As a fanatic of all things natural beauty, I am extremely picky about what I put on my skin and in my body (and what goes on your skin goes in your body!). I check the ingredients on everything before buying or reviewing to see if it meets my standards. of pure, natural and healthy. I’m thrilled to partner with InstaNatural to review some of the offerings in their full line of natural skincare products. While I read and consider the ingredients list for myself, I encourage you to read labels for yourself before you buy to make sure the product meets your own standards and doesn’t contain anything you want to avoid.
InstaNatural Product Reviews
Dead Sea Mud Mask
So easy to use! I’ve used clay masks before– all came powdered and I had to mix them up myself. The Dead Sea Mud Mask comes all ready to apply, no messy mixing needed–yay! Just glide a thin layer onto your face, wait for it to dry and then gently wash it off after about 15 minutes. It’s all natural and made of real clay from the Dead Sea. After I washed it off, my face felt amazingly refreshed! It makes the skin soft and smooth. Just be sure to moisturize after you use. I plan to use this weekly to pull impurities from my skin. The dead sea mud is a natural detoxifying agent, making this mask an essential part of a skincare regimen. I’m honestly looking forward to the next time I use it!
I’m going to address this right away–this is not a vegan product. It is, in fact, made from birds. I was hesitant to review it because of that reason. Although I eat meat, I try to eat only grass fed, free range meant and I go out of my way to use as many products as I can that are not tested on animals. I was comforted to learn that the emu are raised on farms, not caught from the wild, and the entire bird is used: for their meat, feathers and oil. What I like about this product is that it is a 100% emu oil. The texture is thick and oily as it is naturally rich in unsaturated fatty acids, and it nourishes the skin deeply–perfect for really dry patches like elbows. It can be used for to stimulate hair growth and to soothe sore joints but I haven’t tried it for either of these things, so after a little more experimenting I’ll post an update. Emu are not endangered by the way–certain types of emu are extinct, but obviously not the species that this oil is harvested from. Good to know!
Youth Express Eye Gel
Even though my skin is still pretty young looking, I want to be proactive about preventing and treating fine wrinkles. No time like the present, right? This is a clear gel that spreads easily on the skin. The Youth Express Eye Gel has a very light, natural fragrance that smells lightly like cucumber. Like all the other InstaNatural products reviewed here, it would be good for both men and women. No overpowering, floral fragrances found here! Just good, natural ingredients and gender neutral packaging. Cool.
Youth Express Eye Serum
This serum smells lightly of citrus (yum!) and comes in a dropper bottle. It is orange, and when I say orange I mean BRIGHT ORANGE like mashed up carrots. Pat a little bit around the eye area and it will absorb to the point it is no longer traffic cone colored. I didn’t have a problem with the orange tint lingering on my skin tone, but if it does show up on yours you could always use it at night instead of in the morning. This is a good product to use before a regular moisturizer for added wrinkle-fighting benefits.
What are your favorite natural beauty products?
InstaNatural provided me with samples for review through BrandBacker, but as always all opinions are my own.