Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to be thoughtful about what we put on our skin and what brands we support. It isn’t enough to just provide vegan products or say the brand is “cruelty-free.” Nowadays, we want to put our money where our mouth is and support companies with similar beliefs as our own.
Earth Tu Face is a California brand created by two herbalists aka two people who know what they’re doing. They’re based just across the Bay in Oakland and we’re already in love with their products and branding. Here are some of our recommendations from Earth Tu Face.
Imortelle + Rose Face Repair Balm, available at Earth Tu Face
‘Kay so we’re suckers for anything rose, but this product is actually a good choice because it contains ingredients for effect. Rose is amazing for soothing redness, irritation, itchiness and dry skin, which most of us are prone to getting in cooler weather. This balm is perfect to wear on the skin overnight to wake up with hydrated, calm skin in the morning.
Rose + Aloe Toning Mist, available at Earth Tu Face
Whoa, this product packs a punch! It contains aloe vera and witch hazel, plus rose and lavender oils. All of these ingredients are known for their soothing power and balancing properties. This is great for someone who struggles with reactive skin, acne or wants to bring their skin to a harmonious balance. For a misting product, it is a bit pricey, but judging by the quality of ingredients it might just be worth it.
Vanilla Butter, available at Earth Tu Face
This is a body butter that helps to hydrate, locks moisture, and deeply nourishes the skin as opposed to just sitting on top and sliding around. This would make a great gift for birthdays or holidays or a simple pampering treat as a pick me up.
Fresh handmade batches of our organic Vanilla + Peppermint lip balm are ready for the Echo Park Craft Fair this weekend + on our web store. Vanilla beans are slightly warming and have some surprising skin benefits: They are antioxidant rich helping them fight free radicals, reduce scars, and heal tissues. Aromatheraputically they are uplifting, relaxing, euphoric and help regulate appetites. It is a favorite botanical over here and we can’t get enough!
We’ll be real with you guys, we partly love this because of the shell packaging, but also because we happen to live for the sultry scent of vetiver. This wax-based perfume also contains ylang-ylang, geranium, and patchouli for uplifting the senses.
Overall, this is definitely a budding luxury brand, but we believe quality products are worth the higher price point. We love to see a local, ethical brand that is not only beautiful but high quality and makes products that actually work! If you have tried out Earth tu Face we’d love to hear your comments below. If not, which product from our list intrigues you the most?