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May 3, 2021

La Parea Wellness Palo Santo Products are a Game Changer

I have to admit that I’ve made a mistake. Several years ago, I had sworn off Palo Santo, declaring the scent, and anything associate with it was not for me. I think that I had sniffed the oil in its concentrated form, and thought it too be too woodsy or musky for me, but in reality, anything in that kind of intensity can be hard to take for an extended period of time. 

La Parea Wellness, a natural plant-based aromatherapy and beauty brand, utlizes the Palo Santo for both pain relief and relaxing formats cut with other oils such as peppermint olive, hemp or tea tree oils for a heightened aromatherapy experience. I’ve been loving the Palo Santo Face & Body Mist Spray ($17, pictured above), which rejevenates my skin and senses when I’m feeling the late afternoon sleepies coming on. 

The Palo Santo Relaxing Body Balm ($20, pictured below) can be used as a tiger balm for aches and pains, but I also have been enjoying the scent and hydrating benefits by rubbing it into my cuticles while working. 

Based on my experience, thanks to La Parea, it just may be time to consider or re-think Palo Santo! 

Full Disclosure: Fashion Pulse Daily received samples for editorial consideration. 

June 10, 2019

Mustela for My Little Man (and Me too)!

My mom has never once failed to frequently remind me how awful it was when I was a child to find proper skincare for me that wouldn’t cause my delicate skin to break out in a rash. Fast forward to today, and as a result of this knowledge, I possess a built-in paranoia for the exact same issue to occur with my son. Luckily, his skin doesn’t appear to be anywhere near as sensitive as mine, but still, I want to ensure we use only the best on him.

Never having used Mustela before but hearing amazing things, I was excited to try a few of its products for my little man, but first, testing them on me. I can say with utmost confidence that not only were the products agreeable with my skin, but it has no become a brand that I trust. See below for my four favorite products from Mustela!

mustela hydra bebe lotion

The Hydra Bebe Body Lotion, $16,

With 97% naturally derived ingredients including jojoba, sunflower, Vitamins E and F, sweet almond oil, Shea butter, and it’s signature ingredient of avocado perseose, this lotion feels and smells incredible. An important feature of it that works for both mommies and babies is that it is hydrating yet incredibly fast when it comes to drying. To quell my fears, it is hypoallergenic and had been tested under dermatological and pediatric supervision, and is also paraben, phthalate, and phenoxyethanol free. Simply, put, I love it, it’s perfect!

mustela bubble bath

The Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath, $10,

Recently, my boy has gotten into the concept of the bath big time, filling the tub with toys under a sea of sudsy bubbles to enhance his splash and play. Just like my concern with any other type of skincare, I want to feel confident that nothing in the bath routine will irritate his precious skin. This biodegradable baby bubble bath formula is 88% derived of natural ingredients and smells amazing. He’s not so concerned with that, as he is with the opulent bubbles that resemble the ones mom blows to him at the park, and boy does this formula deliver on that! As with lotion, this product is hypoallergenic, tested under dermatological and pediatric supervision, and is also paraben, phthalate, and phenoxyethanol free

mustela after sun lotion

After Sun Lotion, $12.49,

I’ve found that one only REALLY, REALLY needs after sun lotion when…its already too late! I only think about having some on hand once the first sensations of a burn set in, but it’s better to always be prepared in advance, so the start of summer is a perfect time to pick some up! It’s important to do a really good job of protecting your baby from the sun, but here and there a little bit of color may sneak through. I actually canvas my little man quite well, but then…forget about myself, so to be perfectly honest…this after sun lotion is really for me. This formula is 97% naturally derived, and includes jojoba oil, Shea butter, and the brand’s signature avocado perseose® to effectively cool and rehydrate the skin.

Nourishing Stick with Cold Cream, $9.50,

If you ask my husband, he’ll tell you how much I’ve been wanting to put something on our son’s lips since…literally the day he was born. Well, excuse me, but they were looking extremely chapped! This lovely, travel-friendly stick is gentle and safe enough to use on baby’s precious cheeks and lips, and acts as a great protective barrier against the elements. It’s not like I want to think about the winter right now, but when it’s back, I will be prepared! It’s also 96% plant-based with natural cold cream, hypoallergenic, and overall feels lovely as you’re gliding it across the skin.