Ingredients in the Buff
Raw foodism has gained quite the following in recent years, spawning many a chic, green restaurant and an entire lifestyle dedicated to preserving the quality of foods. With a similar philosophy in mind, the eco- and beauty-savvy Carol Alt has created a line of skincare named Raw Essentials, none of whose active ingredients are heated above 115°. That’s about as close to Mother Nature as you can get.
Free of nasty additives that are usually part and parcel of mainstream beauty products (e.g., petroleum, sulfates, et cetera), Raw Essentials resists modifying its ingredients. Doing so allows each element to maximize its skin nourishing potential, preserving original vitamins, antioxidants, and the like.
Pores are tightened and cleansed with the mineral-rich Clarifying Face Toner, whose spot-banishing cocktail of pure aloe, witch hazel, and liquorice root zaps t-zone oiliness with gentle exfoliating microbeads. The Skin Moisturizing Body Oil, meanwhile, delivers lasting moisture to rough patches with avocado, primrose, and olive oil extracts. These no fuss, pure-as-can-be products are just what tired, overworked, chemical-battered skin has been waiting for. A little raw lovin’ never hurt anyone.