Updated: May 11
Is it possible to get a clear, glowing complexion without using chemical laden beauty products? Absolutely! Here are a few natural, facial skin care products I use and love.
With the rise in fertility issues, cancer, eczema, allergies, and autoimmune conditions, reducing our chemical & toxic metal exposure simply made sense to me. Products should be as natural as possible, cruelty free (no animal testing) and safe for the environment and our wildlife, not just us.
But they also have to work! I have spent a small fortune over the years trying to find the best natural but effective beauty products. Finally, I feel happy with my selections. Though with new ones being added to the market daily, it just keeps getting better and better.
Remember you can check the ingredients and safety of your personal products by visiting The Environmental Working Groups database.
For a list of all the natural home and beauty products, even supplements, I use and recommend, visit the SHOP.
Despite an oily t zone and the odd pimple every now and then, my skin is actually quite dry. I find that anything that strips my skin of moisture makes my skin more oily as my body attempts to compensate. Apparently drying out the skin, is the one big mistake many acne sufferers make.
All of these natural skincare products make me feel clean and clear without losing vital moisture.
My favourite is the doTERRA facial cleanser which has the benefit of pure Tea Tree & Peppermint essential oils. These oils are known for their ability to cleanse and tone skin and support a healthy-looking complexion. Natural cleansers of Yucca Root Extract and Soapbark Extract gently wash away impurities leaving skin looking clean, fresh, and smooth.
With the Tailor product it seemed odd to use a bunch of oils to cleanse the skin, but it worked. Well, it won a Best in Beauty award in 2017, so maybe that counts for something. Surprisingly, it consists of only 6 entirely natural ingredients and is made in NZ! Not sure if it is right for you? Try the mini kit which includes a scrub/mask & moisturizer.
For a cheaper option you can try Essano's Rosehip Moisturising Creme Cleanser. This soap-free blend of skin-loving ingredients is designed to promote a radiant complexion without drying. It is 98.76% natural. 10.2% organic. Plus it's sustainably produced. You'll find it in most supermarkets or pop it in your next healthpost.co.nz order.
I will admit I'm a little biased, as I love my doTERRA essential oils. One of the first oils I discovered the benefits of, was Frankincense.
Clients saw strange rashes, redness and blemishes disappear within just a few days of use. (Especially when combined with Tea Tree).
I was told it was a "face lift in a bottle"! So I thought I'd give it a go. No, I didn't have some miraculous face lift, but I did notice an evening of my skin tone, less acne, and fading of my pigmentation.
Pigmentation is unfortunately a big issue for me. Pregnancy, hormonal issues, sun exposure, picking pimples and stress are common causes.