What’s not to love about Whole Foods. This fall there are event more reasons to love their all natural offerings for nutrition and wellness products. Last week, Asiance previewed some of their top wellness and nutritionist brands to learn about the benefits of using natural and organic skincare products, and finding out about healthy, natural snacking and fair trade products.
Dr. Hauschka is a holistic beauty and skincare line that was established in Germany in 1967 and uses plant extracts and 100% natural ingredients shunning petrochemicals and parabens. Over 80% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream, so they really stress the importance of researching a plant’s origins and the way they interact with other herbs and on our skin. They said that over time parabens get absorbed internally and deposit into breast tissue causing breast cancer – how scary! Some of our favorite products are the Day Rose Cream that smells like a rose garden where over 45 flowers are used per tube, lip balm, clarifying toner, and quince moisturizer.
Mineral Fusion featured a full line of all natural mineral cosmetics that are hypo-allergenic and free from parabens, artificial colors, fragrances, gluten, talc, and phthalates and all contain a treatment for the skin. Unlike traditional makeup, the minerals don’t clog pores and stay on the surface of the skin. Their resident makeup artist said to always use a primer but to stick with only eye specific products and primers for any area around the eye and face creams on the cheeks and everywhere else, because the skin around the eyes isn’t as porous and you don’t want the heavier face cream to clog the eye area. Their powders, shadows, bronzers and blushes come in a range of flattering and natural hues with lip sticks and glosses that have a pop. This fall they introduced a nail line that uses mainly natural ingredients in this season’s on trend colors.
Mychelle Dermaceuticals has a range of natural facial care products that use plant extracts, stem cells, bioactives, and anti aging peptides. At most Whole Foods stores they offer a VISIA complexion skincare analysis that looks beyond the surface to make recommendations to correct any damage.
Nourish is a 100% USDA certified organic body care line that uses organic plant, fruit and vegetable extracts. Our favorites are the body butter, lotion, and hand soaps in the almond vanilla scent, fig, and lavender with mint, with everything under $10.
One of the newest products we love from Avalon Organics is their new tea tree shampoo and conditioner for dry scalp that cures this issue the moment you use it.
Badger is a USDA certified organics hair and skin care line that is good enough to eat. All of their ingredients are derived from organic plant extracts, exotic oils and butters and beeswax to create healing balms, sunscreens and lip balms. Their newest hair oil products work wonders for the scalp during the change of seasons.
If you are a fan of coconut water, we met the founder of Coco Hydro, the first dehydrated coconut powder that can be completely reconstituted with a concentrated blend of the essential vitamins from coconut without the added weight. All of the coconuts are from Bali.
We had a chance to sip on the famous and exquisite Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee from fair trade coffee Company, Marley Coffee founded by Bob Marley’s son. It’s about 4 times the price as regular coffee but worth every penny.
Cocoa Well taught us about the wonderful anti aging benefits of dark chocolate. Farmed in Panama, this wonder bean is an antioxidant superfruit that supports a healthy heart, brain and immune system with more antioxidants than acai, blueberry, cranberry or pomegranate