Origins vs.Boscia skincare. For a vegetarian looking for natural skincare. Also, I am 30 with combo skin. Sorry for bad spelling. Other brands I also thought of include: korres, josie Moran, ol Hendricks and I think its called cludine?
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 . 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 ) 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.
I am all about organic products, & I recently heard about Josie Marans Argan Oil & what wonders its supposed to do for your skin. However Im a little worried about putting this on my face because it looks to have a very rich, oily texture and obviously I dont want to break out! So my question is, DID ANYONE HAVE ISSUES WITH CLOGGED PORES, OR BREAKOUTS AFTTER USING THIS? thanks!
i used to go to the parlour for facial once a month,but now planning to do the facial at home once a week with same procedures like cleansing,scrubbing,steaming,mask..i afraid will it be effective as parlour? or its my pshycology that spending money on parlour is always better than at home with a cheap price????plz suggest....thanks
Dear Madam, I got my fresh rose mask yesterday.But the issue is once I put it on my face , I felt painful and then there were red spot on my face and I thought my skin might be too sensitive to use it. Buy my question is as it mention it should applies to all kind of skins, why it's not suit for my skin?
Hello I'm 18 years old and I want to start taking care of my skin but only with natural products specifically KORRES but I don;t have the slightest idea of which products to use ang in which order.I don't know anything!oh and i have combination skin.Can anybody help me?
So has anyone tried Aloe Gloe or heard of it? It's an aloe drink that is absolutely fabulous! It's pulp-free, and it's all natural! Free of preservatives and what not, and made in Cali! Anyway, the reason I ask is because I tried it last week and oh. my. goodness. Not only did it taste delicious, it literally made my skin GLOW! After I drank it, I looked in the mirror and was like "wow, did I do something different with my skincare routine this morning because my face looks really glowy?" Then the next day, I did the exact same thing I did that morning, minus drinking aloe gloe, and sadly, no glowy face! I just bought a couple more bottles this afternoon and am going to see if it really makes my face glow like it did! Will post soon with an update, just thought I'd share and see if anyone has tried it/seen similar results!
I'd like to find the best eye makeup remover from a natural/organic line. I've heard good things about Caudalie's Cleansing Water but is there anything else out there that's more effective? I want something gentle, but thorough, because my skin and eyes are very very sensitive.
I've been using the tarte recreate primer for a few years now and really like it. The store tells me it's not been discontinued however it's not been available for over 6 months. Any suggestions on a replacement? A natural product?
Since Sephoara upgraded their website, not only has the natural and organic tab been removed, but I no longer see the natural seal on products that previously had it. Has Sephora completely done away with the natural seal? Sephora's natural seal is one of the principle things I look for when purchasing cosmetics, so not having it to help me decide may affect my decisions to make future purchases through Sephora.
Is there a magazine on stand that only features natural and organic beauty products? I love to get ideas from magazines like Allure and Seventeen, but only a small portion of the products featured in them are natural. I'd also love to try other brands, besides Josie Maran, Bare Escentuals, Korres, and Tarte, and looking in magazines seems to be a smart way to find quality organic products. Thanks in advanced
So I discovered a homemade mask I really like (chopped oats, honey, yogurt, a pinch of cinnamon/vanilla extract), and I usually just keep them in a 1/3 cup rameskin with saran wrap on top and use freshly cleansed finger every time (refregerated of course). It doesn't feel different, but the liquid is starting to separate after 2 weeks. How long can you keep a mask before it loses effectiveness? I assume scrubs last longer, I mean, if you look at ingredients list for Fresh Sugar scrub, you can get most of them at health food store. I just use olive oil, brown sugar, and lemon zest (great lip scrub, too). But how long do you keep them? Also, if you've got a favorite DIY mask/scrub, feel free to share. =)
Hi everyone After a few years of using Philosophy my skin's finally looking its best, so I'm just looking to maintain it with a natural cleanser. Also hoping to simplify my skincare routine too. For the past 2 weeks I've been using the Caudalie foaming cleanser + Philosophy moisturizer without exfoliating with my usual Pangea Organics Japanese Matcha Tea mask, my face feels quite fresh, so I hope to keep that up. Now looking for an alternative cleanser because of the following reasons - fragrance: Caudalie's is very nice but a bit too strong, I prefer something more natural and earthy, or at least more gentle. - makeup removal: at least as good as the Philosophy cleanser. Caudalie's foaming isn't as efficient, a bit too thin, always takes a couple of pumps to get rid of the oil and makeup etc. - natural/organic - budget: the Philosophy cleanser's a good price, Caudalie's a bit too expensive (especially when I'm not happy with the above two points), but if I find something I'm really happy with, a price similar to Caudalie's is acceptable too. - lasts long: I don't use a lot of product... the travel-size Philosophy cleanser can last me 2-3 months, the smell changes towards the end of the bottle, eek. and I have combination skin. Thanks!
Hey Dolls! Ok so if your already tan ... good for you. But for those girls/guys out there that want to have a little glow.. join the club In the summer im soooo tan! And i love it.. but during the winter it totally fades and it stinks. I usually use my toofaced leopard bronzer to give me a little touch but underneath i use my laura mercier tinted moisterizer. Any suggestions for tanners that will help my WHOLE BODY .. without looking to fake? Thanks! ox
All my life I have used bar soap and a Marcelle moisturizer on my face. I recently bought one of the top recommended 100% natural/Vegan/Gluten Free moisturizer and face wash. It causes me to have 'breakout' symptoms (really irritated, dry, hard red skin in blotches) just on my upper cheek bones. Unsure of why I breakout like this (any insight would be appreciated), but am looking for a new cleanser/moisturizer, all natural and apparently for sensitive skin.
I am in my mid-40's and am in need of real hydration for my skin. But I have to be careful with moisturizers, I break out easily..still...so if sits on top of my skin, or is too heavy, I trade one problem for another. One last thing, I really prefer to purchase a product that's paraben-free, and as natural/organic as realistically possible.
Am I the only one that purchased the Fresh Sake Bath with the two Fresh votive candles that didn't love the Sake Bath? I read all of the reviews on this product and used the tips by reviewers about how much to use in my size tub. This is definitely not a bubble bath product. I soaked for about 14 minutes (didn't use any other products while soaking). Followed up with a cool shower. My skin felt a bit drier than normal afterwards. My tub didn't feel the slightest bit oily afterwards (I liked that part). I used it a second time and added another capful. Same results. Sake is alcohol. It's the first ingredient listed on the box. First thing I noticed when I took off the cap and smelled the product was the strong alcohol aroma. Alcohol dries out the skin--common sense. My skin doesn't know the difference between the alcohol in Sake or Johnny Walker. I asked my Korean Internal M.D. about this Sake Bath and its claim. She laughed so hard she almost fell off her stool. She said "waste of money and sake. It's better to soak in warm--not hot--bath and have a few sips of sake or favorite wine and read good book or listen to your favorite music. Than use favorite body cream or lotion afterwards."