I’ve mentioned time and time again how hard it is to find a natural deodorant that works. I’ve been testing a lot of natural deodorants on the Australian market, and here are my thoughts on some of the ones I’ve been using/testing lately:

Fresca Ocean Deodorant: This clear, all-natural, baking soda-free deodorant feels like a conventional deodorant that you’d buy at the supermarket, and it really works. I used it in summer, and while it didn’t keep me 100% odour free, it did a mighty fine job. Highly recommend this, and I’m not sure why it is more popular than it is. It’s definitely one of the better natural deodorants on the market, and I’m keen to try their other scents.

Price, Ingredients and Where to Buy: $15 (AUD), Fresca website. View Full Post

I’ve stated time and time again that Beauty Heroes is undoubtedly the best green beauty subscription service on the market. They hand pick the best natural brands, work closely with brand founders, and put a lot of time and effort into their curations (and their boxes always arrive on time!). A few months ago, I received an email from Beauty Heroes founder Jeannie Jarnot, and after sorting out the Melbourne-San Francisco time difference, we spoke for an hour over Skype. I’ve been trying their curations since, and I now have the proud distinction of being their first ever male/Australia-based ambassador. I can’t tell you how honoured and humbled I am to be associated with one of my favourite green beauty brands!

I engaged in a Q&A with Beauty Heroes, and you can read the full transcript below:  View Full Post

I find that there are times when I avoid certain products just because everyone is talking about it. A lot of bloggers I admire have reviewed Jane Scrivner’s cleanser, and their reviews were unanimously positive. It made me wonder if there was anything more I could add to the conversation, and I never really sought it out. Recently, my lovely friend and blogger Jamey insisted that I try the line and she contacted Jane herself to send me some products. I’m so glad and grateful that she did. The line is more amazing than I could ever have imagined, and I can see why the products are so universally loved. Without further ado, here are my impressions of the Nourishing Cleanser and OO Cream. View Full Post

The Beauty Edit is one of Australia’s newest online green beauty stores. A couple of months ago, Franca, their owner, introduced herself to me. She told me that her store offered one-on-one customer service, free skincare consultations, complimentary gift wrapping, speedy delivery (including worldwide delivery) and thorough testing of every product she sold. She said that she tested all the products herself and only sold products she firmly believed in. This sounded great to me: I don’t know many skincare stores that offer that level of service. Her store is the exclusive Australian stockist for British brand La Belle Lune, and she asked me if I’d like to try their Organic Skin Face Oil.  View Full Post

Max And Me has been one of my most-requested reviews. As I mentioned in my review of their Purity & Grace oil cleanser, Max and Me is a very unique line that focuses on using high vibrational ingredients from around the world. Their scents and textures are so unique and decadent that they automatically inspire in me a desire to take care of myself.  They really do take ‘self care’ rituals to a whole new level.

Without further ado, below are my impressions of some of the products I’ve tried from the line: View Full Post