Monday, April 15, 2019

Colorado Springtide Gold Face Cream (for outdoors enthusiasts)

Please bear with, because in the ten years I have been writing this blog, I have had many offers to put ads on it, have guest posters, and review stuff. In those ten years I've only allowed two products on here, and I don't have sponsored posts, because if someone pays me to write, how can I say if I don't like it?

So when Colorado Aromatics approached me about reviewing their face cream, I hesitated. But I went to their website and looked around. I read that their products are herb-based, and they don't test on animals or use animal products except beeswax. Also, they participate in farmer's markets and their skin care is meant to help those with "outdoors skin." Those things I can get behind. However, even if they sent me a free jar, I wasn't going to say glowing things unless I meant it.

Oh, how I rue the days when I "laid out" on the back porch, reeking of Hawaiian Tropic tanning oil with 2 spf (2!). Later, I worked at high elevations as a wilderness ranger, not putting on sunscreen because I thought I looked better with a tan. I worked outdoors most of my adult life and as you all know, I love to be outdoors. Now I slather myself with sunscreen but the damage is done. Plus, I live in a severely dry climate, in a house that is heated with wood. My poor skin. I have spent a small fortune on hopes in jars.

Which brings me to Colorado Aromatics. So far, I'm a fan. The cream isn't one of those heavy ones where you feel like you are putting spackle on your face. It's light and my skin drinks it up. It has a light scent, which might bother some people, but to me it smells "herby" and nice. I've been also putting it on my hands, which are severely dry and awful looking, and I've seen a difference; the dry patches seem to be improving. The ingredients are actually real extracts like green tea and fennel and raspberry seed.

I have a lovely red "solar spot" that I raced to the doctor in concern about, only to have her say it's from the sun. I've been putting the Springtide Gold on it and it seems to be fading. As far as my wrinkles, I still have them, but nothing topical is really going to change that.

The only downside, if there is one, is that I try to wear a moisturizer with sunscreen during the day, so I can only use this at night. But sunscreen is problematic as well, because who knows what's in it? Colorado Aromatics, make a natural sunscreen!

Mainly what I love about this cream is the mission and the commitment to natural ingredients. And that they make it for outdoor skin. The price isn't bad either. So, if you are in the market for a face cream, check them out.  They have tons of other products too, not just face cream. I'll report back after I finish the jar.

Thanks for reading this product review. There won't be many of these--three in ten years isn't too bad. If I do it, you know I like it.

Younger peeps--do not use tanning beds! Use sunscreen! Trust me on this one.

My attempt at an artsy shot with product.

8 comments:

  1. I preach sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen to my stepkids all the time. Like most people that age, they ignore me but will wish later that they had listened! I also insist that my day time moisturizer has SPF in it. I am pale as a vampire and burn very quickly, so it's a necessity for me.

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    1. I really wish I had known more about it, but back in the day, looking tan was all that mattered. I am pale as a vampire too, ha ha!

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  2. I generally ignore product reviews as well, but I appreciate this one. They're local to me! :)

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    1. I thought of you when they sent it to me! They have some cool products and they seem to be interested in the local communities. Which is nice.

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  3. Ooooh, maybe I will try this too. Woodstove heat and the daily working in a medical office rountine of washing hands before & after every patient, as well as hand sanitizer in every patient room and sanitizing wipes destroys my hands. My poor face is a disaster too.
    I know, I know the tanning bed for M was evil, but her poor pale sensitive skin in Hawaiian sun was bound for disaster without a little bit. She also can't reach her back flathanded and I feared she would hate to ask friends to smear it on good. I didn't want her to burn Day 1 and be miserable the rest of her trip (instead she burned Day 5 while surfing). Six trips to the tanning bed is all she made. I sent her armed with baby 30 spf zinc oxide based sunblock only to have her hate the pastie thick texture and turn to the 50 spf spray instead. She came home and peeled on her nose and down her back. If we could find her one that was easy to apply and kept her pale sensitive skin from burning she'd be happy.

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    1. As long as it isn't a habit for M! She has such great skin. I do like this cream and it isn't super expensive.

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  4. I am guessing you've tried all of Wild Carrot Herbal's creams? I love them.

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