I had a very creative weekend, as you guys may already know from my Instagram. On of the secret reasons that brought me to that flow of artistic mood, was discovering a great natural skincare brand that stands for “Farm To Skin”™ approach, that obviously couldn’t leave me indifferent. I am talking about Board And Batten skincare today. Handcrafted natural skincare brand from Florida that not only made my bathroom beauty shelf look extremely beautiful with these minimalistic black and white glass bottles, but also impressed my face, body and soul with their pure, simple, affective and multi-tasking skin products. I’ve got 4 Board and Batten skincare favorites to share with you today (with a strong intention to expand this collection in the future!), hope you’ll enjoy this story!
Few important things to mention about Board and Batten skincare brand first. When I just saw “Farm To Skin”™ label, I thought it’s a very nice addition to the branding, metaphor of a sort. Well, not exactly. Board and Batten are actually delivering Mother’s Nature best to their products DIRECTLY from the gorgeous farm based in Lake County, Florida. This fact inspires, impresses and adds a huge value to understanding of what a skillful process it is – from formulating the skin care potion, growing the sources to preparing and eventually delivering fresh, clean and green skin care solutions to our beauty shelves, changing one skincare routine at a time. Board and Batten have a wide range of products, from face, body and hair care to candles and thoughtful, beautifully packaged gifts (if you’re ordering for yourself, think about your 4 legged friend – he may also enjoy Lavender & Bamboo Dry Dog Shampoo, sounds just great!).
First to go, Calming Lift with Hyaluronic Acid – it is difficult to call this one a facial toner, because in fact it is a highly moisturizing mist that also hydrates, soothes and calms skin and soul! Multi-tasking kind of skin buddy. This mist has a wonderful rose scent (coming from rose water) and ability to provide natural remedy for redness and skin discomfort (organic Aloe Vera juice). One spritz on the face after cleansing, before applying makeup (just as good as a primer), and on damp hair for conditioning affect – Calming Lift got your back here!
Among ingredients : organic Aloe Vera leaf juice, Rose flower water, Glycerin, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Silk Peptides, Hyaluronic acid.
Restore Like a Girl – Overnight nourishing balm. First of all, what a name! Girl power is all about being smart and mastering our time management skills to achieve more. For example, more beauty! When you sleep, this gentle balm works hard on providing your skin with all the necessary vitamins, natural anti-aging and restoring elements, plus it soothes your mind and comforts you during the night with it’s heart warming blend of essential oils. Very generous ingredients list with some exceptionally good numbers like Mangosteen, Evening Primrose and Blue Yarrow oils. Absorbs really fast and makes the skin glow naturally in the morning!
Among ingredients : Jojoba seed oil, Cocoa seed butter, Goji Berry seed oil, Sunflower seed oil, Evening Primrose root extract, Rice Bran oil, Avocado oil, Blue Chamomile oil, Rosemary leaf extract, Willow Bark extract, Blue Yarrow oil, Bergamot fruit oil, Mangosteen oil etc.
Chia Love’s Me – Glowing solution is created to provide face, body and hands with some serious amount of love and care. Meaning, naturally-derived anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and Omega 3 fatty acids. Another multi-tasker that comes into play whenever your skin is in need of extra moisture. Blissful citrusy blend makes me really happy, I am a big fan of a real grapefruit scent! Great as a face serum (no coconut oil involved, so I can really trust this one!) and as a body oil as well. Absorbs quite fast, adds some pure glow and provides a comforting hydration for very long hours!
Among ingredients : Meadowfoam seed oil, Jojoba seed oil, Carrot seed oil, organic Chia seed oil, Vitamin E, Evening Primrose seed oil, Grapefruit oil, Vetiver oil, Bergamot Oil, Geranium oil.
Sweet Mud Affair – Cleanse & Masque for Face & Hair. I am so crazy for this little number, can’t even put it into words! I love it’s gentle exfoliation ability, deep mud cleanse and honey / vanilla soft scent. My Sunday facial mask rotation just received another favorite to the list! Speaking of multi-taskin again, this jar contains two products in one – both cleanser that can be used several times a week, and a deep exfoliating, purifying and nourishing mask for 1-2 times a week purpose. Based on real honey from a real farm, plus some other amazing natural ingredients. Pure, soft and glowing skin as a result of this love affair!
Among ingredients : Honey, Rhassoul clay, Safflower seed oil, Vanilla fruit water, Sunflower seed oil, Carrot seed oil, Willow Bark extract, Sweet Orange essential oil, Sandalwood essential oil, Frankincense essential oil, vegetable glycerin etc.