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Natural/organic cleanses/moisturizer/primer recommendations for combination skin!
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Hey everyone!

 

I'd really appreciate any recommendations you guys have when it comes to going the natural route for skincare.

 

A few months ago, I had a severe reaction to medication which caused me major hormonal imbalance and basically destroyed my skin. I hadn't had breakouts since high school, and survived 4 years of university without a problem (the occasional pimple here and there that disappeared overnight)... Anyway, I sought professional help to treat the major systic acne that had developed due to my hormone imbalance. I have done the isolaz treatment and several microdermial abbresions to treat the excessive production of oil, and to exfoliate my skin. I am still using a topical at home (Retinol), but for the most part, my skin is back to normal! (Thank God!)

 

Obviously I don't want to tamper much with a good thing, but I am on a medical grade cleanser which I'm not particularly keen on. It has parabens and the like, and I'd really love to pursue natural alternatives now that everything seems under control.

 

I would say that I do still have combination-ish/(almost normal) skin... One thing is for sure, it is definitely not dry! I do find my cheeks and t-zone can get a little oily by the end of the day. I still have some hyperpigmentation and scarring from my breakout, and any product that can help treat these imperfections would be great.

 

I'm also an animal lover, so any vegan recommendations are top of the list. (I am a vegetarian, and currently working on at least being a dietary vegan... baby steps!).

 

I'm looking for cleanser and moisturiser/sunscreen recommendations, and am not opposed to a face primer if you think it will be beneficial :smileyhappy:. I don't need any night creams or deep hydrating products as my skin is never dry (I drink my 8-10 glasses of water a day :smileywink:) Also, the professionals I've seen have never recommended a toner and I personally don't think it is necessary for my skin type.

 

I hope I've provided enough information for you, and sincerely appreciate your help in going the natural route! 

 

Thanks so much <3

 

Alley.

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ngargan86
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Hello, boscia has a great varity of certified natural products. The products are made in clean rooms and have never been touched. For your pigmentation ole henriksen has a product called enlighten me, also a certified natural brand. As well as a line filled with vitamin c called truth which will help brighten your overall skintone. A great face primer is urban decay's pore perfection which is vegan brand. 

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NYStephA
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I LOVE the Airelle Exfoliating Cleanser with Glycolic and bamboo!  It is all-natural so no parabens or harmful chemicals, and it makes my skin feel amazing!!  Highly recommended..

jonesy1
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You could always try the oil cleansing method and mix your own natural cleanser. There are lots of good articles on the web.
NYStephA
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I think you will really enjoy using all natural products. For the most part they are much lighter than the synthetic products and I noticed my skin feels and looks so much better since I made the switch to all natural.

There are lots of good all natural products out there all across the board when it comes to price.  But the line that I've found to be the highest quality and most effective is Airelle.  It's a very exclusive brand and can be very hard to get, but if you can get your hands on it, it's fantastic. From how you describe your skin, I would recommend their Berrimatrix Peppermint Cleanser and Repair Complex. The cleanser is a foaming cleanser, and is very light and refreshing. I love the way the peppermint leaves my skin feeling tingly!  The Repair Complex is by far the best moisturizing cream I've ever used. It's very light and smooth and my skin drinks it up. It doesn't feel sticky or waxy like a lot of other moisturizers out there, and my skin feels and looks amazing from using it. 

Unfortunately, it doesn't contain SPF, so I use an all natural sunscreen called Solbar on top of the Repair. You can find Solbar at most drug stores (over the counter).  I hope this helps and good luck in your quest for all products products :smileyhappy:

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