Monday, February 21, 2022

Affordable Wellness Picks for a Healthy 2022

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A lot of the healthier, or greener, products on the market are prohibitively expensive, but you to do not have to spend a fortune to get high quality products. I have rounded up a few products that are affordable, cruelty-free, a pleasure to use and they won't put a big dent on your credit card.

MyChelle Incredible Pumpkin Peel ($25.50 for 1.2 oz. from MyChelle): This potent peel, "harnesses a powerful blend of pumpkin puree and extracts" that gently and naturally exfoliate dead skin cells to help renew the complexion  Skin is left soft, smooth and luminous. MyChelle makes first rate products the are cruelty-free and that you can feel good about using.

According to MyChelle, "Powerful bioactive Pumpkin blend exfoliates dead skin cells to clear away impurities, while fruit extracts encourage renewal for a smoother, more radiant complexion."

Directions: Shake well before use. Apply a thin layer 1-2 times per week after cleansing. Avoid eye area. Leave on for 3-5 minutes. Slight tingling may occur. Rinse thoroughly. Patch test before use.

Ingredients: Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Aqua (Water), Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Glycerin, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Wine, Honey, Gluconic Acid (Glucose), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose.

MyChelle Pumpkin Renew Cream ($30.00 for 1.2 oz. from MyChelle): This lovely moisturizing cream, which is made with Pumpkin Seed Oil, is fast absorbing and  lightweight. It nourishes, balances, and replenishes the skin and it prevents dehydration.

According to MyChelle, "A lightweight, daily moisturizer with antioxidant-rich Cloudberry Extract and Pumpkin Seed Oil to protect and nourish skin. Astaxanthin, Shea Butter and Vitamin E replenish and balance skin’s moisture levels to prevent dehydration."

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloud Berry) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract, Wasabia Japonica Root Powder, Garcinia Mangostana Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lactic Acid (L), Totarol, Astaxanthin, Chlorophyll, Tocotrienols, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Carnosine (L), Tocopherol (D-alpha), Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Gluconolactone, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Phenethyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.

SOPHi Nail Polish ($7.99 each from SOPHi): SOPHi nail polishes are non-toxic, and essentially odorless, and they come in a lovely array of colors. This formula is water-based for healthy nails that will neither turn yellow, nor become brittle. These polishes work perfectly with a PRIME + SHINE + SEAL System (Sold separately for $14.95 from SOPHi) that adds longevity and maximum durability to your wear-time. They also make a wonderful Nail Polish Remover Gel (Regularly Price $7.99, currently on sale for $6.99 from SOPHi). Additionally, SOPHi is cruelty-free and vegan.

Left to Right: You Drive Me Navy, Fearless and Don't Coffee Me.

CRYSTAL’s Mineral Enriched Magnesium Deodorants ($10.99 for 2.5 oz each from CVS and Amazon): are definitely long-lasting, and they do not include aluminum or baking soda– both of which can irritate delicate skin under the arms. I will say that this deodorant is a little bit less emollient than many that I have tried, and therefore it has a decidedly drier texture. However, my skin is sensitive in my underarm area, and I found that these deodorants glided across my skin without tugging, pulling or irritating the skin in the least bit. I can also attest to the fact that they do not stain my clothes with unpleasant white marks. CRYSTAL is  a cruelty-free brand.

I love the scent of each of them, and while it will take me forever to use them all up, I will say that I like them enough to purchase them in the future.

Scents Available: Lavender + Rosemary, Coconut + Vanilla, Cucumber + Mint, Sea Salt + Sage, Charcoal + Tea Tree.

IngredientsCocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Caprylic / Capric Triglycerides, Ozokerite (Vegetable-Derived), Tapioca Starch, Magnesium Hydroxide, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Fragrance (made with essential oils and natural extracts), Triethyl Citrate, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Melaleuca Alternafolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactylate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Overall Assessment: I highly recommend these products, and if you are trying to find healthier products that are affordable, then these are definitely worthy of consideration.

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  1. Both MyChelle pumpkin products are favorites of mine as is the Crystal vanilla + coconut magnesium deo. Great picks for health and wellness!

    1. I agree with your assessment of the MyChelle pumpkin products, and the Crystal Vanilla+Coconut deodorant is divine, and so effective!

  2. You know I don't like fragrance but these Crystal deodorants are wonderful. My favorite is the Cucumber and Mint and my next one to use is the Vanilla and Coconut. I think they'll last for so long though. I've got the Mychelle moisturizer on my vanity, I think it will be great in the summer too.

    1. I am not surprised that you love the Crystal deodorants, Marcia! Cucumber Mint and Vanilla Coconut are definitely among my favorites as well! The MyChelle moisturizer is amazing! I am glad that you have it as well!


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