It’s all about the ingredients list. Am I right?
Gone are the days where we bought products that made us feel good but are actually bad for our bodies.
When I received the Pure Beginnings Monsoon Eco-roll on, the first thing I did was check the label. While many of us find it difficult to keep track of and decipher the scientific names on the back of our products, choosing the organic option is often the safest solution.
Want to join in on my review? Three lucky winners will receive both products to try themselves. All you have to do is comment one sentence, telling me why you should be one of the three winners.
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Eco roll on – Monsoon Relaxing Ylang Ylang (75ml) – R59.85
A light, hard plastic roll-on container. The tropical scent of ylang-ylang in this Monsoon roll-on is quite distinct and lasts throughout the day.
I’m absolutely in love with the fragrance of the roll-on. After using it for a week and sometimes, casually turning my nose towards my shoulder to smell whether the scent was still there, I was pleasantly surprised that it was.
When I first applied the product, it tingled under my armpits, which is quite normal when trying something new. I noticed that there’s Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate in the roll-on, which is a preservative used for many natural cosmetics. This is one of those ingredients that can cause skin irritation if you use too much of it, so if you have sensitive skin, I would recommend only using this product in moderation.
Application was quite easy – the product rolled onto my underarms in one pass and I also felt a residue run from my underarms, during a shower.
NB : This is not an antiperspirant.
What’s in it:
Aqua (Water), Sodium Bicarbonate, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Leaf Oil*, Canaga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil*, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Tragacanth Gum, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf*, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Vanilla Planifolia Extract, Linalool**, Citronellol**, Geraniol***
Fresh Mint Toothpaste with Xylitol (100ml) – R39.95
A soft, squeezable tube. The product is an off-white colour with a spearmint taste and fragrance.
Sweet and just the right strength of mint, this Pure Beginnings toothpaste contains both xylitol and stevia, which are the healthy alternatives to sugar.
The toothpaste doesn’t foam as much as generic toothpaste would because it contains a plant-based foaming agent –Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate – which is way less harmful than Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLS).
NB: toothpaste is not meant for eating, always rinse your mouth after brushing.
What’s in it:
Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Calcium Carbonate, Xylitol, Titanium Dioxide, Kaolin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Peppermint Flavour, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Fruit Extract*, Eupatorium Rebaudianum Bertoni (Stevia) Leaf Extract, Menthol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Potassium Sorbate, Guar Gum, Citric Acid, Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Leaf Oil**
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Three winners will be notified via email/ DM and announced in this post on 20 June 2018.
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The prize – One Pure Beginnings natural deodorant and toothpaste hamper can only be redeemed by the original winner unless an alternative has been arranged.
This prize excludes any products not mentioned in this blog post.