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Alba Botanica

Posted in aging, beauty, being green, products with tags on May 7, 2008 by erin

A few years ago I became suddenly aware I needed to take better care of my skin. It hit me like a ton of bricks at about 29. I’m not getting any younger and my skin will be with me until the day I die. I could either go about life as I had for the past 29 years neglecting my skin and one day cry over all my wrinkles or I could start doing something now to keep those wrinkles at a minimum.

I started with Mary Kay. I happen to like the product. It works for me and I like how my skin feels. My esthetician thinks it’s for old women maybe she’s right. For now my face is protected with this. Kelcey over at Mama Bird Diaries talked about Liive Botanicals, organic skin care. I may have to check this out and make the switch. I know she uses it and she is a fabulous New Yorker so it must be great!

That left the rest of my body, again sadly neglected against the sun’s harmful rays. I never remember to use sun block until I feel the sting of a sun burn or notice my skin turning pink. Too late! There’s already damage.

Then I stumbled across this: lotion and SPF 16 in one product by Alba Botanica. I am always looking to simplify my life. To me this is a no brainer. Hopefully my skin appreciates it as much as I.

Alba also makes some fab. lip gloss in coconut cream deliciousness. Tastes as good as it smells. The scent makes me feel like I’m on a beach soaking up the sun listening to the waves crash on the shore. I am also enjoying some snazzy shampoo and conditioner from them as well.

I did a little Internet research on this company and turns out Alba is committed to reducing their footprint to preserve and heal our planet for future generations. The don’t use any petroleum and use organic ingredients. Good stuff this Alba. I might have to use more of their products.

I just hope when I’m older I’ll thank myself for taking care of my skin early.