Travel Healthy – Organic & Natural Travel Kit

Traveling is exciting, relaxing, therapeutic and fun! Don’t we all long for those treasured days of adventure and enchantment, far from the maddening crowd? Unfortunately, packing up for a trip is not always easy; especially for those who are mindful of their health.


 

More often than not, the natural or organic personal care products you use regularly cannot be accommodated in the luggage because the products are not available in travel-friendly sizes. You invariably rush to the nearest convenience store and make do with whatever is available. Not anymore!

Go-Nayked has the best possible news for the health-conscious on the move – You can travel with all your favorite organic and natural personal care products without the fear of having them tossed into trash by security personnel at the airport!

You may choose to travel by car, ship, or an airplane but carrying your personal care products and cosmetics within reach is important. Skin is the largest organ of your body. When we travel, the skin is exposed to the elements and is prone to dryness. So, it is prudent to have a moisturizer close at hand. Extreme weather conditions and pollution take their toll on your skin if the journey is a long one.

Go-Nayked has the perfect remedy to brighten your travel-weary skin in their range of travel-friendly cosmetics and personal care products from the best Organic and All Natural brands. They are eco-friendly, petite wonders that are packaged with 3 oz or less of the formula, thus adhering to the international guidelines. Take a glance at the plethora of products available in the Go Nayked marketplace

  • Moisturizer: Keep your skin from drying by carrying these travel-friendly, natural moisturizers from Go-Nayked marketplace.
  • Sunscreen: You can travel to sunny beaches and desert sand dunes without a worry. Go Nayked offers you a range of natural sunscreens that are chemical free and non-toxic. There are several mineral sunscreens and sunscreens for babies too. There are convenient sunscreen sticks that can fit into your pockets or purses.
  • Shampoo & Conditioner Bar: If you’ve ever had your clothes in your suitcase ruined by a leaking bottle of your favorite shampoo, you’ll jump with joy now! Travel size Organic shampoo and conditioners from popular brands around the world are now available as bars of compact sizes! These convenient shampoo bars and conditioner bars can fit into your travel bags or even your handbag. Have  a look at the range of products at the Go-Nayked marketplace.
  • Lipstick: Color your lips with natural, non-toxic lipsticks and amaze the world. These chemical free lipsticks are made from natural fruit and vegetable juices.
  • Skin Treatment Beauty Bar: Holidays are the best time to treat your skin ailments like acne as you can avoid public glare. You can carry along your natural skin care treatment regimen in a single beauty bar! It is your beautician and dermatologist combo pack.
  • Sleep Balm: When you are traveling, nothing can be more relaxing than a spell of sound sleep. Rejuvenate your skin and revitalize it with natural Sleep balm from Go-Nayked.
  • Deodorant: Smell great, naturally, even as you travel tirelessly! Whether you are camping out or hopping trains, or just relaxing at a scenic spot, you can’t stop smelling good. Make sure you are armed with these travel friendly sizes of deodorants from a host of responsible manufacturers.
  • Face Wash: Travel can be tiring and make your skin dry and dull. A refreshing and natural face wash can brighten your face and uplift your spirits! Check out the travel friendly face wash products from Go-Nayked.
  • Natural Nail Polish: There is no better time than a vacation to pamper your nails. Paint the nails red even before you would the town!
  • Goat’s Milk Shampoo: You don’t have to be Cleopatra to use goat’s milk! Treat your tresses with this unique Shampoo bar.
  • Natural Toothpaste: If you have been with your kid on a journey that has lasted over a couple of hours, you’ll know how invaluable toothpaste is! Brush away stains and freshen your child’s breath naturally with these travel friendly toothpastes.

Visit the Go-Nayked Marketplace for a complete list of natural, organic and non-toxic personal care products that are readily available in travel friendly packs.

Travel healthy! Travel happy!

EOS Lip Balm – A Tale in Natural Reactions

One of the hottest products in skincare is EOS “Evolution of Smooth” lip balm. Very popular and trendy with spokespeople like Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears the brand has used clever marketing and packaging to sell millions of lip balm containers in recent years. Being so popular the brand has recently been hit with some seriously bad publicity following a  lawsuit alleging the product caused severe skin irritation to users mouths.


 

As reported by TMZ the lip balm alleged caused reactions on users lips and surrounding skin.

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The lawsuit seeks class action status. Without delving into the case itself we at Go-Nayked.com believe this is a perfect example of the mantra we have been preaching for a while. Just because something is advertised as natural or organic does not necessarily mean it is good for you. CNBC, also reporting on this story, had the following:

“Just because something is natural doesn’t mean it is safe. Anthrax is natural but not safe,” said Dr. Adam Friedman, associate professor of dermatology at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Organic refers to food—not skin care products—and no agency regulates whether beauty products are organic, he said.”

Poison Ivy is the perfect example of a natural and organic product that you do not want rubbing on your skin! While EOS is not using Poison Ivy in its products it is using ingredients that could potentially be irritating to some; sell enough of it and someone somewhere will have issues.

How to Deal with Problems

It starts with the stuff inside… the ingredients. Read the label and understand what is on the inside. Surprisingly the push towards more natural and organic products is causing more reactions in people. Suddenly product manufacturers trying to get a leg up on the competition are including ingredients that until now have not been used in wide circulation.

Become the Guinea Pig

We hate to point it out but you are forced in some cases to become the tester of the products. In skin care, unlike food, the laws are a bit looser allowing companies to stretch the boundaries of what they included. For the vast majority this is not a big deal but in the off chance you are sensitive to the product you sure will find out soon enough.

How to Recognize Problems Early

At Go-Nayked.com we do a lot of research about every product we list in our store. If there is a history of reported problems we will research the problems further, see if it has been rectified, or make a note on the product description about the potential issue. Whenever you begin using a new product, whether natural or not, use care the first few times to apply a small amount to an inconspicuous area of your body. Just like an allergy test at the doctor the best spot for cosmetics is to apply a small dab to the inside of your fore-arm.

Go-Nayked.com has yet to add any EOS products to our products list. What do you think about that? We do have a number of approved lip balms listed and invite you to give those products a try. In the world of natural and organic you need to be careful, use common sense, and test any new products to make sure you do not react to them. Go-Nayked.com is your ace in the hole helping you find great products from great companies.

Have you had any negative side effects from natural or organic products? We want to hear from you in the comment section below.

Natural and Organic Makeup and Makeup removers from Go-Nayked

Makeup is make-believe, so how can there be natural makeup? Sounds like an oxymoron? Well, not at Go-Nayked! Makeup is a necessity in today’s world because it not only serves to enhance one’s beauty and cover blemishes but it boosts a woman’s self-esteem. However hectic the day’s demands, who doesn’t stop for a quick beauty touch-up! Unfortunately, not all manufacturers of cosmetics and skin care products conform to the guidelines prescribed by the government. Chemical-laden makeup and personal care products are causing great concern. Go-Nayked.com brings you more choice with organic makeup and natural skincare products pre-screened.

Why should you use only organic makeup?

If you can’t read the name of the ingredient, you are advised not to buy it. By doing so you can save yourself from a host of problems ranging from cancer and Alzheimer’s to itchy skin rashes and breakouts. Medical professionals, health advisors, and communities concerned with wellness are all for organic makeup. There are many reasons to opt for natural makeup products found on the Go-Nayked marketplace.

  • Chemical-free – The Go-Nayked team has resolved to supply consumers with natural personal hygiene products that are devoid of petroleum-based chemicals, lead, or aluminum.
  • Gentle on your skin – Organically-grown fruits, vegetables and essential oils are gifts of Nature and are less likely to harm your skin or your health. There are no toxic pesticides used to grow them. So, you can use them without apprehension of side-effects or permanent damage to your skin from man made ingredients.
  • Rich in nutrients – Organic makeup products found on Go-Nayked come naturally packed with antioxidants that nourish your skin and keep it healthy and young.

Organic makeup and makeup remover brands on Go-Nayked

We use natural makeup to look our best and using anything other than organic and natural cosmetics will really defeat the very purpose! Harsh chemicals in makeup products can dry and damage your skin; additionally, they can lead to premature aging of your skin too. Here are few of the companies on the Go-Nayked marketplace that promise to provide you with quality, organic makeup and skincare.

Zao makeup: This line of naturally enriched makeup formula has a brand name that combines Zen Buddhism and Taoism, both philosophies that rely on Nature. Bamboo is known for its high content of silica that promotes elasticity of skin. Their organic formulations and packaging make extensive use of bamboo.

Zao organic makeup

Thesis organic makeup products: Thesis is a family-run company which is dedicated to the cause of developing vegetarian- organic skincare products. Their products use ingredients that are certified organic, are vegan, cruelty-free and have eco-friendly packing. And they really work! Their mission is to effect a change in the general health of their valued customers and their environment as well.

Thesis organic makeup products

Vika’s Essentials: This organic skincare line functions on applying “Ancient science for modern life”. The products for makeup and skincare are born out of the several years of study, travel and research for the best natural ingredients that have therapeutic and healing effect on our skin. It’s time to take a leap of faith and try their pure organic makeup products!

Vika’s Essentials makeup remover

Feel free to browse through our wide range of non-toxic, natural, and organic makeup products.

Make up your mind to opt for organic makeup! Make a difference!

100% Pure Changing the Skincare Industry

Imagine developing a groundbreaking methodology for stabilizing natural ingredients from oxidizing in skincare products (ie you discover how to make quality ingredients last). A method that was so revolutionary that huge skin care brands sought you out in college to work with you and your technique. Upon graduation you have no shortage of job offers.


 

Fast forward a bit and imagine that you get hired to one of these firms that is licensing your invention. The role is in the product development lab developing new products and working with the chemicals that go into the company’s products. Some of these chemicals are hazardous in quantities larger than a pee and in one fateful instance a spill melts and warps your plastic work table!

While we can only imagine the above story the founder of 100% Pure lived it and as a result created a company that is helping to revolutionize the skin care industry.

If there is one founder of a company we support here at Go-Nayked.com that lives and breathes a motto similar to ours it is Susie Wang. She is quoted as saying “Our sole purpose is to make the absolute highest quality, very best products. Period. That’s our sole focus – now and in the future.” This is a company that was built without a sales and PR team! Ms. Wang lives the natural and organic lifestyle and believes in the same motto we preach… to make things better for the next generation.

Her passion for the idea came as a child when she noticed how pretty her skin was after being stained by a blackberry. She has since created 100% Pure as the only cosmetic company that uses fruit and vegetable pigments to color cosmetics. The benefit of fruit and vegetable pigments versus the other traditional ways of coloring cosmetics (synthetic dyes or minerals) is that fruit and vegetable pigments contain an abundance of antioxidants and vitamins. By using completely natural products she has ensured a renewable product line that has garnered rave reviews.

100% Pure has grown rapidly as word of mouth has spread their motto. The company is now annualizing over $20 million in sales and has only been in existence since 2005! GoNayked.com lists a broad range of the company’s products within our recommended product pages. The company offers natural solutions in makeup, skincare, body washes, hair care, baby products, and nail polish.

In addition 100% Pure offers their 100% Satisfaction guarantee that allows you to love it or send it back within 30 days… no questions asked. they also offer free shipping and fulfill most of their orders within a couple days from their location in California. For the woman in your life their fruit pigmented naked color palette is a great gift idea. The colors provide a natural look using the above mentioned natural ingredients. The colors are very pretty and natural, perfect for a “no-makeup” look, subtly enhancing.


 

100% Pure was founded by a person with a vision… a vision for a better world and better products for all of our bodies. She discovered first hand what the other companies were putting into their skincare products and decided then and there to change the world. To see which products Go Nayked approves see 100% Pure in our Marketplace.

Naturally Red – Our Choice – Pacifica’s Devocean Lipstick

As much as I hate to wish the summer away, I can’t wait to smell the crisp autumn air and watch the leaves as they appear to catch fire, while drinking a pumpkin spiced latte in leggings and a cozy sweater. Of course fall fashion is the best fashion, and this fall the only thing redder than the leaves is the lipstick. Beautiful, bright red lips will be everywhere this season – thanks T-Swift!


 

I have always wanted to try bold red lips, but I’ve avoided this style for two reasons:
1. A fear that I’ll wind up looking like Courtney Love instead of Grace Kelly.
2. Red lipstick contains D&C Red 22 Aluminum Lake, known to damage DNA.

Yet, if I’m ever going to embrace red lips now is the time. To learn how, I interviewed a make-up artist to get some tips on creating full red lips, without looking like a clown. Here are her top three tips:

1. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Before you apply lipstick, but also on a regular basis. Red lipstick will highlight lines and cracks in your lips.

2. Lighting is everything!
Opt for a softer shade of red in the day and save the darker shades for your nights out on the town.

3. Skip the liner
if the shades don’t match, it is super obvious. And, if you do manage to find a liner that matches, apply it after you apply your lipstick for better blending.

 

Now that we have the tools to pull off the look, let’s talk about D&C Red Aluminum Lake; that can’t be safe right? Right! This chemical is associated with nervous system damage, and some evidence suggests that it may have cancer causing properties when exposed to light. Not to mention that we only know this because it’s tested on animals. I don’t know about you but one of the few things I always put before beauty is my health. But – I’d prefer not to make that choice at all. Fear not my friends, it turns out we can be trendy and healthy too, thanks to small cosmetic companies who are willing to take the high road.

Pacifica, for example, uses only safe ingredients and their products come in recyclable packaging. Their Devocean lipstick comes in two shades of red: ‘Rebel Sol’ is a beautiful soft red that is perfect for daytime, and the vibrant shade ‘Firebird’ will make you stand out at any party. The best part – both of these reds are formulated without animal testing, animal ingredients, FD&C color, or other harmful ingredients.

Suffer from dry lips? You can still pull off a bold, red-lipped look with Pacifica’s Coconut Kiss creamy lip butter in a ‘Lava’ shade. By supporting companies like Pacifica, who go out of their way to support our health and the environment, you and your sexy lips can set the night on fire with a clear conscience.

To see which products Go Nayked approves see Pacifica in our Marketplace.