If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how obsessed I am with natural skin care. I’ve been learning more and more about ingredients with natural anti-inflammatory, healing and hydrating properties and I’ve found so many new brands that I feel so good about putting on my skin.
That said, I just went in for my first facial of the summer at HeyDay, a no-frills facial spa with tons of swoon-worthy natural products in it’s shop. I get bi-monthly 50 minute facials and my skin therapist Laura knows my skin so well by now that I trust her product recommendations with my life.
Anyway, I needed to re-up on cleansers and wanted a lighter calming moisturizer for the warmer months (it is HOT and sweaty here in NYC!), and I’m pretty psyched about everything I brought home!
Of course, I had to grab another bottle of my Vitamin B Cleansing Oil. I’m on my fourth bottle and have been using this stuff for about a year and a half now. I use it every night to remove my makeup and it leaves my skin feeling like a dream. I love how it doesn’t strip my skin of moisture whatsoever like other cleansers.
As a second cleanse at night, I’ve been using this Grown Alchemist cream cleanser. I just finished the tube and was in love, but I wanted to switch it up for summer with something a bit lighter, so I’m trying out this Vital C Hydrating Cleanser from Image. It’s still creamy which I love, and the touch of antioxidant-rich citrus oils couldn’t be more perfect for summer.
The last two products I bought are from Herbivore. I was introduced to the brand because HeyDay gave me a sample of the Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Oil. Oh, my, word. I used the sample sparingly for a week, and I knew I couldn’t live without it. I was weary at first because of the price, but a little goes a really long way, so I know this bottle will last me a long time. It’s perfect for calming redness, especially hormonal acne, plus it smells so soothing and the aesthetics of the bottle are top notch. Seriously too excited about this stuff.
I also impulse bought a small bottle of the Herbivore After Sun Soothing Aloe Mist. It’s an all-natural, vegan blend of aloe, cooling mint, lavender and witch hazel to provide instant relief to sun-exposed skin. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t buy this because it smells like summer in a bottle.
A couple products I’ve been using year-round that I’m continuing to use the summer are my Image SPF 50 Daily Moisturizer (BEST daily sunscreen I’ve ever used!) and the One Love Organics Vitamin E Eye Balm. Can’t get enough of these bad boys.
Have you tried any of these products? I want to know what you think!
PS: This post was NOT sponsored by any of these brands, besides that One Love Organics sent me their eye balm to try for free because they know how obsessed I am with their line. All opinions are my own, as always.