1 Evan Healy Immortale Hydrosoul /
sustainable, locally sourced, most products are vegan
2 RMS Living Luminizer /
formulated with raw, food grade and organic ingredients in their natural state
3 Shiva Rose Balm /
100% toxic free, and without any chemicals
4 Aura Cacia organic rosehip oil /
5 R+Co Dallas Thickening shampoo & conditioner /
vegan, paraben-free, not entirely natural though
6 Amore Pacific cleansing oil /
features Green Tea, Bamboo Sap and Red Ginseng , not entirely natural
I like to consider myself a beauty product junkie, although lately, I feel like I can’t possibly figure everything out. I devour information online and could spend forever at Sephora & Nordstrom browsing skincare lines and makeup, but I don’t buy anything, mostly because it’s much too overwhelming – I just don’t know what to do with all the information and so. much. product. And the prices now… I used to buy more, a lot more, and had tons of product around that I never used, but I did a major purge a year or so ago and have resisted stocking up again.
My priority now is keeping my skincare/beauty routine to a minimum and using more natural, organic, vegan & sustainable products. While I used to stick to Caudalie for my skincare needs, I’m branching out lately, and really love these things I’ve tried:
1 I read about Evan Healy Hydrosouls, needed a new toner so decided to try one of hers. Is a HydroSoul a toner? I’m not exactly sure, but they seem like toners to me. And I’m using it like a toner! I bought the Immortale Hydrosoul this weekend at Whole Foods (they were offering 25% off all skincare) and am very pleased with it. I either spray the HydroSoul directly on my skin, or mix it with my rosehip oil in my fingertips and pat it on (like it illustrates in the pamphlet that came in my HydroSoul box). For daytime, I don’t feel like I need any more moisture if I’m using my Amore Pacific CC cream, and at night I apply the Shiva Rose Glow face balm afterwards.
2 I’ve been using RMS Living Luminizer off and on for years, but now use it more consistently and highly recommend it for subtle glow, and a dewy look.
3 Shiva Rose Glow face balm | I got this a month or so ago at my salon because I’d been curious about Shiva Rose products, and immediately fell in love. My skin is SO dry and this really keeps it hydrated without feeling greasy or weighed down. I use it during the day under my CC cream if my skin feels particularly dry, and/or at night also. Whatever’s left on my fingertips I use on the back of my hands for extra moisture. Heavenly!! Since I’ve been using it, I have noticed a lightening in my skintone and overall subtle glow. Could be just the power of suggestion though! You can never tell with skincare in my opinion…
4 Aura Cacia rosehip oil | I read about the power of rosehip oil recently also, and after using the Shiva Rose balm, I was convinced, but didn’t want to also buy her oil ($$) so I got this organic version at Whole Foods instead. I’ve switched now to this from the argan oil I had been using for years and I do feel like it’s much more hydrating.
5 R+Co Dallas shampoo and conditioner | I’m a little frustrated with my hair lately, since I’m trying to grow it out, so I get samples of product here and there to try. I got a sample of this shampoo and conditioner, and I swear, it gave my hair volume and thickness I never thought possible. I’ve NEVER experienced that with shampoo/conditioner before, I just use whatever I think is good for my hair (right now it’s Fekkai), but I’m a convert now. I know…Dallas…the irony is not lost on me…
6 Amore Pacific Cleansing oil | I got this as a deluxe sample more than a month ago with an order at Sephora and still have another month or so left. I am a huge fan of cleansing oils and this one feels just right, going on and rinsing off. But I’m not convinced it removes all my makeup, and seriously, all I use is Amore Pacific CC cream, if anything, during the day. What gives? Does that mean I should be double-cleansing? And how exactly do I do that? With miceller water after?
What have you tried recently and loved (or not loved!)? Do you have any good sustainable/natural/vegan skincare products you swear by?