Skincare Chronicles: OZ Naturals Skin Care Routine
Hey beauty gurus! So I am excited for this new series in my Beauty section called Skincare Chronicles. So what makes this series different from my other beauty posts? Well I will continue to review new beauty products as things comes along, but with the Skincare Chronicles, I will be focusing on products that I use everyday or products that has been working for me that I love! We have skin issues that we would love to address so why not share what works for me in case you have been searching for a solution to a skin issue. Some of the products I will feature in Skincare Chronicles I discovered on my own and others were collaborations that grew to be a staple in my skincare routine. This was the case for OZ Naturals! I discovered OZ Naturals Skin Care last year and have bought their products a few times since our initial collaboration! Their products have helped with some of my skin issues and in this post, I will be discussing what those issues are and more about why I love their product and have continued to use them and buy them!
OZ NATURALS SKIN CARE – COLD PROCESSED
One thing that you should know about me when I review beauty products is that I always exclusively use that product for at least 2 weeks to see what kind of difference if any that it does to my face. I know in the influencer world, there are influencers that just post without trying it or without trying it long enough to see if it makes a difference. That has never been my philosophy. Yes, there are some products that I have tried that I noticed a difference after first use, but I still use it for two weeks so I can give an honest review! So the one thing I love about OZ Naturals skin care is that their products are made by cold process. So you may not know what that means, but it is basically processing it without using heat or chemical emulsion. You may have seem cold pressed juices or detox drinks that says it is cold pressed. Well it is the same thing. Many companies use heat and chemical emulsion to formulate their products or juices with temperatures reaching over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. High temperatures actually destroy the product’s active ingredients which then reduce their effectiveness. So anything that goes through cold processing is more pure so to speak. The process begins and stays at room temperature without adding heat or chemicals which allows the active ingredients to remain fresh and high in potency.
Another great thing about OZ Naturals skin care products are Cruelty Free and only formulated without any of the following:
- Synthetic fragrances
- Synthetic Colors
- Propylene glycol
YOUTHFUL AND SMOOTH SKIN
One of the types of products that I have got. ran out and bought again has been their retinols. Retional is form of Vitamin A which the # and They work really good and my skin stays smooth. I have tried different retinols product used for anti-aging and to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. OZ Naturals carries the best retinols and their prices are sooo low too! All of their products are $20. The Pro-Retaxinol Retinol serum does really good in exfoliating my skin and keeping it smooth. I use it not only on my face but also on my also on parts of my body where I have hyperpigmentation. It in in pump form and little goes a long way. It really does do what it says it will do – smooth out skin texture, reduce wrinkles, dark spots and skin tone. There is new retinol cream that they sent me that I have been religiously using for the last 3 weeks and that is the Super Youth Retinol Moisturizer! I used it on my face and some other problem areas twice a day and does it good job with exfoliating. I did peel some in areas that I had a lot of dead skin and needed to peel leaving it smooth and reducing dark spots as well. My pores stay small as well. The Super Youth Moisturizer is not greasy or sticky at all. I highly recommend trying out both retinols.
HYPERPIGMENTATION & DARK SPOTS
So my #1 skin issue is hyperpigmentation ever since I can remember. For many people of color or darker skin, any little flare up, bump, irritation or scratch leads to a dark mark and takes FOREVER to go away and to get lighter. I have tried so many different products which some work but takes a very long time to see significant results. I have two brands that have proven to get significant results faster. One of which is the OZ Naturals Skin Care line and the other I will talk about in my next Skincare Chronicles posts. Both work great by themselves, but with both together, it sped up the results even fast. How does 2 weeks sound!?! So in February, out of the blue I got eczema really bad. Dark itchy, scaly skin all over my neck, clavicle, down to my breasts. My neck felt and looked like a snake. It was so depressing. I cried especially since I had my Marfa trip and Spring was just around the corner. I love off the shoulder and sleeveless tops and knowing I could not wear that for awhile was so stressful. I have a personal microdermabrasion machine that I exfoliated the thick dead skin, but the next morning it just came right back to the rough texture . I did not know what to do.
I remembered how I loved the OZ Naturals skin care products and I had ran out. So I ordered the Vitamin C serum and retinol serum again to see if it would help. I also remembered another product that I got which was the Ancient Orient Bamboo Dermafoliant. It is a powder form of getting an exfoliation. You just add a little bit of water to make a paste and rub it in gently and let it sit. I let it sit for 2 mins. The results? It took A LOT of that dead skin off the first use and the next morning it did not come back! It was significantly lighter and I used the vitamin c serum and retinol and the areas became lighter over the next few days. Miracle product! Vitamin C does wonders to the skin especially for brightening. I use this potent pure Vitamin C serum with my derma-roller too. So I was excited to try out another product from OZ Naturals called the Vitamin C Cleanser! I loved the way my face feels when I use it and I have a nice glow. A little goes long way with the cleanser. It is very light and has a nice lather too. So when it comes to dark spots, OZ Naturals is the only product I really use. Though I am now out of the cleanser, vitamin c serum and dermafoliant, I guess it is time to replenish! Another product from OZ Naturals that I use is the Hyaluronic acid. I used to be confused on what that was because of the word acid. It is actually not harsh or skin stripping but adds moisture to bind to your skin. This keeps your skin soft.
So I hope you enjoyed my first post in my new series Skincare Chronicles! I can’t wait to share my next post with you all too! If you are unsure what OZ Naturals Skin Care products are best for your face, take the skin test here! Thanks for reading beauties!
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