Spring has come around again, and I am continuing on my clean skincare journey. Most recently I tried a few items from Sukin skincare, a line produced in Australia, that has a laundry list of items their products aren’t made with, like pthalates and parabens, but also without propylene glycol or mineral oils. And they’re cruelty-free, too. Sold!
I love skincare. I don’t think that’s a secret to anyone who has read this blog for a decent amount of time. As I get older, I am far more concerned with spending my time – and money – on taking care of my skin first, and then putting something pretty and fun on it later. And for some time now, I have tossed around the idea of doing a chemical peel.
I have really been enjoying my adventures in natural skincare, so I thought it was time to continue on my journey and sample products from another organic line. This time I chose Andalou Naturals, a company that I am somewhat familiar with through marketing, but not from personal experience. I know it is a well-established and popular brand, so making this my next choice was pretty much a no-brainer. I have noticed as I age (and since my cancer treatment) that my normally sensitive skin now gets red and irritated more easily than it used to, so I opted for their 1000 Roses Soothing line, offering a few products to help get your skin happy and under control.
My recent flirtations with vegan foods and general healthier eating has also made me take a look at what I’m putting on the outside of my body as well. I’ve read reviews from other makeup and skincare junkies about natural and organic lines, and was eager to try one out to see if it could also work for me. So on a recent trip to my local Whole Foods I investigated Acure, a natural skincare line, and tried a few of their products for myself.
I gotta tell ya, these makeup and skincare companies really know how to get me. I am always game to try a new product, especially skincare that is hydrating and won’t wreak havoc on my sensitive skin. Between that, a track record of great quality products and just some plain old cute packaging, I could not resist trying out something new from Bliss; the Makeup Melt Jelly Cleanser with Rose Flower.
So here’s the thing; I normally wouldn’t do a review on something as trivial as a makeup wipe – I mean, they’re quite literally everywhere – but something happened when I recently purchased and tried these Yes to Coconuts wipes. I used them, and then as the evening wore on, I kept thinking about them. And formed an opinion. And then realized that I legitimately had something to say about them. And isn’t that (at least partially) what my blog is for? So this will be a short one, but bear with me, I have to get this off my chest.