Kristin Cavallari Loves Suki Skin Care

I’m not one who normally writes about some celebrity’s endorsement because that can usually be bought. However, it has come to my attention that Kristin Cavallari actually really loves Suki skin care. And why wouldn’t she? The line has some of the best organic skincare products you can buy.

Kristin is especially a fan of the Suki Exfoliate Foaming Body Cleanser. Here’s what she had to say in her note to Suki:

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Mystery Ingredient Monday: Petrolatum

So you’ve probably never heard of petrolatum. But if you thought ‘it sounds like petroleum,’ you’d be right on the money. Petrolatum (petroleum jelly) is used in a variety of cosmetics including skin and hair moisturizing products. It’s meant to lock in moisture and make your hair shine. However, petroleum-based products have been under a lot of scrutiny in the last few years because they can be contaminated with polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons. PAHs, as they’re commonly referred to, have been linked to cancer.

Petrolatum or petroleum jelly

The European Union, which is lightyears ahead of the United States in their legislation about chemicals in cosmetics, has restricted use of petrolatum in cosmetics. The only petroleum jelly (Petrolatum) allowed in their cosmetics are from companies that can prove its entire process is free of carcinogens.

The bottom line: Stay away from petroleum jelly. We recommend that you toss your petroleum-based products and go for something more natural. Brands that use a mixture of vegetable oils and waxes are safer for your body and will preserve the shine and moisture you love.

Organic Beauty Spotlight: John Masters Natural Mineral Sunscreen

Are you sick of hearing about sunscreen yet? We didn’t think so! (And if you answered yes, we’re really trying to drive the point home!)

Today’s organic beauty spotlight is John Masters Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen. This stuff is amazing. Not only is it SPF 30, but ingredients like shea butter and jojoba oil work to moisturize your skin while protecting it. It has only natural preservatives and all ingredients are certified by the FDA to be paraben free. It’s also biodegradable, so it’s not harmful for the environment like chemical sunscreens can be.

Psst.. we’re still having our sale on all organic sunscreens, so if you enter code “SUN” at checkout, you will save 25%!

Hot Off the Press: Boscia Featured in Self Magazine

Self Magazine‘s March issue features Boscia’s new B.B. Cream SPF 27. If you aren’t familiar with Boscia, you need to check this brand out. They  are completely preservative-free and use natural ingredients. For instance, this BB Cream has jojoba leaf extract, an antioxidant used for moisturizing and protecting your skin. Willowherb, also present in the cream, has a unique calming complex that won’t irritate your skin.

It only comes in one shade at the moment, but will complement most skin tones. And by the way, this product is currently backordered on BosciaSkinCare.com. But we’ve got the BB Cream SPF 27 in stock at Charleston Naturally!

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day

And we don’t mean with just your shirt color. Really go green by taking the time to buy organic and eco-friendly products. We’re still giving you a 25% discount on all organic sunscreens and Coolibar sun hats. It’s the perfect time for you to take advantage of these savings and stock up for springtime weather! Just enter code SUN at checkout.

Since we’re wanting to drive the point home about skincare, here is a video we absolutely love about the dangers of sun overexposure and melanoma. It was produced by the DCMF in Canada last year and is very moving. It’s called “Dear 16-Year-Old Me”. We hope you enjoy it and learn something, too:


Check out our organic sunscreens from COOLA and more:

Go Green with Organic Beauty & Kid Products

Are you ready for the biggest Irish party of the year? Prepare yourself by really going green with organic beauty and baby products.

We just received several new products that we are excited to try out!

First is the Intelligent Nutrients Pure Neroli Total Body Moisture. It’s a potent de-stresser. Just apply some to a few areas and massage to soothe. You can also put a dab under your nostrils and breathe deeply to feel serene and zen.

The second is 3 Sprouts storage bins with delightful animals like the hippo:

And lastly, we also got 3 Sprouts storage caddies featuring a playful pink pig (or a bee, walrus, mouse, etc.):

This Just In: Tons of New Beauty Product!

We’ve gotten a bunch of new products in this week and we’re excited to share them with you.

Here’s a list – click on each to be taken to their product pages!

These two new products will protect your skin from free radicals and sun damage while preserving your youthful glow:

Boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27

ilike Age Defense Bioflavonoid Eye Cream

And these two organic beauty products from Suki will have you looking gorgeous:

Suki Luscious Lips Berry Cream Trio

Suki Tinted Active Moisturizer- Natural

It’s Sunscreen Awareness Week!

Hi all! We’re still continuing Sunscreen Awareness Week here at Charleston Naturally. We really want everyone to be aware of how organic sunscreens can not only shield you from damaging UV rays, but also protect you from the inside out. Chemicals sunscreens can deposit nasty chemicals into your body, which can actually cause cancer. Just another reason to go organic.

Looking for the sporty stuff? Try Coola Sport 35 Spray!

Since we’re excited to get the word out about awesome organic sunscreens, we’re giving you 25% off on all organic sunscreens and Coolibar sun hats. Just enter code SUN at checkout to receive your discount! This offer ends soon, so you better hurry if you want to save and stock-up for spring!

Eco-Friendly Baby Spotlight: Sophie la Girafe

Have you seen Sophie la Girafe? She’s the most popular baby teething toy these days and she’s natural. She’s a best-seller at Charleston Naturally because she’s made of natural rubber instead of plastics like most other baby toys. Concerned parents and healthcare professionals have been worried about lead paints and toxins like BPA in kids’ toys, so we know that this little rubber darling is sure to make little ones (and you) happy.

Check out this video from the Wall Street Journal about how Sophie became so popular after being manufactured in France for over 50 years:

Sound Advice from a 90s Song: Wear Sunscreen

Do you remember the amazing song that came out in 1999 that grave advice to high school graduates? The lyrics were read by Baz Luhrmann from the famous article entitled “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young,” by Mary Schmich.

This sound advice begins and ends with “wear sunscreen.” If you haven’t heard the song in awhile, it’s likely to hit a few high notes for you. And we encourage you to follow the sunscreen advice, but ask that you add the word “organic” to it:

And since you asked, yes! We are having a sale! When you enter the code SUN at checkout, you will save 25% on all organic sunscreen and Coolibar sun hats.