Skin Care

May 23, 2011

I have spent years searching for good skin care products that work and are good for you.   Over the past couple of weeks I have found two (2) great small companies that have wonderful skin care products.   I have ordered from both companies and have used the products.  They are so good that I feel the need to share this information.  


The first company is Herbaliz  (     Here is the text from the Home Page

What Herbaliz™ is all about

Producing small batches and using herbs and essential oils allows formulation of products without toxic chemicals. The result is products that work and can make you feel better.

Everything you put on your skin and everything you breathe is absorbed into your body and affects your health. Most cosmetic products contain synthetic additives that have negative side effects. We eat organic foods and avoid second hand smoke, yet routinely apply toxic chemicals to our skin on a daily basis in the form of body care products.

With Herbaliz™ it’s all good

Herbaliz products contain ingredients that work for the benefit of your body. They contain no toxic chemicals, no synthetic preservatives, no synthetic fragrances, no synthetic colors, and no petroleum ingredients or fillers. As a result, you can use less to achieve results, feel better, save money, and send less packaging to the landfill. Our products have been tested only on people (ourselves, and obliging friends and relatives).

Herbal oils have positive side effects! The oils we use will help your skin feel better and be healthier. Unlike synthetics, when botanical oils are absorbed into the body, both through the skin and by smell, they can also help improve your body’s physical health, boost your immune system and lift your spirits. This is both scientifically proven, and easy to prove to yourself!

I tried two (2) products. 

The first was Unscented Moisturizing Lotion.  This light moisturizer I find to be perfect for daytime use.  It works great under makeup.  


This is a silky, light-weight, non-greasy moisturizer for face, hands and body. The herbs we use to make the lotion base are known to speed up cell regeneration, improve elasticity and have skin-softening effects. The plants and oils naturally contain essential fatty acids, vitamin A (retinol), vitamin B-12, protein and zinc. Available with five essential oil blends to provide additional benefits. Use within 6 months.

Ingredients:  Distilled purified water, organic sunflower seed oil (helianthus annus) infused with organic calendula (calendula officinalis), organic comfrey (symphytum officinale) and organic plantain (plantago major) vegetable emulsifying wax, organic coconut oil (cocos nucifera), organic rosehip seed oil (rosarubiginosa), organic evening primrose oil (oenothera biennis), (vitamin E (tocopherol), steam distilled essential oils.  Unscented
No essential oils.

The second product I tried was  Real Green Cream.  This is a rich cream that I found to be great for night time use.   It is a bit heavy to use under make up.

   A rich, simple cream that can be used for both moisturizing and cleansing (like cold cream). Its green color is provided by the infused herbs that also heal, soothe and result in radiant, younger looking skin. The scent is subtle and clean, provided only by the infused oil. The ingredients naturally contain vitamin A (retinol), vitamin B12, protein, and zinc, and are anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial agents. Excellent for alleviating reddened and inflamed skin, to treat broken capillaries and improve elasticity. Use within 6 months. Now available in 3.7 ounce size, in a glass bottle with a white lotion pump.
This cream is not vegan; it contains beeswax.

Ingredients:  Organic sunflower seed oil (helianthus annus) infused with organic calendula (calendula officinalis), organic comfrey (symphytum officinale) and organic plantain (plantago major), distilled water, beeswax (apis mellifera), organic rosehip seed oil (rosarubiginosa), organic evening primrose oil (oenothera biennis), vitamin E (tocopherol), sodium sesquicarbonate.

The second company was recommended by a friend.   It is Secrets of Eden (  This is a local Michigan company which is a plus in my book.   I order 3 products and love them all.  The first one is shampoo that can also be used as a body wash and a facial cleanser.  I only used it as shampoo.  And, you do not need to use conditioner with this product.  I love that.  It is not a high sudsing shampoo and you must shake the bottle every time prior to using – which is a good thing – no chemical stabilizers. 

 Nutrition for your skin. No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate nor any other synthetic cancer related compounds with unpronounceable names. Transforms your shower or bath into a personal time machine, allowing you to go back to the Garden of Eden. Luxuriate your skin and hair with the essential healing oils of the Bible like Aloe, Hyssop, Spikenard, Frankincense, Myrrh, Olive oil and more. Total of 23 essential and carrier oils famous for healthy skin and hair.

Commercially manufactured shampoos that claim to have essential oils have a problem. It is virtually impossible to mix oils with shampoo at a concentration of more than 1 percent due to the fact that oil and water do not, and will not mix.

We at Secrets of Eden have an exclusive emulsification process involving pure vegetable ingredients that allows us to mix a concentrate of essential oils of up to 5%. Making “Complete Hair and Body Lotion Shampoo” a Unique, truly stand alone product that has NO COMPETITION ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD!

Ingredients include: Distilled water, shampoo base consisting of electrically engineered eloptic energized stabilized Oxygenated Water, ash of Dedecyl solution and dehyrabiethylamine, Natural vegetable moisturizing thickener, MSM, Boron, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Apricot Oil, Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Aloe Vera, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Patchouli Oil, Oregano, Vitamin E Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Lemon, Lime, and Orange Oils, Lavender, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Rose Oil, Hyssop, Frankincense, Ionic Gold, Myrrh, Spikenard, and Ylang Ylang. 17.5 oz

I also purchased a wonderful skin  product called Replenish.  I will copy part of the text from the website.  You may want to read further on the website as he goes into great detail of the healing properties of each ingredient. 


Increased Circulation – Healthy Glow – Healing to multiple conditions

What makes Replenish so special?

Secrets of Eden has formulated a totally unique combination of nature’s very best beauty secrets. Those basic ingredients are Raw Unpasteurized Honey Lecithin, and Jojoba Oil.

The research department at The Secrets ofEdendiscovered the amazing synergistic powers within these three ingredients when experimenting with another product idea and co-incidental to that, Replenish was born. What a discovery that was!

The first people to use Replenish rejoiced at how it seemed to increase the circulation of their blood and hence provoked a rosy and healthy glow to whatever skin it was applied to.

Others with dry skin conditions reported that an immediate smoothness and softness was imparted. Still others found that Replenish worked wonders in conjunction with warm water baths and hot washcloths applied to the face.


I used Replenish as a night time cream.  It seems a bit greasy at first, but you do not need much.  Let it soak in for a few minutes and you will wake up in the morning with smoother skin.  I couldn’t quite believe the results.  

The final product I purchased was Nothing but the Oils. 


Nothing But the Oils” is a mathematically derived formula of blended Biblical and essential oils that have proven to be miraculous to individuals who apply them to their hair and skin. Hair and skin problems and blemishes have resolved in days. In some cases incurable cases of dermatitis have been improved with just one application. Huge scaly callouses on the feet have been eliminated in one week. Unequalled for dry and sun-damaged skin and hair. Massage therapist’s love it for its exceptional absorbency. No gooey “oily” mess with “Nothing But The Oils.”

INGREDIENTS: Pure Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Avocado Oil, Aloe Vera, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Oil of Oregano, Vitamin E, Lemon, Lime and Orange Oils, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Lavender, Tea Tree Oil, Myrrh, Hyssop, Frankincense, Spikenard and Ylang Ylang.

This is a very healing oil.  I used it after having a skin reaction.  It worked wonders within just a little while.  I would think it would be a very good moisturizing/healing oil to use after sun exposure.  

I do not usually recommend specific companies, but I do feel that both of these small businesses have good products and great customer service.   I hope you enjoy their websites and if you know of other great skin care and hair care products, please let me know.


For more nutrition and health information, contact Dr. Wendy at 231-348-0838 or   Dr. Wendy is available for individual appointments, phone appointments, group sessions, nutritional speaking engagements and is now offering a Corporate Wellness Program and a Stop Smoking Program (Smoke Free for Life©).     


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