Acure Organics skincare products have been getting these wonderful reviews online so I decided to try some of them. While I tend to be a minimalist about my overall skincare, I am especially strict about the products I use for on my face. Saving money is one of the advantages of making my own facial care products. However, it does become a bit time-consuming. Yes, there are those days when you just want to reach for a safe cleanser or mask that you don’t have to make yourself. Along came Acure Organics and I believe my face is happy about it.
How I Cleanse My Face
I have been using Dr. Bronner’s Baby Castile Liquid Soap as a facial cleanser for a little over a year now. The squeaky clean feeling was good and bad. My skin tends to be normal to dry. Dr. Bronner’s soap made my face feel really dry. Castile soap is alkaline with a pH above 7, which is to high for skin’s 5 or so pH. This was the challenge with my beloved Dr. Bronner’s do-it-all soap. Eventually, I also began adding aloe vera gel and calendula oil to the castile soap. Why? Aloe to balance my skin’s pH levels and calendula oil for soothing benefits. This recipe worked really well but I began to feel tired of watching expiration dates and mixing measured amounts to make this facial cleanser. Truthfully speaking, my DIY cleanser works well. This is a case of wanting to try something new when I feel lazy.
Acure Organics Facial Cleansing Gel
My visit to Target one day sent me to the beauty section. As planned, I purchased the Acure Cleansing Gel. The Acure Brightening Facial Scrub was sold out. I found a smaller sample size and purchased it.
This cleanser created a little bit of foaming. The refreshing citrus scent was pleasing but so were the ingredients. My skin loves aloe vera and aloe vera juice is one of the first ingredients. Acai berry, blueberry, rosehip and pomegranate extracts provide all the vitamin c that the face needs to stay rejuvenated. The citrus and other superfruit remove excess oil and impurities. Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) is an extract that also helps with detoxification. Calendula and chamomile extracts help to smooth and soften the skin.This is a well balanced cleanser best used on combination to oily skin.
Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub
In a previous post about salt and sugar scrubs, I mentioned being cautious about scrubs if your skin is sensitive. I had apprehensions about buying a scrub but Acure offered a list of ingredients that appear to be safe enough for my skin.
Acure Brightening facial Scrub also contains chlorella growth factor and the same ingredients in the cleansing gel. This reassured me that my skin wasn’t going to be shocked by unknown ingredients. Green clay is added and helps detoxify the skin. Walnut shell is one of the ingredients in the scrub added as an exfoliant, but be careful because it can be abrasive. I will say that the scrub wasn’t overtly abrasive. I use small amounts and gently scrub my face for no more than a minute. It stays on my face another five minutes then I I rinse it off. My focus is on the t-zone, avoiding the sensitive areas around my eyes. It’s never a good idea to use a scrub in this area because it is best to keep it clean and moisturized.
Both the cleanser and the scrub have given my skin no problems since I’ve started to use them. The cleanser can be used daily and that’s what I do. Daily scrubbing is a no-no in my humble opinion, even if you do wear lots of makeup. I don’t recommend using the scrub more than the suggested, three times a week. I sometimes use it only twice a week, as needed. Acure Skin Brightening Scrub is a nice scrub that matches well with Acure facial cleansing gel. Oily skin is no longer an issue for me. Once again, know your skin’s needs and respect its likes and dislikes.
Acure has won me over with these two products which i will continue to purchase for my skin care regimen. Have you tried any of these products? Let me know your experience below.