Natural Beauty: The Detox Market Haul
If you've never heard of The Detox Market before, it's an awesome online store that features green/natural beauty products. Everything they stock is toxin-free and effective - so naturally I couldn't resist their July 4th sale and picked up some items. If you've read my past beauty posts you probably know how much I love samples, and this store has an awesome program where you can pick out four samples of any products you'd like for $7.99. It's a fantastic way to try out new products (particularly extremely expensive ones), so I'd highly recommend checking that out. Now, on to what I got:
Full Size Purchases
- Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser ($32): It took me forever to decide whether this cleanser was worth giving up my beloved Glossier for, but I finally took the plunge. It's nearly twice the price for 2/3 the amount which hurts my heart, but I appreciate the ingredient list much more with this cleanser. Plus, I feel like this actually gets my makeup off a bit better.
- RMS Beauty Signature Set Mod Collection ($44): I've been dying to try RMS for ages now and looking to replace some of my makeup with natural alternatives, so this palette was a perfect choice. It comes with a Master Mixer, the Living Luminizer, two Lip2Cheeks, and a balm. I'm loving all of them so far.
- ILIA Pure Eyeliner in Sweet Jane ($24): This was just something I came across while browsing the website and figured it would be a practical choice. This is the first natural eye makeup product I've tried and I actually quite like it. The color is a lovely soft brown that I'm sure I'll get a lot of use out of.
- May Lindstrom Blue Cocoon (Retails for $180): When deciding on samples, I wanted to check off some of the most expensive items on my "To Try" list and this was one of them. This all natural balm has blue tansy as its star ingredient and is design to soothe and nourish sensitive and inflamed skin. So far it seems very similar and even kind of less effective than my Herbivore Lapis Oil (which is a hell of a lot cheaper). The only positive point about the price is that you need a very tiny amount for your whole face, so the full size jar would probably last a year.
- May Lindstrom Problem Solver (Retails for $100): This mud mask is meant to leave you with clear and luminous skin. My first use was a bit odd honestly. It felt very irritating while on my skin but when I took it off I had no redness at all, just tightened and pretty bright skin. I'll have to try it again and see what I think - luckily the sample I received had enough for probably 3 or 4 uses. Side note: it smells like chocolate and dirt.
- Mahalo Petal Face Mask (Retails for $95): I was so close to buying the full size of this - the beautiful wooden jar it comes in was extraordinarily tempting. It contains 28 active ingredients including two kinds of honey, amazonian white clay, and roses in multiple forms - sounds like a dream right?? It's meant to leave your skin deeply hydrated and plump. I've yet to try it out, but I have very high hopes - and really want that wooden jar on my bathroom counter.
- Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream (Retails for $54): I want to love an eye cream so badly, I'm just never super impressed or drawn to any of them. This eye cream is gentle as advertised and didn't irritate my skin at all, but it's nothing I'm super pumped about sadly. Maybe there's no need to be excited about eye cream? If it works, it works right?
I also received two free samples with my order. The Odacité Papaya Geranium Serum (for hyper-pigmentation) and the Odacité Baobab Sarsparilla Serum (for eye contour). I haven't tried either yet, but I've loved Odacité's serums in the past so I'm looking for to testing them!
That's it! Do you have any natural beauty brands or stores you'd recommend? Let me know in the comments!