Avalon Organics is a brand that is easy to find, sold numerous such as Whole Foods and many other health food stores. For those of you who don’t want to shop online for your natural beauty products or like testing them out before you buy (as many stores have testers available) this brand is super accessible. I think I’ve seen it in Target and CVS too.
Avalon Organics products are affordable, and they smell great. They also contain at least 70% percent organic ingredients. They do not contain the most harmful chemicals such as Parabens, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, Petrolatum, Artificial Colors and Phthalates. My main concern right now is avoiding those I just listed.
Skin Deep lists Avalon Organics as having ratings from 1-6 and you can view the report here. While Avalon Organics products aren’t the most pure, they are better than most but as always read labels. If you are a beauty purist, you might want to skip the products containing Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol which rate the highest on Skin Deep.
Here are some products that will address your specific needs this summer:
Want tighter skin? COQ10 Repair Ultimate Firming Body Lotion A wrinkle smoothing lotion that hydrates, tightens and firms the skin through cellular renewal. With lemon as a prominent ingredient, this moisturizer helps to remove dark spots and repair of elastin and collagen.
Want a close shave? Peppermint Moisturizing Cream Shave Infused with organic plant oils, Aloe and Beta Glucan, this peppermint infused rich shaving cream moisturizes the skin to ensure a closer shave and relax any tension in your muscles.
How about a refreshing shower after a long day at the beach? Grapefruit & Geranium Bath and Shower Gel This Grapefruit & Geranium body wash filled with essential oils, penetrates the skin to rid your body of its daily dose of bacteria while rejuvenating extra dry skin. *WOW this gel smells amazing!
Have some dead skin to slough off? Lavender Luminosity Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub Get rid of flakey or rough skin and make it soft, smooth and vibrant. With soothing lavender extracts, this exfoliator creates a calming, freshening, yet effective scrub that won’t irritate skin. *This one smells so good too. I love a calming Lavender product.
Chapped lips? Cherry Aloe Nourishing Lip Balm Cherry Infused with essential oils this lip balm moisturizes and protects against drying. The cherry extract helps to bring down and heal any inflammation or burning that the hot summer months can bring to your lips.