Few years ago I woke up and saw a red glaring pimple on my nose. I deafeated it but next day a new one was there and endless fight began. Each time I tried a new product (no matter, expensive or affordable) I was getting more desperate. It seemed I got the most stubborn pimples in the whole world and soon or late my poor nose would turn into red clown antic.
Lucky my story has a happy ending – I got pharmacy product called Skinoren and it’ active ingredient Azelaic acid saved my skin.
Cosmetics with Azelaic acid is a good chose for many of those who has oily acne prone skin.
Here are 3 products to check: PCA Skin‘ Acne Gel (it contains 2% Salicylic acid too), The Ordinary’ Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% and Sesderma‘ Azelaic RU Facial Serum.
P.S. I won’t be tired to repeat again and again: what is good for me, can be disaster for you.
Never apply any new products without approval of your dermatologist if you have severe form of acne.
Warm fabrics save us from cold but make our skin rough and dull. So before warm weather comes and you change your baggy clothes for revealing, thoroughly polish your skin with scrubs and feed it with nourishing oils.
Meow Meow Tweet’s Sweet Orange Papaya Body Scrub exfoliates dead cells with blend of Pacific sea salt, sugar and papaya extract, Lather‘s Almond Creme Body Buff polish skin with walnut shell powder and jojoba beads. Weleda‘s Pomegranate Reenerating Body Oil – moisturizing cocktail of jojoba, macadamia, olive, wheat germ – will make your skin soft, smooth and radiant as well as old good Johnson’s Baby Oil with aloe vera and vitamin E and Famille Mary‘s Oranic Dry Oil made on a honey basis contains powerful blend oranic oils (sweet almond, apricot, calendula, linden).
We have a lot of fun celebrating Christmas and New Year holidays but each coin has two sides. Usually during festive season we drink more alcohol and sleep less and all that jazz affects our skin badly: alcohol dries it and lack of sleep makes complection dull.
Little helpers called face masks will help you to save your beauty while you’re parting.
Kiehl’s squalane and glycerin based Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask repairs your skin while you sleep, Freeman‘s Hydrating Cream Mask Manuka Honey + Collagen takes care of it’s softness and elasticity, Hada Labo‘s Anti-Aging Sheet Mask with hyaluronic acid soy peptides intensively hydrates and smothes lines. And First Aid‘s Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask with bisabolol, shea butter, sea buckthorn is a good choice for those who got a sensitive skin.
We all have a personal fears: someone afraid of ghosts, someone of aliens, some of any kind of chemicals (which is a bit strange for a educated person living in XXI century).
Here is a short list of products for those who don’t want to see word “aluminium” in the list of ingredients of their deodorants.
Annemarie Borlind‘s Body Lind Roll-On Deodorant Balm with aloe leaf juice powder and sweet almond is suitable for sensitive skin and can be used after hair removal. Lavanila’s stick The Healthy Deodorant with corn starch, lemon peel oil and honeysuckle extract are made for sweet girls – the base note of brand odour killers is vanila.
If you’re in the mood for a cream texture try one of these 2 options.
Schmidt‘s Bergamot + Lime Deodorant Jar based on baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), essential oil and shea butter (Alicia Silverstone’s is a big fan of Schmidt’s deodorants) or Fig + Yarrow‘s handmade Underarm Lotion reduce excessive perspiration with help of sage and witch hazel extracts ans zinc.
You can get more information about natural deodorants here on reviews.com (by the way, on this site you can find a lot of very useful information).
You get bored with face wash and cleansing milk? Go for cleansing powder!
Dermalogica‘s Daily Microfoliant with Rice Powder and Enzymes, Papain, Salicylic Acid gently exfoliates skin and brightens pigmentation. Antonia Burrell‘s Luminous Light Polishing Powder with Tea Tree Leaf Extract and Collodial Outmeal kills bacterias and reduces redness and inflamation. DHC‘s Face Wash PowderFace Wash Powder with Protease Enzymes and Honey dissolves dead cells and moisturizes skin.
By the way, cleansing powder is a perfect option for travel – no spillage in your suitcase.
P.S. Girls with spider vains on face: I’m afraid this option is harsh for our sensitive skin.
If you want to have a beautiful skin you must thoroughly clean, moisturize and protect it from the sun every day and give it extra treatment every week considering your skin condition and needs (deep cleansing scrubs, moisturizing or nourishing masks etc.). And of cours, you have to find right products: it doesn’t matter if they are expensive or cheep – they must work best for you.
Skin care products reviews are tricky thing – what is good for me might be a complete disaster for you. So you have no other choice but to try different stuff and carefully observe your skin reactions. If you have very sensitive skin or other issues it’s better to do it under the supervision of qualified cosmetologist or dermatologist.
Sometimes skin around our eyes tell others about our age more than we want, so you have to care of this area more than properly.
You can do it with help of one of these products with different textures.
Garnier‘s budget Miracle Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel-Cream with Hyaluronic Acid and Coffeine is a good choice for young party-goers, cause it helps to get rid of lack-of-sleep signs. Kiehl’s wrinkles-fighter Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate contains extract of bitter Orange and concentrated vitamin C. Handcrafted Thesis‘s Eye Serum – powerful cocktail of Grapseed, Jojoba, Argan and Rosehip organic oils – will nourish and revive dry and mature skin.
Senteures D’Orient offers natural soaps with Oriental scents made from shea butter and olive oil. Each soap is handcrafted by Lebanesse women and fragrances are composed by perfumers of Grasse.
Soaps on roap you can find in Hammam collection (on picture is Tuberose soap) and hand soaps in different shapes in Ma’amoul line (on pictucre is black Amber). Senteures D’Orient has bath salts as well. In embroidered bag you will find 7 sachets with scented Meditterranean salts. By the way, in this pretty pouch you can keep your jewellery or makeup.
I think these 3 pieces will be an ideal New Year (the year comes to its end) gift for a natural cosmetics lovers.