toner is very gentle, and is effective at sweeping away any leftover makeup or impurities left on the skin.
Have you tried Landeva Organics? How do you incorporate organic and natural items in to your daily life? Let me know!