• I Tried Sustainable Skin Care For Three Weeks and Here’s What Happened

    In collaboration with Orpheus Skincare

    If you're one of those people who list 'skin care' as one of your hobbies (guilty!), you may have noticed a recent upswing in sustainable brands. The words 'sustainable' and 'clean' have really become buzzwords in the past few years. I must admit, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more interested in the principles of living a cleaner, healthier lifestyle—drink more water (check!), exercise more (check!), eat less sugar(check!) As they say, “you are what you eat”, “beauty starts from within”, and “your body is your temple”. But what about ‘sustainable skin care’? Are clean skin care products effective and what can they do for your skin?

    Well with winter right around the corner, what better time than now to prep my skin and find out. The dry winter air is the harshest on my skin. Because sustainable skin care doesn’t use harmful irritants and synthetic chemicals in its ingredients, it’s supposed to be gentler on skin. A definite positive for me, especially since I use skin care products containing a lot of active ingredients like retinols and alpha hydroxy acids. These ingredients have been my tried-and-true must-haves for keeping my skin smooth from acne and wrinkles, but over time, they are known to thin the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

    So I’m trying two new products, both by Orpheus, a sustainable skin care line that uses a youth-restoring Orpheus Flower Cell Peptide complex to deliver healthy, luminous, and resilient skin. For three weeks now, I’ve been using their Resurrection All-in-One Serum and their Resurrection Bio-Luminous Dewy Essence, in addition to my usual skin care routine. Keep on reading below for the results.

    orpheus resurrection power couple bottles
    The Resurrection Power Couple

    will leave your skin so dewy even in the driest of climates. Spritz the Bio-Luminous Dewy Essence before or after applying makeup for the ultimate red carpet glow. It also contains essential nutrients to shield against harsh pollutants.

    Apply one to two drops of the Resurrection All-in-One Serum after cleansing to de-stress skin from using too many active ingredients, to plump skin, and to increase elasticity. The Resurrection Power Couple makes skin healthier, more resilient, and more luminous. Orpheus uses advanced biotechnology and the Orpheus flower’s regenerating powers to deliver results—supporting collagen production and smoothing out dryness.

    Luminous Skin All Day Long

    Here's my skin after applying Orpheus' serum and essence. I definitely need the extra hydration as the air gets colder. I have combination skin with an oily T-zone and dry patches here and there. After using the Resurrection Power Couple, I feel like my skin is perfectly hydrated with the right amount of dewiness. Neither the serum nor the essence felt greasy all day long.

    I’m absolutely in love with the All-in-One Serum. If I had to choose one, I’d recommend starting out with this one first. It’s a great everyday hydrating serum that’s super silky and lightweight. The Bio-Luminous Dewy Essence is what I’d call a “booster”. It’s what I use for when I have a special occasion or event to go to. Just one spray makes my skin look uh-mazing. I also love that Orpheus' products absorb into my skin so quickly. Neither the serum or the essence are sticky nor leave my skin greasy. You can definitely layer them together if you need extra hydration. Whether you choose to use them together or on their own, both the serum and the essence will prime your skin and provide a great base before applying makeup.

    The Takeaway

    As far as results go, I’m extremely pleased with Orpheus’s sustainable products. After three weeks, I felt like my stressed-out skin was restored, more resilient, and perfectly hydrated. It’s worth noting that Orpheus is mindful of the environmental impact that goes into developing their products. As it says on their website, ‘Orpheus skincare is formulated with only the purest ingredients and activated by 100% clean biotechnology to deliver high-efficacy skin solutions that never harm your skin or damage the environment.’

    Thanks so much to the fab folks at Orpheus for sending me their Resurrection All-in-One Serum and their Resurrection Bio-Luminous Dewy Essence to try out.

    Find out more about Orpheus on their website or on Instagram.

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