Summer is officially over, and WOW was it a hot one. Whether you live in Florida or Alaska, everyone saw record temperatures. Spending time in the sun is nice, but all that exposure can leave your skin feeling dry and worn. Now as we head into the cold and dreary winter, chapped lips and dry skin will simply make these issues even worse. Many women are in major need of some new products that can repair their skin while still making them look and feel fresh and beautiful, and fortunately there is a perfect organic line for both.
Hugely popular in Australia, The Organic Skin Co. has finally launched in the US. Their skincare line includes a wide range of products, from cleansers and moisturizers to makeup and creams. What makes this company so unique is their technique of extracting plant nutrients using supercritical extraction. This extraction technique relies on natural gas, NOT alcohol, and the result is totally pure, natural essential oil ingredients.
The Organic Skin Co. offers a diverse product-line, and unlike many companies that claim to be organic based off of one small ingredient, their entire product line is certified BioGro, which means each product is at least 70% organic. What’s more, their entire line is also certified cruelty-free and vegan.
"Supercritical extraction is a breakthrough in herbal extraction; the cleanest, purest way to extract all of a plant’s goodness and deliver it to your skin."
The Best Organic Skincare
Many women may not realize that after cleansing they should apply a serum or oil to hold moisture. Oils are especially great for dry skin, but any skin-type can benefit from the restorative and hydrating properties of facial oil. The Good Oil is perfect because you only need a few drops to completely penetrate your entire face. It's made of plant-based oils (not petro-based oils!) from jojoba, almond, apricot, sunflower and honeysuckle, all of which help to moisturize for long-lasting radiance and softness. It's great to see Turmeric extract on the ingredient list, which is widely known to reduce irritation and blemishes and has a reputation for its healing properties.
After all the harsh weather exposure your skin probably needs some major cleansing. Using a daily cleanser is crucial for healthy skin, but you have to be careful. Using harsh chemicals will hurt your skin, not help, and it’s best to use both natural and gentle products. The Organic Skin Co.’s Clean Slate Holy Basil Cleanser is both, and after just one use you'll notice your skin is softer, brighter, and definitely cleaner. This cleanser also protects against irritation and revitalizes. The ingredients include Amia Berry which promotes elasticity (yes please), and Sweet Orange Oil which acts as an anti-inflammatory. And the yummy fresh Basil scent is amazing in a long, steamy shower.
Of course, any new skin regime isn't complete without a moisturizer. The Organic Skin Co. has two options. The first is called Task Force Nine, which is another product with Turmeric on the ingredient list. This one will leave your skin literally glowing, and after a week or so you will also probably notice your blemish scars and age spots are lighter. The Aloe Vera and Shea Butter add a nice touch of extra-moisture and an amazing smell. The second option is the Daily Rituals Moisturizer which is especially great for a morning routine. Sometimes after layering everything on at night, it’s nice to have a chance for your skin to breath, while still getting the moisture it needs. Pomegranate, Seabuckthorn and cold pressed Rose hip oils all work together in this one to protect your face from the day ahead.
The Organic Co.’s skincare line is great, but there's also a whole part of your day that involves layering on makeup and facing the world. Any working woman and/or mom knows the importance of a good lipstick or the effect of just-the-right blush. If you like adding a pop of color to your face but don’t want to turn back all of the time and effort you spent to restore your skin to health, sticking to an organic makeup line is key.
The Best Organic Makeup
The Organic Skin Co. offers interchangeable palettes, one with four pods and the other with eight pods. The four-pod palette is the perfect mix of products — one cheek/lip combo, two eyes and a highlighter. The Cheeky Lips pod in Spice is a creamy and versatile product that you can gently buff into your cheeks for a pop of color, or dab on your lips. Spice is a perfect natural tone that doesn't leave you looking too done-up, but there are tons of colors to choose from.
The Eyes Have It pod in Highlights and Day Dreamer are creamy eye shadows which are highly-pigmented and literally last all day. To finish your face and highlight your cheek bones and nose use the In the Spotlight in Lunar. This highlighter will leave you looking like you spent hours perfecting your contour, when in reality it will only take you a few seconds.
The best part about this palette is being able to put eye, cheek, lip and face all in one light, easy-to-carry case. Keeping this at your desk at work or in your purse is SO much easier than lugging around a dirty makeup bag full of individual makeup cases. The Organic Skin Co. makes makeup-application easy for any busy woman. The Set to Impress pressed powder in Summer is also super convenient because it doesn’t leave the usual mess of a liquid foundation. You get full coverage without the hassle, but if you're looking for heavier coverage, they are releasing a liquid foundation soon!
A full face isn’t complete without lip gloss, and for a gloss to be good, it has to nourish, add shine and not be sticky. The All About Gloss in Meadow is the perfect mix of shiny and natural, and is comfortable to wear all day without having to reapply too many times. The calendula extract and other replenishing oils will keep your lips feeling nourished and naked, but looking bright and glossy.
The Good Oil|Clean Slate Holy Basil Cleanser|Task Force Nine| Daily Rituals Moisturizer| The Set to Impress | The Set to Impress |The All About Gloss
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More than the colors, textures or great ingredients, the best part of The Organic Skin Co. is the One Product, One Tree program. Every time you buy a product from The Organic Skin Co., they plant a tree. This type of environmental incentive is not only reassuring, it’s necessary. The beauty industry needs to start helping the environment instead of hurting it, and this is a major step in the right direction. What’s more, they also partner with small communities around the globe to encourage sustainable farming practices and support local economies.
If you want your skin to look beautiful and feel healthy by nourishing it with organic, natural ingredients, and you want to support and join a progressive beauty-movement that is shying away from harsh chemicals and aggressive, wasteful business-practices, then you have found the perfect place. The Organic Skin Co. is a fabulous and eco-friendly line that will make you look and feel better, inside and out.