Hi lovelies! Lately it seems I always end up with posts that are way too long to read so let’s rather be quick about it today, shall we? Fingers crossed! :) The title says it all, I’m going to talk about yesterdays spa evening and skincare routine.
I cleansed my makeup with the Vapour Organic Beauty Clarity Cleansing Oil* (affiliate link), which I got in the special edition Beauty Heroes box, in their first ever Seasonal Beauty Discovery. I did actually just posted my review of it so you can read more there, if you’d like. The main thing is that it beautifully removes makeup and leaves my skin soft. It also doesn’t contain any essential oils, so it seems like a perfect choice for those with more sensitive skin.
After my skin was all nice and clean I decided to do a facial steam. For that I used the gorgeous Aphrodite Facial Steam by my favourite beauty discover of 2016, the wonderful Earthwise Beauty. I shared a moment with it on my Insta stories, you should go and check it out if you want to see how it looks in the action. Contains ingredients like Calendula, German Chamomile and Linden Flowers, Marshmallow Root and Puerh Tea, to name a few. I’m sure you know what is the deal with facial steaming. You pour boiled water over the herbs, then lean over the bowl (but be careful not to burn your face), cover your head with a towel and steam your face for at least 10 minutes. The hot steam helps to open the pores and the herbs purify and heal the skin. Skin is left super soft and more than ready for face masking.
I followed with the Earthwise Beauty Pumpkin and Papaya Face Mask & Scrub*. This one couldn’t be more appropriate for this time of year. Like, really! Well yes, this mask contains pumpkin, Pumpkin Seeds to be precise. I love me some pumpkin, in soups or on my face. It also contains Papaya Seeds, which is another exfoliating ingredient. This mask is exfoliating, brightening and softening. But not only that, it’s also clarifying since it contains the wonderful Rhassoul Clay and hydrating due to the ever amazing Organic Raw Honey. It’s a beautiful product indeed.
All that is left are the skincare products which I have been using for weeks, some longer than other. First is the magnificent Earthwise Beauty Nap in the Meadow. This face serum is so good! It contains one of my absolute favourite ingredients out there – the amazing Turmeric (Turmeric CO2 Extract). This ingredient is one of the best anti-inflammatory ingredients and when applied on skin it works so well with reducing red scaring and hyperpigmentation. It really does, trust me I know. My skin has been so much better since I started using it. The product is also really hydrating and just oh so wonderful. I love everything about it, the ingredients, the name and of course, the beautiful blue shade. Love.
Next is another Earthwise Beauty product (I love this brand so much!!), the Marigold Fields Face Moisturizer*. Another product with a lovely name and colour. This nutrition-rich potion is based on the beautiful Marigold (Calendula) Flowers. The petals are double infused in extra-virgin olive oil. It also contains sweet-smelling Roman Chamomile Oil and the highly therapeutic Pracaxi Oil sustainably extracted from the pods of the pracaxi tree in the Amazon jungle. This special oil repairs skin on a cellular level promoting a more even texture over time and helps heal scars and skin discolorations. You know what? It really does that! The combination of the two Earthwise Beauty products (Marigold Fields + Nap in the Meadow) is really making my skin super happy and healthy. Love this combo! The cream is super-moisturizing (also great for very dry skin) and sometimes I feel it’s almost too much for my combination to oily skin (doesn't clog my pores though). I do usually use it twice a day but one some days I apply it only once. I almost used a whole jar of it so it’s safe to say that I love it.
Oils of Heaven (or Ooh!) Natural Cacay Anti-Aging Face Oil* is cold pressed from wild Cacay nuts harvested in the Colombian jungle. Scientific studies show that it contains 50% more vitamin E and twice the amount of Linoleic Acid than Argan Oil as well as 3 times more Retinol than Rose Hip Oil. Well these claims sure are amazing, aren’t they? It is such a lovely oil. It’s lightweight, it’s quickly absorbed into the skin and because of that it may be a great oil for those who are scared of them and think they just sit on the skin. On their website it’s described as odourless but I don’t agree with that because it has a slight nutty scent, which I don’t mind. I’m really impressed with this oil. Also available at Love Lula (free worldwide shipping).
Laurel Whole Plant Organics Anti-Inflammatory Serum – after I used the amazing Sun Damage Repair Facial Serum*, I was feeling some withdrawals from Laurel’s products. Another serum I really wanted to try from the brand was the Anti-Inflammatory Serum and Rayna from Reina Organics was so nice to include a sample in the latest order. Bless. I wanted to use it on my own but hey, if you mix a small sample with another oil, then it lasts longer, right? It goes perfectly with the Ooh!’s Cacay Oil. This one is much richer and not as lightweight, so the two together make a beautiful blend. I’m loving it! The serum contains a bunch of anti-inflammatory, calming and soothing ingredients. As for the colour and the scent of the serum goes – that’s all Tamanu and Sea Buckthorn Oils. Another beautiful oil from Laurel Whole Plant Organics, which you can also get at the Beauty Store and get 15% off (if you are a Beauty Heroes subscriber).
That's all from me today, hope you enjoyed reading it. Oh I almost forgot, you can get the beautiful Earthwise Beauty products 15% off when you use my code "Loveliness" (not affiliated).
*samples generously provided