I really liked the AKT sun balm; it had a sort of glow to it, but it felt maybe a little too heavy for me, which is weird, because my skin is so dry. I liked the coola as well, but it doesn’t feel as moisturizing to me, which is something I want. The Suntegrity felt good on my face (have to use a pretty small amount), and gives me good enough coverage to go without makeup most days. No, I go without makeup pretty much everyday. But I can wear my Kjaer Weiss foundation over it if I want to.
I really like my routine lately, of washing my face at night with Indie Lee brightening cleanser (which I’ve re-bought a couple times), Evan Healy hydrosol, and then Kypris antioxidant dew at night followed by Squalane oil. I really feel like I’ve noticed my skin brightening and a more even tone since using the Kypris, and I like the consistency of it, so I’ll probably re-buy when it’s out.
I did buy some things from Fat & the Moon recently to try, including their face mist and all cream. I like them both, but honestly, I can’t tell what a toner/mist/hydrosol does, although EVERYONE says you need one LOL. I’ll probably stick with the Evan Healy for that since it’s available more easily, and affordable. I do love the All Cream and I’ve been using that at night on my face and other dry patches on my body. I decided to try it while looking for skin “balms” without coconut oil in them.
And then yesterday I bought the Paula’s Choice skin perfecting 2% BHA liquid after reading her blog post on treating milia (something I mentioned a while ago that I’ve been seeing more and more on my face) and then getting sucked down the rabbit hole of her site.
Speaking of that, skincare is SO FRUSTRATING. I love it, and I love the idea of using these natural, beautiful things on my face and body, but I am so over all the hype. And I’m not about wasting money on stuff that doesn’t “work” or just looks pretty on my countertop or whatever. I just want my skin to look and feel healthy and moisturized. I think I’ve achieved that with my routine now, so I’m good, but I’d be happy to pare down even more.
Besides showering with Dr. Bronner’s peppermint & hemp bar soap I seriously do nothing here LOL. I need to moisturize my body after showers, but don’t because I’m usually in a hurry to get dressed or get on with shit. I’m terrible at using body lotion, but I had some almond oil that I’m trying to remember to use lately, and was looking at the Love Thyself body oil by Fat & the Moon to try. Eh, I’ll probably just stick with the almond oil…
I haven’t been wearing deodorant much lately, and it’s getting HOT here. I definitely notice a slight odor in the evenings after all day, so maybe I’ll apply something at night, but otherwise I don’t really miss it. And no one else has said anything so…
I did buy the Fat & the Moon tooth cleanse and I really love it! Most of all I love the anise/clove flavor/scent. You’re basically brushing with castille soap though, so there is a soapy taste, and it also seems to leave my lips/mouth really dry. Before this I was using the Weleda salt toothpaste, which I also liked a lot, but it dries out and seems to leave a lot in the tube, which I find wasteful. I think I’ll try Laurie’s method of just brushing with baking soda sometimes too…talk about low-waste.
Oh, and for hand lotion I CANNOT GET ENOUGH of the Weleda skin food. I have tubes of this everywhere.
Have you tried any good products lately? What are your go-to skincare items?