Monday, February 24, 2014

Loving Right Now in Skin Care (Skincare Blog Post)

1. Avocado oil as eye makeup remover.

I used to use olive oil as eye makeup remover, because it's all-natural, and fought tough eye makeup mercilessly. However, olive oil has liquid-y consistency, and ran into eyes and blurred vision. 

Avocado oil is much thicker, and won't mess up your vision. It wipes off eye makeup with the same strength, and is all-natural and rich with nutrients as well.

2. Bio Oil, for just about anything.

What makes Bio Oil special is that it contains PurCellin Oil™, which makes its overall consistency non-greasy, and makes ingredients easy to absorb. Bio Oil's ingredients include plants extracts and essential vitamins. It's used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, scars, uneven skin tone, aging and dehydrated skin.

I bought mine because of a burn accident with the space heater -- red patched all over the left calve. After one month's use, burn marks faded significantly. Hopefully, they continue to disappear.

I've also been using Bio Oil with a night cream, and have seen improvements with uneven skin tone.

3. Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser.

I like this Neutrogena Naturals cleanser because it's gentle on skin and tough on dirt. Plus, with a trusted skin care brand like Neutrogena, you can't go wrong.

4. EcoTools Domed Bronzer Brush.

No more tanning bed for The Girlie Blogger! Nowadays, for a bronzed glow, I use a subtle bronzer and apply it with a fat brush that has soft bristles, like this Domed Brush by EcoTools.

5. Natural Charcoal Pore Care Pack

Activated charcoal (carbon) has excellent absorbancy power, and therefore attracts skin's impurities. Though there's controversy about using pore strips in general -- word is that they caused broken capillaries and wrinkles -- I've never had such problems, and personally love these charcoal pore strips. They're easy to apply, and leave skin completely fresh.

Of course, nothing beats a spa facial, but at home, these charcoal pore strips make great substitutes.

There are many charcoal pore strips out there. Mine are from this cool Japanese store called Daiso, and they're awesome.

If you have other skincare recommendations, feel free to share them in a comment below.

Again, thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love avocado oil though it's still so hard to source out here. Great post with all amazing goodies :) Have a lovely week, girl :)

  2. I'm really getting into oils now. I wasn't aware of the benefits of Avocado or Bio Oil. Thanks!

  3. I have used the olive oil in the same way as you did and experienced exactly the same problems. So, I might as well try the avocado oil. I do still sometimes apply olive oil on my face just not to remove make up. The make up remover I'm using right now is one by Nivea, but I would prefer something completely natural.

  4. I use to use bio oil for stretch marks but I think I just wanted immediate result so gave up after few weeks. I'm going to try it again for a longer period and see.

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  5. Great post! I had no idea that Bio Oil was so versatile, I'll have to keep that in mind :) xx

  6. I've been using coconut oil to remove my makeup and argan oil as my moisturizer. Both are working so great with my skin.

  7. Great post! Lovely products! Thank you for stopping by!

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    Evi xoxo

  8. great recommendations!! I actually use josie maran's argan oil as my eye makeup remover, but I'm sure the avocado oil works just as well! and it seems like charcoal products are really in right now (seeing lots of ads for it in magazines and such). Would love to try it! Thanks for visiting my blog, I really like how detailed your blog is. I am your newest follower - keep in touch:)

  9. I got the bio oil for burn on my hand too. love it for overal skincare purposes now.

  10. This is so right up my alley in what I've been interested in lately! I need to experiment more with beauty products, so this list was a great help :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  11. Bioderma is fantastic for a night cream once in a while, it completely rejuvenates your skin and gives it life again!

    Sharlotte | UK Beauty Blog

  12. I would like to try these oils!!!!
    Happy wed!!!
    Kisses doll!!!

  13. OHH thanks for doing this. i'm so going to try #1 & #2.. i always hate using chemicals to take off my stubborn eye makeup but i always feel like nothing would be able to take it off.. and i've noticed a lot of pigmentation on my face lately from pimples bleh!! thanks for the reccs!! (and thank you for your sweet words on my blog i really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart!!)

  14. Great review sweetie!!!!
    Usful and interesting post
    The Indian Savage Diary

  15. Lovely products! I think are good!I've also Bio Oil and it is a great product!

  16. I've used every oil imaginable but I actually never bought avocado oil...I do use an avocado eye cream...
    Aesthetic Lounge

  17. I've used coconut oil before! I will have to give this a try! xo

  18. Great picks! Seems like really natural/gental skin care

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  19. ooo ive never heard of avocado oil as makeup removal. does it leave your face greasy though?

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  20. For now I only use pharmacy products that are not 'natural' (like vichy and biotherm and clinique), but I'm really intrigued by this!!! I'm going to try that avocado oil because now I always have to 'rub' before my mascara comes off and I'm sometimes afraid it will give me wrinkles haha (true story)!! Great post and so helpful! I wrote down all of the products and I will see if I can find some here :) Have a nice weekend dear! xx

  21. I've been looking for a new eye make up remover for ages & I'm definitely going to try avocado oil now! xx

  22. Oh I love Echo Tools and have an entire set. The fashion editor at my job gave it to me and I am so glad she did. Before this I used sponge applicators but brushes work so much better.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  23. I've never used oil as a makeup remover before. I'll have to keep the avocado oil in mind, if I ever need a makeup remover.

  24. Thanks for the tip girl! Never thought about it.

  25. I've seen Bio Oil but never used it and I love the Pore packs. I've used brands that don't work so I'd definitely try this and good for you not tanning anymore, gotta love bronzer. LOL


  26. Wow I never thought of using avocado oil! Thanks for these amazing recommendations! I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back!


    xo Jess

  27. The ecotools brush looks gorgeous!
    Thanks for share so many good products!

  28. Thanks for this post! I'd love to try 1 and 2!

    xo Jo

  29. Lovely post, I can't wait to try Avocado oil out.

  30. That's great about avocado oil! I had no clue what's the benefits of using it as an eye makeup remover instead. :)

    xo - Sheila

  31. I've bought the BIo Oil but have not used much of it yet. That's excellent about the Avacado Oil. :)

  32. I like that eco brush. I have the same :-)

  33. I love using natural oils for all different kinds of purposes! I've never tried avocado or bio oils but they're no my list now :) I love the Eco Tools brushes too :)



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