Natural (ish) face cream and wash?? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-01-2012, 10:27 AM - Thread Starter
 
dovemama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 345
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi Mummies!

Looking for some recommendations for a good facial care product. I am switching from a long time clinique user and it has me paranoid that my skin is going to react weird. So far I think I would like to try Jurlique, Origins, or Kiehls. Any experience with these?

I know lots of you make your own, but I am far to lazy for that orngtongue.gif

 

Thanks for the suggestions!!


 

 

dovemama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-02-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Chicky2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: North Texas
Posts: 2,855
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

We use honey.  Works great.  My teen just got rid of 5 seriously nasty pimples by just putting honey on them each day for 3 days.  Now she is also washing w/a bit of honey each day.  There is a whole thread about it here...For moisturizing, we use coconut oil.

 

Nothing to spend time making.  Just pure, natural, wonderful products.  My honey comes from my backyard.


Happy Homesteading Homeschooling Homebirthing Beekeeping Dready (& a bit redneck even) Mama to 4 fab kids :  dd (23), dd (13), ds (11), dd (5)

Chicky2 is offline  
Old 03-09-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Beauchamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: PDX
Posts: 1,556
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use a Kiss My Face olive oil soap bar on my face (and body...makes showering very efficient and good for travel because a bar can't leak like a bottle of face wash.)

I use jojoba oil for moisturizer, even under mineral makeup. I'd like to use coconut oil, as it's cheaper to buy, but it seems to take forever to absorb on my face, and on the rare days I use makeup I can't wait that long. smile.gif

Mama to Fenergy.gif(06/11/09) and baby boy C baby.gif (06/09/11) 

Beauchamp is offline  
Old 05-11-2012, 07:59 AM
 
glassesgirlnj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 309
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I buy handmade soap on Etsy!  Yes, some of the soaps on there are very expensive, but if you search for "soap by the pound", you get better deals -- I found a seller near me who was offering four pounds of handmade soap (i.e., about 15 bars) for $25 including shipping!  That's 3 bars for $5, pretty much what you'd be paying for crappy commercial "soap" at the drugstore.

 

I know that there has been some bad press about resellers on Etsy recently -- personally, I buy only from sellers who offer custom work, which makes it much less likely that they're reselling someone else's product.  (The four pounds of soap I bought could be customized by color, fragrance, and whether you wanted the soap loaves pre-cut for you.)

 

And of course, you can make sure the ingredient list is included in the item listing, so you know if there's anything in the soap you're likely to be sensitive to.

glassesgirlnj is offline  
Old 05-12-2012, 11:55 AM
 
MerryMessyLife's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I make my own paste with baking soda, water and a few drops of lavender essential oil for fragrance. The baking soda is mild and gentle, yet still exfoliating. Best part is - this is SUPER cheap, green and chemical free! Works great all over the body, even on the underarms and lady parts :). I still smell and feel clean!

MerryMessyLife is offline  
Old 05-20-2012, 09:35 PM
 
MaryMarg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Dr. Bronner's baby mild soap works for me.  I was concerned about using it b/c of dry skin, but it's not too drying.  DH uses the peppermint soap on his face (!--watch the eyes and not for kids!) and it works great for his oily complexion.  I follow with jojoba oil.  Every few weeks or just before my period, I wash my face with honey and baking soda mixed.  Works great!
 

MaryMarg is offline  
Old 05-21-2012, 04:27 AM
 
willfulmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 117
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I've been using Karen's Botanicals skin care line and love it! I found them through EWG's database while I was searching for a gentle and non-toxic facial cleanser. All of Karen's products score, I think, between a 0-1 which is the safest I could find.

willfulmama is offline  
Old 05-26-2012, 01:46 AM
 
caringlily's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

When it's about face wash I choose Garnier gel. It's great! Before  found it I have read lots of cosmetics reviews. Garnier face wash is soft and doesn't make skin too dry.

caringlily is offline  
Old 05-27-2012, 06:38 AM
 
Lovesong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Sweden
Posts: 202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

If you want something more natural, I would suggest trying gardenofwisdom (online shop). I've been using their products for the last three years, and it is the only skincare brand (and then I've tried a lot!) I with good consciousness recommend to other people of the following three reasons:

 

- As natural as can become, with a need to preserve the products.

- Have a "every person is unique and so is there skin" kind of philosophy. Which means Markey, the owner, creates a lot of different products for different purposes.

- For the quality you get (better than Clinique in my experience) you pay just a fraction of the cost of highend brands.

 

Personally, I love their majik coconut cream which I use together with a simple water mist and one of their HA serums (my skin needs extra hydration).

 

I wouldn't buy the cleanser from gardenofwisdom, though. Because they just...well, don't work for me. They aren't cleansing enough.

 

For a more natural cleanser, I would go with the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. Lovely stuff, that works as make-up remover and cleanser all in one.

Lovesong is offline  
Old 05-28-2012, 03:53 PM
 
sunnysandiegan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,404
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I use honey to wash my face. Super easy and effective.

 

I make a fancy 'face serum' using a variety of oils for specific purposes. I recommend others just use either coconut oil or jojoba oil (or a mix of the two) -- depending on skin type (more VCO for drier skin; more jojoba for oilier skin). Leave your skin moist before applying a TINY amount. The oil works by keeping the skin moist, reducing evaporation.

 

Speaking of which, the best thing everyone can do for their skin is drink plenty of plain water every single day.


"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa

sunnysandiegan is offline  
Old 05-28-2012, 03:55 PM
 
sunnysandiegan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4,404
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

If you want to ease into the homemade thing, I started by using Jason's Rosewater face and hand soap, Heritage Products Rosewater, and using up my existing face creams before switching to plain VCO (virgin coconut oil).


"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa

sunnysandiegan is offline  
Old 06-12-2012, 05:08 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 699
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)

I use a variation of the oil cleansing method with coconut oil. I rub coconut oil on my face before showering, and gently pat dry. It's so moisturizing that I only need water to wash my face in the morning. I've tried a lot of brands and products prior to this, always had to use a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer, but so far my skin is happier with just coconut oil. I used to have oily skin, that stopped when I stopped using facial products. Olive oil works for me too, but coconut oil is cheaper.

 

You might have to experiment with different things to find what works best for your skin. My skin reacted to honey, and I heard lots of people break out when they use coconut oil.


single mama to dd (June 2011)
#2 due December 2014!
girlspn is online now  
Old 06-23-2012, 03:21 AM
 
cyrusbrian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Well Natural products are too good instead of using chemicalized products
 

cyrusbrian is offline  
Old 06-23-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Monkey pants's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 483
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Origins has great products. They carry Dr. Wiels line which truly is incredible. They are a responsible company and are both owned by Estée Lauder. I have a personal friend who is an executive with that company and makes sure everything they do is ethical. Wonderful products! Truly.
I also love dr. Bronners soap diluted for my face and body. I buy a gallon every year. Coconut oil is also magical.
Monkey pants is offline  
 

Tags
Natural Body Care
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off