*EDIT* This is a really old post, almost a year old, but I'm happy it was revived because it means people are using the search bar. Yay! HIGH FIVE! I'm not going to edit my previous post, because that would be wrong. I may have written it quickly & jumped the gun. Not all oils are bad, and not everyone will have the same results as me. Everyone's skin is different. Sephora & their employees like to overly promote the "flavor of the week". When this post was written, they were pushing Argan Oil non stop & I got a little frustrated with all the pushing of something Dermatologists weren't keen on. I would like to add that, I am not using PTR oil-less oil, it's 100% squalane that is sugar derived (not sharks) and it works really well for me. What I've recently found out though is that a lot of people are applying oils the wrong way . We were always taught to apply face products in order of thickness: toner/softener-> serum-> treatment-> moisturizer. The thing is oils are heavy, a lot heavier than most moisturizers even though they feel "light". Oils form a barrier and block Hyaluronic Acid and other benefit ingredients from penetrating into the skin . So really, you should be applying your oil last, to lock in all the moisture and benefits from your serums & moisturizer. *ORIGINAL POST* I've been using Argan Oil on my hair for years & never had a problem Recently I got the 500 pt perk that included her Argan Oil. Everyone raves about it's benefits on the face, so I figured I'd give it a shot since this cold weather has been brutal on my skin. I have not changed anything else in my skincare, or makeup routine. After about 5 days of nighttime use, I started noticing a rash developing on my face near my nose (my dry spot areas). So I did a little Google search and was shocked to see all the negatives about Argan Oil on the face. Argan oil has many benefits in food and on hair, but the FDA has not cleared it for use on the face. Dermatologists freak out when they hear patients use it because it can bring on rosacea and is highly comedogenic. Any oil (natural or not) will clog pores. I'm surprised Sephora promotes something when it is highly advised by Doctors not to be used on the face.
I got a free issue of a brand-new magazine by Dr. Oz called "The Good Life" It has an interesting article on p.42 about Target and Walmart's coming changes to their health and beauty areas, and I KNEW I had to share it with BT! Apparently, both retailers are going to look at chemicals in their personal-care items. Wal-mart is going to require suppliers to phase out 10 potentially toxic ingredients. Target is going to have a ratings system of 0 to 100. Items that are more animal and earth friendly and less irritating will have higher scores. The article said this will likely take over a year, but it is nice to know that they are going to make the effort! Every little bit helps.
Hi there! So I'm a HUGE fan of Josie Maran's Argan Oil. It's the only moisturizer I can use on my face that doesn't break me out or make me oily. It's a holy grail product for me that I absolutely cannot live without. However, I've noticed my bottle of argan oil getting lower and lower, and I'm going to have to replace it asap. I normally wouldn't have a problem shelling out the big bucks for a product that does wonders for my skin, but money has been a little tight and I'm trying to cut back on my spending, especially on makeup/skincare because I tend to get a little too excited when I shop at sephora. That being said, can anyone recommend an alternative/substitute argan oil that is identical to Josie Maran's but a little less expensive? I have no problem ordering online if I have to. I just want to make sure I find something that is truly 100% organic cold-pressed argan oil just like Josie Maran's. Please and thank you!
Guys, I need help - I'm a victim of information overload. When coming up with my skin care routine, I did a *lot* of research. That research led me to several sources on the internet that spoke about chemical sunscreens. Several of them (the Environmental Working Group comes to mind, but a google search will show many others) talk about how Oxybenzone, Octocrylene, Oct-etc., can cause free radical damage in the skin when exposed to the sun (apparently in Europe, products containing oxybenzone have to be very conspicuously labeled). Avobenzone alone it seems is useless because it is unstable, and needs the addition of one of the above. So I decided that I would only use physical barrier sunscreen - titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. The problem is that the VAST majority of moisturizers and makeup containing sunscreen contain chemical sunscreens. I want to be careful about what I put on my face without being an alarmist. What do all of you use?
ok, so after posting a thread about the "L'OCCITANE Cleansing And Softening Shower Oil With Almond Oil" and hearing SO many good things about it, i decided to go to Sephora and purchase it. (previous thread) http://community.sephora.com/t5/Dry/Body-wash-Sulf ate-free-and-moisturizing/m-p/978841 However once i bought it and was looking over the ingredients, i noticed it was NOT sulfate free. Sulfates was about the 3rd ingredient. I specially did not want anything with sulfates and when i had previously looked at the ingredients online, i did not see sulfates anywhere!!! Really annoyed and confused. here is the list of ingredients on the sephora website. there is alot more ingredients listed here than is actually listed on the bottle. Does anyone have any insights on this?? Water**, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter**, Glycerin**, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride**, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil**, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dimethicone, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil**, Cetearyl Alcohol**, Glyceryl Stearate**, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil**, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract**, Mel Extract/Honey Extract**, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tocopherol**, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitan Isostearate**, Polysorbate 60**, Chlorphenesin, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteareth-33, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3, Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool, Citronellol**, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene**, Geraniol. **Natural Origin Ingredients
So my New Year's resolution is to start using more natural and sustainable beauty and hygeine products but so far it has been very hit or miss. I did find two great shampoos, one from Ojon (Rare Blend) and Intelligent Nutrients (Pureluxe) so now I am looking for some great body washes or shower oils and skincare. Does anyone have any recommendations? My skin is pretty dry and somewhat sensitive.
I have a corn allergy/ sensitivity and recently found out that makeup has corn in it. I went to my local Sephora and asked a worker about corn - free foundation, bronzer, and blush and she lead me to Nars bronzer(Laguna), Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation(Ivory), and Tarte Amazonian Clay blush(Glisten). So I am already aware of those. What I was wondering was if there were any mascaras, eye shadows, and eyeliners with no corn products in them.
I happened across this quotation the other day, and it really spoke to me in the sense that I think it encompasses a lot of what makes women so special. "There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty." -Steve Maraboli So many women use makeup to cover up the things they are ashamed of, when I think makeup is put to much better use when it is used to express individual style and highlight the parts of your face that make you so unique. I guess what I saw in this quotation was that people can recognize the difference between insecurely and confidently-worn makeup. If trying out a new eyeliner design every day is what best shows off your personality, then you should do just that and do it with confidence, because I guess that's what people will notice more than any makeup you wear.
Inspired by arielaaaaaaaa's post on DIY lip scrubs I though I'd share a face scrub recipe that I tried and liked =) All credits of this scrub goes to Kandee Johnson. She's absolutely wonderful! She calls it Skin Doctor: Lemon trick. You can google her youtube video. Thanks arielaaaaaaaa for your inspiration. =) Check out her DIY lip scrub: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Lips/DIY-Lip-Scrub s-anyone/td-p/720301 I must warn you that for me it tingled and stung just a little but boy is my face soft after that! You need: Lemon juice (organic if you can) (You can dilute it if you feel the need) Sugar (I use raw organic sugar, it's a bit bigger than white sugar) Cotton ball or pad (pad is better) Wet face with warm water Soak cotton pad or cotton ball in lemon juice Take a teaspoon of sugar and add to the cotton ball/pad Scrub and buff with the pad. Make sure you are over the sink. It can get pretty messy. Make sure you scrub and buff everywhere Rinse Voila! Soft skin.
I recently came across the Brand Michael Todd True Organics, And i'm insanely interested in it! I've been looking up reviews on the products and i think when my skincare stash gets low i'm gonna take the plunge and order a few of the discovery sets. But i'm curious if anyone here has tried them, and if so please tell all about it!
Anyone else use essential oils topically? I know there are a lot of other coconut oil users on here. And probably every other post I make is me raving about rosehip seed oil for dry skin. I also use lavender oil to ward of mosquitoes. I love them because they are so cheap at the health food store. What do you use?
Does anyone has any experience with the Lea Journo plum oil? It looks interesting, and the reviewers uniformly LOVE it. I've always liked using oils on my skin, and just bought the NUDE oil after trying it in samples. Is plum good for the skin or just the hair? Thanks for any answers!
Hey ladies, I'd like to know which is your favorite cruelty-free natural beauty brands and why. So make-up, skin care even hair care. Also if some of you know any organic or gluten free brands I'd like your comments on that please =) I know Bite Beauty is gluten-free! Thanks!! =)
I'm just wondering if people had tried Michael Todd organics products I've been into organic/natural brands/products but recently came across Michael Todd. Someone on youtube mentioned that they sponsor alot of videos on youtube, so I wasn't 100% if they do actually work. I read some reviews on makeup alley, but alot of the reviews on there are sometimes just negative.. so I wanted to ask people who are more objective
Hey everyone! just wanted to see who has tried this new craze of Oil Pulling with Coconut oil and swishing it in your mouth for 20 mins every morning! Well today i did! I jumped on this band wagon and threw a tablespoon of coconut oil in my mouth and swished it around for 20 mins…. First thoughts: I had to chew the oil to liquify it. gross. but once you get used to it its not bad at all. After the 20 mins were up i spit it out in the trash can and RAN to the bathroom to see how my teeth looked! Honestly no difference they just looked clean and shiny. But my breath! oh my no morning breath a fresh clean scent and this is al before brushing my teeth with toothpaste! So excited to see the results in a month! What is your experience?! Edit: Its also said to have benefits with acne and improving it!
Hey everyone, I just have a question about a natural/organic brand for men I wanted to give a gift to a friend whose just starting his skincare, but couldn't decide which brand is tried and true. I recently started liking juice beauty, but they don't make skincare for men
Hi everyone, I received some tips awhile ago on using coconut oil to remove eye makeup. I've tried it and it works, but I think I'm a little clumsy as I think I got some in my eye, and it hurt and stung. Any tips there? A lot of you really seem to like coconut oil, and I am curious what else you use it for, and exactly how. For example, I heard you can use it to condition your hair. Exactly how do you do that? Put it on, wait awhile and then shampoo it out, or what? What else do you like to use it for? Thanks!!
I'm just wondering if anyone has tried any of Juice Beauty's green apple peels - whether its full strength, sensitive, or blemish clearing. I am asking because I was just at Makeupalley to check the reviews, and someone has mentioned that it might be the company flooding fake positive reviews.
This is sort of a random conversation. but i was looking up ingredients to make my own lip scrub, pinksofoxy on YT has a great one that replicates lushes mint juleps. Then i started to read about different oils and am thinking of switching to coconut oil and jojoba oil to remove my makeup. little scared about it for my face lol. but il start with my eyes first. I feel like it would be gentler and also cheaper in the long run. i am currently using josie maran argan oil as my nightime moisturizer for over a year and have not looked back since (yes i know there are other cheaper ones, but its just what i use) Anyone have input on oils and their own experience? I have my cart ready on vitacost
Hey girls, So I heard about the whole Coconut Oil that supposed to take off your makeup and I don't think it's going to be a staple for me. I tried it last night and while it did remove makeup it irritates my face and eyes so bad. I had itching on my face and my eyes burning and now my eyes are still quite sore right now. I'm wondering if I am allergic to it or not. Here I looked forward to using it for makeup removal.
I've learned so much over the short time I've been a part of the BT community - but I just wanted to say a special THANK YOU to whoever mentioned using coconut oil as a makeup remover! I've learned TONS of beauty tricks from you wonderful ladies, but as I was casually washing my face yesterday, I saw a jar of coconut oil by the sink that I had been using as a hair mask and I thought - hmmm....I seem to remember someone on BT saying you could use that to remove makeup. Eye makeup comes off like a DREAM! Not only that but it's SUPER moisturizing. Thank you BT for all you do! I love you ladies!
My friend just taught me this recipe - it is amazing and I promise, will not stain your skin yellow Tumeric is an antiseptic that will stimulate circulation and tame acne. Indian brides would use this mask to give their skin a "nuptial glow." - 1-1.5 tbsp of ground oatmeal, flax or chickpea flour. The soluable fibers will form a very soothing, moisturizing paste when mixed with other ingredients. This ingredient can exfoliate gently as you massage into your skin. - 1 tbsp yogurt. You can add less or more to change the consistency of the mask. The lactic acid will gently exfoliate. - 0.5 tsp tumeric powder. - Drizzle of honey. Honey will also moisturize and kill bacteria. 1. Mix ingredients together to form a thick paste. Mask should not be runny. 2. Apply to face while massaging gently. 3. Leave on until mask dries and cracks. It should flake and lighten in colour when you move your face. 20-30 min, depending on how thickly you've applied it. 4. Scrub off gently without water. Remove remaining product with a damp washcloth. Your skin should feel incredibly soft and relaxed. Enjoy!