As we speak’s I’m kicking off a 30 Day Living Libations experiment and I’d love so that you can be a part of the journey!
In case you’ve been following my weblog for some time, you realize I really like doing 30 day skincare experiments. My experiments often contain making an attempt new skincare elements or methods and reporting again to you my outcomes (like my castor oil experiment, and my dry oil cleaning experiment).
I’ve determined to start out a brand new experiment collection on The CLEAR SKIN Necessities, the place I select a model and solely use their merchandise for 30 days. As an alternative of solely reporting my outcomes on the very finish of the 30 days, I need to deliver you alongside the journey from begin to end. We’d begin with choosing the merchandise, making an attempt them out for the primary time, and I’d replace you alongside the 30 day journey of how every little thing is understanding. On the finish of the 30 days I might do a remaining weblog and video evaluate of my outcomes and observations, what I favored and didn’t like, and the way the merchandise carried out general.
I made a decision to kick off this collection utilizing Living Libations as a result of everyone knows how a lot I really like their merchandise, and I do know lots of you’re followers of their all pure skincare and physique care vary too.
A couple of months in the past on Instagram I requested you which of them merchandise you needed me to attempt to evaluate from Living Libations, and I acquired an entire bunch of wonderful requests. This was nice as a result of there was numerous merchandise I didn’t find out about that peaked my curiosity. Plus, there have been fairly a couple of merchandise that have been requested time and again. The record was lengthy, so to simplify the experiment I made a decision to decide on simply sufficient merchandise to place collectively a easy skincare routine (cleanser, moisturizer, and remedy product). I hoped to maintain the skincare routine down to only three merchandise, however I ended up with 5! (I’ll clarify extra about what I selected and why in immediately’s weblog submit and video under). Out of the 5 merchandise, four of them I’ve by no means used earlier than.
So to kick off the experiment, right now I’m going to speak about:
- My historical past utilizing Living Libations merchandise.
- What merchandise I selected for the 30 day experiment, and why?
- First impressions of all of the merchandise (be sure to observe at present’s video to see all 5 merchandise, how I used them, and my first impressions).
Over the course of the 30 day experiment, I will provide you with updates on Instagram (in all probability InstaStories) about how the experiment goes, how my pores and skin is responding to the merchandise and skincare routine. So do be sure that to subscribe to my Instagram feed (my Instagram username is @theclearskinessentials).
On the finish of the 30 day experiment, I’ll put collectively a weblog publish and video of my outcomes and do a full assessment of every product.
If in case you have any questions on any of the merchandise or how I’m utilizing them, please publish your questions within the feedback part under so I make certain I tackle them within the Instagram updates and/or my remaining assessment.
As you all know, I’m an enormous fan of Living Libations. I’ve recognized about their all-natural skincare and physique care line for over a decade, however solely began utilizing their merchandise about 7 years in the past.
I used to have actually dangerous grownup pimples. To clear up my pores and skin, I went to excessive measures. Again in my early 30s (over 10 years in the past), I launched into a strict uncooked meals weight-reduction plan and stopped utilizing something on my pores and skin besides for laundry my face with clean uncooked honey. The outcomes I obtained have been exceptional, my pores and skin utterly cleared up in lower than three months (and that is after over 10-15 years of making an attempt each capsule, lotion, potion, and skincare system on the market to clear up my pores and skin).
I cleared up my pores and skin actually quick from the weight-reduction plan modifications and minimizing my skincare routine. Due to all of the well being advantages I used to be getting from that way of life, I continued with the eating regimen and minimal skincare routine for nearly four years. I didn’t should, however I needed to.
Then in my mid-30s, I obtained off the uncooked meals food regimen (I developed a Vitamin B12 deficiency and felt it was time to deliver extra selection and cooked meals again into my life). My pores and skin additionally wanted extra nourishment that I wasn’t getting from simply washing my face with honey. Being in my mid-30s, I needed to seek out some skincare merchandise that would assist moisturize my pores and skin higher and perhaps even decelerate the indicators of getting old. So together with consuming cooked meals, entire meals and animal meats once more, I needed to attempt some skincare merchandise too.
I wasn’t fairly positive the place to start, and there was part of me that was fearful I might get pimples once more, particularly as a result of I appeared to be altering my food regimen, way of life and skincare routine abruptly.
However there was a robust pull to provide it a go, and see what would occur (if it didn’t work out, I might all the time return to what labored for me). Being into pure well being and within the uncooked meals circle on the time, I knew about Nadine Artemis and her Living Libations pure skincare, physique care, and dental care line. I had all the time been curious and needed to attempt her merchandise, and if there was going to be one skincare product I might use after not utilizing business skincare merchandise for nearly four years, it might Living Libations. I absolutely trusted the standard, purity, and integrity of the road (and that claims lots as a result of I used to be fairly the acute purist on the time!).
I’ll always remember the primary few merchandise I attempted from Living Libations: the RoseGlow Serum, SoothSayer Serum, and the Chocolate Karat Serum. The primary time I wore considered one of their serums (the Chocolate Karat Serum), I acquired compliments on my pores and skin. Being an individual with dangerous pimples up to now, I by no means acquired any enhances on my pores and skin earlier than, even after my pores and skin was clear for therefore a few years. However instantly I began utilizing these serums, and other people have been remarking on how glowy my pores and skin was and asking me what I used to be utilizing. I couldn’t consider anybody would need to know what I used to be utilizing, not to mention complement me (it felt earth shattering!). And let’s simply say, I used to be bought. This was the place my love for Living Libations merchandise started and why all these years I proceed utilizing their merchandise and recommending them.
So lately, once I was considering of doing the 30 day model experiment, I instantly needed to start out with Living Libations. Not solely as a result of I really like their merchandise, but in addition as a result of it’s been so a few years that I’ve solely used simply their merchandise. These days, and for in all probability the previous 5 or so years, I’ve all the time used totally different merchandise from totally different manufacturers in my skincare routine, by no means committing to only one line. So I assumed it might be a enjoyable experiment to see what would occur if I simply used Living Libations merchandise for 30 days (and I wouldn’t thoughts getting that tremendous glow again too!).
Once I got down to choose a number of merchandise for my 30 day experiment, I needed to maintain it so simple as attainable. I used to be considering a cleanser, moisturizer, and a mild exfoliating product to make use of a few times every week.
I additionally requested all of you on Instagram what merchandise you needed me to attempt from Living Libations. I acquired fairly a couple of requests, and this actually helped to slender down my decisions and make the ultimate choice.
Contemplating that lots of you’re in North America and Europe, summer time is beginning, and I stay within the scorching tropics; I needed to decide on merchandise which might be light-weight and would work nicely in hotter climate.
The merchandise I selected for my 30 day experiment have been:
Greatest Pores and skin Ever – Frankincense
Rose Renewal + Frankincense Firming Fluid
All Seasons Serum
All Seeing Eye Crème
Royal Rose Honey Masks Lively Enzymes + Clarifying Clay
My present objectives with my pores and skin is to maintain it hydrated and balanced. I’m susceptible to pores and skin congestion, clogged pores, some redness. I might say my largest pores and skin problem is strains, wrinkles, and unfastened creppy pores and skin round my eyes. As for pimples, for probably the most half I’ve conquered it, however, I do get the occasional breakouts from sure deal with meals (ice cream particularly), stress, and lack of sleep. I’m nonetheless breastfeeding my daughter Skye, so my postpartum hormones do have an effect on my pores and skin, and there are days the place I really feel a bit of worn and depleted.
For this experiment, I needed to make use of all merchandise I’ve by no means used or tried earlier than from Living Libations. The one exception is the All Seeing Eye Crème that I’ve been utilizing for a few years. I really like this eye creme and needed to maintain it in my routine.
I additionally utterly remorse not getting their Everybody Loves The Sunshine With Zinc (solar safety). I completely forgot about it, and it was solely when somebody requested me about it a couple of weeks in the past, I assumed “oh no, I wish I had this for my upcoming experiment!” Sadly, dwelling in Bali, Indonesia, the federal government doesn’t permit skincare or make-up to be imported, so I can’t simply order it on-line and have it despatched to me by way of the mail. I’ve to attend till I’m going to Singapore to get it, or till household or buddies convey it over from abroad. So, I gained’t have it for this experiment, however I’ll ultimately get it and evaluate it (hopefully within the subsequent few months). So for this experiment I’ll proceed utilizing my common mineral sunscreen day-after-day.
When you’ve been following my weblog for some time, you already know my love of Living Libations Greatest Pores and skin Ever vary. These oil blends are my absolute favorite for cleaning my face day and night time. I’ve used many within the vary (Seabuckthorn, Rose, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Tropical), however I’ve but to attempt the Frankincense.
Once I appeared on the description of the Greatest Pores and skin Ever – Frankincense, and that it’s good for pimples, redness, and “softening the appearance of scars and skin tone” – I undoubtedly needed to attempt it. I’m curious to see the way it differs from the Seabuckthorn Greatest Pores and skin Ever, which is one other of the BSEs that Living Libations recommends for pimples.
For my 30 day experiment, I plan to scrub my face with it within the morning, and double cleanse with it at night time.
For cleaning the pores and skin, Living Libations recommends squirting a couple of pumps of the Greatest Pores and skin Ever on a humid wash material, and massaging your face with the moistened material. Personally, this system would irritate my pores and skin (and to be trustworthy, I’m unsure how properly it will clear my pores and skin). I a lot favor making use of and massaging the oil immediately into my pores and skin, after which lifting and eradicating the oil with a humid wash material (watch as we speak’s video under to see how I wash my face with Living Libations Greatest Pores and skin Ever).
For the sake of the experiment, sooner or later I’d attempt their method… we’ll see!
The Frankincense Greatest Pores and skin Ever can be utilized as a facial cleanser, and in addition as a moisturizer. I plan to primarily use it as a facial cleanser, however I’d experiement and see what it’s like utilizing it as a moisturizer as properly. Basically, I don’t actually like moisturizing my pores and skin with oil through the day, however I’m as much as making an attempt it.
To buy Living Libations Greatest Pores and skin Ever – Frankincense, click on right here.
For my moisturizer, I selected the Rose Renewal + Frankincense Firming Fluid.
Personally, through the day I a lot favor utilizing a cream or lotion to moisturize as an alternative of an oil. That is only a private choice, and the reason being as a result of I discover oils make my pores and skin look tremendous shiny, verging on greasy (particularly in the summertime warmth).
I used to be REALLY intrigued by this product as a result of it’s formulated to “firm sagging skin and ease fine lines and wrinkles.” That’s proper up my alley of what I would like! Plus, it’s a moisturizer, so it ought to hydrate your pores and skin as properly.
Additionally within the description it stated it’s light-weight, good for heat climate.
I’m actually excited to see how this product works out. It’s not all the time straightforward to discover a good mild weight moisturizer that basically moisturizes the pores and skin, and will help plump and clean strains and wrinkles (a number of merchandise on the market declare they will do this, however don’t). So we’ll see…!
Studying the critiques, lots of people stated this product helped with fading scars and night their pores and skin tone. So I’m undoubtedly curious to see how this product performs.
To buy Living Libations Rose Renewal + Frankincense Firming Fluid, click on right here.
Considered one of our subscribers requested that I evaluation the All Seasons Serum, and once I appeared it up on Living Libations web site, I used to be intrigued. Initially, I used to be planning on getting the Royal Rose CoQ10 Serum (I’ve been eyeing it for years), however, once I appeared up the All Seasons Serum, I actually needed to attempt it.
What intrigued me probably the most is the primary ingredient is Camellia Seed Oil which is understood to be a “dry” oil as a result of it absorbs so quick with no heavy greasiness. Something that may moisturize and hydrate my pores and skin with out making me look oily, I need to attempt. Plus, camellia seed oil is excessive in oleic acid (tremendous moisturizing), filled with antioxidants, and non-comedogenic.
This serum is an oil mix serum. Different oils within the serum embrace jojoba oil and important oils like myrrh, sandalwood, frankincense, immortelle, ylang, rockrose, lemon verbena, franconia, and lemon.
I’m planning on utilizing this at night time, however we’ll see if it’s mild sufficient to make use of through the day too.
I need to experiment with utilizing it on it’s personal, in addition to layered or combined with the Rose Renewal + Frankincense Firming Fluid.
If this serum is mild sufficient to make use of through the day, I shall be tremendous thrilled (I’ve been looking perpetually for a light-weight oil I can use in the course of the day that isn’t heavy or greasy). I discover oils do wonders at softening the looks of strains, wrinkles, and creppy pores and skin, however I don’t need to look too shiny or shiny, as a result of I discover that may emphasize pores and texture. I’m excited to see how it will work on my pores and skin.
To buy Living Libations All Seasons Serum, click on right here.
This product isn’t new to me. I’ve been utilizing it for years. The All Seeing Eye Crème is certainly one of my most favorite eye merchandise for hydrating the pores and skin round my eyes and smoothing high quality strains and wrinkles. I made a decision so as to add this within the experiment as a result of I actually like utilizing it.
I additionally endure from seasonal allergic reactions, and this merchandise actually helps to sooth my irritated eyes and scale back puffiness. It’s additionally very cooling. I wish to retailer it in my fridge which doubles the cooling impact and wakes up my drained eyes within the morning.
Together with making use of it underneath my eyes and on my forehead bone, at night time I additionally apply it on my higher lip. I as soon as had an esthetician advocate utilizing eye lotions for this space to clean the looks of strains across the mouth and lips. I discover this helps, and despite the fact that the All Seeing Eye Creme could be very hydrating, it’s not heavy, by no means clogs pores. I can typically get milia round my eyes, and I’ve by no means had a problem utilizing this product.
The bottom of the All Seeing Eye Creme is aloe vera, with a number of oils and important oils operating by way of it. Due to the aloe vera, it’s not heavy, however very hydrating, and the added oils actually assist to melt and situation your pores and skin.
To buy Living Libations All Seeing Eye Crème, click on right here.
Out of all of the Living Libations merchandise requested to evaluate, the Royal Rose Honey Masks Lively Enzymes + Clarifying Clay was probably the most requested (the second most request was the RoseGlow merchandise which I plan to evaluation later this yr).
The Royal Rose Honey Masks can be utilized as a every day cleanser or as a masks. The rose clay, pearl powder, rose petals, and honey act as a mild exfoliant, whereas the CoQ10 may help tone and agency the pores and skin.
I needed so as to add this to my routine to exfoliate my pores and skin. I used to be planning to make use of it as a masks 1-2 occasions every week, however I may also attempt it out as a cleanser to see the way it works.
Usually I’m not the most important fan of clay masks, I discover they will dehydrate my “maturing” pores and skin. However, rose clay is understood to being very mild (even for delicate pores and skin), and I’m hoping the honey and important oils will counter any dryness and convey additional hydration into my pores and skin. Will probably be fascinating to see how this masks works out. The thrill round Royal Rose Honey Masks Lively Enzymes + Clarifying Clay was huge, so there have to be one thing about this product individuals are drawn to.
To buy Living Libations Royal Rose Honey Masks Lively Enzymes + Clarifying Clay, click on right here.
Take a look at at present’s video under to see all 5 of the Living Libations merchandise I’ll be utilizing over the subsequent 30 days. Within the video I check out all of the merchandise and share my first impressions.
I’ve to say, all of the merchandise have been nice, however there was one product particularly that was OUTSTANDING. I used to be utterly blown away. It far surpassed my expectations (watch in the present day’s video to seek out out which one!)
Properly, in the event you watched my video above, you understand how excited I’m to get began with the 30 Day Living Libations experiment.
I’ll make sure you offer you updates all through the subsequent 30 days on InstagramStories, and on the finish of the 30 days, I’ll do a full weblog and video assessment.
If in case you have any questions on a specific product I’m utilizing, be sure you publish your questions within the feedback part under. I’ll make sure that to reply them in one among my updates or within the last assessment.
To remain up-to-date with my 30 Day Living Libations Experiment, be sure to subscribe to my Weblog, YouTube channel, and Instagram web page.
For extra info or to buy the merchandise, click on the hyperlinks under:
Greatest Pores and skin Ever – Frankincense
Rose Renewal + Frankincense Firming Fluid
All Seasons Serum
All Seeing Eye Crème
Royal Rose Honey Masks Lively Enzymes + Clarifying Clay
To go to Living Libations web site, click on right here.
*This isn’t a sponsored submit. All views and opinions are all the time my very own. Some hyperlinks within the weblog submit could also be affiliate hyperlinks.
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