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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.





@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.


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.


@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 )


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


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.


@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.


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


@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


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!


@lyravega  do you know that because of you I got the NUDE Jelly last time I saw it in stock Smiley Very Happy  hahaha  You kept talking about it... I needed to see what the fuss was about Smiley Happy


I think you know I have dry skin too and possibly know my obsession with Omorovicza. LOL It's pricey (cheaper in the UK.. much cheaper... let me know if you need a place to shop/get it) but the thermal cleansing balm is my absolute favorite! I do have a sample of the Mahalo and I think I liked it too but would have to re-try.  My skin has been a mess so lots of stuff is on hold... I thought it was getting better but no really... well not today Smiley Sad


A long time ago I had The Body Deli's Almond Milk cleanser and remembered liking it too. But definitely a fan of balms right now.



@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!


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


Ay, I hope you like the Jelly, @veronika23 ! Or maybe... better not? Considering it's gone. Smiley Very Happy


Yes! I know you are my fellow lizard! Smiley Wink It is nice to have someone with dry skin around. Sometimes it seems everyone and their aunt have oily skin, and they all talk about it and have solutions and can help each other... That is so nice and comforting. I am jealous! Not much dry skin talk around these parts...


You are gonna make me go there eventually, you!


My skin is fussing right now, too... Scales are coming back. Ay! Such a fussy, spoiled brat she is.


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.


I will, @Ispend2much6 ! Sounds nice.


@lyravega  I like the scent for sure! I need to try it more but I've been sticking to the Omorovicza because of all the problems I am having. 


Yes there is almost never any talks on dry skin. Glad to know I have someone too!


Hahaha well I got it as part of a set last year that had the balm, a mini mask and travel size scrub (which I love too) and had high cash back with a UK cash back site. Can you send a referral for that too if ever... Anyways it the cleanser here is 135$CAD (1.7oz) I got the set for around 70$CAD. That's a big difference! It's still more than what I would normally pay for a cleanser but I'm just so happy with it. And it seems to be lasting long enough too! I think I need to really check how long it takes to go through a jar.


Did you try the Consonant HydrExtreme yet? I hope that would work for you. Good to keep the scales at bay Smiley Very Happy


ETA: Crap. Just read below about your wash cloth no no. Here's what's written on the The Thermal Cleanser product page: "Massage gently using circular motions, then remove with a damp, lukewarm mitt or facial cloth. Cleanser will not come off by simply rinsing off. "  And yeah I would see that because I don't know how else it could get removed. Smiley Sad


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




hahahaha!  Hope it clears up soon @lyravega Smiley Happy


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


@lyravega I tried a 1 oz sample (from a Sephora Favs kid) of Sunday Riley Blue Moon and purchased the full size just over halfway through!


My face feels VERY soft and moisturized after this. Not drying at all. There are what feels to be exfoliating granules in the balm (the misconception is those are sugar granules) but they are actually wax beads... as I keep massaging into my skin, I can feel them slowly soften and disintegrate. Not gritty.


I always follow up with a second cleanser but I'd say if the ingredients agree with your skin (no reactions), could be a good single step cleanse for dry skin!


@k617 Isn't that amazing when you find something that works so beautifully for you?! I am always so excited when I finally find something that works for my crazy skin. Smiley Very Happy


That one says it's for normal-oily skin, so I've never even considered it. So many oils and balms are so very drying ( for dry skin ), you wouldn't believe it, so if they say something like that, I stay away. I have problem with quite a lot of products being so very drying on me. Plus... It needs to be removed with a wash cloth? That's a big no no for me. My skin goes all different kind of bleeped off if I do that.


Yeah, I definitely don't do or care for double cleanse. No need for it ( speaking just about me ). Unless I have some heavy makeup caked on... Which I rarely do.