Beauty Obsession: Athlete’s Secret Combo Pack

This special Moksa combo pack from O&N Collective arrived* at the perfect time. It was a Wednesday, and I’d just gotten home from an all-day photo shoot for one of the magazines I edit. I’d spent the whole day on my feet, running around, carrying furniture, loading and unloading, and I was hot, sunburnt, and tired. My feet hurt and my knees, which bother me sometimes (a remnant from running track years ago), throbbed. I was so excited to spot the box from O&N Collective on my porch when I got home!

What I tried: Moksa Athlete’s Secret Combo Pack, $22.50.

First impressions: After such a long, active day, all I wanted was a long shower, so I went straight for the Kona Body Bar. It has tiny nibs mixed in with its organic olive, coconut, soybean, hemp, and castor oils for a touch of exfoliation that feels more like a massage than a scrub—and instead of that squeaky, dry skin feeling that sometimes comes from a bar of soap, it leaves your skin feeling moisturized.

What caught me by surprise: The texture of the Moksa Body Butter! It’s less like butter and more like a light (solid) foam. A tiny amount warms in your hand and turns into a smooth rub. Instead of the typical sports rubs out there that are full of petroleum-based ingredients (yuck), this stuff is made with shea butter, jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil, sweet almond oil, essential oils, and arrowroot powder. I rubbed it on my (sore) knees and feet, and it pleasantly warmed and soothed them both. By the time my husband got home, I was sprawled out on the couch, feet up, sighing happily.

Bonus: So many! The ingredients are 97% USDA-certified organic. The fair trade shea butter comes from a women’s cooperative in Nigeria. Both products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, with no synthetics or chemicals. The body butter comes packaged in plastic-free, recycled glass, and the soap is packaged in a 100% post-consumer waste label printed with soy ink.

Bottom line? Whether you’re a marathoner or tackling a marathon workday, there’s plenty to love about this little combo pack. What’s your secret for recuperating after a hard workout or workday? —Aleigh

*Disclosure: This sample was sent to me for review, but I only write about the products that I think are truly worthy of being shared with you. View my full disclosure here.

(Top image via O&N Collective, bottom image by me)


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