A few months ago, I totally did not care about organic or natural anything when it came to cosmetics. Then I went on Accutane, and quickly learned how important it was to look into what your putting on your skin and hair.
I loved finding new organic companies and learning their story on what motivates them to start their business. Being a small business owner myself, I always try to look for female entrepreneurs I can support just by buying their product.
Kristen Voss started her business four years ago in her tiny kitchen in NYC. When she was younger her mother had skin cancer. She never went out in the sun, but she was freckled head to toe with red hair. When her mother was diagnosed with cancer it didn;t make any sense.
Voss started researching all the products she used to understand what was in the products her mother was using. Skin acts more as a sponge than a barrier. For example when you put something on your skin it goes into your bloodstream faster than if someone ate it. She created products to address all unique skincare needs and are made with the highest quality and effective ingredients.
After being on accutane the two things that are the most dry were my legs and my lips, I wanted to find something that would bring back my smooth skin that I had before taking accutane. Therefore I tried her body lotion and lip balm.
My favorite part of the body lotion was it’s label. Whenever you look at a label of lotion in the drugstore their ingredient list is so tiny it’s a little hard to read because they don’t want you to know exactly what’s in it. Her label clearly showed what exactly is in the lotion. This lotion was perfect to put on your legs right after shaving. It was effective in soothing the damage a razer does to your skin.
The second product I tried was her peppermint lip balm. What I loved about this lip balm was it was very light, while still moisturizing your lips. Also, it had the perfect amount of color for a lip balm.