The summer sun, pool chlorine, and salty ocean have begun to cause my hair to frizz and break off and my already very dry skin always gets drier during the hot temperatures. And, who isn’t worried about the aging consequences of the sun?
We know – summer is a challenging time to keep up with your typical beauty regime so I was happy to be presented with these five top all-natural beauty products made from mother earth’s most nutrient rich, organic, ingredients to review.
1. Amazon Origin’s Amaçari
Amaçari –Made from pure camu camu berry, a superfruit found only the Amazon forest, this potent antioxidant and Vitamin C-rich ingestible powder targets fine lines and sun damaged skin on your face, while helping you retain moisture for a more radiant, youthful complexion. The camu camu properties heal you from the inside out, helping to boost collagen levels improving your skin’s firmness and enhancing its defense to prevent future damage.
2. Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil
Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil– Unlike butter, corn oil, and even olive oil, which surprisingly breaks down and loses its nutrients at high temperatures, Malaysian palm fruit withstands hotter high temperatures; it doesn’t lose its nutritional value when cooked at high heats. This palm oil is loaded with beta-carotenes and vitamin E tocotrienols which are beneficial to our skin, heart and many other organs.
Try: Nutiva Organic Red Palm Oil
3. Morocco’s Argan Oil
If you live in a dry climate or have curly, frizzy hair, you have probably heard of Moroccan oil but have no idea the key ingredient is Argan Oil, produced from an Argan nut coming from Argan tree, which only grows in Southwestern Morocco. Argan oil is excellent for moisturizer and a must have during the hot summer months. It’s chockfull of essential fatty acids, anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals that promote your overall health by moisturizing, softening AND protecting your face and hair from sun damage – without harmful toxins and Parabens.
Try: Zweena Body Care
4. Tahitian Monoi Oil
An infusion of Tahitian gardenias and coconut oil, Monoi oil is used by Tahitian women to soothe and protect their hair and skin. This silicone-free, restorative oil rebuilds your hair’s structure from the inside out for true repair that doesn’t wash away or weigh hair down like silicones do. Slather Monoi oil on after your shower to lock in moisture.
Try: Carol’s Daughters’ Monoi Oil
5. West Africa’s Shea Butter
Shea butter has become a household ingredient in top moisturizing lotions from its hydrating components but many don’t know the nut hails from the karite tree (meaning “Tree of Life”) found in West Africa. Shea seeds contain a uniquely large healing fraction, regular use of the crème can treat a plethora of skin problems including: blemishes, wrinkles, itching, sunburns, small skin wounds, eczema, skin allergies, insect bites. Shea Butter is praised by many for its ability to prevent wrinkles and diminish stretch marks.