As many of you know, I truly believe beauty comes from the inside. I am very careful about what I eat. Yes, I believe “what you eat is who you are.” Almost 60% of what you put on your skin goes into your body, so I am very careful about what I put on my skin. I choose organic food to eat and organic products to put on my skin. After my daughter Nina was born and when I started using “baby” products, I stated paying much closer attention to the ingredients of the products I use on her.
I know that there are so many “dirty tricks” in the beauty industry. All the “natural” labels do not mean “natural.” “Organic” beauty product does not mean truly, 100% “organic.” All the ingredients used in the products do not need to be listed in the products. Do not be fooled by the labels. I mean it.
Unfortunately, many of the skin and body care products sold in the world today are in fact, toxic. The “petroleum” commonly used in the lip balms makes your lips temporarily smooth but it actually dries your lips and lead to symptoms requiring more “applications.” Many products with “natural” on the label even contain “petroleum oil”. Truly nourishing, natural skin care products should encourage your skin to heal naturally.
When Nina “ate” (yes, she literally “ate”) my “natural” and “expensive” lip balm one day, I screamed and my search for “pure” “natural” “organic” and “effective” organic beauty products became serious. I ended up making my own products. The very first one was the “almost” edible lip balm which not only Nina but my husband Henry is in love with: Homemade edible lip balm. I make homemade skin lotion, facial masks and exfoliating clay scrubs.
I love making these products and they work great but sometimes I want more products and I don’t want to make them. This is where the amazing Annmarie Gianni comes in. Annmarie Gianni makes amazing organic products she truly believes in. When I first saw her video she was talking about the importance of feeding our bodies from the inside and outside. I fell in love with her and her products and I am sure you will once you try her products!
One of my FAVORITES is Neroli Toning Mist. Neroli does wonders for mature skin and I use this before and after the dermaroller which stimulates collagen production. Take a look here to learn how to use the dermaroller.
P.S. you can even “eat” one of her products, Coconut Honey Mask. Yummy!