Over the years, I have become increasingly more passionate in the area of natural beauty and have really worked on simplifying my beauty regime and the products I use on my body. It is no easy feat, but with time and a little experimenting, I’ve managed to whittle down my routine to a few basics. I’ve been receiving a lot of questions recently from readers asking what types of products I use and thought I would start a new series on the blog dedicated to sharing my favorite natural beauty products and skincare companies with you all.
I have a confession. I have struggled with acne and dry skin since my early teens. Even as an adult, I suffer from the occasional flare-up. With my wedding fast approaching (June 21st!! Ahhhhh!!), I was searching frantically to put an end to my skin woes.
Imbibe Skincare Review
Over the winter, I was introduced to Imbibe Skincare. Their products are organic, handmade and wildcrafted. The lovely founders, Alicia and Audrey, were inspired by the beauty of the Utah desert to create a skincare line using ingredients that are found in the wild. They practice sustainable and eco-friendly methods by sourcing their ingredients within the U.S. and in their backyard. That’s pretty cool if you ask me.
After using their products, I have noticed a total transformation in the overall appearance of my skin. My skin is clearer, firmer and smoother. Other people have complimented me on my glow too, which is a great feeling! I look forward to washing and moisturizing my face now because I know this stuff does just the trick to truly nourish my skin. I also feel like I’m being pampered at a spa every morning and night – the products are that luxurious.
Perfect 9 Balancing Oil Blend
This beautiful cleanser consists of avocado oil, sweet almond oil, kukui nut oil, rosehip oil, carrot seed oil, rosewood oil, rosemary oil, rose oil and geranium oil. The scent is divine and has an uplifting aroma. It really is the “perfect” mixture of oils for cleansing, clarifying and hydrating.
I use this before bed to remove makeup and grime from my face. Just wet the face and gently massage for 30 seconds and remove with a clean wash cloth by gently scrubbing the face. I’ll do a post soon about the oil cleansing method and the benefits. I’ve been doing it the last few years and I’m a huge fan! I also like using a small dab of the oil as a moisturizer in the morning after wetting my face with cool water and before putting on makeup. It leaves a dewy appearance which lasts all day.
Uplifted Regenerating Face Cream
I use this after washing my face with the Perfect 9 oil by placing a small amount of cream in my hand and rubbing it on my face. It gives a slight tingly sensation which is very pleasant and soothing. The cream also smells amazing!
Bright Eyes Hydrating Eye Cream
Even though I’m new to the eye cream world, this is a must-try in my book. It tingles the skin and instantly brightens the appearance of the eye area.
I look forward to trying some of their other products and sharing my thoughts with you!
Find something you’re interested in trying out? Go to Imbibe Skincare and use the code ‘figgyandsprout’ at checkout to receive 10% off your order!
Photo credit: my sister, Jenny.