Tuesday, August 8, 2017

MY CURRENT NATURAL SKINCARE REGIMEN

I've shared about my skincare in detail here and here. You can read there, if you wish to, more about my skin type (The short version is that I have a sensitive, very dry, aging (gasp!) skin with a side of atopic eczema), and about the reasons why I prefer to use natural products. 

I recently joined a facebook group about natural skincare and have found several new products through that. Also a dear friend of mine visited a few weeks back and introduced me to a few more. And I've been so excited to have products that actually work! But instead of just telling about new products I've tried, I thought it'd be more illustrative to just show everything I'm currently using. I should point out that Tata Harper products are a bit over-presented here, since Jake bought me a pack of travel size products. I'm absolutely adoring them, but probably wont repurchase anytime soon, since they are really expensive.

So these are all the natural products I'm currently using and nearly all the products I'm using with the exception of toothpaste and soap, I just haven't found the right ones of those.

I underlined the ones that work so well for me, I think I'll use them for the rest of my life.

  1. Now Foods, Solutions Castor Oil + Now Foods Solutions, Apricot Oil as a facial cleanser. One part castor oil, about 9 parts of apricot oil works well for my sensitive dry skin.
  2. Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence I've written before of my love for spray toners. They are just so refreshing and when you apply serum or moisturizer on a wet skin it's a lot less irritating. 
  3. Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum This has a texture like a moisturizer, it's not gel like other serums I've used. Feels very moisturizing.
  4. Tata Harper Repairative Moisturizer Very moisturizing without being oily.
  5. Tata Harper Replenishing Nutrient Complex This is an oil serum you apply with a roller-ball, I just rub it on my crows feet and I feel like it's working.
  6. Muhle R89 Safety Razor I was terrified to use this in the beginning, but it works great and I haven't nicked myself once.
  7. Uoga Uoga brush + eyliner I use this to line my eyes and define my eyebrows. Sometimes. My make-up is very minimal (non- existent) these days. I like this because it's grey toned, not red like most eyebrow products seem to be for some reason.
  8. Avril Volume mascara Hey, I love this! I feel like natural deodorant and mascara that work are two of the hardest things to find. It's dry (in a very good way), doesn't clump, smear, or irritate my eyes. I've actually been wearing mascara on occasion since buying this.
  9. Organic Shop lychee & 5 oils body cream. I go through body cream more than any other product, because if I don't moisturize I start to itch like crazy. This is very moisturizing, non-irritating, smells great and is so cheap. Like 4€. I apply it on a wet skin after showering and a little goes a long way.
  10. Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream I'd never tried anything from this brand before, but really liked the look of it and I like the product too. It's a big pot for an eye cream and will last for a while.
  11. Antipodes Divine Face Oil Avocado Oil and Rosehip I also got a set of too travel sized Antipodes products. I didn't use to put on any products at night, but with my age (and sleepless nights with the baby) creeping up on me, I've started to apply this at night. It says "not greasy", but it definitely is greasy. I wouldn't use this in the morning, but it does soak up by morning and makes my skin feel great.
  12. Dry shampoo (in the small metal pot) I make this myself. It's one tbs potato flour, one tbs baking soda and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Works great.
  13. Less is More Mascobadogel. My hair is fine, limp and stick straight (aka Finnish). I rub this in my roots after washing my hair and sleep my hair on a top knot and in the morning my hair has volume and texture. It's a great minimalist product for a busy (or lazy) person.
  14. Schmidt's Sensitive Skin Deodorant Stick Tea Tree It's taken me forever to find a natural deodorant that works, so I can't tell how exited I am about this one. I used to use the Lovefresh Eucalyptus/Spearmint and it worked great while I was pregnant, but I don't know if they changed the formula or if my hormones just changed, but it very abruptly stopped working after I gave birth. Luckily, I found this one. It has no baking soda. like a lot of natural deodorants do, so it's not irritating. Smells nice and fresh too, but there are other scents and a non-scented one as well.
  15. Lavera Deep Care & Repair Organic Shampoo and Conditioner I just started using this at my friends recommendation, so can't say much yet. But so far, so good. I use it after conditioner (yep, I condition first and shampoo second) and since this has a conditioner in it too, it's good for my very dry hair, and yet it doesn't make my hair limp.
  16. Sante Brilliant Care Hair Conditioner Conditioner is another natural product that is so hard to find. Most of them do nothing for my hair. This, however, is better than any conditioner I've tried, even the non-natural ones. Brilliant, indeed.
So that's what I'm using right now. It doesn't look like that many products in the picture, but it took ages to write! Once the Tata Harper travel-sizes run out, I'll have to try something else. Any recommendations?

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