Posts Tagged ‘organic skin care’

OK, since a lot of people have been asking, here are my top picks for skin and hair care products. Keep in mind I have combination skin which under the California sun changes quite dramatically between summer (oily) and winter (dry).

I categorized my product picks as “steal” or “splurge” even though none of them is terribly expensive or anywhere close to the prices of some products, such as those by SkinCeuticals, La Mer, etc. I don’t believe you have to spend a fortune for natural, high-quality products. Besides, it’s good to pay homage to frugality during these economic times.




Beauty without Cruelty (BWC) 3% AHA Cleanser, $10.99/8.5 fl.oz.

Duchess Marden’s Foaming Cleanser, $34/4 oz.



Avalon Organics Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub, $16.95/4 fl.oz.

Pevonia Special Line Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, $25/5 oz.



Queen Helene Organic Fair Trade Certified Cocoa Butter Body Scrub, $7/6 oz.

Reader input?

Facial toner

I’ve used Witch Hazel in a pinch.

Arcona Cranberry Toner, $32/3.67 fl.oz. or

Duchess Marden’s Pure Rose Water, $38.75/4.06 fl.oz.


Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer, $28/2 oz.

Normal/Oily Skin:  Dermavita Perfecting Time, $27.95/1.7 fl.oz.

Normal/Dry Skin: Duchess Marden Damascena Face Cream, $57/2 fl.oz.

Eye Cream

100% Pure Acai Berry Antioxidant Eye Cream, $25/1 oz.

Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Eye Cream, $45/.05 fl.oz.

Hand lotion

Pure shea butter is great  at night or under gloves in the winter.

Weleda Skin Food, $17/2.5 oz.

Body lotion

Make your own (recipe coming soon to this blog) or

Griffin Remedy Body Lotion Orange Blossom, $7.99/8 fl. oz.

Jurlique Body Care Lotion, $38/10.1 fl.oz.

Bath Gel

Griffin Remedy Orange Blossom Natural Gel Body Wash, $7.99/8 fl.oz.

Jurlique Shower Gel, $22/10.1 fl.oz.

Time to pamper!!

Note: I haven’t included facial or body sunscreen here as I have already covered them in previous postings, link

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