Random thought of the day: was anyone else under the impression that you no longer get zits after your teen years? Yeah, apparently that is not true. It’s a good time having a big ol’ zit in your 30’s. Lame.
I haven’t paid a huge amount of attention to skincare products because a.) my skin was always “okay” i.e. no huge problems (thankful for that), and b.) price deterred me from higher end products.
I am for sure guilty of tanning beds and laying out without sunscreen <—all of which occurred mostly during the college years. Now that I’m older and wiser (or just older), I do want to take care of my skin. I try to remember sunscreen and haven’t been to a tanning bed in years. I also want to be more conscious of what I put on my skin….not just the cheapest lotion in the store.
Since “natural” and organic skin products have become more of a trend over the recent years, they’ve sprouted up more and more in grocery stores and big box chains. They might be pricier than your cheapest cheapie, but still very much affordable for what you’re getting. I think that’s great!! I also think it’s great to see entrepreneurs pop up with their own brands of organic skincare lines. I imagine starting a skincare line (or any business) is incredibly intimidating. I love hearing the stories behind these small businesses and the passion, dedication, and blood, sweat, and tears that come with it.
Block Island Organics, a skincare line developed by a husband-wife and sister team based out of Rhode Island, reached out to me to try their Organic Revitalizing Night Cream. Ironically, I had just run out of night cream (a sample of something I wasn’t going to buy from Sephora ha). Here’s a little more information about the company and their beliefs:
“Our belief is that good skin care is about good suncare both day and night as the sun is the leading cause of premature skin-aging and skin damage. Our natural sunscreens protect during the day while our organic cleansers and organic moisturizers refresh skin after a long day of sun exposure. Skin care doesn’t need to be complicated, overly expensive or chemically manufactured. We believe that it is our responsibility to educate consumers, provide quality products and simplify the skin care process.”
“It’s an organic and natural formula made with botanical ingredients and rich in antioxidants like vitamin C and E. All of our products are free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, dyes and artificial fragrances. We also don’t do animal testing and use vegan-based formulas.”