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!
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 adviced by Doctors not to be used on the face.
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!
Hass any one heard of the No Poo Method or the Caveman Method? I'd like to hear a couple people's viewpoints on these. Recently I've been spending a lot of time thinking about what I put on my skin and what I use in my hair. I looked at all the ingredients on all my beauty products, even the ones that claim to be "natural' and whether its a drugstore product, or some high end product from Sephora, mostly everything has a huge list of ingredients which I can barely pronounce..So I started searching the internet about beauty products I could make at home that would truly be organic and I came across these 2 methods. The No Poo method is basically using no shampoo or conditioner in your hair at all, just water, but some people make home made hair rinses instead. And the caveman method is the same thing, except it applies to body wash, face wash, etc. Now when I first came across this I thought it was weird, to wash myself with just water? But almost everywhere I searched people were raving about the no poo method, and how theres a couple weeks where your hair will basically be transitioning, and it will overproduce oil and be greasy but when it gets used to no shampoo, its stupposed to be gorgeous. People are swearing by it and claim after a couple months they're hair is ridiculously soft and shiny and manageable.They're also saying that when you wash your face with only water, for a month or so your skin will be reacting to the change, but once it gets used to it its supposed to clear up, and from then on your body naturally cleans itself. So I wanted to try this, but I can't bare using nothing at all, so I found tons of recipes for face masks, body scrubs, and shampoo and conditioner that can be made out of just about anything found in my kitchen, like I could really eat my beauty products now lol. So basically the rule of thumb I've been going by for the past few days is, not to put anything on my skin or hair that I wouldn't be willing to eat, since most of what you put on your body gets absorbed in, and who would want a whole bunch of chemials they can't even pronounce in their body? My shampoo has been a mixture of baking soda and water, and my conditioner has been a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water. So far its been alright, kind of hard since I have think curly hair, but its still manageable. Now as far as skincare, Im from Pakistan, and as a part of Pakistani & Indian culture, when a girl is getting married, for the 10 days before her marriage she puts "Ubtan" on her skin to get glowing, beautiful skin. Ubtan is usually a mixture of turmeric powder, sandalwood powder, gram flour, rose water, and wheatgerm oil. It can be tweeked with other ingredients, but those are the most common ingredients that I know of. Turmeric powder, the main ingredient, is supposed to very beneficial for skin. Idk exactly what it does, but based on my research it evens the skintone and has antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties and is good for clearing acne and evening skin tone. So Ive been making ubtan and using it on my face for the past few days, and my new years resolution is to keep this up..Has any one else ever tried either of these methods? I think the rule of thumb to only put on your skin what your willing to eat makes sense, and from my own common sense I think the chemicals in beauty products would have a negative effect on skin in the long run, but thats just my opinion..So I wanna hear what others hve to say about this, and make sure Im not wasting my time trying to be 100% organic lol
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.
A lot of people ask about skin brightening products/reducing acne scars. I'd tried lemon juice but found it too harsh on my skin as a mask ingredient until now. I just learned about this wonderful mask from the Crunchy Betty blog. Take a Tbsp of half and half cream (use organic, especially if in the US so you don't soak your skin in bovine growth hormones) and squeeze some lemon juice into it. This will make the cream curdle which thickens the mask but also makes the bacteria in the cream produce more lactic acid which is a wonderfully effective and gentle exfoliant. Do not let the mask rest in the fridge because the cold temperature will inhibit the production of lactic acid. Let the mask sit for 15-20 min. This mask evened out my skin tone and significantly lightened a new scar I had from a blemish. The difference for older scars was not dramatic though. Despite the acids from the cream and lemon, it did not irritate my skin because the cream is so soothing and moisturizing. The fat sinks in and plumps everything up. Better than a collagen mask and cheaper too. The only downside to the mask is that you have to wait for it to curdle (the blog said 3-4 hours, but I found it had thickened by 1.5 hours) and it makes skin photosensitive so you should not be out in the sun after application. For this reason, I would use it before bed.
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