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My Natural Skincare Routine

Switching to a skincare regimen free from harmful ingredients was the key to achieving healthy, balanced skin (finally!). I’m breaking down all the natural skincare products that I swear by.

Updated April 10, 2019 by Erika Damboise

My Natural Skincare Routine

If you could look up “sensitive skin” in the dictionary—you would likely find a picture of me. Flaky, dry, irritated skin was the norm and the skincare products I was using made little difference. That’s when I decided to overhaul my beauty shelf and give natural skincare products a try (honestly, what did I have to lose?). So I kicked blacklisted ingredients to the curb in hopes of resolving my complexion woes.

After a few months on my new natural routine, my skin slowly began to transform. The redness had visibly subsided, dry patches were disappearing, and my skin felt soothed. Switching to a skincare regimen free from harmful ingredients was the key to achieving healthy, balanced skin (finally!). Interested in giving it a try? I’m breaking down all the natural skincare products that I now swear by.



Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Cleanser

Finding the right cleanser is all about balance. For me, some gel cleansers would strip skin, resulting in dryness and flaking. Alternatively, lotion-like cleansers can leave you with a not-so-clean feeling. So I was thrilledto find Sunday Riley’s Ceramic Slip Cleanser. The French green clay melts away makeup and purifies skin without over-drying. For an extra skin cleansing boost, I use my Foreo to gently massage and buff away dead skin cells. My skin looks healthy, happy, and feels oh-so-soft.



Origins Dr. Andrew Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion

Achieving soothed, calm skin was my main reason for making the switch to natural skincare. It was clear to me that my skin’s pH balance was completely off. Luckily, I found Origins Dr. Andrew Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion. The lightweight formula instantly soothes redness and irritation. Powerful nutrients restore skin’s resilience, making this treatment lotion a must-have for fighting back against free radicals. Trust me, this best fan-favorite treatment definitely lives up to the hype!


Origins Mega Mushroom

ARCONA Gentle Solution

It’s right there in the name: gentle solution! With natural ingredients, powerful antioxidants, and amazing results—ARCONA Gentle Solution seemed like it was tailored specially for my sensitive skin. And I might be right! This game-changing, nighttime treatment stimulates cell renewal to repair sun damage and resurface skin all while you sleep. Since adopting this treatment into my nightly routine, I wake up to clear, radiant skin.


ARCONA Gentle Solution

Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream

A major nuisance of sensitive skin is the unappealing redness that accompanies the irritation. Living in the city, environmental pollutants can wreak havoc on delicate skin. While there are dozens (hundreds?) of creams that promise to soothe and protect sensitive skin—many fall short. Then I had a breakthrough—Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream creates a protective, healing barrier to keep skin hydrated while shielding against environmental aggressors. This gentle cream is truly a secret weapon for my skin.



BONUS: Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation

Kjaer Weis Foundation

Something about my new-found natural skincare regimen made me want to change-up some of my makeup products too. Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation provides beautiful coverage that looks effortless and natural. The lightweight texture blends seamlessly for semi-matte flawless finish. Et voila!

Written by Erika D, Creative Director

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