While many people have new years resolutions to exercise more or eat less fatty foods, those of us in the beauty community are always looking for ways to improve our skincare routines! Luckily, more and more natural beauty and skincare products are becoming available in the mainstream market. Whether you are a long-time lover all things eco-friendly and cruelty-free, or just starting out on a self-improvement journey, these products are a great fit for all!
derma e Hydrating Night Crème
This brand recently launched in Target after being available in Whole Foods for many years! Their Hydrating Night Crème smells amazing and has a light and fresh texture. Personally, I have never been able to use a night cream consistently without breakouts before meeting this product. I have been so happy to add this amazing product to my night-time ritual. I use it with derma e's Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream after cleansing my face.
derma e works with natural ingredients and combines them with cruelty-free green chemistry. They are focused on considering the health of your skin and the health of our planet.
St. Ives Oatmeal Scrub and Mask
St. Ives is a natural health and beauty brand that has been around for ages but continues to remain relevant! They are the America's #1 Scrub Brand and this Oatmeal Scrub and Mask is made with 100% natural exfoliants! St. Ives proves that non-eco-friendly microbeads are not necessary for proper skincare routines! I use this product before bed as a face scrub after removing my makeup. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft without any stinging or burning effect that can come from other scrubs. I pat my skin dry and apply my night cream to dry areas of my face.
Another unique use for the Oatmeal Scrub and Mask is to use it in your DIY manicure process! Smooth it onto your damp hands to let the naturally exfoliating beads smooth away dry skin and prep your hands for pampering. You can find this scrub in your local supermarket, drug store, or online!
OZ Naturals Ocean Minerals Facial Cleanser
This facial cleanser is 72% organic -- this means no added coloring or synthetic micro-beads. It is perfect for use as a daily cleanser and make-up remover, with ingredients such as ocean minerals, Vitamin E, and rose hip oil.
Another great aspect of this product is its specific focus on gently cleansing sensitive skin. The formula is cruelty-free (as always from OZ Naturals) and does not contain alcohol, parabens, or sulfates. OZ Naturals is another brand leading the way in natural health and beauty products, with their products easily available for purchase on Amazon!
Valentia True Glow Eye Cream
This eye cream by Valentia boasts being an Intense Corrective Eye Treatment with 98% natural ingredients, while being alcohol and paraben free. The cream promises to reduce wrinkles, nourish and hydrate, and restore radiance to skin after continued use.
I love the little pump top on the glass bottle. This is much easier to use than a tube or small pot. The scent of the product is delightful and almost citrus-y. It is not irritating to the skin and absorbs easily. This product naturally brightens the eye area and helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Valentia's products are also easily available on Amazon.
Bonus tip: Don't wreck your new natural skincare routine by applying makeup with dirty brushes! Wash your brushes 1-2 times a week with a vegan and all-natural Prism Brush Bar, such as the new Lavender Opal bar. Leave your brushes to air dry and keep a spray bottle of quick-drying cleansing solution on hand for quick clean-ups.
Margaret is a 25 year-old Pittsburgh, PA based beauty blogger with a passion for DIY nail art and natural skincare products. She loves trying new products, online shopping, and sharing product reviews with her followers. You can read her latest at www.frostandpolish.wordpress.com and follow her on Instagram (@frostandpolish), Twitter (@frostandpolish), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FrostandPolish/).