As I've grown older, I've become very curious about the ingredients in my skincare products. When I moved to England from the US, my body had hard time getting acclimated to the climate change. My face broke out, my hair shed badly, and my skin felt really dry and tight. In my early twenties, I used whatever brand I could get my hands on and it worked fine, but after moving overseas I knew I had to change my products. I tried almost everything I could to reduce my breakouts and stop my hair from shedding, but it became worse as I tested more products. I went to chemists, researched a ton of stuff online, purchased those really expensive acne treatments and nothing improved. One summer, I took a trip back to the states and I tried Shea Moisture's African Organic Black Soap, then I switched my moisturizer to organic grape seed oil and now coconut oil. After about a month or 2, my face started getting back to normal with no blemishes. I did the same with my hair. I started to intentionally buy products with more natural ingredients and my hair is healthier than it's ever been. I'm still trying out products and adding to my list, but below I've listed my favorite 5 natural products for skin and hair.
I've been searching for a natural face masque for ages. I've only been using this masque for about one month, and I'm loving it so far. I love that it leaves my skin feeling moisturized and hydrated. It also helps that it smells like cherries. I went to a preview for Sukin and there were several makeup artists that swear by the face cream as a primer for their clients. It's all natural and it's a smooth base for foundation they say. I'll have to try out their creams next.
So this is not for the face or hair, but I love the lavender scent of this hand sanitizer and sometimes I use it as an air freshener. I always keep a bottle in my bag.
A friend gifted me with this hair cream a few months ago and I love! It's a light scent and it gives my curls a nice hold without it being too greasy and heavy. I'm all about repurposing products, so I use a little on my feet before going to bed.
I'm a sucker for this oil. I normally don't use it on my face, but it's the perfect body oil. I unfortunately got sick last year and had to stay in the hospital for several days. I had this oil in my purse. Thank God! I used it for my body, my hair, and my face that week. I also hate the smell of hospitals, so I put a little on paper towels and put them in my pillowcase to give my hospital bed a fresh smell.
Let me know what natural products you're using!