During one of my recent expeditions across South Carolina I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Kim B. – Founder and Owner of Sunshine Naturals.
A relatively new company, Sunshine Naturals provides all natural spa and beauty products made in Lexington, SC. This line is excellent for those with sensitive skin or those with allergies to ingredients found in most beauty products. What initially attracted me to their display outside of Rosewood Market in Columbia, SC were the sumptuous lotions. Woodworking can make your hand feel like the Sahara sometimes so I am always on the hunt for the best lotions and hand creams.
After testing the Rose Geranium handcream I was sold by it’s delicate scent and creamy thickness. It does leave that shiny, waxy finish (it does have beeswax in it, after all!) that helps seal in moisture. I would definitely recommend this cream for anyone who has severely dry hands or for a great bedtime hand cream.
What I am really glad I impulse purchased – and for only $2! – was a bag of their Rhassoul Clay mask. I mixed 1 tablespoon clay mix with 1 tablespoon of water (I didn’t have the recommended hydrosol) as instructed on the back of the bag. It went a long way and provided a nice, thick coat. The ask dried rather well and washing it off is what you would expect – it’s like washing dry clay off of your face. However my pore were immediately much smaller, my skin was very soft and my tone was great.
Owner Kim shared some excellent information with us about the Rhassoul Clay Mask and it’s benefits. “The Rassoul clay, also called Morrocan red clay, is ultra absorbing, toning and firming, which is why it is a popular spa treatment” she explained. In addition to th Rhassoul Clay, Sunshine Naturals also offers an adobe and a bentonite clay mask. You can use all of Sunshine Natural’s clay masks up to twice a week.
I gave it a 4 out of 5 initially, but after a few days and I was so impressed with how clear my complexion was still so I’ve boosted it up to a 4.5.
In full disclosure this was my first clay mask experience of any kind, unless you count goofing off in the pluff mud on kayaks trips in the sea marshes of Charleston in college. Nostalgia aside, the physical results were more than convincing and I plan to make this excellent mask a part of my regular beauty routine.
In addition to lotions and masks, Sunshine Naturals offers all natural salt scrubs, sugar scrubs, hydrosols, soaps, lotion bars, lip gloss and more. You can purchase the Rhassoul Clay Mask, Rose Geranium lotion and all of their other great SC Certified beauty and Spa products from Sunshine Naturals online at sunshinenaturals.biz.