I know that many of my readers are seeking good quality, effective skin care that is also natural. That might not seem a very challenging task, given the number of companies purporting to provide natural and eco-friendly products. But if natural and green are two things you must demand of your products, you might want to check out Skin 2 Skin Care.
This line’s motto is: “beauty at any age is beauty” (like that, already). Using a combo of cutting edge anti-aging peptide technology, and 20 certified organic botanical extracts, Skin 2 Skin Care seems to be a really good bet. The cleansers, serums, moisturizers, masks and creams are good for both women and men, and for people of all skin types from dry and sensitive, to oily, combo and (if you’re lucky), just plain “normal.” The products are created without using any harsh chemicals or known harmful ingredients such as: Parabens, Petroleum, Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Paraffin, Synthetic Color or Fragrance, or PABA, Skin 2 Skin Care generates amazing visible results using cutting edge peptide technology for a healthy, youthful glow. Skin 2 Skin Care also has the PETA and Vegan seal of approval.
I tried a few pieces from this intriguing collection: the Skin 2 Skin Care White Tea Face Wash Anti-sagging Renewal Serum, and a Light Tint Anti-Photoaging SPF 30 broad spectrum sun block. The White Tea Face Wash $35.00 4.7 fl. Oz comes in an attractive, frosted plastic pump bottle with an inner and outer plastic cap. It is PH Balanced, and lightly exfoliates while it cleanses skin, removes makeup and mascara, hydrates, and helps to reduce bacteria. It’s key ingredients include: 3% Soy Glycerin ( Hydrates skin and regulates water balance); white tea (powerful antioxidant); Neroli (increases circulation and encourages healing as it gently exfoliates.); Jasmine (increases skin’s elasticity and promotes health new cell growth); Orange (antioxidant high in vitamin C to assist in cell turn-over and removal of toxins); Spearmint (natural antiseptic that promotes cleaner, healthier skin while reducing acne and dryness); Lemon (to help revitalize mature skin and eliminate toxins deep within the skin) and Bergamot (antiseptic and astringent to help regulate the skin’s oils, to help tone, and reduce acne / blemishes). It also contains 20 Certified Organic Extracts .The cleanser is thorough, but still gentle and for that reason alone, I’d recommend it, but it also features antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties it isn’t a budget cleanser, but it is, a good one.
Serums are big news in every upscale skincare line, and skin 2 skin care’s Anti-sagging, Renewal Serum has plenty to recommend it. At $65.00 for 1.8 fl. oz.,it is not for the drugstore budget either, but this velvety, light-as-a-feather serum contains plenty of good things to help strengthen skin’s elasticity, reduce wrinkles, including thought around the lip line, facilitate collagen and hyaluronic acid and, of course, smooth, soften and moisturize skin. Formulated with two effective peptides (Matrixyl at 17% and Tego-PEP 4-17 at 4%) also has Vitamin E. and it is fragrance and dye-free. You can use it all over your face, or as a spot treatment for problem areas like crows feet.
When it comes to tinted moisturizers, the only ones that will save your skin are those with decent, broad spectrum protection. Skin 2 Skin’s Anti-Photoaging SPF30 Light Tint Sun Block $45.00 2 fl. oz. fits the bill. It is packaged in a travel-friendly, flip-top tube, and contains natural 6% Zinc Oxide and 6% Titanium Dioxide, along with moisturizing Shea Butter, Jojoba and Coconut Oil, and a natural, mineral tint that is sheer enough to work on most light to medium skin tones. Unlike many tinted moisturizers, this one doesn’t feel greasy or look shiny on your face (even men can use it because it doesn’t look like foundation). The fragrance is very light, just a fresh blend of essential oils: Lavender, Tangerine, Bergamot, Lemon, Orange, Mandarin, Rosewood and Rose. The product is lightweight, although there is a light “tackiness” that ensures you will be protected for a longer period of time. For daily use, it’s fantastic.
Good quality natural products come at a price, but if natural and effective is what you demand, Skin 2 Skin Care will be a small price to pay for your comfort, care, and satisfaction. Skin 2 Skin Care products are available at http://www.skincare.com/ and you can also follow Skin 2 Skin on Twitter @skin2skincare.