I’ve been using two different Herbivore Botanicals skincare products that are carried in Sephora. I’ve had the Orchid Facial Oil since December, which I started using over the winter, and the Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme, which I started using about a month ago. Herbivore is a Seattle-based brand founded in 2011 that emphasizes organic and food-grade ingredients as well as luxurious glass bottles and jars. On the Herbivore website, they say, “Knowing that everything we put on our skin quickly absorbs into our bodies, we ethically source the finest raw natural materials the earth has to offer.”
A few weeks ago I bought some basic cleansing products from Sephora recently because I was kind of at a loss for what to buy once I had run out of my old stuff. Sephora Collection has added some more cleansing products since I last shopped in their section of the store, and so I walked away with a bottle of the cleansing oil and then a bottle of their cleansing cream in the rose scent to see what they were like.
This is a mask I’ve repurchased a couple of times over the last year or two, and as I’m revisiting it now I’ll say a few words about it. For some reason I’ve previously neglected to do so! Catastrophe Cosmetic is a gentle and calming mask formulated to cleanse and sooth skin, and I find that it’s a particularly good choice for the colder months of the year.
This summer, I’ve been using the crap out of the Andalou Naturals Color + Correct moisturizer with SPF 30. This CC moisturizer was introduced along with their relatively new 1000 Roses line of products, which is targeted for sensitive skin. I was pretty excited when I initially saw the 1000 Roses line on store shelves for the first time early in the summer, since I’m a fan of Andalou Naturals in general and I’ve been trying to reach for more natural and gentle products as my skin has become a little more sensitive than it used to be.
Up until the summer, I had been reviewing the products I finished up on a monthly basis, but once I started traveling at the beginning of the summer I had to change my approach a little. It wasn’t practical for me to save up the empty containers and I found that I was too short on time to keep up with the monthly posts, and so instead I just kept a list and made a note when I finished something up. Now that I’ve recently come home, it’s a great time to review some of the products I used up while I was away.
I use a lot of Lush’s Fresh Face Masks, and sales associates will normally suggest the toner tabs when they see me with a mask in my hand. I didn’t really know what they were and I always shrugged off the add-on sales pitch, but this past weekend when I visited Lush to turn in some empty containers and pick up a free mask, I was feeling a little more open to experimentation and took the sales associate up on her offer to explain the toner tabs to me.
I’m so excited to tell you about these bath bombs that I’ve been trying recently! I’m not a regular Whole Foods shopper and only recently started taking a look at their bath, body and beauty products, but the last time I was there I spotted this display of bath bombs from Level Naturals for $1.99 each. They had a wide variety of scents available, and I decided to start out by trying three of them: Jasmine Rose, Forest and Mud Bomb.
Lush describes Angels on Bare Skin as a bestselling facial cleanser and the perfect place to start if you’re new to their cleansers. I’m not entirely new to their line of cleansers, but I’m just about to finish my first batch of Angels and it’s my favorite that I’ve tried and one of my favorite cleansers, period. When I first brought this home with me after discussing cleansers with one of the Lush sales associates I feared that it actually might be too mild for my combination skin, but after a few uses I was relieved to see how remarkably well my skin was reacting to it.