DISCLAIMER: I am in no way, shape, or manner good with makeup or beauty-related things. I try, but try is the best I can do :) I’m just a big fan of Human Nature. And I’m willing to bet I’m not the only one.
Like any social enterprise, Human Nature started with a conviction that one could do more, continued with hard work and persistence, and stands today through a healthy combination of support, continuous refinement of ideas, and hard work (again). In many ways, it’s a success story for social enterprises – Anna Meloto-Wilk, Dylan Wilk and Camille Meloto having revealed a way by which doing good can be a sustainable, profitable business. They’re trailblazers and today they assist other social enterprises trying to make it, featuring their products on their site, their store, etc.
They’re Pro-Philippines, Pro-Poor, and Pro-Environment, and we’re Pro-Human Nature. What really prompted this blog entry is my amazement at their popularity. One Saturday morning a few weeks ago, when my friend Tippi and I were waiting for our ride to the Human Nature Fair, we got to hang out at their flagship store along Commonwealth and see just exactly how many people love Human Nature.
Now, an entry about Human Nature would not be complete without a review of some products. So I’m going to attempt to talk about the products I use – operative word: attempt. Haha!
- Balancing Face Toner – I am a 24-year old woman and I just found out about toner three months ago. That’s how bad I am with things like this :)) I started using this, not really knowing the point or what outcome to expect, so it was a pleasant surprise to see that in a very short amount of time, my face started clearing up and my complexion brightened. Now, I rarely break out and if I do, it most often means I was too lazy to wash my face. A big plus for me is the citrus-y scent, it’s refreshing.
- 100% Natural Mineral Powder – I researched and I found that when talking about foundation, most beauty bloggers use the word “coverage.” Hee. So, in terms of coverage, I couldn’t say that it covers all imperfections, or that you’ll end up with a completely perfect, flawless face. But then personally, that’s what I prefer – I feel weird looking too made up. I can say though that it does even out your skin, it doesn’t look to thick or cake-y so it makes you look natural all the way, and it doesn’t fade fast. I use Boracay Bronze because I have a perpetual tan.
- Natural Intensive Hair Mask – I’ll be honest, I mostly bought this product just so I could say that I was taking care of my hair. As such, I don’t use it often and when I do, I’m always surprised at how soft my hair could be. Haha! I really feel the pampering vibe from this product, helped along largely by the fact that it smells awesome. I got the Jasmine scented one.
- Sunflower Beauty Oil – I checked this product out because I saw it featured in two different magazines and I got curious. With the growing awareness that I needed to start taking care of myself, I’d been looking for a cheap eye moisturizer, as was advised by all the makeup artists in the video tutorials I had been editing for Homegrown. In its’ description, Sunflower Beauty Oil could also be used as an eye moisturizer, so there was really no question of getting it. I’ve been using it for just a week now and I think the darkness in my eyes is lightening. Either that or it’s a placebo :))
Anyway, if I haven’t made it clear enough, I encourage you to try Human Nature – their products are extremely affordable and extremely effective. And if you have time for a good read, look up about how they managed to do what they did :)