Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I’m nearing the end of a two week visit here in my hometown of the Philippines, and already I’m going to miss the abundance of organic, green and cruelty-free products available here. Unfortunately, China has not yet opened up to a lot of the international organic cosmetic brands and it can be difficult to find any unless you are lucky to discover them in tiny specialty stores. As much as possible, I try to incorporate organic products into my beauty routine. Organic products are natural, contain no harmful chemicals, environment-friendly, and most are against animal testing.
Summer is also the perfect time to go green…amidst the sun, sand, green grass and nature. Here are some of the green discoveries I am loving right now and worth your while.

My favorite organic products this summer

ANDALOU NATURALS Omega Glow Facial Concentrate (US$ 24.95)

I have been using this product for just four days and already I can see a change in my skin. It looks brighter, smoother and feels a lot softer. Described as a “miracle in a bottle”, this special facial oil formula contains Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids, fruit stem cells, Bio Active 8 Berry Complex, jojoba oil, cranberry oil, borage oil and pomegranate oil, a potent mix of antioxidants to nourish and renew your skin. I highly recommend it!

AVALON ORGANICS Vitamin C Balancing Facial Toner (US$ 12.50)

I really believe in the power of Vitamin C. Whenever I feel like I’m coming down with a cold, I just pop a 500mg tablet of Vitamin C and the cold will never see the light of day. The same goes for our skin. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that eliminates free radical damage and helps to fight photo-aging. This Vitamin C toner rebalances skin tone and hydrates with aloe, cucumber and papaya extracts. I love the fresh, tingly feeling it gives my skin and the light citrus scent.

HUMAN NATURE Natural Strengthening Shampoo  200ml (US$5.99) (Php 139.75)

I love Human Nature products especially their shampoo and conditioners. Human Nature is a natural and organic company that produces 100% Philippine-made natural personal care products with no harmful chemicals. Their Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner really soften my hair and I’ve really noticed less falling hair ever since using both. They contain amino acids, vitamins, minerals, Philippine coco nectar and hydrolyzed protein.

HUMAN NATURE All Natural Spray Sanitizer (US$ 2.99) (Php 64.75)

I love this all natural sanitizer. I use it all the time on my hands because it’s so gentle yet is scientifically proven to kill 99.99% of germs. That’s good enough for me! My favorite is the Citrus Burst scent.