Something you may not know about me: I'm a nut for 100% natural skincare. In fact, I DIY a lot of my own using oils, clays and essential oils. It all started in my mid 30's when I developed an extreme case of cystic acne. After being fed up with endless rounds of antibiotics, harsh chemicals that were ravaging my skin, and relentless insistence from many dermatologists that the only way to get clear was with accutane (A treatment path I refused to go down), I decided there had to be another way.
It set me on a course to healing my skin naturally. And oh what a journey it was... that's another story (or two, or three, or four) for another day, BUT I did learn that less is more, and naturals trump chemicals in the long run every time when it comes to skincare.
That's why I flip when I discover companies like Herbivore Botanicals.
From their mission statement:
"We bring you products that are safe, non-toxic, and highly effective. We believe in tangible results you can see and feel, and we believe in the power of nature to bring these results.
Every ingredient that we include in our products is there for a specific therapeutic reason. We do not use fillers of any kind, meaning that almost every ingredient in our products is an “active” ingredient. This results in pure, highly concentrated, and effective formulas that are a rarity in the skincare and cosmetics world today. All of our formulas are original, created and tested by us, on real people — never on animals and always from scratch. All of our products have an emphasis on organic, high quality, and food-grade ingredients."
How brilliant. And refreshing. I know I'll be adding some of their products to my DIY stash, how about you??