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KCL 2018 Beauty Awards

Welcome to the latest beauty edit and the very first beauty awards here on the blog! I’ve tried so many wonderful beauty products this year and wanted to let you guys know which were my top must-have products of the year. I’ve picked from new and small businesses only, as I love to work with indie brands. And like most of the beauty brands I review; most of these are organic, natural, and cruelty-free.

These are the items that long after the required testing and promotion period, I find myself still using and preferring above any others. The're the products which despite a never ending stream of free PR samples, I would still spend my own money (and in some cases have) in order to get more of. And whether affordable or more costly, these are the beauty products that I truly think are worth the price. So if you’re thinking about adding more beauty or selfcare products into your 2019 routine, I highly recommend each of these brands.


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An All-Natural Deodorant That Works

You may have seen Arcadian Winds Beauty on Friday Finds and the Beauty Edit recently, and during their features at KCL, I've had the pleasure of testing out several of their all-natural beauty and skincare products. I've really enjoyed and benefited from switching over to more natural and less toxic beauty products this year, though I had yet to try a more natural deodorant, so I wanted to put this one to the test.

Now, I work from home and to be honest, don't work out much lately, so I just don't sweat very much. To really put this all-natural deodorant to the test, I gave it to my 13 year old son. If you're a parent, you too know how sweaty and stinky adolescent teens can get! But every time I've been near my son during the last few weeks, all I could smell was the fresh Spring Woods scent of this product. That being said, it is a bit of a masculine scent, so if you like more light and/or floral scents, it may not be right for you. I'm hoping they add more scent varieties in this incredible product.

Though I'm very grateful for the Spring Woods Fresh natural deodorant, not only because it worked so well for my teen, but because it's all-natural. My son has extreme eczema and needs bodycare products to be free of artificial ingredients that could cause a flare up. I'm so happy to have found this natural, non-irritating product for him. It's loaded with antimicrobial and antibacterial pure essential oils, plus Vitamin E and Calendula extract to soothe the skin. Organic arrowroot powder not only provides long-lasting dryness, but when combined with the natural oils, I'm guessing is also part of why this all-natural deodorant is so closely similar in texture to traditional deodorant, so no messy jars or loose powder.

In addition to the deodorant, I got to sample the Arcadian Winds Nourish LUXE Facial Oil and their Nourish for Lips Tinted Gel Lip Balm. If you follow KCL Beauty on Insta, you already know that I am a huge fan of facial oils and have a major addiction to lip balm.

Aside from the beautiful light berry tint, I absolutely LOVE the formula of this lip balm. It has a thick gloss-like texture without the stickiness I tend to get with other lip glosses. And the moisture is long-lasting...dare I say much higher quality than the expensive CLARINS Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector that I reviewed earlier this year. Made with Organic Coconut oil, Shea butter, and Vitamin E oil; it's no wonder that this Arcadian Winds lip balm is so moisturizing. And tinted with beet juice concentrate, it's much better for you that artificially colored lip products.

The facial oil was equally impressive. Made with antioxidant powerhouses Vitamin C and Black Elderberry Extract and comprised of light and fast absorbing oils, this moisturizing facial oil is great for any skin type. On my combination-oily skin, it provided the prfect amount of moisture without leaving my skin too oily, and it gave me a glowing complexion. Its rich golden color is thanks to the presence of beta-carotene, which helps to repair and maintain skin health as well as prevent the signs of aging.

I will also be reviewing the new Arcadian Winds seasonal body butter for the upcoming Fall Beauty Edit, and I have to say that this is quickly becoming one of those brands that I trust completely. It's a brand I would say with complete confidence that if you order any of their products, you will not be disappointed! Check out all of the different natural beauty care products available at Arcadian Winds Beauty, and you can shop today's featured products with the links below.

Which of these natural beauty products are you most interested to try? Let me know in the comments section before you go!

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