Don’t worry, it’s ALL GOOD! Take care of your skin and lips the organic way with All Good by Elemental Herbs

eh_ag_logo_stacked_180x180_1399942030__91020Holidays can be stressful, but don’t worry – it’s All Good!! All Good by Elemental Herbs is a wonderful organic line of all-natural skin care. They have lots of great stuff from chemical-free zinc sunscreens to sore muscle recovery spray, all to help support a healthy lifestyle with organic formulas and products.

Made with organic & sustainably sourced ingredients 
• 100% GMO & petroleum Free 
• Hypo-Allergenic 
• Gluten Free 
• Vegan / Vegetarian  
• Only tested on humans 
• Member of 1% for the Planet 
• Biodegradable packaging 
• Certified B Corporation 
Today we have a Side by Side for keeping your skin and your lips ‘all good’ even through cold winter weather and dry indoor heat.

LISA’S SIDE:  ORGANIC COCONUT OIL SKIN FOOD ($14.99)

All Good Organic Coconut Oil Skin FoodI have such a hard time with dry skin and cuticles in the winter. Hangnails are the bane of my existence and I am a picker so I just can’t stay away from making them even worse. The All Good by Elemental Herbs Organic Coconut Oil Skin Food has absolutely saved my poor cuticles so far this season. Coconut oil skin care products are interesting – the oil actually hardens, but it melts immediately with body temperature, so I just rub my fingertips along the top of the hardened oil to get enough product for rubbing on my cuticles.

All Good Organic Coconut Oil Skin Food

It’s also a great multi-tasker, working as an eye cream, soothing dry patches on my arms, and smoothing fly-away and static-filled hair. This is completely all natural – you can even eat it if you want! It’s also great for babies, so if you have any little ones or grandbabies you will definitely want to consider this. It’s made from organic and sustainably sourced raw pressed, unrefined virgin coconut oil and is cruelty-free. It also comes scented – if you love essential oils you might want to consider the Lemongrass or Lavender scents. I am happy to be on the coconut oil bandwagon and even more happy to have found this great multi-tasking organic product!

MARCIA’S SIDE:  COCONUT CERTIFIED ORGANIC LIP BALM

My morning and night routine

My morning and night routine

There are certain things I do every single morning and evening without fail. Brush, floss, gargle and apply lip balm. With All Good Coconut Certified Organic Lip Balm my day is started and ended perfectly.

All Good Coconut Certified Organic Lip Balm

All Good Coconut Certified Organic Lip Balm

All Good by Elemental Herbs is a great company to turn to for your lip balm needs. Like our intro told you it’s an organic vegan brand that uses all natural ingredients. Beside the delicious Coconut Lip Balm this comes in several varieties. All Good not only has this lip balm in Coconut and Original but they also have balms with SPF 18 and SPF 20. The balms with sunscreen come in more flavors like Chai, Tangerine and Spearmint. All SPF flavors are oxybenzone free. A single lip balm only costs $3.50 plus they have a variety of sets.

All Good Coconut Lip Balm

All Good Coconut Lip Balm

What I love about this balm is it’s just soft enough to do the job without melting away. I prefer a lip balm in a wind up tube like this since it’s so easy to apply. The coconut is a wonderful scent that reminds me of a Mounds Bar. It is a pleasure to apply this. It lasts a good amount of time and it smells so good that I don’t mind reapplying when needed.

All Good Tinted Lip Balms

All Good Tinted Lip Balms

All Good also has Tinted Lip Balms in 6 different shades ($4.99 each). I’d love a little Alpine Pink in my life. The tinted balms are also gluten free, carmine free and use the safest sun production ingredient: pure, non-nano Zinc Oxide.  There’s obviously a lot to like about All Good’s Lip Balms and enough varieties to keep you from getting bored over the long winter.

We’re glad to have discovered this brand think you will be too. Check out the ALL GOOD by ELEMENTAL HERBS website to see what great, well priced items they have created.

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Think Pink with Korres Mandarin Lip Butter

Think pink

Think pink

As soon as I received Korres’ new Mandarin Lip Butter Stick I started to “think pink”. Actually I’m thinking very light pink for this one. Korres has been known for their Lip Butter for quite a while and people love them BUT they come in a pot which isn’t always to everyone’s liking. Now though there’s a lip butter available using their hydrating and softening lip ingredients in stick form and it’s so easy to use.

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter

Four colors plus untinted are ready to conquer chapped lips and keep them away. The Mandarin Lip Butter Sticks are available in Rose, Purple (berry tint), Pink and Peach. The tint is very light on the Pink and I’m sure the Peach too. It gives my lips just the tiniest hint of color but it feels so good!

 

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Let’s talk about these great ingredients:

*Mandarin Oil refreshes and soothes dry lips, especially chapped lips

*Shea Butter and Sunflower Wax deeply nourish your lips for long lasting comfort.

*Vitamin E is for healing and known for its advanced antioxidant properties

*There are no Silicones, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Phthalates,  and these aren’t tested on animals

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter in Pink

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter in Pink

At first I was going to call this a warm pink but the tint is actually too sheer to give my lips much color. It enhances my natural lip color so it’s perfect for wearing when I don’t want to wear lipstick. I’m healing my lips at all times when I wear this.

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter in Pink

Korres Mandarin Lip Butter in Pink

For me this is a great alternative to a regular lip balm. There is no fragrance or taste which is perfect for me personally. Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick isn’t sticky which equals happiness in my book. Each of the 5 Lip Butter Sticks have their own great packaging. My pink tube has found a permanent home in my cosmetic bag and brings a “smize” when I open and use it. If you are looking for softer lips and sheer color then Korres should be in your future. — Marcia

 *sent for consideration

INGREDIENT LIST: Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Octocrylene, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire D”abeille, Titanium Dioxide (Nano), Stearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Oryzanol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Limonene, Aroma/Flavor, [+/- (May Contain/Peut Contenir): Mica, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491/Iron Oxides, Ci 77492/Iron Oxides, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 15850/Red 6, Ci 15850/Red 7 Lake, Ci 19140/Yellow 5, Ci 42090/Blue 1 Lake].

Why not let C.O. Bigelow take a shower with you?

C.O. Bigelow Grapefruit Body  Cleanser

C.O. Bigelow Grapefruit Body
Cleanser

I remember the first time I bought a shower gel. I was a latecomer to the world of bath and body products and basically just used an unscented bar of soap in the shower. When I learned I was missing out on a whole world of products I started shopping around but everything was too perfumey or artificial smelling for my nose. I finally came across C.O. Bigelow aka C.O. Bigelow Apothecary and realized I’d found a brand that I could tolerate. I don’t remember if the first Body Cleanser I bought was Lemon or Grapefruit but I know it was one of those.

When C.O. Bigelow offered to send a Grapefruit scented Body Wash I was absolutely thrilled to have this experience again. It woke up all my memories and my senses once I started using it in the shower after all these years.

C.O. Bigelow Grapefruit Body Cleanser

C.O. Bigelow Grapefruit Body Cleanser

This $12 bottle of cleanser has been living in my shower for a few weeks now and seems quite content there. My body is also content with using this. I am very happy that this is a more natural smelling shower gel without any of the artificialness I dislike. Instead it’s a zesty grapefruit scent that I love on my body. It even leaves my bathroom smelling so pleasant afterwards.

C.O. Bigelow Body Cleanser

C.O. Bigelow Body Cleanser

This lathers up beautifully and a little goes a long way when I’m using a shower pouf. If you aren’t a citrus fan there are other fragrances besides lemon and grapefruit like Lavender, Lime & Coriander, Mentha, Coconut, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary Mint. My skin feels nicely moisturized after my shower and I love that they use Aloe Vera Gel to produce this effect.

C.O. Bigelow Lip Balm

C.O. Bigelow Lip Balm

As the weather cools I’m finding that my C.O. Bigelow Lemon Lip Balm ($7.50) is getting more and more use. This contains Shea Butter which helps to nourish and condition lips. It also is Vitamin C rich and has a concentration of lemon oil and lemon extract to provide a dose of Vitamin C to my lips. I find this to be very soft and easy to apply. I mostly wear it alone but I’ve also used it as a base for a lip color or to add a little shine and moisture to a lipstick. It does contain sodium saccharin though so be aware of that.

A big surprise to me is that the official C.O. Bigelow site carries dozens of other brands besides their own so getting to free shipping will be easy! C.O. Bigelow products are cruelty free, reasonably priced and trustworthy.  Do you feel like jumping in the shower with C.O. Bigelow too?? — Marcia

 

Body Cleanser Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Oleth-10, Polysorbate 20, Lauramide MEA, Lauramide MIPA, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyquaternium-7, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium PCA, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG 20 Sorbitan Laurate, Octadecyl Di-t-butyl-4-hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Dipropylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Triethylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Propylparaben, Citral, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Red 40 (CI 16035), Yellow 6 (CI 15985), Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730).

Lip Balm Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polydecene, Petrolatum, Octyldocecanol, Polyethylene, Ozokerite, Beeswax (Cera Alba, Cire d’abeille), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Saccharin.

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Keep Calm and Lip Balm from Rimmel London

Rimmel London Keep Calm and Lip Balm

Don’t these look fun?? I adore the packaging of the new Keep Calm and Lip Balm from Rimmel London. So colorful and pretty, but do they make it into my beach bag?

If I were only judging this book by its cover, I would say absolutely. The three tinted lip balms that Rimmel London sent me to test are cute cute cute, and just by looking at the balms you can see they are going to be extremely moisturizing.

Rimmel London Keep Calm and Lip Balm

Rimmel London Keep Calm and Lip Balm

The ‘Keep Calm’ logo and bright colors equal brilliant packaging. Keep Calm and Lip Balm ($2.50) comes in six shades - Clear (Keep Calm and Shop), Pink Blush (Keep Calm and Kiss), Berry Blush (Keep Calm and Rock), Rose Blush (Keep Calm and Play), and Violet Blush (Keep Calm and Party).

They are long wearing for a balm and have moisturizing oils that lock in moisture, increasing it by 22%.

Keep Calm and Play with Rose Blush

Keep Calm and Play with Rose Blush

Keep Calm and Party with Violet Blush

Keep Calm and Party with Violet Blush

Keep Calm and Kiss with Pink Blush

Keep Calm and Kiss with Pink Blush

Keep Calm and Lip Balm swatches, top to bottom:  Rose Blush, Violet Blush, Pink Blush

Keep Calm and Lip Balm swatches, top to bottom: Rose Blush, Violet Blush, Pink Blush

As you can see, the tint is barely there. In fact, on my lips the only one that has much color is the Violet Blush and it is definitely subtle.

The lip balms are soft…see what I did to poor Violet Blush? Applied, they have great mouth feel and give wonderful slip. They make lips tingle a bit too, in a minty sort of way that is pleasant. What’s not so great is the taste. It tastes like perfume and it doesn’t go away quickly. Believe me, if you kiss someone while wearing one of these lip balms, he or she will probably not be happy.

Unfortunately, these balms don’t make it into my beach bag. The soft tint is nice, the packaging is fabulous, and I love the moisturizing formula…but the taste is a deal breaker for me. Have you tried to Keep Calm and Lip Balm? Do you agree with me or do these cuties work for you?  – Lisa

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Why I love Lindi Skin and a giveaway so you can too

Lindi Skin collection

Lindi Skin collection

I try a lot of skincare brands but none of them is like LINDI SKIN. The 4 products I was sent to test are remarkable and unusual, all in a great way. The line is unlike anything I’ve tried and I’m so delighted with it that I begged asked the brand to do a givaway for one of you.

LINDI SKIN has a variety of skincare that is meant to be a solution to problems. Their products were created to soothe skin especially to relieve the effects of radiation, chemotherapy, and day-to-day wear resulting from cancer treatments. The brand goes beyond cancer patients though as I’ve seen in my own use. It’s for anyone.

The 4 products I have are the Lindi Face Wash ($22), Lindi Citrus Face Serum ($36), Lindi Eye Hydrator ($30), and Lindi Lip Balm ($10).

LINDI FACE WASH

Lindi Skin Face Wash

Lindi Skin Face Wash

Lindi Fash Wash is a liquid cleanser that is meant to both clarify and hydrate. It doesn’t strip my skin but I do need moisturizing after using it. This is a very effective and gentle cleanser that removes makeup and grim with ease. It’s the basis for getting your skin ready for more.

LINDI CITRUS FACE SERUM

Lindi Citrus Face Serum

Lindi Citrus Face Serum

The Citrus Face Serum is my very favorite of the products I am using. I’m in love with this. It’s thicker than any serum I own and it’s luxurious feeling on my skin. It was created to both soothe and revitalize skin and it does that to my skin.

I find it a little too thick to use under makeup but I adore it as my night time serum. The feel is amazing. This comes in two scents, lavender and citrus. The citrus is just a hint of a wonderful scent and dissipates quickly.

Lindi Facial Serum

Lindi Facial Serum

Here’s what Lindi says about this: “Formulated with the highest concentration of our proprietary LSA Complex ®, replete with botanicals, antioxidants and vitamins, this serum provides beneficial moisture and ultimate comfort to compromised skin on the face, neck, chest, back and scalp. The unique non-oily formula glides on silky-smooth and begins restoring immediately. The Serum has been clinically proven to reduce the facial rash, redness and itching that are a common side-effect of some types of chemotherapy.  It’s gentle soothing nutrients also make it great for anyone who wants healthy skin.”

Lindi Facial Serum

Lindi Facial Serum

I wish I was able to adequately explain how soothing and wonderful this feels on my skin. The first time I used it I was a little surprised because it felt so different than anything I’ve used. Now I never want to let it go. I use this either with my fingers or the wonderful JeNu Ultrasound Infuser and it’s made my skin smoother than ever. A+++

LINDI EYE HYDRATOR

Lindi Eye Hydrator

Lindi Eye Hydrator

I make no secret about my love for eye creams and eye treatments and Lindi Eye Hydrator is one of these loves. The Eye Hydrator too is totally different than anything I’ve tried. It comes in a small glass jar and feels and looks like silky honey. It’s not sticky at all though. It makes the area under my eyes so smooth while hydrating it too.

 

Lindi Eye Hydrator

Lindi Eye Hydrator

This is a nutrient rich gel that also helps with undereye puffiness and works to improve the look of your skin. What I have on my finger above it enough for 2 full days. I just need a dab of it. I use a small plastic facial spatula since I don’t want to use my fingers to get this out. I know people complain constantly about jars but this seems to be the best packaging for this silky gel. I love the effect of this and use it at least once a day.

LINDI LIP BALM

Lindi Lip Balm

Lindi Lip Balm

I wanted to hate the Lindi Lip Balm because of the packaging. I have long fingernails so I can’t easily dip into a little pot like this. But I can’t hate it and still use it every night before bed, can I? The lip balm is soft yet firm. I keep a covered lip brush right next to it so that I can slather this on before I pop into bed. Even when I wake up during the night I can feel how soft my lips feel and that it’s still working. It’s also a great cuticle cream that I like to use just before bed.

As you can see, I’m very impressed with the effects of Lindi Skin. It’s good for us and it’s even more wonderful for people with serious dry skin issues because of cancer and radiation along with a slew of other illnesses. I will continue to use the Face Serum and Eye Hydrator long after these 4 items are used up. — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  There will be one winner of all 4 products reviewed. The value of this giveaway is $96 so one US Subscriber is going to be a very happy person. The giveaway is open through 5/18/15 at 11:59 p.m. If WordPress closes comments towards the end please email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Lindi Skin. Make your comment in the email and you can count that as your entry so you can continue.

Lindi Skin

Lindi Skin

All LINDI Skincare products are

  • Clinically Tested
  • Proudly made in the U.S.A. in an FDA compliant facility
  • Dermatologist & Allergy tested
  • Paraben Free
  • Never Tested on Animals
  • Backed by our 30-day 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Non-irritating

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Zuzu Luxe Lip RX Kit will have you smiling again

Gabriel Lip RX Kit

Gabriel Lip RX Kit

We may be seeing signs of spring at last but that doesn’t mean our lips are ready for spring. While my lips are softer and there are no cracks now that the bitter winds and cold have died down, I still want to keep them in shape. That’s where the ZUZU LUXE LIP RX KIT comes in. This was sent to me months ago and I’ve been using it ever since.

Gabriel/Zuzu Lip RX kit products

Gabriel/Zuzu Lip RX kit products

In the great mesh cosmetic bag are two Zuzu Luxe products, the Lip Exfoliator and the Lip RX Stick.

Zuzu Lip RX Stick and Lip Exfoliator

Zuzu Lip RX Stick and Lip Exfoliator

Zuzu Luxe Lip Exfoliator is a gentle yet thorough exfoliator for your lips. It has scrubbers in there but they are natural and not harsh. I try to use this daily when I’m getting ready for the day (though I do forget). Apply it like you would a lipstick and then use your finger to move it around your lips. I rarely have to wipe it off, it seems to quickly absorb without leaving anything behind. You could also use a washcloth to get extra exfoliation with this.

Zuzu Lip Exfoliator

Zuzu Lip Exfoliator

The Lip RX Stick that comes in this $24.95 set is a terrific lip balm that I love under lipstick. It’s non-fragranced and it has no taste so it’s great for me. It looks like a lipstick so it’s a little classier to apply than my typical plastic tubes. It’s smooth and makes my lips feel highly moisturized.

Zuzu Luxe Lip RX Stick

Zuzu Luxe Lip RX Stick

To top it off they come in a great silver mesh cosmetic bag that will make your daily travels a joy. I love seeing what’s in my bags or else I forget!!

Zuzu Luxe Lip RX Kit

Zuzu Luxe Lip RX Kit

Zuzu Luxe and Gabriel Cosmetics are the same company and share a website. Their products are not only cruelty free but they are vegan besides making them good for all consumers who have lips. They support many important movements like Ocean Conservancy, Glutton Free Tolerance Group, American Breast Cancer Society and more. By supporting them you are also supporting these vital groups. There’s a store locator to help you find these two brands. In my area there are two major markets (Whole Foods and Plum Market) that I can find some locally.

It may have taken me too long to officially review them (I did mention them though in my Top Ten Winter Helpers review) but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been getting a lot of use. I’m a huge fan of lip balms and now I’m a fan of this Lip Exfoliator too. Have you ventured into Zuzu and Gabriel products yet? — Marcia

Ingredients:

RX Stick:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ozokerite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract

Lip Exfoliator:

Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil,  Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Kaolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candellila) Wax, Cetyl Acetate, Stearalkonium Hectorite

*provided for editorial consideration

Burt’s Bees Squeezable Lip Balm has all its goodness in a new tube

Burt's Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm

Do you have a picture in your mind of what Burt’s Bees Lip Balm looks like? Does it look like a yellow tube of goodness? Does the balm look solid? Well here’s a surprise and a pleasant one at that. Burt’s Bees has a new product out – Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm.

Burt's Bees Squeezable Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Squeezable Lip Balm

Everything you love about Burt’s Bees is now available in an easy to use squeeze tube. It’s still 100% natural containing Beeswax and Vitamin E. It’s still going to keep your lips replenished with moisture and protected from chapped lips. But it’s now softer and smoother.

Burt's Bees Squeezable Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Squeezable Lip Balm

It has a slant tip applicator to dispense the minty cool balm.

Burt's Bees ingredient list

Burt’s Bees ingredient list

When reading up about Burt’s Bees I found that their philosophy is The Greater Goodburts bee philosophyThey want to change the world and that includes using sustainable ingredients that are natural, recyclable and simple.

“In 2007, we established the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, organization
dedicated to sustaining charitable, grassroots initiatives that support human and honeybee health.

Since its inception, the foundation has issued $1.2 million in grants. In 2014 alone, the foundation donated $293,000 in proceeds to nonprofit organizations.”

When you are shopping at drugstores, Target, grocery stores, etc. keep your eye open for the familiar golden yellow packaging and look for their latest, most moisturizing addition: Burt’s Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration