(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: Ulta, Target (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.
FEATURED GLASS COSMETIC CONTAINERS
DROPPER BOTTLE: Amazon / GLASS COSMETIC JAR: Amazon / FOUR-OUNCE GLASS BOTTLE: Amazon.
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:
Coconut Oil (Only $18.99/30 oz Jar at Whole Foods)
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.)
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 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
Sport Badger, Broad Spectrum Spf 35 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen
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/
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
How is your coconut oil liquid not solid?
When the temperature in our home gets above about 77 degrees F, the coconut oil turns to liquid. 🙂 ~ Janis
My coconut oil came in a tub as solid but liquifies to touch.
Don’t think this is type to ingest.
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.
Dr Bronner now puts Potassium Hydroxide into their soaps. I know it’s in their liquid soaps. The company has been sold in the past. I noticed it first when the bottle changed all it’s quotes. It use to be Christian bible quotes and I ave a bottle with weird new age creepy quotes. I phoned the company and yes they changed some things so the soap is not organic any longer.
Potassium Hydroxide is dangerous. They tell you it’s no longer there when saponified but where does it go?? Into the magical ether of existence?
The color of potassium hydroxide – KOH is either white or yellow. The warning for its danger is quite strong because the caustic potash is reactive to water, corrosive, and harmful if swallowed. … As above, potassium hydroxide – KOH is very harmful to be swallowed.
I too am hunting for a new organic soap company.
One I found is ‘Rocky Mountain Soap Company’ in Canada and they do ship to your area. The prices are great and the products are organic and amazing. The lady that makes it is like we are and concerned about her children and families health. I just don’t like their deodorant because they use a type of aluminum which they don’t know is the same aluminum but in different forms, they just don’t know. They have stores in malls.
Love and Joy,
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?
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
Is that Badger sunscreen sheet on the face? I am very fair and most sunscreens make me look ghostly.
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?
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,
I do wig reviews on Silver/White/Grey Hair
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
The hair product is good. But the two face lotion Nourish Organic Face Lotion, and Face and Eye Cream by BeeFriendly turned out to be very low-quality products. I have to return them all.
Rena, I’m so sorry the Nourish Organic Face Lotion and BeFriendly cream didn’t work for you. As I said in the video, the BeeFriendly product did break me out and therefore I stopped using it, but also as I mentioned in the video I thought the ingredients sounded great. As for the Nourish, I’ve never had any problems with either the lotion or the cream. I absolutely love them. The lotion is just a lighter version of the cream. Thank you for adding your opinion here, however.