1.) Weleda Almond Facial Cream- This has become my new favorite daily facial cream. They also have a face lotion instead of the cream, which I haven’t tried yet but so far I find the cream to be perfect for my skin. It is incredibly hydrating but doesn’t leave my face feeling greasy. I also love that the ingredients are very simple and have helped to calm my sensitive and dry skin. I also really enjoy the scent of this – it’s very almondy but not overpowering at all!
2.) Suki Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser – I have used many sugar scrubs for both my face and body in the past but have never used one quite like this. This cleanser lathers up beautifully. It smells like fresh Lemon-Grass and leaves my skin feeling so soft and free of dead skin cells. You only need a pea-sized amount to cover your entire face!
3.) Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream - You might be looking at this and doing a double take. I understand it is probably confusing seeing a brand like Elizabeth Arden (which is not chemical-free) on my blog. Let me explain: I have been under a lot of stress which combined with possible unknown allergies caused me to have a severe bout of eczema on my face and turned into contact dermatitis around my eyes. I tried every single thing under the sun. My Honey and Nutmeg Face Mask was the best remedy and helped to clear up the eczema on my face but my eyes were still itching and dry and nothing would get rid of it. I read many reviews about what to do for eyelid eczema and came across Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream. I was hesitant to buy it because the cream has some ingredients I tend to stay clear from, but for the sake of my dry eyes, I decided to just throw my standards out the door and try it. Well, I kind of hate to say this but this cream has worked wonders for the dry skin around my eyes! I literally went from having dry, red and itchy patches all around my eyes to them being almost cleared up within two days of using this cream before bed. I saw an allergist who recommended steroid creams and medications and I opted to not do those. I don’t like that this cream has Petroleum and Mineral Oil, among other things, but honestly given the fact that 95% of my entire beauty and skincare products are natural and non-toxic, I figure I can give in to a chemical every now and then. If it works, it works and to be honest I would rather be slathering on some not-so-great ingredients on small areas of my skin than dealing with the itchiness and irritation of the eczema! I am thankful for this cream and although I don’t usually recommend products that are not non-toxic – I do recommend this for anyone suffering from severe eczema or contact dermatitis that hasn’t responded to any natural treatments. I will still be on the look out for more natural remedies for the eye dryness but for now I am sticking with what works!
4.) Dr. Hauschka Translucent Bronzer Concentrate - I have very fair skin and it can often be difficult for me to pull off bronzer because it ends up looking very unnatural. This bronzer is PERFECT. It is so easy to apply and you need the tiniest amount. I like to apply this on both cheeks and blend in. It works well on it’s own to liven up the face or to layer under some blush. It’s also awesome for mixing with tinted moisturizer or foundation! This doesn’t have glitter in it or shimmer so it looks very natural and just melts right into the skin. I only have a sample size of this but have to get the full bottle because I love it that much.
6.) Aura Cacia Sandalwood Essential Oil- I love the smell of Sandalwood. It instantly relaxes me. I love to wear it on it’s own for perfume and in my hair which I will do a separate post on, but my favorite thing to use this for is for a natural deodorant! I use this alone or mix with a little bit of aluminum-free baking soda, vitamin e and some arrow root powder and it works amazingly well.
7.) Wedderspoon Manuka Honey 100% Raw Active 16 Plus - Oh how I love Manuka Honey. It has so many uses and benefits. I love to use it as a facial cleanser or to add into face masks. I also love to eat a teaspoon of this before meals to help with digestion and stomach discomfort. I don’t typically use this honey in my tea because once it hits the hot water it loses many of it’s nutrients and I don’t want to waste any of this because it’s quite pricey, so I like to eat the honey on it’s own or on top of nut butters. It is also great for the hair and lips!
9.) Oolong Tea- My new favorite tea. I drink three cups of this a day. The caffeine in this doesn’t make me feel jittery or nauseous and it has a light taste of Green and Black tea combined. It’s delicious and is great for the skin, especially eczema!
10.) Macro Greens by Macrolife Naturals - This is my favorite Green Powder because it tastes wonderful. It has so many powerful nutrients in it and I love to put it in my water and sip it throughout the day to keep my body alkaline and to get my daily dose of greens! I highly recommend this powder in particular if you are looking for a green powder but don’t like the taste of most powerful green drinks. This one is masked by fruits and seriously tastes delicious just with water!
What were some of your favorites for the month of February?
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