Wednesday Wishlist: Word of Mouth

Though I’m not officially-officially participating in #NoBuyJanuary, I have been very good and have not bought any new products since the new year. Okay, I bought a texturizing spray from my local organic salon after I chopped off my hair last weekend. Okay, I also bought more Dr. Bronner’s soap after returning to my apartment after winter break. Otherwise, I have been avoiding January sales like the plague. But I could have one more facial oil–no, I must resist. And for good measure–I’ve been loving the products I have even more. But I could have one more cleanser–no!

On this wishlist are some products I have read up on recently through blogs, Twitter, and Instagram. I have banned myself from purchasing products unless I am out of its particular category, so it will likely be many months until I get on these two cleansers. But cream moisturizer–that I am almost out of. And I don’t have a blemish treatment quite like this one so…

Flight Skincare Sheer Luxury Milk Cleanser
I first got wind of this makeup-removing cleanser from Asti of Skjonnhet, who loved this for keeping her skin calm and properly hydrated. What got her attention and mine was the unique ingredients of Goat’s milk (contains vitamins A, B6, B12 and E, balances skins PH) and Quandong Seed (refreshing, high concentration of vitamin C). I am all for gentle cleansers and hey, legend has it that Cleopatra bathed in milk to keep her skin super soft. If it was good enough for Cleopatra…not to mention, I love that the founder’s Instagram is full of beautiful scenes of Australia, the beach, juices, and more. ($37 for 100ml)

Pratima Skincare Pitta Herbal Cleanser
After reading the book Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life by Dr. Claudia Welch (which I discovered through No More Dirty Looks), I was intrigued by the concept of matching one’s diet and lifestyle to one’s dosha. Pratima Skincare takes it one step further: matching one’s skincare to one’s dosha. In the two dosha quizzes I’ve taken, Pitta has been a common variable, and knowing the fiery, often stressful person I am, the Pitta Herbal Cleanser, as discovered from Tina at OurWonderLust, sounds like a lovely, calming powder-to-liquid cleanser. Ingredients include milk powder, aloe, sandalwood, lavender for a targeted solution for combination, sensitive, or blemish-prone skin (*raises hand for all three). ($20 for 2oz)

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser
Knowing how good probiotics are for the gut and therefore skin, I love the idea of probiotics in skincare. I have been enjoying Aurelia’s Miracle Cleanser for its cooling, lotion-y texture, and since I’ve been slowly getting back into cream moisturizers, I can only imagine what this moisturizer must be like. I swear I read Megan from Seed to Serum hinting at this moisturizer being a favorite of hers, but she for sure did love the Night Moisturiser. Also, jasmine-scented things are my new jam. ($65 for 60ml)

Indie Lee Blemish Lotion
The Blemish Lotion seems like the talc-free version of the non-green and well-loved Mario Badesco’s Drying Lotion. I love Osmia Organic’s Spot Treatment for how gently it heals blemishes, but according to Liz from @lizthegreenspirit, this atomizes zits. Sold. ($26 for 1oz)

Have you tried any of these products? What have you been wishing for?

Wednesday Wishlist

I’ve got a Cognition exam tomorrow, but there’s no time like 10 minutes before midnight for a Wednesday Wishlist right? Especially since my last one was from July.

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser 120 ml for $53 from Net-a-Porter
I have heard all the good things about this cleanser from mainstream beauty mavens to my favorite green beauties. Into the Gloss, Caroline Hirons, Genuine Glow, and Seed to Serum all raved of how smooth and hydrated this cleanser leaves them, not to mention the lush creamy consistency, the wonderful smell, and beautifully soft muslin. Besides the fact everyone seems to love this, what also makes this line special is the use of probiotics. “I can’t understand how probiotics are supposed to benefit your skin, as they are designed to be processed in your digestive system” went some sassy comment on Caroline Hirons’ post. Turns out probiotics in skincare counter the effects of sun exposure and inflammation. Booyah. I’m a bit rusty on my hot cloth and balm cleansing, and this sounds like a great all/winter moisturizing, makeup-removing cleanser.

MUN No. 1 Aknari Nighttime Dream Youth Serum 15 ml for $95 from Mun Skin
This is another well-loved gem in the green beauty and mainstream world. Models, spa owners, makeup artists, The Green Product Junkie, and Epic Beauty Guide praise the serum for its hydrating effects, simplicity, efficacy against dark circles and blemishes, and more. I love argan, I love the smell of rose oil, and I am itching to try prickly pear seed oil. Can’t have enough moisture or blemish-fighting powers going into these colder and drier months.

Kahina Giving Beauty Eye Serum 15 ml for $78 from Kahina Giving Beauty
This brand has been on my radar for yonks, and I nearly went for their travel set when I was transitioning away from DIY skincare, but instead went with Dr. Alkaitis for blemishy reasons. With all the love that No More Dirty Looks and Truth in Aging gives this brand, I know I will press that checkout button soon–eventually. The eye serum flew back on my radar recently with a blog post or an Instagram picture that I can’t find or immediately remember! It is buried in my BlogLovin’ or instagram feed, but clementinefields’ will definitely do. Reduce puffiness and dark circles with a product that gives back? Exactly what I’m looking for, what with staying up until 2am and even 3am seeming to become a trend…

H. Gillerman Organics Remedy Pack $160 from H. Gillerman
Hope from H. Gillerman was such a tease about this one–this all-in-one pack popped up on various Twitters and instagrams of celebrities (did you know she’s buddies with Lea Michele and Miley Cyrus? Yep) and green beauty queens in its cute little Baggu bag before its official release. The pack includes her four famed remedies: sinus, stress, sleep, and tension in super concentrated essential oil form.  And it’s limited edition! I am coveting my little samples of sleep and sinus that came with my jaw-clenching tension remedy rollerball, and from how soothing these blends smell, I can only imagine how great the other ones are…

So tell me, have you tried any of these products? What have you been wishing for lately?

Wednesday Wishlist: Face Oils

There are certain words and phrases in life that just instantly grab you. Like “free food” (you should see me when a cafeteria puts out free fruit), or “fire”(FIRE! Goodness, no need to shout), or, if you were me a year ago (you weren’t): “oil-free”. A year ago, the world was my word search and “oil-free” was the word bank. Then argan oil happened, and No More Dirty Looks happened, and now I can’t put on moisturizer without looking longingly at my facial oil. Wait. My moisturizer is my facial oil.

rms beauty beauty oil
I have a sample of this, and my, does it scream vanilla and nourishing in the best way. You would never guess that scar-fighting (and slightly stinky) tamanu is hiding underneath.


La Bella Figura Daily Elements Defense Face Oil
I have held off for months in fear that this holds much more power than I need (after all, with great power comes great responsibility). But fighting free radicals with the sword of antioxidants can’t be a bad thing, right? Prevention is key, right? I’ll probably get this fatty acid boy (have you heard of sacha inchi?) for my mum and sneak a couple drops here and there…or everywhere…

Yuli M.E. Skin Fuel
Speaking of the sword of antioxidants, this one is laced with Pomegranate Seed and Apricot Kernel, fighting against “environmental and stress-induced damage while repairing, renewing, and stimulating skin on a cellular level.” And Broccoli Seed oil, hello, I love broccoli. Talk about food for the skin. Also recommended as a light oil for acne-prone skin by neimansidealist.

What oils are you coveting?