Acne Super Mask

I have been on an organic skincare journey since last March. As a result I have been testing a few products out.

Here is my lastest (and it’s 100% Jamaican made – thanks Morgan’s Creek |I love this store|) :

So after cleansing with my Morgan’s Creek Acne Treatment Bar ( made with Turmeric, Neem and Coconut Oil); I use my fingertips to gently place the mask all over my face then I leave it on for about 15-20 minutes.

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I then wash it off with lukewarm water. My face always feels super soft and refreshed. I have not had any acne break-outs since using this mask!

Now I will say the only issue I have is that it TAKES FOREVER to wash off as it leaves a yellowish residue on your face. I usually have to cleanse again and then I wipe my face off with Witch Hazel ( which I use as my toner/ astringent)

I am going to try this mask a few more times until the jar is finished. Will it replace my Bentonite Clay Mask? I don’t think any time soon, but let’s stick with it and see. But it’s still a great mask if you’re looking to try something new. ‘

Have you tried this mask? Let me know what you think!

lots of love,

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What should you add to your grocery list this week?

Turmeric

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(yup, that’s fresh out of the ground Jamaican Turmeric)

 

You’ll see the more refined, powdered version in the supermarkets in a little bottle!

Random Facts about Turmeric:

  • It’s a plant
  • It’s the main spice in curry (yum), mustards, butters, and cheeses
  • It’s oil is used in perfumes (who would have thought!)
  • It’s used to make medicine
  • It’s a cousin of ginger
  • It has a bitter taste ( it’s like a kick, but a nice kick )

Important Fact:

Curcumin, a compound found only in turmeric, is the main compound for the healing

Benefits: 

(based on scientific research)

  • Cures Acne
  • Prevents skin damage
  • Improves skin conditions ( psoriasis, eczema,etc)
  • Exfoliating agent
  • Gives you glowing skin
  • Tightens skin
  • Lightens facial hair
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Improves digestion
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Treats diabetes
  • Wound healing
  • Blood purifier
  • Natural anti- inflammatory
  • Natural analgesic
  • Natural antiseptic
  • Natural antioxidant
  • Natural antibiotic
  • Prevents cancer growth cells (breast, prostate,leukemia, colon,skin,lymphoma)

 

BTW, don’t confuse turmeric with Javanese turmeric root (Curcuma zedoaria).

What are some ways you use turmeric? Please share in the comment box below 🙂

lots of love,

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Photo Credit: Thanks to @jhayoc getting the real Jamaican turmeric 

 

REVIEW: OSSION Ultra Aqua Hair Wax

Hey Loves! I hope you are all doing fabulous as always. Life got a bit busy BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t squeeze a review in!

As you know, I love me some laid edges so I am always seeing what works best for my hair.

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Okay so personally, and for my natural 4C hair this product is great! I have seen other reviews saying it works best being applied to wet hair. That is definitely not the case for me. My hair frizzes faster when I use on completely wet hair. So I spray my hair with a little water (as I do when styling daily), apply my natural oil, then moisturizer, then I apply my EcoStyler Gel right before I use the OSSION Ultra Aqua Hair Wax.

 

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Like every product, after a few days a gray-ish residue but if you really love that all day sleek neat up -do or just some really laid edges, get this now!

I saw on amazon this is going for about 15- 20 USD which is pretty bizarre for me because here in Jamaica I get it for 400JMD (approx. 3.50USD). Which is amazingly cheap.

 

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Product Advertises That:

OSSION Extremely Aqua Wax Laborious water soluble hair styling wax for Implausible shine and powerful regulate growing texture, definition and taming flyaway hair. Aqua wax Laborious is completely water soluble.

Pros:

  • Works all day
  • Water soluble
  • Easy to use
  • Not sticky
  • Doesn’t dry out hair or make it stiff
  • Provides shine
  • Smells good

Cons:

  • None

Would I buy it again?

  • Status: Currently using daily!

 

Have you tried this product? Leave your comment below and let me know how it worked for you!

lots of love,

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100% Tea Tree

So I actually discovered this line of products when I travelled the U.K. recently and I AM IN LOVE.

I have tried so many skincare regimes and this actually really works for me and the best thing is it is CHEAP! (In the U.K. I found these products in Superdrug and Poundland)

 

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  • The Pure Tea Tree Oil I usually apply 1-2 drops on a small piece of cotton wool and apply to my face at nights before I use my moisturizer.
  • The Daily Wipes I use as a make – up remover or just when I want a quick cleanse (the peppermint tingle is really great)
  • The Cleansing Facial Scrub I use daily and it is truly suitable for all skin types. I have sensitive skin so this was very important to me. My face didn’t strip or dry out after I use it.
  • The Deep Cleansing Nose Pore Strip ( with skin calming witch hazel) – does everything it advertises on the box: Instantly lifts out dirt, oil and grease Removes black heads, unclogs and tightens pores. You leave it on for about 15- 20 minutes and then peel it off.
  • The Mask, I have used both the Mud Mask and the one pictured (Purifying Peel Off Mask) and I have been very satisfied. Just like the nose strip, you leave it on for about 15- 20 minutes and then peel it off.

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Cons:

  • I have not seen this product available anywhere else but in the U.K., I have researched and researched and have had no luck!

Would I buy it again?

Definitely!

Have you tried these products? Leave your comment below and let me know how it worked for you!

lots of love,

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