Feed your skin with care, our skin absorb 60% of the products we apply! Being selective with your skincare products can mean the elimination of harmful ingredients intake. I've been turning to natural and cruelty-free skincare/makeup for the past 10 years of my life. How do I do it? Here are some things I look for when shopping for makeup and skincare:
Eco-friendly packaging (ie: recyclable)
Socially responsible (Strong brand mission that supports a cause I also believe in)
Cruelty-free, products are not tested on animals
Free from parabens, petrochemicals, petroleum-based compounds, silicones, sodium laureth or lauryl sulphate, phthalates, propylene glycol- Why? They are synthetic and toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin
Free from man-made fragrances
I am sharing my favourite skincare/makeup products below that check all the above boxes!
My Current Skincare Routine
Au Natural Skinfood mindfully creates natural skincare gems that are great for the skin and kind to our planet. Inspired by the healing and anti-bacterial properties of Active 16+ Manuka Honey and other natural, ethically sourced ingredients from New Zealand, each product is carefully crafted to designed to feed the skin.
I cleanse my skin with Au Cleanser that gently removes bad bacteria from the skin while providing nourishing properties with active Manuka honey to maintain the skin's natural oils. Before I apply my moisturizer, I prep my skin with Au brightening lotion/toner that is rich in antioxidants, its antibacterial properties helps strengthen and protect the skin. I finish with a few drops of the Au Face Oil mix with either Au Day Serum or Night Creme that locks all the moisture in and gives the skin a natural brightening effect.
Olio E Osso is one of the cleanest makeup brands I have ever encountered. Their range of makeup balms are basically makeup skincare. The great for your skin makeup utilizes an all-natural base of nourishing olive and shea oils, bound together with natural beeswax and grapefruit essential oil.
Olio E Osso handcraft each product carefully and creates the most beautiful makeup balms that bring out the natural beauty in you. I like letting my natural skin shines through without much coverage so I do not apply any foundation. I'll use a tinted sunscreen to even out my skin tone and apply Olio E Osso No.11 on my cheekbones, bridge of my nose as a highlight and apply No. 3 as a blush to give my skin that subtle glow.