For years, and I mean years and years, I didn’t do a thing with my skin. I know, that’s terrible. All the skin care professionals are shuddering and shaking their heads in disappointment. But, to be honest, at the end of the day I am exhausted and we’re lucky if I manage to brush my teeth before I fall into bed to rest my mind and body.
But, age. Age happened. With age has come wrinkles. No, not laugh lines and cute little crow’s feet. I mean full-on wrinkles and age spots. What the actual heck was happening to my face?!
I looked at myself in a photo and thought “OMG…my face is melting”. So, it was time to find products that work, didn’t take a lot of time, fit my budget, were eco-friendly and well…easy to get.
And I found them! OH YES I DID!
Remember that blog post I wrote about my awesome natural deodorant from Z Natural Life? Non-toxic. Vegan. Cruelty-free? Remember how much I LOOOOOOVED it and even managed to swing a couple giveaways for our Hot Mama challenges? Ohhhh…they came out with a skin care line!!
Ohhhh Maaamaaaaas…they came out with a skin care line!!
Seeing as I loved their deodorants and body powder so much AND their price point is amazing (less than $25!), I knew I had to try the line. I received the Hydrating Overnight Mask, the Revitalizing Facial Serum and the Energizing Facial Mask.
And Mamas, these products did not disappoint.
Within the first week, I had people commenting and telling me that I was glowing. I’m not pregnant (*shudder*). So, was it good lighting? More water? Proper nutrition? Maybe. But probably not, seeing as I was drinking like a sailor (er…it was summer), eating like a trucker (I’m going to put the whole summer thing out there again) and I was recording videos where I always did.
The only change? I took a few minutes each morning and evening to wash and moisturize my face with my new skincare line.
I truly cannot say enough good stuff about these products. I LOVE that their ingredients are non-toxic and vegan and I truuuuuuly love that they WORK. My skin is super hydrated, it feels mega soft and yup, some of those fine lines are gone, gone, GONE.
Here’s a quick rundown of the skin care line:
If there’s one product you should get it’s this one. I put 3 drops onto my fingertips at night and 3 drops into my favorite SPF Moisturizer in the morning and er…that’s it. How easy is that?! It’s mega-hydrating and amazing.
It’s got ingredients like hemp oil and jojoba oil that are known for their hydrating qualities. It has rosehip fruit oil that helps with the er…aged skin. Ylang-ylang (I mean, who doesn’t just love saying that?!) and geranium oil help with hydration AND they smell yummy!
If you were to get ONE product, this serum would be the one I’d recommend.
I have combination/oily skin, so this was an awesome mask for me. I use it twice a week. I put it on before I settle into bed to watch my Netflix show of choice (right now Suits is on the go…thanks for the recommendation, Mamas…couple cute lawyers? Yes please!) and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash off, serum on and nighty-night!
Why do I like it so much? Many reasons. They’ve put Pelavie Black Silt in it, which is not only fun to say, but is known to tighten up your skin. Like a good squat tightens your buns, this stuff tightens your face. Along with the salt is a bunch of ingredients that remove toxins, have antioxidants and improve skin damage. I’m not going to list them here because they’re all on their website and I feel like I’m just showing off by writing them all out!
A hilarious side-benefit…when you put on this mast, it makes your face look dirty and my kids think it is SO funny! One night my son couldn’t stop laughing because I put a little extra between my brows and it looked like a mono-brow. Why did I do that? Er…to make my son laugh, of course!
This mask is great for combination/oily skin.
Okay, don’t freak out. Yes, you leave something on your face overnight. But NO, it doesn’t get all over the place! It’s super thin, it absorbs into the skin and it leaves your face meeeega soft in the morning. It’s crazy beans!
I will most likely use this mask more in the winter months because it is incredibly hydrating. For those of you with oily skin, stick with the Energizing Mask. But, if you have normal to dry skin, this baby is amazing.
This mask has ingredients like olive squalene (I don’t know what that is, but I like olives, so we’re golden), avocado, ylang-ylang and geranium oil…all help with hydration. And there’s something in there called sodium hyaluronate which hydrates the skin and also brings little swords of anti-aging power to the battle against fine lines and age spots.
My Skin Care Regimen:
I use the serum twice a day. I use the Energizing mask twice a week and I use the Hydrating Overnight Mask also twice a week.
It takes me very little time. It’s budget-friendly. And…well…I simply love the products. I hope you will too!
You can get the products through amazon.com (for my US and International followers) and amazon.ca (for my fellow Canucks, be sure to use the links below).
So, come on aging process…I’m taking you on! I’m arming myself with amazing products that are helping me feel better. Yup…FEEL better. There’s something wonderful about having skin that looks nice. I feel more confident on video. I feel more confident in photos…and I know that sounds crazy, so judge away.
I’ll take confidence wherever I can find it! If it comes in 3 little tubes that I rub onto my skin, so be it!
If you’ve been looking for a new skincare regimen, I totally recommend Z Natural Life. And the great news? IT’S NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON.CA!
Remember the issues we had for my Canadian Mamas with the deodorant? Well…no more! Woop! These links take you RIGHT to Amazon.ca where you can find the products in Canadian moolah, and shipping is FREE with orders over $35! BOOMSHAKALAKA!!
Here are the Amazon.ca links:
Again, use PROMO CODE “Lindsay1” of amazon.ca and PROMO CODE “Lindsay3” for amazon.com for 20% off until Oct 15, 2017.
OR…you can go right to Z Natural Life and order from there (but, it’ll come from the States and there may be duty?!). However, the promo code will work on their site, as well! Woop!
Give it a whirl and let me know whta you think! Off you go!