Take a look at my favorite gentle skin care routine using Aglow Skin Care products
I received this product a few months ago and was very eager to try this 3 step process. I used the products for a short period of time but fell of and was very inconsistent with it. I picked them back up and have been using this routine for about a month and a half now and I cannot rave enough about it.I will say this routine is of course not for everyone, but I find it works wonders for me.
A little background on my skin...
I have never truly struggled with my skin before, that being said I have never truly taken care of my skin either. A few months ago I began experiencing bad breakouts. I tried everything from over the counter, to stronger products like Proactive +, and even changing my diet. I was having no luck in clearing my face. This caused me to stress even more creating more breakouts and problem areas, basically a non stop vicious cycle. I decided to slowly ease myself back into my plant based diet. When I was eating on a vegan diet I had the most radiant/clear skin I have ever had, getting rid of those extra hormones and preservatives from my diet transformed my skin completely. Fast forward a few weeks of eating my plant based diets I quickly noticed my skin starting to clear. This is when I reintroduced Aglow back into my routine.
Before I begin using my products I make sure to always remove any makeup/dirt and oil off my face. For the longest time I used coconut oil to remove my makeup. I still will do this on occasion (coconut oil is the BEST eye make up remover and all natural). I found that the coconut oil sometimes made my face feel too greasy and in combination with this routine which is mostly water and oil based I felt did not work well together. I have been obsessed with Micellar water and use this daily to remove my makeup.
CLARIFYING HYDRATION DEW
ROSE PETAL & CUCUMBER INFUSED ANTI-BACTERIAL FACE MIST FOR SOOTHING HYDRATION
Rosewater: Hydrating to the skin. This is antioxidant rich, helpful in reducing redness, inflammation, and healing to current acne. Regulates oily skin.
Cucumber: Rich in vitamins A, C, K and B-5 make this extract is perfect for those who need help with skin rejuvenation and retaining moisture leaving you with a soft glowing complexion.
Fennel Seed: Contains compounds that prevents acne, heals damaged skin, and tones.
This facial mist is one of my favorite moisterizers. I use a rose water facial mist throughout my day, but I will use Aglow's mist first thing in the morning when I wake up and start my routine, and at night before bed. It leaves my skin feeling so fresh and dewey.
RADIANT CLEANSING NECTAR
GENTLY EXFOLIATES, REFINES & DETOXES THE SKIN
+ Manuka Oil: Sourced from New Zealand, this soothing essential oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. Disinfectant properties ideal for troubled, blemished skin.
+ Hawthorn: Antioxidant rich and soothing to the skin. Helps clarify pores of bacteria and reduce inflammation.
+ Apple Seed Oil: Loaded with fatty acids, this is useful in new collagen production and anti-aging. Beneficial to help in the minimization of scars and marks. Contains high amounts of sulphur that prevents breakouts.
This cleansing nectar is SUPER moisturizing so a little definitely goes a long way! I put a few dabs on a cotton pad and massage gently into my face in the morning and before bed.
Step 3 is where things begin to change. The steps in the morning differ than the nightly routine. In the morning I follow steps one and two but will finish off with the flawless nourishment cream, and at night before bed I use the clear skin elixir (every other night).
FLAWLESS NOURISHMENT CREAM
LUXURIOUSLY HYDRATING AND DEEPLY NOURISHING HYDRATING AND DEEPLY NOURISHING
Pomegranate Seed Oil - Deeply nourishing to the skin, this powerful antioxidant helps heal old scars, marks, and pigmentation.
Rosehip Oil - A substitute for retinol or tretinoin, Rosehip Oil is rich in both vitamin A, C, & E. It reduces scarring, repairs damaged skin cells, minimizes fine lines, and helps maintain healthy collagen. Helps prevent breakouts.
Pumpkin Seed Oil - Rich in Zinc, Magnesium, and Selenium which prevents breakouts and acne. Better than Alpha Hydroxy Acid, this helps the shedding of dead skin cells and is useful in the production of new skin cell growth. This is essential for blemish prone skin to help boost the growth of new, healthy skin cells. Soothes redness, eczema, inflammation, and rashes.
This is the most hydrating moisturizer I have ever used, that being said only a very little bit is needed to cover your face and neck!
CLEAR SKIN ELIXIR
WITH FRENCH PINK CLAY
+French Pink Clay: This clay not only pulls out impurities from deep within in the skin, it helps smooth and refine pores. For more info on this luxurious pink clay, check out their ingredient spotlight blog post HERE.
+Coral: This above sea fossilized coral, sustainably harvested from the Caribbean, contains over 73 different minerals. These minerals provide the rich nutrients that your skin needs to repair itself and keep it young, fresh and healthy. These minerals help heal current breakouts and provide nutrients for the skin to create plump, healthy new skin.
+Raspberry Seed Oil: Helps soothe the skin with its nutrient rich vitamin E and A properties. This oil contains Omega 3, 6, and 9 which nourishes and helps soothe. It reduces inflammation, leaving you with a smooth, glowing complexion. Helps in reducing acne breakouts.
These products are all natural vegan products meaning there are no harmful chemicals just all natural goods :)