Hi, friends. I’ve got three products to share with you today, and they’re all super amazing! I’m having so much fun working on this series. And even if I DO go into a crazy rant below, I hope you know it’s because I really want to share products with you that I believe in and that I am using. :)) It’s a loving rant.
As always – I am loving your suggestions, so if you have anything you think I should try out, please let me know in the comments!
First of all, I have to say I am LOVING this brand. They have a lot of good products, super reasonable prices and they are available at places like Target.
Now, if you don’t mind, I need to rant about night creams for a moment. I’ve heard since I was in my early twenties, that I needed to be using night creams and anti-aging products. We’ve all heard this. And the fear of aging is so INSANE in the US that a lot of us (myself included) have spent hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on these type of products. But the more I have researched it, the more annoyed/upset I have become. A LOT of these products (I don’t want to generalize, but most products you will find in most stores) are full of toxic chemicals. So many of them, even ones branded as super healthy, are rated a 10 out of 10. I find it so SAD that women (again, myself included) are so afraid of looking old that they would spend lots of $$$ on products that are unhealthy and frankly, do not do what they promise anyway! We are all aging, and it’s not the worst thing ever. I’m not saying I don’t want to take the best care of my skin as I possibly can, but I am saying that anti-aging products are often more harmful than helpful.
The best resource I’ve found is the book Skin Cleanse. It’s one of the resources that really helped change how I think about skin, health and aging, and I highly recommend it. It’s a really good book!
Anyway – here’s a night cream that smells awesome and is rated a 0. I almost never find products that I already use or products you can buy at lots of stores with a score this perfect. Awesome!!
I found these products during my facial at Poppy & Monroe. They smell incredible, are really good for your skin and are affordable. All the boxes – check, check, check.
Skin Savior is a citrus-smelling balm. I use it any time my face feels really dry. It’s like a very thick, rich, amazing smelling face oil. It’s probably the best smelling thing in my whole bathroom.
Brand New Day is a powder you can mix with things to make exfoliating face masks. I had one in my facial that was mixed with local honey. I know it sounds gross, but it’s so good for your skin. You can also mix it with Greek yogurt or just water. I really love face masks, so it’s fun to have a way to make them at home!
(And here’s a kit with small sizes of both for a cheaper price if you just wanna try them out!)
This is a powdery mixture that smells exactly like coconuts. I love the crazy Lush bath bombs too, but more often than not, I just want a really light, fresh, relaxing scent for a bath. This is my new go-to. The scent REALLY appeals to me.
Thanks so much for reading you guys! Hope your week is off to a great start! xx- Elsie
Author and Photography: Elsie Larson.