Happy New Year!
I hope everyone has a wonderful 2015!
2014 was challenging and I am for one glad to see it go.
I am happy to announce that I bought some new skincare products over the holidays. They should be here any day now. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they agree with me and that they are effective. 🙂
I also received a really nice foot cream as a gift from a friend. Someone gifted me two tubes of Aveda Foot Relief.
I am not happy abut the cone in this, but it does have a lot of beneficial extracts.
Aveda Foot Relief ingredients: (not in order of concentration)
water, benzyl benoate, camellia sinensis leaf extract, camphor, centella asiatica extract, cetearyl alcohol, citral, citronellol, citrus aurantium dulcis fruit extract, dimethicone, eugenol, fragrance, geraniol, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, hedera helix extract, helianthus annuus seed oil, lactic acid, lavendula angustifolia, limonene, linalool, melaleuca alternifolia leaf oil, mentha piperita oil, menthol, peg-100 stearate, pyrus malus fruit extract, castor seed oil, rosemary leaf extract, saccharum officinarum extract, salicylic acid, salix alba bark extract, silybum marianum extract, simmondsia chinesis seed oil, sodium stearate, sorbitan stearate, stearic acid, thymol, xanthan gum.
Aveda Foot Relief smells minty- like a mixture of peppermint and spearmint. It’s very thick and a little goes a long way. I apply this on my feet after my bath and then put my socks on. Since I have started using Aveda Foot Relief, I have no dead or dry skin on my feet at all. The kicker is that one tube costs about $30.00 USD. So when this runs out, and it may take a while to run out because it only takes a little to be effective, I probably wont repurchase it. Aveda Foot Relief is far too expensive for me to replace.
The second product that I used; and have decided to stop using is Kojie San Kojic Acid Soap.
I bought a package of two Kojie San soap bars from Amazon for about $7.00 USD back in the very early fall of 2014. I wanted to brighten my skin, get rid of scars, dark knees, and elbows. This soap has nice basic ingredients.
Kojie San Kojic Acid Soap ingredients:
Kojic acid, sweet orange fruit extract, glycerine, vegetable oil, vitamin c, virgin coconut oil.
I couldn’t get a handle on how to use this soap. It was very drying. It left my skin tight and itchy. I would slather oil and heavy lotion on my skin after bathing with it, in order to keep it moisturized, but nothing helped. Then I decided to cut the soap into slices and dissolve it in water. I would then add oil to the water. This made the Kojie San Kojic Acid soap stop lathering and yet it was still very drying. I never noticed any brightening effects and I think it initially made my skin darker. I searched around on the internet and I read that kojic acid can thin your skin. That was another reason for me to stop using it.
The last product that I have been using since fall of 2014 is the Thai Deodorant Stone Pure & Natural Deodorant Mist.
There is some speculation that aluminum in deodorant could be linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. I wanted to find a natural deodorant to replace the drug store brand I was using. Thai Deodorant Stone Pure and Natural Crystal Mist was the brand that I chose as a replacement.
Thai Deodorant Stone Pure & Natural Crystal Mist ingredients:
Mineral salts and purified water.
Thai Deodorant’s Crystal Mist is very watery, as expected. It comes in a spray bottle and it has no smell. Usually, 3 sprays per underarm is enough to cover me all day. If I spray any more than that then it gets messy and runs everywhere. Thai Deodorant’s Crystal Mist is not an antiperspirant. So if you sweat a lot you may want to consider another product. I don’t perspire a lot under my arms, but I am anxious to see how Thai Deodorant’s Crystal Mist holds up during the summer.