Happy Monday SW Readers. I know, it's icy cold out there!! Hail to that sun though (and amazing skincare products to keep our skin breathing health, beauty & hydration).
My goal today is to have a thoughtful conversation about skincare with all of you. I am going to be reviewing the above product, Restorative Face Serum by Soapwalla in such a way that encourages all of you to consider how important your skincare routine is, in relation to your overall health. It actually matters. And how this is an area of health that is as important as all the rest.
One can get lost in the world of health & wellness. I understand because it's rather overwhelming when you are learning to make more informed choices for your body. There is so much conflicting information available about what is healthy. We live 'in a time' where physicians are tweeting advice, knowledge is at our fingertips and a flood of technical clinical data can flood our inbox daily....if we want to subscribe. It's a lot so, let's break this down some.
Skincare. We all know that our skin is our largest organ of the body AND it's the organ that we can actually 'see' visually daily. We are able to monitor the texture, feeling & appearance of our skin. Our skin is talking to us and serving as a canvas for telling a story of our diets, skincare product choices, stress levels...even how we love (but the latter my friends is another post).
Firstly, food matters as what we eat 'shows up' through our skin. So, let's chat briefly about the folks who are complaining about their skin: According to DoctorYourself.com 'Over consumption of cooked, processed foods in general seems to predispose a body for complaints like this. I even had a dog with dandruff...until I stopped giving him dry skim milk plus cream plus milk on top of all the dog food he could eat. When the dog's diet was cut in half, following a four-day cleansing fast, the dandruff was gone and never returned until the animal was overfed again.Simple, proper diet eliminates so many complaints. Whole foods, raw or lightly-cooked vegetables, grains and fruits, no meat and no chemically-doctored food will go a very long way to improving your skin in a short time.
Here is the rub....you can have the most amazing diet in the world and if you are lathering your face and body with toxicity via product choices, you are essentially inviting a health 'war' into your world. It's not a wise decision. I urge you to make healthy choices each day because they are crucial to living a healthy life...and I am glad my readers are connecting the dots.
Your skin is a living, breathing, body-cleaning organ. If you stop it up, you're in trouble. In the James Bond story Goldfinger people were spray-painted gold. Remember that they supposedly died? Your skin must be free from pore-clogging coatings. Why make the skin have to now excrete these added toxins on top of the old ones? It's like shaking the dirt out of your rugs... in the middle of the living room.
In my research and wellness advocacy, I know that I will only use skincare products that are consciously produced meaning no animal testing, additive free, 100% organic & made with the top food grade-ingredients. The products must be 100% fully natural and I am aware - so should you be - that 'natural' is an incredibly deceiving on labels. Natural should mean purity via all ingredients so, as a consumer, you need to pay attention to the list of ingredients when you see that 'buzz word'. I also pay attention to the Eco-sustainability of the product packaging as feeding health into our environment matters as well.
This seems like a lot of work and prepping just to get some moisture into your skin. I admit, it does. I also say IT MATTERS. IT REALLY MATTERS. And aren't you worth caring for? With the intensity of false advertising, marketing illusionists and media giants with gigantic financial pockets.....one must rise up to meet them as a highly informed consumer.
Enter in Soapwalla Kitchen. You can read about how I first learned of Soapwalla Kitchen here: http://www.snapshotsofwellness.com/1/post/2014/10/deodorant-cream-by-soapwalla.html.
Soapwalla Kitchen falls into every single category of healthy organic & consciously made skincare that I personally consider when choosing what to place on my skin. Soapwalla Kitchen products are aligned with my values about every aspect of skincare which is said perfectly by Soapwalla's Chef, Rachel Winard... “Our skin is our largest organ and in order for it to function at its best we must feed it with truly wholesome ingredients. My philosophy: If I refuse to put something in my body, I don’t want to put it on my body either.” Rachel Winard's story of how Soapwalla Kitchen came to fruition fascinates me actually. Feel free to go to the Soapwalla site to read about her here.
To share further why Soapwalla Kitchen's products align with Snapshots of Wellness philosophy and values surrounding wellness & health:
And finally to the product, Soapwalla's Restorative Facial Serum. It is a custom combination of rosehip seed oil and carrot seed oils (rich in Vitamin A, essential fatty acids, linoleic and linolenic acids), Vitamin E, Evening Primrose oil (a wonderful source of gamma linoleic acid with powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties) and apricot kernel and sea buckthorn oils.
I so love how the serum feels on my face - instantly hydrating, smooth & my skin radiates health. The smell is divine (truly) and I'm given a natural earthy spa experience in a bottle. I've been complimented on my skin tone & texture repeatedly and I continually give the credit to Soapwalla's Restorative Facial Serum. Just an amazingly healthy line of pure ingredient products.
I have to say this and my readers know that I speak from a passionately authentic place. I am blown away by Soapwalla Kitchen. And no, this is not a paid product review or endorsement rather, I am just genuinely taken by the level of high quality in these products. So Rachel, thank you for creating health in a bottle. We (I) very much appreciate you & all you are doing to create products that will aid in nourishing & healing our skin. So grateful.
Please let me know what your thoughts are should you decide to dose your body with Soapwalla products. Snapshots of Wellness provides a firm & resolute promise that you will love them as much as I do.
Created and curated by Kelly, Snapshots of Wellness encourages all of you to cultivate your 'joie de vivre': Compassion for Animals via food, style & lifestyle.