I don’t know about you but this time of the year my skin takes a hit. Or maybe that’s just what I tell myself? Just a few weeks ago I was exploring my face as if I was on a road I had never travelled before. I was carefully observing the new lines and corners, watching out for new speed bumps and pot holes that I swear were not there the year before. Shockingly, I had been on this road many, many times. It just looked so different now.
Never in my life has it been so apparent that I need to start taking better care of my skin. To be honest I don’t know what shocks me more. The fact that I have finally reached that age where my past (or maybe even my present) is catching up with me and therefore reflecting on my skin, or my Mother’s voice telling me that I “need to start taking better care of my skin before it’s too late”. Ugh…I just had a flashback to when I though sun-tanning in vegetable oil was super cool. Not.
Finally, I stopped staring, picking, and pulling at my face, grabbed my laptop and began looking into some natural products. Eventually I found some with some amazing reviews, purchased them, tried them, and guess what, I hit the jackpot!
Here are the Top 4 products I am currently raving about!
- Active Collagen by Lorna Vanderhaeghe– This is what I call a “face-lift in a bottle”. 4 capsules per day (with food) is what is recommended for this product, and while I have not completed the suggested 28 days for visible results I can tell you that my lines (mostly around my eyes) are already less visible. This product has amazing reviews and it is super well known for reducing deep wrinkles. Oh, it also contains non-medical ingredients, is a vegetarian formula and contains no artificial preservatives, colour, sweetness, soy, wheat or yeast.
- VIVA – Pure Hyaluronic Acid– This has to be the best moisturizer I have ever put on my skin. Plus it smells like I just stepped out of a spa every time I use it. Hyaluronic is a 100% Natural Ingredient that truly hydrates my skin, leaving it absolutely glowing. This product is be used twice daily (for me morning and night), is hypoallergenic and is paraben, gluten, GMO, artificial fragrances, perfume, and colorant free. You will love it.
- Sea Buckthorn Force, New Chapter– Again, some fantastic reviews. This product is proving to be my breakout warrior. Recommended 2 capsules to be taken with food daily, this is highly recommended, rich in omega-7 which helps heal skin irritations, acne and wrinkles..not to mention another amazing anti-ageing agent. My breakouts and skin irritations have gone bye-bye!
- BioSil: Hair, Skin & Nails– This pretty much sums it up! For me the biggest thing I noticed when taking the recommended 2 capsules daily was the difference in my hair (stronger, healthier hair) and then in my nails. Strands, and strands of my hair would constantly fall out in the shower, so much so I could barely let it go down the drain. To have healthy, shiny, thicker hair again – is huge!
While I must you remind you I am no expert in the beauty department, I’m happy to share a few suggestions on what has been working for me, and encourage you to do your own research and perhaps try one of the above products for yourself. I’d love to hear your results! To be safe, you should always check with your health practitioner before taking any herbal supplement.
Cheers to happier and healthier skin, because we all deserve it!
Xx, Natalie Grant (Founder + Creative Director at BOOMBALOO)