Want to try natural skin care products, but don’t feel like you can afford it? I’m a really big fan of AA Skincare’s Essentials Collection for this exact reason – they make buying green beauty affordable.
I certainly know how it feels to start looking at switching over to green beauty, and thinking that you’re way out of your price range. As a curious student, most things were definitely way, way, wayyy out of my price range! Luckily now, with my new graduate job I can dabble with more expensive options, but we’ve all got to start somewhere!
That’s why I’m showcasing AA Skincare’s Lavender & Tea Tree Moisturising Face Lotion* here. The lotion is creamy and aromatic – combining two strong flavours that blend surprisingly well together – which feels nice and cool upon application, and keeps skin supple during the day. I’ve been using it as a day cream for a while now, and I think this is on par with the Yes To Carrots Rich Moisture Day Cream, while also having antibacterial qualities thanks to the tea tree.
As I have dry skin across my cheeks and forehead, I was impressed that it kept my face smooth for the bulk of the day, although I do prefer a moisturiser and face oil to really look after my skin. On that basis, I would recommend this for normal to oily skin types rather than dry, although it’s fine for sensitivity.
At this moment in time, it’s worth noting that while the lotion is made up of primarily natural ingredients, and is paraben free, as well as being cruelty-free (although this needs to be clearer on the packaging!) it’s not Soil Association certified as being organic. However, as part of Organic Beauty Week, I thought it may be good to point out that AA Skincare’s parent company, Amphora Aromatics, does make a range of certified organic skin care gems, which you can find here. These too are also very reasonably priced, and are a perfect gateway into green beauty.