The downside of having to appear flawless 24-7 is definitely the cumulative impact of makeup and product on your skin. For me, having very sensitive skin, I’ve found that I can’t review many products and have to decline even receiving too many new items, for fear of break outs. It’s hard on your skin to change the routine too often and you never know what your reaction will be to new products/ ingredients.
This is why I was SO excited to hear from Jamie, the owner and founder of Echo Natural Beauty, who specializes in custom, all-natural facials. She proposed we work on my skin in a two-part facial process that would include extractions and some food-grade masks and products that were sure to only benefit my sensitive skin.
I’ve had facials and treatments everywhere- from students in beauty school to 5-star Spa’s, but this was by far my favorite, most relaxing and trusted experience. Jamie is gentle, thoughtful and insightful when choosing the products and working on your skin. She had great insight as to what would work best for my skin and after our second facial, I decided to purchase a new skin care line by Arcona that has extended the effects on my refreshed pores through gentle, targeted ingredients.
My favorite part of the treatment was the massage- which is a brilliant aspect to any facial you receive here. Jamie is obviously wells trained and offers a full upper body massage that rivals many full body services I’ve received in Portland. The sugaring was nearly painless and very quick. My brows looked beautiful afterward and I am tempted to do a full face waxing next time to get rid of all my peach fuzz too.
You can read about all of the services and products I exerience below and check out more of the services on Echo Natural Beauty‘s site. All of these products listed below are also for sale in the retail department of their shop.
– One Love Organics Vitamin B Cleansing Oil
This non-stripping, clean-rinsing formula features papain, a fruit enzyme that helps to exfoliate and soften, and a natural Vitamin B complex to detoxify and tone.
– Arcona White Tea Cleanser
Antioxidant facial cleanser purifies as it tones, leaving skin poreless and refreshed.
A superfine, water-activated exfoliator combines sweat pea flour, pineapple enzymes and mineral rich kaolin clay to to remove impurities.
Stimulating exfoliant that digests dead skin cells and a superior exfoliation.
The treatment oil smoothens fine lines, reduces redness and refines the appearance of pores. A lightweght oil that does not clog your pores and has powerful anti-inflammatory propertes. The soothing gel visibly promotes clear skin. Effectively calms down inflammatory conditions including acne, eczema and rosacea.
Cleansing, purifying mask helps to detoxify and refine skin texture. Exfoliate,decongest and diminish pores with antibacterial tea tree extract. Purify and reduce breakouts with sulphur and grapefruit extract.