If you don't already know, We Heart is our monthly, ongoing blog column devoted to sharing the ethical, natural, wellness-oriented companies that we love. Every month, we hand-select a new company, across a range of industries, to share with our community.
A We Heart feature from us is no easy feat, either. We vet these companies to ensure their business practices align with our company's values—checking everything from sourcing, to production methods, to certifications and more. You can rest easy knowing these companies' models align with the Annmarie Skin Care standards for ethical, sustainable, and clean products.
With the holidays approaching, we wanted to shout out a few of our favorite We Hearts from the year. As you do your holiday shopping, consider giving your patronage to some of these amazing companies!
Just Thrive Probiotics
After researching many sources of probiotics on the market, we finally found one that survives!
Just Thrive is the first 100% spore-forming probiotic and antioxidant supplement that arrives 100% alive to your intestines.
The strains in Just Thrive survive naturally because they have an endospore shell (an armor like coating), which allows the bacteria to remain dormant until reaching your intestines.
Then, after getting through the stomach, these strains recognize the intestines as their home where they take their spore shell off and go into their live vegetative cell state. Essentially, when they get to the intestines, they arrive 100% alive where they go to work reconditioning the gut.
Visit Just Thrive here and use code Annmarie for 15% off your first order!
Sundaily is the world’s first gummy to protect your skin from day-to-day stressors like sun, smog, and even stress. You might not realize it, but these stressors affect your skin in the form of fine lines, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles. In fact, fully 90% of avoidable skin aging is caused by environmental stressors – they really matter!
Most skincare products are applied exactly where you’d assume- the surface of your skin. Sundaily works from the inside out, emphasizing that beauty starts with health. They do this with two daily skin health gummies The Base Layer and The Back Up.
Sundaily helps fill the gaps when other products let us down. They’re the missing piece of our toolkit for skin health… and beauty.
We're proud to be sharing Sundaily with you on our Favorite Brands page – you can check our their Base
Four Sigmatic has whole line of some of best sourced mushroom products out there, including mushroom infused coffee and coffee substitutes. Their Lion's Mane Coffee is a favorite around here!
Four Sigmatic is easiest described as a group of mushroom fanatics. The company is built entirely around the healing powers of mushrooms—those deep, immune boosting properties that help build energy reserves and give life to new power you didn’t know was in you.
And of course, we're always interested in sustainable sourcing, so we were really happy to find out that Four Sigmatic has an amazing process that keeps the mushroom populations safe while still diving into the deep benefits that the mushrooms offer.
Take 15% off your first order when you use our exclusive link – shop here!
PAAVANI Ayurveda is an artisan line of small-batch, pure, organic health & skincare products formulated in Northern California. Handcrafted with the wisdom of Ayurveda, their products offer ancient traditions to the modern world, with the intent to reconnect people to their innate body wisdom.
When we found PAAVANI, we were enamored with all of their product, but we especially fell in love with their Oil Pulling Oils. When most of us think of oil pulling, we think of scooping a lump of coconut oil into our mouths.
But PAAVANI’s oils are dynamically infused with Ayurvedic, intentionally chosen herbs. Needless to say, their products have take our oral hygiene to the next level.
Take 15% off your order with PAAVANI using code weheartannmarie.
DRY FARM WINES
This incredible company is working with wineries all over the world to bring safe, delicious, and ethical wines to your doorstep. What makes their wines different than commercial wines?
No additives, no sugar or carbs, low alcohol, just to name a few of their outstanding qualities. They pride themselves on selling living wines, rich with beneficial bacteria and wild native yeasts that influence the complex aroma and flavor of their wines. Their grapes are grown on small, biodynamic, organic farms.
The result? A difference you can taste. And by that we mean their wines are really, really good. Shop here!