So lately I've been really interested in organic skincare. I don't know why. My whole motto about skincare is, "If it's working, why change it?" or "If it's not broken, don't fix it".... But is it really working?
I was looking through my pile of what I call "skincare" products, which are basically a bunch of chemicals, and honestly, I thought I knew what ingredients to avoid but I don't think I know the half of it. I can't tell you ANYTHING about 98% of the ingredients in my products. None. Now, the products I use I do not use in a harmful way. I use them properly, how they should be used.
I'm a Cerave-Cetaphil kinda person. I don't just go into my local drugstore and pull random products off the shelves saying, "Heck I wonder if this will work!" I like to do research. By research, I mean reading the reviews.
Anyway, if you've bothered to read my recent posts you'd know that I was on the Acne.org regimen last year, and loving it. I used all their products, and then sort of trailed off onto my own regimen. Though I could switch out cleansers and moisturizers, two things always stayed the same. I always kept my Acne.org Benzoyl Peroxide and Jojoba Oil. Those things remain my must-haves.
However, despite my love for the products I have, I've been searching for more natural skincare products. The thing that sells me about it is actually knowing where and what the product comes from. "Avocado Oil," gee I wonder where that comes from! My question of the day to this forum is, what do you think about having a mostly natural skincare regimen with the exception of Benzoyl Peroxide? Since BP is already a chemical, why should I be putting MORE unneeded chemicals onto my skin? Here are the products that I've been researching lately:
- St. Ives Green Tea Scrub
- Burt's Bees Intense Hydrating Cleansing Cream
HEALTH FOOD STORES/NATURAL PRODUCTS:
- Unrefined, Extra Virgin, Cold-Pressed, Organic Coconut Oil
- Unrefined, Organic Shea Butter
- Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser (organic)
- Juice Beauty Milk Cleanser (also organic)
If any of you have any input on these products mentioned (I'm very curious about them) or just organic products in general please start a discussion in the comments. Tell me what you think, if you have any tips for me, please share them. I would love to read your responses, so don't be shy! If you are in the same boat as me, please let me know so we can experiment together! Yay!