Fresh Faced: Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil

I am very picky about my cleansers. Well, if we’re being honest, I’m very picky about everything. But cleansers are an integral step in our skincare routine. We start and/or end our days with our cleanser. We are counting on them to remove dirt and grime from the day and to wipe off the makeup we rocked all day long and are now desperately ready to free ourselves from. They need to clean our face and make us feel fresh and invigorated. It’s a tough gig, but I think I found the gal for the job.

The Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil by One Love Organics is my holy grail of cleansers. Do I have an entire shelf filled with other cleansers in my bedroom? Maybe. But, do I reach for this one 90% of the time? Totally. This cleanser removes dirt and impurities while also restoring skin’s natural moisture barrier, which is one reason why I love this oil cleanser so much. So does my dry and acne prone skin. The Vitamin B cleanser contains papain, a fruit enzyme that helps to exfoliate and soften. It also contains a natural Vitamin B complex to detoxify and tone.

It may seem like a foreign concept to some out there, but oil can be a great combative to both oily and acne prone skin; crazy but true. This cleanser leaves my skin feeling fresh, dewy and clean. I’m not a huge fan of that squeaky-clean feeling left behind by some cleansers. If you do that’s great, but maybe shy away from an oil cleanser. The oil moisturizes and cleanses the face all in one, which is wonderful for me. As an added, awesome bonus, the Vitamin B cleanser is killer at removing makeup; yes, even that pesky eye makeup. We just have to use a little extra product to get all the mascara off our eyes, but it definitely works. I use 1 pump when I’m just cleansing and 2 pumps when I’m trying to remove makeup as well as cleanse.

Picture from Credo Beauty, online

I love giving my face a massage while applying the cleanser. It feels great and helps to get circulation flowing, which helps tighten our skin. Say goodbye to all those annoying wrinkles we’re all convinced we have. Obviously, this doesn’t happen overnight, but a face massage every night over the course of a few months, to a year,  will definitely improve our overall skin tone. Also as an added sense of pampering and luxury, it smells fantastic.

I apply the cleanser to my hands and rub them together to evenly distribute the product. I then massage it into a dry face anywhere from 30 seconds up to 1 minute. When it comes to removing the cleanser, it can be done in several ways. We can simply remove it with warm water, then pat dry with a washcloth. But, if we’re looking for a deeper clean, and a small amount of exfoliation, just saturate a washcloth with warm water and press it over your face, holding it there until the cloth loses most of its heat. Then repeat this process, but this time gently rub the cloth to remove the rest of the oil, hence the light exfoliation. This technique helps the cleanser to enter deeper into our pores, creating a deeper and more effective cleanse. However one decides to use the cleanser, it’s sure to be effective. I highly recommend checking it out!

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Must Have Natural Beauty Products For Fall

Fall Must Haves HeaderIt’s that time of year again, when we pull out our scarves and boots and, dare I say it, pumpkin spice lattes (or just lattes for us simple folk). There are songs, clothing items and beauty products that remind us of fall and I am here to tell you a few of the products I own, that just scream fall to me.

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Weleda Skin Food, hand cream

This cream is literally a lifesaver. I keep it on my nightstand and use it every night before I go to bed. I have had a problem with getting really dry and cracked skin on my hands ever since I used Accutane in high school; it’s been a nightmare. I also work and have worked at a coffee shop for the past several years, which is super drying since I am constantly washing my hands. Anyway, this cream works wonders on my hands and smell great too.

Burt’s Bees cuticle oil/cream

This cuticle oil is an added bonus to my hand cream; I will apply it directly to my cuticles after putting on the Weleda Skin Food. It is just extra moisturizing and I unfortunately have crazy dry and crackly cuticles, this has nothing to do with my job or medication I took, it is just an unfortunate genetic tragedy that I have to deal with.

Burt’s Bees lip balm (Original and Mango)

These lip balms are a staple for me year round, but when it comes to fall/winter time I have one everywhere, my purse, book bag, on my nightstand and in the bathroom. I stock up on them and make sure I always have one in reach. The original is my favorite; I like the tingly peppermint-y sensation it has on my lips. However, I have been using the mango flavor a lot recently since it is the one on my nightstand and I like that one a lot as well. I like buying the variety pack and trying out all the new flavors they have. I am still trying to finish an entire tube of lip balm, before losing it; so far it has not been a success.

Facemask

Like the rest of my skin in the cooler fall weather, my face tends to get a bit (and by a bit I mean a lot) dry and flakey. For this reason I tend to grab for a facemask more often. Recently I have been liking the Moroccan Red Clay Mask; it hydrates my face and helps to combat my (snow) flakey skin. If I am feeling extra-dry I mix the mask with coconut oil instead of water. The mask will not set if you do it this way, but it does definitely help to moisturize my face more.

Red lips

I think red lips are just a staple in the fall. When I think of fall, I think of orange and yellow leaves, hot coffee and red lips. I think that the purple berry reds are really pretty to change up the classic red look, but you can also never go wrong with a bold red lip either. I don’t have that many lipsticks but I really like the Bite Beauty Matte Lip Crayon in Brandy and the Honeybee Garden Lipstick in Risqué.

Hair mask

In the fall/ winter I start using a hair mask once a week to keep my hair soft and moisturized. Since I don’t wash my hair every day, using a hair mask really helps to lock in the moisture and keep my hair from drying out. I have the macadamia mask right now, which I don’t really like that much. I just don’t think that it gets my hair feeling as smooth and clean as I would like and I also don’t really like the smell of, but unfortunately have a ton left, so I have to finish it up before trying something new.

Lip Scrub

It’s like an old record on repeat, but like I said before I have dry skin in the winter and my lips are no exception. I really like using a lip scrub one to two times a week to slough off all the dry and dead skin. I have the Bite Beauty Whipped Cherry Fruit Scrub; it works well and smells great too.

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