Meet Pryor, she’s a PR lady here in Richmond. We met when I worked at The Martin Agency and she was my client at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She complimented my Kate Spade bag and I knew we’d be friends. One day when we were out for manicures, I noticed Pryor brought her own polish. She mentioned she has to use certain formulas because of her sensitive eczema. She went on to talk about all the research she does and different oils and lotions she uses to treat her sensitive skin. I asked her to share a few of her favorites with us.
Look what a cutie!
So what’s in Pryor’s Makeup bag?
Cocovit Coconut Oil: There’s a reason people swear by coconut oil – the uses are endless. I’m not fond of the smell, so I mix it with other things to make my own makeup remover. It’s gentle on my eyes, doesn’t burn and takes off the toughest mascara or eye liner in one swipe.
theBalm Down Boy Blush: theBalm’s powder blushes are paraben and talc-free. I have three different colors.
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Healthy Skin Foundation: 100% Pure is my latest find and I’ve just started using this tinted moisturizer. It’s really light and includes SPF, which is a must. The pigments are from fruits and vegetables, rather than synthetic dyes.
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara: Tried and true favorite since high school. Mascara is the one area where I can cheat a bit and veer away from organic.
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip and Cheek Tint: My favorite thing about this cheek tint may be the smell! It’s moisturizing and the color lasts all day.
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer: The living luminizer is touted as one of RMS’ best products. It’s not sticky or glittery. I use it in place of eye shadow and as a highlighter.
Josie Maran Argan Infused Brightening Balm: Josie Maran’s products are paraben and SLS-free. If I have extra time in the morning, I’ll mix this with my tinted moisturizer for an extra glow.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Eyeliner: I use this eyeliner when I’m going to weddings or events because it’s waterproof and lasts all day, but it also requires extra time, a brush and a steady hand!
Acure Lip Lush: I recently discovered Acure as I was researching sulfate and paraben-free shampoo. The lip gloss is not sticky and adds just the right amount of color.
Tarte Skinny SmoulderEyes Amazonian Clay Eyeliner: It’s hard to find a paraben and SLS-free eyeliner that doesn’t smudge. I love the Tarte brand because none of their products irritate my skin. I have this eyeliner in a handful of colors.
And her skincare routine…
Jojoba Oil: When I’m having an eczema (or even worse, rosacea) flare-up, jojoba oil is the only thing that doesn’t further irritate my skin. I use it as a face moisturizer and a body lotion, too. It absorbs quickly, isn’t greasy and doesn’t clog pores.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream: I love First Aid Beauty and have used this face cream for years. It’s incredibly gentle and absorbs quickly.
TriDerma Facial Redness Repair: I stumbled upon this when I was desperate during a rosacea flare-up. I use it when I’m starting to get red and then layer it with jojoba oil.
Bioderma (I love this too!): The EU has stricter standards regarding chemicals in skincare and makeup products than the states, so a lot of international brands have banned parabens and impossible-to–pronounce additives for years. One example is Bioderma. This stuff looks and feels like water, so it’s incredibly gentle on my skin. It also removes makeup in two seconds.
Acure All Better Balm: I have toted this around lately in my purse because it’s small and also moisturizes my hands without being greasy.
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Do any of you have eczema? What products work well for you?