I’m ashamed to say I have never written about Aveda Skincare on my blog before. You must forgive me guys; it was a little bit due to never having tried any of the products before but MOSTLY because, up until last year, I was a natural product skeptic. I just didn’t believe that plants and nature alone could give you that WOW moment you get when using a great skincare product. I always felt like I was smearing vegetables over my skin, it was all too kitchen sink. Lush Cosmetics is basically my worst nightmare. I had this little skincare set for a few months before I gave it a go. This happens a lot when I’m testing skincare because I always need to give it a proper chance before reviewing it. Don’t get me started on the drawers of amazing products in my life, hidden away waiting to be tested. I get major FOMO anxiety from this, but that’s another story.
In October we had the first cold snap and so I took the opportunity to ramp up my skincare and introduce a little oil oil. The Tulsara Radiant Oleation Oil is a blend of 6 plant oils (organic sesame oil, jojoba seed oil, almond oil, rosehip, apricot kernel and sunflower). It is to be applied in a massaging technique to stimulate microcirculation in the skin.
This oil is brilliant; it’s not a dry oil but it is genuinely one of the lightest oils I’ve ever used. It’s not greasy but rather smooth and suede-y on the skin and sinks in almost immediately. In less than 2 mins there’s not a touch of oil left on the face but it leaves behind the most beautiful, radiant glow. I love using it under a full face of makeup as I think it helps my foundation stay longer and not dry out. It smells incredible – so uplifting and sweet. The effect on my face is also amazing. I’ve been applying this after my Jurlique Activating Water Essence, so I can sup up the most benefits I can. I am glowing! Which is not often the case when we get into autumn.
Aveda recommends following with 1 of 3 concentrates from the Tulsara range (there is FIRM, BRIGHT & CALM). I have FIRM Concentrate; a potent, bio fermented peptide to help firm, lift and reduce lines. My eye area loves this and drinks it right up. I apply to the whole face and neck in upward sweeping motions. When I first started I did think a 2-product step to replace my serum was a tad excess but these two products go so well together. There’s also something in it called Safflower oleosomes, which are said to help restore the natural lipid barrier of the skin. My skin hasn’t been dry from the effects of indoor heating yet.
The Dry Brushing Ritual
A step which I haven’t yet mentioned is the dry brushing ritual which you can do before applying the products. The Radiant Awakening dry brush ritual involves smoothing the brush over the contours of the face to promote lymphatic drainage, exfoliation and skin renewal. The brush is oval shaped with soft peaks all over and is very soft. I don’t do this everyday because I honestly don’t have time to brush my face on a daily basis, but when I find myself applying my skincare at a more leisurely pace (Sundays mainly) I do this all over clean skin. The skins texture has a notably smoother feeling, which surprised me because the brush feels almost too soft to make a difference.
My skin is SO happy right now; free of stresses and just looks so darn healthy despite my recent shift in career and life. I am working all the hours with a totally erratic schedule. That bloody balance word is haunting me constantly but at least my skincare regime has aligned itself with the elements!
Aveda Tulsara range is a little on the pricey side. I would estimate that if you used both products morning and night, daily, then it would last you about 3 months. Cost per wear: £0.91p a day. LOL guess I’m not entirely over a good stat after all.
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