We wanted to title this post “Putting Newfoundland Berries on Yer Face Feels Amazing”, but we didn’t want to give the wrong impression. Natural beauty products are brilliant anyways-but when they’re made locally from local ingredients?! YES, PLEASE. Needless to say, we were pumped to try products from NL’s own Indigena Skincare.
A quick browse through the brand’s online site reveals lots of good stuff: Labrador Tea, Bakeapples, Blueberries, Seaweed Extract and wild grown Red Clover from Bay de Verde. If I’m not mistaken, one of the soap’s mentioned its “Northern Bay Sands exfoliating side”–I mean, how cool is that?
We’ve tried everything in the above box, minus the “Bayman Beard Oil”, haha. Don’t get us wrong, we dies when “da b’ys” got facial hair on the go. Not so much on our own faces.
We really like the Indigena products–so much that they’ve quickly become part of our regular skincare routine. Can we just say that after a round of Blueberry Bliss Sugar Scrub plus Moisture Melt your face will smell super clean and super delicious? Like a fresh orange, only better.
Let’s talk about this genius Sugar Scrub for a moment. First of all, know what can be really annoying? When a beauty product is named after a natural ingredient yet there’s zero evidence within. If a product is named after a berry, for instance, there should clearly be berries involved. Indigena obviously understands where we’re coming from. We opened the Blueberry Bliss Sugar Scrub for the first time and TA-DA! Blueberry Seeds! Thank-you, Indigena. This Scrub feels seriously good going on your face. (“Bliss” is aptly used in this case). We scrubbed and scrubbed until the sugar started dissolving, then rinsed. It’s also great as an exfoliant for your lips, which is lovely if you’re prone to dry lips in the Winter as I am. (It’s also edible. Not that you need extra sugar. We’re just sayin’). A little goes a long way with this product, so you’ll get good use out of it. (We also noticed there are two different sizes online).
On the topic of products that go a long way–the Moisture Melt moisturizer! Trust me on this. I used wayyyyy too much the first time. It’s made from coconut oil, partridgeberry oil, orange extract, and other good stuff. Again, if you’re prone to dry skin this time of year, you’ll like Moisture Melt. Good for your face, body, and hair–but we’ve only tested it on our faces. (I need to test it out on my hair soon). Both of us go to bed now with this moisturizer on our face.
Then there’s the Partridgeberry Lip Balm. Hands down, the nicest natural lip balm I’ve ever used. I’ve tried other natural lip balms, and many of them go on sort of dry and leave a weird aftertaste. Not this one. It goes on super smooth and wears really, really well. Jess likes it so much she’s traded in her nightly Maybelline Baby Lips and replaced it with this instead. (That’s how good it is.)
Definitely check out Indigena’s wide range of skincare at www.indigenaskincare.com. They were kind enough to pass along a discount, too. Enter discount code JESSJANA when completing the checkout form online to get 15% off. YAY! (There’s a space over on the side to enter the discount code and then hit “Apply”).