Mineral sunblock with MORINGA!

Good morning from Pondicherry, India! I’m currently in the south region of India visiting different mind-blowingly beautiful sustainable hotels. It is four in the morning but, I couldn’t sleep (jetlag issues) and decided to catch up with stories and products I’ve been wanting to share with you on my blog. Starting with this brand: Sunology. The reason why I’m writing about Sunology, specially now, is because travelling has taught me the importance of 1) wearing sunscreen 24/7 and 2) how sunscreen can have a positive or negative impact on our health and on our environment and animals. Before I get into the holistic and amazing traits of this sunscreen brand, there are a few things you should know about regular sunscreens. If the brand or product you choose is not eco-friendly, non-toxic, or natural, odds are those chemicals will end up in our oceans- and in your blood stream- one way or another. You must be asking yourself “Why?” or “How in the world!?”. It’s actually very simple. Whatever we human beings put on our skins, is immediately absorbed by our bodies, transported into our bloodstreams, and used to feed our cells. If you are putting toxic products and chemicals on your skin, they’ll become part of your cells and might lead to health issues in the future. The same effect takes place in our oceans whenever you use toxic sunscreens. Either if you go for a swim in our waters, or take a bath at home to remove the lotion from your skin, you are releasing chemicals into our oceans (yes, everything ends up in our oceans!) and feeding those harmful chemicals to our coral reefs, fishes, rays, sea lions, and other sea animals. The chemicals and oily lotion create a non-breathable coat on sea animals’ skins, which ends up suffocating them slowly. It is honestly a no brainer, guys! If you care about treating your body and our planet as temples, use products that are chemical-free!

Now, a new brand I recommend for suncare lotions is Sunology. Why? Well, this brand is not only non-toxic, mineral based, cruelty-free (not tested on animals) and eco-friendly (does not harm our oceans or animals), but it’s also infused with essentials oils and a superfood I’ve been talking a lot about during the past year: Moringa!

Moringa Oleifera is one of the most nutrient rich plants in our planet! The leaves of this tree are used to create either a powder (like the one I put on my shakes in the morning), oil (it is used on body lotions or suncare, like Sunology), and tea bags (entire leaves). This medicinal plant offers 25% of plantbased protein, 31% of fiber, vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Vitamin A, K, E, calcium and magnesium, and is incredibly high in antioxidants (6x the antioxidant levels of goji berries and matcha). The combination of Vitamin A, E and the high antioxidants boosts your skin vitality and helps repair cell damage. This is where Sunology comes to play! Sunology uses Moringa oil as one of its ingredients to help improve your skin’s elasticity and health, and block the effects of free radical formation. This means that Sunology’s products are not only parabens and sulfates free, non-toxic, mineral, cruelty-free, and 50spf, but they also have as their main mission to bring you skin back to life with the power of this miraculous superfood, Moringa!

The Sunology products I use and brought with me on this trip are:

1)   Face

2)   Body

3)   Lips

Give them a try and I hope you guys like them as much as I do. I’ve been using them on a daily basis here in India and my skin has been feeling and looking shinier and cleaner than before.

Much love from India!

Planet-loving GIVEAWAY!!!!

***The Winner of this Giveaway is: Jessica Tejera (The Walking Mermaid Blog)

It's that time of the year again guys... Giveaway time!! Over $200 of planet-loving gifts that will brighten up your days while helping heal our world. One product at a time! :)

For this giveaway, I don't want you to repost this picture but to upload a picture of yourself promoting a conscious lifestyle. Be it cooking vegan food, cleaning the beach, wearing a vegan outfit, recycling, volunteering at shelters, or even doing yoga. I  want you to post that activity that plays a big role in your life and is also mindful to our planet as whole, and describe why it is important to you and what a "conscious lifestyle" means to you. Who knows?...Maybe in this way, the movement will finally catch on. Nothing to lose and so much to gain!! Why not give it a try? <3

Ok, so...basics. These are the steps you will need to follow:

1) Make sure your Instagram account is public

2)Follow @waterthruskin @shopbubblebags @simplygum @consciouscoconut @rawelementsusa @agentnateur

3) Post a photo of yourself doing your favorite conscious activity & describe why it plays a big role in your life & what "Conscience" means to you.

4) Tag your friends and share the love!!! Use #wtsgiveaway #lifestylewithaconscience 

Winner will be announced on February 14th (happy v-day!). My international soulmates can participate too! Worldwide love and shipping, babes!!!


-BBB Bubble Clutch: This clutch is made from recycled bubble wrap! Very fashionable, cool, big enough to carry all your daily essentials and EXTREMELY kind to our planet!! ($181)

-Conscious Coconut Oil: Ever wanted coconut oil that is travel-friendly? Well, this is it! Organic, cold pressed, travel sized,  AND provides a meal to a child in need in the US.($15)

-Simply Gum: Natural, vegan, and organic gum that has eco-friendly post chew papers in that cute and chic box. Winner will get 2 different flavors. ($6)

-Raw Elements: My favorite sunblock ever! Natural, organic and ocean-safe (does not harm our ocean or its animals). It comes as a stick which makes it so much easier to apply to your face and neck. ($15)

-Agent Nateur: The only deodorant I use. Vegetarian (has honey as ingredient), organic and natural. Made from avocado, coconut oil, raw honey, lavender & eucalyptus. ($19)