A few months ago my mother in law talked to me about skin care. She’s well aware of my desperate attempts to fix my summer-nasty skin. I think everyone I have any personal contact with knows about it. My mother in law has gorgeous skin. She’s a farmer’s wife and a plant biologist- so she has a tan, but her skin is fine-pored and smooth.
When someone with beautiful skin gives me advice for skin care, I have to listen. She told me she uses Sorbolene cream on her face after cleansing and has every day of her life.
I decided to try the sorbolene. I live in a tropical climate. For 7 or 8 months of the year, I sweat any time I step foot outside my house. If I wear foundation (or any makeup), it slides off my face and leaves nasty bumps. Instead, I prefer to focus on cultivating clear, smooth skin. In most of my photos for the blog I am not wearing makeup beyond mascara, brow pencil and lipstick. I can’t! I am only wearing lipstick in this photo.
This bottle of sorbolene is “high end,” and it cost less than 7 dollars. This will last me at least a year. $7 for a great moisturizer for a year or more. When I think of how often I used to replace my pretty girly products, and what that cost per year… Well.. You do the math.
I subjected sorbolene to every test I could think of. Most importantly, I can report that after 6 weeks of use, my skin is very smooth and soft. They do not test on animals, and it is palm oil free. Win-win.
I filled it halfway with sorbolene, then I added a tablespoon of rose water. I buy it by the bottle for cosmetic and baking purposes from the Afghani grocer in Stone’s Corner. It’s simple to make at home.
I added a drop of jasmine oil. I like the scent, and it also has great properties to help your troubled skin. If you’re adding essential oils, remember to take it easy and do your research. One drop of jasmine is quite enough for my little jar of face cream.