|my favorite sunnies, now lost. where, o where, are you guys??|
first off- this cleanser. i'd heard an internet rumor about the mysterious dermatologist that created this facial cleanser and sold its doppelganger for much, much more and of course, had to try it. guess what? it really is a sweet little beauty secret. its $5.99, well over 8 oz (mine has lasted 3 months, using twice a day, and i still have some left), soooo gentle, and removes regular mascara. my skin feels soft after using, not tight or dry, and i love the pump bottle. i'm also a fan of the oil free moisturizer- great for oily/combo skin or if you like a soothing, lightweight lotion.
when it comes to skincare, i like to know what ingredients i'm putting onto my face and body, and try to keep it as natural as possible. that said, i'm also intrigued by new technology in treating age-old problems and the visible results they produce. for a more natural approach, i love anything by dr. hauschka and recommend this little kit for your vacation travels. there is enough product for several days and packaged in this nifty little tin that snaps shut. and its just nice to be able to read the ingredient list and recognize everything, right? if you want to get down and dirty in your deep face clean, even while using natural products, you can embrace technology and pair them with a clarisonic mia -your own personal traveling scrubbie buddy.
i'm curious about this new line of high-end products and treatments, from the makers of proactive...it definitely seems more of a clinical approach backed by research, and i like that the line is extensive enough to carry self-tanners, sunscreens, supplements, and makeup removers. skincare is a broad genre of beauty, and can be overwhelming unless we educate ourselves. i'm always on the lookout for a great product that actually does what it claims to do...be it preventative, treatment, or restorative. i'll have to give this a try and get back to you on the results...
and as always, the trifecta of beachtime and poolside skin-saving chic...sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cute sunhat! what are ya'll using and loving on your pretty faces? any summer tips for keeping your skin clear and gorgeous?
p.s. i wasn't paid or otherwise coerced into writing this post, i just like talking about stuff i'm using and/or excited about. thats all.