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The Best Soaps to Use Against Covid-19

The Best Soaps to use against COVID-19

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Emma Rohmann

Emma Rohmann, Founder of Green At Home, Gives Her Expertise on The Best Soaps to Use Against COVID-19

If, like so many people, you’re spending hours scouring all corners of the internet for hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap, I’m about to give you some more free time. Because the truth is, these shouldn’t be your go-to when trying to ward off SARS-CoV-2 (the official name of the virus responsible for the covid-19 disease).

To understand why, let’s start with a basic science lesson… I’ll keep it simple, promise.

The Good News: the Coronavirus is Easily Destroyed

To be clear, not all viruses are made the same way. When talking about how they can be destroyed, there are two distinctions that matter: enveloped and non-enveloped. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is enveloped, and this is a good thing.

The envelope is a double layer of lipids – which are fatty molecules made up of a hydrophilic (water-loving) “head” on the outside of the layer, and hydrophobic (water-hating or fat-loving) “tails” that point inwards, sandwiched between the heads.

This layer is very sensitive to things like alcohol and soap, which each work effectively but differently to destroy the coronavirus.


Why Soap Works to kill the Coronavirus

Soap is made up of molecules with free-floating hydrophobic tails and hydrophilic heads. When put in water and in the presence of the coronavirus, the tails try to avoid the water molecules and wedge themselves between the fatty layer of the virus. Once the protective outer layer is broken, the pieces of the virus spill out into the soapy water, and the soap molecules surround and trap them – along with dirt – to be washed away.

Antibacterial Soap Not Required

It might be tempting to look for the most powerful antibacterial products on the shelf – though you’ll be hard pressed now to find any. But you don’t need anything other than plain soap to destroy the coronavirus. The key is to wash your hands for a full 20 seconds, rubbing all surfaces of your skin, to effectively remove any virus cells and then rinse them down the drain.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC’s Provincial Health Officer, said it this way: “Wash your hands like you’ve been chopping jalapenos and you need to change your contacts.”

Antibacterial soaps have not been shown to be more effective than regular soap and water, and often contain other ingredients that can be irritating to the skin (like or hormone disrupting (like triclosan). So even the health agencies like Health Canada and the FDA only recommend regular soap.

Hand Sanitizer as a Back-Up

As for hand sanitizer, it’s a good alternative for when you don’t have access to soap and water. The alcohol must be in high enough concentrations (at least 60%) to destabilize the lipid outer layer of the virus, but the virus has to be soaking in the alcohol for it to work. This also doesn’t remove the virus cells from the skin like soap does. 

Soap works faster, and requires less to be effective, but hand sanitizer is still better than nothing.

Favourite Soaps from PurPicks

Since you’re washing your hands a million times a day (you are, right?!), it’s a great time to find your new favourite soap. Here are some of the top rated soaps on PurPicks right now:

EarthlyEssentials – Olive Castile Soap Rated 4.68 out of 5 (22 Reviews)
“I use this in the kitchen. It smells so good and works well. Love that it’s all natural ingredients.” – Kelly

Birch Babe – Shampoo And Body Bar Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on (7 Reviews)
“such a great sudsy bar, I travel with it too, love the case. This bar has lasted me over 3 months. the smell is amazing.” – Debbie

JustBirch – Artisan All Natural Soap Rated 5.00 out of 5 based (3 Reviews)
“Great stuff! I love that it’s organic and comes from a company that’s committed to helping our natural environment.”

Alaska Glacial Mud – Bergamot & Lemongrass & Mandarin & Lavender Glacial Mineral Soap Bar 4.60 out of 5 (5 Reviews)
“From camping to sauna to shower to kitchen, this soap cuts through it all with grace and divine essential oils! I use it for washing grimy kid paws, shampoo hair for myself and baby, shaving my legs and washing my face!” – Lauren

Thank you for reading and stay safe! 

Emma Rohmann

Emma Rohmann
Green At Home

Emma Rohmann is an environmental engineer, mom of 2, and founder of Green at Home. She helps families reduce toxins at home without overwhelm, a lifestyle overhaul, or spending a fortune. Emma is a David Suzuki Foundation Queen of Green Coach, holds a certificate in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona,  and is a regular guest lecturer at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Learn more at www.greenathome.ca.

42 Natural Face Washes You Can Use Every Day

 

42 Natural Face Washes You Can Use Every Day!

 

Washing your face should be a part of your daily routine. Period. Your face goes through a lot, and it needs to be taken care of. After a whole day of weather, accessorizing, and oils from your hands and eats, your face wants to be washed.

And it’s hard because your face might need something different from your friend, who good-naturedly recommended something that worked for them. You’ve tried all the products from all the department stores, and nothing has worked–but have you tried products that aren’t always in department stores? Often all-natural brands can’t be found in department stores, and, often, they’re exactly what your face wants! Here’s a list of this year’s Clean Beauty Awards entries for Face Wash from certified organic products. Scroll down to read about them!

 
 

Conclusion: How great do these facial products sound? Let us know in the comments below which ones you’re dying to try–listen to your face!

72 “Free From” Skincare Products that Deserves Some Serious Attention in 2018

The best free from skincare products in 2018

72 “Free From” Skincare Products that Deserves Some Serious Attention in 2018

Natural. Green. Organic. Clean. The time has come for beauty to evolve. What better way to do that than realizing that choosing organic and natural ingredients it the best choice for skincare products?

We believe that all-natural, organic skincare ingredients such as the precious antioxidants found in natural oils, butters and pure herbal extracts are better for us (and the environment!) than their synthetic and toxic alternatives. And we’re happy to let you know that we’re not the only ones thinking like this.

The ‘Free From Skincare Awards’ are celebrating the best “free from” skincare products and artisans, bringing you a list of the most wanted organic, all-natural products you should incorporate in your daily beauty routine.  

Each product is subject to testing and careful examination to ensure that in the development process only natural and organic ingredients as well as pure essential oils and butters are being used. The judges are not only mindful of those who have skin allergies, sensitivities and other health concerns but they also focus on finding all-natural and nontoxic complex formulas your skin can passionately enjoy…as well as whether or not the product is worth the money!

The list of award-winning skincare products contains some of the best products on the planet, free from parabens, paraffin, mineral oils, any synthetic chemicals, never tested on animals and eco-friendly.

 

 

Best Free From Skincare Product 2018

 

 

FreeFrom Achievement Award 2018

 

 

 

Best FreeFrom Skincare Brand 2018

 

Gold:

Green People

Silver:

SenSpa

Bronze:

Bloomtown

 

 

Family Skincare 2018

 

 

 

Men’s Grooming 2018:

 

 

 

Problem Skin 2018

 

Skin Food

 

 

Hair Care 2018

 

 

 

Body Care (Leave On) 2018

 

 

 

Body Care (Take Off) 2018

 

 

 

Oils and Oil-based Serums 2018

 

 

 

Make-Up 2018

 

 

 

Hand – Nail and Foot Care 2018

 

Enriching Spelt Hand Cream

 

 

Hard Soaps 2018

 

 

 

Lip Balms 2018

 

 

 

Face Care (Leave On) 2018

 

Bronze:

Lavera – Hydro Effect Serum

Calming Rose Super Tonic

 

 

Face Care (Wash Off) 2018

 

 

 

Fresh and Fragrant 2018

 

These products were made to help you look good and feel good. And when you feel good, you’re unstoppable. If natural beauty is your thing too, these are the brands that are making the difference between natural organic beauty and the alternative.

Looking for even more options? See the winners of CertClean’s 2017 Clean Beauty Awards or, if you’re looking for face moisturizers, see this ultimate list of 70+ face moisturizers that are going for “win” the 2018 Clean Beauty Awards this year. Are you ready to transform your skin and your life? Have you tried any of these award-winning products?

The Ultimate List Of All-Natural, Organic Face Moisturizers

The Ultimate List Of All-Natural, Organic Face Moisturizers

The Ultimate List Of All-Natural, Organic Face Moisturizers

Mother nature has a cure for almost anything and, lately, more and more beauty and skincare products are keeping their ingredient choices as close to the earth as possible. Maybe it’s the self-care, self-love vibe you can’t stop hearing about everywhere, but the all-natural beauty is in vogue now, more than ever.

One thing is for sure. Over the years we’ve become more aware of our decisions about what we allow on our skin and we’re looking to know exactly what the jars, tubs and bottles in our bathroom and dressing tables contain. It’s no surprise that with these demands, the organic skincare beauty market is blooming and hundreds of skincare brands have formed to meet your demands for safe, organic, natural beauty products.

Now, with lots of options along with misleading labels or brands that are outright greenwashing, it is still difficult to stay away from all chemicals that are so harmful not only to your skin but your entire body, and the process of having to find the real organic products you can use without worrying about the ingredients can be overwhelming.

These face care brands you’re about to read represent a mix of natural organic, non-toxic ingredients that are as good for the planet and your health as they are for your skin. Consider these 70+ nontoxic face moisturizers some of the best in the clean beauty industry — these are some of the natural / organic / nontoxic beauty heroes that have entered CertClean’s Clean Beauty Awards this year!

alenti - Liquid Rose Gold Night Serum

 Read more reviews on Purpicks.com

AveSeena – Ageless Perfection Cream

Holy grail!

My holy grail! I use it under my makeup o r at night. I really love that it is a multitasker and can be used day/night. I don’t have time for million different creams. I want one that actually works. This cream feels so amazing on my skin. It really works practically overnight on my dry skin and how it looks in the morning is too good to be true…

Allison

What really counts is what they don’t use: no fragrances, no parabens, no siloxanes, or other unnecessary chemicals. With that settled, you can now indulge in our list with the best and brightest stars of green beauty. We hope we’ve given you a hand in choosing the best natural and organic beauty treats for your beautiful face.

We hope these nontoxic face moisturizers will make you feel better about what you’re putting on your beautiful face. If you’re looking for organic / natural cream, paraben-free makeup or the best natural body moisturizer, there are plenty of choices you can find here – The List of Award-Winning Products from 2017 

Are you ready to take the plunge into natural beauty?

10 Reasons You Should Add Rosemary to Your Beauty Routine

Benefits of Rosemay Essential Oil

10 Reasons You Should Add Rosemary to Your Beauty Routine

Read on to find out why Rosemary is such a superpower in the organic skincare industry!

In the cosmetics industry, this important component works it’s magic in more ways than one! It’s useful for toning the skin, increases blood flow, helps reduce puffiness thus, providing an overall better complexion. Depending on which products you use that contain rosemary leaf extract, you’ll be on your way to improved brain function, longer hair, maintained weight, and you’ll even be protected from UV damage. While these are just a few benefits that this ingredient has to offer, it does a lot more such as help fight cancer, improves asthma, and prevents blood clots. That’s 10 reasons right there!

Let’s take a look at a few products that contain the multi-faceted rosemary leaf extract:

1.Immersion Botanica – Rosemary & Lavender Cleansing Oil

  • Rating: 4.17 out of 5 Stars (18 Reviews)
  • Certification: CertClean
Immersion Botanica Rosemary & Lavender Cleansing Oil

Leaves your skin prefectly hydrated!

I had never tried a facial cleansing oil before and I was sceptical. After trying this Rosemary and Lavender Cleansing Oil, I will never go back to commercial face wash products. It smells great, feels amazing and leaves your skin perfectly hydrated! Not too oily and not too dry. I love it.

Krysta

Gentle but effective!

I use this as an everyday cleanser before bed. It is gentle but effective in removing basic makeup and cleansing my skin. It leaves my skin feeling clean and hydrated, unlike commercial products that left my sensitive skin feeling tight and red.

Alli

So soothing!

This is only thing I use on my skin after removing makeup before bed. It’s gentle and hydrating, and the scent is so soothing!

Virginia

2. Lowen’s Natural Skincare – You Sure Clean Up Nice! – Face and Body Wash

  • Rating: Rated 4.82 out of 5 (11 Reviews)
  • Certification: CertClean
Lowen's You Sure Clean Up Nice! Face and Body Wash

My face feels smooth for hours!

Great face and body wash. I’m always skeptical of cleansers that claim they’re good enough for body and face but this one really is. I hate when face wash doesn’t rinse off well or body wash leaves too much residue. This one does the job without the feeling of gunk left on you. I also have pretty sensitive skin (especially on the face) and it felt good going on and rinsing off. Like other Lowen’s products it has a fun name

Yuka

Highly recommended!

This product is another example of how well Lowen’s does texture. I love how smooth their products are. Although this product is meant as a face/body wash, I only tried it on my face. It didn’t quite lather the way I expected but I didn’t care because…smooth! Like other Lowen’s products I’ve tried, the scent is au naturale and barely there. No sneezing or skin irritations, which is a big plus in my world.

Sue

A great “everything” cream!

Nice scent and lathers well, face felt nice, not too dry after

Lauren S.

3. Good Karma Skincare – Lux 7 Four in One Face Cream

  • Rating: 5.00 out of 5 Stars (12 Reviews)
  • Certification: CertClean

Would definitely recommend!

This face cream has a quiet fresh smell.
I like the feel of it on my face.
It leaves my face feeling smooth for hours.
Love-Love this glorious product.

Cynthia A

Melts right in to my skin!

Really appreciate finding this product. I am cautious about what products I choose for health reasons. Good Karma four in one face cream has given me the moisturizing results and healthy skin that I have been wanting for a long time. I recommend the product highly.

Ellie

Great moisturizer!

When used after the G.K. Toner, this is a great “everything” cream. I use it morning and night all over my face for smooth, refreshing, and glowing skin. A really great product!

Dale

Conclusion

Rosemary isn’t just for cooking! Healthy living is important; consider integrating rosemary leaf extract into your lifestyle as it can benefit you inside and out. Give us some feedback and let us know the products you’ve used and how it worked for you!

Say YES To The Miracles Of Argan Oil

Say YES To The Miracles Of Argan Oil

 You may have heard about argan oil, especially if you’re one to prefer natural skincare products. On beauty and personal care labels, you’ll see the ingredient labelled like this: Argania Spinosa (Argan) kernel oil.

The Miracle Oil of Nature

Argan oil: a rich, cold-pressed oil that is harnessed from the fruit kernel of the Moroccan Argan tree. It has many uses in cosmetics, working wonders for dry or aged skin, damaged hair or fragile nails. Regularly using argan oil for moisturizing your skin can reduce the amount of sebum, naturally suppressing oiliness and acne. That being said, it also helps keep your insides healthy! The edible version of hand pressed oil is a good antioxidant, it has hepatoprotective properties that can protect the liver and it can also prevent spikes in blood sugar levels.

If you don’t yet own products with argan oil, consider adding one of the following products in your skincare collection!

 

1.Immersion Botanica – Jojoba & Sea Buckthorn Facial Nutrient Serum

Replenish important skin nutrients with these oils rich in antioxidants, photo protective, regenerating vitamins A, B, C, E, and omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids.

  • Rating: 4.41 out of 5 Stars (17 Reviews)
  • Certification: CertClean
Immersion Botanica Hydrating Geranium Mist

My skin feels moist all day!

I use this serum every day. My acne has cleared up and my skin feels moist all day.

Tammy H.

Can’t live without!

This is one product I can’t live without!! It is super moisturizing without leaving my sensitive skin oily or greasy. Would highly recommend!

Alli

A little goes a long way!

I love how this product works on my skin. I pair it with the Fruit & Grains Facial Cleanser and I really like how it doesn’t leave my face oily–if I use the right amount! Honestly a little goes a long way so don’t use too much!

Daniela

2. BEE23 Natural Beauty – Heroine Hotty Balm

The natural ingredients in the moisturizer balm are completely kind and gentle to even the most sensitive skin and, together, provide a great end result.

  • Rating: Rated 4.79 out of 5 (14 Reviews)
  • Certification: CertClean
BEE23 Natural Beauty Heroine Hotty Balm

It makes my sking so soft and smooth!

I love to put this on anytime of day, it is not greasy or oily, and absorbs into the skin quickly! It makes my skin so soft and smooth! I use it every day.

Maureen

My all-time favorite!

This is my all-time favorite moisturizer. I used to use coconut oil until I discover this. Heroin Hottie Balm absorbs much quicker and actually plumps my skin a little. I love it! Recommend it to anyone.

Lee-Anne H.

Without a doubt the BEST!

I have tried dozens of moisturizers over many years. Heroine is without a doubt the BEST product I have come across. Eliminates that dried out feeling after, after washing your face.

Lynn M.

3. Helena Lane Skincare – Argan & Neroli Moisturizer

Deeply nourishes dry, dull skin to reveal a luminous and radiant aspect of rejuvenated skin.

  • Rating: 4.29 out of 5 Stars (31 Reviews)
  • Certification: CertClean
Helena Lane Skincare Lavender & White Willow Mask and Exfoliant

Would definitely recommend!

I loved this product! A little goes a long way. The moisturizer left my skin soft and smelled delicious! I would definitely recommend this moisturizer for people with dry skin.

Meghan

Melts right in to my skin!

Melts right in to my skin! I feel so hydrated, love this moisturizer!

Tessa

Great moisturizer!

Such a great moisturizer! It was smooth, absorbed wonderfully, and the smell is super. I love all of Helena’s skincare, but this one is extra special for me!

Snita

Conclusion

Argan oil skincare products are very easy to incorporate into your morning and evening beauty routine. Do you already use products with argan oil? Let us know about the wonders you’ve noticed since using them!

Top 3 Lip Balms Your Lips Need For this Summer

Top 3 Lip Balms Your Lips Need For this Summer


Your lips need love year round. Period. During the summer, your lips can get sun burnt and chapped, and at PürPicks we want to make sure your lips are safe! For protection from the sun, look for lip balms that have beeswax, shea butter, and natural oils like Jojoba and Coconut. Lip balms should be used before and after you spend time in the sun to protect and heal. Read on to learn more about some of the best lip balms on PürPicks!

1.Shea Butter Market – Shea Lips

Shea Butter Market Shea Lips

Leaves the skin fresh and clean!

Great lip moisturizer. The dry cold weather gets me every year. This product helped soothe my dry cracked lips. Note: I’m a lip balm veteran – used blistex, vaseline, etc.

Rob

Felt like I was at a spa!

The citrus flavour is really great! A little bit thick in consistency but a little does go a long way. My only note would be that I do need to reapply a little more frequently then I do with something like vaseline.

 

Sarah

So gentle and refreshing!

Great scent, but I had to reapply quite often.

Micheline

2. Bee Real – Lip Balm

  • Rating: Rated 5.00 out of 5 (14 Reviews)
  • Certification: CertClean

Feels natural on the scalp!

I use this in both winter and summer. It keeps my lips moist in winter, no cracks and you don’t have to keep re-applying after a drink or food. Summer time protection from the sun is on point. My kids use them in winter too!

Debora A L.

I have sleep apnea and often wake up with dry cracked lips from using the mask. Since I’ve been using this lip balm my lips are always smooth and crack free. My fav is the peppermint.

Janice H.

Recommended!

I use this all year round; I buy a dozen at a time and have one at work, in the car, my purse, and every coat pocket! It’s the perfect consistency and not greasy. I love the peppermint

Jennifer

3. Om Organics – Lip Butter

  • Rating: 4.78 out of 5 Stars (18 Reviews)
  • Certification: CertClean

Fantastic!

This is super hydrating and it has become my go-to for whenever my lips feel dry! The ingredients are all natural, and the effect the product has on my lips is amazing

Tasneem

Gentle yet effective!

It is a nice smooth lip butter. I only gave 4 stars because I found it still wasn’t enough to keep my lips hydrated in the winter and I still needed to moisturize them.

Candice

I don’t even need foundation!

I keep this at my desk to use throughout the day. It’s really lovely to apply (tastes great and goes on nice and smooth) however I don’t find that it lasts long enough for me.

Amanda F.

Conclusion

Do you have any tips on how to heal cracked lips? What’s your favourite UV protecting lip balm? Let us know in the comments below!

Coconut Oil: If You Haven’t Used It Yet, You Should Start Now

Coconut Oil: If You Haven't Used It Yet, You Should Start Now

Coconut Oil: If You Haven’t Used it yet, You Should Start Now


This amazing fruit is more than just a pretty piña colada with a fancy umbrella. Coconut oil, a versatile natural product so many of us overlook has a plethora of benefits we couldn’t imagine. Did you know that beyond being used as a moisturizer, coconut oil has over one hundred uses and benefits? Not only is it healthier to use than regular cooking oil, it’s also amazing for hair, skin, and can also be used around the house! On top of that, it can sharpen the brain, provide immune support, and even be used to get rid of that stubborn cellulite. As we continue to become more health conscious, we want to know the best natural products to use and coconut oil is definitely one of them. Below, we’ve listed a few natural products skincare enthusiasts can’t get enough of:

1.Immersion Botanica – Rosehip Facial Nutrient Serum

Facial Serum

Immersion Botanica Rosehip Facial Nutrient Serum

Leaves the skin fresh and clean!

I have used this serum daily and have seen an improvement in my complexion, reduced redness and sun spots. Knowing that the ingredients are good for my skin is important to me and I enjoy the fresh scent.

Gail

Felt like I was at a spa!

I love this serum. The rosehip is minimizing my wrinkles and giving my skin a lovely glow!

Mohamed F.

So gentle and refreshing!

I love this serum for the incredible moisture it provides. I use it every night. I really depend on it to keep my skin in good condition.

krtaylor

2. Always Bearded – Beard Cream Bergamot & Ylang with Distilled Cedarwood

Shaving Cream

  • Rating: 3.50 out of 5 Stars (10 Reviews)
  • Certification: CertClean
Always Bearded - Begamot & Ylang with Distilled Cedarwood

Feels natural on the scalp!

My hubby tried this product, and while he doesn’t have a beard, he’s used to using natural products which are often great on his skin but way to greasy for his liking. He was happy to report that this cream does the job without being super slippery .. just a great comfortable moisturizer without all the mess.

Gail

Gave my hair a natural look!

I really liked this product, especially in comparison to the next one. Firstly, I have a super curly and short beard. This cream has a splendid smell and a great texture to it. It doesn’t stick to your hand (like oil does), and yet it softens the beard a bit which is nice.

Mohamed F.

Recommended!

I typically use a beard oil with a strong scent (and my girlfriend likes). I’ve tried other products and this was the only one that did seem to leave the beard softer. I’m not sure if it was better than the beard oil, but it was a nice change. The only downside was I found I needed to use a lot of it to get it everywhere.

krtaylor

3. Massage Balm Purifying / Revitalizing

Facial Cleanser

  • Rating: 3.80 out of 5 Stars (5 Reviews)
  • Certification: CertClean
Moor Spa Massage Balm Purifying / Revitalizing

Fantastic!

I like the smell of this product a lot, but I find on my skin it comes out a little greasy! I have extremely dry skin on my hands (I used it for a hand massage) and it just kind of sat on top. I love the smell and how it melts, but it didn’t absorb much for me.

Daniela

Gentle yet effective!

Not greasy as long as you give it a good massage. Great as a night cream!

Melanie

I don’t even need foundation!

Tried the revitalizing balm. As the descriptions says… as soon as you touch the product, it melts into oil. It has a nice unique citrus-y scent, and leaves the skin a bit shiny. It absorbed okay for me, so it gets 4 stars. I’d recommend this balm.

Vivian

Conclusion

Coconut oil is an essential natural ingredient in today’s world. It can be used for so many things like cooking, cleaning, smoother skin, and overall better health. Are you utilizing coconut oil? If so, let us know what you think about it because here at PurPicks, we always want to know!

Every winning product of the 2017 Clean Beauty Awards

Clean Beauty Awards 2017 Past Winners

Every winning product of the 2017 Clean Beauty Awards

Looking for soft, smooth and seriously hydrated skin from head to toe? Looking to tame your mane? Makeup with lasting power? All without the nasty chemicals? Look at the winners of CertClean’s annual Clean Beauty Awards – the industry’s benchmark for celebrating the best in “free from” nontoxic skincare, make-up and hair care; a panel of 85+ independent judges slathered, lathered and bathed their way through close to 250 different products to determine the best performing products for 2017 – here are the winners in each of the 14 categories.
 
 
Clean Beauty Awards 2017 - The Best Face Wash

Best Face Wash of 2017: Moor Spa’s Salicylic Cleanser

  • Rating: 5.00 out of 5 Stars based on 1 Review
  • Certification: CertClean
Clean Beauty Awards 2017 - The Best Body Care

Best Body Care of 2017: Pure Bath & Body’s Body Butter

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  • Rating: 4.00 out of 5 Stars based on 71 Reviews
  • Certification: CertClean

Perfect for winter!

It absorbs quickly and leaves your skin feeling soft and smelling great. Seems like the perfect product for the upcoming winter months!

Lisa

Love it!

This body butter is amazing. It moisturizes my skin surprisingly and it is not too sticky. love it.

Jessie L

Super hydrating!

I love this body butter! It’s hydrating, especially for the winter months. It has a citrus scent and lasts for over 12 hours! I’ll definitely repurchase this again.

Bonnie
Clean Beauty Awards 2017- The best Eye Care

Best Eye Care of 2017: Good Karma Skincare’s Age Defying Four-in-One Face Cream

  • Rating: 5.00 out of 5 Stars based on 12 Reviews
  • Certification: CertClean

Most luxurious product

4-in-1 is the most luxurious product I have ever used, and I would not be without it. It feels light and nourishing going on, and my skin glows right away. My skin loves this stuff!

Sheila

Highly recommend!

After 3 weeks of using it I saw a noticeable difference in the quality of my skin, specifically the tone and softness. It also feels and smells great going on. It is rich in moisture, but not too heavy. I use it for day and night, and it doesn’t clog my pores. Highly recommend!

Tiffany

Pure and powerful

My skin is nourished and healthy. I see and feel a difference.
Emotionally, it’s huge – I know every ingredient – is good for me – and the energy, intention and vibration it holds is pure and powerful, too.

Debbie
Clean Beauty Awards 2017 - The Best Odour Care
Clean Beauty Awards 2017 - The Best Hair Wash

Best Hair Wash of 2017: Chorus Supernatural’s Volumize

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  • Certification: CertClean
Clean Beauty Awards 2017 - The Best Hair Treatment

Best Hair Treatment of 2017: Carina Organics’ Sweet Pea Leave In Conditioner

  • Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 Reviews
  • Certification: CertClean

Love the way it feels!

I have medium length unruly hair! Naturally curly on top and a frizz bomb mess underneath. I am now using both the shampoo and conditioner and love the way my hair feels. The conditioner coats your hair well and leaves it soft and shiny. My hair feels so clean and I love that it is all natural.

Cindy

Silky and shiny!

This conditioner made my hair super silky and shiny. The fragrance is a delight! Love it!

Taiana V.

Officially a Carina convert!

I have officially become a Carina convert! I have been using the Sweetpea shampoo and conditioner for months after seeing that it was CertClean certified and have recommended it to all my friends. This conditioner leaves my hair silky and isn’t too heavy. Love that it is a natural product and a Canadian company! My husband uses the unscented line and loves it just as much.

Amanda
Clean Beauty Awards 2017 - The Best Eyeliner

Best Eye Liner of 2017: Zorah biocosmetiques’ Liquid Black Eyeliner

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  • Certification: EcoCert
Clean Beauty Awards 2017 - The Best Lip Gloss

Best Lip Gloss of 2017: MarieNatie’s Lip Gloss

  • Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
  • Certification: CertClean

So many things to love!

There are so many things I love about this lipgloss. Firstly, like the cute packaging. Next, when you open your lipgloss and smell it (at least this was my experience), it smells so nice..
It’s fun applying it anyways and makes me feel pretty 🙂

Sofiya

Keeps my lips hydrated!

It is nice to have such a high pigmented gloss that also nourishes the lips. When I don’t have a lip butter/balm handy, I’m incredibly grateful to have this lip gloss as it keeps my lips hydrated!

Jenise

Feels really nice!

Pros: the lipstick has good pigment and coverage, feels really nice on the lips (it is not drying, quite moisturizing), and smells amazing!

Cons: none that I can think of so far! I really liked this product.

Nisha
It’ll be interesting to see who the winners are for 2018 – the 4th annual Clean Beauty Awards! Turning every inch of our skin into supple perfection – yet leaving out the harmful chemicals – is getting easier and easier thanks to all the movers and shakers in the industry.
For more information: www.cleanbeautyawards.com.
Do tell your favourite brands about the Awards!

Kaolin, The Unbelievable Benefits You Had No Idea About

Kaolin, The Unbelievable Benefits You Have No Idea About

Kaolin, The Unbelievable Benefits You Had No Idea About

Ever heard of Kaolin? At PurPicks, we started noticing this soft, white, powdery substance in more and more of the natural products from our brands, and it’s no wonder — kaolin has been used throughout the world for centuries in all kinds of ways! Porcelain, rubber, paint, paper, you name it, there’s probably kaolin involved. When it comes to beauty products, you can find kaolin used as an exfoliant to aid in purifying the skin and, in serums and masks, this ingredient is a godsend for clearing pores and keeps you from feeling too oily or too dry. Below are a few products containing kaolin that PurPicks’ health conscious community can’t resist:

1. Alaska Glacial Mud – Glacial Facial Purifying Mineral Mud Masque – Unscented

Facial Mask

  • Rating: 4.55 out of 5 Stars (22 Reviews)
  • Certification: CertClean
Alaska Glacial Mud - Glacial Facial Purifying Mineral Unscented

So gentle and refreshing!

I have the most sensitive skin and this is one of the only products I’ve found that I can enjoy. So gentle and refreshing. Feel like I’m having a special spa day from my own home.  10 stars!

Vivian

Leaves the skin fresh and clean!

I have dry skin. This mask is great! It leaves the skin looking fresh and clean.

Bonnie

Felt like I was at a spa!

Easy to apply. You could start to feel it working right away. It has a warming type sensation on your skin. Felt like I was at a spa. Easily washes off. My skin felt smooth and soft after. I am not normally a person who does masks but I really enjoyed this one. I also love the ingredients.

Shelly

2. Om Organics – Dry Shampoo

Haircare

  • Rating: 4.00 out of 5 Stars (59 Reviews)
  • Certification: CertClean
Om Organics Dry Shampoo

Feels natural on the scalp!

I don’t like the smell, yet it performs so well that I just forgot about the smell #lol. Very light weight, and feels natural on the scalp.

Sarah

Gave my hair a natural look!

It performs very well! I have dark hair and I was concerned about the white powder but it disappears very fast. Gave my hair a natural look with no need to wash with water. I really liked!

Taiana

Recommended!

I would definitely recommend anyone who have oily hair to try this product, it is very helpful.

Christina

3. Immersion Botanica – Fruit & Grains Facial Cleanser

Facial Cleanser

  • Rating: 4.47 out of 5 Stars (19 Reviews)
  • Certification: CertClean
Immersion Botanica Fruit and Grains Facial Cleanser

Fantastic!

This product was fantastic! I loved how it left my skin feeling.

Jillian

Gentle yet effective!

Such a gentle yet effective exfoliator. Feels great on my sensitive skin!

Alli

I don’t even need foundation!

This cleanser is perfect for my combination oily/sensitive skin! When I use it with the facial serum I don’t even need foundation. Love!

Virginia

Conclusion

Who knew kaolin was in so many different products! Exfoliators, dry shampoos, cleansers — oh my! Look through the ingredients in some of your favourite natural products and let us know if you see Kaolin in the ingredients. Maybe even buy one of these Kaolin-rich products for your friend Kaitlyn!