Monday, April 13, 2015

Going Natural with Influenster - #wipeforwater

A month or so ago, I went for an organic facial at a salon in town (after my Aveda facialist of a few years unexpectedly quit the business and completely destroyed my little heart. As I went in, I explained to the facialist that I suffer from adult acne, particularly around the jawline, and also expressed my frustration with the fact that cutting caffeine, alcohol, sugar, dairy for any extended period of time didn't seem to make a difference. I'm already meat-free and soy-free, was trying elimination diets, tried almost every mask on the market, but to no clear results. 

I was absolutely horrified (and wanting to kick myself) when she explained to me that I wasn't suffering from acne - I was suffering from extremely clogged pores, due to not properly cleansing. This was definitely news to me - I was always careful to wash my face before bed (even when drinking!), steamed my face before putting on masks, and thought all the scrubbing was doing the trick. Turns out, I wasn't properly removing all the makeup and was then just really laying product on top of makeup. She recommended different products and also suggested that with the amount of working out that I do, I find myself a really good cleansing wipe to use immediately following a workout. 

Luckily, Influenster must have seen my invisible bat signal for good cleansing wipes, because I was selected for a complimentary package of the Neutrogena Naturals cleansing wipes. 

The whole premise and hashtag of the #WipeforWater movement is pretty cool, especially in honor of Earth Month. Neutrogena parterned with The Nature Conservancy to save water - Influensters are encouraged to make a pledge to not wash their face, and only use the cleansing wipes for three days to save water. For every pledge, Neutrogena Naturals contributes $1 to The Nature Conservancy to support water conservation, up to $50,000. Especially with all of my work travels to California with their horrific drought, this is a cause so vital and one I've been happy to partake in. 

Not only that, but I started noticing a difference in my skin after 7 days of using the cleansing wipes. 

Hotel traveling essentials - these worked perfectly to refresh while I was on my three plane rides within a four day span! 

I took the "makeup free" to a whole new level. This is four days using the
NeutrogenaNaturals wipes - which came in handy while traveling to Texas for work! 
Semi makeup free (wearing mascara, eyebrows slightly filled, concealer around nose and under eyes).

All in all, I was super impressed with the mission of water conservation as well as the effectiveness of the product. While the product was received gratis, my reviews are honest and open. 

Do you search for natural products when buying skincare? What are your favorites? 


Kizzy Von Doll said...

Am glad the wipes have been helping you, you look marvellous. I think getting all the make-up is key and natural products are great. I use natural products as much as I can. I do get some break outs and I have to be careful as my skin can scar easily. I can be bad and sleep in make-up, so I have to have days of no make-up to fix it. I use stuff from Lush, a company called Botanicals here as well. And some other natural ones that I can't think of the name of at the moment, haha. But, you look marvellous and I'm glad it's working :) Have a sweet weekend xx

M @ The Sequin Notebook said...

Can I first just say how jealous I am of how gorgeous you look without any makeup!! I love these wipes, especially for travel or when I'm feeling lazy at night to remove my makeup. Great review!

Christina said...

I love wipes when traveling! I need to try these. I use Ponds wipes right now, but always wash my face afterward because I don't feel like they get all my makeup off. I don't use anything totally natural, but I love Trader Joe's face wash with my Clarisonic.

HiFashion said...

You make up free skin is so amazing! You really look so fresh.
I've been the worst with my skin recently. Too many nights out mean that my skin is really suffering.
I've been on the hunt for a new make up remover or wipes, so I'm definitely going to see if I can find these here.