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NATURAL SKINCARE TALK

I don't think we have one of these yet... But, if I'm wrong, please do correct me.

 

I've been wanting to make this thread for a while now, but as it usually is... Life got and gets in the way. But, better late than never, huh?

 

I've been enjoying many natural skincare products for the last 15 years or so, on and off ( mainly facial oils and balms, but masks, treatments, and body oils and balms, as well. ) I even used to make my own for years ( years ago ) as good natural skincare products were not a very easy thing to obtain. You'd have to try and hunt down quality ingredients and make stuff yourself most of the time. And, that was quite a task! It makes me happy to see that there is so many wonderful products widely and easily available lately. It makes things so much easier! Smiley Happy

 

Natural skincare performs better for me personally. I love and enjoy using it. My skin adores it. I love the idea of it and behind it. So, I wanted to make a place for us natural skincare lovers to talk about anything natural skincare as I see there are many others out there that are interested, or already in love with it, as well. So why not have our own little place on here? Smiley Happy So we can share our experiences ( good and/or bad ), loves, favorite products, favorite brands and their news/new launches, discus things, share our daily routines, talk DIYs if anyone is into that, why not? Anything really.

 

By "natural" skincare here I'm talking about skincare made mostly or completely of ingredients available in nature, like plant-derived ingredients, minerals... You know, the whole nine. Smiley Wink

 

Anyway - feel free to join in! You don't have to be a natural skincare lover exclusively. Everybody's welcomed!

 

A word of caution... For those who are new to natural skincare, proceed with caution. Inform and educate yourself really well on everything you are interested in trying and putting on your skin. Natural does not mean it won't hurt you! And, it certainly doesn't mean it's safe. Some natural ingredients can be irritating for some people. Go with what's good for you, don't force anything on your skin just because someone said it is good. Do patch tests. Be smart. People prone to allergies should pay careful attention to what they use on their skin.

 

 P.S. I am not completely and 100% natural, nor I imagine I ever will be as I do love me some other stuff, as well. But mostly, yes.

 

 

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Haven't tried the Consonant yet. Still battling the last of some weird break out I had/have... Don't wanna additionally ( potentially ) mess with it. But, soon! Hopefully!

 

Haha, yeah... It was not meant to be. I am kinda relieved. Smiley Wink

 

@veronika23

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hahahaha!  Hope it clears up soon @lyravega Smiley Happy

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Thanks, V! I hope so, too. It's highly annoying!

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If someone offers a sample pot of the Omorovicza Gold Rescue cream, you should try it @lyravega.  The other day I felt like scraping the skin off my face it was so dry and itchy, (I was lazy about skincare for a few days,) and it healed me overnight.  I haven't tried anything quite like it so far.  It's very thick, but it soaks right in.

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I will, @Ispend2much6 ! Sounds nice.

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@veronika23  I was organizing my stash, and I realized I have a whole tote full of Omorovicza items, from samples to all those great freebies from the UK sellers last summer.  Thanks again for the alerts!

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OMG nice @Ispend2much6! I know I have some samples from them to get to as well... I just can't seem to get there Smiley Very Happy

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@lyravega great thread!

 

I have been re-testing the Unveil recently as well and I also am one of those folks that hates spending that kind of money for products that go down the drain, but... dang.  It's so nice!!!

 

I'm thinking once I get through some of my other cleansers I will pick up a pot to use as a treat during facials or something.

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Thank you, @Mochapj !

 

Ugh... That one is so nice to my skin. It doesn't dry me out at all! It actually even leaves my skin slightly nourished. And, it does a great job cleaning, too. It is very difficult for me to resist it. I wish it at least were the size of the Petal Mask! That'd make me feel a bit better about getting it. Smiley Very Happy

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@lyravega no kidding! Based on the texture I was totally expecting I'd still need a cloth to take it off.  When it turned into a rinsable milk I was shocked.  I know they say it's a no cloth cleanser, but I don't always find that's the case when people claim it.

 

It's $95 a jar here, so I may only splurge when I've worked up some Detox Market love points to offset that horrendous cost Smiley Frustrated

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Same here, @Mochapj . I was sure I won't be able to take it off just by rinsing, no matter what they say. But, it really is "no cloth needed" kind of balm cleanser! Smiley Surprised

 

That's a good idea!

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I know what you mean about spending money on cleansers.  I scoffed at the idea until I used Omorovicza's cleansers, and saw the difference in how my skin felt afterwards.

Having said that, I tried two new reasonably-priced brands this past month, eb5 AHA Exfoliating Cleansing Lotion, which is soap-free and $10 for 6 oz, and LaRoche Posay's Effaclar soap-free cleanser for oily sensitive skin- $15 for 7 oz.

I like them for washing my face in the a.m.

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Paging @jemly since she's a HUGE fan of the NUDE jelly cleanser, maybe she'll have something useful for you!

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@lyravega have you checked out the jordan samuel plié cleanser ? it's a good price and available from his website. maybe the closest thing i've found to the NUDE, it's ever so slightly oilier (hardly though). i've only been using it a couple weeks but so far so good !

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Nope, haven't tried that one yet. Been looking at his stuff, but not quite seriously yet ( as I have so much stuff to go through. ) Sounds good. I think I'll be giving it a shot real soon. Thanks for the heads up @jemly !

 

Does it need to be used with a wash cloth or something...? ( I hope not! )

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@lyravega If you have dry skin probably not but on my oily skin I feel a slight film and need the cloth or a second cleanse

 

it definitely doesn't get quite as milky with water as I'd personally prefer but i like it as a first cleanse.

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@Mochapj @lyravega huh, i use it as a second cleanse ! but yeah, i guess that's the phrasing as i was looking for, it's not quite as milky. 

 

unfortunately lyra, i LOVE a washcloth method, i always take cleansers off with a washcloth rather than a rinse just to ensure everything gets off (and just about as close as i get to a physical exfoliation most of the time). so i can't speak for 'rinse off ability' ! 

 

that said, it still may be worth trying. the price point is refreshing Smiley Happy

 

(thank you @Mochapj Smiley Wink )

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Thanks @Mochapj and @jemly .

 

Yeah, I can't use a wash cloth as it makes my skin majorly bleeped off. My skin hates exfoliation in general, but physical kind especially. ( Thank gods for a few chemical ones I can use! )  "Wash cloth-ing" being the worse. Just thinking about it, and doing it every day!!!!!!!! makes me wanna scream. Smiley Very Happy

 

Everything does get off even without a wash cloth. I don't need to rub my skin to get it clean. Emulsifying the cleanser and then washing it off with water remove everything that needs to be removed. What's left behind is nourished skin. That is another thing I so love about the Jelly.

 

I don't do double cleanse, either. Unless I have some heavy make up caked on, which I rarely do. It'd be too much for my dry skin. But, I can't say I care for it to be quite honest. Plus, there is no really need for that with a good cleanser, imo ( speaking just about me and my experience here. Things might be very different in the "oily skin world". Smiley Wink ).

 

But, yes. At that price point, I'm definitely willing to give it a shot.

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Mahalo The Unveil Cleanser is by far my favorite cleanser! It's costly, but well worth it to me personally.

 

Oh, and I totally know what you mean when you say you can't use wash cloths... My skin also reacts violently to that. I feel you.

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@lyravega I mentioned the Consonant foaming face wash already as my lifelong HG of all time, but for removing makeup I absolutely love the Shu Uemura cleansing oil. I've used other cleansing oils (DHC, Neutrogena, The Face Shop) and it is honestly highly raved for a reason. It removes all my makeup but is so gentle; so nourishing but good for my oily skin; washes off easily and doesn't leave any residue/film, but leaves my skin feeling hydrated (HOW??).

I also have the Clinique take the day off cleansing balm, and Banila Co clean it zero cleansing balm (the Asian HG of cleansing balms) and the Shu one works better imo. Just wish it wasn't so expensive haha. This totally diverges from the natural skincare thing but I would give it a try Smiley Happy There are a ton that Shu makes for diff problems but I just chose the standard yellow cheapest one.

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Odacite is having a free mask ( the hydrating one ) or exfoliant with $95 orders.

 

I love me Odacite. Love sooo many of their products. They are one of my fav brands no doubt. But, I can't say I like that hydrating mask, or that exfoliant... at all.

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What other products do you like @lyravega? I love their serums but haven't tried much else.

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For sure serum concentrates and the Private Collection ( Winter In Paris and C for Colette being my fav! ). 

 

Oleosomes Time Release Delivery Crème is my fav moisturizer! Love the stuff! And it works great with their oils ( layering or mixing )!

 

Aloe + Immortelle Hydra-Repair Treatment Mist. Very nice dry skin lil helper! ( Didn't care for other two. )

 

Night Time Antioxidants Repair Serum.

 

I quite like the Rejuvenating cleanser, as well, but it is a tad bit drying on me.

 

@veronika23

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Oh wow! Thanks @lyravega! Guess I have lots to add to my try list Smiley Very Happy

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I'm with you; the hydrating mask was (is) disappointing. I am trying to figure out how to finish it. 

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