My skin has always been problematic. As a teenager and still as a thirty-something woman, I struggle with blemish-prone, oily skin. Trying to find products that keep blemishes at bay while, at the same time, retaining some of the moisture so that my skin doesn't feel like sandpaper is so hard for me! I've tried everything from expensive products that can only be purchased in salons to products that are very inexpensive and can be bought at your local drug store. Nothing seems to work. I fully intend to struggle with this problem for the rest of my life!
However, while I still haven't found that "miracle product" that will take away all my woes, I have found a group of products that help lessen the problems that I've experienced over the years. Skin Free Skincare products are formulated by a pharmacist and recommended by doctors for those with sensitive, delicate and very dry or damaged skin. Skin Free products are recommended for extremely dry skin, fragrance allergies, psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, pregnant moms, babies, the elderly, diabetics, renal patients and after radiation or chemotherapy patients. These products are rated by the Environmental Working Group with "0" toxicity. Not many products have received this incredible rating which is why so many sensitive groups are able to use these products. They do not contain any petroleum products, perfumes, steroids or harmful chemicals. They are never tested on animals and are made from natural, vegan ingredients.
Skin Free Skin Care products were created by Julie Hilton, who has over 30 years in compounding and natural skin care. All of the Skin Free products are distributed by Blue Ridge Gypsy Studio for public use. You can take a look at all of the products on both websites. There are descriptions for each separate product and they are even separated into different categories like Blemish-Prone and Mother-Baby. That makes it so much easier to shop for what you need! Blue Ridge Gypsy Studio offers products that related to bath and body products as opposed to the products on Skin Free Skincare which are more for skin problems.
I received three different products from Skin Free and Blue Ridge Gypsy Studio including Acai Scrub for Sparkling Skin, the Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar and Butter Cream Hand and Body Lotion in Tuscan Lavender. I was so excited to receive the lotion because I love the smell of lavender! This lotion lived up to my excitement because it smells lovely and just like I'm standing in a field of lavender. It is not at all greasy on my skin and it absorbs wonderfully. The consistency is light while still providing enough moisture so that my skin does not dry out.
My husband was thrilled with the Acai Scrub! In fact, he used it one morning after shaving and excitedly announced later that evening that his skin was still very smooth. No five o'clock shadow here! I was also happy with the scrub. It smelled wonderful without any of the perfumes that you normally have in a scrub. It felt natural on my skin and didn't leave any greasy residue after rinsing it off. The first time I used it I was a little bit freaked out because it does have a brown tint to it which I could see in the tub while rinsing but it didn't stain my tub. All in all, this was a great product that works to remove excess dry skin!
The last product we tried was the Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar. Both my husband and me were amazed at the way that the bar cleansed our skin with drying it out or leaving a film. I've never used a bar soap that didn't leave my skin feeling tight and dry so I was thrilled when this one cleaned without drying. I didn't try it as a shampoo bar but I bet it would do a great job at cleaning hair, too!
One of my readers has the chance to win a $30 gift certificate to either Blue Ridge Gypsy Studio or Skin Free Skincare!
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