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Wipe or Cleanse?

Hi all,

So I was on a hen night at the weekend, yes very fun !, but among all the hilarity from an afternoon cocktail class and a night out full of shots (from a handy shot glass necklace around each of our necks) I realised how much people still swear by using baby wipes and makeup wipes to take their makeup off.

Yes makeup wipes are convenient but so is a bottle of cleanser and some water !

Before I get comfortable on my high horse though 😉 …I will let you in on a little secret …

Up until a few years ago, I didn’t know a typical cleanser you buy actually IS a makeup remover and takes off all your makeup including plentiful eye makeup…WOW. Purely due to the fact it didn’t say ‘Makeup Remover’ on the label, I just took it for granted it was a facewash as such. My beauty therapist was the one who corrected me, and to her I am ever so grateful !

I now ONLY use a cleanser to remove my makeup as I find it so gentle to my skin and either use a cotton ball/ pad or just use my fingers if I don’t have any cottons handy. It’s easy as peas !

It requires you to use water but believe me there’s nothing I enjoy more than a warm, face wash at night to gently clean all my makeup off before bed…it doesn’t wake me up at all, in fact, it sends me to sleep because it’s so relaxing.

Before I was introduced to the wonders of a ‘cleanse’ , all I remember was the amount of scraping I had to do to get my makeup off with a makeup wipe…my face would sting and my eyes burned as I lay in bed trying to get to sleep and would wake up with half my eye makeup still in on my face 😦

So, if you use makeup removing wipes at the moment and are fed up scraping it off like clay then why not give your skin a break and buy a cleanser as it’s something kinder and more gentle to your delicate little face !

AND it works out cheaper with the amount of use you get out of it too… happy days 😀

Just another thought from…

Lubylou
x

Natural Cosmetics Boutique

New Year, New Skin !

Natural Cosmetics Boutique | New Year New YouStart your New Year with a resolution that’s worthwhile this year…

Out with the old cosmetics and in with the new 2012 natural cosmetics trend !

So we are all realising that natural ingredient cosmetics are the way forward…but with our drawers and cupboards filled with excess amounts of chemical filled products such as The Body Shop, Nivea and Olay and so on, where do we start ?

Well, of course, you can’t just throw all your high street branded cosmetics in the bin after spending a fair bit of cash buying them, right ?

Natural Cosmetics Boutique provides a solution to begin your natural cosmetic skincare & makeup journey…

If you haven’t got a great deal of money or you’ve recently spent a bit of money on chemical cosmetics then the best way to go natural is take it step by step; a gradual switch from chemical cosmetics to natural cosmetics. Either switch to natural cosmetics when you run out of what you are using now or buy natural products two by two whenever you can afford them…the products which are featured in my blog are less than £20 so are affordable and of great quality.

Here is a detailed two step guide to start you off:

1. Natural Moisturiser/ Serum – The first and the most essential product you should switch to is a natural ingredient moisturiser/ serum (a serum is a deep replenishing moisturiser that comes in the form of an oil rather than a cream- it travels deeper into the skin due to its liquid form and therefore, in my opinion, it works better than a cream). I use ‘Botanicals’ Organic Face Serum everyday after I shower as my skin gets tight and dry, when I use this serum my skin is nourished and can then apply my makeup without getting a peeling ‘gritty’ makeup look that is rather unattractive !

This serum is the dearest product featured on my post but it lasts a very long time, I am only half way through one I bought last Spring and I use it everyday !

Natural Cosmetics Boutique | Natural Face Serum

Natural Face Serum £18.95

2. Natural Cleanser/ Makeup Remover– a natural ingredient cleanser is a product you will treasure ! The one I use is ‘Botanicals’ Organic Cleansing Melt which just melts your makeup away and kindly soothes and cleans off any impurities on your skin. It is divine and never leaves your eyes or face feeling stingy like makeup wipes do !

This cleanser is half full, I use it all the time and I bought it a year ago so it goes a long way !

Natural Cosmetics Boutique | Natural Cleansing Melt

2. Natural Cleanser/ Makeup Remover £16.95

…To Be Continued !

Our next post delves into the worlds of the evil toxins : Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Natural Cosmetics Boutique explores the dangers of both chemicals found in all high street store cosmetic products.

Love Natural !

Love

Luby Lou x

Natural Cosmetics Boutique Researcher

If you have any questions or would like further information on the issues or products I have covered in my posts or details on how to purchase, please comment or send me a direct email to:

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