My Current Skincare Routine

I like to change up my beauty routine every now and then, especially when the weather changes and my skin needs more or less care. This is the routine I have been using for the past month and this routine has helped keep my latest bout of Eczema at bay and has also kept any blemishes from forming. My skin feels hydrated and looks clearer and healthier.

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The Basics:

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Tea Tree Therapy Antiseptic Solution Tea Tree Oil and Lavender - I use this for my face and body. It is a natural astringent for the face and clears up any grime or bacteria. It has a relaxing smell to it thanks so the Lavender and although it does contain some Alcohol – it doesn’t ever seem to dry out my skin or irritate my skin in any way. I like to use this at night after cleansing to remove any excess makeup. It’s also wonderful to use on the body after shaving or just to keep yourself extra clean!

Nature’s Gate Pure Vitamin E Oil Roll-OnI have used pure Vitamin E Oil in the past with good results but this particular oil is perfect because it comes in a roll-on applicator which makes it so easy to apply to specific areas, especially around the eyes. Vitamin E is amazing for dryness, wrinkles and has many anti-aging properties.

Badger Damascus Rose SPF16 Sunscreen Moisturizer - This is my current daytime moisturizer and SPF. I usually up my SPF during the spring and summer months but this moisturizer has been perfect in the winter and goes on very easily without leaving over any white cast. I also love the scent!

Weleda Almond Facial Cream - (mentioned here) This is my favorite night (and sometimes day) cream. I love this facial cream so much. I cannot believe I haven’t found it sooner. it has helped my dry skin more than I can express. I am very sensitive to facial creams and sometimes even natural ones can tend to contain too many essential oils or botanicals that will irritate my skin, but this cream contains only a few simple ingredients that really help to nourish my skin over night.

Giovanni Refreshing Citrus and Cucumber Cleansing Towelettes - I always use some type of cleansing towelettes and these are my newest find. I really enjoy these and find them to be very moisturizing. I like to have cleansing towelettes for days or nights when I don’t feel like using water or a cleanser to remove makeup or to just freshen up my face.

Mario Badescu Control CreamI heard about this cream when researching remedies for eyelid eczema/dermatitis and this product kept coming up in forums. I decided to order a small container of it and am really, really loving it. It helps keep redness at bay and the main ingredient, Balsam Peru, is a powerful botanical that provides soothing to skin immediately after application. This cream is perfect for anyone with irritated, sensitive, dry, eczema or rosacea-prone skin.

Facial Exfoliating Pad- These are super affordable and you can find them at most super markets or drugstores. They are really easy to use and wonderful at giving a light or intense exfoliation. I usually wet these with warm water and use on it’s own to gently massage my face or I will use it to massage and remove whatever cleanser I am using.

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream - (mentioned here) This is the only non-natural product in my entire beauty routine. I do not like that it contains Petroleum and Mineral Oil but I can’t deny the fact that it seriously cures my eyelid eczema overnight and helps with intense hydration. I use small amounts of this on small areas so I am not too worried about it not being natural.

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The Extras:

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Suki Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser - (mentioned here) My new favorite facial scrub/cleanser. I only use this twice a week as it is a very intense exfoliation, but the day after using this I can see that my skin looks and feels so much clearer.

Stark Skincare Grapefruit Balm - I received this balm a few weeks ago and it was the perfect deep hydration treatment for my skin. It’s wonderful for removing makeup and for leaving on as a moisturizing mask. I like to use this once or twice a week. I plan to do a full review on this product after at least a month of using it.

Osmia Organics Honey-Myrrh Lip Repair - (review here) I can’t mention this little jar of joy enough. It saves my lips every night. best lip treatment in a jar.

Aura Cacia Sandalwood Essential Oil - (mentioned here) I like to use this on dry patches on my skin or on any blemishes. Sandalwood works wonders at fighting bacteria and clearing up eczema or irritated skin and it also smells delicious.

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What is your current Skincare Routine and have you ever tried any of the products I mentioned?

xoxo,

Britanie

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Review | Badger Seabuckthorn Apricot and Pomegranate Antioxidant Hair Oil

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I mentioned this hair oil in my latest Current Haircare Routine blog post. I received some messages regarding the oil (how I use it, how it works for my hair,etc). I have used other oils in my hair before like Argan Oil, Coconut Oil and Jojoba Oil. I love to use all three of those oils to deep-condition my hair but was interested to try Seabuckthorn Oil.

The Ingredients are quite impressive:

Ingredients: *Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Oil, *Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Oil, *Prunus Armeniaca (Organic Apricot) Oil, *Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Oil, CO2 Extracts of *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Organic Seabuckthorn) and *Rosa Canina (Organic Rosehip), Essential Oils of *Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender), *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Organic Sweet Orange), *Pelargonium Graveolens (Organic Rose Geranium), and Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E). * = Certified Organic

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Benefits:

  • Seabuckthorn Oil protects cells from oxidative damage and aids in collagen production (rich in Vitamins A, B, C, E, & K).
  • Apricot Oil easily penetrates the hair cuticle, delivering nutrition to dry and damaged hair (rich in Vitamins A, C, & E).
  • Pomegranate Oil contains high levels of antioxidants, and also promotes regeneration and strengthening of hair (rich in Vitamins B and C).

Description: Treat your hair to vitamin and antioxidant-rich oils and extracts, and watch the shine and luster return to overworked hair. We’ve selected our most powerful oils to deliver naturally occurring vitamins A, B, C, E, and K to nourish and replenish hair. Seabuckthorn and Pomegranate promote hair strength and elasticity, and Apricot is a potent emollient, imparting moisture and shine. Rosehip possesses regenerative properties, helping hair to return to its healthiest state.

Directions for use:
Step 1: Apply oil evenly to clean, dry hair. Amount will vary depending on hair type and length.
Step 2: Massage oil into hair and scalp. Work from the roots to the tips. Use a comb or your fingers to ensure even distribution.
Step 3: Allow oil to soak into hair for 1 hour or overnight. (Tip: use an old towel to protect your linens.)
Step 4: Shampoo and condition, then style as usual.

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My Thoughts: I was particularly tempted to try out the Badger Seabuckthorn Hair Oil after reading many reviews on it. I have been a big fan of Badger ‘s products for years now and think they are one of the most trustworthy and clean brands out there today. I also think their products are very affordable and easily accessible which is always a bonus. I have tried many of their skincare products but never their haircare products so I was excited to try a sample size of this oil. I wanted to use this oil enough times before giving my full and honest opinions on the results and I have been consistently using it for more than a month now. I like to use this oil once a week for the perfect deep-treatment for my hair. I will either leave it on for a few hours or overnight and after washing the oil out and drying my hair, it instantly has a beautiful sheen to it. My hair has also been way softer than usual and just looks healthier. This oil is by far my newest favorite to use!

Over all I think this hair oil is a must have for anyone who is interested in treating their luscious locks to some good and clean hair-loving oils! Also due to the delicious scents in this oil it’s also a wonderful nighttime aromatherapy for the senses!

xoxo,

Britanie

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