It finally happened, ya'll. I found the perfect cosmetics line- 100% Pure! Let me back up for minute though.
Like most ladies, I've spent many years dealing with my not so perfect skin. When I was a teenager I thought.. oh once I'm in college my skin will be perfect. I won't get blemishes ever again! That was so not true. I have tried countless different products and skin regimens. At times my nighttime routine was 5 products deep and it took me 30 minutes to put on my face in the morning! It was ridiculous.
Over the last couple years I've become very conscious of the types of foods I eat. Are the vegetables organic? Are the eggs cage and hormone free? Is there high fructose corn syrup in that? Well, sure enough I started to get way more concerned with what I put on my skin as well. So, I decided to go completely natural with my cosmetics and ditch all the make ups and powders.
If and when one decides to go all natural all the time, your choices become pretty sparse. Luckily, I discovered 100% Pure and dove in! 100% Pure is exactly what the brand name says.. completely natural without chemicals, toxins, artificial fragrances, or harsh detergents. It's even gluten-free and organic!
Here's my new routine:
At night, I use the oil cleansing method using 100% Pure Organic Flaxseed Cleansing Oil. It costs $26 for 4 oz. It's a great value because you only need a nickel sized amount!
I apply a small amount to my dry face and wash it off with a warm face towel. It leaves my skin feeling clean, but not stripped of its natural oils!
After my face is dry, I apply 100% Pure Vitamin A Wrinkle Smoothing Night Cream. It smells great thanks to the fruit extracts.
In the morning, I start with the Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream. I've been using the eye cream for about two weeks, and I have noticed less puffiness and my dark circles are light enough that I don't need to put concealer on!
Next I use the Luminous Primer. It helps even skintone and diffuse the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Next comes the Tinted Moisturizer. I'm absolutely obsessed with this tinted moisturizer because the tint is so subtle. It doesn't feel like it's 1/2 foundation like many products out there and it isn't a BB cream. It just moisturizes your skin and gives your natural skintone a bit of a color boost using natural fruit and vegetable pigments!
And finally, so I don't feel completely exposed and barefaced, I use their Lip & Cheek Tint in peach! It gives my cheeks a natural blush look.
And that's that! I'm ready to tackle my day.
I've been on the 100% Pure Natural regimen for a couple weeks and my skin has never been better. I have fewer blemishes, although I will admit that my skin did a little bit of freaking out when I first started with the oil application. After a few days it was all good and my skin is way more under control. I don't have to powder my nose by the afternoon! As far as stopping the eye-liner, mascara, powder, foundation, shadows, etc... I admit it took some getting used to. Just looking at my normal make-up free face felt weird and a little scary! But now I just feel liberated and my friends and co-workers have noticed! The response is.. "Wow! You're glowing" or "Your skin looks great." I think it's the first time I've ever heard that about my bare skin. I guess my boyfriend was right... maybe I do look best first thing in the morning before I put make up on. ;-)
Try going natural and check out 100% Pure HERE!
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