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Special 2 for $20 For Fairest of Them All Healing Face Powders!

Normally priced at $15 each, for a limited time, Storybook Apothecary readers can get 2 full sized powders for only $20 !

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Purchase 2 Fairest of Them All Healing Face Powders for $20 – Here!

One of My Favorite Affordable Naturally Brightening, Skin Smoothing and Blemish Clearing Exfoliation Treatments!

Papaya & Willow Bark Smoothing Enzyme Exfoliator; $14.95

Happy Friday Everyone!

I just wanted to take a moment to let you all know about this amazing skin exfoliator I have used that has a pretty natural ingredient list, an awesome price (see above), and really great results.

The Papaya & Willow Bark Smoothing Enzyme Exfoliator by Claribel Skincare is ultra gentle and very effective. I purchased it off Etsy for only $14.95 USD, which is an incredible price, and I was very surprised at the results.

The formula is pretty simple and includes aloe vera, papaya enzymes and willow bark extract to gently exfoliate the dead skin cells off your face in only 2-10 minutes!

It’s a very watery type consistency, but it comes in a dropper bottle to ensure you get just the exact amount that you will need, which isn’t a lot by the way.

You apply a thin layer to your face and leave on for 2-10 minutes. You will feel a light tingling and sometimes a little of an itchy type sensation, but that’s supposed to happen. Obviously you want to wash it off right away if you experience anything more than that. It doesn’t really dry out or anything, it just feels a bit tingly and then you rinse after it’s been 2-10 minutes, no longer than that. It really is quite gentle as far as exfoliator treatments go, but see what time you’re comfortable with within the 2-10 minutes of recommended time. Everyone is different so you may find that you only need 2 minutes or you might need all 10. Your skin may change over time as well; just gauge it on how your skin feels and you’ll be fine.

Anyhow, so after I wash this treatment off my skin feels incredibly soft and smooth. I do experience a little bit of redness directly after using this, but it goes away within 30 minutes of washing this off and applying moisturizer.

What I love about this treatment is that there are “No Sulfates, Synthetic Preservatives, Petroleum, Parabens or Silicones.” Also, it’s gentle enough to use twice a day if you need it.

From my experimenting with this treatment, I have found that these are the best uses for it:

  • Acne Treatment
  • Blackhead / Whitehead Treatment
  • Pore Cleansing
  • Unclog Pores
  • Clear Dead Skin Cells
  • Slough Off Dry Skin / Flakes for Mature Skin
  • Regenerate and Stimulate Cell Regeneration
  • Get Healthy and Naturally Glowing Skin

I really love this product because it combines modern technology with natural plant power. I love natural and organic ingredients wherever possible, but I have found that when it comes to acid exfoliation, technology usually wins. Also, I hate purchasing a product that’s natural or organic and usually expensive only to find that it doesn’t work. I like the idea of Claribel Skincare taking the best of both worlds to offer affordable products that certainly get the job done, but without all the fillers and other unnecessary crap ingredients found in many mainstream brand products.

Check out this exfoliator – here!

Check out the entire Claribel Skincare line – here! 

What is your experience with exfoliation treatments?

Do you have any tips or tricks?

Please share in the comments!

Disclaimer: I was NOT given compensation to write this blog post in any way. I purchased this product with my own money and of my own free will. My opinions, thoughts and experiences with this product are my own.

Now Available At Storybook Apothecary : Fairest of Them All Healing Face Powder Foundations!

 “Snow” Shade

“Goldilocks” Shade

“Chocolate” Shade

Now Available at Storybook Apothecary!

A new line that I am in the progress of slowly releasing will consist of matte face powders, bronzers, blushes and possibly highlighters, this line of matte face powders is just the first in a line of healing powders meant to help heal your skin issues while you wear it.

Created with a variety of healing botanical powders, mica, iron oxides, and more, this face powder does makeup in an entirely new way.

I made this powder with my own skin in mind.

I have oily to combination skin that will breakout to even most mineral powders. Because of this, I sought other avenues to find a good mineral powder that would not highlight breakouts, would treat them, and would make my skin look good all at the same time.

The only problem is that no such powder exists. Sure, I’ve tried treatment powders. Some work and some don’t. Many use talc and bismuth oxychloride, both of which inevitably clogged my pores and caused more breakouts. Other acne treatment powders worked okay enough, but the amount of powder was negligible (less than 1/2 Oz. of powder) and the price was almost always nearly high.

This is basically what led me to develop my own face powder.

I sought to combine the healing aspects of botanical plant powders with the staying power of mica and iron oxides, while still soothing and calming breakouts and treating them at the same time. And to top it off, I wanted a nice matte powder that wouldn’t look cakey, ashy or dull, but instead would impart a subtle inner glow.

Many treatment powders made me look extremely off color or like I was wearing LOADS more makeup than I actually was which sort of defeats the purpose of wearing minerals in the first place.

Although I initially developed this with myself in mind, it will work for all skin types including dry skin, sensitive skin and skin with specific sensitivities such as eczema, rosacea and acne.

My custom healing face powders are custom made to your shade. Although I have only listed 3 main shades on the Storybook Apothecary Etsy Shop, I can make a custom shade for you if you convo me through Etsy or shoot me an email at TiannaSicilia@yahoo.com.

Please note: Fair is for extremely fair to light complexions, Beige is for Light to Medium complexions and Chocolate is made specially for dark skinned complexions with a special focus on African American women. It will NOT make your skin look ashy! I specifically tested these shades on these skin complexions, including the Chocolate shade to ensure it would wear well without any ashiness or dry look to it. I am very proud; it looks fantastic AND smells like chocolate!

These powders come in a 20 gram twist and lock sifter jar, filled to the brim with powder, so you are getting your money’s worth with very little mess or wasted powder.

So, I hope you will find a great product in these powders as both a treatment and makeup.

Finally you can fall asleep with your makeup on and NOT feel that dreaded next morning guilt!

Check out the  Fairest of Them All Healing Face Powder Foundations Here!