Today I have a big announcement to make, organic loving ladies and gents. This year, along with my new year resolutions, is a year of big changes (yes, even bigger than in 2014). Fearless changes. Changes that are positive by all means. Out of the comfort zone changes. And today I want to officially announce that I am going to expand the BEAUTY section of TLV Birdie Blog. Making things around me beautiful is part of my moto, and this year let’s all start with ourselves first. I believe, a person who is in harmony with his body, skin and reflection can move mountains. Achieving that desired inner glow is a tough task, and I will be here with you – guiding you through a journey of natural beauty and organic skincare products that will change the way you treat your skin.
Note one thing – I do not pretend to be an organic expert. I do not turn my nose up at everything that has no organic certification stamp. I simply learn to listen to my body and to provide it with what it actually needs. I learn to read ingredients lists and I know a thing or two about naughty chemicals. I do not understand fanatic approach though, but want to make steps towards better skin routine – one step at a time.
I hope you will join me in my natural beauty movement with genuine curiosity and understanding my style of doing it. I would love to push the boundaries and create sort of a BEAUTY LOUNGE here on TLV Birdie Blog. It is important to me for you to feel it can be your place to learn about organic beauty products in a fun and easy way, and I promise to find and cover for you the best of non-toxic | organic | green | natural beauty products.
I wanted to make this first organic beauty post of 2015 truly special, dedicated to the purest Earth experience and the luxury of being literally face to face with the best ingredients you can benefit from Mother Nature. All the lights on May Lindstrom Skin, artisanal hand crafted skincare brand that combines two words “natural” and “luxury” into a perfect mixture of truly delightful beauty experience. May is one of those inspiring personalities who aims to turn a daily procedure into a spiritual ritual of pleasure, and she kindly gifted me an opportunity of one of a kind quality time with my skin.
Well, that was a beauty date! No, I couldn’t find a better analogy of spending the most thoughtful and magic 40 minutes of my skincare ritual with The Problem Solver correcting masque* and The Blue Cocoon beauty balm concentrate*.
First things first: I wanted to greet the beginning of the year with my face detoxified, even and glowing. The Problem Solver masque seems like solved some problems I didn’t even know I had. Among the active natural ingredients of the masque are raw cacao (natural antioxidant), bamboo charcoal (known for healing qualities), soil nutrients, salts and exotic warming spices that all target to clean the skin and make it perfect. The Problem solver works on the following directions : effectively purifies and tightens pores, extinguishes inflammations, fights and heals blemishes, helps circulation in the epidermis and detoxifies the skin.
The beauty ritual: the powder formula of the masque ( that according to my observations, is actually very popular in natural beauty segment) activates on contact with water, that guarantees the full potential of ingredients to work full power for you only when you release them. Mix a tablespoon of masque powder with equal part of water in a bowl, gently blending them together into a soft mousse texture. Apply over the face + neck area with the help of a soft brush and let it dry (it took me about half an hour). Rinse with warm water.
The result: I have a very sensitive skin and every time I try a new face mask, I am a bit afraid of consciences of unwanted redness. I was slightly worried about that when I read on the box “expect a slightly hot and tingling sensation”. That being said, I was over the moon when I saw my skin calm, clear and glowing healthy. Should I even say that my mind got calm and clean as well? (remember what I told you about the skin confidence?!)
Ingredients: Fuller’s earth clay, Red moroccan rhassoul clay, Raw cacao, Red alaea sea salt, Vitamin C, Lavender flower, Bamboo carbon charcoal powder, Clove, Cayenne pepper, Nutmeg, Cinnamon etc. (full list of ingredients here).
For a better result of complex treatment, after rinsing The Problem Solver mask I’ve followed with The Blue Cocoon balm concentrate. When I saw the blue relaxing color inside the bottle, I already knew that is going to be something good! And it was – I absolutely adore the melting feeling of oil based balms. The texture may feel a little bit heavy on the skin, so I love to use them before I go to bed – then I know my skin is under careful treatment, I can sleep calm and wake up with a better reflection in the mirror.
The Beauty ritual: Place a pea sized amount of The Blue Cocoon on the palm of your hand, warm it up and massage into damp skin after rinsing off The Problem Solver. Your skin will love the contrast of cooling and relaxing balm massage after hot and spicy masque treatment.
The result: your skin has been taken good care of – it is calm, nourished and healed ( and so is your mind).
Ingredients: Camellia seed oil, Shea butter, Theobroma cacao seed butter, Virgin marula oil, Yangu oil, Baobal oil, Blue tansy oil, Myrrh oil, Lavender oil, Geranium rose oil etc. (full list of ingredients here).