I’m gonna tell you what I do to keep my skin as healthy as possible. When you have hyper sensitive skin, it’s not at all easy. You can’t go around trying stuff all willy nilly. It involves quite a bit of (safe) experimentation, label reading, ingredient research and the occasional breakout to get to the good stuff. So yeah, I’m gonna make you work for it. I’ll also recommend a few brands that I trust, a caveat being that most of these will not be so called “natural” brands because often times, these are the ones that make me breakout since they usually use an exorbitant amount of citrus oils or it’s derivative citral as preservatives, something my skin can not at all tolerate.
After writing this post, the site went live and you can now purchase products directly from Jaymanuelbeauty.com
You guys remember the Jays from America’s Next Top Model? The Ms And Mr?
Well, Mr Jay, that utterly, breathtakingly beautiful specimen, has debuted his own cosmetics line, and it’s available exclusively on HSN.com. Unlike Tyra’s line (also on HSN), which in my opinion is a hot mess from names to shades, and is so substandard, Jay’s products are actually good. I’d ordered a few things, but most of them were on backorder so the first things that I got were the Filter Finish Foundation, and two of the blushes. I didn’t care for the blushes, not because they weren’t good quality, (they are, highly pigmented and wonderfully buildable, smooth finishes) but because the swatches on the HSN site are so bad that they appear significantly darker than they are in real life, plus the cases were so flipping bulky and unwieldy. So I sent them back.
Although the Jay Manuel Beauty site isn’t up for purchases yet, you can still get information on the various products. The description of the Filter Finish Foundation from the Jay Manuel site;
Imagine my surprise and delight when I walked into my favourite Walgreens and saw a ginormous display for La Roche Posay. It’s a French brand that I’d never used before but wanted to and was led to believe was super expensive, and while some of the prices that I saw were certainly extremely expensive for the drugstore, they weren’t out of reach. Walgreens seems to be trying to rebrand itself into an Ulta where you can can find expensive and inexpensive beauty and skin care products, what with the addition of this brand as well as Boots and Soap & Glory.