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1.30.2017

Enter The Magical World of Wonderland Organics (And A Giveaway!)

This post is kindly brought to you by Wonderland Organics, who compensated me for this post. 

Corporate executive-turned-entrepreneur and esthetician Ally Lin fell down the proverbial rabbit hole into the natural skincare industry when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. "It was like our lives were forever changed," Ally shared. Besides her mother's chemotherapy and radiation treatments, the entire family transitioned to eating and living healthy, and it was also then she started looking through her personal care products and investigating what went inside them.

When she moved to Taiwan for work, she spent her weekends talking to natural skincare brands about the ingredients they used and their benefits, and after a year she decided it was time to create her own brand. Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, she quit her job and returned to California and took up classes on skincare formulation and manufacturing practices, and her organic skincare line Wonderland Organics was born. The whimsical name is a perfect fit for Ally, who shares the same adventurous traits as the heroine in Lewis Caroll's Alice Adventures in Wonderland.





Ally's philosophy is to offer a clean skincare line gentle enough for cancer patients and survivors, and to create natural moisturizers with synergistic raw materials. Her ingredients are carefully sourced and organic and fair-trade when possible, and her products are handmade in small batches to ensure optimum freshness and potency. Her commitment to the sustainability extends to the packaging, with the use of recyclable violet glass bottles that also protect their contents from oxidation, and sunlight. Ally also gives back by donating a portion of all sales to the American Cancer Society.

I am excited to share with you the recent launch of two products and an old favorite, and there just may be a special discount code and giveaway at the end for all of you!

Restore Cleanser ($27.99 for 3.4 oz / 100 ml)
The green beauty world is replete with oil cleansers, so I was happy to find out that Ally had formulated a gel cleanser for normal to dry skin types. This lightweight product has a lovely floral scent with uplifting notes of citrus and the sweet, calming scent of geranium. The combination base of coconut, olive and jojoba oils make this a very effective make-up remover, while the restorative calendula extract and soothing aloe will soften your skin and infuse it with a radiant glow.
With wet fingertips, I first use a single pump of the Restore Cleanser and gently massage over my brows and eyes to remove my eye makeup, and then 3-4 pumps for the rest of my face. This cleanser rinses off completely with warm water, and I recommend following up with a few spritzes of a facial mist (hint, hint Ally!). I have been testing this for over a month and consistent usage will, as its name suggests, restore your complexion and make it baby soft and smooth. 
Ingredients: Saponified Oils of *Coconut (Cocos Nucifera), *Olea Europaea (Olive) and *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba), *Glycerin, *Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, *Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice), Calendula Extract (Calendula Officinalis), *Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, *Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens Oil) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Var. Amara (Neroli), *Frankincense (Frankincense Frereana), and Vanilla Bourbon CO2 (Vanilla Planifolia)
*Certified Organic or Wildcrafted

The all-natural and biodegradable Aloe Konjac Sponge is made from the fiber extracted from the konjac root which is rich in natural minerals and antioxidants and contains aloe to reduce inflammation while healing and moisturizing the skin. The sponge can effectively dislodge surface debris from your skin without causing any irritation and is especially beneficial if you suffer from acne or clogged pores. 
Although this can be used with the Restore Cleanser, I like to use this in the morning on its own before my serum and sunscreen. I use this every other day for exfoliation, but you should adjust your frequency of use based on how sensitive your skin is. To extend the lifespan of the sponge, rinse and squeeze out the excess water after each use and let it air-dry properly, and it should last between 2-3 months. You will know when it's time to replace the sponge when it starts distintegrating or smelling funky.
Ingredients: 100% Konjac Sponge Fiber and Aloe Extract

Sublime Serum ($39.99 for 0.5 oz / 15 ml)
The Sublime Serum stands out as one of the best moisturizers and skin prep I have in my beauty cabinet, with an potent medley of organic oils that include pomegranate, kukui, argan, tamanu and seabuckthorn. I am obssessed with the spicy rose scent that has an earthy quality to it, and the nourishing formula melts right into the skin and lends a gorgeous dewy finish to my complexion.
Although this serum can be used day and night, I find that this works best for me in the morning because it offers deep hydration and perfectly primes my skin for makeup. After using the Aloe Konjac Sponge, I massage a single pump on my face before I layer my sunscreen and makeup over it, and you can see that the result is a healthy, lit-from-within glow.   
P/S: You can also purchase a sample pack of all the serums that Wonderland Organics offer, which is a great way for you to sample the range and decide which one works best for your skin!
Ingredients: *Jojoba Oil, *Sunflower Oil, *Apricot Kernel Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, *Pomegranate Oil, *Kukui Oil, *Argan Oil, *Tamanu Oil, *Seabuckthorn Oil, *Geranium Oil, Rose Absolute, *Sweet Orange Oil, *Lavender Oil, *Peru Balsam, *Frankincense Oil, D-Alpha Tocopherol, *Olive Oil and *Rosemary Extract
*Certified Organic or Wildcrafted

Need some Wonderland Organics in your life? Good news- you can use code NHNY10 to get 10% off your order! 
Hop onto my Instagram to find out how you can win for yourself the Restore Cleanser and Aloe Sponge, and don't forget to follow Ally on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for their latest updates!
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