November 4, 2014

Skincare // Clean Living

I've been living the clean products life (as far as skincare goes) for over a year now. I thought it'd be fun to share my tried and true products. I have really sensitive skin. So I've been so happy to find that switching to clean products has rid my life of the irritable, itchy redness that I often had with regular drug store products. So here we go:

Soap // I have been really happy with Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps. I use the bar soap as well as the bottled (liquid) soap. I purchase it at Sprouts. I personally like the lavender because it smells amazing. But I've also tried the peppermint and enjoyed that too. I use the bar soap primarily as face wash. Highly, highly recommend.

Makeup // I purchase all of my powder makeup products from Alima Pure. One of the best things about Alima is that you can purchase sample sizes of majority of the products. It took me a little while to find the right foundation shade for my skin but once I did I love it! I really like the colors they have for blush and eye shadows as well. And I recently bought a bronzer that has been fun to add to my makeup routine.

Coconut Oil // Okay, I know. You've all heard the benefits of coconut oil from every white girl within a ten mile radius. But I don't care. If I was forced to choose one beauty product of them all it would be coconut oil. Lather that stuff all over your body. Literally any skin issue I am having, put coconut oil on it. I had heard of using it for acne treatments and I was a little skeptical. Oil to get rid of acne? But I have had luck with it. The trick is to apply it like you would apply a normal blemish control product. Just a very small amount on your finger applied to the blemish area. I do not recommend caking the oil on your face if you deal with acne. Just the smallest amount. But anywhere else on your body? As much as you want. 

Toothpaste // I whitened my teeth a view times in high school with those store bought strips. Since then my teeth have been pretty sensitive. I read in No More Dirty Looks that Tom's toothpaste is the way to go and I've been really happy with it. I prefer the sensitive care one, but I believe they all cater to sensitive teeth. Note: I've tried oil pulling a few times and I wish I could commit to it more often but I always forget or just don't have the time. 

A few products I haven't been able to clean up: deodorant, all hair products (I mean, come on guys, why is it so hard to make decent clean hair products?) mascara and eyeliner (this isn't because I haven't found any, I just can't bring myself to spend $22 on mascara) If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

19 comments:

  1. Just curious-- does the soap take off makeup well? I use a mineral foundation similar to Alima (love their brand) and wanted to know if Dr. Bronner's does a good job of removing it at the end of the day. :) - Sarah

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    1. I feel like it does a good job. But I also don't wear a ton of make up in general. I also have a battery operated scrub brush that I use a few times a week to make sure I'm getting a good clean.

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  2. A friend of mine recommended doterra's shampoo and conditioner, and I love it. I was skeptical at first (I really hate MLM) but it's amazing and super clean.

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  3. I've been on the look out for good, clean skincare products... thanks for the recommendations! :)

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  4. I JUST recently have been searching for a place to order good makeup from, trying out a couple samples from Alima Pure, looking forward to getting them in the mail! :)

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  5. I just tried the honey bee gardens mascara and i'm pretty happy with the results : ) deodorant's it's so hard!! but i'm still looking. In terms of shampoo and conditioners i'm using Saavy which is a new brand from the owners of Hugo & Debra Natural's try them if you can!!

    Greetings from Chile!

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  6. Every time I read a post like this I just can't imagine a world in which I could live without Proactiv. Like you said, the thought of oil helping with acne doesn't compute. Do you have acne-prone skin?

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    1. Yes I do. This last year has been pretty bad. But birth control is the only thing that helps and I don't want to be on birth control right now. I tried proactiv once in high school and it irritated my skin. Like I said, i have super sensitive skin. Nothing with the chemicals or it flares up and itches/burns for days. But more power to you if it works for you! :)

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  7. andria lindquist wrote a really good review on natural deodorants & some other products too..& she's maybe the funniest human. I think you'll enjoy it http://andrialindquist.com/2014/10/all-these-good-things/

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  8. My friend co-started a business a couple of years ago with all organic make-up called inside and out cosmetics: lip gloss, lip stick, eyeliner, mascara, blush and foundation. AND proceeds go to help refugee women. Great cause, great products, could you ask for anything else? Thanks for the post; it was super helpful.

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    1. Awesome! I will definitely look into it

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  9. I was so into coconut oil and used it for about a year and a half before developing a sensitivity to it and now my face can't tolerate it at all. Do you use any other type of face lotion that you particularly like? I'm on the hunt for a new one.

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  10. * Hair: Giovanni 2chic Brazilian Keratin and Argan Oil Ultra-Sleek Shampoo & Giovanni 2chic Avocado and Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Conditioner.
    * Deodorant: Herban Cowboy Deodorant in Blossom Scent.
    * Mascara: Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara in Supernova, about $12-$13

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    1. Awesome, I will check all this stuff out! Thank you!

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  11. I highly recommend Now Solutions lavender deodorant. There is absolutely nothing that keeps odors back the way this does (I first found it when I was searching for something for a 6 week Europe trip and wasn't sure how frequently I would be braving hostel showers), but it isn't an antiperspirant if that's what you're looking for.

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    1. Sweet! Excited to look into all of this stuff. :)

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  12. Look into Ava Anderson! Everything is non-toxic/natural/clean and awesome. Also, Ava's story is really cool. :)

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  14. Now that you use the oil cleansing, do you no longer use that soap?

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