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Natural Beauty & Hygiene AKA Skintervention 2.0

Don’t miss the GIVEAWAY for Stacy’s favorite products at the end of this post! AND the discount codes mentioned in the post!!

The giveaway has ended and the winner is Sarah Peters!

Natural Beauty & Hygiene AKA Skintervention 2.0 as seen on PaleoParents.com

At least several times a week I am asked via social media or otherwise what kind of beauty and hygiene products I use. While we’ve updated our resources page to include the brands and products I love, I thought it was high time I give an update since my original Skintervention post almost two years ago! The great news is, I can assure you I’ve been using nearly all of the same brands with consistent success for two years now! The even better news, I’ve found more things I love and use to share with you.

Stacy's Natural Beauty Products on Paleo ParentsYes, I used to have my nose pierced. Sorry for the close-up, but wanted you to see I’m not hiding my skin!

I’m going to break my routine down into 3 parts: 1) my healthy living choices that lead to naturally good skin and hygiene from the inside out, 2) the products I use as “supplements” for my skin & hygiene, and 3)the surface treatment to make it look ideal (make-up). Of course, none of this is truly paleo – because I’m pretty sure cavewomen had more important things to think about than how they looked. However, treating my body well from the inside has given me a confidence and comfort in my own skin I’ve never had before, and through exploring that I’ve found quite a number of more natural solutions to looking and feeling my best. Specifically, I make sure that all of the products I use are gluten-free (afterall, our skin is our biggest organ).

Beauty from the Inside Out

Stacy's Natural Skin Routine by Paleo ParentsI feel like this photo needs a graphic for “before + a whole lot of help = presentable in public”. But seriously, sleep and drink broth.

Sleep & Reduced Stress

If you google “paleo sleep” you’ll find countless articles, with medical research citations, touting the importance of sleep. You may not fully factor in the value of hormonal reset and cellular regeneration, but that literally means your body fixing itself. If you aren’t sleeping, that luggage you’re carrying under your eyes won’t go anywhere. And you will age more quickly. That’s a real thing!

Have you ever noticed how much more aged and less lively presidents look as they leave office versus coming in? That’s what 4 to 8 years of chronic stress (i.e. making decisions that affect a nation) and lack of sleep will do to you. I’m a terrible culprit myself at this, but I always look and feel my best when I take things in stride, slow down my life, and get good rest.

Broth & Vital Proteins

I often soap box about the importance of nutrient-dense foods, but the one thing I find the absolute most beneficial to my skin health is drinking broth. Rich in micronutrients and collagen, the easily digestible amino acids made from the bones of healthy animals help my body feel it’s best – from the inside out. As we noted on our post about gelatin and it’s benefits:

Gelatin has numerous benefits (grass-fed being our specific recommendation):

  • helps tighten loose skin
  • helps improve cellulite
  • helps joint recovery
  • supports skin, hair and nail growth
  • improves digestion
  • pure protein
  • promotes relaxation and a good night’s sleep
  • can help heal your gut

As you can see, gelatin (essentially the dehydrated collagen of broth) has a lot of specific benefits to your appearance, as well as health. I’ve noticed drastic improvement in my skin, hair, and nails since consuming it regularly and cannot encourage you enough to do it, too.

I’ve also started adding Vital Proteins to my regular routine. Similar to our previously recommended Great Lakes brand of gelatin, Vital Proteins are collagen peptides. I’ve switched because in looking at the differences in the brands there is a higher quality protein as well as more protein and amino acid content per serving. I’m planning a detailed post about this switch and how I consume it in the future, but it has an added benefit of upping my protein, as the collagen peptides are higher in the healing proteins I personally need for my autoimmune diseases and health, but it also supports retaining and growing muscle as I have (partially) reduced my carbohydrate intake as discussed in this detailed post.

My favorite recipes for gelatin and broth are:

If you cannot afford either of these brands, Knox brand gelatin and homemade broth from standard raised animals still has healing benefits that are a great place to start.

AIP

As I noted in my review of The Paleo Approach, following an AIP diet and then reintroducing foods has been a savior to my health. In fact, in my latest health post I attribute it to the reason my Hashi’s is without symptoms. More than that, it has also helped clear up my skin entirely for the first time in my life. As a teen I went on prescription medication to help with cystic acne that affected me well into my 30’s. It wasn’t until I started truly learning about my own food intolerances with AIP that I have been able to heal my skin. Of course, eating a micro-nutrient-rich diet full of antioxidants is also fantastic for the skin… and that’s the definition of AIP – win win!

Lifting Heavy Things

Doctors will tell you that lifting weights is the best way to help your skin not sag. I’m sorry to say that after gaining and losing 100lbs, having 3 caesarian sections, and a gall bladder removed all in the same decade, I haven’t seen vast improvement in the elasticity of my sagging skin despite lifting very heavy things regularly. I HAVE however, put muscle under that skin, which is what I now notice, rather than the loose flesh underneath sagging skin. You can see my (famous) old pictures of sagging skin here and compare that to the muscle you now see; I think you’ll be able to tell the difference!

Also, I think it goes without saying that the endorphins and serotonin involved with weight training, as well as the blood flow associated with moving and the sweat glands pushing all the nasty stuff out all do great things for your skin. If you don’t want to lift heavy things, I can think of another activity that activates most of these good things, but it’s a family site so I’ll let you figure that one out on your own. ♥

Stacy's Natural Skin Routine on Paleo Parents

Skin “Supplements” & Hygiene Products

So, the biggest news is that I quit henna and using dirt as a shampoo. You’ve probably noticed my hair is a lot browner now than it was a few years ago, and that’s because the tone of the red from henna on my hair was so unpredictable, from sci-fi red to dark red wine, it wasn’t capturing the natural childhood red of my youth as much as it was early on. As it built up on the shaft of my hair it got darker and created a very hombre-effect that I wasn’t intending. If you have dark hair I could see it working very well, but I actually wanted my hair a bit lighter, so I’ve gone back to my natural color.

Stacy's Natural Hair Routine on Paleo Parents

Surface Shampoo & Conditioner

I switched from the dirt shampoo at Primal Life Organics, not because it wasn’t making my curls look great, but because I felt like a gross swamp monster after working out. That shampoo is intended to be used once, twice, MAYBE three times per week. And in the summer time after sweating like a mad woman while training I needed to wash myself and my hair. I know some people would tell you that baking soda and vinegar can work for this. But I’m going to be straight up with you: I’m the kind of girl that gets gel manicure and pedicures on the regular, I just wasn’t willing to make that kind of effort to go that crunchy granola. So, I did some research and found that a brand named Surface made a line of shampoos made for curly hair that used real ingredients, like organic cocoa butter, babassu oil, amaranth. It was also free of sulfates, gluten, parabens, animal protein, mineral oil, and phthalates. I would still recommend you use the Dirt shampoo if trying to go as natural as possible, but if you’re looking to later up after a sweaty workout or simply smell like cake when hugging strangers at book signings, then Surface Shampoo and Conditioner may be something you want to try.

Primal Life Organics

Sea Salt Hair Spray – the only other product I use on my hair (other than shampoo and conditioner) this spray is just fantastic, especially in the summer when my curls soak up the sodium with the hot humid air. It’s literal beach hair, all the time. Seriously, I wish Primal Life Organics sold this in some sort of huge container. Well, maybe not, I was super lucky to get through a bazillion airports with this odd-sized bottle through TSA without having to check it. So, good job, Trinia – my hair thanks you!

Face wash and toner – I still love and swear by this stuff. I stopped using coconut oil as my face wash and moisturizer years ago *gasp*. Don’t worry, it’s Skintervention-approved. Turns out, my super sensitive skin can’t handle the strength that coconut oil gives – it’s still a great make-up remover. But, once I remove my make-up, I wash and tone with Primal Life Organics Banished and Beyond skin care line in the morning with Earth Primal Face Wash and toner.

Torn-Up Skin (Hand) Repair – I swear by this stuff from Primal Life Organics. One of the most important part of strongman is grip strength, and my hands are constantly put the test. My nail technician often asks what the heck I get into, but I’m happy to report that when I shake someone’s hands in the office, or stroke a child’s face, they don’t scream out in pain from sandpaper hands thanks to this amazing balm.

Peppermint Lip Balm – Although I note what lip sticks and glosses I’ve found and like below, I find I’m usually a chapstick girl. I like that it helps me smell mintry fresh, conditions my lips, and frankly doesn’t detract from the eye makeup I painstakingly strive to perfect. The kids love this balm from Primal Life Organics too, plus it’s super affordable!

(psssttt….if you are shopping at Primal Life Organics between now and March 30, use the code PP2015 for 20% off your order!)

Toothpaste

I still sometimes use and enjoy Primal Life Organic’s tooth powder, but long missed the familiar feel of a true “paste”. Last year at Paleo FX I discovered a brand of toothcare called The Dirt and tried out their prototype paste and instantly fell in love. I know the idea of Rose Cacao Mint MCT Oil toothpaste might sound weird, but it’s surprisingly a great flavor combo and one I can definitely recommend!

 (double psssttt…if you are shopping at The Dirt between now and April 13, use the code paleoparent315 for 10% off all orders!) 

FCLO Beauty Balm

Promise not to tell anyone, but I actually don’t wash my face at night. I know, it’s weird, and it does make for dirty pillows, but my skin just doesn’t like too much washing, and the high quality make-up I wear doesn’t bother it. I find my skin reacts best if I simply put on a relatively thick layer of Fermented Cod Liver Oil Beauty Balm at the end of the day, as my face hits the pillow. It’s fragrant, but it’s honestly a great night time ritual to initiate sleep for me! I just wouldn’t recommend doing it before you have some face time with a loved one; this is truly the last thing you do before you go to sleep.

Arnica Massage Oil

While there are many arnica oils on the market, I psycho love the Tropical Traditions brand. It has a wonderful aroma, and the healing properties of the ingredients do wonders for my sore muscles. This can be great for someone to rub on their own achy shoulders or legs, or better yet for a partner to give you a massage after a hard day of training!

Espom Salt Soaks

After a long day, epsom salt baths are the absolute best ways to recover! Why?

“Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household and gardening-related uses.

Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits (*1). Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.” [source]

Magnesium Cream

In addition to arnica oil, I’ve been using the Bedrock Living Magnesium Body Butter before bed, especially on sore areas. It’s like a spot treatment epsom soak that soothes me to sleep! This cream is just like taking a magnesium supplement, only it’s absorbed more readily through the skin and can be therapeutic and healing especially for those with sore muscles or skin issues.

 (triple psssttt…if you are shopping at Bedrock Living between now and April 1, use the code paleoparents for 10% off all orders!) 

Coconut Oil

In our family, coconut oil is the new ‘tussin. You have a cut from falling off your bike? Coconut oil. Your skin is dry? Coconut oil. Broken leg? Coconut oil. Ok, well maybe not. But fortunately we’ve never had to make that call. My favorite uses for coconut oil are cuticle moisturizer, make up remover, and lube. Oh snap. Yep, I said it. And recommend it.

Lunette

There’s not much more to this extensive review of Au Natural menstruation solutions I wrote in 2012. Just wanted to let you know I’m STILL using that SAME cup and love it. Even for lifting, hot tubbing, and all the things.

Perfectly Natural Family Soaps

I still am in love with this brand of lotion bars and use it almost daily on the folds of my skin. I know, that’s icky – but for those of you who have lost a lot of weight, or still have weight to lose, if you have areas of your skin that are sweaty or may get rashes in the heat I cannot recommend this product enough. I used to use deodorant in these areas, but find this product more gentle and pleasant smelling – the lilac is my favorite. Perfectly Natural Family Soaps also has a line of Bath Fizzies  and body butters that are fantastic, too!

Deodorant

And last but not least, I still recommend LaVanila deoderant… it is by far my favorite product for pits.

 

Surface Treatment (Make-Up)

I still use and love the method of applying a high-quality base for what touches the skin directly, and then layer on other items. I start with Jane Iredale mineral PurePressed Base (Bisque). I used to use, but no longer need the Circle/Delete Corrector, which worked fantastic when I used to have larger, darker break-outs or under eye circles.

For blush I use a combination of two blushes. I love NARS colors, my favorite being Penny Lane cream blush (but can’t find it anymore), so now I use Benefit Dandelion along the cheekbones, and then NARS Orgasm on the apples. In the summer simply use a Tarte cheekstain, since my cheeks naturally flush, both brands are gluten-free and very high quality.

As noted above, I rarely wear lipstick or gloss and usually prefer chapstick, but have found that the following brands are all gluten-free and high quality when I do want some color: Bite, Chanel, Tarte, and NARS.

For my eyes, I prime with a base coat of Tarte Primer and let them fully dry. Usually I finish my blush and eyeliner during this time. Applying my mascara, Tarte Amazonian Clay Mascara, is the last thing that I do – as the primer works best when completely dry. I use Jane Iredale kohl eyeliner (which is really more like an eye shadow that stays put). As you can see below, there is a dramatic difference in the definition, volume, and length on my lashes from utilizing the Tarte primer and mascara.

Stacy's B&A Lash Tutorial on Paleo Parents

I hope I’ve given you some ideas on products to try to make your routine a bit more natural, while not needing to flee to the wilderness to live a life without mirrors.

If you’ve got any favorite brands or products, please share in the comments so readers can learn more about what else is out there!

Win Paleo Natural Beauty Products! Natural Beauty & Hygiene AKA Skintervention 2.0 as seen on PaleoParents.com

Curious to try some of the products mentioned in this post?! Our awesome partners at both Primal Life Organics and Bedrock Living have generously donated some of their goodies towards a giveaway. Simply use the form below to enter for a chance to win: 

1 bottle of Primal Life Organic’s Sea Salt Texturizing Spray

1 Bottle of Primal Life Organic’s Earth Primal Face Wash

1 Bottle of Primal Life Organic’s Primal Face Toner

1 canister of Primal Life Organic’s Toothpowder

 1 jar of Bedrock Living’s Fresh Citrus Magnesium Body Butter

1 tube of Bedrock Living’s Lip Balm Colorless Citrus

We’ll pick and announce the winner in one week – we will both announce the name on this post and email the individual drawn! 

AND remember Matt’s rules of giveaways!

  1. Please use a valid email address when entering. I cannot use my dowsing rods to attempt to find which bytes form your contact address!
  2. Please follow all the rules so I don’t get frustrated by invalid entries. Nothing makes more of a sad panda than picking a winner who I have to disqualify.
  3. Please respond within 48 hours or I will have to pick a new winner! I have a certain set of skills that make me a nightmare to people who don’t respond: the ability to randomly draw again.
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  • Kristen

    Thanks for sharing all of this, Stacy! I’d love to try the face wash and toner!

  • Meta Sutton

    Yes, you said it about the lube. Made my day and as a fellow curly haired person in humid weather I’m gonna look into the sea salt spray. THANKS!

  • Chelsey

    I really appreciate posts like this. Thanks for sharing!

  • Daphne Garrison Stendal

    The magnesium body butter is something I would definitely love to try.

  • colleen

    You turned me on to Tarte….I, in turn, introduced it to my daughter. Love the mascara!

  • Amy

    I really cover the magnesium body butter!

    • Amy

      Cover – covet

  • leah

    I’m always trying to find a decent face wash that doesn’t make me break out.

  • Sabrina Carlson

    Thanks for this Stacy. Great suggestions!

  • Olivia

    The face wash for sure!

  • Darla

    Yes! I’ve wanted to shake up my beauty routine, these are some great new recommendations– thanks!

  • LP

    Thanks for all the recommendations! By the way, your humor cracks me up! Coconut oil for broken legs, yes!!

  • Mandy Parker

    Who doesn’t love body butter?! And the sea salt spray would be fab for my winter-depressed curls.

  • Maggie Raptis

    Love hearing about the products! The sea spray sounds wonderful and I was just looking for new fragrance and love the scents LaVanila has. Never would have found them without you 🙂

  • Kelly F

    Thanks for sharing! I need to try all of theses products!

  • Golden

    I love hearing about new products! Thanks!

  • Pippa

    Yes, I strongly second the recommendation of coconut oil as lube. Both my husband and I like it the best out of all we have tried, it’s great for quickies and because it’s edible you can both mix up the order of things.

  • Stefanie

    I’ve been looking for some new products! The sea spray, fclo for face, and base/foundation all particularly interstate me! Thanks for the reviews.

  • Heather Harris Jones

    The magnesium body butter & the tooth powder!

  • Kimberly Mayer

    Thank you for sharing your skincare routine Do’s and a list of healthy products. I need to do something with my skin!! 😀 Super interested in the Primal Face Wash and the Magnesium Body Butter.

  • gardencorrespondent

    I’m super curious about the face wash…

  • Christine

    Looking fabulous!

  • Claire

    Well, I’ve been using that PLO dirty poo wrong for a while now…

    • Awesome, glad to hear that is working for you! Keep with it if it is a fit for you! 🙂

  • Cheryl Ambruch

    Would love to try all of them, especially the face wash and toner!

  • barb

    the sea salt texured spray and the foundation

  • Tina Taylor Cusick

    The Rose Cacao Mint MCT Oil toothpaste sounds interesting. Would love to try it.

  • Michelle C.

    These all look like great products! I’m particularly interested in the toothpaste and the body butter.

  • Pia

    Thank you for writting this post!

  • Katherine Kelley

    Thanks so much for all the information. I struggle with my skin.

  • Kim Hines

    Thanks for the info and giveaway! I am interested in several of these products and as always I enjoy your posts!

  • Claire

    Loved all the information in this post! I starting using Tarte products about 6 months ago, and absolutely love them! I use the mascara and amazonian clay foundation. Looking forward to trying some Primal life organics products with the discount code!

  • Jennifer

    I really want to try the magnesium body butter!

  • Jennifer

    The code doesn’t seem to be working at Primal Life Organics 🙁

    • Thanks for letting us know about this and so sorry! We are looking to get it corrected now and it should be up and working a little later today. Sorry again!

    • Hi Jennifer, we were able to verify that everything in the code is correct and it is. Make sure you are plugging the code in the gift certificate line. Thanks!

      • Jennifer

        Yes, it’s working fine today. Placed my order this morning. Thanks!

  • Almen

    Thanks to your recommendation I’ve been enjoying the FCLO beauty balm!

  • Carolyn

    Thanks for including my hot chocolate gummies! I am having fun finding new uses for gelatin!

  • Maria

    What a great post! Thank you so much for all that fantastic cavewoman beauty advice! Finding products that work and don’t bother my conscience can be so frustrating!

    I want to try the makeup from Jane Iredale…and the not-dirt shampoo. Those have been my hardest products to replace.

  • christine

    Thanks for putting all this great information into one post! I also really love Eminence products, yummy creams and cleansers for your face.

  • LOVE all of your recommendations! I’ve been wanting to clean up my routine and try Primal Life Organics! Also, I’ve been experimenting with different deodorants… Tom’s didn’t work at all and I’m using Crystal Roll-on right now, but I’m not fully happy with it, so I’m excited to try LaVanilla Deodorant. Thank you!!

  • jessica kenney

    I would love to try the lotion bars! I’ve got some places that need extra lovin.

  • Claire

    I’d like to try them all, but I’d most like to try face wash.

  • Jillchamgo

    You are the best!! I would love to try the skin care and the deodorant. I haven’t found a natural deodorant that works!

  • Crista

    I would love to try these products.

  • stephanie

    Thanks! Looking forward to trying many of these.

  • Kelly Minyard

    I can’t wait to try the Bedrock Living’s Fresh Citrus Magnesium Body Butter!

  • Vicky M

    I would love to try the magnesium body butter

  • Mindy

    Just bought some hair sea spray! I can’t wait to try it. I have curly hair too so it’s nice you can give these recommendations!

  • Rebecca G

    I would LOVE to try the Toothpowder!

  • Karen

    I have been wanting to try the Jane Iredale makeup for a while. I think I will finally bite the bullet!

  • Hilarie Jennings

    Thank you, Stacy, for all of the recommendations! Your skin looks amazing, so obviously you are doing something right. 🙂 I am also a fan of the beauty balm but still am not used to that smell, haha. I was using the dirt for my hair too, and I’m just not diggin’ it, so I appreciate the alternative (and not feeling bad that I’m not that hardcore crunchy, which is perfectly okay). Anyway, thanks for everything!

  • Alex B.

    Great post–thanks for sharing your experiences! I’d love to try the magnesium body butter since I tend to be high-strung and think it would help me relax and loosen up. 🙂

  • Andrea Schenk

    defiantly the sea salt spray i just haven’t been able to find an amazing one yet :/

  • Kathy

    I’d love to try the PLO Sea Salt Texturizing Spray!

  • Heather McDonald Gaillot

    The Bedrock Citrus Magnesium butter sounds amazing! Well, everything does, actually! Thanks!

  • msbeckham

    I love all of the PLO products I’m already using, but the magnesium butter and texturizing spray by PLO intrigue me!

  • Mary

    I would love to try the Bedrock Living’s Fresh Citrus Magnesium Body Butter.

  • Teri Elrand

    Thank you Stacy for sharing your favorites! I have to say your skin looks fantastic- I only wish mine will eventually look half as good. I have started using PLO’s Banished cleanser and am in love! Would love to try the Bedrock Living Fresh Citrus Magnesium Body Butter.

  • Laurel K

    I’d love to try the PLO products again. I used them when I first started detoxing from non natural products and my skin went crazy.

  • Sheila H.

    100% pure has a lot of great products that my skin loves. Mascara, blush, eye shadow, and soap for my super allergic sensitive skin. Primal Life sun care is also amazing (but really pricey). I can’t use coconut oil on my face either so it is good to know that I am not alone.

  • skylerae

    Thanks for all the great information! I’ve been wondering how to get a more natural beauty routine!

  • Abby Wiley Frelich

    Thanks for sharing! The salt spray sounds fun!

  • Megan

    I love everything about PLO Products! I have never made a better decision than to switch to them. My hair is soft and shiny and my skin is so smooth! Love it!

  • Chloe Rose Halsey

    Winning this would be the best day of my life! I have been struggling to find a good skincare regimen.

  • Emily Satterfield

    I can’t decide! The body butter sounds like just what my poor, dry skin needs!

  • Kristy E.

    I would love to try the tooth powder!

  • tammy

    Magnesium body butter–ohmyyum!!

  • JB

    I need to try the epson salt bath.

  • Kristin

    Just started using primal life organics and love it! Would love to try the pit stick ans shampoo you recommended.

  • Debby

    I need some serious mascara that won’t make my eyes itch and will help my face look awake again!

  • Brandice Chumbley

    I would like to try the magnesium body butter

  • Anna

    Oh my gosh! What i wouldn’t give for the primal life organics stuff! 😀

  • lewaletzko

    Love the PLO tooth powder….and I’d love to try the other products.

  • Leslie

    Thanks for all the great info – coconut oil for makeup remover? Why did I not know this, I use it for everything! GREAT tip!

  • Kim Foley

    I’d love to try the shampoo and conditioner! and everything else….

  • april

    I would love to try the magnesium body butter!

  • Kate

    Stacy, have you ever tried using a temporary dye on your eyelashes? I used to get it done at salons but figured out how to tint my own eyelashes, and now I never ever have to wear mascara and the dye lasts about a month! I mention this because I’m also a redhead and understand the feeling of looking like a zombie with very very light colored eyelashes. Thanks for all the info, I’m definitely going to try the FCLO Beauty Balm, and BROOOOOTH!!!!!!

  • Cara Dee

    I have implanted a majority of these tactics and I would love to try out some new products!

  • Jessica Perez

    I really want to try the sea salt spray! Summer in Vegas is upon us…soon 😀

  • tracybabler

    I really love PLO, but struggle to afford it as a regular skin care routine.

  • Mackenzie

    I eat about 80/20 Paleo, but I don’t use any paleo friendly products, this looks like a great opportunity to test some things out!

  • kellyww

    I was just curious if you use a moisturizer on your face during the day? I am new to this oil cleansing method and paleo, but traditionally I wash my face in the morning, tone and then put on a moisturizer cream before my makeup, etc. I purchased the Skintervention guide (thank you for recommending!) and it seems like its just recommending to do the oil cleans and toner… and then no cream moisturizer? Maybe it’s not needed with oil cleansing? And coconut oil doesn’t seem to absorb quickly for me and I end up with a a shiny coconutoily face! Can’t imagine putting the fermented cod oil on my face before heading off for the day…?

  • Kristin O’Malley

    I’m really curious to try the sea salt spray. I’ve been looking for something to help add a little more texture to my hair lately.

  • Jennifer

    What is the difference in the Vital Proteins in the green canister vs the blue? And which would you recommend for mixing into coffee? This post is awesome btw!

  • Jenny Murphy

    Stacy, I love this post! Thank you! Your recommendations are awesome and so helpful since I am just starting to change out my personal care products. Up next for me is makeup. Question for you: have you written a post about your switch to Vital Proteins and how you use it? Thank you again!

  • Karoline

    Great post…I also have to switch from Henna to something else, I am having the same problems, inconsistent red tones, I am wondering wich natural hair dye are you using and if wait some time before switching. Many Thanks,

  • Therese Sua-Totten

    I am loving Primal Life Skincare, thanks so much! I’m also curious about Annmarie Gianni’s skincare, and Living Libations. Maybe you can try it sometime and let me know what you think– I’ve had LL’s stuff in the past, but right now am totally enamored with PLO! Trying C-Ex (gasp $$$), loving the Bare line as well as the tooth powder, just ok with the deodorant– probably should’ve gotten lavender instead of forest scent.