Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask

Generally, I do like to get every skincare concern taken care of during my regular AM/PM routines, but every once in a while, I like to treat my skin and do a mask (or two…). Recently, my favorite has been the Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask, which promises to decongest and hydrate the skin. I usually like to go the clay mask route in order to clear out my pores and get rid of blemishes, but they often leave my skin dry and tight.

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask

This organic mask is a thick, creamy formula that feels cooling and nourishing as soon as you apply it and leaves the skin soft and clear after removing it with a warm, damp washcloth. It really saves me the step of using a separate hydrating mask as it seems to do it all. The scent is a gorgeous floral vanilla, which is subtle and clean without being too sweet and I love that there is an abundance of high quality natural ingredients in this mask that make it so very lush and luxurious.

Paired with an exfoliating mask like the REN Radiance Renewal Mask, this is everything my skin needs to look extra polished and glowing.

Weleda Iris Day Cream

Natural skincare is all the rage right now and the cult-classic German brand Weleda is one that shouldn’t be overlooked if you’re thinking about getting on the organic skincare bandwagon.

Weleda Iris Day Cream

I picked up the Iris Day Cream a while ago and really have loved using it. It’s a simple cream with a slight herbal/floral scent that moisturizes the skin without leaving it tacky or greasy.

Even though this says Day Cream (and there is a corresponding Night Cream), I’ve used this morning and night and have found it to work nicely with any serum or oil I’ve put underneath. This doesn’t have any outlandish claims, which I love, since I do think that a good moisturizer really needs to do just that – moisturize the skin.

It is a great, basic cream that doesn’t interfere with the rest of my routine and at a reasonable price point, the Iris Day Cream is something that lives up to the natural skincare hype.