So the skincare saga continues and some astonishing products have made the cut for my skin regimen 2.0
Since re-vamping my skincare lineup, I discovered different products work at different times of day. I have been loving my Arbonne products, but decided that it is better suited as a night time routine for me. I started looking for a creamier cleanser for the morning, and needed a good new exfoliating scrub after finding out that my age-old St. Ive’s Apricot Scrub was actually tearing holes in my face. Pretty picture, right?
I recently treated myself to a luxurious facial at my favorite little slice of heaven, Bergamot Spa. And while I was telling my technician about my history of being lazy with my face, she told me the only real issue she noted was that I was extremely dehydrated. Drinking more water would be a huge contributing factor to improving my complexion, but a weekly exfoliant and moisturizing cleanser would also help.
Enter Epicuren, a line I have known through my mother for many years, but never realized how amazing, all-natural and cruelty free their stuff was. I really like that they aren’t completely committed to any specific technology, they adapt with the times and what is on the cutting edge of skin science. The Metadermabolic Enzyme that is the core of Epicuren’s line encourages the skin to self- rejuvenate, similarly to how aerobic exercise supports your metabolism.
On top of the fact it is amazing all-natural stuff, it boasts a long list of eco-friendly facts. No animal testing, all made in California, CCOF non-GMO ingredients, etc.
I decided to pick up their Apricot Cream Cleanser (a familiar fragrance I know works well on my face), a light yet moisturizing cream cleanser that smells as delicious as it feels. It is also very cooling, I love using it after a long day in the sun.
For my weekly scrub, I got the Ultra Fine Herbal Exfoliating Scrub. They have a couple more coarse options available, but I figured I would start slow to give my skin a break after the St. Ive’s disaster. It is not overly fragrant either, instead it has an almost earthy aroma that leaves a nice clean face with no frills.
But if you are going to do one good thing for your face, buy this stuff. Brazilian Propolis Lotion is a super light weight daily moisturizer that hits heavy in the nutrients department. It is made from Propolis extract, a resinous mixture produced by bees that is said to contain healing and cleansing properties. Propolis is commonly used to alleviate infections and troubled skin. This magic elixir also contains Noni juice, which comes from a Polynesian super fruit from the coffee family and is loaded with antioxidants, essential fatty acids, B vitamins, Beta-Carotene, and many other healthful minerals.
I put this on my face under my basic daily moisturizer (with SPF of course) to give my face a big dose of hydration that doesn’t leave my skin super oily. I needed something that gets deep in my pores instead of pooling to the surface since I don’t wear makeup during the day, and this has become my miracle serum! If I could recommend a single product to help give your skin some extra glow, this would be it HANDS DOWN!