ALL THE PRODUCTS I USE ON MY SKIN

 
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Skincare is so so important, not just for your face, but for your whole body as well. I feel like I’m always on the hunt for the best possible products for my skin. It’s always a challenge, isn’t it? For a while I was convinced that my skin was allergic to aloe vera, but now I have a new moisturizer that is healing my skin with aloe in it. (HUH?!) As much as I don’t understand my skin, every time I find something that works I just want to take care of it even more.

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Face

  • The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Cleanser + Toner

  • Frank Body Everyday Face Moisturizer

  • Melaleuca Essential Oil (Tea Tree Oil)

Masks

  • Lush Rosy Cheeks

  • The Body Shop Tea Tree

  • Frank Body Anti-Drama

Body

  • Lush Body Wash

  • The Body Shop Almond Milk + Honey Lotion

  • St. Tropez Tanning Mousse (occasionally)

I chose to leave in all the bumps and blemishes in these photos because they express what this post is all about, self care, self love, and self acceptance. Taking care of yourself and your skin only has benefits! Here is a list of products I use on my skin, and as always, everything I use is cruelty free.

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THE BODY SHOP TEA TREE OIL COLLECTION REVIEW

 
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This skincare journey that I'm on has me buying new products constantly. I feel the need to try everything! I'm currently trying to save my money, but when I saw the deal at Ulta for The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil box-set, I had to buy. It is such a deal! I recently started using The Body Shop body lotion and I really liked that they aim to have more natural ingredients, and they are cruelty-free, which is exactly what I look for in a brand. They seem like a genuine company, and I appreciate that. Also, have you seen the photos Cole Sprouse takes for them? That's kind of a bonus.

This 5-step skincare regimen includes face wash, toner, pure tea tree oil, moisturizer, and clay face mask. I was excited to try this because I know my skin loves tea tree oil. I usually put just the essential oil on when I'm having a breakout, but now I can incorporate it into my whole regimen. Initially trying it, it felt very tingly. There is menthol in the product, which takes a minute to get used to. I like that the line is mattifying because I feel that my skin is usually too oily. It did feel a little too drying at first, but I think it's about finding a balance of the toner and moisturizer to match your skin type. My skin is currently breaking out, but I'm happy to say I woke up with calmer, soothed skin! Overall I think this skincare routine is perfect for skin that is currently breaking out, overly oily, or needs soothing. I recommend it!

 

NOONI MAKEUP REMOVER REVIEW

I will be the first to admit I don't take care of my skin the way I should. I know what my skin hates - because trust me, I've tried it and broke out - but I'm not sure what my skin likes. I'm going on a skincare journey and you are coming along for the ride. My previous makeup remover was just coconut oil. In fact, it was my remover and my moisturizer. I swore by it, but I think that is mostly because the internet was telling me I should. Now, at the beginning of my skincare curiosity, Korean beauty is the best place to start! Nooni is a K-beauty brand that I was excited to try because 1. no testing on animals in Korea! And 2. This is a product specifically for removing makeup. No more overusing coconut oil! It's not allowed anymore. 

It is worth noting that this product feels exactly like coconut oil. It's oily, greasy, and I'm basically just rubbing around all my makeup as the product removes it. I don't love that, but it's something I can deal with, and what comes next is totally worth it. After rubbing the oil in, I turn on the warm water and wet my hands. The water activates the oil to turn into a cleanser! I still wash my face after, but I feel so fresh after removing my makeup in a way that coconut oil could never.

Overall, Nooni is amazing for being cruelty-free, smelling nice, looking cute, and working well! It hasn't made me break out, and I never end up with excess makeup after using it. I'm thinking I should try more Korean products. Let me know what your favorite K-beauty products are!