At home and during the lockdown, the pandemic has made us focus on our health more. It’s during these hard times when we start to think about our health and realize that smooth, glowing, and beautiful skin and hair come from our health within. We spend hours and hours online reading reviews and searching for what really works and become serious with checking natural and clean ingredients for our wellbeing.
Natural beauty products in the Philippines aren’t accessible to everyone, and it’s hard to find brands that can really be trusted. Thankfully, Healthy Options presents thoughtfully curated products online and instore that are nourishing, effective, and sustainable. Check out my list of top 10 favorites this 2020 which I’ll carry and still continue to use into the new year.
10 Natural Beauty Items from Healthy Options
1. Spry Spearmint Oral Rinse 473ml
Stale breath? “Mouthwash can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds of being exposed to it in a lab,” a scientific study indicates. Whether or not it’s true as evidence to treat coronavirus, I think using a mouthwash can kill virus in saliva and also bad breath (especially when you wear a mask throughout the day).
Spry Spearmint Oral Rinse uses the power of xylitol to fight against cavity-inducing bacteria while keeping your mouth fresh and clean, with a smooth, natural spearmint flavor. Xylitol is known to inhibit bacteria from sticking to teeth and gums, impede bacteria from producing acid, and initiate more salivary flow, to help your mouth feel happy and healthy.
2. Nature’s Gate Toothpaste Cool Mint Gel 142g
Nature’s Gate Natural Toothpaste, Cool Mint Gel is a must-try because it contains no fluoride or other unnecessary chemicals, so your teeth will be clean and feel fresh without a list as long as your arm of unnecessary ingredients. Nature’s Gate signature AntioxiDental Blend of Aloe, Ginger, Bisabolol, Cranberry, Pomegranate, White Tea, and Grapeseed work together with Silica to help refresh and clean teeth and gums.
3. JASON Aloe Vera & Prickly Pear Shampoo 473ml
I’ve been using only natural shampoo for the last five years and noticed that my hair is really so much healthier even when it’s colored. No falling hair, no tangles, and no breakage. JASON Aloe Vera Shampoo is one of the hair care products I’ve tried which I like. It gives thirsty locks the nourishment and luster, with hydration-packed IASC-Certified aloe vera juice, prickly pear seed oil and shea butter that deeply nourishes and restores hair’s moisture balance.
This shampoo is excellent it has justify my hair feeling clean, but not stripped of its natural oils. It’s gentle for sensitive scalp as well. I’m very pleased with this product. 🙂
4. Derma E Anti-Aging Regenerative Serum 60ml
I’ve taken extra steps to take care of my skin this year. This includes adding serum to my facial care routine daily. Derma E Anti-Aging Regenerative Serum is fortified with Glycolic Acids to gently exfoliate the skin to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin, while a potent antioxidant blend of Vitamins A & E helps replenish and nourish the skin. It wards off environmental damage and repairs even the most disrupted skin barrier.
I apply this every day before moisturizer and wearing a mask, to nourish skin and also safely remove dead surface skin cells. I’m very happy with this product. It makes my skin glow and hydrated through the day.
5. Alba Botanica Acnedote Deep Clean Astringent 177ml
I’ve tried the Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner and T.N. Dickinsons Witch Hazel Toner before. This time, to fight acne, I thought that Alba Botanica Acnedote Deep Clean Astringent will really help tackle acne as its name implies. True enough, after a few days only of using it consistently day and night, it has helped prevent zits even before they start. I used to have acne underneath my mask (huhu) even when I don’t wear foundation or makeup anymore.
Alba Botanica Acnedote Deep Clean Astringent promises to get you clear skin without a trace of oil and reduce breakouts in 8 hours. It’s also a good product to help fade scars and acne marks. I highly recommend it.
6. Alba Botanica Acnedote Invisible Treatment Gel 14g
Post-acne dark spots can be stubborn, but they’re not unbeatable. In addition to using the Alba Botanica Acnedote Deep Clean Astringent, I’ve been using the Alba Botanica Acnedote Invisible Treatment Gel and it works wonders on my skin. It contains 2% Salicylic Acid to get deep down right where zits start. It’s really a powerful, botanically effective, ultra light, non-sticky gel. It has Willow Bark Extract which delivers reduced inflammation on contact and clearer skin so you can wake up to clearer skin. I use it day and night as well to reduce and treat acne and facial spots. Effective! Add to your shopping list if you want a little extra clearing treatment to your skin care routine.
7. Andalou Naturals Age-Defying Hyaluronic DMAE Lift and Firm Cream 50g
I wanted a thick moisturizer for use at night knowing that our skin repairs itself best while we sleep. This product seals the deal as it’s a firm cream with made with a formula that hustles the process along by imbuing the complexion with a plumping, hydrating blend of Resveratrol, CoQ10, and hyaluronic acid. It helps boost dermal vitality, supporting essential building blocks, such as collagen and elastin, for a more lifted, firmer, youthful appearance and rejuvenated complexion.
Andalou Naturals Age Defying skincare products help hydrate dry skin & fight fine lines & wrinkles with restorative antioxidants. It’s organic, non-GMO, gluten free, sustainable, fair trade, cruelty free, & nature-derived. A tiny bit goes a long way and its light scent is perfect and soothing. No greasy or heavy feeling. After using it for weeks, I noticed my skin tone is more even and my skin looks brighter in general.
8. Cocokind Oil to Milk Cleanser 86ml
If you’re looking for a mild or gentle facial cleanser, Cocokind Oil to Milk Cleanser is a great product to try. This cleanser transforms into milk upon contact with water, leaving skin soft, replenished, and hydrated. It removes dirt without stripping moisture from skin.
I personally prefer using it as oil (not adding water) because the way it melts and washes off makeup is amazing. It leaves the skin soft, smooth, and bump-free. The smell is also nice, without harsh chemicals. Get it! It may be your next go-to facial cleanser.
9. A La Maison Liquid Soaps
This year, we’re frequently reminded to wash our hands. I’ve tried lots of variants of A La Maison de Provence Liquid Soap. All the scents are super refreshing and nice for everyday body and hand wash. My top three favorites are the Honeysuckle, Cranberry, and Peppermint. These are definitely mainstays in our bathroom.
10. Jason Dandruff-Relief Shampoo 355ml
There was a time this year that I found myself furiously scratching my scalp. It was itchy and it turned out I had dandruff. I searched for reviews of natural dandruff relief shampoo online. Jason Dandruff-Relief Shampoo to the rescue!
I’ve been using it 2-3 times a week ever since I got it. The smell is not pleasant but this product works. The formulation of this anti dandruff shampoo is great and it’s reasonably concentrated so even with longer hair, you don’t need to use too much of it. Nourishing essential oils of Olive and Jojoba soften hair, while Rosemary Oil rebalances and conditions the scalp to prevent future dandruff.