au na•tu•rel adj. 1. in thenaturalstate.* 2. naked;nude. 3. cookedplainly. 4. uncooked. [< French]
The organic beauty movement has become hella-popular over the past couple of seasons, with major brands and celebs offering all-natural or vegan product lines. And while it’s not necessarily my jam, I get the appeal. The products are better for sensitive skin, they’re animal cruelty-free, and the packaging is usually super cute. But all-natural deodorant??? A gal’s underarm maintenance is not something to be messed with. But here’s the thing, regular deodorants depend on an aluminum-based compounds that temporarily plugs the sweat ducts and prevents you from perspiring. And the side effects associated with the said compound may do you more harm than the sweat does.
Alzheimer’s and breast cancer have been linked to the aluminum found in anti-antiperspirants. And if that doesn’t scare you maybe yellow pit-stains will. It’s the acidity of the aluminum that causes the dreaded reaction against your favorite white tee. Aluminum-free deodorants work, you just have to find the best option for your body. They come in oils, creams, sticks or roll-on’s, with scents ranging from eucalyptus to rose, citrus and sage, to name a few. But be forewarned ladies, there’s a detox period when you first make the switch and you just may stink for a couple of days.
One whiff of Arya’s luxe Ayurvedic oil, and you’ll be transported to another place—say, meditating at sunset along the Amalfi coast. The balancing blend of essential oils—sesame and coconut for deep moisturizing, and cell-regenerating rosehip seed, brahmi, and neroli—is the TLC your skin needs after a post-workout shower. It hydrates deeply for being so light (because being doused in thick oil is the last thing you want after a sweat session).
This gentle and calming body oil is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types.
Shanti from the Sanskrit language means- peace. Exfoliate and renew the skin with this gentle but effective scrub that uses pure cane sugar and mineral rich Himalayan salt crystals, while the scents of Jasmine and Vetiver impart a sense of calm. Sesame and Coconut Oil nourishes to leave you with silky hydrated skin.
NOTO botanics comes to you with the finest organic ingredients acting as healing medicines for your body and senses. Simple yet potent attributes coming from nature’s oils and herbs that synergistic-ally work with your chemistry, giving you real results.
Created by makeup artist, editor in chief of WORK Magazine, Gloria Noto.