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Found: An eco-friendly skincare gem available at Etsy
I have very fussy skin. Sometimes even the slightest bit of change in the weather can take a toll on my face. Then I’ll get stressed at work and my face will get worse. It’s like the Circle of Life: Zit Style. It’s the reason I’m always on the search for the perfect skincare for this combo skinned gal with random blemishes and sensitivity issues on the side. Since my current skincare routine wasn’t working through recent hardships, I went on the hunt for something new.
The first and most important thing I was looking for was a natural skincare line. I turned to we heart this fave, Etsy, which houses some amazing ones. While prowling the wares, I came across some beautiful products made with love and good-for-you ingredients from Etsy shop DressGreen.
The lovely and very friendly founder Lauren launched this line after experiencing sensitive skin woes herself. She sought to develop a hand crafted skincare line that had “natural, super-effective and safe products that (also) provide complete user enjoyment”. To that end, DressGreen products are made from scratch right down to the labels, with natural ingredients, specially crafted scented oils to benefit your senses, reusable containers and no animal testing. For a green gal, this line is heaven sent! And just wait until you see the prices…
First up, let’s discuss the Calming & Clarifying Facial Cream (just $8). I use this lush face cream for normal to oily skin in the morning, before I apply my sunscreen. What a treat for the face!
This shea and hemp seed butter cream has a blend of seven botanical extracts: organic goji berry, calendula, wasabi root, organic green tea, oat, pomegranate, and organic licorice root. I think it smells like a fresh pitcher of iced tea – delicious! The Calming & Clarifying Cream is lightweight and soothing and it provides an excellent base for the next step (spf, foundation, powder, whatever) in your skincare routine.
For nighttime moisture, the Purifying and Blemish Controlling Serum (also $8) is highly recommended. This jojoba based serum comes in a 1 oz. spray bottle and with only one pump it dispenses a perfect amount of product for your entire face. Three fab ingredients in this formula, tea tree, clary sage and lemon help to clear, refresh and brighten skin. A word of caution: this serum can make your face a bit shiny/greasy, so nighttime is essentially the best time to use it. I’ve been reaching for this serum very faithfully as the winter season has progressed!
To help clean out the clogged pores that I had collecting on my face (gross visual, I know), Lauren recommended her Charcoal and Clay Facial Mask with Papaya Extract ($9). Charcoal is a key ingredient that clears out impurities and detoxifies. This comes in a 2 oz. glass bottle that is so adorable and makes you feel like a mad scientist!
The mask is in a powder form that you mix with a liquid of your choice – fun! I normally go with honey but you could also use distilled water, yogurt, milk or cream. After ten minutes, I wash it off and my face feels nice and grime-free. Best of all, by using your own liquid, not only do you get a mask made just for your skin needs, you also get quite a beauty bargain! Using this powder base for a weekly mask, one bottle should last at least 5 months!
Make sure to check out the entire DressGreen Etsy shop which offers more green products for lips, hair and body. I am dying to try more! This has been a we heart this Love Alert.
we heartsters, are you willing to go green with DressGreen?