Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while. I threw my back out and wasn’t able to take any photos. Well, really I wasn’t able to do anything but stand or lay down but, I’m back now! And I missed you guys!
Now that I’m back, I wanted to talk about skincare a bit. I like to keep my routine simple, which means I want my products to be on point! Meaning I want them to be very effective, have a good texture, smell great, and hydrate my skin without making it greasy. So, when I find something that checks all those boxes, I definitely make room for it. About a month or so ago I started using this Brightening Balm by a fabulous company called Outer Wisdom. Created by Elisa Mattice and based here out of Portland, OR she hand makes each product! In her own words, she created this balm “to brighten up winter dullness, and lighten dark spots.” This brightening balm is loaded with herbs and essential oils that help promote collagen growth for fewer lines and helps clear acne. Even some aestheticians recommend it for clearing cystic acne! It’s also packed with vitamins A, B, C and D from the herbs and essential oils.
I struggle with hyperpigmentation and a combination of very, very dry flakey skin with areas that are very oily. So I’m always interested in things that brighten my skin but not all work well with my combination skin. This balm has been so magical! I was at 1st a little intimidated by the texture because when you get some out, it looks like it’s going to be so thick and drown your skin. Not even close! It is so hydrating, without being greasy. So your face doesn’t feel like it’s being smothered, it honestly didn’t feel like I was wearing anything. After about a month of use, my hyperpigmentation has diminished and my complexion just looks a lot well, brighter. 🙂 It also smells so good! Like you’re just walking through an herb garden. She’s working on a website, so if this is something you’re interested in you can just DM her on Instagram, or she has a link in her bio on Instagram so you can email her too. Your face will thank you!