I haven’t written a post in a long time, but meanwhile I had a great amount of products to test. Previously I was shopping mostly on Iherb, but I have recently discovered a new website Vitacost, where I order most of my products now. The advantage is that in most of the cases it offers better prices, about 20-30% of discount. Another advantage is the free shipping for order over 30$ for US and only 10$ shipping for Canadians. It doesn’t matter how many products you actually order, the delivery price will stay the same. But that’s not it, there are also many ways to save up to 10-30% more on your final order, by using various discounts that I further describe. I enjoy ordering from Vitacost, because I can order several bottles of mouthwash, shampoos, body washes and other stuff that weights a lot and pay only 10$. I couldn’t do this with Iherb unfortunately.
This summer I started using Nature’s Gate Herbal Shampoo for Daily Cleanse. When I had longer hair, I could wash it once every two days. Now with short hair I feel the necessity of a daily wash. This shampoo is very light for your hair, with a fine herbal scent and gentle cleanse effect. Both my husband and I have been using it for about 2 months and we still have 50% of the bottle left out of 946ml. It will definitely save you a lot of money. As usual, the amazing, natural ingredients are vegan and free of parabens, lauryl/laureth sulfate, phthalates, butylene glycol, artificial colors and so on. It is pH balanced and does not provoke any allergic reaction. The texture is medium thick transparent liquid and contains only natural extracts of various herbs and fruits. I’m definitely in love with this product and I will buy it again. You can get it from Vitacost (use my secret link for extra discount)or Iherb.
Another great product from Nature’s Gate is their Jojoba conditioner. As usual, it is vegan and cruelty free. I’m getting tired of repeating all over again how great the ingredients are :)) I will just say that it has more of a creamy texture and an intense caramel color, and not really like a shampoo/conditioner one that most of the people are used to. I would definitely say give it a try before criticizing. It will make your hair super soft, smooth and light. It is also cheap and lasts for a lot of time. I love the smell of jojoba in this product. You can get it from Vitacost (use my secret link for extra discount)or Iherb.
One of my favorite toothpastes that I order in big quantities is the Natural Tea Trea Oil and Neem toothpaste from Desert Essence. It has a very mild smooth taste that you won’t need to get used to. It contains extracts of tea tree, essential oil of wintergreen and baking soda – a perfectly healthy and natural combination for an oral hygiene routine that will keep your teeth and gums healthy. Love it, love it, love it. It is super cheap on Vitacost, under 4$ for 176gr. Highly recommend getting several of these. You can get it from Vitacost (use my secret link for extra discount)or Iherb.
My first anti-wrinkle cream that I got was from Eucerin, Q10 Anti-Wrinkle sensitive skin lotion, spf 15. I can say it works great for those who have just started getting wrinkles. It does help and it is not a super strong product that will damage your skin. It works fine as a daily moisturizer that will reduce visibly the fine lines and will prevent them from getting worse. At this point I don’t want to try anything more aggressive on my skin. Eucerin is made by the German company Bieiersdorf that makes Nivea. They don’t have a leaping bunny logo anywhere, at the same time they are not on any PETA’s lists. However they mention on their website that none of their products or ingredients are test on animals . Let me know if you find something about this. It is a nice lotion in my opinion, it has an anti-wrinkle effect, but the ingredients are not so natural. You can get it from Vitacost (use my secret link for extra discount)or Iherb.
If you want a natural, organic and vegan moisturizer, try the Oil Control Facial Moisturizer from Acure! It has so many good reviews. It does have an oil-control effect and keeps your face mat. I love it. They claim the lilac stem cells and 1% chlorella growth factor helps rejuvenate your skin. Don’t be afraid to use it if you have an oily/combination skin like me. I don’t have acne, but they claim it is safe for acne skin as well. The only thing missing is an SPF protection. I would use it in summer, having an SPF in it would not require any additional lotions on top. Other than this, it’s an amazing product. You can get it from Vitacost (use my secret link for extra discount)or Iherb.