Aura Cacia rosehip oil | Evan Healy Rose Geranium Hydrosol | Josh Rosebrook nutrient day cream | RMS – un-cover up & master mixer | Kjaer Weiss mascara |tinkle face shaver | shiva rose glow face balm | laurel eye serum | R+Co Aircraft | Meow meow tweet deodorant | Hurraw lip balm | De Mamiel cleansing balm | tenoverten fall polish
I’ve been using all of these “natural” (mostly organic & vegan) beauty products for several months at least and re-purchased most of them (except the Laurel Eye serum, I’ve only used that for a couple weeks, and the tenoverten nail polish), so I wanted to update you on the results, and what I think about each of them.
Wash with de Mamiel cleansing balm, and then Osmia Organics facial soap, then combine hydrosol and rosehip oil and pat it all over my face. Wait until that dries, then apply Laurel eye serum and Shiva Rose glow balm.
Splash with water in the shower, hydrosol/oil combo again, Josh Rosebrook tinted SPF moisturizer and go. If I’m going “out” or feel like doing more, I’ll use RMS’ un-cover up on my cheeks and master mixer on my eyes and as a highlighter. I’ll curl my eyelashes and add mascara.
I have been using the rosehip oil/hydrosol spray combo for several months and am beyond happy with how “bright” my complexion is and soft my skin feels. I can’t imagine ever NOT doing this. In combination with the shiva rose glow face balm, my skin has never looked or felt better. I’ve re-purchased all of these things multiple times; I buy the rosehip oil and hydrosol at Whole Foods and my salon sells Shiva Rose.
Kjaer Weiss mascara – this is great for me, since I don’t really care that much about mascara other than it darkens my lashes AND is very easy to remove, AND I wanted something that was vegan, natural, etc. If you’re picky about mascara, you probably won’t like this one; it’s thick and clumpy, and comes with a plastic wand, not a “brush.” I love it, and it suits me fine, although you have to carefully re-insert the wand into the mascara or else it is so thick it will squeeze out and make a mess (that happened). Oh, it’s also refillable; you just buy the insert and slide it back into the silver case.
Makeup – I’ve never worn a lot of makeup, and it’s not because I think I don’t need it necessarily, it’s just because I really really don’t like to look “made up” and I’ve never found any makeup/foundation/etc. that will give me a non-made up look. I prefer a natural, no-makeup look and sometimes don’t wear anything at all, and it’s always been that way. I shy away from lip color (it’s jolting, seeing myself with lip color) and eye makeup scares me. So, there’s that.
I am very happy now just using the Josh Rosebrook SPF tinted moisturizer, mostly alone, and sometimes with RMS un-cover up on top, to tame some of the redness I get on my cheeks. It’s not a lot of coverage, but it’s enough for me.
Face shaving. Wow. Life-changing. I’ve only done this once, and with a lot reluctance, but a friend does it and we were out recently at Sally Beauty Supply to replenish her supply, so I got some to try. I don’t know what’s taken me so long. More later, perhaps, after I’ve done it more often, but so far so good…
I’ve been very very happy with the Meow Meow tween deodorant, it kept me “fresh” all summer. Interestingly enough I got the tub version to use for travel, and found it less effective than the push-up version – I don’t know why that is.
I LOVE my new tenoverten nail polish! The colors are all good, and it has staying power. I’m a convert to this brand, and appreciate their 8-free, more natural, eco-friendly formulations, although I’m still using a relatively toxic base coat and top coat.
What are your favorite natural beauty products? Any recommendations? What are some things you’ve repurchased and used for years??