You could say the prose that influenced all this new beauty bumph was (and is--I'm still leafing) No More Dirty Looks by Siobhan O'Conner. Any natural beauty fiend or beauty obsessive in general could exhaust this book as vehemently as a chocolate bar (if you're any sort of a chocoholic like I am).
You could say this book has scared me away from my usual favorites (even Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair, but that was short lived--I'm not too die-hard, yet).
Two words: Whole. Foods. I've been stalking the shelves of hydrasols, cleansing milks, and essential oils like I'm ready to shoplift the place. Of the
The Desert Essence Sweet Almond Hand and Body Lotion crossed one category off my list. Addressing the most important element of a body lotion--the scent, obviously--it smells like marzipan. And, on my list, that's nearly as good as it gets; but it goes to 'best' when I spill that the scent doesn't linger any longer than fifteen minutes post-application--so there's no perfume interruption.
Its thick, yet instantly absorbent properties have it's nightly application seeming less like a chore; but, luckily, the moisture lasts all day.
With one contestant from the body category, there's a compliment from the skincare arena by the name of the Derma E Refining Vitamin A and Glycolic Toner with Papaya. As an exfoliating toner fiend, you knew this would be the one I purchased. But, beyond its sensation-free, buffing powers, it's also ridiculously hydrating. With the blend of components labeled in the name, along with sea kelp, aloe vera, and witch hazel, it's also non-irritating and will help skiff those pesky scars.
Now, I suggest you hold onto a sturdy object because (dare I say) I've deviated from the REN ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser. I know, I know--it's shocking. Luckily, I'm still hanging onto my nearly empty bottle if I need to yearn for it again, but that likelihood doesn't look too vivid, as I've treasured and am treasuring the Herbivore Botanicals Blue Blue Clay Soap.
Normally in the beauty industry, we warn against using soaps on your delicate complexion; but this one is surprisingly un-soapy with a swift ingredients list of saponified olive, palm, coconut, cambrian blue clay, and mint and lavender oil--c'est toute.
Just like the REN compliment, this clay number calms the skin without a stripped feeling and aids in the riddance of pesky pimples. But the best part is yet to come--it's only nine dollars as opposed to the shocking thirty-ish.
I'm pleased to admit that my natural beauty stocks have been extended from the previously (lonely) standing coconut oil. But these all hold another secret power: ridding of that winter enigma.