With the winter weather doing a number on our hands (and faces, and hair, and probably our legs, too), it’s no wonder people are searching for nourishing beauty products. With its emphasis on organic ingredients and recipes for everything from face wash to foot cream, Fifi M. Maacaron’s new book Natural Beauty Alchemy is the perfect place to look.
Maacaron’s natural recipes have already been featured on blogs like Afrobella, MindBodyGreen, Get Green Be Well, Working Girl Wellness, and Tree Hugger, so be sure to check them out for exclusive sneak peeks! Writers and DIYers alike have praised Maacaron’s innovative recipes, helpful suggestions, and qualifications– as a trained pharmacist, she’s uniquely qualified to understand what your skin needs.
For an easy winter pick-me-up, try the 3-in-1 Lazy Blend, a multitasking powerhouse that cleanses, tones, and moisturizes with jojoba oil and natural anti-aging ingredients.
3-in-1 Lazy Blend – Makeup Remover, Toner & Night Oil
What could be better than a makeup remover that is also a toner and an anti-aging night oil all in one bottle? This formula softens the skin and nourishes it. While the composition of jojoba oil is very close to that of the skin’s own lipids and it doesn’t clog pores, wheat germ oil is rich in vitamins and minerals that prevent aging. Chamomile tea and rose water are extremely skin friendly and help, alongside glycerin, balance moisture levels. Keep this oil-water mix handy, especially when you have little time and energy left at the end of the day.
2 ounces (60 ml) rose water
1 tablespoon almond oil
1 tablespoon jojoba oil
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 ounce (30 ml) chamomile tea (at room temperature)
1 teaspoon glycerin
5 drops vitamin E oil
Note: You can substitute witch hazel for rose water in case of oily skin.
1. Mix the above ingredients, adding one at a time. Shake well, and then transfer to a spray bottle.
2. Shake vigorously to disperse oil droplets before spraying onto a cotton disc or ball. Wipe the face and neck, repeating if necessary to remove makeup completely.
3. You do not need to rinse or follow with a toner or night oil, because this formula does it all.
4. Store the bottle in a cool place away from sunlight and heat.