Did you know I have an Instagram account that co-exists with this blog? If not, you can find the link at the bottom of this page! If you’re on top of your ISH, you’re probably well engulfed in the Sk-instagram world. A lot of the products I try, or brands that reach out to me, are discovered on Instagram. I love it because I get to learn about companies from all over the world this way. Today’s new discovery is Woodlot.
Woodlot is a Canadian brand that focuses on “natural home and body basics.” I was eager to try their skincare line because they work to make skincare and beauty less of a luxury, and more of a wellness ritual–right on brand for me! They are vegan, cruelty-free, and pretty affordable! All of the items I’ll be reviewing were kindly gifted to me however, as always, I’ll be sharing my honest opinions. Now let’s get started!
This gentle exfoliant is made with beautiful ingredients like French green clay, almond, quinoa, and oat flour, plus essential oils! All you have to do is pour a little bit into your palm, and add water to turn it into a paste. I absolutely loved the smell of this stuff! The different types of flours come through, and it feels like you’re slathering delicious oatmeal on your skin.
I tried it both on my face and body, and the results were great. The fine flour granules are a great form of exfoliant because they are very soft and fine–there’s no need to worry about causing tears or irritation. My skin was even textured and happy afterwards. It can be a little difficult to get some of the exfoliant powder out of the jar, especially if you’re in the shower, but I found that carefully pouring a little into my hand was easy enough. This product is meant to be used once or twice a week. I think for the quality ingredients, $28 sounds pretty average–maybe slightly pricy–for a product like this. While I think this is a great exfoliant for everyone, I’d especially recommend it to someone with sensitive skin.
Some toners can be a bit drying, which is ironic because they are meant to prep the skin to absorb moisture. That’s why I was excited to try this toner– it’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, which is extremely hydrating. Other ingredients include rose water, witch hazel, glycerin, radish root ferment, lavender, and rose geranium essential oils. I appreciated the botanical scent of this toner, and how well it smoothed over the skin. The texture was slightly thick and viscous. It kept me very hydrated and absolutely made it easier for my skin to absorb the following steps. I also stored it in my fridge so there was a lovely cooling effect.
This was the first toner I tried that was in a dropper bottle. I typically like to wipe my toners across my face on a cotton pad, but it was a little difficult with this dropper packaging. After a week or two of trying it on the cotton pad, I switched to applying it directly to my skin and patting it in. This worked much better! Using it this way helped me realize that it acted like more of light essence on my skin, so I now pat it in after using a more liquid toner on a cotton pad—that has been doing wonders for my moisture level! I think this toner works well for all skin types, however, if you’re acne-prone, I’d recommend using this as a supplement toner/essence. The price point is slightly above average, but that’s mostly because you’re receiving quality ingredients in a bottle.
I’ve been using the same facial oil for about 2 years now, so it was as big deal for me to try out a new one! This particular oil includes rose hip, olive, apricot, jojoba, argan, bergamot, chamomile, and lavender oils, plus shea butter. Nourishing is an understatement! The deep gold color is gorgeous, not to mention there is a warming herbal, earthy scent to it. I applied it by mixing 2-3 drops with my moisturizer, or adding 4 drops directly to my skin immediately after my moisturizer.
I have to say, I find myself choosing this oil over my old favorite quite often! I love to use it on nights that I need an extra boost of hydration. It’s also helped brighten my skin and keep the texture smooth. I think most skin types can benefit from this oil. It is a tad thick so if you have oilier skin, I suggest doing your research first!
A cute bonus that I received was this essential oil blend. I would NOT recommend using it on your skin, but it’s perfect for aromatherapy and putting your mind and body at ease. It contains lavender, cedar, bergamot, and patchouli. The marriage of herbal and woodsy aromas are the perfect combo for winding down, and letting the rest of the world melt away.
Woodlot suggests putting a couple drops of this in a bath or diffuser. I plan on trying it in a bath soon, but I actually added some to my Himalayan salt lamp diffuser. The calming scent quickly filled the room and it was pure bliss. Definitely don’t discount their home products!
Overall, I really loved my Woodlot goodies! From the minimalist, trendy packaging to the thoughtful ingredients, it was an amazing, grounding experience. My skin and soul were happy, and I can’t wait to try more of their products in the future. Which item do you want to try the most? Leave me a comment and let me know!