Your Healthy Skin: More on Natural Skin Care

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 | No Comments

by Sheryl Leaf, Licensed Esthetician at The Blue Buddha.

As I carry on about natural skincare, you may wonder just what I stock in my own beauty larder. My bathroom shelf looks like the accompanying photo. Because, of course, I want healthy, safe and sustainable products inside and out, but don’t plan on walking out the door looking or smelling like a green juice smoothie, or patchouli (unless it is from Le Labo)

As much as I seek out natural products, I do still crave elegant packaging and refined formulations. The core of my daily routine is By Nieves Handmade Natural Bodycare, featured recently in The New York Times. The C Perfect Skin Serum is absolutely transformative! My all time favorite product! Pure radiance! The Bath Salts are divine for self care time – pair with something to sip and something to read. By Nieves is not only what I stock in my own cupboard; it what I fill the shelves with and base treatments on at The Blue Buddha.

I round out my regimen with Benedetta Rosemary & Geranium Creme Cleanser and Rose Hydrosol, a bouquet in a bottle to strengthen and soothe. For sunscreen I am currently testing Badger Balm Damascus Rose Facial Sunscreen, so far, so very good! I am forever searching for the ultimate eyecream -liking many, loving few – when I find it, I’ll be sure to report! For gilding the lily I head straight to Well People for anti-oxidant infused mineral makeup, shadows and lip color. The Well tag line could well be mine “hippie tested, diva approved’!

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