Purr Mix-A-Lot: Semi-Homemade Skincare


Just call me Purr Mix-A-Lot! (I do like big butts…) Lately I’ve been enjoying mixing products together. It can boost the results, improve ease of use, and also speed up my routine (reducing multiple steps into 1).

I just put everything into one palm, stir roughly with my fingers, and then mush everything into my face.

Here’s how I’ve been mixing it up:

Cleanser + Exfoliator = Thorough Yet Gentle Cleanse


Esencia de Té Moisturizing Cleansing Mousse+Buffing Grains

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Moroccan Roll: Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Moroccan Beauty Oil Review

In the throes of the flaky, peeling, sensitizing period of tretinoin use, I added Andalou Naturals’ 1000 Roses Moroccan Beauty Oil ($19.95 for 1 fl. oz., available at Whole Foods) to my arsenal of flake-fighting hydrators.

01 Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Moroccan Beauty Oil Review

Targeted for dry, delicate, and sensitive skin, the oil is actually a compound of multiple oils–sunflower, jojoba, rosehip, pomegranate, cranberry, argan, and sea buckthorn–and actual rose oil appears at the bottom of the ingredients list. The marketing also touts alpine rose stem cells, but I don’t know how much weight that carries, scientifically speaking. (Full ingredients are below.)

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COCOA Chanel – Andalou Naturals Avo Cocoa Skin Food Mask

I don’t like chocolate. Not really. Unless it’s in intoxicating cosmetics form like this super delicious-smelling avocado-chocolate face mask from Andalou Naturals. What is is about food-like cosmetics that lures us so? Besides the fact that it won’t make you fat…unless you eat it. But it’s not for eating…just like my sake face mask isn’t for drinking. Side glance.


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