I think every woman has this long and drawn out journey to find the perfect skincare routine…for me it was YEARS! When we think we have something that works, it works for awhile, then our hormones change as we age and we are right back at square one…wondering why our skin hates us so much.
What started out to be super oily skin as a teen, my skin progressed as I got older to a combination of dry and oily on different parts of my face. You could say it kept me on my toes.
Oh the money I have spent in the last 8-10 years…thousands of dollars I wager was thrown at products claiming to have the answer to all my issues. I have tried Neutrogena (the worst!!), Clean&Clear, Mary Kay Timewise, Vichy, and the most expensive…Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford! Some worked, some worked for a while, and some just made my skin so much worse.
Two years ago I started doing some reading about skin and starting to understand how it worked. I learning exfoliation was key (every other day for myself) and of course…the moisturizer was on the pedestal. My skincare routine got SUPER simple in the matter of a couple weeks due to cost. Who can maintain the $40 Meaningful Beauty payment every month when they are about to have a baby??
I decidedly switched to Cetaphil, a PH-balanced cleanser, which was extremely cost-effective (hello $17 for a bottle that will last you a year at Costco!) and gentle on the skin. I used St Ives Apricot Scrub, which is about the same price for a year supply ($12-$16 over a year depending on how often you exfoliate) and it is really effective. And last but not least…I actually used pure coconut oil as my nighttime moisturizer for 8 months. It was pretty greasy going to bed, but I noticed I would wake up and it would all be absorbed. This worked so well that I continued to use it for a year! There was just ONE time in that whole year where it seemed like it didn’t really work.
Winter…and other dry weather.
I was determined to have a cost-effective, amazing moisturizer that actually worked, and shut the competition down…without the chemicals!
So after a bit of online research, some mad scientist skills, and a lot of testing…it’s done. I’ve been using my Mrs. Crotchford’s Face Butter in Lulling Lavender for awhile now, and I’m in love with it. It’s going to sound silly, but sometimes, I go to the bathroom during the day to grab something, and think about how I can’t wait to put it on at bedtime. SERIOUSLY IT FEELS THAT GOOD! In the morning, the skin on my face is perfect…and I don’t use that word lightly, because as women we literally feel like nothing about us is perfect, but I’m going as far to use that word!
The key? Simple, high quality, and organic ingredients! No chemicals or alcohol to dry out your skin. The Face Butter is a recipe of organic shea butter, organic virgin coconut oil, organic beeswax, pure vitamin E oil, and lavender essential oil. There’s even a naturally occurring SPF factor of 10-15 from the shea butter and coconut oil. Did I mention it smells as good as it feels?
I’ve had no breakouts (and boy do I ever breakout when it happens), no dry spots, and no greasiness. I’ve even stopped washing my face in the morning, because I have no need to with how balanced it is. Goodbye having two moisturizers.
This product will be added to the ORDER page on our website later today!
I will have some FREE samples on hand tomorrow at the Nest In The City show at Meadows Rec Centre from 10am to 4pm if you would love to try this!