Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fresh Faced

When it comes to beauty routines, I'd consider myself pretty low maintenance. I was my face before bed, and I use a cleanser in the shower in the morning, but I'm not one of those people who uses a millions different creams and potions. I do have a couple different face creams and toners that I do like. And, I am partial to herbal and natural products.  So here's what I use on my face right now...

Burt's Bees Garden Tomato Toner is my favorite toner.  I love how it smells (just like garden fresh tomatoes) and tingles a little but doesn't burn, tightens pores but doesn't dry out my face.  Love it!  It's only $11.99 at Abes Market for 8 ounces.

Burt's Bees Garden Tomato Toner

My go to moisturizer is Alba's Sea Lipids Daily Cream.  I love how it smells (kind of beachy, sea mineral-y).  It goes on smooth.  Is creamy but not too heavy and doesn't clog my pores.  I get this from Abe's Market also, and it's $11.99 for 2 ounces, but a little goes a long way.

Alba's Sea Lipids Daily Cream

Abe's Market was recently giving bloggers the opportunity to try some of their new products for free. So, of course I had to get on board.  Trying new things for free?  Yes please!

I decided to try out two of Mad Hippies' products.  First up was the Mad Hippie Peptide Face Cream.  It goes on smooth, has a nice floral scent and makes my skin feel super soft.  Both this and my Alba brand cream are petroleum, paraben, and cruelty free.  Alba is also GMO free, but Mad Hippie is BPA free.  Mad Hippie is $25.99 for 1.02 ounces.  I think both feel great so it kind of comes down to if you're willing to pay more for a product that may be more earth friendly and natural.  I also noticed that I recognize most of the ingredients listed in the Mad Hippie cream, while there's some in Alba's I'm not so sure about.

Madd Hippie Peptide Face Cream

I also tried Mad Hippie's Antioxidant Facial Oil.  My skin is naturally pretty combination, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised.  It's very soothing, and just as earth friendly and natural as the face cream.  I think it will be awesome this winter when my skin is dried out from indoor heating systems and wind burned from cross country skiing in the cold.  It comes with a dropper and I just put i couple drops in my palm and applied it where it was needed.  I was also surprised that my skin didn't feel cakey or oily afterwards.  It's made with Argan, pomegranate seed, and sunflower seed oils, along with several fruit extracts and they just soaked right in.  It's $24.99 for 1.02 ounces, but again,  a little goes a long way.

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil
As a bit of a side note, have any of you tried Abe's $2 samples?  They'll let you try miniatures or single units of selected products for $2 each, shipping and handling included.  Recently they had UNIK's night cream ($60 retail) in a sample size for $2.  It was about 1/5 the size of the regular size product, so you can see it's a steal at $2.  It feels so smooth and nice.  I'm not usually one to go beyond washing my face before bed, but I make an exception for this yummy cream.  I've also gotten Lara bars, Eco Nuts laundry soap and other treasures for only $2.  I really recommend checking it out if you like a deal and like trying new things.  There's new samples every day.

I received my Mad Hippie products compliments of Abe's Market and all links in this post are affiliate links, but I only affiliate myself with companies I like and respect. I love Abe's and I'm sure you will too!


  1. Love Burts Bees products, but I haven't tried the toner; thanks for the head's up. I placed my epantry order this morning.

    1. Burts Bees was probably my first foray into eco friendly/ more natural products so they'll always have a soft spot in my heart. Plus they work. And let me know how you like epantry! I think they're pretty cool.