Hello foxes! I know I’m not the only one, but I have battled with my skin for years! I finally found a skincare routine that has been working for me and products that don’t work against my skin. Keep in mind that we all have different skin texture and issues. What works for me might break your skin out. I am a 26 year old ladies, so wrinkles and fine lines have already made their debut. However, I also have sensitive skin, so retinol isn’t my jam. As soon as I started buying more natural beauty products, I noticed an improvement in my skin. I assumed my skin was more on the dry side because I live in the desert. But turns out my skin is oily, which explains all those breakouts. I wanted to mention that the health of your skin not only reflects your skincare routine, but also your sleep, stress levels, and nutrition.
Step 1: Cleanser | Skin Co Truffle Therapy Whipped Cleansing Cream
I have been using Truffle Therapy Whipped Cream Cleanser for my face wash for over 2 months now. I was hesitant at first because my skin doesn’t do well with cream cleansers. But it says it’s for all skin types, so I was convinced to try it in the end. Skin Co is an animal cruelty free brand and they use quality ingredients. I was pleasantly surprised that it made my skin feel really soft the first time I used it. The cream also didn’t break me out or irritate my skin. It doesn’t really smell like anything and a little goes a long way. I like to scrub it in and let the product sit on my face for a minute. I go through phases where I wear makeup everyday and then I stop for a while. I’m in the natural face phase, so I don’t really use this cleanser to remove makeup. But I have once or twice and it did a good job.
Step 2: Acne Scrub | Shea Moisture African Black Soap Clarifying Face Wash & Scrub
I love that the formula is strong for an animal cruelty free scrub. It contains salicylic acid, which helps fight acne. It leaves my skin fresh and clean without feeling tight. It’s a great combination of cleansing and exfoliating without it being too rough. I’ve noticed a huge improvement on my oiliness and breakouts. And the best part is that it doesn’t irritate my skin.
Step 3: Toner | Shea Moisture African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Toner
I know I said my skin feels clean, but it feels extra clean after using this clarifying toner. I just spritz a little product on a cotton ball and swipe it in an upward motion. Adding a toner to my skincare routine has been a game changer. I’ve noticed that it helps fight existing breakouts while preventing new ones. I’ve been using it twice a day and it doesn’t dry out my skin. Like I mentioned, I have sensitive skin, but the aloe made it really soothing!
Step 4: Face Mask | Elemis Superfood Vital Veggie Mask
I like to use face masks after I tone because it acts as the perfect primer. I’ve been using this mask twice a week and it’s definitely not your typical face mask. The product isn’t full coverage like most face masks and goes on almost opaque. But you only need a thin layer of this appropriately named veggie mask. It’s full of vitamins and minerals from wheatgrass, kale, avocado, and chia seeds. My skin feels so soft and hydrated after I rinse it off.
Step 5: Primer | Touch In Sol No Pore Blem Prime Essence
I definitely used this wrong the first time. I put my foundation on immediately after I applied the primer and my makeup was sliding off my face. Luckily, I gave it another shot and fell in love. The serum is watery and glides over your skin. It helps to absorb in your other skincare products. I still apply a makeup primer, but I use the No Pore Blem even when I’m not wearing makeup.
Step 6: Face Oil | Wander Glow Ahead Illuminating Face Oil
Another product I was skeptical about because I didn’t think oily skin and face oils made sense together. But it’s definitely not oily and it absorbed quickly right into my skin. It has vegan, animal cruelty free ingredients like castor oil and black currant seed oil, which helps balance moisture and plump up the skin. I haven’t noticed any reduction in fine lines, but my skin is very glowy afterwards. It’s super lightweight and doesn’t break me out. A little goes a long way, so be careful.
Step 7: Moisturizer | Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer
This is the only non animal cruelty free product in my routine. For as much alcohol is listed in the ingredients it doesn’t dry out or burn my skin. It does contain soybean extract, which has long term benefits and helps brighten skin. I also like the fact that it contains a 15 SPF, which doesn’t leave a white cast on your face. The non greasy formula prevents streaky makeup, which I really appreciate. I do prefer Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion, but it was out of stock. Finding natural moisturizers with SPF is a challenge, so I had to settle this time.
What are some non animal cruelty free skincare products that you’ve been loving?
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Peace & Love,