One of my favorite things to review is natural skin care. I used to think finding face lotions, cleansers and toners that were completely chemical free would be difficult. I sure wasn’t finding them where I shopped! But there are some really great online stores that create wonderful skin care without the use of parabens, pthalates, and other harmful chemicals. Using natural skin care is an important part of cancer prevention, so I’m very happy to feature Solum & Herbe today, and to share their generous giveaway with you.
Solum & Herbe has created a very popular facial cream called Rose & Silk which contains rose extracts and pure powdered silk. The application is light and comfortable, perfect for the hot summer months to come when you won’t want a weighty moisturizer. Their Rose Splash is equally light and very refreshing. It comes in a spray which I really love in a toner because it’s easy to apply and pleasant on the skin. While both of these products contain rose hydrosols or extracts, anyone leery of rosy scented products will be pleasantly surprised. The fragrance is as light and refreshing as the application; mixed with a variety of other extracts and essences, you’ll find the scent more on the herbal and airy floral side rather than a heavy rose fragrance grandma used to use.
I’ve also tested some of Solum & Herbe’s other products: Queen of Hugary’s Water is an interesting toner with a long history behind it. This old recipe has been used for generations. At one time, back when pharmacists worked with natural ingredients, you could walk into your local pharmacy and have it made to order. But these days you can enjoy it from Solum & Herbe. Also of interest from this online store are their clay masques and the apricot facial scrub. The Pink Clay Masque is surprisingly easy to rinse off, and the Apricot Facial Scrub works gently and effectively.
If you’re trying to eliminate the chemicals in your life, beauty products is a great place to start. Solum & Herbe’s product line is all natural and I didn’t find anything disagreeable in the ingredients lists. I appreciate that they list ingredients right on their site – you know what you’re getting before you order!
Ready to win a set of Solum & Herbe skin care? They’re giving away one Rose & Silk Cream and one Rose Splash Spray ($56 retail) to one of you!
This week only: If you donate to help find a cure through the Geodynamo’s home page, email me at themommyspot (at) gmail (dot) com and you’ll receive 3 extra entries into every giveaway throughout the week! (You do NOT need to donate to enter the giveaways, but if you do (even $1) I want to say “thank you”.)
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