My skin care routine changes almost seasonally, usually depending on the climate and temperatures. I have tricky skin. It's quite sensitive, fair, and breaks out somewhat easily. During the summer, I don't need anything heavy - a light moisturizer usually does the trick. In the winter, it's a whole different story. I've always had skin that reacts easily to anything and everything, which is why recently, I've started leaning more towards the completely natural, organic products. Yes, I still use some that aren't, but I'll still make sure they are made without synthetic ingredients, parabens, sulfates and chemicals.
This beauty balm, by One Love Organics, was one of my more recent purchases. I've been using it for about two months now, and I'm addicted. It has endless different uses; cleanse, moisturize, condition, etc., and you can apply it pretty much anywhere; face, hands, hair, rough spots... It's completely natural and organic, made with ingredients such as coconut oil, mango seed butter, chia seed extract, jojoba seed oil, beeswax and more. It smells so yummy too! This beauty balm is slightly oily/heavy though. I use it only at night, after I cleanse and apply any other anti-aging products and let it soak in while I sleep. My skin wakes up hydrated and glowing. A definite must have for a colder, drier climate.
I've loved the First Aid Beauty products for a while now. I have problem skin (I have psoriasis, which only shows up on occasion), so I'm completely hooked on their Ultra Repair Cream, since it is especially formulated for problem skin and such. I've heard rave reviews about the FAB overnight mask, so I decided to give it a try. While at Sephora, one of the sales associates talked me into the radiance pads, and I can't say I was disappointed in that purchase.
Both products are wonderful. I use the radiance pads once a day, usually in the evening after washing my face. They make my face feel so smooth and bright, and they exfoliate without being too harsh on my super sensitive skin. Plus, you can get a smaller size to try them out before going all out and purchasing the full size. The overnight mask is amazing too - it's a little goopy, so probably better if you sleep on your back, but it works wonders over the night and all you have to do is wake up and wash your face. I'm all about having glowing skin, and these two products just enhance that.
Last, but certainly not least, is Tata Harper. I have fallen absolutely in LOVE with her products recently. She's been all over for a while now, but it took me especially long to jump on the bandwagon, and I really regret that! The replenishing nutrient complex is probably my favorite product of all. It's a multivitamin for the skin - it consists of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients all in one little bottle. The ingredients (rosehip oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, apricot kernel oil, alfalfa, arnica and more) are incredible. I use this as my moisturizer in the morning. It is light, soaks in super quickly, non-greasy, and works wonderful under my makeup. The oil is also 100% natural, organic, and created on Tata's farm in Vermont. I can't say enough good things about her products.
Which brings me to the best part: Right now, Tata Harper is having their friends and family sale. 15% off the entire site with code FF2014!