Indie Lee – real natural beauty products

indie Lee uses natural ingredients you can count on in her beauty products

As consumers get more savvy about what’s in their food, what’s in our personal care and beauty products often gets by us. Yet many major manufacturers continue to use ingredients considered to be toxic.

Chemicals like Propylene Glycol (PG), Polyethylene glycol (PEG) and Sodium Lauryl (or Laureth) Sulfate are also found in brake fluid, antifreeze and paint, and in engine degreasers. They have been found to cause all sorts of health issues including kidney damage, rashes, even linked to hair falling out.

After learning that environmental toxins may have been part of the cause of the brain tumor she’d had removed in 2009, Indie Lee got busy. Research led her to create her company Indie Lee & Co. and her ever-growing line of luxurious healthy skin and beauty care products made with the finest natural ingredients.

Lee believes in transparency. She’ll tell you what’s in her products and why she uses these ingredients.

What you won’t find in them are petroleum or petrochemicals, talc, parabens, or chemical fragrances. And her products aren’t tested on animals.

Indie Lee's Body Scrub leaves skin silky smooth, not oily

There also aren’t any genetically modified ingredients. Lee says when she sources her ingredients, she looks for pesticide-free, GMO-free, organic ingredients.

“The majority of the ingredients I use are organically certified,” Lee said.

Lee also doesn’t believe in putting excess ingredients in for their own sake.

Lee’s mantra for living and her inspiration for her beauty product collection is “what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it.”

As someone who deals with rheumatoid arthritis and dry skin, Lee works with chemists and pharmacists to find natural solutions.

Lee’s products include a line for women and one for babies.

She has her kids test her products.

“If I don’t feel comfortable putting it on my kids, I would never bring it out,” she says.

I tried her Body Scrub. While I loved the coconut citrus-y scent and the ease of using it in the shower, I wasn’t happy about its oily feel.  But after following directions, toweling off and dressing, I realized that the “oily” feeling was gone. What was left was silky smooth skin. What a nice surprise!

Lee’s research showed the benefits of clay and carrot seed oil for your complexion. Her Carrot French Clay Cleansing Bar changed her complexion, handling her adult acne

Lee's Facial Serum contains cells from a rare Swiss apple that helps reduce wrinkles

“From a hormonal standpoint, it’s amazing,” Lee says.

Her Facial Serum – an anti-aging serum that slows the appearance of wrinkles – is made with the stem cells of the Uttwiler Spaatlaube, a rare Swiss apple sometimes found in luxury beauty products. Research discovered that these stem cells help to regenerate cells. Looking at how to use it in skin care, her Facial Serum is the result.

Lee’s Squalane oil – an odorless, colorless, non-staining, non-greasy oil – is derived from olives. Our body naturally produces it but from our twenties, we produce less and less. Squalane helps keep skin soft, and helps fight aging. Just a few drops a day does the trick.

“If you’re going to moisturize,” Lee said, “why wouldn’t you use something your body is naturally producing?”

Thinking ahead towards the holidays? Indie Lee’s product line includes a Gift Set of their three most popular products – Body Scrub, the Body Balm and their Moisturizing Oil.

The Gift Set features 3 of Lee's great working beauty products

Lee has several principles she works towards with her products.

First: “Just because something’s good for you and healthy doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to afford it/”

The majority of her products are very affordably priced. Of the one that’s higher – the Facial Serum – Lee says companies that use the rare apple in their products price them almost three times higher than she will.

Second is educating and empowering consumers.

“Be smart. Read the ingredients. Take it on little by little (so) it’s not overwhelming,” she says. And, ever pragmatic, her website shows how to make here products. It’s a case of “if you’re not going to buy mine, here’s how you make it.”

Lastly, Lee quipped, “Just because it’s healthy for you, because it’s green doesn’t mean you can’t be glamorous!”

You’ll find Indie Lee products online at Amazon.com and on her website at http://indielee.com.

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One Response

  1. Great article. Thnx for sharing. I recently started following Indie.

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