Friday, August 3, 2007

The Frugal Facial


Personally, I have a hard time spending money on things like facials. I like the end results, but not enough to spend $75 plus tip. If I have to get a babysitter, there are plenty of other things I would rather be doing than listening to some woman tell me how my skin is aging - thank you very much. Nope, I'll pass on their $150 "solution" cream; instead, I use these products which can be found at natural food stores, online, or at Alba Botanica.com:

I started with the Papaya Enzyme Facial Mask ($11.95) and really like it. When you first start using it, it tingles/stings a bit. Personally, I like that because I think it's actually doing something. You can use this by itself and don't need the other products, but I liked it so much I bought some other things...

I use the Pineapple Enzyme Facial Cleanser ($11.95) in the morning and at night. Just be careful not to get this stuff in your eyes - it stings like a mad dog.

The Jasmine & Vitamin E Moisture Cream ($16.95) smells really good and works well. It's not at all greasy.

I just started using the Green Tea Eye Gel ($16.95) and like it too - a dab will do you with this.

The only thing I have tried and wasn't so crazy about is the Coconut Milk Facial Wash - it sort of coats your face. I suppose it would be good if you have really dry skin.

Don't get me wrong, these things don't work miracles (if you know of something that does, I'm always looking for a miracle or two), but they are nice and don't cost an arm and a leg. So, to the charming Ms. Anti-Aging facial woman that I have to pay all that money to - HA! See you in a month...I don't think so.

6 comments:

Splaneyo said...

Sorry Emily
- I deleted your comment when I deleted the whole post in my fit of rage...
Here is what she said:
Thanks for the tips...I might have to give a few of these products a try!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

I'd love to find some good products too, so thanks for the recommendations. I need to get on a good routine. Mine is just bits & pieces of different things. I don't pay for facials either!

Rhoda

Trudi M said...

Wow thanks for the info. I'll have to check them out. I use a line by Avon right now, but may try these. I'm always open for a change.
Your new header looks great.

Kari said...

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Sue said...

Heather,
I just can't bring myself to pay the high prices for facials either. The mask you mention here sounds interesting so it may go on my must try list. Thanks for sharing.
Sue

restyled home said...

Oh Heather,
I'm such a failure. I have never given nyself a facial. I wash my face, slap on some Oil of Olay and go. Is my face going to fall?? I already see the signs...crinkly eyes when I smile and at this time of year I have freckles that pop out above my top lip and look like a mustache!! I'm an absolute mess!!

You are a creative blogger!! (but I'm a "Rockin girl blogger") Way cooler...!!! LOL

Linda