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Kaia Naturals Bamboo Tapioca Beads Review

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Kaia Naturals

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

I’ve reviewed Kaia Naturals’ facial cleansing wipes before and was a fan of them, which made me eager to try these unique exfoliating beads.

About Kaia Naturals’ Bamboo Tapioca Beads:

Cleanser + Exfoliator + Mask

Cleansing with an exfoliate daily ensures glowing skin everyday.

Using this gentle cleansing/exfoliating powder thoroughly removes excess oil and particles trapped within the skin’s epidermis.  The bamboo beads are suspended in 100% natural powder and can be activated with 10 different liquid options

  • Bamboo Tapioca Beads gently exfoliates using micronized bamboo high in natural silica. Bamboo is considered by cosmetic formulators to be one of the most effective exfoliants for skin. An added bonus is it is sourced from a natural/biodegradable source.
  • Suspended in unique natural powders to dissolve excess oil. Tapioca and chickpea powders work to absorb oil and exfoliate skin.
  • White Clay offers extra purging properties with the ability to draw out debris clogging pores.
  • Coconut Amino Acids work as a gentle cleanser.
  • A bouquet of botanical oils keep the skin fresh and glowing.

100% natural, paraben-free, gluten-free, vegan friendly and certified cruelty free.

Directions: Activate powder with water to form a milky paste, massage in gentle circular movements all over face and neck, wait for a minute and rinse off.

Bamboo Tapioca Beads can also be used as a mask

Directions: Activate powder with water to form a milky paste, apply to face, leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off.”

Ingredients:

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My Thoughts:

I like the idea of a cleanser containing an exfoliant. My skin seems to fair best with exfoliation every few days, versus doing it daily. It’s a great way to get rid of the “build up”, dead skin cells and just the dirt that sits atop skin.

As you can see above, Kaia Naturals states all of their ingredients–and they are all recognizable. In regards to ingredient quality, I learned this:

“The Bamboo Tapioca Beads Daily Cleansing Powder includes one organic ingredient and the rest are all natural. It is 100% gluten-free, cruelty-free and vegan.”

I do appreciate that Kaia Naturals products are paraben free, but I aim to seek more organic ingredients if I plan to purchase more.

The product itself is mostly powder with small tapioca beads. It’s a little inconvenient to have to to mix it together in the palm of my hand (in the shower) to achieve the desired consistency for facial cleansing. As an exfoliator, it is very gentle–making it ideal for those with sensitive skin. I tend to prefer a bit more thorough exfoliation, so this one was a little bit weak for my liking. The job it does actually cleaning skin is satisfactory.

I’d recommend this product to someone with sensitive skin looking for an above-average exfoliant, cleanser and/or mask. Though it is not entirely organic, it is a step above most products you’ll find at your local drug store.

 

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Kaia Naturals: Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths Review

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Kaia Naturals: Juicy Bamboo Cleansing Cloths

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

Finding organic makeup removal cloths is a rare thing, as most that you’ll find are absolutely chemical ridden. Kaia Naturals is a company I’m glad I came across. Amy at Kaia Naturals was a joy to communicate with and she was gracious enough to provide me with samples in order to try these cleansing cloths for the first time.

Kaia Naturals’ Description:

“The natural cleanser, toner, eye makeup remover that doesn’t fry your skin.  we promise! oh and…it naturally removes waterproof mascara without the torture!”

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My Description & Thoughts:

These little, individually wrapped towelettes couldn’t be any more portable and practical for daily use. I traveled with these recently and they fit easily in my makeup bag and took up virtually no room.

They truly remove all makeup–thoroughly, while somehow still feeling gentle on skin (the good ingredients that the cloths are soaked in are to thank). They even do a great job tackling thick and stubborn eye makeup like eyeliner and mascara. In regards to effectiveness, these could not improve–they are ideal.

It is a real treat for skin to come into contact with organic honey–it is wonderfully and naturally nourishing and also helps maintain an adequate level of moisture on skin. Because of this, these cloths won’t dry out your skin. I would love to see the rest of the ingredients in organic form as well, though I realize organic essential oils are significantly more expensive than non-organic, which would make these cloths pricier, I’d imagine. It would be worth it to me, though, in order to have the peace of mind in knowing I am using the very best on my skin.

It is always nice to see a product that has a list of harmful components that they do not use. This tells me that they are ingredient conscious and see the harm in using those items.

Not having entirely organic ingredients is the only reason that I would not give these Kaia Naturals cleansing cloths “5 stars.” It is worth mentioning, though, that the quality of these cloths is light years better than makeup-removing cloths you’d find in your neighborhood market or drug store. Because of this, and because of the presence of organic honey and gentle bamboo material, I’d definitely recommend these to family and friends who are looking for a natural way to take off makeup.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.