Natural Skin Care Products: A Few Face Favorites

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I’m a little head over heels for this collection of natural skin care products formulated especially for problem skin and aging facial skin. Made using natural ingredients prized for their contribution to skin care, each of these natural skin care products are wonderful for pampering your face to help keep it looking and feeling its best!

I’m a little head over heels for this collection of natural skin care products formulated especially for problem skin and aging skin.

Natural Skin Care Products for Problem & Aging Skin

1. ArtNaturals Enhanced Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid – The #1 bestseller in facial exfoliators, this 100% natural organically infused Vitamin C Serum. ­ is blended and refined to reduce signs of aging, eliminate sun spots and damage, restore youthful glow, and minimizing existing wrinkles while preventing new wrinkle formation. ­Packed with antioxidant rich vitamins to prevent the formation of free radicals which contribute to signs of aging. Organically infused to insure nature’s most true healing properties. ­ Gentile stability and rapid absorption with moisture-binding ingredients that keep your skin plump, hydrated and young-looking.

2. Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera – The #1 bestseller in facial toners and astringents, this witch hazel toner is alcohol-free and remarkably soothing. Made with rose-petal water, Vitamin E and their proprietary Witch Hazel extract, you’ll love how to this toner not only pampers delicate facial skin but also helps to prevent acne breakouts.

3. Pure Body Naturals Dead Sea Mud Mask – If there’s one thing everyone wants, it’s flawless skin. But no matter how hard you try, it seems your complexion doesn’t want to cooperate. By the time you get your breakouts under control as an adult, you’re starting to see fine lines around your eyes and mouth. And acne and wrinkles don’t compare to the stubbornness of cellulite!

Stop slathering your skin with chemical-based creams and get the natural solution that actually works! The Dead Sea Mud Mask by Pure Body Naturals is an effective treatment for many common skin problems. Noted for its high concentration of sodium and magnesium, mud from the Dead Sea is highly effective against pimples, blackheads, and other blemishes. It draws out oils and toxins, cleans pores, and helps fade acne scars. (Browse other top selling facial masks.)

4. 100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub with Organic Coffee, Coconut and Shea Butter – If you don’t have the time or desire to make your own coffee scrubs, then you’ll love this #1 new release in facial scrubs! This emulsified coffee scrub is made using high quality, all natural gourmet coffee, which softens skin as it scrubs away dirt and dead skin cells. It also contains skin-loving Coconut Oil, Olive oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil making this aromatic exfoliating scrub a luxurious staple in any skin care regime.

Loaded with antioxidants, this coffee scrub helps to fight premature skin aging like wrinkles, sun spots, and fine lines. When applied under and around the eyes, it can help in minimizing the appearance of puffy eyes as caffeine restricts blood vessels, which reduces swelling and inflammation. It can also help lightens dark circles under the eyes.

Want to make your own natural anti-aging beauty products? Discover a unique collection of seven natural anti-aging skin care recipes here. Or browse my collection of ten natural skin care products that contain acne fighting activated charcoal here. Then discover even more by following my boards on Pinterest.

What are some of your favorite natural skin care products?


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Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Face Scrub Recipe

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Make this easy homemade baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipe to help shrink pores and conquer blackheads!

Make this easy homemade baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipe to help shrink pores and conquer blackheads while cleansing your face at the same time.

Baking soda has long been used as a home remedy to help tackle tough acne and pimples. This baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipe takes that notion and adds naturally cleansing oils to help clean your skin and exfoliate it at the same time.

Keep in mind, though, that there are mixed reviews on using baking soda as a home remedy for acne. I’ve read a lot of both negative and positive information on using baking soda in a scrub or mask as an anti-acne treatment. Some find that baking soda works wonders on their acne. However, there are others who are super sensitive to baking soda. And if this is you, and baking soda causes uncomfortable redness or burning, then ditch the baking soda and opt for trying this coconut oil face scrub recipe using fine sugar or apricot kernel meal in lieu of the baking soda.

Following are a few baking soda and coconut oil face scrub recipes you can try based on your skin type. But feel free to experiment with your ingredients to find the best match for your skin type!

Baking Soda & Coconut Oil Face Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients for Normal Skin Types:

.2 oz. castor oil (or hazelnut oil)
.7 oz. sunflower oil
.2 oz. refined coconut oil
4.2 oz. baking soda

Ingredients for Dry & Mature Skin:

.1 oz. castor oil (or hazelnut oil)
.8 oz. safflower oil (or rosehip seed oil, apricot kernel, or argan oil)
.2 oz. refined coconut oil
4.2 oz. baking soda

Ingredients for Oily Skin:

.4 oz. castor oil (or hazelnut oil)
.5 oz. jojoba oil
.2 oz. refined coconut oil
4.2 oz. baking soda

For Extra Acne Fighting Power also add:

1 mL neem oil
8 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops tea tree oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale weigh out the ingredients for this coconut oil face scrub recipe and combine in a glass bowl or measuring cup. Mix with a fork until well combined.

To use simply apply in a circular motion on your damp face, avoiding your eye area, then rinse off. Follow with your favorite facial moisturizer or face oil. Use one to three times a week as needed. However, discontinue use if irritation occurs.

Prefer activated charcoal as your anti-acne go to ingredient? Then be sure to also try my Natural Two-in-One Cleanser and Activated Charcoal Facial Scrub Recipe and my Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe.

For more of my bath and beauty DIY’s as well as homemade soap recipes be sure to  follow me on Pinterest for collections of not only my homemade soap recipes and beauty DIY’s but also some of my favorites from around the web.

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Homemade Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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This easy to craft homemade activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe fights acne plus soothes and helps to heal skin with natural essential oils.

Want to try your own homemade soap recipe for your acne but aren’t quite ready to delve into cold process soapmaking? Try this quick and easy activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe instead! This homemade activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe starts with a quality, all natural yogurt soap base. Four simple ingredients are then added to not only help control acne but to also soothe skin and promote healing. These ingredients are some of my favorites.

Sea Buckthorn Oil – This concentrated oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help to calm aggravated skin. Additionally, it not only helps to fight acne but it also possesses healing properties that will help to prevent acne scars from occurring. Sea Buckthorn oil is probably best praised, however, for it’s restorative and anti-aging properties.

Activated Charcoal – Activated charcoal naturally helps to detoxify skin of impurities, draw out dirt and oil, and, in melt and pour soap it also acts as a mild exfoliant. It’s also suitable for those prone to eczema and psoriasis.

Patchouli Essential Oil – Patchouli offers its own anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to this soap. It’s commonly used in skin care for its ability to tackle acne prone skin, eczema, inflammation, and cracked or chapped irritated skin. It’s also prized for its cell-rejuvenating properties and its ability to lessen the look of scars. In addition it can also help to balance out oily skin.

Lavender Essential Oil – Lavender is prized for its acne fighting and healing properties as well as its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It serves to treat acne and soothe skin while also helping to prevent scarring.

Yogurt Melt and Pour Soap Base – This melt and pour soap base is all natural and free of SLS and detergents. Plus its made with real yogurt which when applied topically has been shown to fight acne, moisturize and help to prevent premature aging.

This easy to craft homemade activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe fights acne plus soothes and helps to heal skin with natural essential oils.

Activated Charcoal Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

4.5 oz. natural yogurt melt and pour soap base
2 ml sea buckthorn oil
1 ml patchouli essential oil
2 ml lavender essential oil
1/2 teaspoon activated charcoal powder

Directions:

This activated charcoal melt and pour soap recipe will yield one bar of soap that weighs about 5 oz.

To make this soap begin by weighing out the soap base using a digital scale. Cube the soap base using a Chef’s knife and combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup then microwave for 30 seconds watching carefully as you don’t want your soap base to boil. Remove and stir then heat again if needed to melt the soap base all the way through.

Using a graduated plastic transfer pipettes measure out the sea buckthorn and essential oils and stir into the melted soap base.

Now measure out the activated charcoal with a measuring spoon and add to the melted soap. Whisk with a fork to incorporate. Pour into your mold of choice.

Once the soap has fully hardened remove from the mold and wrap tightly in foodservice film or use it right away! (I took mine right into the shower with me!)

Activated Charcoal Soap Recipes

If you’re looking for more activated charcoal soap recipes be sure to try out these other recipes I’ve created:

Lavender & Tea Tree Cold Process Soap Recipe with Activated Charcoal
Natural Activated Charcoal Cold Process Facial Soap Recipe
Natural Activated Charcoal Two-in-One Facial Scrub and Cleanser Recipe
Natural Cold Process Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe
Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe
Patchouli Rose Complexion Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

For more of my homemade soap recipes be sure to visit my soapmaking page at Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen as well as my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest Board. You can also keep up with all of my new bath and beauty recipe additions by following Soap Deli News via Blog Lovin’, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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DIY Natural Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

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Handmade Natural DIY Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

This carrot complexion soap recipe was designed with clear skin in mind and is unscented so it’s suitable for even sensitive skin. Crafted using a combination of gentle clays, carrot powder, tomato powder and activated charcoal, this tri-color carrot complexion soap recipe is perfect your face! It’s formulated to help keep your complexion both clean and acne free. Plus it’s suitable for all skin types.

Natural Beauty DIY - Handmade Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap for Clean, Clear Skin

Unscented Carrot Complexion Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

10.8 oz. grapeseed oil
7.2 oz. palm kernel flakes
9 oz. refined (76° degree melt point) coconut oil
1.8 oz. shea butter
7.2 oz. macadamia nut oil

5.2 oz. lye/sodium hydroxide
11.5 oz. distilled water

At trace:

Entire batch and bottom layer:

1/4 teaspoon yellow oxide pigment powder
1 oz. carrot powder
.5 oz. white kaolin (cosmetic) clay

Middle layer:

.5 oz. tomato powder
1/4 teaspoon red iron oxide

Top layer:

.25 oz. bentonite clay
.25 oz. activated charcoal powder

Instructions:

Follow my basic cold process soapmaking instructions to make this complexion soap recipe. As with most of my other cold process soap recipes, this homemade soap recipe will fit into one of my DIY wooden loaf soap molds and yield 10 – 12 bars depending on how they are cut.

Begin by weighing out the lye using a digital kitchen scale then slowly pouring into the pre-measured distilled water. Stir until the lye dissolves completely and set aside to cool.

In a large, stainless steel pot, weigh out the grape seed oil, palm kernel flakes, coconut oil, shea butter and macadamia nut oil then heat on the stove top at medium heat until all of the ingredients have melted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

While the lye/water and soapmaking oils cool, line your mold and prepare your other ingredients by weighing them all – except for the pigments which you will measure out – into separate containers. I like to group mine so I don’t get confused as to what goes where.

Once your ingredients have cooled, add the carrot powder, kaolin clay and yellow iron oxide powder to the soapmaking oils. Mix well using a stick or immersion hand blender, then slowly pour in the lye/water and mix until trace. Pour one third of the soap into your prepared mold.

Now mix the tomato powder and red iron oxide powder with the remaining soap in the pot until thoroughly incorporated and pour half of the remaining soap in the pot on top of your first layer of soap in the mold.

Finally, mix the bentonite clay and activated charcoal into the remaining soap and combine completely. Then pour all of the remaining soap on top of the first two existing layers already in the soap mold. Level the top if desired, then cover and insulate for 24 hours.

Natural Homemade Tri-Color Carrot Complexion Soap Bar with Carrot and Tomato Powders, Clays, and Activated Charcoal

You are ready to unmold your soap the next day. Simply remove from the mold and cut into bars. Then allow the soap to cure for 3 – 6 weeks before use.

If you like this natural facial soap recipe, also be sure to check out these other skin care and soap recipe designed just for delicate facial skin: Activated Charcoal (Liquid) Facial Cleanser Recipe, Lavender Activated Charcoal Facial Soap Bar Recipe, Natural Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe, Silk & Rose Clay Facial Soap Recipe, Natural Anti-Wrinkle Facial Serum Recipe, Natural Lemongrass Exfoliating Foaming Facial Cleanser Recipe, Yogurt & Chamomile Soap Recipe, Natural Tomato & Basil Soap Recipe and my Natural Sea Mud Soap Recipe.

Looking for a beginner’s soap recipe? Try my easy and inexpensive beginner soap recipe here or my bee pollen Castile soap recipe.

For even more handmade soap recipes as well as other homemade bath and beauty DIY’s, follow my DIY Bath & Body board on Pinterest! You can also follow my blog on Blog Lovin’.


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Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe

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Natural Beauty DIY - Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe

Say goodbye to blemishes with this natural beauty recipe for creating your own homemade activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe! The organic liquid castile soap base gently cleans delicate facial skin while cocoa butter, shea butter and rose hip seed oil nourish and moisturize. Birch tar essential oil and activated charcoal help to balance skin and clear up acne so you’re always blemish free. Plus it’s perfect for all skin types!

Natural DIY Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser for All Skin Types

Natural Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.5 oz. cocoa butter
.25 oz. shea butter
3.5 oz. organic liquid castile soap
1 teaspoon liquid soy lecithin
2 ml rosehip seed oil
15 drops birch tar essential oil
15 drops rose absolute blend
5 drops non-GMO vitamin E
5 drops rosemary extract
1 teaspoon activated charcoal powder

Ingredients:

To create this activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe you’ll begin by using a digital kitchen scale to weigh out the cocoa and shea butters. Melt in either a double boiler or at reduced power in a glass Pyrex Prepware Measuring Cup. Then using a measuring spoon, measure out the soy lecithin and stir into the melted butters until it is thoroughly combined.

Next, weigh out the organic castile soap (Mountain Rose Herbs carries a good one or you can use Dr. Bronner’s Unscented Baby Mild Castile Liquid Soap) and gently stir into the butters and soy lecithin. Now measure out the rosehip seed oil using a Plastic Transfer Pipettes or a glass dropper and stir in. Follow with the essential oils, vitamin E and rosemary extract using a clean dropper for each ingredient.

Natural Organic Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe for Acne Prone Skin - Suitable for All Skin Types

Finally measure out the activated charcoal powder and whisk into the cleanser. Then using a funnel, pour the facial cleanser into one 4 oz. amber glass bottle with a lotion pump – or use small 1 oz. or 2 oz. amber bottles with screw tops or glass droppers for travel friendly facial cleansers – and allow to cool completely. It will thicken some as it cools.

Organic Beauty DIY - Natural Activated Charcoal Facial Cleanser Recipe for All Skin Types

To use simply apply to face and massage onto skin, rinse and pat dry. If you prefer a scrub, simple mix with a small amount of sugar in your hand before use. Use daily for best results and to help keep skin clear of acne.

Like this activated charcoal facial cleanser recipe? Then also be sure to try out my natural lavender scented activated charcoal facial soap recipe! It’s a palm free soap bar that, in addition to activated charcoal, also contains natural antibacterial tea tree essential oil, natural Spirulina Powder (or blue/green algae) which is rich in vitamins and minerals that help to nourish skin and Natural Red Moroccan Clay to help draw out impurities and toxins. There’s also rosehips powder for its natural anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties, chamomile powder to help soothe skin, coconut oil to cleanse and a combination of shea butter and jojoba, grapeseed, olive squalane and evening primrose oils for their skin conditioning properties. You’ll find the recipe here. Also follow me on Pinterest for more great DIY bath & beauty recipes every week!


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