Hemp Oil: great for body AND face 🌿
Hemp oil has been so good to my combination, eczema-prone skin 😍 Hemp oil is a carrier oil that normally constitutes the majority of the product concentration. A part of Cannabis sativa, it is therapeutic to the skin. Containing nutrients like omega rich fatty acids and proteins, its topical use is found to strengthen the skin and more resistant to infection - sounds like a win/win to maintain eczema! It’s nourishing for the face AND smooths out the skin on the rest of your body. I found out about this ingredient when I started frequenting marijuana shops about 4 years ago. I noticed that there was a whole moisturizer line with the name “Hemp” in it. As tempted as I was to try this, I stayed off trying any of it because when I read the ingredients it contained fragrance 🤬 Fast forward to December when I started working in another clean beauty shop where Graydon plant powered skincare is sold and as I learned more about the products and ingredients, I couldn’t help myself but to try... and months later, using hemp oil in my products from face to whole body, no regrets! Face GRAYDON - The Putty
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Jun. 29, 2020
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10 min Makeup - Quick Morning Transformation🧚🏽
I’m technically working from home again. I spent the last couple of weeks working in film production, so I didn’t even have a chance to do anything for myself since ~16 hrs of my day were focused on getting to/from work & being present there. Now that I’m home more, it’s important for me to still treat myself like I’m going somewhere... because I am towards my destiny, finding a way to turn my passion into a career 😅 and it’s nice to look “nice, presentable” or whatever for yourself, even at home... if we’ve learned anything during quarantine, amirite? So here’s what I look like waking up to what a few mins of tending to myself with products looks like ✨ It’s not a huge change, but it definitely perks me up! Also before anyone starts, glasses are cute AF but sometimes I feel like they hide my face, especially in photos! ... even though that’s the reason I got rimless glasses 🤣 Anyways, I started by undoing my overnight braids with a little bit of the GRAYDON - Intimacy Oil on my fingers to “lubricate” the hair strands and give em a little sheen. Then I started my face off with some Glossier. - Haloscope Dew Effect Highlighter in Topaz and Glossier. - Niteshine Highlighter Concentrate in Copper (I like to use this as a bronzer, slight contour) I used the ĀETHER BEAUTY - Crystal Charged Cheek Palette as both highlighter, blush AND the main eyeshadow to brighten my lids. Speaking of eyeshadow, MISMACK - Large ART Shadow in 'Shade' and Pure Anada - Grape Pressed Eye in Espresso we’re used for definition. Then I finished my upper face with Milk MAKEUP - KUSH High Volume Mascara and Milk MAKEUP - KUSH Fiber Brow Gel . To both add a little pigment and hydrate my lips, I used my fave lip balm Kosas - Kosasport Lipfuel in Pulse.
Amazing Wash Day #CheriePartner
I went swimming in the lake yesterday and though I was sleepy coming back, I ended up mastering the strength to wash my hair at 2 am 😂 Using these products, followed by doing a twist out did amazing things for my hair! I usually can’t predict what a twist out will do, as the result looks different every time but I’m so pleased with how it looks today especially because usually on the first day after wash day it’s a bit funny looking but this time it’s luscious and elegant! I washed with Pure Anada - Shampoo - Peppermint Rosemary and a few drops of tea trees oil in warmer water, then calia - Organic Intensive Conditioner in colder water, and finished the wash with Pure Anada - Conditioner - Peppermint Rosemary in cold water too. It was a good, detangling my thoughts kind of wash. After allowing the towel to gently soak in the excess water, I rubbed the GRAYDON - Intimacy Oil throughput my hair and brushed it. I then separated my hair, and did about 8 braids. In the morning, before taking out the twist out, I applied some Dahaab natural care - Glow Body Butter on the tips of my hair and then over the braids. I realize I especially like how this oil feels on my hair because after taking the braids out, my hair was lustrous 💎
My Skincare Awards 🏆 Moisturizer Edition
Finding a good moisturizer for eczema and milia prone sensitive skin is key! Over the years, my skin type has ranged from oily to dry to combination. Here’s my selection from favourite to least favourite: 1. GRAYDON - The Putty This is a moisturizer that has really come through for me, specifically during the eczema days 👏🏽 Scent: oatmealish Price: $46 CAD/50mL I gave this product a try after receiving for free at work, I found it a little thick for the face at first so I mostly used it on my neck, where I had eczema. With ingredients like zinc, colloidal oatmeal, hemp seed oil, manuka honey, turmeric, it’s meant to be soothing for irritated skin... and it proved to be so, I’m glad it fell into my hands 💝 I really admired what it did for my neck that I started using it on my face too *over damp skin* so it would absorb better, and it kept my face moisturizer and protected during the cold winter. I’ve repurchased this in a FULL SIZE quantity and recommended it to friends ✨ 2. sahajan - Nourish Face Cream This is great for everyday use, under makeup too. Scent: mature lotion Price: $60 CAD/50mL I also got this for free at work and was excited to try it as I really admire the premise behind this Ayurvedic brand. Though after a few months, the cream’s texture goes from silky smooth to a bit hardened with some crunchier bits, once it melts in your palms it makes for a nice application that mattifies the skin. Great before applying makeup or just having fresh, semi-glowing skin. I apply it on over damp skin as well. Although it contains coconut oil, I find that it doesn’t break me out. I’ve definitely recommended this to my friends and will probably be repurchasing this once the winter comes around. 3. wildcraft - Bergamot Rose Face Cream This was one of the first moisturizer I remember investing in once I discovered Hyaluronic acid and needed something for the eczema on my face. Scent: ylang ylang Price: $26 CAD/60mL This is a little more on the greasy side, but at the time I found it quite nourishing for my dry, flakey skin. However, after using it almost daily for a few months is when I started noticing milia starting to form on my face, so I questioned whether this moisturizer was too rich for my skin. I’ve been using it less frequently since just wanting to use it up but also not wanting to chance it anymore, so I might finish it off as a body butter 🥴 I purchased this 3 times, but won’t be repurchasing it again since finding the 2 aforementioned moisturizers that I prefer more! Won’t be recommending this to friends anymore unless they want an affordable option. What’s your favourite moisturizer?!
My Top 3 Products for “Healing” Eczema
The truth is healing eczema isn’t as simple as applying on creams and ointments, alone. It’s a whole process, from stress management to better nutrient intake to looking into underlying conditions, like thyroid issues. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t find the right skincare to manage eczema. Over the years, I’ve tried various products and topical remedies, and though it can be tricky to sift through all the right formulas... I have finally found the right ones for me! Hydrate with Corpa Flora - Antidote HB5 Hydration which contains hydration-boosting propanediol, hyaluronic acid, pro vitamin B5 and promoting collagen, making the skin more firm. This really helped me with dry patches on my face, I don’t get those anymore! 💦 Moisturize & Soothe with GRAYDON - The Putty which contains restorative ingredients, such as zinc, hemp oil, turmeric, manuka honey. It’s so soothing, I noticed changes within a few days and only needed to apply it twice a day vs some other eczema solutions that require constant reapplication due to excessive dryness. 🤗 Sanitize & Repair with purO3 - Ozonated Olive Oil which is a One ingredient powerhouse. Honestly this is my holy grail y’all! The only reason it’s a 4 ⭐️ is due to the strong scent, which my partner doesn’t enjoy sleeping next to when I use it 😅 but ozonated oil is honestly the one for stopping skin infections, like Staphylococcus aureus in its tracks, and on top of that, repairing the skin so the S. aureus doesn’t repenetrate the skin. I’ve been using this one for years! 🙏🏽 What are some of your favourite eczema solutions? 💞
Fall season is upon meaning the cold weather is quickly approaching. I had the worst case of winter dry skin last year - it was unbearable and I could not stand the itchy sensation all over my body and face! Thankfully I discovered this holy grial item: the Aquaphor Healing Ointment - Advanced Therapy! It’s such an underrated item but to me it’s a terrific steal you can at drug stores for less than $10! It’s meant to restore dry, cracked, or irrated skin, and it definitely does what it states it will! It’s a non-frangranced ointment. A little bit of product goes a long way. If you or someone you know deals with dry skin, please recommend this item to them! This was the only thing that alleviated my skin irritation and I wil continue to use it again as the temperature begins to drop on the east coast. For the price and function this item gets ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ five stars! Aquaphor - Aquaphor Healing Ointment
Aquaphor-Aquaphor Healing Ointment
Give me alllll the blue tansy please! . . So excited to have these primally pure products in my life finally! The beauty cream is the prettiest color and feels so nourishing on the skin. I find the scent intoxicating but maybe that’s just me? The deodorant is what I’ve been waiting to get my hands on and so far I am really happy!! I thought I found my HG natural deodorant before, but it ended up not working out for me. This one though... I hope it’s not too early to tell... but it is AMAZING. I love the smell and a little goes a long way. The scent is subtle so if you are afraid it would be an overpowering blue tansy scent, don’t worry. I’ll update after I use it more but so far I think I’m in love! They have a few other scents that I may just need to try next! . .
FIRST AID ⛑ A GAME CHANGER
RAVE RAVE RAVE! I’m obsessed!!! Seriously obsessed. This cream is so damn amazing. It’s like water butter, that’s the best way to describe it. So I’m a Dental Hygienist 🦷, I am constantly washing my hands and I use soooooo much hand sanitizer. Now that Covid has struck, I use it 10x more. My hands were seriously cracked before this, my cuticles were so damn scary. This SAVED MY LIFE, it seriously is a game changer. It came in a sample bag and now there is no going back. If someone has found a dupe for this, I would love to know. But for now, part of my pay check goes to this haha. If your hands are suffering this is the solution FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration FOR: Dryness, Fine Lines/ Wrinkles, Redness, Eczema FACTS : Dermatologist Tested, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Suitable for Sensitive Skin, Vegan, Nano-Free MAIN INGREDIENTS Colloidal Oatmeal (OTC) FDA-designated skin protectant that relieves itching and minor irritation caused by eczema, rashes and other skin conditions. Shea Butter An emollient rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, helps moisturize and protect the skin barrier. Allantoin Helps calm and soothe skin. FAB Antioxidant Booster Helps stave off environmental aggressors with Licorice Root, Feverfew and White Tea extracts. FREE FROM: Alcohol, Artificial Colorants, Artificial Fragrance, Lanolin, Mineral Oil, Parabens, Petrolatum, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Sulfates, Talc, Formaldehydes, Oxybenzone, Coal Tar, Hydroquinone, Triclocarbon, Ethanol, Ethyl Alcohol, Denatured Alcohol,
FIRST AID BEAUTY-Ultra Repair Cream
Redness? Me too.
Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream Product not available on catalog 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 🌟 "All-purpose" is correct. This skin cream does it all, you could imagine it was the one thing Cleopatra kept by her mirror. According to Amazon, it's a "a face cream, an eye cream, a hair masque, burn and wound relief, cracked/dry skin relief, lip balm, baby cream, shaving balm, scars and stretch mark healing, cellulite banisher, and anything else you can think of." Among everything, it's really helped the inflammation and redness that occurs on my forehead and chin. The added plus? It’s organic. As the picture shows I’ve been using this product for quite a while (about half a year). Just like a treasure pulled from an ancient Egyptian tomb, you’ll cherish this moisturizer. I highly recommend it because if you want something to soothe that redness, this is the cure-all . The price is a bit hefty (about $20 a tub), but this will become your go-to moisturizer, even when that redness is long gone. Recommended use: once to twice daily. The balm is a bit thick and greasy, and my mother has asked if I’m sweating one too many times after me applying it. Therefore, I’d apply it on damp skin, such as when you’re fresh out the shower. Then it’ll set into your skin, minimizing redness, and giving and overall dewy look.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Product Function: Aveeno claims that their daily moisturizing lotion locks in moisture to prevent, protect, and nourish dry skin. Their oatmeal formula can help restore skin's normal pH and aid in the maintenance of skin's moisture barrier to help prevent and protect dry skin. Product target Concerns: The target concern is dryness. Texture/Consistency: The consistency is quite thick, in the middle of a light lotion and thick body butter. The texture is very smooth and soaks into the skin nicely. Our Opinion: I can describe this lotion in two words: beautifully simple. No irritating ingredients, no added fragrance, just a straightforward moisturizing lotion. I have dry combination skin, so my skin is really dry especially during the winter. Even though extensive moisturizing skincare routines are important, so is taking care of the body and ensuring that it is not dry either. That’s why my go-to moisturizer is always the Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. In fact, I’ve been using this since I was little because it’s also my mom's favorite body lotion! It does an awesome job of deeply moisturizing my skin while also ensuring that that moisture remains all day and my skin stays soft and not flaky! I apply it right after showering and I love that the texture is not too light, so that the thicker texture creates a good barrier between my skin and the dry weather. Even after trying other moisturizers from places like The Body Shop, I always go back to this one. Would We Recommend?: 100% recommend. Not only is this the perfect body moisturizer for all skin types, but it is extremely affordable, around $9 for 20 fl oz, depending on where you buy it (P.S. at Costco they sell it in a 2 pack for $15). This moisturizing is definitely worth trying out if you’re on the look out for a new one! Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Aveeno-Daily Moisturizing Lotion
I thought I'd talk about these lovely products from buttermeup . First product to the left is the Sea buckthorn facial moisturizer with green tea. This lovely moisturizer contains organic grown aloe vera, organic sea buckthorn oil which is amazing, which has high amounts of fatty acids. The texture is like a creamy balm, has a nice pleasant scent to it. Next up is this delicious scented breakfast body scrub, it smells amazing just like maple syrup. It has oatmeal in it, brown sugar and honey. This is one the best body scrubs I've ever used. Plus the best part is everything is organic. Last up is the anti aging night cream with organic green tea. I love this moisturizer, it's a thicker cream which is perfect for winter and nighttime. But sinks into the skin and doesn't sit on top. It has lots of beautiful ingredients in it, like Almond Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Beeswax, Green Tea Extract, Lavender Oil, Frankincense Oil.
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