I’m excited to start off the summer by talking about Just the Goods, an all-natural, Leaping Bunny and Campaign for Safe Cosmetics certified, vegan skin care line! Milena, the creator of Just the Goods, was kind enough to send me samples from her acne prone skin care line, as well as a body butter.
About Just the Goods
After making natural skin care products for her friends and family, as well as selling her products at craft fairs and on Etsy, Milena turned Just the Goods into her career in 2013. Her premise is natural skin care at affordable pricing, making clean and wholesome products like hers affordable to everyone. After browsing her website and watching the video I posted below, it is obvious how much time, deliberate thought, and effort goes into the creation of these products.
Prices for samples are as low as $2-3, and each sample container provides you with a substantial amount of product. Full size 4-8 oz bottles for most items start at around $6, and are usually no more than $15. Thus, even a college student like myself is able to purchase Milena’s products with little guilt. The sample size bottles Milena sent me have lasted me nearly a month, and the moisturizer and spot treatment look like I’ve hardly been using them! Thus, you get a long-lasting product for a small investment, which is definitely worth it. Although the shipping prices are slightly above average, it is clear that this is a necessary cost in order to keep the products affordable. Even with the price of shipping, you still get a quality product for less than you would something at Ulta or Sephora that claims to be natural, but is really filled with harsh chemicals.
First off, I am in love with the smell of this entire line. I find that it is both energizing in the morning, and soothing at night, due to the combination of eucalyptus and lavender essential oils. Typically I wash my face after or during a shower in the morning, and again before bed to remove my make up. With a warm washcloth, I wipe of my makeup, and then use the face wash to remove any residue. Now that summer is here and it’s been more humid, I have also been using a small bit of the face wash to get rid of that sweaty, oily feeling when I’m not wearing any makeup.
At night, I apply the toner after I’ve washed my face. It removes any excess oil and leaves my face feeling soft and skin tighter. After washing, it makes my skin tingle for a couple of minutes, but it makes me feel like that means it’s working!
Lastly, I apply moisturizer and spot treatment after the toner. I also only apply these at night, but occasionally have used the spot treatment during the day. It dries relatively quickly, and is clear so you can easily wear it under make up if you wanted to. The moisturizer is thick to the touch, but smooths out nicely once you apply it. Rather than leaving your face feeling oily, it absorbs nicely. My boyfriend has been having dry skin on his face recently, and I told him to try the moisturizer, which has definitely made a difference in a few days.
Another product with an amazing scent! This one is definitely more energizing, and you can still smell it long after you applied it on your skin. I am lucky enough to have already pretty soft skin that really only dries during the winter months, but after using the body butter makes it feel even softer. It absorbs relatively quickly, and keeps your skin moisturized for quite a while.
As a long-time sufferer of hormonal acne and scarring, I have been looking for a skin care line that minimizes my breakouts and also lightens my scars. After one night of using my Just the Goods products, I was shocked by the difference in my skin! A pimple on my chin was drastically smaller, and my skin seemed smoother and brighter. When using all four products together, I definitely see more results than on days when I am lazier and only use the face wash. I plan on adding the facial scrub to my skin care regimen next!