Reasons why I love Argan oil

Today I’m going to write about Argan oil. You have probably heard of it by now, but have you tried it? I bought a bottle of Argan oil a month ago and I immediatly fell in love. It gives my skin an amazing glow that no other oil does and it does not make my face feel greasy. It’s able to get rid of acne scars and also acne itself. I can’t use avocado oil because it gives me breakout, but this does the opposite. I like to apply a few drops to my face after I’ve washed it when it’s still wet and my skin absorbs it really fast. Argan oil is extremely rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E.

Argan oil will suit you if you have oily, combination or/and sensitive skin

 

Skin benefits of Argan oil:

+ Gets rid of acne scars

+ Reduces acne

+ is anti-aging

+ improves skin metabolism

+ reduces inflammation

… and so much more.

I also like to apply it to my hair when I need more moisture or when I have frizzy hair.

Coconut oil or Argan oil? Which one is better? 

I love coconut oil but somehow argan oil works better as a facial moisturizer. Argan oil is more lightweight than coconut oil and because I have oily skin lightweight is better for me. I still like to apply coconut oil as a body lotion or as a hair mask, I feel like argan oil is a little bit too expensive for me to use on my whole body.

After using argan oil for a month I’ve noticed that my skin looks more smooth, more glowing and has less acne scaring.

If you are looking for an Argan oil be sure to look for one that is 100% cold pressed, organic, virgin Argan oil. Argan oil should be the only ingridient. 

I hope this post helped you! If you have questions just comment and I will answer 🙂

 

One Love Organics Sample Pack

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Yesterday I got my package from One Love Organics! 🙂 I wanted to try their products so I purchased their Sample Pack, it’s only £2.95, and it includes Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser, Brand New Day Microderma Scrub and Masque, Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm, Morning Glory Brightening Complexion Booster, and Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum.

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It says that you can use each product 1-2 times, but I’ve already used everything twice and I’ve only used half of the product! The shipping was really fast, and it also came a paper with directions on how you can use it.

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I’m so happy with all of the products! I must say; I want to buy the full-size of all of the products! I’m in love. Now I finally understand what all the fuzz was about and why everybody likes them so much.

Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser – I removed my makeup with this cleanser, and it was really good. (not my eyemakeup) At first it was a little bit sticky but then later it lathered up a little. It removed all of my makeup and didn’t leave my skin feeling dry, it just felt smooth and clean. You can also use it as a shampoo or a body wash. I thought thas was pretty cool. All in all, a really good cleanser!

Brand New Day Microderma Scrub and Masque – This is a gentle exfoliator that you can use in the morning or evening. It can also be made as a masque; you just mix it with raw honey or greek yoghurt. I used it in the evening as a masque, and I mixed one tsp of the Brand New day with two tsps honey. I then massaged it into my skin and left it on for 15 mins and then rinsed it off. It was very soothing and moisturizing, I didn’t even have to apply any moisturizer afterwards. If you want to use it as a scrub you can just mix it with warm water. I usually don’t like exfoliators or masques, because they just irritate my skin or cause breakouts, but I really liked this one! Thumbs up.

Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm – You can use this products for many things; makeup remover, moisturizer, hair tamer and even to make your own cream foundation (just mix it with some mineral foundation) I used it as a lipbalm and an eye balm and a little goes a long way. It was really moisturizing so I couldn’t use it on my whole face, but it would probably work with those who has dry to really dry skin. I would purchase this product since it’s a multiple balm – it’s great for many things. I’m especially interested in the idea of making your own foundation, I will probably try it tomorrow. 🙂

Morning Glory Brightening Complexion Booster – This product was the reason why I even thought about One Love Organics in the first place so of course I was most excited to try this product. The only issue I had with this one, is that I usually don’t moisturize my face in the morning (when I use makeup I like to put aloe vera gel as a moisturizer). And of course you are supposed to use this product in the morning, they named it Morning Glory for a reason 🙂 (I believe you can use it in the evening if you want to) But I think this will be a new chance for me to start a new morning routine, because I loved this product. It made my skin soft and I got a nice glow. It also toned and tightened. The ingridients are great and it contains a lot of anti-inflammatory antioxidants. It is also good if you have acne scars that you’d like to go away or want an anti-aging serum. I highly recommend this product!

Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum – This one was a positive surprise. I don’t know if it was all of the product I used before I went to bed or just this one, but my skin was sooo soft and all the extra bumps were gone when I woke up and my skin looked even and brightened. This product is a toner, serum and a moisturizer all in one! It will protect your skin from aging and wrinkling (Yes, even though I’m only seventeen I have started to use anti-aging products, because it’s how you treat your skin now that will later show up on your skin when you’re older, so preventing is the key!) It contains for instance Bulgarian Rose Oil and watermelon seed oil and other good stuff and I think I will start using this as a moisturizer instead of coconut oil. Yes, I liked it that much. 🙂 BIG thumbs up!

All in all – I loved all the products and I think I will buy the full-size of Easy Does it Foaming Cleanser, Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm, Morning Glory Brightening Complexion Booster and Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum. I don’t think I will buy the Brand New Day Microderma Scrub and masque just because I don’t like scrubs and masques in general, I’ve had a really ugly past with them and I just think I wouldn’t use it, even though the product was good.

Have you tried any of the One Love Organics products? Please let me know if you like them, it’s fun to see what others think about these products 🙂

Sophie

Review: Estelle & Thild Cleansing Gel and Facial Toner (Neroli)

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Estelle & Thild is a Swedish organic brand that has a wide range of products for skin, body and baby care. The brand is certified organic and has different products for different skin types. You can visit their website here. 

I had no idea that the brand was organic when I bought these product, because I wasn’t into natural products at that time. I just wanted a simple makeup remover and all the ones I had been trying out just made my skin worse. The reason why I bought the cleansing gel was because it was on sale and the packaging was cute. I’m so happy that I bought it, because it made such a difference to my skin.

Cleansing Gel Neroli – I love this cleanser. It is very gentle on your skin and it’s for normal to combination skin. It cleared up my skin really fast and I was just amazed by the product. All the products I used before just irritated my skin and it would cause break outs. A lot of them. This product does not do that at all. The sent is really refreshing and citrusy and does not dry your skin out. My skin has been pretty dry this winter and it has still worked for me. The only problem is that it will not take away your eyemakeup or loads of foundation but it hasn’t been a problem for me. I like to take away my eyemakeup with coconut oil, and after that I will use the Cleansing Gel. The ingridients are also very good. I absolutely recommend this wonderful product!

Facial Toner Neroli – I bought this toner because I liked the clenasing gel so much. This on the other hand is not as good as the cleansing gel. I like to apply the toner after I use the cleansing gel, but my experience has not been so good so far. It’s supposed to give your skin an energy-boost and balance your skin. I don’t like the sent so much, it’s too strong for me. First when I applied it to my skin it was cooling and refreshing, but after a few seconds my skin started to burn really much and my face was soooo red. I didn’t do anything about it, I just went to bed. The next day when I woke up my skin was completely normal, no acne and my pores were a lot smaller and my skin looked more even and had a nice glow. I’m still a little bit confused about this product and I don’t know whether I should still use it. I think I will give it some time, but the burning has just scared me. I might be allergic to something that’s in the toner, because I’ve heard nice things about it!

UPDATE: I continued to use the toner, and now it doesn’t burn anymore and my face don’t get red! I don’t know what happened and why, but it’s a miracle. Now I don’t have to throw it away, maybe the redness was just a reaction or something, I honestly have no idea. I will continue to use this product until I stumble up on something else. Do you have any good suggestions?? Let me know!

All in all, I would absolutely recommend the clenasing gel – it’s amazing. I will continue to use the toner but I’m not sure if I will buy it again.

Thank you for reading!

Sophie

Wishlist

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1. Morning glory by One Love Organics – This is a lightweight serum that’s plantbased. It is claimed that it brightens, enlives and de-puff your skin, while tighten and tone it. It will also smooth the appearence of fine lines. The ingridients are really great and I read in a review that it takes away acne scars and that’s exactly what I’m looking for! I’ve heard so much amazing stuff about One Love Organics so I really want to try it. The only problem is the price; it’s too expensive for me. But maybe one day I will purchase it!

2.  Rahua Voluminous Shampoo – I’ve tried many different natural shampoos without sulfates, silicones and parabens. Some of them still had some bad ingredients, like Sodium Coco-Sulfate. It’s not as bad as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate and other sulfates, but some people like to avoid it. This one does not have Sodium Coco-Sulfate, and still lathers up pretty good. It claims, to make your hair voluminous and bouncy and at the same time strenghten your hair. It also claims that the shampoo fortifies weak, damaged strands while nourishing and regenerating the scalp and hair follicles. Sounds good to me! One of the few problems I have with natural shampoo is that I don’t get so much volume, so this one is very appealing to me. I’ve read so much great stuff about this one, so I think I might purchase it after I’ve used up my current shampoo!

3. “Un” Cover-Up  by rms beauty – Many of you might already have this one. I’ve been thinking about buying it for a long time, but I just haven’t done it yet. It can be used as an foundation or as a light concealer and it will melt into your skin while covering up imperfections and redness. If you have very dry skin you can apply a moisturizer first and if you have oily skin you can set it with powder. The concealer comes in 5 different shades and you can apply it with your fingers or with a foundation brush and the product is certified organic.

4. “Pure Rose” Drinkable Bulgarian Rose Water – You can eat it, drink it, spray it on your face as a toner or spray it to set your makeup and even spray it on your hair to moisturize it! You can put it in water, hot water, tea or smoothie and drink it or put it in your cereals, fruit salads and eat it! It says that it promotes healthy digestive system, helps your body to detoxify, balances your energy level, improves your mood, freshens your breath and creates a sense of well-being. It is also good for your skin and hair, and you can read all the benefits hereIt’s 100 % pure and natural and has no additives, no chemicals, and contains nutritious juices and pure rose oil from fresh organic Rosa Damascena petals. How awesome ain’t that!

What’s on your wishlist? Leave a comment and tell me! It’s interesting to see what others want and we can get inspired by each other!