Since reaching my 30’s skincare has become quite important to me. There really is no better feeling than being complimented about how good your skin looks right after you’ve woken up. Ok, there are many feelings that are infinitely better than that, but it still feels damn good.
For years my beauty routine consisted of only makeup, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve realised that the best way to look your best is to start with a fresh canvas and great looking skin instead of just worrying about fixing any imperfections.
I’ve recently taken up really taking care of my face, and am becoming quite fanatical about finding the most natural products with the most natural ingredients to make up my skincare routine. I’ve shared with you my love for Antipodes products before, but another of my favourite organic beauty brands is InstaNatural.
Instanatural is a brand that was created in Florida and is now on sale in Europe via their storefront on Amazon. Their products are created in small batches, and they are free of any harmful sulfates, parabens, and alcohol.
I’ve been using Instanatural products on and off for about a year, and some of their products had a better effect on my skin than others, but the range that I’m really loving right now is their retinol range. I’ve been using two InstaNatural products for a few weeks now as part of my daily routine and even though my skin is still a work in progress (hormones lead to breakouts which lead to a bit of a setback) I am sticking with this routine.
The first product I have been giving a whirl is the Age-Defying 2.5% Retinol Serum. It’s been a bit of a struggle with this product, as when I first opened it and took a look I realised that it looked and smelt just like one of the InstaNatural products that I didn’t get on with (the InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum
, which I might talk about in another post).
Even though I wasn’t 100% convinced, I have been using the serum as part of my nighttime routine, and am quite satisfied with it. When you apply the serum with the dropper it has a watery consistency, which is nice because it feels quite light on your skin. When you work it into the skin it leaves a velvety finish, which I really happen to like.
After the retinol serum dries I use the retinol moisturizer, which I must say is my favourite part of the routine. I haven’t finished the bottle yet, but I’ve already decided that this is going to be my go-to moisturizer and I will purchase a bottle once this one is done.
The packaging is quite simple – a white plastic bottle. My favourite part of it though is the pump dispenser which allows you to easily dispense the product. This cream isn’t specifically a night cream or night time moisturizer, but it’s so thick that a small pump of the product gives you quite a good amount of cream.
The moisturizer itself is of a thick consistency, and you don’t feel that it is too thick on your face and neck. I love this moisturizer and can say that it’s made the biggest difference in night time routine. I have seen the effects on my skin, and have also gotten compliments in the mornings about how great my skin looks!
Have you tried InstaNatural products before?
What are your favourite natural beauty products?