Over the past year I’ve made conscious effort to start replacing my skin care and beauty products with all natural alternatives. Turns out, it’s not that easy. There are a lot of all natural options out there, but not a lot that actually work. While I may never be able to go completely “au natural”, I finally have my all natural skin care routine covered.
During my last trip to Newport, my girlfriends and I stopped in Shore Soap Co. while shopping along Thames Street in Newport (we were drawn in by the scent of their soaps as we passed by!) Shore Soap Co. is a small business in Rhode Island that specializes in handmade bath and body products using natural ingredients and classic techniques. The founders, a husband and wife duo, started off in the soap making industry but recently developed into a full body and skin care line. All products sold by Shore Soap Co. are inspired by the sea and natural elements. Their mission is to “create high-end goods using premium ingredients while also keeping them affordable.” Mission accomplished!
While shopping the store, I stumbled upon their all natural skin care line and figured I’d give it a try. I should mention that prior to discovering these products, I was experiencing extreme redness and dryness on my face. After using Shore Soap Co’s skin care line for a month, my skin has COMPLETELY changed – the redness significantly diminished and the dryness reversed. My skin has never felt so smooth, hydrated and radiant. These products REALLY work. They’re also super affordable. Keep scrolling to learn more about my new skin care routine!
My Skin Care Routine
Here’s a roundup of the Shore Soap Co. products I use day and night, along with directions for use!
Shore Soap Co. offers two cleansing bars both packed full of European Spa Sea Salt. The Unscented Bar is a very gentle cleanser and a great option for all skin types. The Tea Tree & Charcoal Bar cleanses and mildly exfoliates to rid impurities and help with oily and blemish prone skin.
I wash my face with the Unscented Cleanse bar every day when I wake up and before bed. I run the bar under warm water and work the creamy lather into my face. I supplement with the Tea Tree & Charcoal bar once a week for mild exfoliation and detoxification. TIP: You can also use this product as a mask by leaving the lather on your face to dry for 15 minutes before rinsing.
Both bars will leave your skin feeling smooth and squeaky clean! It’s important to note that these soaps do NOT dry your skin like typical bar soaps. They’re full of natural oils and shea butter to help keep you clean AND moisturized.
Using a facial toner is such an important part of your daily skin care regimen. Shore Soap Co. offers a gentle toner with glycolic acid to help balance and rejuvenate your skin. They add Sea Kelp Extract too, which has anti-aging properties to help soften your skin and reverse cell damage.
After cleansing my face, I spray 3-4 pumps of toner on a cotton pad and apply to my face and neck. This facial toner feels so refreshing on your skin and is great for removing any traces of dirt and makeup before moisturizing.
NOURISH & MOISTURIZE
Facial oils are amazing for hydrating your skin. They absorb deeper than creams and lotions promoting youthful looking skin and promoting all day hydration. This oil also uses ingredients that have naturally occurring antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. If you suffer from acne, rosacea or other skin problems, this moisturizer is an excellent option. It’s a lightweight formula that does not cause any type of irritation and will work on all skin types.
I apply 1-2 drops of facial oil to my face and neck after cleansing and toning. I massage the oil into my skin and allow 5 minutes for it to fully absorb.
If your skin needs a little pick me up, Shore Soap Co.’s face mist will do the trick! It’s packed full of soothing ingredients to help refresh your face throughout the day. This face mist will help fight against redness, irritation, inflammation and acne.
I carry this face mist with me throughout the day and spritz as needed (it can be used over makeup). It’s a nice little refresher and hydration boost!
Shore Soap Co. all natural skin care products can be purchased at their flagship store in Newport, RI or online. Be sure you also try their soaps! They have so many amazing scents to choose from, you’ll have trouble deciding! If you’re stumped, go with the Pacific Bar – it’s one of their best sellers!