Taking good care of my skin is a big deal for me, I love wearing makeup, which we all know has all sorts of scary ingredients in it and I’m nearing the end of my twenties so It’s necessary for me to make sure that I am taking care of my skin.
I want to know that what I’m using for my skincare is made from natural ingredients and doesn’t include any nasty parabens. I also like to know that no animals are harmed by what I use, whether that be animal testing or include ingredients like microbeads which are not only harmful to the environment but can end up in our food because fish can ingest them.
With that all out of the way I want to share with you some of my current favourite skin and body care items, I have to admit I wanted to add more than what I have included but I had to stop myself.
I’ve been using this Rosehip Foaming Facial Cleanser for a couple of years now and It’s made such a positive impact on my skincare routine, unlike some other cleansers I have tried out in the past this doesn’t dry out my skin. This is because it includes both Rosehip oil and Aloe Vera to help hydrate the skin.
This is seriously something I recommend, while Essano has a range of fantastic products but if your going to get anything this one should be it, why because rosehip is great for your skin it’s rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids which help even out your skin tone, reduce appearance of scars and blemishes, while also helping hydrate dry skin and balance out oily skin and fight the signs of ageing. Really what more could you want from a cleanser? Other pluses are that their products are relatively affordable, they don’t test on animals and only use natural ingredients.
This is a recent favourite, Essano released this late last year, I love pairing this with my foaming face cleanser. Like the face cleanser, it includes ingredients like Rosehip Oil and Aloe Vera but also includes ingredients like Vitamins C and Witchhazel to help tone your skin. I just spray this lightly after cleansing my face and follow with moisturiser.
If your interested in knowing more about this brand you can check their website or find their product via priceline (online and instore), Coles or Woolworths.
This is another recent favourite, I’ve only been using it for a couple of months. I have oily combination skin and I was finding previous moisturisers just too greasy for my skin. This one has helped reduce the excess oil I can get in my t-zone area while moisturising my skin.
Sukin’s products have lots of natural ingredients, the Oil Balancing Facial Moisturiser contain ingredients like Aloe Vera and Bilberry which help hydrate without leaving your skin feeling greasy. It contains other ingredients like white tea and pomegranate to give your skin a boost of antioxidants, Rooibos tea and willowherb which help assist in preventing your skin against impurities and as well as chamomile and cucumber to help calm your complexion.
Sukin has been around since 2007 and they are an Australian brand, in that time they have brought out a huge range of products including targeted skincare ranges, haircare and body care like body wash, scrubs and lotions, as well as many other products.
You can find their products and more information about them via their website or at a range of local stockists.
Nutrimetics is a great brand that I been using for years. If you have heard of Nutrimetics before you would know that you might have to purchase it through a consultant, but if you can’t find a local consultant you can purchase through their website.
I’ve been using the Honey & Almond scrub for years, it’s definitely one of my favourite products. It contains finely milled almond and oatmeal to help exfoliate your skin, it also contains apricot fruit extract and peppermint oil.
I’m a big fan of scrubs that use natural ingredients as an exfoliator instead of using manufactured ingredients like micro beads, which is why this is one of my favourites.
The almond and oatmeal in the scrub help gently exfoliate the skin while the apricot fruit extract helps hydrate, and the addition of Peppermint oil which has a range of benefits including both antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, aiding in oil secretion, which helps prevent acne and impurities, make this an awesome product.
I love using face masks, though I have to admit I can be a bit slack at using them regularly but this is a great one. It’s a deep cleansing mask that contains mineral clays to absorb excess oils while hydrating with apricot seed oil and soybean oil.
Nurtimetics can be quite pricey so I would recommend waiting for sales before purchasing or If you think you will purchase from them regularly sign up as a consultant, you don’t have to do parties if you don’t want to. My mum signed up years ago and we just use it to purchase products for ourselves.
Nurtimetics have a lot of great shower gels and exfoliating body scrubs available in different scents, I’m a big fan of the Mango & Coconut, Vanilla & Guava, Pomegranate and Black Cherry. They also have matching body scrub shower gels which are just as great.
What’s great is occasionally they will sell them as duos or as a set, which is a great way to try them all out or put them away to use as gifts.
A couple of months ago I purchased some soaps from a small soap business based in New South Wales called Sentinal Soaps, I’ve been obsessed with watching Dean’s soap making videos on Youtube, there so much fun and super inspiring to watch.
So I decided a couple of months ago to purchase some of his soaps via his website, I’ve become totally obsessed with trying new soapy products so I loved supporting a small Australian business. His site has a great variety of soaps, including both glycerine and goats milk based soaps, in various colours and scents.
So far I have tried the Pineapple & Fresh Mango, it has a fantastic scent without being overpowering and felt lovely on my skin.
If you want to try some Australian artisan soaps but don’t want to spend a lot of money I recommend trying out Sentinel Soaps.
8. Antioxidant Cleansing Green Tea Body Scrub –
I picked this up at Kmart a couple of months ago and I have to say it’s not too bad for an inexpensive scrub, it seems to only contain natural ingredients and uses salt and walnuts as an exfoliant. it also contains green tea which gives a boost of antioxidants.
I’m not too keen on the smell but I wanted to include an inexpensive body scrub in this favourites.
My last favourite is my homemade sugar scrub, which is another inexpensive alternative, check out my How To post if you’re interested in knowing how I make it.
I’ve included the lip scrub as my last favourite, I’ve tried other lip scrubs like Lush’s Popcorn lip scrub but I’ve always found it really dries out my lips. I like using a sugar scrub instead, especially one that contains an oil, in this case coconut oil, which helps hydrate while the sugar gently exfoliates.
I hope you enjoyed this post, what are your favourite skin care or body care products? Have you tried any of these products or brands? what are your thoughts or favourite products?
All the links I have included in this post are for reference so that you can find them or information more easily, I’m not associated with any of these brands, I just wanted to share my favourites products and make it easy for you to find the product I like.
Keep an eye out for new product reviews and makeup post soon, I’ve been trying out a lot of new things and will definitely share them with you.