HAVE YOU EVER TRIED FACE WASH ALTERNATIVES THAT DIDN'T LIVE UP TO ALL OF THE HYPE?!
There's been a fairly big push in the beauty and skincare markets lately in the organic and natural realms, but little has actually be shown to prove if these products are safe and effective. I'm definitely out to find the most of what I can when it comes to natural and organically minded products, but I also want something that works! If it's not effective, then I feel as though I'm almost at "square one" as I didn't really resolve my problem. That's why I've made the decision to do more searching myself and share with all of you the products that I think really DO work...AND guess what?!? I use these products myself and absolutely LOVE that I've been able to find things that are affordable, good for your skin, excellent quality, and products that are truly effective :) That's where we come to face washes and Face Gems from Feather & Bone; I ran across these a while ago and thought they would be a great product to give a try- especially since they have a all-natural approach.
a tid-bit on feather & bone...
The company is fairly new to the market, but they have a good focus on creating unique products that are fresh and inventive items made just for the individual. They pride themselves in being authentic and their mission is to help people feel empowered to be the individuals they are while also embracing their "inner weird". They have a simple site that is easily navigable and has a how-to video as well as instructions on how to use the product too. There's even an explanation of the benefits of the product and what each part of the product does. You can order directly from the site as a FREE trial- yes I did say free :) OR you can choose a One-time buy, or there's an annual subscription option too.
FEATHER & BONE FACE GEMS
ONE-TIME PURCHASE $15
ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION $12 PER PACKAGE
This is definitely a different approach than I was used to, but I was really excited to give it a try. This product literally has 3 ingredients to it: Sandalwood, Fuller's Earth, and Starch. I know what you might be thinking... this might sound just a little strange?! It does perhaps until you see why those ingredients were chosen: it's an Ayurveda formulated product so there are real benefits to each ingredient included :) Let's start with the Sandalwood for example; it brings antiseptic and anti-aging properties to the table, in addition to giving your face a natural glow :)
The Fuller's Earth is an exfoliator that improves the circulation of blood flow, and also soothes and tones the skin. Lastly, the starch acts as a fantastic moisturizer with a cooling effect that even removes dead skin! Seeing all these benefits, I was excited to find out if this product really could provide all of that as a truly organic beauty item! After just the first time using the Face Gems I noticed an immediate change in my skin and I LOVED the results! My skin is beyond soft and smooth and I don't think I've ever run across an organic product that did this as well the Face Gems seems to accomplish.
It is a little odd at first I admit, putting a tablet in my hand and then adding some drops of water to make the product into a paste; but once I tried out the product initially, that really didn't seem to bother me at all. The paste is a little thick, but I advise NOT adding too much water or it becomes super thin and you will miss out on what the product can actually do! I just put the past into both ends of my hands, rub slightly together for 1-2 seconds, and then place on my skin and cleanse my face as I normally would.
You won't get a lather or a soap-like feel AT ALL when you use this product since it's comprised of completely different ingredients than most facial cleansers. It also feels different, but it's not unpleasant; the closet way to describe it might be similar to face mask or light exfoliating mask. By the time that you have cleansed your face, the mixture will easily rinse off. I LOVED how great and healthy my skin felt every time I used this cleanser. I was seriously surprised at how well this product cleansed my face- even with full makeup on! I'd highly recommend this product to anyone- it's great for the entire family, friends, and even those with super sensitive skin. If you can't use dyes or perfumes this product is perfect for you as well :)