(I’m fighting the guilt of missing yesterday’s NaBloPoMo post…four year old with a fever, home renos, 7.5 months pregnant, nuff said)
Love discovering natural skin care products? Love knowing that what you’re putting on your skin is not full of chemicals you can’t pronounce or that are linked to some really bad health issues? Love, love, love all things girly and trying new products all the time?
I found a pretty neat line for you. Coccoon Apothecary.
I realize that I probably came to this party late, and many have already discovered Coccoon Apothecary. But, here are my thoughts on the products I’ve been using since midsummer.
I’ve been using Magic Bean Lotion on my tummy and other areas that stretch during pregnancy to avoid stretch marks. And, not even one! I can’t fully attribute this to the lotion. My genetics are pretty good here – my mom doesn’t have stretch marks, and I didn’t get any with my first child when I didn’t use Magic Bean Lotion. However, it smells yummy (chocolate), moisturizes very well and keeps my skin supple. Touchy Feely Lotion is just as effective and I love the subtle smell of lavender. My only complaint: didn’t last long at all for full body use. At that price point ($21 CAD) I expected it to last longer.
As for their line of facial skin care products, I used the Rose Petal line because it concentrates more on anti-aging properties.
Petal Purity Facial Cleanser feels a little too creamy for my taste and I don’t think it’s meant for make-up removal.
I love the Petal Purity Exfoliator because I don’t feel like I’m scrubbing my skin with sandpaper and it leaves my face smooth, clean and refreshed.
Rose Dew toner is nice and my skin does feel, well toned, but again – I don’t feel like it completely removes make up residue.
Rosehip Oil Serum is simply lovely. It took me some time to get accustomed to the strong smell of rose, but the effects of a tiny drop of oil gently massaged into my face had me convinced. At first I was afraid it would make my normal skin oily (especially along the t-zone). I quickly learned that the oil absorbed well. My skin was left soft and the next morning it didn’t feel like it was washing off when I cleansed. A great product.
Rosey Cheeks Facial Cream is gentle and creamy – again you don’t need a lot. It settles nicely into the skin without feeling oily and leaves skin supple. It’s a great facial cream.
Eyewaken eye cream goes a long way – just a tiny bit covers the entire eye area. It moisturizes nicely and my eyes look good…I haven’t notice dramatically new “lines”.
I just tried the Ancient Mud Mask and I loved the results, but I found the mask too much like sandpaper. It felt rough on my skin when I was applying it. My face looked great once I rinsed it off, but I had a few red patches. I don’t have sensitive skin – I can confidently use any product without a test patch and this product left it a bit too patchy for my liking. Having said that, my face was super soft!
I think I should highlight that I’m pregnant – and pregnancy hormones tend to do all sorts of things to your skin. With my first pregnancy I broke out all the time. With this pregnancy, my skin has never felt better. I may review these products again once baby is over 3 months old, I’m sleep deprived and therefore my skin will be different. If they make my skin look great then, then these are truly great products!
What I like most about these products is that I use them with complete confidence that nothing yucky is getting through my skin to my cells or baby’s. Do you have a natural skin care product that you love and would recommend trying?