I have a brand to discuss today that you might not have heard of, but you'll want to know about! Cactus Skincare is an Australian brand that uses natural and organic ingredients all with cactus extracts. I was able to try some samples from their FABULOUS line of skincare, and let me tell you, I was impressed! Along with other benefits, Cactus Skincare offers products that suit your skin type/problems (dry, oily, combination, etc.), which helps in the selection process of what product to use. My skin tends to be more on the drier side, so I want to cover the products that focus on dry skin and how they worked for me.
I'll start with the Intense Hydrating Creme. This cream is suitable for dry skin or to use as a night cream. I personally really like using a night cream, letting the product work while I sleep. After cleansing or exfoliating before bed, it is a great rich cream to apply and let it work its magic! This Intense Hydrating Creme was a great moisturizer and my skin felt radiant, nourished, and restored in the morning! It absorbs well and does not leave a greasy residue, however it does leave a protective hydrating barrier over the skin. It also smells absolutely divine! Fresh, natural, flowery and is in no way overly fragrant.
Now for a day cream, I tried the Nature's Anti-Oxidant Creme for normal to dry skin. This is a lighter (yet still very moisturizing) cream that contains mineral sunscreen, great to put on in the morning before you walk out into the bright sun! It was easy to incorporate this cream into my morning skincare routine, as it absorbs really well and I can easily apply makeup afterwards. With vitamins and minerals to enrich and nourish skin, I felt good about using this product. Not only was it moisturizing, but I felt that it helpd improve my skin, leaving a smooth appearance and texture! This cream can also be used to help soothe sun damaged skin!
I also really liked the Lemon Myrtle Cleanser & Gentle Exfoliant (both suitable for all skin types). The cleanser smells especially fresh and the exfoliant was gentle enough on my skin and left a bright surface ready for the Intense Hydrating Cream!
When reading more about Cactus Skincare, I came across this description of the brand that says, "Cactus Skincare creates a healthy working environment for skin by retaining moisture and giving the skin the nurtrients it needs to repair itself." I think we often look for products to heal our skin on thier own, but I liked the idea of your skin being able to repair itself with the ingredients and environment created by the skincare product. This idea definelty came through in their products and if you are also intrigued by the skincare line, be sure to check them out on their website www.cactusskincare.com....