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Some skincare for the layyyyydayyzz.

October 15, 2011

I thought i’d take a moment today to alert you a most recent beauty find that is proving pretty skin-sational. For the laydiez. Or the modern, dapper young gentleman with an interest in epithelial preservation. I’ll pay that.

Usually, I champion the inner beauty cause  – eat better, move better, think better, feel better, look better. But most of us still want to apply, scrub or pat something onto our cheeks at night; no worries! Just make it natural. We are what we absorb after all (and I sure as heck don’t fancy soaking up whatever crazy paint-thinners they put in proactiv/clearasil/3rd-degree-skin-peeling-burn-salve).

It’s hard to find good quality, ethical, organic and local products that tick all the boxes and actually work, not make you look like a hideous swamp monster.

I also suffer from ongoing skin troubles, mostly aggravated by coming off the pill about 9 months ago. Yeesh, now there’s a story. (Put it in the bloggie bank.) Products that don’t make my skin go ga-ga are therefore a priority!

So even though I focus on nutritional/herbal/supplemental skin support for the most part, I’ve realised what a big difference your beauty routine can have on the health of your face-hole. And i’ve found a super product that you may be interested in too! (If this is coming across like an infomercial, I apologise. It’s just an amazing brand that I wanted to plug out of excitement – not for any other, sleazy marketing purpose! Sleazy, yes. Paid marketing, no.)

Readers, meet Grown Organics, a delightful, natural, organic, AUSSIE skin care range that is delicious to use. And has seriously made me feel like a new wo-man.

You can buy an awesome ‘kit’ with the cleanser, moisturiser, toner and serum for around $60 – my gorgeous Mum gave me one as a gift, and it’s the perfect way to try the whole Grown she-bang without having to buy full-sized bottles of each.

My skin is combination, with a tendency to oiliness in the T-zone then irritating desertification everywhere else. As I mentioned, post-pill acne annoyingness is also at play – so I can tell you that this range did in no way make that situation worse! In fact, its so beautiful and nourishing that my skin hoovered it up into it’s pores and asked for more!

If you are frustrated and looking for natural skincare alternatives, there are a few I can suggest:

  • Bee Yummy Skinfood – very natural with the healing properties of honey. Used it for quite a while a year or two ago and really liked it.
  • Hemp Hemp Hooray – this is the product I was using before switching to Grown. Really loved it, and admire their business philosophy and attention to detail. Safe for acne/sensitive skin.
  • Lavera – haven’t personally used, but comes highly recommended.
  • Weleda – gorgeous products. Little bit exey.
And because i’d just be stealing her recommendatory thunder… (recommendatory, it’s a word, don’t argue)… here are Sarah Wilson’s two posts on safe beauty alternatives for the enviro and health conscious consumer:
Part One

Part Two

Tell me, any natural beauty tips? Anything worked brilliantly/failed miserably for you?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Nutrition by Nature permalink
    October 16, 2011 7:57 am

    Avocado oil is the shiz. BEST thing ever! Works as a brilliant makeup remover and moisturiser, non-greasy, sinks right in, beaaaauuuttiful!!

    • Catie permalink*
      October 16, 2011 10:28 am

      Oooh really? Haven’t used it! Thanks for the tip :)

  2. October 16, 2011 9:13 am

    Hey Katey!
    Grown is pretty great. I have a body cream and a body wash from there which always leaves me feeling and smelling great!
    I also love Weleda (fyi: if you have a practitioner account with Integria you can get the products at Wholesale price! ;) ). I love their Skin Food product! The best!
    I tried Bee Yummy Skinfood a few years ago too (did we both get it from Fran?). It seemed to work quite well for a while and then after a while I found it wasn’t as great as when I first began to use it.
    I haven’t tried Lavera but I’ll check it out thanks!

    • Catie permalink*
      October 16, 2011 10:29 am

      Oh good advice about the wholesale Weleda – that’s rather handy to know!
      I agree with the Bee Yummy; my skin got over it after a while…strange!

  3. Vanessa Voss permalink
    October 21, 2011 3:02 am

    I love the Weleda calendula range.

    I reallllly adore Trilogy. Great ingredients, though not all organic. They make organic rosehip oil which is lovely, and my favouritest cleanser ever ‘Very Gentle Cleansing cream’. Best cleanser I’ve ever used <3

    I'll need to check out Grown :)

  4. December 4, 2011 3:53 am

    Ive just finished a Natural November beauty product blog project and it’s hard to decipher through hidden nasties in products but there are heaps of organic Aussie good ones available, I discovered Mukti Skincare , pure, pure organic & gorgeous , fellow post pill acne chick here found the range great for rebalancing, would love a post on post pill acne 10 months on my body is still not balanced, I wish I’d never gone near the stuff.,,

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