September marked Organic month, a month dedicated to learning more about all things organic. I knew about organic food, but I didn’t really know the extent of how far the organic reach could go. I know I’m
a little bit very late sharing this post with you, but sadly I was battling a chest infection during the past few weeks. When possible I’ve made the conscious decision to go organic when it comes to my food, but as going organic extends further than just food I have decided to truly embrace a month of adding organic products into my beauty routine.
In my September favourites
post I shared with you the Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream, which has quickly become a staple in my skin care routine; but with so many other products in the Antipodes range I knew that I couldn’t truly test out the effects organic beauty would have to my skin care routine unless I tried more products from the range – let’s see how my month went.
The first part of my new routine began with the Grapeseed Butter Cleanser. Let me begin by telling you that the name is not at all misleading. When you open the product you see what looks like quite concentrated golden butter, and when you touch it you’ll start having second thoughts about applying it to your face. As taken aback as I initially was, I proceeded to use the small spatula provided to scoop up some of the product and apply it to my damp face. The product is quite rich and concentrated, but you’ll soon notice that even though it might seem quite thick the product covers wonderfully and it feels as though you’re wearing a face mask.
I’ve been using it in the morning, and also after I wash my face in the evening. Both the patchy dry bits, and the oily areas seem to have met in the middle and now my face feels smooth, and more than that it feels like my complexion and skin type have some sort of uniformity. The most pleasant part of the process is taking it off with a cotton cloth or a clean muslin cloth – I’ve used both but my preference is a cotton face towel as my face feels truly cleansed afterwards. Once the cleanser is off, your face feels baby bum smooth and ready for the next stage.
Key Ingredients: Vivanza Grape, Cacao Butter
Recommended for: Dry Skin
I’m sure that this point we have all heard of superfruits and how good they can be for our diets, so when I read up on the Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum I figured that if superfoods benefit our body from the outside in, applying them directly to our skin also had to do some good.
I normally use a few drops of serum, but as the Worship serum is water based I’ve been opting for a bit more to cover my face, neck, and chest area. The smell of this serum is amazing, and if the whiff of the blackcurrant and boysenberry don’t waken your senses, then the very peculiar colour of the serum probably will.
I’ve been using the serum as part of my evening routine, and I love the way my skin feels after. Once the serum has dried, my skin just feels right – what that basically means is that it’s not oily (which it mostly tends to be) and it doesn’t feel dried out.
Key Ingredients: Vivanza Oxifend Plus®, boysenberry, blackcurrent, kiwifruit, and revolutionary antioxidant Vinanza Grape®
Recommended for: all skin types
The last product I opted for as part of my routine, was the Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream. It quickly won me over because as someone who has oily skin I can’t normally stand the texture of day creams which can tend to make my skin appear even more oily, and frankly I just don’t like the way they feel.
This little wonder is amazing! It it is recommended for people with oily skin, and as a born skeptic I knew I had to see if it lived up to the claims. I’m sure you already know the answer to that – it did! I love the light texture which is enough to give my skin a sheer coat of moisture that makes my complexion soft and even. I love this cream so much that I leave it in my handbag and use it as a hand cream – perfect for those windy autumn days.
Key Ingredients: Manuka Flower Oil, Avocado Oil
Recommended for: all skin types, especially oily & sensitive
Changing your beauty routine can be quite daunting, especially if like me, you’re the type who has thought that your face will only be squeaky clean if you use anything that has a strong scent of chemicals. A lesson that I learnt years ago is that the more you wash your face with harsh cleansers that dry out the skin, the more oil your face will produce – which is a not a good thing for my fellow oily skin peeps.
I can’t say that from this point on I will only be using all vegan and organic products, but my experience with these Antipodes products has really helped control the oil production on my skin. That’s enough of an incentive for me to keep using this combination in line with my other products. Who knows, I might phase out products in favour for the ones that can keep my skin looking youthful and healthy.
What’s your take on organic beauty and skincare products?