Since I’m still on the hunt of what is causing my hives (I’ve had them daily since July 2015) I haven’t ventured out of my regular realm of skincare, because I knew what worked for me and I stuck to it. I used those products years before my hives ever appeared.
I’ve always been cautious of using different skincare brands hence why I’ve mainly stuck to reviewing makeup over skincare. You guys know what my holy grail skincare products are, if you’ve been reading here for any length of time (philosophy hope in a jar moisturizer, and bobbi brown extra eye repair cream). Those are the front runners for the past 4+ years.
But over the course of the past year, I’ve been interested in dabbling into natural skincare. Products that have better ingredients for your skin — maybe my skin really needs a break?
I reached out to a few natural skincare brands that I spotted on Instagram and I wanted to give them a try. They’re around the same price range I’ve been paying for my not-so natural skincare brand I’ve been loyal to for the past few years.
OSEA is a family run business that has been on the go since 1996. They make pure, vegan, organic seaweed skin & beauty products. The story behind the OSEA is incredible, read here!
In 2008, Indie was diagnosed with a brain tumour that changed her life forever. Indie’s story is incredible. You gotta read it.
It makes ME think — what am I using on my skin that’s making my skin act up the way it is. To a newbie like myself with reading skincare/makeup label ingredients Indie Lee’s website has a learning section about the good ingredients, and bad ingredients on what to watch out for, it’s quite helpful and eye opening.
When Indie Lee’s parcel first arrived at my doorstep I immediately busted out the clearing mask (see? I tweeted it!) and applied it onto my skin after a run and post shower. This mask is going to last me a long time seeing as I’ll only be applying it to the places on my face that need extra attention and clearing out. Indie herself told me she gets like 30 masks out of it! On their website it says 15-20, but I’ve used it about 4-5x and there’s definitely no significant dent into the product just yet. Perhaps I’ll get the same amount of treatments out of this 1.7oz jar, too. Crossing my fingers!
Due to my weekly-self tan routine I notice that my pores get clogged with tanner (it’s gross, I know) and need a little extra love when prepping my skin for the next week of darkness (lol). I’m happy to report back that the cleansing mask didn’t get all tight on my face but it did the job at literally clearing my face (I notice some build up around the nose area).
I don’t ever want this Rosehip Cleanser to be used up! It smells amazing, it’s a gentle gel-like makeup remover. I don’t like anything that’ll strip my skin, and this works similar to my philosophy purity cleanser (except that one is more of a cream-based).
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