My switch to natural skincare

My mum has been trying to get me to use more natural based skin care products for years. I must admit her skin is flawless and always glowing so her regime must be working. Mum uses a natural bar soap that she buys from an Indian woman in Kuala Lumpur who makes them herself using natural plants and ingredients (mum lives in Singapore). She washes her face until its “squeeky clean”, a vital part of the process. She then rinses with water, dabs dry and applies organic cold pressed coconut oil. She sent me a supply of her products to try a year ago but I struggled with smelling like baking (coconut reminds me of mums baking when I was a kid) so it was just a bit weird.

So I have finally agreed to meet her half way and switch up my complete skin care regime for natural based products. I have been increasingly unhappy with my skin lately. I have a healthy, relatively clean diet and I rarely shop down the aisle of the supermarket. I stick to the vege aisle which wraps into the meat section, dairy section and then I’m out the door. BUT it doesn’t show on my face. So I’m wondering if natural based skin care products is kinda like shopping out of the aisles? Many woman in their thirties have issue with their skin and I know between my group of girls, this is a common complaint and frustration.

So, for the month of August I will be swapping out my current make up, skin care, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and even fake tan and replacing them with a range of natural based products. I’m excited to see what the changes are and if I notice any positive changes in my skins complexion given I’ve been using my current products for years!

I have chosen to use a range of selected products over the month including Inika Make Up, Skinfood, Trilogy and Eco Tan which I will review and share with you as I go. All are products I love and have used over the years so Im excited to give them some exclusivity on my face for the next four weeks. Come on guys… me what you got so I can keep you on!

I am so excited to show you all the yummy goodies Ill be using from Skinfood, the beautiful oils and cleansers smell incredible. I started off this morning (day one) with their mud mask, it was divine! Their soaps are absolutely gorgeous too:


I must admit, changing make up brands is scary. Its taken me years to find the right products, coverage, colour and texture and now to completely change it all up … eeek! I walked into work worried that maybe I looked a little funny, that people would notice, but all I had were compliments on how good I looked! My make up bag has down sized by half and I love that, keeping it simple. Ill share all these Inikia products soon, but I  can tell you I am already in love.

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Everyone knows I am a self-confessed tan-a-holic! I have tried them all folks. Eco Tan has always been up there as one of my favs, so when I saw they had launched the new Cacao Firming Mousse and Face Tan Water I knew these absolutely had to be a part of my month. I am dying to try these tonight and will soon share my review and some before and after pics so you can see for yourself.

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I’ve always been a fan of Trilogy and have been using the Blemish Gel in excess over the last few months! I’ve decided to try their shampoo, conditioner and body wash this month and I am in love already and its only day one!


I am excited to see how my skin feels week after week with the natural switch. Ill share all the products I have chosen to use and how they feel on my skin in my up coming posts so be sure to check back in!

Hello natural … I love you already!




4 thoughts on “My switch to natural skincare”

  1. Hi, I am heading towards 30 + 30 and I use Sukin skin care, reasonably priced, however I love Inika products and I have convinced my 21 year old to switch to both these product ranges. I hope Inika is working for you.

    1. Yes I love Inika, it gives me the coverage I need that I often struggled to get with other non natural brands, so I’m thrilled! Getting your daughter onto natural skincare young is amazing, go you!

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