After last week’s interview feature with Marissa of Precious Skin Elixirs, a lot of you were very interested in the brand, and so today I’m sharing my review of 3 products that Marissa had kindly sent me.
As the season turns cool, one of my first few concerns is my legs. They’re perpetually dry even in summer (!), and I’ve had very dry skin for as long as I remember. It must be a genetic thing, as my sister suffers the same fate as well.
Ever since I discovered body oils (thanks Osmia Organics!), I just want to swim in them every single minute of my life. Nothing beats coming out of the shower, slather yourself with copious amount of body oil, let it sink in, and then to feel how soft and silky your skin becomes. To date I’ve tried quite a few brands and I love all of them, but, my dry, scaly skin still feels like it needs something more. During winter time, it gets worse as certain parts start to itch, crack, and bleed due to extreme dryness and low levels of humidity.
Natural vitamin rich plant oils are drawn deep into your skin’s surface, it repairs and nourishes strengthening skin’s resilience preventing dryness.
I got into contact with Just Natural when I saw that they had a category specifically for ‘Extreme dry skin’. I wanted a body oil that not only provides adequate moisture, but also help improve the texture and condition of my skin, “preparing” it for the impending winter ahead. Continue reading →
Just wanted to do a little re-cap because it was an awesome#greenbeauty meet-up on Saturday! I met up with 3 other green beauty blogger ladies: Shirley (Non-toxique Voyage), Yeiza (Boho Chic Meets Organic), and Bellina (owner of Econibella). Yeiza was visiting NYC for work and she decided to drop by Boston to meet up with the local bloggers for an excursion to Follain.
I’ve not been back to Follain since my last visit months ago, and I was looking forward to see what new stuff they’ve added. Holly, director of Follain, yet again played a hospitable host. Needless to say, we had a wonderful time together chatting about what else, green beauty, testing out products, and trying to decide what we want to bring home.
What do skincare and gemstones have in common? Well, Marissa Bethoney, founder and creator of Precious Skin Elixirs, believes that our skin are as precious as gems since it’s the largest organ of our bodies. This green beauty Etsy store was my most recent discovery via Instagram, and I’m happy to report that it’s a made-in-Massachussetts brand. Handcrafted in small batches using organic, wild crafted, oils, herbs, and other natural elements, Precious Skin Elixirs offers a range of products – cleverly-named after gemstones – that heal, calm, revitalize, and nourish the skin.
Beautiful skin is cultivated holistically through good habits. Caring for your skin with our products is an enjoyable ritual that will yield beautiful results! Elegant and effective, Precious Skin Elixirs crafts each product by hand, in the apothecary tradition, with intention and care.
Some times ‘bad things’ crop up when you overindulge in one of your fave (unhealthy) foods, you had a crazy night out that included a lot of alcohol, or very simply, your hormones are giving you a gentle reminder.
Blemishes are very frustrating, and I’m all too familiar with that. Mine mostly occur during TOTM (although recently it’s been freaking out and I don’t know the reason) and while some go away quickly, some of them are pretty pesky and try to gain permanent residence on my chin. There’s usually no quick solution in killing a blemish, but here are some items that I bust out to try to zap those zits, and help calm inflammation and reduce redness.
hello I'm Ru // short, small, & sweet is a green beauty blog which documents my quest in transiting to natural/organic skincare. I made the switch to green skin care after my move to the US in 2013. On this site you can find reviews of green beauty products and my personal experiences with them, healthy recipes, and also my knitting projects.