Freshen up your beauty routine for 2013

Now that 2013 is here, what better time to revamp your beauty routine than with some new, effective natural products ? Here are some of our favorites to make a fresh start, and make sure to check us out this Monday as we talk about them on Colorado’s Best!

Love and Toast
Why not start out the New Year with a new inspiring fragrance? Love and Toast believes in “natural not neutral.” Thus they strive to create natural beauty formulas that are functional and vigorously tested for performance. You’ll find products loaded with the very best natural and organic ingredients that deliver a luxurious, skin-nurturing experience. We especially love the Paper Flower and Mandarin Tea fragrances which are  fresh, light, and uplifting. www.loveandtoast.com

Mineral Fusion
Based in Denver, Mineral Fusion began as a mineral cosmetics brand in 2007 and now is the leading natural cosmetic brand proudly offering cosmetics that instantly improve your complexion while nourishing the skin. We especially love their mineral foundation and eye shadows which go on flawlessly while being appropriate for even the most sensitive skin types. www.mineralfusion.com

Kroeger Herbs
In 1978, Kroeger Herb Products was started in Boulder, Colorado, to fulfill a demand for balanced health products that work naturally with the body. Through the effectiveness of formulas, a reputation for having the finest products grew and so did the company. Standout products include the vitamin line, the complete concentrates and the herbal blends. Make sure to check out the Bilberry and Schizandra Complete Concentrates as easy tools to help boost your overall wellbeing in the New Year. www.kroegerherb.com

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Clays have been used for centuries to beautify and refresh the skin. In fact, Cleopatra used clay from the Nile river and the Arabian desert over 1800 years ago as part of her beauty ritual. This powerful bentonite clay comes from Death Valley, California, where it is sun- dried for up to six months in temperatures that sometimes reach 134 degrees. Use it in conjunction with apple cider vinegar to pull toxins and poisons from the skiln for a fresh complexion for the New Year. www.aztec-secret.com

Do-it-Yourself Natural Hair Repair
You can make your own natural hair product to create shine and volume for an updated look. Simply combine equal parts olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil and a dab of scent (like lavender essential oil) and rub on the ends as a leave on conditioner. These common oils contain nutrients that help to repair hair damage and improve texture. Also, try rubbing a few drops into your hair as a make-it-yourself shine oil. Works great and is easy to make! Note: a little goes a long way