My poor skin has been through a number the past year while I have been trying various creams and oils in search of a cheap and easy skin care regimen that works. I’ve tried coconut oil which made me break out. I’ve tried Argan oil which did not leave my skin moisturized. I even tried an “organic” brand which ended up not being organic. Read about that here. I ended up returning to an expensive brand which performed well in the past, but I was unhappy about chemicals like dimethicone and other undesirables. Not to mention the costly price!
A few months ago, I decided to search for another organic skin care line on my favorite website, Vitacost.com. I found Acure Organics. Check out the ingredient lists:
Acure Organics Day Cream, $16.19*
Ingredients: Organic curoxidant blend (organic euterpe oleracea [acai] berry, organic rubus fruticosus [blackberry], organic rosa canina [rosehips], organic punica granatum [pomegranate], organic calendula officinalis [calendula], organic matricaria recutita [chamomile], Fair Trade Certified™ organic aspalanthus linearis [rooibos], organic aloe barbadensis [aloe vera] leaf juice, cetearyl alcohol, Fair Trade Certified™ organic theobroma cacao [cocoa] seed butter, organic carthamus tinctorius [safflower] seed oil, glyceryl stearate SE [vegetable derived], vegetable glycerin, organic helianthus annuus [sunflower] oil, infusion of organic calendula officinalis flower in Fair Trade Certified™ organic olea europaea [olive] oil, glucono delta lactone [fermented sugar], centella asiatica [gotu kola] stem cell ceulture, marrubium vulgare [white horehound] stem cell culture, echinacea stem cell culture, lactobacillus/fermented resveratrol extract, organic argan oil, CoQ10, olive leaf extract, organic chlorella pyrenoidosa [chlorella growth factor], citrus reticulata [red mandarin] oil, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate [vitamin E], organic oenothera biennis [evening primrose] oil, potassium sorbate, eugenia caryophyllus [clove] bud oil.
Acure Organics Night Cream, $16.99*
Ingredients: Organic Curoxidant Blend (organic euterpe oleracea (acai) berry, organic rubus fruticosus (blackberry), organic rosa canina (rosehips), organic sambucus nigra (elderberry), organic urtica dioica (nettle) leaf, organic vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry), organic lycium chinese (goji) berry, organic rubus idaeus (raspberry), organic punica granatum (pomegranate), organic vaccinium myrtillis (blueberry), organic calendula officinalis (calendula), organic matricaria recutita (chamomile), fair trade certified™ organic llex paraguariensis (yerba mate), prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel) oil, persea americana (avocado) oil, vegetable glycerine, prunus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, glyceryl stearate (vegetable derived), cetyl alcohol, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, glucose (sugar), glucose oxidase & lactoperoxidase (milk & sugar enzymes), organic chlorella pyrenoidosa (chlorella growth factor), organic oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, hypericum perforatum (st johswort) oil, lavandula officinalis (lavender) (essential) oil, citrus limonium (lemon) oil, xanthan gum.
Acure Organics Eye Cream Chlorella & Edelweiss Stem Cell, $14.39*
Ingredients: Organic acai, organic blackberry, organic rosehips, organic pomegranate, organic calendula officinalis, organic chamomile, Fair Trade Certified organic rooibos, organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice, fair trade certified organic theobroma cocoa (cocoa seed) butter, organic carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil, organic cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, glyceryl stearate SE (vegetable derived), vegetable glycerin, organic helianthus annus (sunflower) oil, infusion of organic calendula in fair trade certified olea europea (olive) oil, organic chlorella pyrenoidosa (chlorella growth factor) extract, leontopodium alpinum (edelweiss) stem cell, ubiquinone (CoQ10), organic argania spinosa (argan) oil, glucono delta lactone (fermented sugar), 100% natural vitamin E, organic oenithera biennis (evening primrose) oil, potassium sorbate (food grade preservative).
*Prices listed at the time of publishing.
Honestly, those ingredient lists along with those prices make me giddy. Looks pretty good, right?
How Acure Organics Performs
I have been using this line for over a month. It is safe to say that I LOVE IT, for many reasons.
- I did not break out. That is very important.
- My skin did not dry out. It stays soft and moisturized. I have combination dry and oily skin and somehow this product line manages it. When it was still cold out, sometimes I would use the night cream in the day on areas like my forehead where I tend to get wrinkles if my skin is dry. Now that it is warming up, the day cream is just fine.
- The eye cream seems to have helped with my fine lines in the crow’s-feet area. I can’t say that they have decreased, but the cream keeps the area moisturized enough to keep the lines from looking prominent.
- The price. The ingredients. C’mon, I really don’t think you can beat this. I had to share it with you all!
Ditch the soap – oil cleansing is better!
Another important part of my skin care regimen is that I do not use face wash. For the last six months, I have been oil cleansing. I know it sounds all wrong, but I must say that my skin has never been softer and clearer. (As long as I keep my diet clean, of course.)
Almost every natural living blogger has written about it, so I will save you the details because you probably already know. One natural beauty blog I really enjoy and recommend, Almost Exactly, wrote a great summary about oil cleansing you can read here if you want to know more.
I use a combination of 20% castor oil and 80% extra virgin olive oil. I have heard that olive oil is comedogenic, i.e. clogs pores, but I have not noticed any problems from using it.
I highly recommend you try out the oil cleansing method to maximize benefits from a natural skin care regimen. My skin feels soft, nourished and glows when I can keep my diet straight.
Let me know if you try out Acure Organics! FYI, this is not a sponsored post, I just really liked this find and wanted to share.
Do you currently use the oil cleansing method? What kinds of oils do you use and what has been your experience? Please share in the comments below!