Review: ma belle naturelle + Free Shipping

This is my review of ma belle naturelle products courtesy of founder, Riel Hishon.

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ma belle naturelle literally translates to ‘my natural beauty’.

Riel founded ma belle naturelle in October of 2014 in Toronto, Ontario after hearing about the harmful effects of chemicals in everyday personal care products like deodorant, lip balm, and moisturizer. With a drive to create products that contribute to a healthy lifestyle, she set out to make products that are 100% all-natural, do not contain any chemicals, additives, or preservatives. Each product proudly boasts no more than five ingredients and they are all recognizable in their natural forms.

Riel generously sent me a few products to try out and review. Please note that all thoughts and opinions are my own. I endeavor to be honest in all my product reviews.

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safely packaged, everything was in place

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presents!!

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every product comes with a hand-written label of ingredients

I received:

  • dead sea salt body scrub
  • oatmeal body scrub
  • lip balm – chocolate scent
  • deodorant – chocolate/cocoa butter scent

Note: You can select what scents you prefer when purchasing. Riel consulted me before making my products and since I like gourmand scents, she made my products smell like baked goods!

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L -R: scrubs, lip balm and deodorant

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Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub

Ingredients: sea salt, coconut oil, clementine essential oil, vanilla essential oil

What it promises:

~ Sea salt is an excellent exfoliator. Better suited to soften tough skin (feet). It acts as a natural detoxifier by absorbing toxins from the skin, and has been shown to have the added benefits of improving circulation and reducing fluid retention.

~ Coconut oil is a powerful moisturizer that is able to restore dry and flaking skin, while also eliminating dead skin cells. Also strengthens skin tissue while absorbing deeply into your skin.

~ Essential oils provide an incredible aroma without having to add any chemical ingredients to your product.

What it delivers:

The first thing that hit me when I opened this jar was the scent – it smells like an orange creamsicle!

The texture of this scrub is rough but is excellent for feet exfoliation. I’ve only used it once on my feet but I loved that my feet felt super soft after.

Price point: At CAD$7.35 for 4 oz, this little gem will get you through about 8 – 10 foot scrubs. 🙂

Rating: A

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Oatmeal Body Scrub

Ingredients: oatmeal, brown sugar, coconut oil, and essential oils

What it promises: 

~ Oatmeal is able to nourish your skin without irritation, and will work for even the most sensitive of skin types. It normalizes your skin’s pH level and reduces redness and irritation.

~ Brown sugar is an excellent exfoliant. Its particles are strong enough to leave your skin radiant and glowing, but small enough to be gentle on sensitive skin. It is also a natural humectant that will absorb moisture from its environment and deposit it into your skin.

~ Coconut oil contains moisturizing, anti-aging, and anti-viral properties

~ Essentail oils provide an incredible aroma without having to add any chemical ingredients to your product.

What it delivers:

My favorite of the bunch! I’ve used this  thrice already and every time I use it, I inhale its delicious scent first.

Gentle yet exfoliating, this scrub leaves my skin smooth, soft and smelling like an oatmeal cookie. I don’t even need to apply lotion afterwards! Would definitely repurchase.

Price point: At CAD$7.35 for 4 oz, I’d definitely repurchase this little beaut. I just love that it’s

Rating: A+

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Lipbalm

Ingredients: aloe butter, beeswax, coconut oil, essential oils

What it promises:

~ Beeswax lock in moisture and protect skin from damaging environmental factors.It is excellent for chapped lip care and prevention.

~ Coconut oil  is a powerful moisturizer absorbing deeply into your skin. Furthermore, coconut oil contains Vitamin E and fatty acids.

~ Essential oils provide an incredible aroma without having to add any chemical ingredients to your product.

What it delivers:

This lip balm did not look like much but BAM! When I applied it to my lips, it’s formula is buttery soft and almost cooling. It also smells like chocolate.

I apply this in the morning when I wake up and it lasts for a few hours. I also like to use this to top off my matte lipsticks to give them a subtle sheen.

Price point: At CAD $4.10, I’d say the price is comparable to most drug store lip balms without all the icky chemicals. Win!

Rating: A

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Deodorant 

Ingredients: baking soda, cornstarch, coconut oil, and essential oils

What it promises:

~ baking soda eliminates odour

~ cornstarch leaves skin feeling moist and smooth.

~ coconut oil restore dry and flaking skin, eliminates dead skin cells, strengthens skin tissues

~ essentail oils provide an incredible aroma

What it delivers:

I was pleasantly surprised by this deodorant. I struggle with finding a suitable deo for my pits and this all-natural version works to keep odors at bay for at least half a day. It’s comparable to LAVANILA which claims to be natural but has wayyy more ingredients than this one. I have to reapply at least once when I use this and am out and about.

The packaging is small, discrete and portable.

Riel specially customized mine to smell like cocoa butter/chocolate which makes me want to eat my pits?! 🙂

I’m still looking for a deodorant that I can use once a day and be done with it but this one has won out against LAVANILA and I will definitely repurchase until I find one better. 🙂

Price point: At CAD $7.50 for 2.5oz, this is pretty darn affordable.

Rating: B+

Final thoughts on all products:

I highly recommend checking out this line if you are into cruelty free, natural beauty. Riel was very communicative throughout the whole process. The products themselves are of the highest quality and deliver what they promise. Personally, I would repurchase the oatmeal scrub and deodorant.

ma belle naturelle products will be great as stocking stuffers! You can also order their Christmas sets for a loved one. 🙂

If you want to order ma belle naturelle products, go to their Etsy store here. Riel is offering a special free shipping code for all my readers (that’s you, you wonderful human you).

Use ‘tomboyprincesscharm’ at checkout to get free shipping on your order!

stay true xo 

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