Beauty From The Inside-Out:
I've mentioned this here at The Beauty Closet quite often ;) and there's a reason why: because this approach really DOES work! I can attest to how utilizing natural sources of vitamins and minerals can not improve your overall health, but also your skin! I've seen the difference in my own skin since taking this own approach to my skin and the only regret that I have, is that I didn't take this point of view earlier in life. That's why it's super important to start taking care of your skin in your 20's & 30's, preventing the signs of aging and other skin issues- before they even start!
There are some drawbacks that I've discovered over recent years though and a disturbing trend has emerged as a result: a vast amount of new brands and products have come out on the market that aren't necessarily made with quality, safety, or the environment in mind. Plus, many of these products are being put out with little research; since the FDA doesn't require mandatory approval or testing when it comes to the majority of these products, there is a good chance that many of these brands are selling items that are falling short of their claims. They could also be doing more harm than good :/
When it comes to this approach- it's all about quality and the brand is absolutely key. For me, that also means that I'm not going to settle for anything less than a top-notch brand that knows what they're doing- one that is focused on creating products that do what they claim they will do and without harming my body OR the environment!
That sounds like a lot to ask and I'm setting the bar high, but as a beauty-lover and seeker of natural & organic beauty products for my readers and myself- it's the only way I'm willing to go ;) Looking for such a product? Don't worry- The Beauty Closet has you covered! Get the lowdown on one of my top picks from WelleCo., below:
The Beauty Closet Recommends:
The Super Elixir
[Chocolate Travel Set/7 ind. serv.]
There's a reason why WelleCo. stood out for me from the start: they know what they're doing and it shows! This unique company takes a different approach to beauty by targeting a healthy body with quality ingredients and products. Elle Macpherson co-founded the brand in 2014 because she wanted to bring a sense of health & well-being to the world; Elle had personally experienced the positive and profound effects that a balanced, nutrition can have on one's life and she wanted to share this same feeling with the world.
You can really see this effort with WelleCo.'s products and The Super Elixir Nourishing Protein is no exception! Made with USDA Organic pea & brown rice proteins and other plant-based ingredients [like dandelions, & pomegranates!], this quality protein shake is just what your skin needs to look fab for the summer :) What I really love about the pack featured above, is that it offers of individual servings instead of dealing with scooping it out of larger-sized can- when you don't have the time or want to avoid a mess, this is the way to go.
If you want to save a bit more and also end up with a bit more product too, there are a couple of other different options: a 500 gram tin container [$59] or snag WelleCo.'s iconic Caddy that also comes packed with 300 grams of Nourishing protein [$70]. If you don't care for chocolate too much, Vanilla is offered up in the 500 gram tin size. I haven't yet tried out the Vanilla flavor, but I'm betting it's good since the chocolate tastes surprisingly fantastic.
I'm very picky when it comes to taste with healthy-type shakes/drinks, and this one has a really nice flavor with a clean taste. It didn't seem to bother or upset my stomach either, which I've often experience with similar drinks in the past. They are easily-wrapped and sealed in on-the-go packaging, making this the perfect candidate to take to work, school, etc.
Now as for the cons, there's really only one I could actually find and I honestly tried [lol!] and that was the pricing. I would say this is on the higher-end than I [or others] might normally pay for a beauty product, but since this also encompasses my health in general I'm also not completely hesitant to make the commitment. Since I know this is beyond important and can have a great effect on my life, I'm willing to pay a bit more for long-term health & skin benefits. If you've also been looking to improve your overall health, well-being, & skin- or you're a current health maven who wants to ramp up their routine...this is a fantastic option with quality that's truly in mind!
Plus...there's a NEW giveaway starting today!
SHIMMER SUMMER BEAUTY PACK:
Prize consists of:
*FULL SIZE Australian Gold Self-Tanning Lotion.
*FULL SIZE Sephora Colorful Mirror Eye Shadow in "Pop idol N32".
*FULL SIZE Julep Nail Polish in "Janice".
*Sample of Dr.Jart Dermaclear Micro Water [20 ml.].
*Sample of Dolce & Gabbana light blue Eau De Toilette [1.5 ml.]