Winter is in full swing, and so is dry, parched skin. Having spent most of December back in Vancouver and now in Norway, my skin has gotten a good “workout.” Between the long-haul flights and the dry air in my home and hotels, my skin was looking less than radiant. It was thirsty. So I decided to try out a line I have been waiting to test for a while – an affordable natural skincare you can find at the pharmacy- Andalou Naturals.
Gone are the days of ordering affordable clean skincare online, or shopping for it at the tiny local health food store. These days you will find natural skincare brands like this beauty, stocked in convenient places such as your local CVS and Walgreens (and yes, of course, your local Whole Foods and iHerb, too). I love when natural skincare is made more affordable and more accessible.
So here’s the thing, I have naturally dry skin and I love my facial oils, but with the extreme travel and cold I needed something targeted at feeding the thirst. I usually mix and match my products, so this is the first time (in a while) where I tested an entire line of products from the same range. I was pleasantly surprised.
One of the things I loved about this line was it was made with coconut water! Exactly the thing I would be drinking when dehydrated and dried out on the inside on a tropical island 😉 The products are all gentle and have lovely ingredients including enzymes, vitamin C, coconut water electrolytes and AquaCacteen (derived from prickly pear cactus, which is shown to nourish and binds water to nutrients). You’ll find this ingredient throughout the line.
The eye cream and youth serum had a great “kick” in from the kelp and green coffee extracts, not to mention the prickly pear. The Serum and Eye Lift Cream were very emollient, so they felt like they were not only providing moisture, but sealing in moisture.
The serum also boasted coconut milk aminos and olive squalene to make for a super nourishing base prior to moisturizer.
The day and night creams: the night cream was even more nourishing than the day cream (including coconut milk and coconut oil) – a great team for winter.
The creams also had an added spearmint leaf extract, which provided a light tingle upon application, bringing microcirculation to the surface of the skin. This is great for plumping and helping to invigorate the skin cells at the surface.
One of my favourite things about this brand is that you can shop for it so conveniently and affordably. You can find Andalou Naturals at your local CVS, Walgreens, Whole Foods and Sprouts. As well as online, of course – check them out on one of my favourite online shops, iHerb.
Shop Andalou Naturals Quenching Coconut Water Cleanser for $12.99 USD here
Shop Andalou Naturals Quenching Coconut Water Firming Toner for $13.95 USD here
Shop Andalou NaturalsQuenching Coconut Water Firming Serum for $27.00 USD here
Shop Andalou Naturals Quenching Coconut Milk Youth Firm Night Cream for $27.00 USD here
Shop Andalou Naturals Quenching Coconut Water Eye Lift Cream for $21.00 USD here
Shop Andalou Naturals Quenching Coconut Water Visibly Firm Day Cream for $27.00 USD here
Happy Moisturizing, lovelies!