Naturopathica

Naturopathica Giveaway! {Closed}

I’m so excited to host this giveaway from one of my all time favorite lines – Naturopathica. You have the chance to win a full size Vitamin C Revitalizing Complex ($58), one of their latest products that I have tried and truly love.

The Vitamin C Revitalizing Complex is a lightweight moisturizer that can be worn on its own or layered under your favorite moisturizer for increased hydration.  This “antioxidant cocktail” contains Vitamins A, C and E to neutralize free radicals and prevent premature aging. The scent is light, fruity and fresh and the consistency is serum-like. It’s really hard not to love everything about this product.

HOW TO WIN:

  1. Leave a comment below and let me know if you have tried any Naturopathica products before
  2. For an extra entry, “Like” the Naturopathica Facebook page and leave a comment saying you did so
  3. For an extra entry tweet about this giveaway and/or like the All Natural Annie Facebook page (please leave a separate comment for each of these actions)

You have until 10:00pm ET Thursday, September 6th to enter. Visit on Friday, September 7th to see if you won!

All of my readers can also receive free shipping on any order now through December 31, 2012 — just use code vitc2012.

Product of the Week

This is the start of a new series – Product of the Week – where I’ll highlight one of my latest favorite healthy products. Please let me know if you have any specific category requests!

Today’s pick is a face mask by Naturopathica. Naturopathica, founded by a clinical esthetician and herbalist, has quickly become one of my go-to lines for beauty products, especially face masks.

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The Aloe Replenishment Gel has two desert succulents as its main ingredients – aloe and prickly pear cactus.  I love that this mask goes on clear (just like aloe) and I found it gentle enough to leave on overnight.  It’s a perfect choice for anyone who experiences redness, dryness and/or breakouts. It’s also great for unproblematic skin types who just want a healthy boost.  To make this mask even more calming, try storing it in the fridge.  An interesting fact – 88% of the ingredients in this mask are derived from organic farming!

 

Face First Into Fall

So I had this post (and title) in mind for the end of September, but time went so fast that here I am posting it with just three weeks left in the season! I figure if you’re a lover of fall like me, these products are great way to keep the season alive, not to mention keep your skin looking its best into the winter months.

Check out a few great products from Naturopathica and June Jacobs Spa Collection that will quickly have you looking radiant and thinking of this wonderful time of year!

PERFECT PUMPKIN PEELING ENZYME MASQUE™ ($78)

This paraben and preservative free mask seriously smells just like the pie. Pumpkin is naturally rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin C, and zinc – an excellent combination to rebuild the elasticity of the skin, as well as to heal it. This one also has a powerful anti-oxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grapeseed extracts to help neutralize free radicals and prevent visible signs of premature aging.

PUMPKIN PURIFYING ENZYME PEEL ($56)

Another excellent, pumpkin-centric option.  Using this peel is just like putting pumpkin puree on your face, but with a much better consistency and scent and of course, many more therapeutic ingredients.  The natural pumpkin enzymes clear and brighten the skin while ingredients like cinnamon bark and oregano go to work as natural antiseptics. It really works wonders for dull and/or congested skin. This peel has quickly become one of my favorites and Naturopathica is definitely one of my top 3 fav natural beauty companies as well.

CREAMY CRANBERRY CLEANSER ($44)

A hydrating creamy cleanser with a burst of cranberry in every drop. It’s excellent for normal to dry skin. Formulated with natural humectants of algae extract and jojoba seed oil, it retains the skin’s natural lipid barrier (key to optimal skin health). At the same time, it definitely does the job of removing any surface impurities. Skin is left feeling clean and nourished.

PEAR FIG POLISHING ENZYME PEEL ($52)

Another Naturopathica peel that seems so, so fresh and natural as if it was made moments before you opened the jar. This one in particular has a really unique fruity scent and is best for normal to dry skin. Pear and fig make for such a fun and effective combination. This peel refines skin without causing irritation. Definitely another A+ for Naturopathica.

Naturopathica

I love a lot of natural companies out there, but Naturopathica really brings it all together for me – a holistic approach to skin care, artisanal sourcing of ingredients, incredible natural scents, and visible as well as therapeutic benefits.

I added a few natural beauty products to my regime recently and Naturopathica’s Sweet Cherry Brightening Enyzme Peel was one of them. Let me just say that ever since I tried a peel, I’ve been in love.  Reason number one being that it’s so much easier to get off than a mask.  And number two being that a good peel, like this one, just seems to make your skin effortlessly refined and glowing almost immediately.  Don’t get me wrong, when it comes to cleaning pores, I swear by masks that are usually green, hard, and positively enraging at times to remove (example: Aztec Indian Healing Clay). But masks like that really feel like work. Not this one.

This peel by Naturopathica smells and looks like they just mashed up the cherries yesterday – it’s simply amazing (if you like cherries, you’ll really be in heaven). There are sweet benefits to go with that sweet scent – cherries’ are high in Vitamin C and Beta Carotene and when applied topically they refine skin, decrease inflammation, as well as prevent skin discoloration.  After just 3-5 minutes (1-2 times/week), you can remove the fruity blend to reveal a fresher faced version of yourself. That’s only 10 minutes tops per week!

Originally being from Long Island, I love that this company is based in East Hampton. It’s always nice to see a great company come out of your neck of the woods.  I also love the packaging – blue glass is my fav, not only because it’s so pretty, but also because it’s excellent for maintaining the integrity of products containing essential oils.

Now there’s only two things I want to do after trying this mask: (1) Try every single product made my Naturopathica; (2) Take a trip to East Hampton asap to experience their spa, which includes an Apothecary Bar (the “destination for custom blended beauty products and remedies”) I can barely describe  how incredible that sounds to me… like heaven, especially if I could have the chance to get behind that bar!