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?!
wildcraft -Bergamot Rose Face Cream
WINTER HYDRATION MAGIC ✨🔮💦
What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda literally means “the science of life” A 5000 year old science developed by the sages of India. It emphasizes mind-body balance and plant-based healing. I just received this face cream from my Laurel & Reed box, one of my favourite clean skincare box subscriptions. It’s a super thick, velvety cream. Its got an earthy spicy scent to it a little bit like chai almost, but I can’t really but my finger on it. This tub goes for $60 CAD, for 50ml and has some amazing natural ingredients including: Triphala - Ayurveda’s Vitamin C powerhouse, boast the most antioxidant rich fruit in the world. and Gotu Kola - A member of the Parsley family, has the ability to stimulate the production of collagen. That being said this product does contain coconut oil, which has a very high comedogenic rating. So if your skin is dry, this is definitely a good option but if you are oily or acne prone I might pass, due to the risk of causing blackheads. This cream is quite thick, so I think it’ll be perfect for Canada’s harsh dry winters and will probably end up using it on my face and overnight on my hands. Because of the coconut oil, I’ll probably put this aside for a little longer since I don’t think it’ll mix well with having to wear a mask all the time, and some of humid days that are keeping my skin a little more oily than I’d like. Have you tried this face cream? Or any other products from Sahajan? Or do you have another Ayurveda science based skincare brand you reccomend? sahajan - Nourish Face Cream
sahajan-Nourish Face Cream
Sahajan 🥥 FAVE OR MEH?
I’ll just start with the verdict: FAVE 🌟 Why? a skincare line that shows more immediate results compared to most brands it’s where Ayurvedic wisdom meets science it’s local to Canada (made in Toronto), with ethical ingredient sourcing sahajan - Balance Toner Key ingredients: Moringa oil (antioxidant, removes impurities), Rose water (soothing), Orange+lemon+bilberry extracts (gentle exfoliation) smoothens out skin texture overtime, with gentle exfoliation. I like to use it for minimizing breakouts and quickly clearing up blemish scars. Also it’s such a good deal for your buck at $40 CAD. I’ve had mine since November and with nearly daily use, I still have half of a bottle left! sahajan - Nourish Face Cream Key ingredients: Triphala (antioxidant), Gotu kola (firming), Coconut oil (nourishing) I started using this in the winter as I assumed it to be a little too dense back when I was introduced to it in the summer; however, it absorbs into the skin so well! I like to use it on top of my hydration serum, especially before applying makeup, as it slightly mattifies the skin with a hint of a natural glow. sahajan - Radiance Eye Cream Key ingredients: Coconut oil (hydrating), Honey (repairing), Triphala (brightening), Neem (anti-inflammatory) Though, this is a pretty new addition to my skincare routine, I really enjoy this eye cream experience. It absorbs super well and is really hydrating. Great for wearing at night after going crazy on the eyes with makeup or just to look more awake! 👀 I’d also like to add that usually I wouldn’t use coconut oil on my face, as it broke me out in high school, but this line uses it in an effective, non pore-clogging way 👏🏽
✨MY BLACK FRIDAY MUST HAVES✨
So... Black Friday has always been a big deal for me. Every year I make a point of staring a note in my phone of everyone I will have to buy for and what I want to surprise them with. I keep this going through the year and whenever I have a good idea I just pop it in my note. (I didn’t come up with this, I stole the idea from my super organized boyfriend) And then every year I buy all my presents for everyone on Black Friday, or whenever the B.F sales start. I love doing this cause I always feel like I get the best price, and I know that everything will arrive before Christmas. Now, it’s best to stick to the list but I can’t help but get caught up and snag a few things for myself. Here’s the deals for me that were simple too good to pass up; Biossance - 30% off site wide! now if you’ve been on my profile you know that their eye cream is a holy grail product for me! I decided to spring for the full size and try something new as well! I grabbed the BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream and the BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Mask, and for only $7 I couldn’t pass on the travel size BIOSSANCE - Eye Rescue Duo. The Laurel and Reed 3 month clean skincare box subscription - 25% off on Cratejoy! I’m absolutely obsessed with this box subscription. If you love clean skincare the products are AMAZING and the value is incredible. It’s all full size products and the brands they work with are killer! I also love that they do a colour theme every month so the boxes are so aesthetically pleasing. These boxes are only $47.95 for a 3 month subscription and have at least $125’s worth of goodies but honestly usually way more... it’s a good deal at the best of time but right now you can get an additional 25% off. Some of the items I’ve received in the past from L&R include; GRAYDON - Face Glow #Ere Perez - Cranberry Lip & Eye Butter[products]# LOLI - Plum Elixir LATHER - Honey Moisture Mask with Propolis Extract SRANGE BIRD - Inner Clarity Cleanser ONE LOVE ORGANICS - Botanical C Facial Serum PURE ALCHEMY BEAUTY - Turmeric Glow sahajan - Nourish Face Cream Any deals you just couldn’t pass up this Black Friday ?
ONE LOVE ORGANICS-Botanical C Facial Serum
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