First, a little about my current approach to my skincare and beauty purchases. For months I’ve avoided purchasing products I don’t need. Mostly, I purchase items as I run out. Products like lipsticks and blushes are mostly a non-priority until I use up some of what I have. The first reason for this approach is to budget finances better. The second is that I don’t want to be consumed by materialism. The third is that I find it ridiculous to accumulate more makeup or skincare products than I could ever use up before they went bad.
Having gotten that out of the way, here are some products that I’m interested in purchasing as I use up and replace my current items:
Osmia Organics Purely Simple Face Cream – It might seem as though something like this wouldn’t warrent a second glance – after all, it even says in the name that it’s a simple face cream. However, all face lotions are not created equal…far from it. I’ve tried lots, both mainstream when I was younger, and high end green brands. This is my favorite and I want to repurchase soon. It sinks into the skin quickly but leaves it hydrated, all with limited natural ingredients. Let me just say that is no easy feat.
Evan Healy Rose Petal HydroSoul – It’s been a while since I’ve purchased an Evan Healy hydrosol, but they are really great. I love using rose water hydrosol in spring and summer when I need less moisture. This one looks lovely and I love the packaging.
Jordan Samuel Plié Treatment Cleanser – I feel like so many people have been talking about Jordan Samuel lately. I love using a good cleanser that is also affordable. For me, $20 for 3 ozs of natural face cleanser is very reasonable. I’m really leaning towards buying this one when my other cleansers run out.
Earth Mama Angel Baby line – I want to try several of their products, primarily for my baby who is due this summer! Currently, I plan on purchasing their Natural Nipple Butter for breastfeeding, their Natural Non-Scents Body Wash and Shampoo for baby’s bathtime, and some of their teas.
California Baby Super Sensitive Body Oil – It’s important to me to use no fragrances (natural or otherwise) on my baby for the first few weeks. Most baby oils contain fragrance or essential oils, which can potentially irritate delicate baby skin. This is one of the few products I’ve found that is organic, affordable, and completely scent-free.
Kosas Lipstick in Undone – OK, I want pretty much every shade they make since I purchased Rosewater, which is an absolutely perfect lipstick. If I must choose just one, I’d pick Undone, which is a makeup artist favorite, with good reason I’m sure. The shade is a nude pinky-brown and looks beautiful in every photo I’ve seen of it.
RMS Beauty Signature Set: Pop – I think these palette sets are brilliant. RMS is probably my number #1 favorite non-toxic beauty brand if I had to pick, but they aren’t exactly affordable. This is such a fantastic way to have multiple products for a fraction of the cost.
Glossier Boy Brow – I want to purchase a few of their products, but primarily Boy Brow in blonde. Doing my brows is pretty much a daily standard for me, even when I’m not wearing any other makeup. I’d also love to try their Stretch Concealer and Cloud Paint.