I love the word apothecary. It evokes a sense of history, a time when potions and elixirs were made and sold in local Mom and Pop type stores. So many beauty companies we know and love today started with a chemist in the back of one of those. They no longer exist really and now we have so many beauty and skin care choices it is hard to know where to start.
Let’s start with the basics.
I believe hydration is the single most important factor in anti-aging.
Be aware of parabens and plastics that are in many of the products we like to use. Going green in what you are putting on your largest organ (skin) is so important.
Get in the know here: GREEN BEAUTY GUIDE
It doesn’t have to be super fancy or expensive to work. You just need to remain diligent in your application and be wary of too much sun, cigarettes and not drinking enough plain water.
Below are products that have been tried and tested on both my husband and myself long before I knew I would be discussing it in a blog. They are the best of MANY go rounds. They are easy to find and almost completely Beauty on a Budget.
Luella says…Finally Something to Get Addicted to
For the LADIES
MASKS & FACE CARE
OLE HENRIKSEN Aloe Vera Cleanser – Great non-dehydrating cleanser. Eco-Friendly, with aloe healing properties.
MANUKA HONEY Organic Natural Mask – A natural anti-aging remedy. Straight Manuka honey applied directly to your face. Tightening and moisturizing.OLE HENRIKSEN New Beginning Scrub – Gentle scrub with brightening and oxygenating effects.
For the GENTS & CHAPS
SABON NYC After Shave Cream – Wonderfully scented, replenishing and rejuvenating.
ART OF SHAVING Unscented Mini Kit – Perfect for the “old school” shaving enthusiast.
SKYN Icelandic Relief Eye Cream –Tightening, thick restorative eye cream.
- MAMA MIO Boob Tube – Amazing chest & neck daily lotion with lift and tightening properties. Truly works!!
MOISTUREL Body Cream –Best, cheap overall body cream around.
- MAMA MIO Shrink to Fit Cellulite Cream – Cellulite and firming cream. Amazing.
MOROCCAN OIL for Shine and Body – Yummy smelling and silky smooth finish for any hair type. LOVE it.
NECTAR OF THE GODS Detangler – BEST detangler around, period. Little goes a long way.
AVEDA Grooming Clay for Men -Non-Greasy sculpting clay that keeps its shape.
Moisturizer is your friend. Taking care of your skin is the best remedy for feeling good.
You’re only as old as you think you are.
- Just Say No to Parabens (yourdailythread.com)
- Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty 2010: “Natural Wonders” (alternativeconsumer.com)
- Beauty Guru: Skincare Regimen (jcreport.com)