Post # 17
I’m absolutely in love with Eminence organics products. I had acne until about 2.5 years ago (I’m 29) when I went to an esthetician for facials and switched to her products (Eminence). You need to buy them from a spa that uses them (unless you go to Amazon.com, but I wouldn’t recommend it).
My face is like night and day now. I get so many compliments on my skin, so skincare is something that I’ve grown quite passionate about after this turnaround.
If you want an exfoliant, I use
It’s more like a powder, which is much better for you. You don’t want large particles breaking your skin like the apricot scrub can.
Post # 18
I recommend Evan Healy’s products. They are organic, all natural and contain ingredients that are identifiable. She has a few different lines, and specifically has one that helps with rosacea. I recommend looking into it. They sell her kits that have a few sample sized products in them (I usually get about 3 weeks out of each product) at Whole Foods for about $30. If you are worried you won’t like it or it won’t work, keep your receipt and WF will take it back no questions asked. I also recommend reading up on her philosophy even if you don’t want to buy her products. I love her stuff and recommend it to anyone looking for more natural and less harsh skincare.
Post # 19
Thanks for all the suggetions, ladies! There’s been some mentions of products I’ve not heard of before so I’m off to do some googling and read some more reviews!
Post # 20
I will recommend the clarisonic brush. Is a tad expensive but it’s worth every penny. I have been using the brush for over 6 months now, and I have to tell you… I was always concerned about the appearance of my skin even though I don’t have acne or anything. I always used medium coverage foundation because I wanted my skin to look silky smooth. Now, I ditch the foundation and use a BB cream or tinted moisturizer! When I use foundation, I feel like I’m over doing my make up. I just really feel the brush has improved my skin condition a lot. I really recommend it, and if you don’t believe me do some research yourself about the brush. They even offer a 60 day trial period, if you don’t love it you can send it back. In addition this are the products that I use on a daily basis.
1. Cleanser: Purity made simple by Philosophy (With my Clarisonic and you can also clean your neck with it!)
2. Clinique’s Dramatically different moisturizer gel (non-oily/perfect for oily skin)
3. Caudalie’s lip Puple Vitaminee lip and eye cream
That’s it!! I seldom use Origin’s active charcoal mask.
Post # 21
Purpose Skin Cleanser is really gentle also. Another medication you might want to look into is Oracea, which is a daily super-low dose antibiotic.
Post # 22
I have sensitive skin and it works wonderful for me. I put it on after I wash my face at night as well as the morning. I use a teeny amount as soon as I step out of the shower and let it soak in before applying makeup. A litte goes a long way.
You can also use it for an exfoliator with mixing equal parts baking soda + coconut oil.
Here’s some info:
Virgin coconut oil is composed of medium-chain-length fatty acids, or triglycerides MCTs, which are shown to have many health benefits, including raising the body’s metabolism, and acting as an antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial agent.
I buy mine from vitacost but it’s available at Walmart in the vitamin section is a white jar. 🙂
Post # 23
Thank you, everyone!
Feel free to keep the suggestions coming!
Post # 24
@sweetdee522: OT, but, if you’re a Costco member, they have it available there, now! It was around $20 for a giant container, I think 78 oz, which is a steal! I was so excited to find it (it’s the Nutiva brand, extra virgin). (Ounces edited, because I double checked the size of my container, and I was wrong about how much was in it!)
Post # 25
@les105: We don’t have a Costco where I’m from! 🙁 But, through that website, I get it for $15 for 56 oz which is good. My friends think I’m crazy when they see that huge tub sitting in my bathroom.
Post # 26
Gentle cleanser- cerave, cetaphil, spectro gel.
Moisturizer with either glycolic acid or retinol (GREAT for wrinkles and acne!)- alpha hydrox has great glycolic products. Green Cream is great that has retinol. These products will act as a chemical exfoliant, so no need to scrub your face with st.ives.. Girl that stuff is too harsh for our precious skin!!! Get a mircofibre cloth and use that with your cleanser to get dead skin off. They are amazing.
Also, a really moisturizing cream or lotion like cerave. It is affordable and so effective. Use on days you don’t use above moisturizers.
And the MOST important for fair, freckled skin (well. everyones skin really) Sunscreen!!!!