Being on the road doesn’t prevent me from trying new beauty products. In fact, it often exposes me to ones I’d never see at home. The latest and greatest beauty products seem to multiply like lemmings, which can be good or bad, depending on your budget and desire to experiment.
I prefer cruelty free and organic or as clean of chemicals as possible. If I discover a product I love, I’ll buy others from the same line. This can be a hit or miss experience but sometimes I get lucky.
This month I’ve tried several new things and gone back to a few old favorites.
I found this brand several years ago and always have several tubes of their body butter on hand. I do sample other brands because they smell nice but keep coming back to this because the price is great and it’s highly moisturizing. The body butter is more expensive than the body lotion but has more Shea and Cocoa Butter in it which makes it richer and worth the difference in price.
There are women who routinely spend massive amounts on lipstick. I’m not one of them because the costly ones are seldom cruelty-free. Lipstick formulations seem pretty similar so I focus on color, how well they stay on, and how toxic they are if I ingest them. It’s all but impossible to avoid ingesting some lipstick so clean is really important here. This Jane Iredale Lip Fixation has been my favorite for many years. I buy the color “Fascination” in multiples in case it’s ever discontinued.
I discovered and love this Always Sharp lip Pencil by Smash Box. It sharpens the pencil every time you use it, just by tightening the lid until it clicks. I use the color “Stylist” which is a clear rose tone.
I use this Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 as my moisturizer and my first layer of sun protection. Because I have dry skin, it’s a great base to everything else I use and doesn’t leave a white cast. It’s thick but rubs in nicely.
I’m always trying out new nighttime moisturizers. Nothing has impressed me enough that I buy it over and over. Last month a web search turned up this one from Ursa Major. The ingredients are nice and the reviews are encouraging so I ordered it. I liked it so much I immediately ordered their face wash. Sadly, the smell of reminded me of Pine-Sol so I returned it without even trying it on my face.
When that ran out I went back to this Rose Vetiver Day Cream by Evan Healy. It’s rich enough to use at night for me. I’ve used many things from this line and am a big fan of the sourcing and ingredients.
I’m currently using this Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water wash followed by their Cream Cleanser. I discovered the Sukin line several years ago and really like them. They all have a high Aloe vera content which is soothing on my skin. Their mild citrus/vanilla/lavender scent is from their essential oils which have never irritated my skin the way added perfumes do. I ran out of my Andalou on this trip so picked up their body lotion which feels really nice. While I was at it I bought their Organic Rose Hip Oil which I apply before the evening cream. I’ve been using Rose Hip Oil on my skin for years.
What beauty products do you order again and again?
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