All my life, I've struggled with my skin. I've dealt with acne-prone, oily skin for as long as I can remember. That being, I'm no stranger to skin care products. I've tried quite a few in my day and I'm still trying anything I can get my hands on.
I've been down the ProActive road, worn all types of funky looking masks, and have probably made my skin worse with many other harsh products. In present day, I make a point to opt for the most natural concoctions I can find. Along with having problem skin, I get to enjoy the wonders of sensitive skin as well so I've made it a mission to find the most gentle yet effective remedies to help me keep my blemishes at bay.
Being the manager of a small boutique has exposed me to all sorts of new, home made skin care lines. Not too long ago we introduced a local line to the shop. Simply Wicked is a small, woman-owned body care company based out of Riverside, California selling a variety of items from face masks, to bath bombs, to perfume.
What first caught my attention about her products were how simple the ingredient lists were. I'm sure none of you are strangers to the "if you can't pronounce it don't consume it" rule of thumb. All the ingredients were natural and/or plant based. This definitely gave me the reassurance I needed when it comes to trying something new; especially something I'm putting on my face.
When it came to figuring out what to test first, I went for the variations that you hear about all over. The "charcoal mask" and "rose toner" are some of the most popular skin care trends right now so I figured why not try what I know most of you can relate to and might be tempted to test. I'm also a sucker for any with rose in it, so I've being using her Rose Roll-On Perfume as well.
As you scroll through this post, you'll see what each of these products looks like and what I though about them after using each.
The Charcoal Face Masks comes in powder form making it very easy to make as much or as little as you need. The ingredients are as simple as they come; activated charcoal and bentonite clay. Just add water!
I loved the simplicity of this product, however I now kow better than to use it on my entire face as shown above. As I mentioned previously, I have fairly sensitive skin. Using the mask everywhere wasn't the greatest idea because once I removed it, my skin was red around my forehead and cheeks. I will however keep using it in problem areas.