SNOWSHOE MAGAZINE GEAR REVIEW:

Elemental Herbs Skin Products: Pure Protection from Winter Elements

I’m on the low-maintenance end of the skin care spectrum, but when I find a product that is pure and simple and keeps me protected from the elements I spend so much time in, I can forge an instant appreciation.

A trio of products from Elemental Herbs has had that effect on me recently.

All Good Goop – Made with botanicals and herbs – including a nice, subtle lavender scent – and is extremely versatile.  It can also be used for essentially any skin condition or for protection. It has a smooth texture and doesn’t feel greasy.

Sunscreen Sport – This is a chemical free, zinc oxide formula (using non-nanoparticle zinc which is possibly safer than nanoparticle which may cross the skin barrier) sunscreen with SPF 20. It absorbs very well and a little goes a long way.

All Good Lips – Added protection for lips, with or without sunscreen, and in original, sweet tangerine and cool spearmint flavors. Made from all-natural herbs and essential oils, it feels luxurious on the lips.

I’m impressed with the natural ingredients that Elemental Herbs uses in their products, as well as how this natural and healthy approach is reflected in their company philosophy. Their largely organic ingredients are sustainably sourced; GMO and petroleum free; and are not tested on animals. The company is involved in environmental initiatives such as “United Plant Savers” and “1% For the Planet.”

Thinking of holiday shopping? I can’t think of a more thoughtful gift than to give the outdoor enthusiasts on your list a gift basket “Healing Kit” from Elemental Herbs. Try the products reviewed here, as well as Herbal Cool, a natural pain relief spray for your post-snowshoe aches and pains.

For more product and company information: www.elementalherbs.com.