Andalou Naturals

Andalou Naturals Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Peel

P1010033Recently I reviewed Juice Beauty’s Green Apple Peel Sensitve and mentioned Andalou Naturals in that post. This product has similar function as that of Green Apple Peel, except this is an enzyme based product.

Andalou Naturals claims: For Active & Oily Skin (FYI – I’m combination)
Andalou Naturals Fruit Stem Cell Science renews skin at the cellular level, blending nature and knowledge for visible Clarifying results.  Grapefruit Kombucha, pineapple, and papaya enzymes loosen and exfoliate dull, dry surface cells, unclogging pores and stimulating circulation for improved clarity, tone, and texture. Fruit Stem Cell Complex and Vitamin C boost healthy cell renewal for a clear, refreshed complexion. 

Kombucha Peel is lot milder, gentler and doesn’t tingle my skin. It does have a pleasant smell but may irritate some with fragrance sensitivity. Since my purchase they have changed their packaging. I have the tube pictured above. I apply this peel generously after cleansing my skin. Let it dry, walk away, get some chores done, and then come back. I take some steam on my face and very gently massage the peel and steam on my face loosening the stubborn dead cells and instigating some circulation. My skin feels a lot smoother, brighter, and clearer. Does it help with any pigmentation and scars….ermmm not really. But its a fabulous exfoliator.

Ingredient wise: Aloe Barbadensis and Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) Juices*, Saccharomyces Xylinum (Kombucha) Black Tea Ferment , Pectin, Vegetable Glycerin, Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus (Guar) Gum*, Papain, Bromelain, Hyaluronic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestsica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Lauric Acid, Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract*, Hibiscus Sabdariffa and Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extracts*†, Arginine, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) and Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oils*

Non-GMO verified    *Organic    † Fair Trade

To me, these look great but may irritate some with very sensitive skins. Definitely patch test before using.

There are many enzyme peels in the market and I would like to try something stronger. Have you tried any other peels? Please let me know in comments below.

Andalou Naturals Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Peel – $14.95

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Battling Head Cold – Health & Beauty Edition

Last Friday I was down with a head cold, and felt like utter crap! Firstly let me tell you some of my symptoms: felt like I was run over by Optimus Prime, dint want to walk, dint want to talk, no human interaction, just sleep away like a hibernating zombie, felt like Metallica was playing a head banging concert in my head which hurt, irritated and sore throat leading to congested nasal track.

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Health: I’m the kinda person who hates medication because everything thereafter tastes like poop. Having said that, I shoved down some Mucinex (but of course take medication that you know works for you) with warm water. Hand in hand with lots of bed rest, consumption of clean food (I mean no processed food), and minimal exercise like walking around the house. My kryptonite for cold or flu or any sickness is a steaming hot shower or lavender soak bath to thoroughly cleanse myself (more psychologically) and steam opens up congested nasal tracks. Blow my nose away to glory until I can breathe through my nose and not my mouth. In saying so, be careful to not blow aggressively which increases risk of damaging your ear drum. Another fantastic product I discovered through my doc was NeilMed Sinus Rinse to clear congestion. More user friendly compared to Neti pot but with fabulous results.

Now that I feel cleansed what do I do with my shit looking face:

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Skin Battle – Temporary sickness has made my skin look awful, grey, pale, mucussed out (don’t know if that is even a legit term), lack luster, majorly dehydrated and makeup went on rubbish. Post hot shower I thoroughly moisturize every inch of my skin.

Cleanse & Tone – Andalou Natural Apricot Probiotic Cleanser followed by some Avalon Organics Vitamin C toner.

Moisture – Priori Barrier Repair Complex on my skin and Dr Jart Ceramidin Cream near nose (constant blowing nose made skin tender).

Lips – Incredibly dry like lizards skin (because with congested nose I breathe through my mouth resulting in mega dry lips) I used Malin & Goetz Lip Moisturizer.

Makeup – light coverage Rodial BB Cream with cream blush – Bobbi Brown Blush Rose.

After all this I received lots of TLC from husband which made me all better. He worked from home to look after me…..Aww

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