Currently Lovin’ in My Organic Skincare Shelf: Mini Reviews

02/20/2018

my organic skincare essentialsI feel like it’s been a while since I done a legit skincare post. Most of my posts lately seem to be more on lifestyle and simple/slow living. However, If you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m still very much in love with my skincare. I still enjoy trying new products and I definitely want to continue to share the good discoveries I found in the organic skincare community. I just love how many good and amazing skincare brands I have been discovering. It feels so good to know that I can still have great skincare without all the harmful ingredients in conventional skincare products.

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my organic skincare essentialsSo for today’s post, to bring things back to skincare, I want to share some new additions to my organic skincare shelf. Some of these products I have had for a while but never used. Some of these are completely new to me and new discoveries. So grab your pen and paper if you’re looking to discover new products and let’s dive right on!

affordable organic skincare productsI bought two products from Mahalo. It’s a brand I’ve had my eyes on for about a year. I finally got the perfect opportunity to try it and let’s just say I’m in love. I haven’t used the Rare Indigo Balm yet but The Mahalo Blam is my current go-to moisturizer. It glides on so smoothly and keeps your skin silky smooth. There’s only one other product that leaves my skin this smooth and that’s the Fit glow. Listen, these two products together will leave your skin feeling like a baby’s butt. I’m not even exaggerating. I have found myself using this two combo at least once a day. For something to keep me hydrated in the winter months, you know it’s good!

I have gifted some products from URSA major and so far have been loving them as well. One of my favorite from the box I received is the Fantastic Face Wash. It’s a super gentle face cleanser. I tend to steer away from “gentle” cleansers as I don’t particularly have sensitive skin. So gentle cleansers just don’t do it for me; remember my review of the pai gentle cleansers? yeah, Not my thing. But there are days when I do need something mild and I feel appreciate the amazing cleanser for that.

organic skincare for winterI am also living the 3-Minute Bright & Easy Flash Mask. Gosh, It truly hydrates and lightly brightens your skin on those days when you need an extra ummph to your skin but don’t have 20 minutes to give to a face mask. You can obviously leave it on longer but it works just as well. It reminds me of the Tata Harper Resurfacing mask which is one of my all-time favorite face masks.

Still, from the URSA Major brand, I use the Vitamin C serum and The recovery Cream pretty consistently. Vitamin C is great for brightening skin and for its antioxidant properties. If you’re battling sun damage, hyperpigmentation, or premature aging, Vitamin C is great for those! It boosts collagen levels which helps keep the skin firm and also calms irritation while providing hydration as well. I, however, find the recovery cream to be a bit on the heavier side. So I stick to only using it a couple of times a week mostly at nights. You know of course that their Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant is one of my favorite natural deodorants. I’ve reviewed it in this post along with other deodorants.

andalou organic pumpkin honey glycolic maskNext one is the Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Acid Mask which is truly one of my current go-to masks. I have been looking for an AHA and BHA mask knowing all the amazing benefits they bring to any skincare routine. However, finding one that works and contains clean ingredients has been tough. You can imagine the joy in my heart when I found this one. It is an acid, one that your skin will love! Upon initial application, it stings a bit then it subsides after about a minute. It also reminds me of the Resurfacing Mask from Tata Harper. To me, this is the lower end version of the Tata Harper mask which is about $58 compared to this one at $15. I’m seriously obsessed with this mask. I currently use it at least 1x/week.

URSA MAJOR skincare reviewAndalou organics has some amazing products. my goal is to test out as many products from their line as I can and share them with you all. The Lemon Sugar Facial Scrub is also one that I use at least once/week. I use that scrub and the Avalon Organics Enzyme Scrub are the two scrubs I use weekly and I’m loving. These two brands offer incredible products at a lower price range which I love!

For my body, I have been loving the True Moringa Whipped Body Butter. Normally I make my own whipped body butter but I’ve been busy so this one comes in handy. It’s truly moisturizing and glides one quite easily. I also love the coffee body polish. It’s a great body scrub and a better alternative to my Giovanni coffee sugar scrub. I love that true moringa sources their ingredients ethically and they’re a small business worthy of support!

For my hair, I have fallen in love with the True Moringa Simplicity Hair, Skin and Body Oil. I only use it on my hair because I have a lot of skin products. It really moisturizes and seals in whatever moisture I have in my thick 4c afro hair. Same goes for this Hair Repair Serum from Elyse Marie botanicals. I use both of these on my hair at least 3x/week and I find my hair to honestly have less breakage and splits. This obviously is in combination with having a regular healthy hair care regimen.

That’s about it. I tried to make this post about products that I’m actually loving. If you want to see a complete list of everything that’s new on my shelf, leave a comment below and I will gladly share! I do get to try a significant amount of product and would love to share it with you guys so you see all the options available to you.

Thanks for stopping by! I’ll “see” you in my next post 🙂

~ Asakemi.

2 responses to “Currently Lovin’ in My Organic Skincare Shelf: Mini Reviews”

  1. bennymakachi says:

    I’m a sucker for organic skincare. I however detest that most are quite pricey. These look so good I wanna eat em. Nice review. I’d give one of these a try.

    • Asaake says:

      I know they’re pricey but so is higher end conventional products too. Skincare products from brands like Clinique are just as pricey. So technically organic products aren’t more pricey than conventional ones. I have found some amazing affordable products and brands and will be doing a series to share as many as I can because I know not everyone can afford some of the ones on my blog. I’d love to offer that variety.

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