Beauty Obsession: Una Biologicals

My baby sister gave me two Una Biologicals products for Christmas last year (she knows how to warm my little beauty junkie heart), and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to share them with you. Una Biologicals is based in Pittsburgh, where my sister lives–along with about 90% of my family. I was really impressed with the quality of the face cream and clay masque I tried, so I reached out to the company’s president (and chief product guru), Jessica Graves, to get a list of ingredients. The result? Let’s just say these are two of the purest products I think I’ve ever used.

Here’s what Jessica had to say about the ingredients she uses: “As I tell people all the time, I leave out the garbage and add in some love.” Indeed.

What I tried: Luxe Face Cream ($25) and French Green Clay Masque ($10). You might not geek out quite the way I do over ingredients lists, but here’s what you’ll find in the face cream:

Distilled Water, Organic Apricot Oil, Organic Almond Oil, Avocado Oil, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Organic Rosehip Seed Extract, Vitamin E, Citric Acid (plant based preservative), Rose Oil, Lavender and Lime essential oils.

And the masque:

French Green Clay, Organic Rose Petals, Organic Lavender Flowers, Organic Calendula Flowers, Organic Chamomile Flowers.

First impressions: The packaging is very simple, and I love the little jar containing the face cream. (Since I used it all up, that glass jar is now in my recycle bin…although I do have to admit that I considered keeping it to stash little things in.) Plus, the luxe face cream really does feel luxe–it only takes a dab to moisturize your entire face, and it’s super emollient. Meanwhile, the clay masque has actual little bits of dried clay and plants that you can see when you open up the jar. It’s sort of like looking at whole grain bread, where you can see all the little bits of sunflower seeds and grains that went into the dough.

What caught me by surprise: The face cream didn’t make me break out. It’s so rich and moisturizing that I thought for sure my tending-to-oily skin would completely freak out. And yet, no. It didn’t. Jessica says this is because she uses ingredients that your skin can completely absorb, allowing for deep hydration without greasiness or clogged pores. As for the masque, I wasn’t sure how I was going to apply it without making a mess in my bathroom, but I scooped up a little in my hand, added water, and voila! Mud mask. (Note: I did take a picture of myself with the masque on, but it was scary. I might be persuaded to share it, but only if you promise not to blame me if it gives you nightmares.)

Bonus: If you use these two products together…be prepared for glowy, clear skin.

I can’t wait to try out a few more of Jessica’s products (and share them with you, obviously). What’s your newest beauty obsession?

Want to read about more of my beauty obsessions? Here’s where you can find them.

(Photo via Una Biologicals

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5 Comments on Beauty Obsession: Una Biologicals

  1. Deborah said on

    My two favorite Una products:
    My kids call her Wonder Salve – Jessica’s magic potion for healing everything from chapped lips to scrapes. And I love her teas. They are so amazing!

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    • indigo+canary said on

      So glad to hear from someone else who loves Una products! I’d love to try her whole line, of course. 🙂


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  2. Heather said on

    Though all of her products are fabulous, definitely try the Frosting Body Butter. It is THE thing that saves my skin during our dry Colorado winters (and summers!). I Love, Love, Love UNA!

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    • indigo+canary said on

      The frosting body butter sounds great–another one to add to my wish list!


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  3. Linda Delamater said on

    I got this face cream this summer in the buerg and I love it but idont see where to order it I want more please

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