Oh, Spring- the season of new beginnings. It’s also the season of switching up skincare routines- the cold winter months can leave skin feeling dry and dull, but these 5 products have helped bring my glow back! As always, it’s important that the products I use are cruelty-free and don’t contain any harsh chemicals, so if you’re looking to add some more natural products to your routine, read on!
Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream – ($19.99 on sale at Well.ca)
I adore the brand Sukin, and I’ve been using their products for a couple years now. I’m on my second jar of this night cream, and I even mix it with my foundation during the day when I only need light coverage (read about my favourite foundation here). I use this after I shower, or whenever my skin feels particularly dry.
“Sukin products therefore do not contain a myriad of harsh chemicals used in many products on the market today including sodium lauryl sulphate, sodium laureth sulphate, synthetic fragrances, animal derivatives, harsh detergents, propylene glycol, artificial colours, triethanolamine, mineral oils, EDTA or parabens. Instead, Sukin products are formulated with high efficacy, high-quality botanical extracts and essential oils, carefully selected to bring out the best in your skin and hair.” (source)
Andalou Naturals Luminous Night Cream – ($28.56 on sale at iHerb.com)
I recently discovered Andalou’s range of products at Loblaws and decided to give their night cream a try. I use this when I notice my skin is looking a little dull, usually after a long day at school or work.
“Superior Source Ingredient Standards include Non-GMO Project Verified and Gluten Free Verified, Certified Organic, Organic, Nature Derived, Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainably Sourced and Fair Trade Ingredients, and always Cruelty-Free.” (source)
Freeman Beauty Infusion Sheet Masks – ($2.99 at Walmart)
These Freeman Cotton Sheet Masks have been a once a week treat for me lately. Dermatologist tested, no parabens/sulphates/phthalates or mineral oil- and they’re cruelty-free! These masks are made in South Korea, so you know they’re going to be good. I snagged mine from Walmart, but ULTA also carries the line!
Andalou 1000 Roses Eye Revive Contour Gel – ($19.95 at Andalou.com)
Another one of Andalou’s products that I’ve been using is their 1000 Roses Eye Revive Contour Gel. I find I wake up with not-so-tired, not-so-puffy eyes when I use it at night. Certified GMO-free, cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free, this is the perfect product for anyone with sensitive skin.
Freeman Beauty Infusion Cleansing Clay Mask – ($2.99 for a trial size at Ulta.com)
As you can see, I stocked up on Freeman products- their prices are pretty unbeatable. I remember trying a sample of the Glam Glow awhile ago and I’ve been searching for a comparable product ever since. This mask does a great job of cleaning my pores, leaving me with a clear, fresh face. I use once a week after showering and I love it!