Autumn is among us, and my skin is not happy. It was 25 degrees Farenheit here in Massachusetts when I woke up yesterday! (What the heck!) My skin went from being normal/dry to a damn shriveled up cactus over night. I wanted to share with you what I am using to combat these environmental factors.
Pictured here: White & Elm Lavender Geranium Body Oil, NOUVEAU ORGANICA Moisturizer, Ellovi Butter in Mint Chocolate, Red Apple Lipstick Exfoliate Stick, and Ellovi Tinted Lip Butter.
First things first. My hands must always be moisturized or else I feel like I can't function! Anyone else like that?! You really can't go wrong with Ellovi. Their products are super moisturizing and really effective. I am currently using a deluxe size sample of the Ellovi Mint Chocolate Butter. It smells just like a Thin Mint, and I can't eat them so it makes up for that! Ellovi's products have minimal ingredients that are ethically sourced and wildcrafted. This jar contains 6 ingredients, being: Macadamia Nut Oil, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Non-GMO Corn Starch, & Peppermint Essential oil. I love that you can get so much out of something so simple. This can offer you many uses other than nourishing your hands; such as being for your overall body, massage oil, makeup cleanser, and more. Big Thumbs up over here! I am dying to try their Chamomile one!
For overall body and aromatherapy purpose I have been raving about the White & Elm Lavender and Geranium body oil. You better go and get this fast because it is part of their seasonal body care line. They formulated this to be a fall floral, and by golly is it spectacular! When I get out of the shower I just slap this on my skin and it sinks right in leaving me feeling smooth and moisturized. Plus this is a sustainable, organic, and minimal ingredient product as well. This contains 7 moisturizing ingredients with a phenomenal scent. I find myself loving body oils more than I do lotions or body butters. There's something about it that feels luxurious. I am completely loving their scrub as well, which exfoliates and leaves you feeling ultra moisturized. I did a review on the whole line here. I also have a 15% off coupon code to use at checkout 'GreenQueen15'. I love White & Elm, they have become one of my favorite natural and organic skincare companies.
Besides my hands, my face is the part of my body that suffers the most from cooler weather. Thanks to Teri Miyahira, we all don't have to bear the painful dry skin this year. Teri formulated an amazing USDA Organic skin moisturizer which has been my saving grace. A lot of trials, make that two years of trial, went into making sure this formula was perfect for all skin types in all climates. My skin has loved this since day one, and I have no complaints. I use this every night, and I wake up the next day still feeling moisturized. This has great ingredients that are beneficial for the skin. You could also use this elsewhere. I think anyone who is looking for moisture needs this. You can purchase this here on Amazon for $24.95
Lastly, my lips have been on fiyah! (aka. fire). There's a Boston accent for all of you who enjoy that ;) I have been loving Red Apple Lipstick's Exoliate stick for about a year now. First off, I love that it's in a sleek tube, as their lipsticks are. I am not a big fan of dipping my finger into sugar scrubs, or what have you. I love that I can just begin and scrape off my outer layers. This works well and I haven't turned to anything else. It is definitely part of my pampering ritual, and I happy to have found it. All you have to do is exfoliate (duh!) and then wipe off with a wet towel, et voila! Exfoliated lips at your service! You can purchase this here: Exfoliate Stick
They also have a Rallye balm that you can use after, and I really love that product as well. You can buy them in a bundle, or separately if you prefer. I would add that into this post, but I mostly like to have color on my lips, especially during Autumn. Which is what you will read about next!
Another lip product that I find amazing is the Ellovi Tinted Lip Butter. I find during the cold weather I want my lips to have a slight pink/red tint. This does the perfect job at giving you a sexy lip when your skin is looking drab. Plus, it's naturally tinted with Alkanet Root, now if that's not cool, then I must be a total nerd. (Actually I already know that I am, but still, it's freakin' cool!) I love that my body doesn't have to be bombarded with FD&C dyes to get some color on them. This is super moisturizing and I always get compliments when I am wearing it. (+ points) I also enjoy this sleek tube and I find it easy to take with me.
These are some of my favorites at the time being. I will update everyone when I am transitioning to winter time. Have you tried any of these products? What's your Autumn body care look like? I would love to hear from you, leave a comment down below. :) Thanks for reading!
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Andie is a green beauty blogger who also has a Youtube channel, Andie The Green Queen. She focuses on vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free products, cosmetics, lifestyle and more.