24.8.11

All Natural Skin Care Products + GIVEAWAY // Katie from I Go By Katie



Hello everyone Katie here from I go by Katie to share some of my favorite non toxic products with you! A few months back Moorea posted about a little care package I sent her way which included a sampling of non toxic & all natural skin care products for her to try out. Last time she visited we chatted about why I switched & she was interested in finding out more.

Here's my story, a few years ago I examined the labels of every beauty product I used & found the number of carcinogenic chemicals they contained alarming. I realized I was saturating myself from head to toe on a daily basis with a multitude of toxic chemicals studied and proven to cause a number of long term life threatening illnesses. I decided from then on to switch to entirely all natural & non toxic products. Why take that kind of chance when I can get great natural & non toxic products that perform the same if not better than the ones I was using before. However, finding those amazing products was the hardest part of making the switch. So I've put together a list of my favorites to share.




Face, Lips & Eyes
Body & Nails
  • Bariani Face & Body Cream- this lotion is amazing & I use it to moisturize my arms, chest & neck. The best part is that it is completely unscented, so for folks picky about scents it's just divine.
  • Pure Soap - this soap by Cal Ben is my all time favorite it's mild, smells faintly of almond & lathers like a dream. I use it instead of shaving cream it's so lovely.
  • Dr. Hauchska Rose Body Oil - this oil is the absolute best, I use it immediately after I get out of the shower so it absorbs into my skin & leaves it feeling soft all day long.
  • Scotch Naturals Nail Polish- I've been using this nail polish for about a year now & it's definitely my favorite. It takes a little getting used to because you have to prep your nails a bit before application & it lasts different lengths of time depending on the condition of your nails.
Here are a few other great companies to check out if you are interested in finding more non toxic & natural products to try:
  • Aubrey Organics - I use their hair conditioner & love it.
  • Dr. Bronners - makes great liquid soaps.
  • Weleda - I use their citrus deodorant & salt toothpaste.
  • NaturaCare - awesome all natural bleach free feminine hygiene products
  • Cal Ben 5 Star Soap - I use their shampoo & because you can buy their products in bulk you can save a ton of money.
  • Dr. Alkaitis - they make amazing organic skincare products - a little pricey but also luxurious.
  • Farmaesthetics - I just heard about this company & can't wait to try them out. They have a wide range of 100% natural skincare products made using ingredients from US family farms.
You can use Skin Deep's cosmetic database to look up a few of the chemicals in your favorite every day products to see just how toxic they might be. If you are passionate about eating organic foods or exercising to take care of your body why not take care of your skin with the same diligence, it is after all the largest, most absorptive & exposed organ of your body. Your skin absorbing a toxic chemical over time is the same as ingesting it & I am pretty sure no one would knowingly drink a bottle of toxic chemicals.


 If you are intersted in giving all natural products a try here's your chance to win your own package of skincare goodies including a Dr. Hauschka Daily Face Care Kit which includes a trial sized Cleansing Cream, Cleansing Milk, Facial Toner, Moisturizing Day Cream, Rose Day Cream & Quince Day Cream. Also, a bar of my favorite Cal Ben 5 Star pure soap & a jar of Bariani olive oil face & body cream!



TO ENTER:  
1st Entry:  Follow Katie's Blog I Go By Katie, and leave a comment here letting me know.
2nd Entry:  Follow my blog and leave a second comment letting me now.
3rd Entry:  Tweet about this giveaway and leave a 3rd comment here.

This Giveaway ends on August 30th.


151 comments:

♥ Nadine said...

That is just beyond fabulous! Count me in... :)

I'm a follower of your blog...

♥ Nadine said...

... and also I'm a follower of Katie's blog!

Thanks a lot. xo.

Amy Valentine said...

love it!
i'm a follower of i go by katie

Amy Valentine said...

i'm also a follower of your blog (:

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Aukse Savickaite said...

I just fallowed Katie's blog. I love it!


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Aukse Savickaite said...

And I'm also following your blog.


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Libby said...

I'm really interested in changing to natural skin care now. {also, I'm a follower of Katie's blog}

Libby said...

I also follow this blog.

Jeline said...

Followed Katie's blog :)

Jeline said...

I also follow this blog.

Jeline said...

And I tweeted about this giveaway. :)
http://twitter.com/#!/asdfghjeline/status/106310445895385088

The Dainty Squid said...

i follow katie's blog!!
katie - thank you so much for all these suggestions! i'm really excited to check them all out!

The Dainty Squid said...

and I, of course, follow your blog. :)

jes said...

i follow your blog

jes said...

i follow katies blog

Susanne said...

following you both already :)

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Lily Beltain said...

I follow your blog!

lilymccarthy( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

Lily Beltain said...

... and katie's blog :D

lilymccarthy( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

Hannah Clare said...

Love this! I've gotten pretty obsessive about what I put in/on my body lately, so this post is super great!

(I am a follower of Katie's blog.)

Hannah Clare said...

(And I follow your blog as well.)

Tameeka said...

Love this! I have book marked it for future reference!
(I am following your blog too!)

amanduhhhhh said...

I follow "Mooreaseal".

amanduhhhhh said...

I follow "I Go By Katie".

Laura said...

I'm a follower of I go by Katie!

Vanessa said...

Just left a comment on Katie's blog - I love her, btw!

I have been experimenting with natural beauty products, and even grabbed a few samples from "Everyday Minerals", another brand Katie has recommended in the past. I would love to learn more about these guys!

Anonymous said...

I follow Katie's blog and love all the fresh, natural perspectives she weaves throughout her personal stories and photography!!!! and Beatrix is so cute!!! :)
-Chelsea D
-cheliamike33@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I follow your blog Moorea!! I love your jewelry and design! :)

-Chelsea D
cheliamike33@yahoo.com

naomi: said...

I'd love to win this! I follow Katie's blog :)

naomi: said...

I follow your blog too!

Adria said...

Really interested in natural makeup products! I follow Katie's blog!

Adria said...

Also follow your blog, of course!

Andrea said...

Love Katie's post and blog - I haven't made the switch to natural cosmetics yet because it's so overwhelming, this will help! I'm following her now. Still following you, too. :)

Anonymous said...

This is an interesting too: http://storyofstuff.org/cosmetics/

Alexa said...

I adore Katie, and I follow via Bloglovin'!

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Megan said...

I love this!

Following you via bloglovin!

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Megan said...

Following Katie via bloglovin too :)

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Anna @ Margo and Betty said...

What a fantastic giveaway!
I am following Katie via GFC.

Anna @ Margo and Betty said...

I follow you via GFC, too! :)

Allie said...

Following Katie's blog now!

Allie said...

And of course, I already follow your blog, Moo :)

Allie said...

Tweeted it. TWEET TWEET TWEET!

olive green anna said...

What a wonderful chance to change to all natural products.

I am following her.

anna

olive green anna said...

I am also following Katie. She is so wonderful.

anna

Deserae Gibb said...

I love hearing about beauty companies that offer and make changes to their products to better our skin, and the planet. AWESOME! I'm a follower of you, and Katie and just posted a tweet :) (desg3562)

Thank You!!!

Marisa said...

I follow Katie's blog via bloglovin.

Marisa said...

I also follow your blog!

Lien said...

What a great giveaway! I've been a follower of your blog for awhile now. :)

Lien said...

I also subscribe to Katie's blog!

Amymarie said...

Such a cool set of products! I follow your blog!
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Amymarie said...

I subscribe to Katie's blog as well. :)
amyrhenderson @ gmail.com

Melisande said...

love this! i follow your blog :)

Melisande said...

i also follow katie's blog :)

Melisande said...

& i tweeted about it! :)

Shilah said...

Ohhhh I'd love to try that! I follow your blog of course =]

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Shilah said...

I follow Katie's blog too, and I love it. I've seen snippets of her using natural products. It was so nice of her to make up a detailed list. These products really intrigue me! Being pregnant and planning to be pregnant and/or nursing for the next few years and years I've started to get really nervous and wary about the products I put on my body. Looks like there is another way!

shilahkahree@hotmail.com

beth said...

followed katie's blog!

Jessica Ann said...

I already follow Katie! Love her pictures.

beth said...

and yours too!

fawn said...

OK, my "lurker" days are over and I'm officially following Katie's blog!

fawn said...

I follow you too! Did you know that you're my "nose twin"? ;)

beth said...

retweeted it too :)

fawn said...

I tweeted! It's too good not to share. (@the_little_deer) The Rose Day cream smells soooo nice.

Jessica said...

I follow Katie's blog :)

Emily said...

I follow Katie's blog

Emily said...

I follow your blog

Amanda said...

I follow "Moorea-Seal"

Michelle Clement said...

Oh, lovely!! :) I follow Katie via Bloglovin - and I'd love to be nicer to my skin! Finegrs crossed.

Stephanie Thigpen said...

i follow i go by katie!

Stephanie Thigpen said...

i follow you!

elisabeth said...

of course i follow katie!
she's adorable.

♥elisabeth
elisabeth.w.bennett@gmail.com

elisabeth said...

i'm already a happy follower of moorea!

♥elisabeth
elisabeth.w.bennett@gmail.com

elisabeth said...

i just tweeted about the giveaway.
@thimblesNthings

♥elisabeth
elisabeth.w.bennett@gmail.com

mandyface said...

Went and visited! My face could use some tlc :)

Laura said...

I'm a follower of MooreaSeal!

Kacie said...

I already follow Katie and you! I would love to win this!

Kacie
http://www.acollectionofpassions.com/

charlieandlu said...

Oh lovely giveaway! I'm following Katie on NewsFire.

charlieandlu said...

And I follow you as well!

evrywoman said...

The you for educating us!
Following Katie's Blog I Go By Katie,Danyell Evrywoman F.
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evrywoman said...

2nd Entry: Following your blog Danyell evrywoman F. evrywoman at yahoo dot com

Sara said...

I follow Katie on Blog Lovin. Awesome giveaway!

Sara said...

I follow you on Blog Lovin, too. Still awesome giveaway!

Allison said...

I follow Katie's blog!

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Allison said...

I'm following your blog!

Allison said...

I posted about the giveaway on Twitter @AKoerperich

Mandy said...

Love this! I follow katie's blog!

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Mandy said...

I follow your blog. :)

Mandy said...

I tweeted!

Hillary Brooke said...

I follow Katie's blog!

Hillary Brooke said...

I follow yours!

Hillary Brooke said...

tweeted!https://twitter.com/#!/lifewiththehux/status/106525668094902272

EmLouCousins said...

This sounds fantastic! I'm a follower of 'I go by Katie'

EmLouCousins said...

Oh, and I also follow your blog too :)

Elizabeth said...

I would love to be able to use all natural skin care, its just hard to shop around and test things. Articles like this are definitely helpful.

I am following Katie.

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Elizabeth said...

I forgot to put my email... ewelch938 (at) gmail (dot) com


I am also following this blog. I have been reading it for a while but for some reason I have never hit the follow button.

Amy said...

Love Katie's blog, have been following her for ages, and I follow you, too.

amy (dot) i (dot) fox (at) gmail (dot) com

Diana said...

I follow both you and Katie's blog via email (check it out under diana@ourcitylights.org) I'm a HUGE fan of organic, chemical free beauty and I'd LOVE to have this.

Colleen said...

I follow your blog! It's wonderful :)

colleendavis24@gmail.com

Colleen said...

and I now follow Katie's blog! :)

colleendavis24@gmail.com

kelly ann said...

LOVE this post!! I'm all about finding organic products and this is fantastic, thanks, Katie!

I follow Katie's blog :)

kelly ann said...

I follow Moorea's blog <3

Abbey said...

I follow Katie's blog. This is such a lovely giveaway. I'm all about natural products!

Abbey said...

I follow your blog, as well. :)

Lauren said...

I follow both of your blogs! I have wanted to get into all natural products because I have started the transformation with the items I put into my body, but that's only half of the battle. I admire Katie for her product evaluations because it really does help me. I want the giveaway!! :) :)

Krystie said...

i follow katies blog :)

Krystie said...

i follow your blog :)

Kara said...

Amazing! I follow Katie's blog!

H e a t h e r G r e y said...

I follow Katie's Blog!

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H e a t h e r G r e y said...

I also follow your blog!

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Holly Knitlightly said...

Wow, so many wonderful products!

I follow Katie's blog!

Holly Knitlightly said...

I also follow your blog! :)

EM said...

Awesome products!

I follow katie's blog

EM said...

I already followed your blog :)

Megan V said...

I follow Katie's blog on bloglovin!

Megan V said...

I follow your blog on bloglovin :)

Miss Lynne said...

I already follow your blog and Katie's blog, she has the cutest bangs! This is such a generous giveaway. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Ali
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Becky from The Tiny Nest said...

Awesome! I'm a follower!

squirrelgonutz [at] yahoo [dot] com

Becky from The Tiny Nest said...

And I also follow Katie's blog!

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Anonymous said...

Eeek, amazing giveaway! I too use natural skin products and, well, you can never have too many! It's good finding out about different products - I never knew natural nail polish existed! I already follow Katie's blog on bloglovin. Robyn xx
robyn855@hotmail.co.uk

Anonymous said...

And I also follow your blog.
Robyn x
robyn855@hotmail.co.uk

andrea said...

I follow I go by Katie

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andrea said...

I also follow your blog

andrearoseginsberg@gmail.com

Hillary Rose said...

I'm following your blog!

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Hillary Rose said...

And I'm following Katie's blog! Great stuff. :)

HelloBerkeleyBluebird@gmail.com

Violet Bella said...

love this giveaway. ive always been faced with wanting an all natural rountine, but never finding one that works. i follow katie's lovely blog!

Violet Bella said...

you know i follow your blog :)

Violet Bella said...

tweet tweet :)

Råchel Opål said...

I am following I Go By Katie! <3

Råchel Opål said...

I am absolutely following this blog :D

ElisabethSpace said...

Howdy! I just followed Katie's blog. :)

ElisabethSpace said...

Bonjour! I just followed yer blog. :)

ElisabethSpace said...

Hola! I just tweeted :)

Alexandra said...

Me, me! Following her blog. And you know i don't have twitter. So just two points for the sister.

Ayla Rose said...

Following her blog now!

Ayla Rose said...

Already following your blog!

Ayla Rose said...

Tweeted about the giveaway!

http://twitter.com/#!/AylaRose88/status/107177237106802689

Meanz (Koi Story) said...

I am following Katie's blog!

Meanz (Koi Story) said...

I am following your blog!

Bettan said...

Awesome giveaway!

I'm a follower of your blog!

Bettan said...

..and of Katie's blog!

SAUCY | f. | BABY said...

Hi!

--- I'm now following Katie's blog via GFC under: SAUCY | f. | BABY

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--- Nicole

SAUCY | f. | BABY said...

Hi!

--- I'm currently following your blog via GFC under: SAUCY | f. | BABY

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--- Nicole

off switch said...

i follow katie's blog! (ps: loved this post)

Tameeka said...

I follow Katies blog too! Yay. Thanks for posting I lvoe this post.
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Nina said...

I follow Katie's blog!

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Nina said...

And I follow your blog too of course!

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Sarah Singleton said...

Following! :)

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