Friday, March 16, 2012

Acure Organics to the Rescue.

I can thank my boyfriend for helping me find the best body lotion I have ever used. About a year and a half into our relationship, I was in Erich's room, slathering body lotion on. He was playing video games, paying no attention whatsoever to me. Until he got a whiff of my lotion. I hear a groan, which is followed by some comment, regarding the stench infiltrating his room. I informed him that it was my lotion I had just purchased. He proceeded to open his bedroom windows, and his door, and asked me to go air out in the living room. I found this amusing, until about ten minutes later, when we both had pounding headaches.

My "natural" lotion was so overpowering, that it was making me nauseous. Once I realized what it was, I jumped in the shower to rinse off as much as I could. I chucked out the lotion, and began my search for an unscented lotion. I decided to head over to Spirit Beauty Lounge. I saw a few lotions on the site that were unscented, but I didn't know how well they worked. Luckily, the site had a live chat option. I expressed my concerns: I wanted a lotion that wasn't watery, absorbed quickly, moisturized super dry skin, and didn't stink (not all unscented lotions are created equal). The lotion that best met my criteria was Acure Organics cocoa butter + CoQ10 unscented lotion. A decent sized bottle for under ten bucks, plus Acure donates $1 of the proceeds to Bright Pink, for breast cancer education - Spirit Beauty Lounge also donates a dollar for each bottle they sell. I was sold. Once I got it, I was hooked, and I haven't purchased any other lotions since.

Shoot to present day: I needed some serious help with a regimen for my face. I wasn't happy with the current natural face wash was I was using, but I was thrilled with my scrub, which happens to be another Acure product that I can't live without. I contacted Acure, inquiring about what I should be slathering on my face. I received a kind and thorough email from Tricia, one of the ladies that helps Acure run so well. She made a list of what I should be using, for morning and evening use, and even sent me a bottle of superfruit + chlorella growth factor facial cleansing gel! Adding to my luck that week, had a coupon for 20% off all natural beauty care, so I snagged the rest of what Tricia had suggested.

I received everything a few days ago, and I was excited to start a new beauty regimen, especially seeing as its 100% clean.

Here is the routine Tricia suggested for me:

superfruit + chlorella growth factor facial cleansing gel
rose + red tea toner
oil control day cream

superfruit + chlorella growth factor facial cleansing gel
argan oil (which is good for a plethora of beauty uses)

I will be using my sea kelp and + chlorella growth factor brightening facial scrubs on days that I run - I use it in the shower as a body scrub, because its a nice treat after sweating like a maniac. I started the new regimen a few days ago, after I had a pretty gnarly breakout (stress + junk food = not good for your body). My blemishes have started to dry up, but aren't gross/flaky, because I am well moisturized. On first day, I used too much oil control day cream and my face was shiny about eight hours in, but it was easily managed by blotting with a paper towel until I got home to wash my face. The next day, I used half the amount, and wasn't an oil slick.

 I figure I'll be able to tell in the next few weeks how my skin is doing, so I will report back then.

Are there any clean beauty products that you can't live without?

1 comment:

  1. I love the fact that these products are organic. I regularly use facial cleansers so this is really helpful. I also love that it contains chlorella. I know the benefits that this super algae can give because I'm taking chlorella supplement and it's effective. It's my detox partner, actually.