Natural skincare products are gradually working their way into my skincare routine. From serums to heavy-duty moisturizers, I’ve slowly been swapping out some of my old favorites for safer, healthier, and often times more effective natural products. One of my most recent natural skincare discoveries comes from Colorado Aromatics, founded by Dr. Cindy Jones, a biochemist and herb farmer. She formulated an all–natural, plant-based, and farm-based skincare line that uses herbs grown on her and her husband’s Colorado farm (Certified Naturally Grown).
“[Cindy] believes that the natural beauty of the herbs and their surroundings shines through in the product and, ultimately, the end user.”
Cindy uses herbs that are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories to help combat signs of aging and repair skin damage caused by wind, sun, and other environmental factors. Colorado Aromatics’ products are also formulated to protect the skin from dry, harsh climates. From natural deodorants to luxurious facial creams, she’s created a complete skin care line featuring face care, body care, bath/shower products, and natural (and deliciously scented) soaps.
Springtide Gold Anti-Aging Face Cream
Springtide Gold is a natural anti-aging face cream that’s rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. It helps moisturize, soften, protect, and restore skin that has been damaged from being outside. The result is smooth, healthy, and glowing skin. It’s also packed with peptides to boost collagen synthesis and reduce wrinkles.
- Raspberry Seed Oil – rich in phytosterols, Vitamin E, carotenes and ellagic acid; has some ability to block UV light
- Rice Bran Oil – rich in phytosterols, softens and restructures skin
- Green Tea Extract – antioxidant, antiaging, supports collagen
- Calendula Extract – anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, astringent, antiseptic, promotes wound healing
- Vitamin C ester – supports collagen and reduces wrinkles
- Alpha Lipoic Acid – involved in energy production, protecting proteins, neutralizing toxins and reducing wrinkles
- Allantoin – soothing, hydrating, smooths the skin and promotes cell turnover
- Lupine Protein – coats and protects the skin to prevent water loss
- Fennel Extract – improves skin moisture and skin
- Rosemary Extract – antioxidant, anti-aging, tones skin
- Tripeptide – boosts collagen production, reduces wrinkles
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Distillate, Emulsifying wax NF, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Behenyl Alcohol, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Glycerin, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherols, Citrus Aurantium (Petitgrain) Oil, Boswellia arteri (Frankincense) Oil.
Winter can be a real struggle for me when it comes to taking care of my skin and keeping it hydrated. I’ve tried several intensive moisturizers, but almost always find them to be either 1) not hydrating enough, or 2) too heavy and greasy, and causes my skin to get oily and break out. Then I tried Springtide Gold and I was blown away. It’s a rich, intensive moisturizer that’s incredibly effective and hydrating during even the driest months. And yet despite being a heavier moisturizer, it feels lightweight on the skin. Its buttery smooth formula glides on the skin and absorbs quickly and evenly. It softens, smooths, and hydrates my skin, leaving my skin looking healthy, plump, and refreshed. My favorite part is that it leaves a matte finish to the skin that essentially mimics a mattifying primer. There’s literally no shine leftover whatsoever, and leaves my skin looking great even without makeup.
Razz Tightening Serum
The Razz Tightening Serum is an oil free moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid to help moisturize and firm the skin, mineral rich herb extracts to rebuild skin and support collagen, and other ingredients that help nourish, lift and tighten the skin as well as decrease puffy eyes. The serum is great for under the eyes and along the jawline, and creates an immediate tightening feeling. It can also be used as a spot treatment, an all over face moisturizer, or in conjunction with Springtide Antiaging Face Cream.
- Cucumber Distillate – cucumber is soothing, healing and anti-inflammatory
- Hyaluronic Acid – involved in deep tissue repair, boosts elasticity, firmness and hydration
- Raspberry leaf Extract – rich in vitamin and minerals to feed the skin while tightening and toning
- Kelp Extract – rich in vitamins and minerals to feed the skin while tightening and toning
- Rice and Soy peptides – reduces dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, improves skin texture
- Gota Kola – promotes circulation, supports collagen, thickens the skin, repairs cell damage
- Herb Extracts (Yellow Dock, Horsetail, Alfalfa, Borage, Red Clover, Parsley) – rich in vitamins and minerals to feed the skin while tightening and toning, anti-irritant, astringent
Ingredients: Aqua (water), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Distillate, Rosa spp Distillate, Lactobacillus/Kelp Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Raspberry Leaf Extract (Rubus sp), Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Protein, Oxido Reductases, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein), Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate, Algae Extract (and) Pullulan, Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) Extract, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Leaf Extract, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf and Flower Extract, Rubus sp. (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Red Clover) Flower Extract, Carum Petroselinum (Parsley) Leaf Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Gluconolactone, Centella asiatica (Gota kola) leaf extract, sodium hyaluronate, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Rumex crispus (Yellow Dock) Root Extract, xanthan gum, hydroxyethylcellulose.
The Razz Tightening Serum is a welcome addition to my winter skincare routine. It adds that extra touch of hydration under my daily moisturizer, with added anti-aging benefits. The serum effortlessly spreads over the skin and absorbs in just a few seconds, leaving behind smooth, hydrated, and tightened skin. It also adds a sort of natural ‘glow’ to the skin, and makes the perfect base for your makeup. I’ll typically use it on my neck and under the eyes, but as we transition into the Spring and Summer, I anticipate using it on its own under my favorite tinted moisturizer or BB cream.
Colorado Aromatics’ Facial Hydrators are great for toning, hydration and a little refreshment during the day. These facial mists contain micro-droplets of essential oils plus organic plant acids to be pH balanced to your skin. They are also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents to help sooth the skin. They come in a variety of herbs like lavender, rose, cucumber, mint, lemon balm, clary sage, and tulsi. Use them anytime, anywhere – they work great on the body, face and even the hair (tames those frizzies!).
Ingredients: Contains pure water distillate from the herb and Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, a mild and safe preservative. No need to keep this refrigerated, you can take it with you.
I’m a big ‘facial mist’ addict (you may have seen my previous post of favorites). Well, this is a new one to add to my list. It’s the one I’m grabbing non-stop lately (I’m almost completely through the bottle and ready to pick up another!). It’s incredibly versatile – you can use it after cleansing, or use it over your makeup to refresh and moisten your face throughout the day. The scent alone is uplifting (I tried ‘Tulsi’), while the mist itself feels so refreshing on the skin. These spritzers make an addictive little ‘pick-me-up’ that will have you reaching for it all throughout the day.
Overall, if you’re a lover of natural skincare that focuses on plant and farm based ingredients and/or need some extra nourishment during the dry winter months, I’d recommend checking out Colorado Aromatics. They also have a cute travel pack, which works as a great introduction to their products if you want to experiment and see what works for you. I personally have my cart already stocked with their full set of toners and some of their amazingly moisturizing natural soaps (tried a sample of the Rose Geranium Shea and fell in love).
Cindy at Colorado Aromatics has offered up a skincare giveaway to one lucky reader. Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win the Springtide Gold Anti-Aging Face Cream, Razz Tightening Serum, and Facial Hydrator. Giveaway open 3/21 to 3/28. US residents only.