One of my facialists at Bliss Spa, Marlena Rose McGee, has been testing natural and organic skin care for over 10 years and found result-driven buys. “My awareness of what I put in and on my body became my priority while preparing for and throughout my pregnancy. It led me on a determined mission to find natural and organic products that could live up to my skins expectations,” McGee explains. Here are some of her favorites.
I’ve been using this secret gem for years. It is as refreshing to your skin as a cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. Your pores will feel alive and your skin will get a splash of hydration. The delicate scent of rose is also great to use as a very subtle body splash and an instant cool down. You have a choice between 8 or 4 oz bottle and a spray. I keep the 8 oz bottle at home and use as a toner after cleansing, and keep my 4 oz spray in my bag for a pick me up. If you are prone to breakouts, you can add 3 to 4 drops of tea tree essential oil (keep this bottle at home, as the oil should be kept out of the sun). This natural aromatherapy water is a steal under $10 and can be purchased at Whole Foods.
A few years ago, I developed psoriasis on the palms of my hands and sole of my foot. My hands have really improved through change of diet. The heel of my foot is still cracked and dry. I have tried countless moisturizers. So far, this is my #1 go to . It actually heals the skin, rather then just adding moisture. It has a high concentration of calendula mixed with organic oils and flowers. It is great for everything from dry skin to rashes, even irritation from shaving or waxing. Definitely, a must have for your medicine cabinet.
This lightweight raspberry leaf, peppermint, lemon balm serum is my skin’s hero. One would never know my little one keeps me up all night thanks to this magic potion. With a few drops my skin goes from dreary to super mom glow. In the summer, I apply follow with spf and I’m hydrated for the day . It’s anti- inflammatory properties are a life savior for sensitive skin. The vegan – sourced Omega 3 fatty acids act as little erasers for the appearance of fine lines. It’s an all inclusive treatment in one bottle.
A detoxifying, blemish healing, pore tightening, powder to mousse mask that gets the job done, yes, please! If you need to feel the tingle to know it‘s “working“, this is your mask. Simply mix equal parts water and powder mixture and massage onto skin. Hand blended in small batches using organic ingredients such as Red Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, Tumeric,and Red Alaea Sea Salt, May Lindstrom marries the perfect combo of luxury and effectiveness in the mask. The exotic spices will most definitely warm your skin and your senses. Use once a week for a clear, radiant complexion.