Today I will share my green and natural products fails with you. Warning, gross pic coming up, if you don't want to see it, click out now.
Ingredients of this product: Water (CAS#7732-18-5), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (coconut-based surfactant, CAS#61789-40-0), Sodium Coco-Sulfate (coconut-based surfactant, CAS#68955-19-1), Cocamidopropylamine Oxide (coconut-based surfactant, CAS#68155-09-9), Phenoxyethanol (preservative, CAS#122-99-6), Methylisothiazolinone (preservative, CAS#2682-20-4), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil (CAS#8007-02-1), Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil (N.O.P. Certified Organic), (CAS#8007-02-1), Equisetum Hiemale (Horsetail Plant) Extract, (CAS#71001-23-9).
**UPDATE 6 WEEKS LATER**
My skin now looks like this pic below, it's not getting better, it's getting worse, and l am going back to doctor soon! So upsetting, it's 6 weeks of my life already ruined! And who knows when it will get better? And the Ecos company's reaction when I let them know I reacted to their product this way via Instagram? They offered me a sample of their washing detergent for sensitive skin! Can you believe it?
So, I am post second visit to the doctor, this time I got second round of antibiotics and antibiotic cream for the face, because my skin is infected by now! This is just horrible & I want to cry! And I am not even someone who cries.
Shall we move on? Sukin face moisturiser is what we will talk about next. Sukin is a great clean AU brand, and I was so excited to find it in Holland and Barrett, really liked the ingredients of this, and the price isn't too bad, about 13€ for more than 100ml of products, l was like yipee, l found my holy grail face cream, right? wrong! My face reacted to alcohols in it, and since then l learned to read the ingredients labels on the products, because that is the real indicator how clean the product is, not the claims on the front of the bottle. Lesson learned? Avoid alcohols in products, because my skin breaks out from it.
Jurlique Balancing Skin Oil was the first facial oil I got and it was a love at first, it feels so luxurious, I wanted it to never end, and was doing mental calculations on how I will afford to keep using it such an expensive product, as we all know Jurlique isn't exactly cheap. Long story short, it broke me out, and l know it did, l took breaks from it and kept trying to introduce it again a few weeks later after my skin would clear up; and my skin would break out again every time I tried to use it, so the problem sorted itself out. Since then I learned Jurlique is not that natural as they claim to be so I am fine of not using it anymore. Time to give it away.
Skin Revivals Organic Facial Cleansing Oil was the first oil I used since learning about the oil cleansing method, but again, it broke me out! After some research I have tried many different was of using it, but it did not work for me, nice juicy pimple would show up every time after using this product. I got this oil because I it is organic and the bottle says "rosehip and avocado" on the front label, so l assumed it had only those two oil in it, and it confused me a bit once l broke out for the first time, so l digged a bit deeper (as it doesn't have full list on ingredients on the bottle, and on their website you won't find full list of ingredients at a first glance either, only after you scroll down the page you will find tiny print "for full list of ingredients click here" you will learn that it is sunflower seed based and has many other ingredients including tocopherol, citronellol, geraniol, linalool, citral and limonene.
Why is it so difficult to find clean natural products that would work? The struggle is real.
Lastly, two natural deodorants, crystal rock and Jason Aloe Vera one, I will keep it short, they don't work. None of the green deos worked for me, and I've used plenty, including Weleda and other brands. Since then I use my own DIY and couldn't be happier with it.
So that is all for now,
Hope you are doing way better than I am!
Lots of Love,