Getting glam with Gressa Skin
I'm often very weary about trying out new skincare products or makeup as my skin is extremely sensitive and will react (worst case scenario has been hives or swollen eyelids) to any products full of irritating ingredients. Similar to determining a food allergy, you have to take the time, patience and a few trial runs gone wrong to find out what is it in skincare/makeup products that your skin is allergic to when you've had a reaction. After discovering my allergic reactions were based around products consisting of parabens, fragrances and other unnecessary ingredients, I've been on the search for all-natural products consisting of essential oils. Cue Gressa Skin products.
Gressa offers skincare and makeup products that revolve around natural ingredients and essential oils like Rosehip Seed Oil, Calendula CO2, Roman Chamomile Oil, Seabuckthorn Oil, Macademia Oil, Jojoba Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Grapeseed Oil and Ylana Ylang Oil. Some of these key ingredients (oils) I'd never even heard of before, let alone their benefits!
Gressa offers an abundance of products that fit into two different categories: Minimalist Makeup and Ritual Skincare. I have been using various products from both packages and have already been noticing some incredible results! Here's a break down of my products, their benefits and my results thus far:
- Balancing Cleanser - hydrates your skin and works as a great makeup remover! I use this at the end of my day when I'm taking makeup off and it gets the job done all while leaving my face smooth and fresh.
- Dirty Pretty Things mask - I'm a sucker for face masks! I try to do a mask once or twice a week since it helps so much with preventing breakouts and giving my skin a healthy glow. This mask in particular consists of herbs, spices and antioxidants that help to brighten and heal the skin. After 30 minutes of wearing this mask, my skin feels brand new!
- Purifying Oil - I've made this oil part of my daily routine as it is supposed to help diminish facial lines and wrinkles all while restoring skin elasticity. I even used it when I noticed dark bags under my eyes and it helped reduce the discoloration and inflammation once it was applied.
- Rejuvenating Mist - I keep this mist at my desk at work, it's perfect for when you need an afternoon boost to wake up your skin with some added moisture. I use about 2-3 sprays to feel refreshed.
- Renewing Polish - I've only used this polish once so far but I'm in love with my first time results and can't wait to try it out again before I leave on my vacation this week! Gressa recommends using the polish once or twice every week. The purpose of this polish is to brighten, exfoliate and moisturize the skin through the use of an all-inclusive facial treatment.
- Purifying Mist - the perfect way to start out your day/makeup routine! I apply 3-5 pumps on my entire face, neck, collar bone and shoulders. This mist is responsible for hydrating your skin and leaving you feeling refreshed with a glow! Not to mention, the smell of rose is the best scent ever for a morning mist.
- Minimalist Contouring Serum Bronzer - full of antioxidant rich extracts which adds a weightless bronzed glow when applied. I apply sparingly (1-2 drops is recommended for application) and I've noticed it blends well, looks natural and gives me a sunkissed glow!
- Regal and Radiant Lip Boosts - feels like a balm but looks like a gloss when applied, it's not sticky and its benefits are moisturizing your lips. The color goes on evenly and stays on nicely throughout the day even after my morning cup of coffee and breakfast!
The fact Gressa breaks down the ingredients in each product, how to use each product (instructions are on the packaging/bottles - so helpful!) and what the benefits are is what makes this brand stand out from the masses. Not to mention, the sleek branding of Gressa products makes you feel sophisticated when putting them on display in your home. Gressa not only looks the part but acts the part through the brand's variety of natural, beneficial beauty products.
S/O to Gressa for collaborating on this blog post!