When it comes to being health-conscious, what we put on our skin is just as important as what we put in our body. After my thyroid cancer diagnosis in 2013, I began to ponder what all those ingredients that I could hardly pronounce and appeared in everything from sunscreen to the foundation I use on my face every day were really doing to my body.
I enjoy trying natural products, and was thrilled when Block Island Organics reached out to me and asked if I would review their Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30 with clear zinc. I admit, at first I was a bit hesitant because my skin is uber sensitive and doesn’t react well to new regimens. But upon hearing that it was a 2-in-1 product that offered both skin hydration and sun protection, and contained natural ingredients such as aloe, Shea butter, green tea, sunflower seed, and pomegranate, I was sold. If that’s not reason enough to try this moisturizer, how about the fact that it is free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, dyes, and artificial fragrances? Plus, it isn’t tested on animals!
Knowing that it was safe for my skin made it that much easier for me to give this product a try. I will admit, I only recently began applying a moisturizer to my face before bed. And sadly, I’ve relied for many years on the sunscreen that’s in my foundation as sufficient sun protection. But that’s all changed now, thanks to Block Island Organics.
I first applied the moisturizer to the inside of my wrist before putting it on my face just to be sure I wouldn’t have a reaction. When no reaction ensued by morning, I deemed it safe to liberally apply. The moisturizer was much richer and thicker than the one I had been using from Stila, which was a silkier consistency. I learned early on that a little goes a long way with the Natural Face Moisturizer. Apply too much — and it will feel like it’s laying on top of your skin.
During the winter months, my skin certainly appreciated the extra moisture that this product offered. And with the warmer months approaching, meaning more time outside and eventually at the beach; this will become my go-to product to nourish my skin. One of the benefits for me was that I can wear it under my makeup and have it serve as the perfect primer to give me that dewy finish. I felt great knowing that my skin was protected from the elements, yet didn’t feel smothered.
Block Island Organics has graciously offered my readers 20% off their site from Thursday, March 3rd through Wednesday, March 9th using the code: vanessa. Please note, this code cannot be combined with other offers.
I love that Block Island Organics is a women-owned family company based right here in the United States. Their skin care beliefs, and the ingredients they use in their products are simple, natural, and easy on even sensitive skin. Visit their site to check out their entire line of cleansers, moisturizers, and suncare products.
*Moisturizer courtesy of Block Island Organics