8am: yoga on the beach. 10am: dressing in my ethically-produced cotton jumpsuit. 1pm: organic quinoa. 5pm: carcinogenics and allergens. Ummm, wait . . . what?
Essentially in life, I want to create/possess outrageously cool, morally-made stuff, free from modern-day guilt and nasties, and to be a good little, ethical human being **pats self on head** You know, the Amish meets Givenchy. I know you feel me . . .
However, up until recently, this hipster philosophy was completely non-existent in my approach to skincare. I just never really gave my 'routine' (I use the term, loosely) or the origins of the products too much thought - and I was I was simply resigned to the fact that I would always have volatile, sensitive skin.
And then something happened . . . something akin to a skin epiphany (yet less biblical). A friend introduced me to a skincare app called Think Dirty*, and my mind was 100%, pragmatically blown!
What the app informed me was that every single item I had ever put on my face was filled with outrageously high levels of carcinogenic materials and allergens. Yes . . . every single item. GAH!! And adding insult to injury, the simple bubble bath I was using for my kids (a household name, may I add), was phenomenally bad and slapped with the worst rating the app could muster! Ahhhh. Mother guilt, factor 10.
So my skin epiphany - let's called it a skin-piphany - meant I was determined to find natural and organic skincare products, pronto Tonto. Products that were simple, effective, ethically-made, and free of the cancer-producing nasties that had been sending my face beetroot-red for years.
Enter stage left, European skincare company, Phenomé . . .