(Video Review) Classic Beauty Over 40/50: Part 2–Natural and Organic Hair and Skin Care, Plus DIY Recipes


(ABOVE) In this video review I discuss my favorite natural and organic skin-care products–including favorite moisturisers–as well as two new lipsticks, and one product I won’t be ordering again.

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FEATURED SKIN-CARE PRODUCTS (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

SOAP: Dr. Bronner’s, Pure Castile Liquid Soap, Made With Organic Oils, Baby Unscented; and Dr. Bronner’s, Pure Castile Bar Soap, Baby Unscented / MOISTURIZERS: Nourish Organic, Face Lotion, Argan and Rosewater; and Miessence Rejuvenating Moisturiser, Mature/Dry Skin / SHEA BUTTER: Nourish Organic, Shea Butter / COCONUT OIL: Dr. Bronner’s, Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil, 30 Ounce Size (Oct. 11, 2017 Update: Vita Coco USDA Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil, 14 Oz. Glass Jar, For Face, Body and Cooking, More Here. Also Whole Foods 365 Brand of Coconut Oil) / DEODORANT: Dr. Bronner’s, Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil, 30-Ounce Size (Update: Vita Coco USDA Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil, 14 Oz. Glass Jar, For Face, Body and Cooking, More Here. Also Whole Foods 365 Brand of Coconut Oil) and MiEssence Deodorant / FACIAL SONIC POWER CLEANSER: Neutrogena / EXFOLIATING PADS: UltaTarget (I Trim Them To Fit Neutrogena Power Cleanser) / SONICE CLEANSING BRUSH; Clinique / SUNSCREEN: Sport Badger, Broad Spectrum Spf 35 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen, 94% Organic / NIGHT CREAM: Bee Friendly, USDA Certified Organic, Sensitive Skin Moisturizer.



MAKEUP I’M WEARING (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE: 100% Pure, Both Crème and White Peach / CHEEKS: Gabriel, Vibrant Pink / LIPS/EYE AREA: Nourish Organic, Shea Butter / ZuZu Luxe, Lipstick, Dollhouse Pink and Uber / EYELASHES: 100% Pure, Black Tea. (Some links are affiliates. More information here.)

Sunday, August 21, 2016 / Video Review Post Notes

Natural and Organic Skin-Care Products I’m Currently Using

As much as we may not want to believe this, 64-100 percent of what we put on our skin is absorbed into the bloodstream (National Institutes of Health). That’s why I am constantly searching for skin-care products that not only perform well, but also are the healthiest I can find.

In this video, I introduce terrific new finds I’ve been using for the past four months-plus, as well as a few old favorites.

I’ve also been using a new, simple DIY concoction that makes a great lotion. I use it primarily for my hands and feet, but you can also use it on your face.

DIY Face/Hand/Body Moisturizer

What You’ll Need:

Shea Butter

Coconut Oil (Only $18.99/30 oz Jar at Whole Foods)

Glass Cosmetic Jar

Directions: Scoop shea butter into small glass jar. Add coconut oil until achieve desired consistency. Stir with clean finger or toothpick. Keep by bedside (to apply to hands/cuticles/feet before bed) and by the kitchen sink (to apply to hands after dishwashing or before leaving the house).

~Janis Lyn Johnson


(ABOVE & BELOW) On my lips: Nourish Organic, Shea Butter and ZuZu Luxe Lipsticks in the colors Dollhouse Pink and Uber.



(ABOVE) ZuZu Luxe Lipsticks in the colors Dollhouse Pink, left, and Uber, right.
(BELOW) Get a look similar to the one I’m wearing–click on the photographs. On a smart phone? Click side arrow to see all items. (More color choices than shown are available.)

YouTube Video


Dr. Bronner’s Organic Liquid Soap For Face, Body, Hair


Dr. Bronner’s Organic  Baby Unscented Bar Soap For Face and Body

Dr. Bronner's-Citrus-Organic-Hair-Rinse

Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Organic Hair Rinse


Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Coconut Organic Hair Conditioner and Styling Creme


Herbal Choice Mari Organic Hair Spray


Vita Coco USDA Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil, 14 Oz. Glass Jar, For Face, Body and Cooking, More Here


Vita Coco USDA Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil Cleansing Wipes


Nourish Organic Shea Butter


Nourish Organic Face Lotion


Sport Badger, Broad Spectrum Spf 35 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen


By |2018-03-31T23:29:18-04:00August 21st, 2016|Beauty, Beauty & Health|12 Comments

About the Author:

Janis Lyn Johnson is a happily married, SW Floridian and 58-year-old, Texas-born fan of timeless style and healthy living.


  1. Pat Hanson August 23, 2016 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Because of your recommendation, I am going to try the black tea mascara.
    I have not had good luck with so many because allergies.
    Thanks for the tip. Love your blog; keep it up.

    Hope all is well with you. I am doing great/

    • JLJ August 24, 2016 at 10:27 am - Reply

      Hi, Pat! I do hope you like it. I love how I can build it up to make my lashes lookthick and long, or wear less and just make them look glossy and dark. I like having the choice — and not having to worry whether it’s going to be harmful. Thank you so much for continuing to follow my blog, Pat. I really appreciate it. All is well with me. I’m glad you’re doing great. Hugs ~Janis

  2. Pamela September 14, 2017 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    How is your coconut oil liquid not solid?

    • JLJ October 7, 2017 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      When the temperature in our home gets above about 77 degrees F, the coconut oil turns to liquid. 🙂 ~ Janis

    • Rhonda October 10, 2017 at 2:23 pm - Reply

      My coconut oil came in a tub as solid but liquifies to touch.
      Don’t think this is type to ingest.

  3. Shannon Burton January 19, 2018 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    I am so happy to have found your blog/ Youtube and IG! You are so inspiring and lovely! I enjoy so much seeing you video your day in Naples. We would vacation often in Naples so it brings great memories. I am from Canada and thankfully can find many of the products you recommend. I am going to try hard to cut sugar from my diet after watching your video.

  4. Jessica Sheppard February 6, 2018 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    So excited to find your blog! One question for clarification…you only exfoliate with Neutrogena brush and DIY sponges on nights you’ve worn makeup, right?

    • JLJ February 25, 2018 at 10:46 am - Reply

      Hi, Jessica! Yes, but if I haven’t worn makeup during the week, I will sometimes use soap and the Clinique brush or the Neutragena with DIY sponges, simply because I do like to clean with soap and water sometimes. Particularly when in the shower. ~ Janis

  5. Bethany April 20, 2018 at 4:54 pm - Reply


    Is that Badger sunscreen sheet on the face? I am very fair and most sunscreens make me look ghostly.

  6. Neus May 20, 2018 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Hi Janis,

    I love your videos! Please, could you tell me if you use the sheabutter only under your eye or also in your upper eyelid? If you don’t use it in your upper eyelid, what eye cream do you use in your upper eyelid?

    Kind regards,

  7. Angela Fish Chan June 20, 2018 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Great Videos and thank you Janis:

    Regarding the spinning cleansing brush you use. I’m wondering if you’ve ever heard of and/or4 considered the clarisonic cleansing brush. If not why not? That appliance is a bit pricey, almost $200.00 but the tests on skin are impressive.

    All the best,
    SomeOneWithGreyHair.com (Angela)
    I do wig reviews on Silver/White/Grey Hair

    • JLJ June 25, 2018 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Hi, Angela! Thank you so much for watching my video and taking the time to come to my blog! Yes, in fact, I considered both brushes before making my purchase. According to the Clinique sales woman who helped me at our local department store, theirs is a sonic brush, too. So I researched both on line, and in the end, because the Clinique brush was much less money, it felt like the right choice for me. ~ Janis

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