Living Pretty, Naturally

is an online sanctuary where Kate, the Oslo-based lover of natural beauty products, wellness, and effective eco-chic nourishment for our bodies, shares her favorite products and tips for holistic health.

We're delighted that Qet Botanicals made her short list of September favorites. Here is what she had to say:

"September Favrourites: Natural Beauty Products & Some Other Faves

I am a "seasons girl". I love them all, but every time October rolls around, I am reminded how much I absolutely adore the fall... Everything becomes so much more cozy. The sweaters come out of hiding, the wooly socks make their way back onto my feet, the vegetable-based candles get lit, my tea cupboard starts to need replenishing and all of a sudden I am really in the mood for making soups and baking (gluten-free, of course!). But beyond all that, I also start to turn my summer skincare over and move towards different products for the cooler months. I thought now would be a good time to start off with some of my favourite products I used over September, as well as some of my more general favourite things.

Qēt Botanical Beauty Hydra-Rose Eye Serum & Honey Cream Mask

I love trying new products, and in doing that, I also take my chance on smaller companies doing great things. Qēt is another one of those companies doing great things with natural skincare.

Qēt's Hyrda-Rose eye serum was top in my September faves due to its powerful ingredients and my obsession with smile lines. Genetically I have quite exaggerated smile lines (thanks to my pops who is probably one of the people in this world that can make me smile and laugh until my face hurts), so I'm always loving product that are nourishing to the eye area. Rose is known for its anti-aging benefits and its natural Vitamin A content (natural retinol without the flakey skin and sun sensitivity), and this serum contains both cold pressed rosehip and rose essential oil. It's hyper-nourishing (yes, I said hyper) and you can tell as soon as you put it around your eyes that it's working.

I use this at one only at night, and only one drop. The free radical fighting antioxidants tones and firms the eye area while you sleep. Talk about beauty sleep

My love of Manuka Honey is no secret and products that contain it often get extra attention. This honey-based cream mask contains UMF 16+ (unique manuka factor, which is a quality trademark identifying natural unadulterated manuka honey that has a non-peroxide antibacterial activity found only in some strains of manuka honey and anything with a rating of over 16+ has "super activity" levels).

Manuka honey can benefit a variety of skin types and issues, including stressed skin containing blemishes, dermatitis, eczema, rashes, Rosacea, or other irritations. There is a natural hydrogen peroxide that is released when the mask is mixed with water and applied to skin which soothes and heals damaged skin.

This lovely cream mask also contains Kaolin clay, which softens your skin via its calcium, silica, zinc, and magnesium content . These minerals also help to purify, nourish, and soothe your skin while the cold-pressed oils nourish and moisturize.  It's the perfect mask for all skin types, but I especially liked using it during stressful weeks when my skin was acting up."

We love it when someone who is truly interested in sharing not only effective products, but also safe products, can make a difference in sharing the word when it comes to being healthy and using healthy products. This is exactly what Kate and her blog, Living Pretty, Naturally does. Her areas of sharing include: natural beauty products, recipes, yoga and wellness, healthy home, travel naturally, and ingredients to avoid (one of our favorites). 

Keep up the good work, Kate!