No doubt about it, 2020 was quite a challenging year. However, in the midst of all covid-19 news every day, a world that's changing and the impact is has on the way we live our lives, a little self-care is always a good idea. When was the last time you took some time to pamper yourself?
At Mint & Molly we've curated some of our favorite brands for you to relax and pamper your skin with. From cleansing to nourishing, in our step-by-step face care guide we'll guide you through some of our favorite all-organic skin care products from independent makers from all over the world.
Firstly, a thorough cleanse of your face is a good start. Cleansing is an every day must-do mornings and evenings as it washes away all dirt from the day or residues during sleep. Add a small amount of cleanser onto your hands and apply to a damp skin to wash your face with. Using a sponge helps take away all dirt and grease from your skin whilst also giving your face a nice scrub. Alternatively, use a scrub soap bar to exfoliate and hydrate your skin with.
The SMPL Cleansing creme is perfect to wash your face with and it nourishes your skin with 100% natural ingredients such as aloe vera, apricot and vitamin E. Sustainably made in The Netherlands, SMPL Skincare is an honest brand and their products all have a multi usage option.
Imersa's cleansing gel is a soft face wash with added silk sericin, a protein of natural silk and an ingredient the brand uses throughout their skincare range. With a long lasting moisturizing effect, the silk sericin captures water slowly and releases it during the day. The ingredient also helps protect the skin agains UV and pollution and helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
The Zeeplokaal scrub soap bar is a perfect alternative to cleansing your skin, whilst also exfoliating your skin softly. With natural ingredients such as poppy seeds, Zeeplokaal delivers honest soaps which are 100% vegan.
Next to soap bars for body and hands, the brand also offers shampoo bars.
The F. Miller Cleansing oil is a gorgeous rich and all-botanical oil that dissolves pore-clogging debris, lifts impurities and supports a healthy skin barrier. The rich formula soothe sensitive skin, brightens dullness and restores a natural glow. The daily cleanser transforms from oil to milk making it easy to rinse away.
After cleansing your skin, hydration is a perfect way to add a little extra care to your skin, either as an extra layer before a face oil or just to give your skin an extra care boost. Add an hydrating product to your face by gently massaging it onto the skin.
The SMPL Skincare Nourishing cream contains 100% natural ingredients like shea butter, aloe vera macadamia oil, jojoba and vitamin E and C. With added raspberry seeds to enhance natural sun protection, the cream can be applied both morning and evening for a soft and rehydrated skin.
Imersa's Hydrating Serum is packed with their signature ingredient, Silk Sericin to protect, moisturize, tighten and smooth your skin. With its unique characteristics and its lightweight texture, the serum deeply nourishes and regenerates skin.
Apply the serum to a freshly-cleansed face and neck. Massage gently until the serum is fully absorbed.
A little extra for the eyes
The F. Miller Eye Oil delivers hydration while soothing, reviving and protecting the delicate skin around the eyes. The botanical blend is rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins E and K and brightens dullness and dark circles and restores elasticity. Apply the serum by rolling under your eyes and pat into the skin. Can also be used for chapped lips, cuticles and dry patches on skin.
Finish your face care ritual with a silky smooth Face Oil. All oils nowadays are non-greasy and really add a boost to your skin. Apply a Face Oil by gently massaging it into the skin until it's taken into the skin completely. Face Oil can also be used to mix it up with your make-up to add a healthy glow to your face. Are you thinking about using a Face Oil is stead of a regular day cream? Be aware that during the first weeks impurities may surface as the skin gradually needs to adjust to this type of product. But don't worry, it doesn't happen to everyone but if it does, it will go away as your skin adjusts to the new regime.
Nordic Argan oil
The Sprekenhus 100% pure argan oil is extremely rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants. Argan oil has been shown to minimize fine lines, restore elasticity, improve skin tone, soothe irritation, neutralize free radicals that cause signs of aging and protect the skin from harmful environmental agents.
Botanical Face oil
The F. Miller face oil is a nutrient-dense foundational layer that delivers multi-correctional results. The lightweight multi-tasking blend of 22 active botanicals leaves skin visibly hydrated, nourished and glowing from within. Formulated to restore radiance, balance and decongest, soothe inflammation, enhance elasticity and fortify skin against environmental elements.
Organic seeds skin booster
The Beauty Archive's Primer oil is boosted with the powerful organic broccoli seed oil and melts into the skin leaving it smooth, plump and with a velvety glow. The oil’s invigorating scent reminds us of fresh greens, cucumber and wild blueberries and it is 100% natural, meaning free from synthetic fragrance and essential oils. Warm up 4-6 drops between the palm of your hands.
Still unsure on how to use a product or do you want to learn more about one of our makers or products? Contact us as we're happy to answer all of your questions.
Enjoy your new face care ritual and don't forget to regularly pamper yourself! Wishing you a happy and healthy new year.
Mint & Molly