By Nicole Berrie
THERE ARE CERTAIN PRODUCTS that any “healthy” gal worth her weight in raw aloe juice knows to keep in her vanity. Surely, each season comes the hot new elixir that will plump your cheeks, reverse time and give you that Karlie Kloss-worthy glow. But the products listed below are what we at Bonberi would consider “non-negotiables.” The items we turn to for smooth skin and a luminous complexion. The best part? None of the products below contain any toxic materials that you’ll spend years trying to undo in an infrared sauna. Check out our personal natural GLAM team below…
WHAT: A dry natural bristle brush that improves circulation in the skin and cells by providing a lymphatic drainage. The bristles also remove dead layers of skin, which helps detoxification.
BENEFITS: Smoother skin, better circulation, reduction of cellulite.
HOW TO USE: In the morning, take the brush to dry skin; start at your feet and sweep upwards towards the heart.
2. Epsom Salts
WHAT: Deriving its name from a saline spring in Epsom, England. These purifying salts contain magnesium, which heals sore muscles, reduces swelling and helps draw toxins out of the body.
HOW TO USE: Feeling bloated? Take a throw one to two cups of these babies in super hot water (the hotter, the more detoxifying) and soak for 20 minutes. Be sure to hydrate with water afterwards!
WHAT: Since 1948, this soap has attracted a cult following thanks to its unique combination of organic extra virgin coconut, olive, jojoba and hemp oils, blended together with pure essential oils to produce a velvety-lather that leaves the skin silky-smooth and refreshed.
BENEFITS: Touting 18-in-1 applications, uses range from after-shave and toothpaste to laundry to pest spray. But we’re perfectly content just using it in the shower.
TIP: The unscented and lavender scents make perfect cleansers for swimwear and underpinnings.
WHAT: NYC colorist Fabian Lliguin consulted tribes in the Amazon rainforest to create his all natural and organic hair product line featuring a restorative oil dubbed Rahua.
BENEFITS: Ideal for color-treated hair the Rahua oil fortifies and nourishes weak, damaged strands and doesn’t leave a residue like many organic brands.
WHAT: Stylist and beauty guru Linda Rodin collaborated with hairstylist Bob Recine on a covetable elixir that blends eight essential oils including the intoxicating blend of neroli and calendula.
BENEFITS: You know that impossibly perfect shine that you’ve always yearned for that doesn’t look greasy or wet? Yeah, this is the stuff you need.
WHAT: Sure Italians do Renaissance Art and pasta best, but who knew their toothpaste was also one of their greatest gifts? This retro-looking tube provides some and the mintiest, cleanest brushes out there. And it doesn’t feel like you’re ingesting chemicals while you’re doing it.
WHAT: With enough hues to rival Essie and OPI, we love these non-toxic varnishes that last…and last and last. And this color is simply the perfect blend of pink and white.