Time has finally come that I delve knee deep in cruelty free and, when possible, natural and organic skincare and makeup. I mean Rimmel and L’Oreal are fun all that, but they’re chock-full of cruelty and sad bunnies. I have also been pretty desperate to find out why the hell is my skin still breaking out after almost 10 years of consistent acne.
Trust me, when you get to a point where your acne isn’t going away even if you are a vegan (haven’t had any meat, dairy and eggs in the past seven months) and you’re actually eating reaaally healthy and you’re also switching to more natural cosmetics, you kinda start going mad.
So this is when I discovered Lyonsleaf. 100% natural, 100% water-free and an all-round amazing brand that actually impressed me.
Why didn’t I think about a beauty balm before? I was always buying these face washes to take my makeup off or to wash my face, but I wasn’t thinking that they were literally detergents stripping my face of my natural oils and thus making my skin worse. The Beauty Balm aims to be a complete facial skincare system: moisturise, cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, repair and protect; so you bet your ass I got two of ’em. I am currently scraping off what’s left of the first one and guuurl, I’m loving it.
What I do is I take a bit and smear it on my beat face, massage it in until it dissolves the makeup (it’s going to feel a bit weird and gross at first), then wipe everything off with a wet towel or tissue and you’re set. It’s made of 100% natural oils like shea butter, jojoba oil, macademia nut and babassu oil that beside hydrating and cleansing your face, also help with breakouts and cell regeneration. Say what?
Now, the Calendula Cream is another gem. Targeted at eczema and psoriasis, you can imagine it does a brilliant job at healing acne and scars, since it’s an anti-inflammatory emollient. What’s also pretty cool about both of these is that is doesn’t matter whether your skin is dry, oily, normal or sensitive – these work for everyone. And I’m telling you, I always put this on my acne (which is pretty much my entire face) before I go to bed and in the morning everything’s significantly calmed down.
Although they did not cure my acne, I can definitely say they improved the condition of my face massively. It’s so lovely drenching your face in something that you know is 100% natural and does not contain any nasties.
And just to update y’all: my last resort is going gluten-free to see if it helps my acne, so this is what I’m doing. Will keep you updated.