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!!
One Love Brand New Day & Skin Savior
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!)
Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak
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.
I am SO happy I found this series! I have just started switching all of my beauty and skincare products and this is so helpful!!
I’ve been a follower of A Beautiful Mess for years and have both of your books.
It’s been great reading your beauty posts.
I would love to send you some samples of some products I make for Thesis Beauty, a vegan and organic body care line based out of Boston, MA.
Here’s our website: www.thesisbeauty.com
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested!
Curious if you’ve tried anything for shaving yet. I was just ordering some razor refills today and then I thought to look it up on the Think Dirty app… Yikes! Now I realize that the shave cream (a “natural” brand I’ve been using) and my razor blades themselves are some of the worst products in my shower. I haven’t really seen this topic tackled before, so I don’t even know where to start for a healthier, natural option.
I love this series as I’m very much into natural skin care and makeup. You should give Bsttys Bath products a try. Trust me, they we good!
Now I have MORE products I need to try!
Love Acure products! I especially love their cell stimulating mask and their eye cream. I’ve almost complete switched over to their products for skin care.
Ewg’s database is not backed up by any scientific data AT ALL. in fact, when you go to the ingredient breakdown of most products the website will tell you there is “limited” or “zero” data to back up the scores. If you want to use non toxic products, please refer to cosmetic ingredient review (http://www.cir-safety.org/) and lok up the individual ingredients! There is a lot of scaremongering in Skin deep.
I was convinced for the longest time that stuff from lush and the body shop were all natural…I guess I just assumed. Then I check out their ratings ?
I definitely need the skin saviour and the coconut milk!
Jaynie Shannon * / Morphe & Zoeva Giveaway Running
Thank you so much for doing this whole series. I LOVE that you are using your large audience to spread really positive, helpful ideas. I would love it if you guys could also do posts about ethical fashion brands or animal cruelty- free products! I’m trying to make my life more earth friendly without sacrificing style or turning totally-granola. 😉
The other products in this post are not available at Target. You can buy them direct from the company or on Amazon.
I love that too!
Yeah- they’re so pretty, but they don’t have amazing scores for being clean.
It smells SO good!
Thank you so much for the positive feedback! It’s really important to me that these posts are helpful and not discouraging or overwhelming.
Isn’t it the best?!
I love that you are sharing a love for natural beauty and skincare products! I fell in love with Lemongrass Spa products for this reason too—handmade and 97-100% natural—I’d love to share some samples with you! www.OurLemongrassSpa.com/4018 and https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=376109452554158&tsid=0.8969933781772852&source=typeahead
Thank you for sharing, Question I know you had mentioned that you can purchase the Acure Night Cream at Target can you also ourchase the other their as well or do you have to purchase online.
The coconut milk bath soak is one of my favourites too! It leaves your skin feeling so soft and refreshed and smells amazing, I can’t help myself when it comes to the sweet smell of coconut!