One of the things I love most about Instagram is its ability to connect people. I recently came in contact with a wonderful person named Daniela who introduced me to her product line, Belmondo Skin Care. I’m always on the lookout for unique small businesses particularly in the green beauty space, and I was really impressed with this brand. Belmondo products contain simple, pure and natural ingredients with an infusion of fresh, hand-picked, organic and/or wild crafted herbs known for healing properties. I also love that all of their products are non-GMO, cruelty free and hand made in small batches.
Daniela was kind enough to send me some products to test out. When I went to their website it was difficult to choose what to try, because everything sounded amazing! I finally settled on The Dunes, which is a gentle face exfoliant, and The Cloud, which is a smoothing, velvety face cream.
Let’s talk about The Dunes first. I have really sensitive skin and I have to be careful about exfoliators. Some leave my face feeling raw, uncomfortable and irritated. When I saw this gentle exfoliator I was excited to try something that would be kinder to my sensitive skin. Oh my gosh, I can’t express how much I love this product. The concept of The Dunes came from the feeling you get after being at the beach. Your skin feels so fresh after being gently polished by the wind and waves. (Anything that mentions the beach, I’m totally down to try). The ingredients are completely clean with jojoba beads being the exfoliant and a blend of almond oil, organic aloe, plant extracts, lavender and bergamot rounding out the ingredient list. That’s it! No harsh chemicals whatsoever. I loved everything about this product. I love that it is gentle enough to use every day, my skin felt soft and hydrated after using it and the scent is amazing. Bergamot is one of my all time favorite scents and when blended with lavender it creates a beautiful subtle hint of fragrance that is light but not overpowering. I highly recommend this product and will absolutely continue to use it in the future.
Next up is The Cloud. If you thought I was excited about The Dunes, you aren’t even ready for my excitement level about The Cloud. Let me start off by saying, you need this moisturizer in your routine. Ever since I started using this olive oil face cream I’m hooked! This moisturizer is extremely rich and a little bit goes a long way. The main ingredient is organic Italian olive oil that is supported with a blend of chamomile, rose and lavender. This product is ridiculously hydrating and I love using it as a night cream and waking up with skin that feels totally refreshed. I have used so many products over the years and I can tell you that this will stand up against any of the super high end products out there, but guess what, this one is actually good for you! It gives me so much peace of mind to know that not only am I using a product that I love, but I’m using something that is actually healthy.
I think it goes without saying that I am now a huge fan of Belmondo Skin Care. They offer so many more products than just the two I’ve written about here today. If you want to try their products for yourself, Belmondo has generously extended a promo code to my readers for 20% off your order! All you have to do is use the code: cliff_and_coast20. That’s it! If you love supporting small business and are looking to use more green beauty products, now is your chance for an amazing deal. The best part, Belmondo offers a 30 day money back guarantee on all purchases.
I will be a Belmondo customer for life. Next up on my list to try are The Petal and The Earth 🙂