There are a million reasons and occasions for which we’d all like to look our best and there are almost as many different products on the market that make claims of being the best and doing the most to make us beautiful.
Holiday season is right around the corner — we’re into October already! Where did the whole year go? There are only about seven weeks until Thanksgiving and eleven weeks until Christmas. That’s just enough time to make some simple changes in your personal care routine to help you look your best for all of the family get-togethers, kids’ school parties and office functions that are sure to start filling up your calendar very soon.
Two of the features that people notice first when greeting each other are a person’s hair and smile. These are always the two things I worry about when faced with get-togethers of any kind. I found two products that are helping me prep myself to look great!
Boka offers a subscription box service (or purchase only items you want from their online store) that delivers all the oral care products you need every three months right to your front door to help you keep your smile dazzling all year long. Simple, no fuss, and effective — it’s a trifecta! Make that a quad-fecta, because when you purchase from Boka they commit to providing assistance to those in need.
Clean water and oral health go hand in hand — but too many people across the globe don’t have access to either. That’s why for every Boka brush purchased, we donate a toothbrush to our nonprofit partner Surge. They work hard to bring life-sustaining water to those in need. Together we’re also working to provide oral health education to schools around the world. —– Boka Website
Boka toothpaste is made in the U.S. with natural ingredients and essential oils of peppermint and mint. It is free of fluoride, SLS, triclosan and parabens. Their mint floss is made with natural beeswax and microfibers that expand between teeth for better cleaning; it is Teflon-free and petroleum-free.
Their toothbrushes are made with Binkotan activated charcoal that naturally reduces bacteria with the soft, tapered bristles. Toothbrushes are available in both adult and kid sizes. For those who use electric toothbrushes, Boka offers electric brush heads that are compatible with most Sonicare electric toothbrushes including the E-series, DiamondClean and ProResults at a very affordable price.
If you do (or want to try) oil-pulling, you will be interested in the Boka CocoRinse. It is made from 100% organic, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil and pure mint oils that will naturally whiten teeth, freshen breath and reduce bacteria. If you aren’t sure how much to use for oil pulling, they’ve already thought of that and offer their CocoRinse in single-serve packets that are fully recyclable. Check out Boka’s Step By Step Guide To Oil-Pulling with CocoRinse to learn more about how to do it.
You may have noticed that I mentioned that Boka toothpaste is fluoride-free. That seems to go against what our dentist has told us all of our lives. But, there’s a good reason. The FDA limits how much fluoride can be present in toothpaste because too much of it can cause health issues if swallowed and the small amount that is present in most toothpastes on the market isn’t a high enough quantity to provide any appreciable benefit. The CDC says the fluoride we get in drinking water is sufficient to remineralize and protect teeth.
What I love about the Boka toothpaste is that it has a very good taste and is smooth in texture. I hate a gritty toothpaste. My mouth feels so clean, fresh and smooth after brushing and flossing and another bonus is that the essential mint oils used in the products don’t leave a strong aftertaste and don’t make foods or drinks taste weird afterward like other brands of toothpaste can.
So, we’ve got your smile covered. Let’s get your hair looking great, too.
Regenesis Thickening Hair Care system has been helping my dull, dry, lifeless hair to have more thickness and bounce like it used to. This hair care system fortifies hair and promotes scalp health to give your hair all it needs to look great. I was really interested in this system because my hair has always been thick but has recently been looking flatter and more damaged than I’ve ever known it to be before.
The key ingredients in the ReGenesis Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner include Loquat Leaf, Flax Protein, Citrus Flavanoids & Oleanic Acid, Willowbark, Ginseng, Vicia Faba Seed, Jojoba Seed (with the conditioner having additional ingredients of Keratin, Panthenol, Biotin and Green Tea). I love that after washing and conditioning my hair I am left with a slight tingling sensation on my scalp that lets me know the ingredients are working.
I have tried a few other hair masques that I didn’t really think did much of anything to help my hair and were just messy and hard to rinse out, too. But, ReGenesis Detox Hair & Scalp Masque was a pleasant surprise for me as it seemed to compliment the shampoo and conditioner well and wasn’t a hassle to work into my hair or to rinse out of it. Key ingredients are Belarus Bioactive Silt, Lemon Peel Extract & Sugar Cane, Loquat Leaf, Flax Protein, Tea Tree Oil, Citrus Flavanoids & Oleanic Acid, Willowbark, Ginseng, and Borage Oil.
These products are great for daily use, hypoallergenic, color-safe, and not tested on animals. Also, they are free of harsh sulfates, non-irritating and dermatologist-reviewed.
Now all you have to do is decide what to wear to make the most of your rad new look. I’m sorry but I can’t help you out there. I’m no fashion maven, after all. What do you need to help get you ready for the holidays?
Disclaimer: I was provided the products shown free of charge to facilitate review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.
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