In the last couple of weeks the temperature has dropped pretty dramatically where I live, and I’ve started (reluctantly) to turn on my reverse cycle air con for heating each morning and evening.
This time each year my skin tends to become very dry, sensitive, and I can start to look like snake lady if I’m not careful. This post is about what I’m using at the moment to give my autumn skin some TLC- so far my skin is going really well with this regime.
Since trying the Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream for the first time as part of the Kosmea Travel Set, It has quickly become a staple in my regime. I use this as both my day and night moisturizer (one of those rare products that is rich enough for overnight treatment of my dry skin, yet absorbs quickly and completely to form a great base for makeup during the day). It leaves my skin beautifully soft, balanced, and nourished.
It’s chock full of luxurious botanicals- green tea extract, carrot oil, nettle extract, horsetail extract, and of course, a high concentration of their certified organic rose hip oil.
Price: $44.95 AUD/ 50mL
Full Ingredients List:
Water (Aqua), Rosa Eglentaria (Rose Hip) Seed Oil*, Cetyl Esters, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea),Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Beta-Carotene, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Root Extract, Maltodextrin, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, d-Limonene, Eugenol.
note: this product was sent to me by PR for consideration
I’ve been wanting to try OCM (Oil Cleansing Method) since early last year, and even more so after hearing about Sarah’s fantastic experience with it (she describes it in detail including her recipe in this post on dempeaux.com ).
OCM has quite a cult following across all skin types for it’s ability to dissolve the sebum plugs that form blackheads, and it’s ability to cleanse dry skin while reducing Transepidermal Water Loss .
My favourite thing about using OCM is that it is FREAKIN AMAZING at removing stubborn eye makeup. I just massage the OCM cleanser onto my skin, and then remove it with a fairly warm washcloth. Waterproof mascara no where to be found. True story.
Current OCM mix:
10% Castor Oil
20% Polysorbate 80 (emulsifier)
40% Olive Oil
30% Apricot Kernal Oil
Keep reading after the jump!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Apr 18th, 2012 in DIY Skin Care, Reviews, Skincare | 447835commentsCold+Weather+Skin+Care+Routine%3A+Kosmea%2C+A%27Kin%2C+Burt%27s+Bees%2C+DIY+OCM+cleanser2012-04-18+01%3A28%3A29myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D4478
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