I'm not going to lie, being stuck at home has helped get me into the self-care routine I was envisaging for myself since years. Especially my skin, and my hair really needed some regular TLC and I've always had the excuse of being too busy or too tired. Now that I have had a time to experiment in a consistent way, I'm super thrilled to share with you some of the products I know I can never go back from and live without!
1. Soothing Fleur de Rose Face Wash - Forever Yours Skincare (https://shop.forever-yours.net/collections/cleanser/products/face-wash)
A gentle, low foaming, vitamin-rich face wash formulated to deep clean and provide moisture for vibrant, healthy and glowing skin. It literally feels like I'm walking across a fresh rose-garden... It contains a rich mixture of roses blends harmoniously with the citrus base notes of orange peel. All natural products and so so yummy on my skin.
I apply 1-2 pumps to damp skin then massage with the tip of your fingers. I then pay dry with a warm cloth if I'm feeling like I want to give myself some extra loving as if I'm at a spa having a treatment or just wash with warm water then towel dry.
2. Floral Toner Soothing Rosa Damascena - Forever Yours Skincare (https://shop.forever-yours.net/collections/toners/products/rose-water)
For me, rose water means home. It's a huge part of my culture back at home in Turkey and Turkey one of the top producers and distributors of rose water globally. We even add it to our rice pudding and it's delicious!
Living abroad, I always struggled to find good rose water for my face. It is the best toner by far and I have had it as part of my face care routine for years. Luckily, last year I was introduced to Forever Yours's Rose toner and I have never let go of it since! They call it a symbol of regeneration, Rose water has long been recognized as a natural ingredient to help prevent signs of aging.
Damascus rose water, used as a toner cleans the skin from all the impurities the day brings.
Its healing properties allows it to dry out imperfections quicker, leaving you with a healthy skin without blemishes. I even use it as a spritzer to freshen myself up during the day and keep it in the refrigerator to get the extra cooling effect. Can be used daily and as many times as you like. Afterall, all it wants is to get under your skin!
3. Ialuset Hyaluronic Acid Cream
WOW. This was my dream find a couple of years back when I was on a business trip in France. Hyaluronic acid, or sodium hyaluronate as it is also known, has become a serious skincare must have. Originally launched as a cream enriched with hyaluronic acid for burns and scars, Ialuset cream became an overnight success and the the best anti-aging cream and mask ever. I mean: ever. It’s the body’s own hydrating molecule, able to absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water and responsible for keeping our skin plump, smooth and healthy. Ialuset can be found in any pharmacy in France or online and costs around 20 Euros only! Crazy right? Goodbye Dior! Treat yourself to the best cream ever! Can be found on: https://lefrenchskincare.com/products/ialuset-hyaluronic-acid-cream
I use it every night after I do my cleansing and toning with the above products then apply a layer of Ialuset. It's also great as an overnight repair mask which you can apply a thick layer and sleep with it on and then wipe off in the morning. It feels non-oily, tightening, and it vanishes on the skin. I also recently found out that Ialuset is also known as one of the best French pharma eye creams. My one and only cannot live without! Everytime I use it, I usually wake up feeling a million bucks and so does my skin!
4. Papaya Enzymes Face Polish - Forever Yours Skincare (https://shop.forever-yours.net/collections/face-scrub-exfoliators/products/papaya-enzymes-face-polish)
How many times have you bought 'face scrubs' and felt that they're not achieving much? I can say that for me, at least a dozen times! I have tried so many different face scrubs from different brands and never got the full 'the dead skin layer has been scrubbed off and your skin is ready to start the day" feeling. Well, not anymore! With this creamy exfoliant made of finely grounded apricot and mango seeds, my skin feels polished to perfection and ready to drink all the moisture I am about to feed it. It's enriched with potent papaya extract to help dissolve lackluster cells with no irritating friction.
The benfits of using a face scrub is countless and you should always try to include it in your face routine twice a week. From unclogging the pores, to improving skin tone and helping skin care absorb faster, this all natural face polish is a must have!
5. A'kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (https://www.akin.com.au/a-kin/shop-skin-care/category/serums%2C-oils-and-treatments-/p/certified-organic-rosehip-oil-20ml/1430061.html)
Want a real glow whilst nourishing and hydrating your skin? Well, then what are you waiting for? This organic Rosehip oil is co2 extracted and contains 80 % of the essential fatty acids such as Omega 3,6,9 which are optimal for skin health. Akin's face oil is antioxidant and vitamin rich so it protects the skin from the effect of environmental elements, scras, wrinkles, and signs of aging.
What I love the most about this oil is how glowing and tanned it makes me look! It has a natural orangy yellow colour to it so it leaves the skin not only feeling hydrated but also looking glam.
Restore moisture and revitalise skin with this 100% Certified Organic Rosehip Oil with a minimum concentration of 80% essential fatty acids (Omega 3,6,9) for optimal skin health. Antioxidant and vitamin rich to help protect the skin from the effect of environmental elements, prevent signs of ageing and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This face oil is also perfect to nourish dry lips and help eliminate the appearance of scars.
6. Mademoissel Kelapa - Coconut Body Scrub - (https://www.mademoisellekelapa.com/en/body-care/12-coconut-body-scrub.html)
Time for some body loving! I've shared my favourite face care routine products with you and now it's time to introduce you to mother Bali's all natural igredient products from Mademoiselle Kelapa. Her product range covers face care, hair care, and body. Both for men and women and are simplt DIVINE.
I use her body scrub twice weekly and apply it on my body to maintain my skin's natural glow and leave it feeling silky smooth. Using a scrub regularly on thighs applying it via circular motions helps fight against the unwanted cellulite and gets the blood flowing too!
Scrubbing is an essential step for the maintenance of your skin's beauty and health. This 100% natural scrub made from Indonesian coconuts will allow you to maintain a naturally soft and silky skin, while respecting it, without dehydrating it. Get scrubbing ladies! You're about to go COCONUTS for this product!
7. Mademoiselle Kelapa Hair Serum - (https://www.mademoisellekelapa.com/en/hair-care/15-serum-hydratant-fortifiant.html#)
The best cocktail mix for your hair! I've been using Mademoiselle Kelapa's hair serum every other day post shower on towel dried hair and my hair has been shinier than ever. I can proudly share the recipe with you. This hair serum is made of 16 natural oils that act in perfect harmony together. Extra virgin coconut oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil, apricot oil, essential oils : peppermint, rosemary, grapefruit, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, lavender, geranium, and jasmine. This cosmetic formula act all together as an explosive cocktail to restore your hair and make it soft, hydrated and shiny, while leaving on you a beautiful flowery and oriental smell. When used regularly, this hair serum will act immediately on its texture but also in the long term on its strength and regrowth. Definitely one to add to your hair care routine!
Sending love from Bali and my favourite Balinese products!