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We Tried It: Real reviews on natural products

Last updated: August 16, 2021

What natural products are best? How do they work? Are they worth the money? We answer your questions in our reviews of eco-friendly, sustainable, and natural products from Grove. We tried it ... now which product will you try?

What we've tried, recently

Is squalane oil effective?

Plant-based squalane oil is touted as a highly hydrating, extra-gentle facial oil with anti-aging properties that make it a win for aging skin. Could it really be?

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We tried these sustainable swaps

Switching to face cleansing oil.

What happens when you switch from your favorite conventional face wash to a face cleansing oil? We tried it, and we’re here to spill the details on cleansing oils.

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Switching to natural deodorant.

Conventional deodorant isn’t that great for your body or the planet, but is it true that switching to natural deodorant is a nightmare? Let’s find out, shall we?

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Switching to natural lipstick.

How does natural lipstick compare to conventional lipstick? Can it survive meatloaf, mask-wearing, and making out? We tried it, and we’re here to report if natural lipstick holds up.

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Does Egyptian Magic work?

Does cult cream Egyptian Magic really do it all, from soothing chapped lips and cracked nips to treating scrapes and fading scars? We’re about to find out!

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How do jade rollers work?

Jade rolling feels good, looks pretty, and, as far as skincare routines go, is pretty low maintenance. But does it really prevent signs of aging and how do you actually do it?

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Are konjac sponges worth it?

A konjac sponge is a natural exfoliator that’s kind to your skin and the environment. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? We tried it, and here’s the lowdown.

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Tackle those every day stains

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