Last month I finally reached beauty shelf nirvana. Look how pretty all those little brown bottles look together! And they’re all natural, organic skin care products too.
For the first time ever, I’ve decided to do an all-beauty monthly favourites because I wanted to highlight just how much I pampered my skin over the month. With the hot and humid weather, I’ve been using sunscreen regularly and having to wash my skin more. All this has meant my skin has had to work harder, so I’ve taken extra care with a few key beauty products to truly pamper myself!
Balm Balm Frankincense Cleansing Balm
Every morning starts the same, with a good cleanse. I love natural products that don’t totally strip the oils from my skin, especially as I have sensitive skin across my cheeks. This Frankincense Deep Cleansing Balm* from wonderfully-named Balm Balm has been looking after my face, so much so that I use it both morning and evening.
58 Balancing Oil
When I really want a pamper, I have a bath. I don’t normally have enough time for one, but give me a good Sunday soak and I’ll be golden! Recently I’ve been loving a few drops (oh who am I kidding, I add like 20 drops every time) of 58’s Balancing Bath Oil* in my tub. Forget the soapy SLS suds – the scent and aromatic oils are great for body and mind.
Salty Apothecary Bath Salts
For a really deep cleanse, I’ve been using Salty Apothecary Bath Salts*. I spent a good half-hour drifting in the heavily-scented salts, with Himalayan pink salt being great to buff the skin with too. My favourite part of the package was the instruction leaflet that came with the salts, and the warning that a bath in them will leave you a little subdued – that’s definitely true!
Antipodes Hydrating Day Cream + Serum
I’m wavering at the moment when it comes to whether it’s better to have light or heavy moisturiser when it’s hot. While I don’t want to be sweating it out (ew), I do want the intense hydration, especially for my sensitive skin. I’ve been finding a combination of Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream* and their Hosanna Intensive Hydrating Serum* works really well if left to dry fully before applying makeup.
Balm Balm Petitgrain Perfume
The final addition to my brown bottles is this Organic Perfume* from Balm Balm. Now, it’s definitely not your usual scent – it’s a lot like grain alcohol, and is musky rather than floral – but the fact that it lasts well and is 100% organic is pretty impressive. I’d love to try the other scents in the range and see whether there’s anything close to Chanel No. 5!