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?


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  1. Audrey Nature
    January 22, 2014 / 7:47 pm

    Great post and great selection of products!!! The Pratima herbal cleanser will soon be a on my wishlist!x

  2. TinaOurWonderLust
    January 22, 2014 / 11:33 pm

    ooh! I want to try the Flight Milky Cleanser too. I have been looking for a clean versions of the Asian brands of Milky Cleansers (that I used to LOVE so much).

  3. Jessica
    January 23, 2014 / 2:21 am

    The Pratima cleanser looks super promising! Thanks for a new brand to keep my eye on!

  4. Jade
    January 23, 2014 / 3:22 am

    No problem! Glad to hear that 🙂

  5. Jade
    January 23, 2014 / 3:23 am

    Doesn't it look nice?? I don't have any experience with Asian milky cleansers, but I hope Flight's version will stack up against them!

  6. Jade
    January 23, 2014 / 3:23 am

    Thank you Audrey!

  7. Amber Felce
    January 23, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    Great selection of products! The Indie Lee Blemish Lotion has been on my wishlist for quite some time now I think I'll try and find it when I go to New York in a couple of weeks! The Aurelia products all sound so lovely too I'll have to try those when I run out of my moisturiser – I already have way too many cleansers so thats off the list aha! Well done for not buying much in January!

  8. Jade
    January 24, 2014 / 5:33 am

    Thank you Amber! New York!! Lucky you! If you can, do stop by Shen Beauty, which is located in Brooklyn–they stock Indie Lee and a lot of other natural brands.

  9. January 24, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    These are all on my list, too, and like you, I'm unofficially participating in the no-buy thing mostly because as a beauty blogger, I'm kinda drowning in products and need to pare this down … get the reviews finished, keep / donate and not have my bathroom overflowing with bottles! LOL. 🙂 The one that I will probably get first is the Pratima cleanser. I'm kinda on a cleanser kick — trying to find the best one for my skin, and I adore Pratima products (have you tried their rose neem sunscreen? It is da bomb). Have a great day! xoxo

  10. Jade
    January 24, 2014 / 9:40 pm

    High five!! I've been on a cleanser streak as well! I think cleansers are one of the things that green beauty does really well–there are so many great ones in all forms. I have heard about that rose neem sunscreen three times now! It was on my list but forgotten a long time ago when I first read NMDL, but it seems like the universe is telling me to check it out again 😉 Cheers, Kim!

  11. Addison Cain
    January 28, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    I've been dying to try the Pratima line, but their shipping prices are so ridiculous! I've also heard good things about their Neem Rose Sunscreen.

  12. Živa
    January 29, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    Haven't tried any of these brands, it's great to find out about new products! x

    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

  13. Kristin
    February 6, 2014 / 11:13 pm

    I have Pratima's Pitta Herbal Cleanser and I love it!