****GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!****
Finally a holistic skincare update! I’ve been promising you guys this one for a while. Before I dive into all the skincare details, I want to announce the AMAZING GIVEAWAY I’m hosting on this post. I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite brands to give away the ultimate self-care skincare package (a $635 value!) to ONE LUCKY WINNER. Included are literally all my favorite products. Best of luck to everyone who enters! Here are the dets…
GRAND PRIZE INCLUDES:
- January Labs Daily Brightening Tonic, Restorative Tonic Mist, Revitalizing Day Cream and Retexturizing Night Cream – What I love about January’s line is that it’s pared down perfection. The line focuses on less products that do more, so you don’t need 5 serums AND 2 creams. (And in case you can’t wait to see if you win, use promo code WUHAUS for 15% off anything on site from now until 3/20)
- ACTIVIST Raw Mānuka Honey +100, +300, +850 – I use this amazing Manuka honey both internally and externally. I use the +100 and +300 in teas and tonics, and I use the +850 on it’s own as a face mask. It’s so healing for my skin. I absolutely love it. (And in case you can’t wait to see if you win, use promo code ACTIVATE10 for 10% off one order)
- Sun Potion Yin Power and Solar Rose Water Mist – The Yin Power includes a variety of herbs and adaptogens that support the skin from the inside. I mist the Solar Rose Water over my face a few times a day.
- MIRTH Caftans Laos Robe – This lightweight robe is my favorite. Not only is it super cute, it’s comfy, lightweight and breathable.
CONTEST RULES AND HOW TO ENTER:
- Leave a comment ON THIS BLOG POST telling me why you want/need/deserve this bag of goodies in your life.
- For an extra entry, follow @alison__wu @januarylabs @activistmanuka @sunpotion @mirthcaftans on Instagram then leave ANOTHER comment ON THIS BLOG POST telling me you’re following everyone.
- For one more entry, tag a friend (or several) in the comments section of THIS INSTAGRAM POST to let them know about the giveaway.
- Contest open to residents of the US and Canada only. Must be 18-years-of-age or older.
- Contest closes at midnight PST on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
- Winner will be notified on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by email.
Before I dive into how I take care of my skin, I want to talk about modern beauty culture for a sec. I am absolutely all for taking care of yourself (duh, self-care). But I also absolutely acknowledge how privileged I am, and one must be, to have the time and energy to care, let alone afford all these nice products and facial treatments. These things are a nice-to-have, but absolutely not a necessity. I’m sharing my routine and the products I use with you, but please remember, you absolutely do NOT need these things. You are perfect and beautiful just as you are in your natural state.
I think it’s also important to note, we live in times where the predominant beauty standard has reached unachievable heights. We have young girls who are looking up to the Kim Kardashians of the world and think that they should look like that too. And don’t get me wrong, I support every person’s right to choose, and this includes their choice to change their appearance. I just also think it’s important to acknowledge how dangerous it can be. Our desire to constantly change or “fix” our appearance is a very slippery slope. No amount of surgery, procedures or expensive products will help us find the self-love and acceptance we really seek. That takes hard work and looking at ourselves very honestly, not through a FaceTune filter. It’s learning to love our strengths, what we perceive as beautiful, AND our weaknesses, what we perceive as flaws. There is SO MUCH beauty in the diversity of our appearances. Let’s embrace them all. Let’s expand what society has deemed as the standard by accepting and loving people of all shapes, sizes, ages, colors and skin types and demanding that there is equal representation of ALL people in the mainstream culture.
Honestly, I’d say some of the most important things I do for my skin are relatively easy and FREE. Drink plenty of water everyday (I aim for 3-4 liters). Get enough sleep (I aim for 8-hours a night). And be conscious and cautious about what you put on and in your body. This last one is a bit more tricky, but it just takes mindfulness. Start to notice which foods effect your skin in good ways and which foods effect your skin in bad ways. If you have super sensitive or reactive skin like me, limit the amount of products you use and never start using more than one new product at a time. You don’t need 100 products. Simplify. Find what works for you.
(Mostly) Everyday Routine
Over the years, I’ve come to understand my sensitive skin on a deeper level. It changes from day to day, so I’ve really had to tune into it and try to figure out what it’s asking for. I adapt my skincare routine to the state of my skin and its needs. It’s another lesson in listening to your intuition. If you get a feeling about something that’s going on with your skin, chances are you’re more than likely right. This is the routine I generally follow and the products I use most days unless my skin is being overly reactive (which actually happens more than you might think):
- Upon rising: wash my face with alternating warm and cold water for about a minute. Dab January Labs Daily Brightening Tonic over my face using a soaked cotton pad in an upward motion from the center of my face outward. Smooth January Labs Revitalizing Day Cream over my face avoiding my eye area. Somedays, I dab January Labs Eye Cream around my eyes, but I’m not religious about using it. Use my jade roller (tutorial on my IG Stories highlights) for 3-5 minutes. I currently use this Suntegrity board-spectrum sunscreen, but I would love to find something that’s a bit more lightweight (any suggestions?!). Finish with a spritz of January Labs Restorative Tonic Mist or Sun Potion Solar Rose Water.
- I focus on hydrating from the inside. Constantly sipping water throughout the day. 3-4 liters if possible!
- I focus on eating lots of vegetables and healthy fats throughout my day. I often add in some adaptogens (like the Yin Power) to my morning matcha to support balance within my body.
- In the evenings, I wash my face with the Osmia Black Clay Facial Bar. Dab my face with the Daily Brightening Tonic again. Several nights a week, I use the ACTIVIST 850+ Manuka Honey as a face mask (spread evenly over entire face and leave on for 20-60 minutes). I finish with the January Labs Retexturizing Night Cream.
- I try to get 8-hours of sleep every night. I recently switched to using Upstate Silk Pillow Cases, and I’ve noticed a major difference in the amount of sleep lines on my face when I wake up. Silk pillow cases are also great for hair health.
Perioral Dermatitis (PD) Routine
As some of you may know, I was diagnosed with perioral dermatitis (PD) about 5 years ago. I’m not going to go into major detail here, as I have an entire blog post talking about my experience with it. The main takeaways are that PD hates relatively all products and makeup, so as best you can avoid putting anything on your face. I will say though that if there was one product that may help, it would be the Avene Cicalfate Cream. I got an Instagram DM from a reader who recommended using this cream and absolutely nothing else on my skin for 2 weeks, and my 6-month-long outbreak of PD pretty much disappeared by the end of the 2 weeks. I’ve heard from many of you that it’s been helpful in getting rid, or at least calming, your PD as well. Might be worth a try if you haven’t already. Once you have PD, it’s likely to come back, so it’s great if you can identify your triggers. I haven’t had a major outbreak in over a year, but little bumps come up now and again. PD is also aggravated by stress. It feels counterintuitive, but I’ve found that when my skin is overreacting, it’s usually best if I just leave it alone all together and avoid looking in the mirror as much as possible.
I learned about skin fasting last month through an article I read on Man Repeller (explains the theory behind why it works). It really resonated with me. While I’d never done a full 7-day skin fast, there were many days (sometimes 2-3 in a row) that I would refrain from using any products because of the overly reactive nature of my skin. So I decided to embark on a 7-day skin fast. For the entirety of the fast, I didn’t use a single product on my face including my lips. I washed with alternating warm and cold water in the mornings and used a warm washcloth laid over my face in the evenings. I was really surprised by how my skin responded. Besides my lips feeling extremely dry and burning for the first 4 days, my skin reacted great to the fast. My face never really got dry and any blemish or inflammation I had seemed pretty calm the whole week. I didn’t get any new breakouts or irritations during the fast either. Overall, it was a great opportunity to step back from my regularly routine and really look at all the products I’m using. While, yes, I enjoy using my day and night creams, maybe I don’t absolutely need them all the time. It felt good to take a break and give my skin a chance to breathe. Since the fast, I’ve been doing 1-2 days a week product free. I especially recommend this practice to people with very sensitive or overly reactive skin like me.
I started getting monthly facials about a year ago. I’m almost 33, and I noticed my skin start to change a few years ago after I turned 30. My regularly facialist here in Portland, Oriana (she’s amazing!!!), uses a combination of LED, microcurrent and Reiki during our treatments. Besides the positive effect they have on my skin, I’ve actually found that I really love the relaxation and stress relief aspect of facials. Facials have fast become my favorite form of body care. I don’t really get massages anymore (maybe 1 or 2 a year) since I’ve started getting regular facials. Not that they need to be mutually exclusive, but I personally don’t have the budget to afford both. I will say that I think it’s worth finding a facialist that uses LED, microcurrent, microdermabrasion, oxygenation or other techniques that you wouldn’t be able to do at home. In NYC, my favorite facial that I’ve had is at Joanna Vargas. If you have any other NYC facial recommendations, I would love to know!
Skin needling, also called microneedling therapy, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI), is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a pen that contains fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through the process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. I did 4 initial treatments with Kimmer (highly recommend!) at Echo Natural Beauty one-month after another last winter, which is recommended to begin. It is considered a minimally invasive treatment, but it’s still pretty intense. You need a couple days of recovery afterward. No touching your face, no sun exposure whatsoever, no physical activity, no alcohol. Essentially your whole face is an open wound, so you have to be very careful about aftercare. That being said, I did notice a big difference in the overall texture of my skin after the 4 treatments. My pores were visibly smaller from the microneedling. It’s recommended to go back 1-2 times a year after the initial 4 treatments.
LED Light Therapy
LED Light Therapy is a non-invasive and soothing way to expedite the skin’s healing process. LED works by sending light waves into deep layers of the skin, stimulating natural intercellular response. LED can reduce wrinkles, improves skin tone and texture, stimulate collagen production and kill acne bacteria. LED is beneficial for all skin types and overall a soothing treatment (read: I usually fall asleep under the lights). I’ve found it to be especially helpful for any sort of breakout, even PD. I always notice a difference in my skin a day or so after a treatment.
Microcurrent uses a mild electrical current to stimulate the skin and facial muscles, promoting collagen and elastin production. This treatment lifts and contours the face, softens wrinkles and improves overall complexion. It’s pretty incredible how you can visibly see your face more lifted after a treatment. I purchased an at-home microcurrent device through Oriana, and I usually use it once a week. The currents are not as strong as the professional machines that estheticians use, but it’s great for maintenance and relatively easy to use at home. See Oriana giving me a microcurrent treatment in the video below.
What an incredible giveaway!! I love learning from you Alison! I would love to share this giveaway with my incredible mom…we are both in some need of some nice self-care items (who isn’t lol)! My skin is currently going through a bit of a healing transition period so I’d especially love to try that honey mask! It looks amazing!
-Madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com
I would absolutely LOVE to win these awesome products because I have recently transitioned into more natural, plant-based products! My skin is the most important and I want to make sure I can give my skin exactly what it needs. I am in my 20’s and can already tell that my skin has had sun damage and is constantly super pale with some spots. Since switching to natural skin care products I have had to find cheaper brands or alternatives because some of them are not as affordable. I love me some healthy products so this giveaway would be perfect!
This is amazing! I’ve struggles with acne for S O. L O N G now . And now I’m my 30s I’ve finally switched to holistic all natural skin care and cleaning out the toxins in my home. I’m a working mom on a budget and love my oil cleansing and manuka honey but have a hard time keeping up with affording my regime. There are so many products in this giveaway that would be such a blessing to me, my skin and my lifestyle.
I’ve been struggle with PD for ten years and your post helped me so much! Hoping to win these lovely goodies to continue my healing journey!
I’d love to win this giveaway because for so long I’ve been wanting to try all natural ingredient skin care products and can not afford their luxury on a student budget! Through the stress of school I would love to give myself a little extra self lovin’ ????
Thank you Alison for sharing your wonderful tips and doing the research to find quality, holistic, and nourishing products/places. I truly enjoy your blog and your IG and am always inspired by your posts❤️ I would absolutely love to win your giveaway. I am a nurse and a single mom of a precious 14 year old boy, 1 1/2 year old Saint Berdoodle and 2 kitties (also a plant mama) ????. I just turned 35 and currently have no skin care routine because I don’t know where to start and often put self care on the bottom of my priorities. Thank you again for everything! ????
Thanks for sharing your skincare routine! I always thought you have natural, glowing skin and now I know why. I really admire your holistic approach.
I’m entering this giveaway because I’ve been daydreaming about modifying my skincare for a while. Partly inspired by “Skin fasting” I’ve been wanting to go a month without using any makeup products and focus on being comfortable in my natural skin. I have worn makeup nearly every day since I was a teenager and find myself always reaching for concealer/foundation out of habit without necessarily needing to. While I do appreciate makeup and think it has a fun, creative aspect it, I dislike feeling like I have to wear to feel confident and presentable for the small, mundane errands of my day or relaxing at night with my boyfriend (who helpfully compliments my natural skin!)
I’m entering this giveaway because I like the idea of skipping my makeup routine for a month and focusing on taking care of my natural skin.. I think these holistic skin care products would help improve the natural condition of my skin and make me feel more confident and comfortable without wearing makeup. I’d really like to develop a skin care routine that fits my skin needs and I feel like this would be a helpful step to find products that are the right fit for me.
This acupuncture student would luuuuuuv a little decadence in her life!! Xo Thank you so much for sharing xo
I followed everyone!
I would love to win these products because I’ve suffered from eczema for many years now. I have three daughters and we recently moved across country to take care of my mother in law. It’s been very stressful and I’m trying to keep all the plates spinning. The stress definitely triggers the skin. I’m also the breadwinner which is great but another plate 8) and I need to find some time and focus for myself. I think these products could help inspire me to put some focus back on me! Thanks for the opportunity!
I followed all the IG folks!
I would love to get the opportunity to try all of these wonderful products. I have been wanting to for a while. This giveaway also looks incredible and just what I could use to put myself into a better state of balance! I am a full time college student and have a full time job. I do my best to keep my self afloat however money can get tight at times. I am aiming for naturopathic school and your page always brings wonderful ideas and insight to my life and knowledge! Thank you for sharing your generosity and love with everyone ❤️????
I followed everyone! I am super excited, I love these products ????????
I followed everyone you mentioned & already left my first comment! xo
-Madi | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com
Hi! I have been following you for a while and am excited to enter in this giveaway for some of your favorite products. I’m a nurse and have recently tried to do better with skin routines, mostly because of breaking out due to stress and long hours for my job. I really appreciate products that use simple, natural ingredients. I’m also always looking for new products to benefit my skin during different seasons of the year and all the changes it goes through with this. This giveaway is perfect to try some new skin care products and the comfy robe is a highlight, too. Thanks!!
I followed everyone!!
I need to win because I’ve spent so much money trying to heal physical illnesses in the last few years and have felt so money conscious that I haven’t been able to treat myself and enjoy the things I really like – like skin care, since my money’s been going elsewhere. I’d really love to treat my skin with extra care and enjoy some amazing products ❤️ I’ve had my eye on Manila honey and SunPotion products for so long! Eep.
I would love to win this because I LOVE trying new natural products for my skin! And I’m sure your recommendations are amazing 🙂
This is such a kind post and giveaway. So thank you, Alison. I would really love this set of skincare magic because for several months now (since getting off of the pill), my skin has been struggling to try and adjust. Therefore, I have been getting acne as I have never had before, and this, of course, can be very tiring. We all just want our skin to be at its best. I am going to try the skin fasting as you suggest, I think it would be a great reset, but afterward having great a skincare regime to come back to would be so reassuring. All of these products seem soothing and regenerative, and I think that they would do wonders for any skin type. I am a huge supporter of Sun Potion and their products, but I have never tried their solar rose water or their yin powder. I have also never tried any of these other amazing brands and would love to have the opportunity. Thanks again so much. P.S. I followed everyone <3
Thank you for giving one of us the chance to win this giveaway! I was diagnosed with stage iv alk+ lung cancer this past September at the age of 35. As a healthy, strong woman- this was completely unexpected and shocking. No one really ever thinks that lung cancer can impact a young, nonsmoker but genetic mutations don’t discriminate. I have dedicated myself to creating awareness about this disease in hopes to save others through early detection. You know your body best! It will be six months from my diagnosis on March 17 and some self care might be exactly what the doctor ordered. Thank you for your consideration ❤.
This looks so amazing! I just had a baby and have been struggling a bit with my skin – my skin was flawless with no effort during my pregnancy and it’s definitely an adjustment needing to take care of it again, but hard to find the time with a baby! These goodies would definitely help me take some much needed time for myself 🙂
Hi! This giveaway is so awesome 🙂 I stand by all of these brands and having been dying to switch to January Labs. I’ve been following your skin care journey for a couple years, as I’ve also struggled with PD. Quality products like these (100% including the adaptogens) have deeply helped not only my skin but my overall well-being. I want to continue healing my internal & external self 🙂
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I would love to win this package!! What an exciting giveaway. I am only into clean beauty and have really wanted to try all these brands! I am looking forward to winning ????
I’ve enjoyed following your skincare journey! I’m intrigued by your skincare fast and hope to try that someday. In the meantime, I’d love to try some of these products and treat myself. I just got a huge promotion at work and my intention is to not let self-care end up by the wayside. 🙂
I’d love to win this giveaway and try some new but clean products. I love how you share the real real and explain why you choose the products you do. You introduced me to Osmia and January Labs and I feel GOOD about the products I’m putting on my face. Plus, I’m helping a female entrepreneur.
Hi Alison! You’re one of my wellness guru inspirations! I’m actually experiencing a rash on my face after travel and dry climates and would really benefit from these amazing products!! I often put skincare on the back burner but realize as I get older the benefits to taking care of your skin and body. Thank you for sharing all of your tips and experiences!
I am working so. damn. hard. these days. I’m starting a business and getting a freelance practice off the ground. I’m working on building my network and supporting those around me. I’m working on keeping my relationship and friendships nourished. Last week, I suffered from my first and most major eczema outbreak in years coupled with some not cute cystic acne. I recognize that while I’ve been building up the life I want so diligently, wasn’t spending enough time nourishing my body, resting, or eating like I normally do.
I’ve spent the last few days taking things a little slower and trying not to overextend myself. I’m trying to evaluate how I can do it all without it costing my health. I’m turning my focus back on myself more by working on my wellness. Slow walks, healthy meals, long baths, and relaxing convos with friends is setting me right.
Hi Allison! I’d love to try these amazing skin products! I have very sensitive skin and moved to an area with very hard water about 6 months ago that has been difficult to adjust to. I also went back to school 6 months ago to get my Masters and the stress of juggling a challenging school program and my freelance work has seriously challenged my skin. I could use all the help I can get. Thank you!
Aloha from Kaua’i! I stumbled upon this post this morning g and it couldn’t have been more perfect timing. As a mother of three and a business owner skincare has honestly never been a priority. I’ve always been a “wash my face with water” type of girl and that’s it!
Well, over the last couple weeks I have developed crazy eczema flare ups that spread across my arms, legs, and a hint of them on my face. I woke up today knowing that something has to change. This blog post on particular was the perfect kickstart to a new (or rather a first) skin routine. Hallelujah!! Many mahalos for sharing this wealth of knowledge and for the opportunity to win these essentials.
I absolutely love January Labs, and have seen incredible results with their products! I am a green beauty product junkie who loves to practice what she preaches as a holistic hair stylist. My opinion of beauty all starts with each individual, from the inside out. My clients come to me to create lifestyles that work for them, in a very lived in, low maintenance way. Our topic of conversation is always about organic skincare, organic makeup, yummy organic food for glowy skin, and exercise ❤️This giveaway would be awesome to win and would love to try some new items as well!!!
I would love love love to win this! My hubby and I are trying to get pregnant right now and I am working to switch over to a more holistic lifestyle. I love reading and learning about new products, but there are so many out there and switching over can be really expensive, especially since I’m not currently working. Blogs like yours have helped me sift through the thousands of products and I am so grateful for the effort and time you put into your blog – thank you!!
Thanks for offering this amazing giveaway. I just recently started hearing about January labs from you and also another account on Instagram thewoodenspoon. The past 8 months my skin has been in complete melt down mode. I’ve never been known to have bad skin but something had been really setting it off. I even got so frustrated that I went to my natural path and got my hormones and blood tested to see what was going on inside my body. Luckily my hormones came back completely normal but unfortunately we were still left with no solutions for my poor acne prone skin. I’ve slowly started removing harsh chemical peel facials products from my skin regimine but haven’t found a natural brand I really Love. I’m hoping something like this can help my skin continue to clear up! Thanks for considering me! @ashleymariekiely
Wowww! So excited for this!! I suffer from severe acne that is painful and never ending! I’m a family law attorney and it’s always stressful helping families and little kids so reducing stress isn’t an option, but I’m sure all of your wholistic products would help a ton! I would love to feel the glow from the inside out ????
I’m on board following everyone!????
My skin has always been an absolute nightmare no matter what I do. Ever since my sister got a cell phone years and years ago, I’ve been listed as “zit chin” instead of my name. Tragic.
Yes, I want/need/deserve this. I want the products after reading your rave reviews. I desperately need solid easy to use skincare products. As a public school teacher I (and so many others that serve community) deserve the time and space for self care and this would encourage me to do that.
Such a great giveaway!! I’m still struggling to find what works for me and just switched over to the January Labs line. I’ve also been doing Manuka Honey masks for the past week and am really liking the results. Your skin looks gorgeous! I hadn’t never heard of a skin fast before. It’s an interesting concept and it kind of makes sense why it works. The skin has a great microbiome and I feel like when we use so many different products it can get stripped away. Thanks for the info!! And thanks for doing this amazing giveaway!! Crossing my fingers ????????????????????????
I followed all of the accounts as well ????
I want this skincare DREAM because I’ve had to take a step back from my typical skincare purchases for financial reasons. This would be AMAZING!
Hello! Thank you for the update. I’m allergic to a number of common skincare additives (parabens, phthalate, etc.) and have been trying to “clean up” my skincare and makeup routines. I would love to win this giveaway :)!
I suffer from a rosacea, a skin condition that has deeply affected my confidence and my skin alone. I’m constantly looking into cleaner products- from food, to skin care to make up. I’d love to win this bag of goods to boost up my regimen in hopes these help my skin glow 🙂
I’m following everyone on Instagram!
I have just recently turned 30 and I am OBSESSED with self care and taking care of My skin as it is slowly starting to age naturally. I follow you religiously and absolutely adore your posts and take in everything you have to say. THANK YOU!
As a mom of two busy boys, I generally come last. My skin is a mess of postpartum hormones, stress and climate. We are moving to a Bend next week and I know the dry climate will reek havoc on my already delicate skin!
After a round of Accutane in high school, I continued to deal with cystic acne flare ups throughout my twenties. It feels like the minute I turned 30 this year I started seeing how damaged my skin is from acne scarring and the sun. Combined with the crazy hormones of pregnancy and having my first child this year, I feel like my skin could really use a refresh!
I’m following everyone!
I was diagnoised this year with psoriasis and a few additional unpleasant viruses that I am holistically trying to treat. I too am in my 30s and am noticing my skin changing and not for the better (might be all the meds I’m taking trying to destroy these viruses). Honestly these products would be such a treat and luxury I would otherwise not be able to afford.
I’m following all the participants in this amazing giveaway on Instagram!
Since I’m getting closer to my thirties, Ive been becoming more conscious of protective and proventative skin care. I want/need/deserve this wonderful package because let’s face it, I won’t stay young forever!
Some of my absolute favorite products are included in this give away! I also suffer from PD but it went undiagnosed for a long time. I have some scarring that tugs at my confidence levels. As the quiet period of winter turns into spring I need to work out time for self care in the busy months just as I do in the slow times. Thank you for this post!!
I feel like I need/want/deserve this bag of amazing goodies. I am a senior in college and do not remember the last time I’ve treated myself (or have been able to afford to do so) since I began school 4 years ago. Winning this would be AMAZING and a great treat for me to come out of school lookin fresh
Man! What a great combo of things to win. I’ve been waiting to try January Labs since you’ve posted about the company awhile ago. But still haven’t had the chance! Thanks for all you do Alison!
I’ve always struggled with acne prone skin and ever since I quit hormonal birth control, it’s taken a turn for the worse. I’ve tried multiple natural products since the switch and have noticed a slight improvement, but it’s still something I’m eager to resolve once and for all. Holistic living is so important in my day to day and it can be detrimental to my self esteem knowing my skin doesn’t portray that. These brands you are partnering with for this giveaway are ones that I’ve been wanting to test out ever since I began following you two years ago. I would love to have the opportunity to test them out and finally resolve my skin mystery! Love and light✨
My skin has been terrible ever since I moved back to LA from Prague, and it’s really starting to get to my head. I need a boost of confidence and I think this package could do just that. Please help me get back to my joyful, clear skin self again! Much love.
Winning these products would be a huge self care indulge for this overworked gal!! Needing some major skin hydration, skin love, and time for myself.
I forgot to mention that I am now following everyone 🙂 I work with children in the school system and I need all of the R&R I can get and I would LOVE to try these products.
I’m following everyone! Thanks for this opportunity.
Hey there Alison! I loved this blog post so much because I’m constantly trying to figure out people’s skin care routines because there’s nothing I want more than to have beautiful, healthy, hydrated, and glowing skin. It would mean a lot to me to win this grand prize because I am in th a process of trying to figure out what is best for my skin! As a professional dancer, I’m constantly sweating, putting on a full face of makeup for shows, touching my face onto the floor, touching my face with my own hands as a part of choreography, etc. Winning this grand prize would allow me to give my skin the TLC it’s been begging for post rehearsal and post show! Thank you for not only this blog post but for all of them. I’m always keeping up to date! <3
Thank you for all the great recommendations! My focus this month has been on being kind to myself. I am coming out of a long draining season and the recovering/rebuilding process has been a slow intuitive one. An important part of my kindness routine has been my skincare. I would love to try out some of the elements of your routine (and I also already purchased some of those silk pillowcases…????????). ❤
I’m following! Everyone! Have been, thanks to you????
I’ve also just followed everyone on Instagram!
I’m following all of the partnered brands for this giveaway!
I would love to win this due to my constant on going battle with my skin! I still have acne, but I’m at an age where I need to think more about wrinkle prevention and protection.
Also, followed everyone on Instagram! 🙂
I’ve been struggling for years to balance my hormones and have experienced all the nasty side effects of being out-of-balance since I first noticed something was off in 2011. I am learning to love myself the way that I am, but I’d be lying if I said these out-of-balance hormones don’t effect the way I perceive myself. With hair in unwanted places, blemishes and an extra 30 pounds on my body, I don’t slways feel feminine and pretty. I understsnd that beauty starts from within, but I would love to win this giveaway to give my skin a little help at looking healthy again. ✨
I’ve noticed that since i turned 30, my skins texture has been so awful. I would love to be able to try a quality skin regimen because it’s been such a stress for me!
i want/need/deserve these products because i’m a college student with sensitive skin and a low budget!! i would be so grateful for these high grade products!
Such a great post! I’d Love to have this awesome package of
goodness to assist me on my newest chapter of self discovery. Stepping in to my full power/ potential as a power house of a woman! I’m so dang excited for myself and am diving into all things that I know are going to contribute to my radiance!
Followed everyone on Instagram!
also, I followed everyone on insta!
Going through a tough mental health period in my life put me behind on on all my self care routine. I would love to be gifted these skincare gems to get me inspired again to take a better care of myself again. Thank you!
Following everyone on IG!
My comments aren’t showing up! But I’m following everyone and would be smiling ear to ear for a long time if I won this giveaway. Huge fan of you, January Labs and honey face masks.
Hey Alison! I’m always looking to people like you for insight into their daily skincare routine because there’s nothing I would love more than to have beautiful, healthy, glowing, and radiant skin. As a professional dancer, I’m constantly sweating, having to put on a face full of makeup for performances, putting my face to the floor, touching my face with my hands, etc. Winning this giveaway would give me so many tools to give my skin the TLC it’s begging for! Thank you for not only this blog post but for all of them. I’m a huge fan! <3
I’ve been dealing with hormonal acne and reactive skin for several years. Recently I’ve been trying a more holistic approach, and while I have seen it make a small difference in my skin, it makes me feel healthier and better overall. I would love to try some of the products you recommend!
I followed everybody on their Instagram accounts! Wahoo! Fingers crossed!✨????????????????????????????
I want/need/deserve these products because I am a college student with sensitive skin and a low budget. I would love to try out your natural (and expensive) products 🙂
This is fascinating, I would love to try a holistic facial! It may be a little harder to find a quality provider in Georgia though. I would love to win the skincare goodies for multiple reasons! First, I’ve been struggling with skin issues pretty much my whole life, then in my mid-twenties I finally realized I had rosacea (thankfully not too bad) which of course threw in another curve ball. About two years ago I completely changed my diet and lifestyle and incorporated a more whole foods diet and collagen which totally changed my skin! The more research I did, the more I adopted an overall holistic/more natural lifestyle and switched to organic/non toxic/natural skincare products as well. This worked wonders, but in August I found out that I was pregnant with my first (yay!!) & pregnancy hormones surprisingly changed my skin a lot, and the redness came back. It’s been a frustrating process, but as a soon to be mom in April I would love to try out these products and continue on a natural, good-for-you skin care regimen! It’s not something I can afford right now with bigger bills and a baby on the way but having “nice skin” and a good complexion reallyyy boosts your self confidence. Anyways, love your blog posts ALWAYS and thanks for the tips!
Winning this contest will be the MOST needed self love & relaxation time to reconnect with myself and my skin which has been bothering me emotionally and physically. I’ve heard so many good reviews about all of these and it would be so awesome to sample as I’m on a student budget ????
I’m 25 and I’ve already noticed some wear on my skin. This kit would be a great jump start into treating my skin better!
Followed everyone as well!
I have followed everyone!!! Can’t wait to win this. ????????
I would love to win this giveaway as my skin seriously suffers in the winter! I have chronic eczema/contact dermatitis, and this past year has been one of the hardest winters for my skin yet. I was in and out of dermatologists’ offices, on multiple different steroid creams and medications which was way too much for my body! I decided to see a naturopathic doctor and learn more about holistic health. This is totally helping my skin and I am excited to see how my overall wellness can improve from the inside out. I’ve just started to incorporate Sun Potion’s He Shou Wu into my diet and my body is already happier! This would be so amazing!
Wow!! This giveaway is ????!! To be honest, I’d love
To be selected so I can share with my twin sister who
just had a baby girl !! I can’t think of anyone who needs self-care more than a new mommy. ????
Just followed everyone as well!
I would love this bag of goodies so that I can stop and take some intentional self-care time. (I love that you have to slow down and really be gentle when you’re using face products. The act of slowing down alone is pretty great.) I am trying to make sure I stay hydrated too. WOW – 3-4 litres is a lot! I’m at 2 litres on a good day right now but I can start to tell the difference compared to my almost no water days (eek!).
I’ve had terrible skin my whole life and LOVE trying new non-toxic products. I also heard (from you :)) GREAT things about the yin powder!!
also i followed everyone on instagram!
I follow everyone!
Such a great post! I’ d Love to have this amazing package of goodness, I feel it would be an awesome benefit to my next chapter of self discovery and becoming a power house of a woman! I’m so dang excited for myself and am diving into all things that will contribute to my wellness, confidence and success!
Hi Allison! I followed all the things and tagged three friends!! Thanks for the chance to win some sweet goods!
I have struggled with my skin since the day I noticed my first blackhead. A picker at heart, treating my skin with respect and patience has been a process of self-love, self-control and self-acceptance. Letting high quality products support my skin has also supported me in being more gentle with my skin! Also, as skin is the biggest indicator of the health of your external and internal world, supporting skin health is so important!
I have struggled in the past with horrible, painful cystic acne. I finally feel like I’ve got things under control, but this package would be such a wonderful way to treat myself and my skin!
I follow everyone! ????????♀️
Just followed everyone!
Suffering with perioral dermiatitis myself, you have shown me that there are natural ways to cure this painful skin condition! I was first diagnosed with PD when I was 20, and the only thing that helped my skin was antibiotics or birth control. I hated putting these chemicals in my body but was torn between chemicals or a diminished self esteem. Last year, at 27, I got off hormonal birth control (finally) but much to my dismay the PD quickly returned. Through your blog and the recommended products that have worked for you, I have finally found a natural way to treat my skin! I have so much thanks to give to you for this! So, Thank You!! I am eternally grateful!
I also followed all of the accounts on Instagram!
I spent all of my twenties battling cystic acne, which made me undeniably self conscious and obsessed with finding good skin care products. I make an effort to use chemical and cruelty free as often as I can, and love finding new products that are clean with uncomplicated ingredients. I would love to win this giveaway to be able to try new brands that might help me feel more confident in my bare skin!!
Hi Alison! Thanks for sharing what works for you!
I’m a graduate student in my mid twenties & have had issues with acne since I was in middle school. After trying what feels like every option doctors & derms could prescribe, I’ve started a natural routine! I got off the pill, moved on from all of those harsh ingredients. I’ve had some success so far! I want/need/deserve this prize because finding great natural products on a grad school budget is a struggle!
Always trying to be aware of the products I put on and in my body. I did the skin fasting after seeing your post about it and since have been thinking even more about facial products. Pairing down to essentials that are effective. These products would be an amazing addition!!
As a mama to three young girls I totally agree about the unrealistic expectations out there for young women. I personally try and teach them that love and kindness are paramount and that kindness and joy should start with our own bodies. By paying attention to my own skin and taking the time for my own routine (even if it’s just to get some alone time in the bathroom!) I know that I’m showing my girls that spending time on yourself is not only a good idea but a healthy idea. And since one of those three girls is not yet sleeping through the night and I’m basically a walking zombie these skin care would bring me back to life!
I’ve followed everyone on Instagram!
Following everyone on IG!
My makeup regimen consists of some tinted moisturizer and blush on my face before work. My skin care regimen is even more basic: Burt’s bees foaming cleanser or a make up wipe ???? I would so love the chance to experiment with these products and treat myself every day!
I’ve been going through a tough mental period lately that put me behind on my self care routine. It’s challenging to motivate to take care of yourself during such times. I would love to be gifted these self care gems to get inspired to start over on my self love journey. Thank you!
I’m now following these accounts!
You are so right that no matter how many fabulous products and facial procedures one has the resources to enjoy, that self-love does not come from these things at the end of the day. I consider these loveable things as acts of self-love in themselves, because I am reminding myself that I am beautiful and worth preserving. I turned 34 last month. I got my first facial for my 31st birthday and since then my affinity for self-care methods grows and grows. I love to try natural and nutrient rich products that help me feel naturally beautiful. I’ve loved reading this blog post of yours so much! I’ve been wanting to try LED therapy for a couple years now. One day, I hope! I am fortunate that my good friend is an esthetician so she not only pampers me but gives me a hell of a deal and great advice. It is so empowering to bond with others through self-care. It’s a thrill, really. Thank you for this lovely post and giveaway, and for introducing me to these products. If I win, I’d be so ecstatic and I promise I would share about this giveaway and my process with each product on my Instagram to give all credit where it’s due and to also celebrate self-care with my friends.
Followed everyone 🙂
I like Heliotropic Pot of Shade by Kypris Beauty for daily face sunscreen! Sold at CAP and Credo…a little bit of a splurge…I wear it every day. My skin is average/normal and not overly sensitive.
Thank you for this awesome blog post. I love the inspiration!
I would love to win these products as I have been diagnosed with SIBO and are in the process of healing. I have been dealing with eczema and my skin has been so reactive since SIBO.. any clean skin routine and products are such a gift to my mind and self confidence.
I love Sun Potion in particular!! And I’m teally interested in the honey mask, knowing it’s teally helpful for eczema.
Wow, love this giveaway and all your skin tips! The giveaway would be amazing because I am getting married in about four months! I have eczema, and it tends to flare when I’m stresses (like when I’m planning this wedding and working full time) and it’s been difficult to manage. These products would help so much! Thank you!
I’ve always struggled with dry skin and acne and have tried almost every drug store product under the sun. I just transitioned into a new job and am finding the new stress to to be another layer of concern on my skin. I’m trying to take a more natural approach to skin care and self care in general, investing in products and experiences that are healthy and transformative. Your blog/insta has been a huge inspiration and I would love an opportunity to try high quality natural skin care products that actually work. Thank you for the opportunity!
I’ve also followed all the brands (and have been following you of course) on Instagram. Thank you for introducing us!
Because I just turned 30 and need all of the products to help! 🙂
Followed everyone on IG!
This package looks so soothing – which is exactly what my skin and soul needs right now. Fresh out of an emotionally absuive relationship, freshly detoxing nicotine – essentially clearing my body, mind and soul of all things toxic. My skin has been flaring up like crazy and loving in frigid Canada doesn’t help. This would be such an incredible gift of self care.
Love! Winning these items would really enhanse my favorite self care routines and allow me to try some of the items that are usually not quite in my budget yet!
Your skin always looks amazing! I have super sensitive skin and a very tight budget. I’ve been working on my skin care regime a lot lately and am always looking for new wonderful clean products for my skin. Thank you!!
Also, I am following everyone on Instagram!
I’m entering on behalf of my friend and coworker, a dedicated teacher in an urban school district, who recently lost her home in a tragic house fire. Rebuilding after such a tragedy is unimaginable, and “extras” like luxury skincare and wellness products are out of the question at the moment. Still, I’d like to help return some normalcy and self-care to her daily routine during this difficult time.
I’m following everyone!
I’m following everyone on this post.
Wow! That’s an amazing giveaway. My name is laurence I’m from Canada and I’ve been struggling with Crohn’s disease for 8 years now. Your blog posts , ig feed , ig stories and inspiring words really help me on a daily basis to move forward with a holistic approach to treat my disease. The more I read what you write , the more insightful I become
On the powers of holistic approach to medecine and skin care. Because of my condition , my skin suffers daily from dryness , red plaques and general discomfort. I really Think this amazing bundle of giveaway could help and give me the strength to go on fighting this digestive disease. Thank you for inspiring us in so many ways 🙂
I have struggled with acne since my teen years that has left me with dark spots so I would love to use all these products to hopefully even out my skin!
I just followed all of the Instagram accounts you listed!
I’m following everyone!
Im now following everyone 🙂
This is AMAZING!!! I’d LOVE LOVE this giveaway!!! My body and skin needs some love. I’m looking beat and tired these days! Either way you are a gem ???? and I love all you are putting out in this world. Cheers to you ❤️????????????☀️????
Two years ago, right after my 22nd birthday, I started experienced very severe cystic acne out of nowhere! It left me without any confidence and so self-conscious of my exterior. I began working internally trying to cope, as well as getting to know my dermatologist very well. While we’ve come up with a longterm solution (prescription medication taken orally and topically), my skin is finicky that I still need to crank out loads of cash to keep it at ease. This give away would help so much with soothing my skin, helping the bank, and nourishing my self-confidence! (PS I love your blog and Instagram account)
I am a college student living on my own and also working a full time job! I as well suffer from peripheral dermititis and have been doing the absolute best I can’ to live a clean, eco- friendly life. Unfortunately, that lifestyle isn’t always the cheapest. Winning this giveaway would help me towards my goals of both improving my skin and the planet 🙂
Following all on Instagram!
I’m a a new mom again. I have a 5 year old and a 2 month old. They literally consume 95%of my day. The other time is set aside for school and for time with my love. I love this life! But I often buy everything for my family and forget myself. This would be an amazing gift for me! I would love to be able to take care of me once in a while!
I would absolutely LOVE to win this giveaway because I just recently transitioned into using more natural, plant-based products! I am in my 20’s and can already tell I have had sun damage and my face is constantly pale with some spots. Since switching to natural skincare products I’ve had to find cheaper brands or alternatives because they are not so affordable. I love me some healthy products so this giveaway would be perfect!
Hey Alison, thanks for sharing all this info! It’s seriously so helpful as I’ve been cracking down on myself when it comes to self care lately. I’ve been battling hormonal acne for about two yeara now and I’m finally to the point where I’ll do anything to figure out what my body needs to get rid of it. I’m getting married this fall and want nothing more than to feel confident and beautiful on that day. Free of insecurities about my skin. I’ve looked into mico needling and the LED light therapy. I’m meeting with a hormone specialist in a few weeks. I’ve scrapped a lot of my normal skincare products and have been actively trying to treat my skin with natural products that will help calm and clear my skin. All these ones you’ve recommended sound like a dream. I would love to be the recipient of this giveaway!
Ahhhh where to start!? Acne as making me feel so depressed for 10 years .. theres never a day without me being horrified looking at myself in the mirror. I dont want to be seen , I fear people talking too close to my face- their judgment..
i have tried SO many things, all the expensive products, facials, etc etc …
I wish this skin disorder to nobody else 🙁 ..
These products to be taken internally and externally looks fantastic !!!! Honey is very soothing for me .
I’m now following everyone
Alison, what an insane INSANE giveaway!! I would be honored to receive any of these products! As someone going through infertility (4+ years now), most of our income is spent on supplements, procedures, doctor’s appointments, injections, and drugs….which leaves precious little for much pampering at all. Seriously, the stress and hardship of it all has aged me so much! ???? You have incredible skin and I love every one of these “tips” you’ve written on- thank you for inspiring me! You are magic and so much beauty! ????✨????
I am following all these great companies on instagram ! Thank you kind’y for this giveaway : )
Good luck to everyone
PS Just followed all of the mentioned accounts! So excited for an extra dose of skin-knowledge! ????????
I would absolutely love to win this! My skin suffers so much from my job. I fly a lot and never know when or where I am going since I am on reserve which means I am on the low end of the pay scale (absolutely am thankful for my job and the benefits though!) I feel that taking care of myself can be difficult because of time constraints but at the same time I need to also make sure I look and feel good because as a flight attendant we are expected to look healthy and hydrated and like we get enough sleep! Hehehe. Anyways, this would be a dream to win and would definitely be used up.
My skin is a mess after switching birth controls over and over. I followed all the accounts. I love your blog! Your blog has introduced me to so many products and great recipes! Thank you so much. Much love!
I am following everyone on Insta! xxoo
I love your blog and insta account. Just looking at your photos calms my nerves and relieves my anxiety sometimes. I recently moved in with my fiance and moved 65 miles away from work. My commute went from 5 miles a day to 130 miles a day! My skin and body are freaking out. I definitely need some TLC 🙂 Thank you for doing this. xoxo.
I would be so completely thrilled to win this giveaway! For the past 6 months I have been stuck in a rut of not taking care of myself and having no motivation to start. I have been inspired by some of your recent posts to start practicing more self love by fueling my body better and treating myself to a healthier lifestyle. It is time to start taking better care of my mind, body, and spirit….and creating different routines to help encourage my growth is the first step I am trying to take in the process of finding my inner (and outer) beauty again!
This giveaway is amazing! Been following your blog and Instagram for years now and love your skincare and healthy eating suggestions. I would love this giveaway to get back to treating my body the way it should be treated. Because my skin has always been blotchy, and I’ve been insecure about birthmarks, freckles, and complexion, I’ve put my skin on the back burner and have quit attempting to feel good about it. While I don’t suffer from chronic acne, I know that I need to get back to protecting (using sunscreen, serums, etc) my body. This would be so incredibly appreciated on my end and help me kick start a more thoughtful lifestyle for my skin. Thank you for hosting this giveaway! Crossing my fingers!
Thank you for this amazing giveaway! The 20th is my birthday and I can’t think of a better way to enter the last year of my 20s than with this gift 🙂 I would also love to introduce the products to my mom (just like everyone else, it seems!), who I’m trying to transition to a natural beauty regimen after a health scare. Fingers crossed 🙂
Now following all accounts! ☺️
Just started following all of these fun new friends encouraging self care! Thank you for the opportunity to discover everyone and the chance to win amazing products.
I would absolutely be honored & grateful to win this skincare giveaway. I am an ER nurse, I work a ton of overtime to make extra money in order to save to go back to school to become a midwife. The constant exposure to emotional & physical stress has impacted my skin a ton! It is so uneven, dry as the Sahara desert, & I’ve developed red spots. I don’t even know where to start to help fix it. I would love to have the opportunity to try these amazing products & learn about my skin. I don’t give myself enough of the love I deserve & I’m on overdrive constantly. Thank you for the chance to enter this amazing giveaway, Alison <3
I followed the accounts!
Following all accounts <3
Blessings to all and much luck as we all can benefit from such a gift intro and boost to wellness. I am on a path to find myself again. And the catalyst was my heart falling ill. It’s a long story but I am on a path to wellness, mentally and beginning to physically. It’s hard. It’s daunting. It’s intimidating and overwhelming. But I’ve no choice if I choose to live. With all of that said I feel I would greatly benefit from this goodie bag of wellness. Because I am new to all of these products and I am always looking for something to improve my life and health. Thank you for sharing ????????❤️✨
Following the accounts!
I would love to win this giveaway because I have been a broke student for a while, living a lone and it has been difficult for me to put money aside for myself (it mostly goes to textbooks, rent and food). I am always inspired by your posts and wish I could have the same access to the products you use! Thank you for always inspiring us and the positive and carefree way you present your material ????
I started taking my skincare more seriously right before I turned 30, but it’s always evolving as I learn more. I would love to have the chance to add these products to my repertoire!
Yay I am following all on Instagram ❤️✨????????
I found your amazing giveaway offer today on your blog and I’m very excited about the products, I’ve just recently began a more indepth skin care routine about 8 months ago, my husband noticed I never washed my face…I did of course rinse and repeat in the shower but I never used anything extra. His attention to it made me think I should take care of myself a little more, and as I looked closer I noticed all the blackheads and blocked pores, some might find it offensive that my husband commented on my facial routine (or lack of) but he comes from the Persian Culture and really said it in a more caring and concerned type of way and I’m glad he did. I feel better about the self care I do for myself in the morning. But I’m navigating lightly because I don’t want to do harm to my skin, so I’m weary of what to try. I’m at the end of a coffee scrub type of wash to take away blackheads (it works okay, seems I could use something more) and a charcoal foaming wash (I mostly just love this for the scent) and these you are offering as a prize sound like wonderful replacements or additions, to what I have going on. I am new to the idea of using a skin toner but I love the idea, would I still need to use a lotion for moisture?… I’ve noticed your love for sunpotion on Instagram, I have a cart of items but have yet to hit submit… Thanks for the offer and best of luck to everyone!!
Hello! Your writing has always resonated with me an this give away is fantastic. I am a flower farmer here in the South West and this desert sun has made my skin yearn for some lovin’. I recently turned 32 and I too noticed a difference once my 30’s rolled around. I work hard everyday and spend a lot of time outside and I really think this give away would help me make a conscious decision to learn and spend some quality time with my skin. Thank you for the opportunity!
Following all the accounts on Instagram! ????????????
You are so exemplary! I’ve loved following you for over a year now, and listening to all your unique approaches and uses to products, life and fun. You never fail to amaze all of us!
It would be an absolute honor to be handed down all the products you stand behind for a daily skin regimen. As a young woman entering her late 20’s, I’ve really not spent enough time to take care of my skin with organic intentions and longevity in mind. I’m excited to start this process and learn from you!
P.S. I love your pets, please send them all my snuggles!
Thank you Alison for sharing all of your tips and doing the research to find the most holistic and nourishing products. I find so much inspiration from your IG and your blog. I would absolutely love to win this fabulous giveaway????. I am a nurse and a single mama of a precious 14 year old boy, a Saint Berdoodle, two kitties and my plants????. They all are the light of my life. I just turned 35 and I do not have a skin care routine and I am starting to notice a difference in my skin. I don’t always have the time or resources to establish a self care routine. What a treat it would be to use these lovely products! While I don’t have a skin care routine it is so important to me to use good sustainable products so that I may also spread the word and share with my patients who also need a lot of self care and lovin’ in their lives!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks again for everything xoxo Lisa
Very extensive and informative write up! I feel that this contest has come at a good time for me. Since deciding to stop taking birth control pills two months ago, my skin has unfortunately responded with mild breakouts and unevenness that I haven’t seen in years. I am about to start my first big job coming out of a long college career and want to be and feel my best. I would love the chance to use these products!
Best to you,
Following all on Instagram!! @alison__wu @januarylabs (to my surprise I was already following) ???? @activistmanuka @sunpotion @mirthcaftans !!!
Follow-up comment that I have followed all the brands 🙂
Well done with this!
Following everyone ????
Yay! Stoked to be following everyone ????
I have been struggling with eczema my whole life and ive realozed that holistic skincare is the best way to get my skin back on track!
I value your opinion and would love to try/add some of these products to my current line up! I love being able to share my current favorites with family and friends! Over the last two years i have cleaned up all my products that I use but there are always so many more out there to try!
I’d like to start by saying no I don’t NEED and I don’t DESERVE to win more than anyone else but who doesn’t want free stuff- and not only free stuff but free GOOD stuff. I don’t have a horror skin story like I know a lot of people do but I have been dealing with a lot of self consciousness the last couple of year due to acne. I had perfect skin in high school and didn’t know how lucky I really was until I started breaking out as a young adult- and neither I nor facialists can quite figure out my “skin type” to focus on how to fight the breakouts. I’ve been seeing an amazing facialist in Portland who has patiently been working on my skin with chemical peels, glycolic peels, and retinol ointments- my scarring is improving and I’m feeling the best I have in years! I would loooove to win this stuff because since we’ve been putting the dirty work in with peels (cuz honestly not super appealing) I would love these products to pamper my hardworking skin. Anyway- love you and your knowledge and education. Rock on, girl ❤️❤️
I’ve followed everyone on Instagram @alison_wu @januarylabs @activistmanuka @sunpotion @mirthcaftans! I was already following you and @sunpotion 🙂
I’ve always been aware of my skin ever since I was in middle school. I had horrible cystic acne and it didn’t clear up until I tried accutane in college. However, accutane was a horrible decision as it caused so many issues for me (extra dry skin w/ acne, depression, anxiety, weaker immune system). Ever since then I’ve been trying to use all-natural products for my skin on the outside and eat better, all-natural foods to heal my body on the inside. Your blog has been an inspiration for me and has helped me find new dishes and products that have made my lifestyle easier and better. I would love to try these products to further my journey and to make my skin even better!
You’re an inspiration of mine who I’ve followed for some time now… I absolutely love that you’re sharing your skincare routine and that you went the month without products. I wholly trust your advice on products and it would be so amazing to be able to give my skincare routine a complete switch to the natural side which is one of my 2019 goals! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!
Followed everyone! ????
I’m now following @januarylabs @activistmanuka @sunpotion @mirthcaftans on instagram! Was already following you @alison_wu hahaha
Hi! First off, I just love reading + learning about everything you post. Skin care is a very big passion of mine! I would never say I NEED this giveaway but it would such an amazing luxury!
Thank you ♥️????????
What an awesome giveaway! I am a skin care product junkie, but need to focus my efforts on clean beauty! I am so conscious about what I put in my body and I need to bring that same mindset to my skin! I think this would be a great way for me to keeping the whole process going! Plus I hear Manuka honey is good for acne!!!
Following everyone!! ????
Also I followed everyone! I’m super excited to explore Sunpowder!
I’m now following @januarylabs @activistmanuka @sunpotion @mirthcaftans on instagram! Was already following you @alison_wu !
Hi, Allison! I would love to win this giveaway because I’ve been struggling wirh acne and uncomfortable dry skin and attempted multiple things, to no avail – I’m making a movement to become more in touch with my skin/body in general, using natural products and working towards not wearing as much makeup. If I can suppoer small businesses in the process, that’s such a bonus!
I would love to win this set! I have a newborn baby girl (3 weeks old!) and my skin has definitely taken a backseat in terms of priorities. Plus post-natal skin changes are no joke! Dryness, acne, rough patches, and lots of under-eye bags ???? I already love January Labs products that I was introduced to through you, and would love to try products from the other companies!
Following everyone on IG I am @themotherline 🙂
After almost eight years of pregnancy and breastfeeding I am finally done! and ready to take better care of my skin. I would loooove to try out all of these!
Wow! Reading this and there is a lot of deserving people!!! I would love to win this because pregnancy is wreaking havoc on my skin! It’s the worst it’s ever been. I need safe products I can use now and products that will help my skin recover once my pregnancy is over. Quality products are very important to me and I love following you and your blog and trust your reviews!
Winning these amazing products would be such a blessing! I’ve struggled with acne for the last five years and have tried everything under the sun. I made the HUGE mistake of listening to my dermatologist (and not my gut) and even went on antibiotics. This only masked the problem and caused more. From the antibiotics I developed SIBO which I am still working to combat. Thank goodness for my amazing naturopathic Dr and the celery juice cleanse. The bad bacteria die off has been gnarly this round and my skin is freaking out. Here I am at 35 with worse skin then my teenage years.
Following all accounts!
Following all accounts!
Hi!! Thanks for such a comprehensive post! I would love to win and get to try all these lovely products. I’ve struggled with acne for years, went through a round and a half of accutane (unfortunately some other terrible long term side effects resulted and started breaking out again after it was done), and ended up trying some very chemical heavy products after to try and handle my acne/scarring with over the counter products. All this left my skin in really rough shape. I have recently been moving to cleaner products and really trying to listen to what my skin needs. Would be so so excited to win 🙂
lol ugh my life is sensational, which I understand, but I [still] deserve to win because the past month or two have been a SHIT SHOW—Pisces season hit me hard—while recalibrating from a trip home, which *should* have been relaxing, but 100% depleted my emotions. It took ya boy a minute to get back to himself, & I’m still working on it, because families are crazy & life is short & unpredictable & sometimes “home” & “family” *aren’t* good for you, which is totally okay. Also if I don’t win, I accept you adopting me as a consolation prize. ????
Hi Allison, this is truly such an amazing giveaway! It would mean so much to me personally because ive recently been having trouble with my skin for the first time in my life. I have been very intrigued by using natural products such as honey as well!! However as a college student with a low budget its hard to find room to try out these options! Also love supporting small buisnesses. All love xo
Hello! I’d love to win this giveaway because I’m looking for new natural products for myself and my clients. I’m almost done with my esthetician school and the products we use there are already affecting my skin. Since this is something I’d use everyday I need to find natural products to protect both my clients and myself. Thank you for doing such an awesome giveaway!
Hello! I already adore Sun Potion and all things related to holistic health and skincare so naturally, I would LOVE to win these amazing products. Thank you for the wealth of knowledge that you continue to share!
I am following everyone!
I have a big interest in skincare and a fairly small budget most of the time, so I normally put a lot of time into trying to find the right products for my dry/sensitive skin. Lately, I’ve been really struggling with hormonal breakouts and think my skin could use a refresh. I think a lot of these products sound great and they’d last me a long while. When my skin isn’t looking it’s best, I tend to feel down on myself and to combat that, nourishing my skin has been a way of being kid to myself. So this would be some exciting new self care as well!
I would absolutely love to win this giveaway! I’ve been struggling with PD for about four months now. I stumbled upon your PD post a couple of months ago, and I wanted to say thank you for being so honest and open about your experience. It gave me hope that I can get rid of this without antibiotics, and I am trying to be “less Type-A” about it as you say in your post. It would be a dream to win these products to hopefully aid in my healing journey. Thank you!!
Oh yes! And I’m following everyone!
Thank you for this blog post! I’ve had skin issues all my life tied to my digestion issues. I’ve tried almost everything to help heal my skin. I recently was diagnosed with PD which I would have never known without reading your blog post about your issues with PD. Because of your post I chose not to take the hormone cream prescribed to me and to seek a more wholestic approach. I’ve been working with an acupuncturist and herbalist to begin the healing process. I’ve been on a mission to find the right skin care products to accompany the internal work I’m doing. Thank you for sharing your journey it helps more than you know!
Happily following ALL accounts and excited to learn about each.
I would LOVE to win this INCREDIBLE giveaway for 2 main reasons:
1. I recently moved to Colorado and the cold winter is really bad for my skin so I’m in great need for some self care!
2. I just got engaged two weeks ago and we are planning to get married soon so this could be the perfect opportunity to prep my skin for the wedding.
Other than that I’m always looking for new natural skin products and been following your daily routine and skin fast and just love it!!
Thanks again for this opportunity.
I also followed everyone on Instagram ????
Skincare is welfare to me. The health of my skin affects how I feel about myself. I feel like skin can say a lot. I love trying out new skincare but for a student that can get really pricey. I’ve been wanting to try the January Labs product for a while and this will let me if I win
I followed all the wonderful accounts 🙂 Thanks for sharing this giveaway xo
Wow! What a giveaway! Last year I started the process of leaving birth control in the rear view mirror. Unfortunately I had a really bad reaction and my hormones and face just exploded. Almost a year later, I still struggle with it and would love this package of goodies to help me heal. Xox
I’m following everyone!
Hello Alison! (:
I have been struggling with perioral dermititis and acne for a few years now. I have been following you for quiet awhile and I appreciate your recommendations greatly. I actually asked you what your skin care routine was on an IG question awhile back and you mentioned the Osmia black soap bar…. which is a freaking game changer! My skin is now healing, however it has a bit of a way to go. With consistency in my lifestyle habits and natural products I believe I can get to where I want it, but with being a nursing student I don’t have much money for great products that are sustainable. I think this give away would be a miracle for my health and skin, and I would be so grateful.
I am following all of the accounts!
p.s. big fan (:
Hi Alison! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing skin care routine , as well as your wonderful lifestyle tips and this awesome giveaway. You are one of my favorite people to follow! I would love to win this skin care package, not for me, but for my mom. Over the past couple of years she has acquired severely sensitive skin. Every product she once used she can no longer use anymore, she’s had to get rid of basically all of her skincare products. It makes me so sad bc she absolutely loves everything beauty / skincare. She has to be careful with what she puts on her skin because almost everything breaks her out. The products she is able to use are a bit on the pricey end. I would absolutely love to win this for my mom. I love that the ingredients are natural and safe for her to use.. Mother’s Day is nearing and this would be the absolute perfect gift for her ♥️
I’m following all accounts ♥️
I would love this combo of healing /balancing tools as my periofacial dermatitis has just been glaring under my eye for nearly a month. It has been something that I have tried to manage since I was 15 and mostly I have been able to. Now I can’t seem to get it under wraps. I would appreciate any and all the help you and your amazing connections could provide. I follow all the connections you listed. Thank you for always sharing your important and pertinent info. Means the world. Of love, Alanna
I would love to win this skin care giveaway because I am trying to update my skin routine but am having trouble affording products. I have combo skin and sometimes have eczema flairups. It can be really hard to find products that work for me. I’m in my 20s and spent a lot of time in the sun growing up and can see areas where my skin is damanged. I hope these products could correct these spots.
I just got diagnosed with PD a month ago and your blog post about your journey has helped me immensely! Though I am still in the midst of this flare up I see the light at the end of the tunnel as it’s beginning to clear. Your advice about the PD has beed so helpful that I’m excited to try this skincare advice too once the PD clears! These products would be so helpful in my skincare journey:)
I am following all of the accounts as well:)
I followed all the awesome accounts! (Idk why I didn’t do it sooner- in love)
I have been struggling with Perioral Dermatitis for the past six months. I made my goal of breastfeeding my baby girl for 12 months and once I stopped my skin freaked out. I am a healthcare professional and try my best to combine my science training with natural remedies or substitutes. I love reading your blog and hearing of others experiences with POD. You give me hope sister! Keep on keepin on! Cheers!
Hello Alison 🙂
I’m a new mom and my skin has never been this bad. A combination of post partum hormones, sleep deprivation and stress eating. Thank you for this blog post and giveaway.
P.S. I’m following the accounts.
I need this basket!!!!!!!!! okay truly though i’ve been SIBO healing for just over a year now and the one thing I haven’t been able to convince myself to buy is Manuka Honey. It’s such an expensive “non nessecity” and isn’t too accessible for me at this time. I would be thrilled to have this much of the good stuff omg!!!!! By the way Alison, you’re the reason i found out and was also diagnosed with perioral dermatitis after i read your blog post! ???????? much love Wu Queen.
Thank you so much for sharing this!! I’ve always been a “less is more” kind of gal but having been working so hard to take care of my skin. I try my best to take care from the inside out with proper hydration and whole, nutritious food but grad school stress still finds its way through my skin and would love to be able to treat it with some of these amazing products!
Following everyone! ????
What a wonderful opportunity to use the facial products that make your skin glow????Due to unfortunate circumstances I have been separated from my Husband and one of my dogs for over a year now (not something we had chosen) because of this the stress along with my menopause is causing on and off flare ups on my face. I eat really healthy with lots of inspiration I get from your instagram account. I can’t seem to find the right combination for my sensitive face that doesn’t break the bank and I would love to try out the skin care you use????
Hey girl! I’m a huge fan of your work. I LOVE natural skincare and any little self care things I can squeeze in to my crazy schedule! However, stuff gets expensive and I’m a #brokecollegestudent so unfortunately, I can’t always care for myself or my loved ones like I’d like! This giveaway would be so appreciated during this stressful time! 🙂
I would absolutely love this goodie bag!! I have had chronically dry skin on my face since i was a teenager,,,,I recently got my first facial but it only helped a little bit. I have stopped using soap and I’m ready for some truly nourishing products to finally take proper care of my skin. I haven’t known where to turn for advice, and I truly trust your recommendations!
I’m following everyone! And I love everything you’re about! ^ . ^
Despite leading a healthy lifestyle for so long, stress got me to and ever since, no matter what I do, nothing will work. Wearing that on my face feels like I can never be private about my struggles. I just want to regain control over something that feels empowering to me. I want to embrace my bare skin again — which sometimes I doubt that I’ll ever get back. I’m trying to learn what it means to participate in self care, yet often feel like I don’t know where to start. This would be a really great opportunity for a new start.
Thank you ???????? ☺️
I have followed all! Fingers crossed! Need this skin win! xo
Best giveaway ever! ????
I’m a single mother of one little girl. I’ve been teaching her the importance of what we put in our bodies, holistically, since she was born. Honestly, these incredible products can get pricey & what’s the game in entering a giveaway when it can save you extra $ for the farmers market ????
Thanks for always sharing your honest experiences with new products!
I’m following all of the brands now ????
I would deeply love this giveaway. My skin has been challenging me with rosacea, once again… For over 6 months I have been struggling and have been changing my diet, trying different products, checking reactions to different things, etc. It is nice to think there is something out there such as these that I couldn’t on my own necessarily afford, to help my skin and boost up the ol self confidence! Thanks so much for sharing all you experiences and knowledge!
I’m a recent graduate from college! I’m currently working 40+ hour weeks working with kids with disabilities, as well as a coach for over 70 5-14 year olds. After a long day at work all I can look forward to is some self love. This giveaway would give me more reason to treat myself and relax a little bit. Love you and your blog. I would be so grateful to try these products.
Because I have been going and going lately. I need to regroup and start fresh. I love everything you’ve shared and the advice you give. I especially love clean beuaty. I would love to start fresh and what else could make you feel better then a new, clean skin care routine.
Following everyone and so excited to follow new inspiring brands
Hello!!! This is an awesome giveaway!!!
As a early childhood Montessori teacher there is little time and even littler money for self care especially with long days and at times sick children. I’d love to be able to try these products as part of my self care practice so that I am nourshied from the inside out and can give myself fully to my little ones.
I live in CO, where it went from 60 degrees and sunny yesterday to a literal bomb cyclone induced blizzard today. Not to mention that I’m a swimmer and I teach Hot yoga so my skin is constantly trying to figure out WTH is going on!
I would love the opportunity to explore these product lines! I was diagnosed with rosacea last year and it has been a journey figuring out what works best for my sensitive skin. Thank you for considering <3
Hi, Alison! I would love to win this giveaway because
A) I really trust your opinions and experiences (every recipe I’ve tried from your blog has been awesome, especially the lemon poppy seed no bake “donut holes”… mouthwatering!!!).
B) I just had my first baby and need some me time but don’t have a lot of time to go out and treat myself. A spa day at home would be amazing, especially with such lovely products.
C) I am unable to use a lot of my regular products because I’m currently breastfeeding, so I’m looking for some good products for sensitive, dry skin, and these sound like they really are great.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and hosting this giveaway! <3
PS: I’m also following all the accounts listed above and have tagged my sister-in-law @orangetolovegreen on your IG post <3
What an amazing giveaway! I’m a mama to 4 boys- my oldest is about to turn 8 and my youngest will be O N E next week. I would love to win this giveaway because like so many other moms I tend to put everyone else’s needs ahead of mine. This year my main goal was/is to take care of myself better, and although I preach “you can’t poie from an empty cup” I have a hard time actually finding the resources to put my own needs first. I would love so much to feel taken care of in such a wonderful way.
Following everyone 🙂
Also following all you inspiring folk!
hello! because your skin is the largest organ in your body and it NEEDS SOME SERIOUS LUVIN.
My dermatologist ran a biopsy after a YEAR of testing me for allergies, trying out (probably harmful) medications and steroid creams and countless other solutions and determined I had eczema. I firmly believe it was brought on by stress and though I’ve found ways to keep it under control through products and lifestyle it’s definitely still influenced by stress. I love reading your Instagram and blog posts (as a Portlander I get really excited when you share something local I can test out or pay a visit to) and find your food/lifestyle/skin journey inspiring and fun to keep up with! I’ve tried the Janauary Labs products and love them! Doing WuHaus inspired dance parties in the hopes it brings me luck to win the giveaway ????????
Thank you for taking the time to share in detail what routines and products have worked for you. In late 2017 my father who is 59 was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic lung cancer. Come late 2018, my mother who’s 59 was also diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to her liver and spine. Both of them are not expected to survive. My moms sister also had breast cancer at age 38. Her doctors believe it may be genetic. In short, I’ve made it a high priority to avoid harmful, carcinogenic chemicals found in tons of everyday products to reduce my chances of getting cancer, especially breast. This has been the most stressful and emotionally draining challenge I’ve ever faced, and it’s showing in my skin. I live paycheck-to-paycheck so safe, quality skin care products are inaccessible to me. I would deeply appreciate the opportunity to try these products and give myself some care.
Just followed everyone ????????
Followed all the accounts 🙂
As a new-ish mom, I rarely have time for self care. I try to sneak in a hair or face mask when I can…if I can do them in tandum in a bath, it’s a feat! I make most of my own face products and would love the opportunity to treat myself with something special. But hey, who wouldn’t? Anyway, there’s probably someone out there who could use them more than me.
Amazing giveaway! What a gift! To be fully transparent I would like to win because these are some brands I have been wanting to try and I trust anything you are giving away. It takes a lot for me to “trust” when it comes to health and wellness but you are my #1 for that!
I have pretty severe, irritating, psoriasis :/ Im always looking for new ways to combat it naturally. These items unfortunately are too pricey for my budget to purchase, so I would love to win these products!!
<3 love your page and thank you for being an inspiration.
Thanks for this amazing giveaway. Long time lover of your blog here and thanks for all that you share with the sphere!
I love natural holistic products, my skin has always responded better to them, even since adolescence. I would love the chance to try some of these, especially because I’m actually suspicious that I might have PD.
I’ve also just followed all the accounts! Thank god Instagram is back online, lol.
I am a single mom with two wonderful kids. I work 7 days a week. I barely have time for myself. It would be a great treat to win this goodie and have time and remember that self care is important no matter what. Thank you!
I am following @alison__wu @januarylabs @activistmanuka @sunpotion @mirthcaftans on Instagram and my Instagram is elaizalee
This is such an amazing giveaway!! I’m literally obsessed with everything you do. After I turned 30 I’ve tried to be more holistic and your insta/blog has helped immensely! However, I’m on a nursing student’s income. Beween long nights studying, night shifts at the hospital, or serving – my skin has suffered the blunt of it. Winning this would help my self-care routine until graduation in May and help give me the glowing skin like these twenty somethings that’ll be standing next to me!
I’m following everyone on insta!
I love Wu Haus, and you are my inspiration for healthy and holistic living! As a college student recovering from a couple rounds of Accutane and dermatitis, it’s hard to achieve a good level of skincare on a tight budget. I hope that giveaways like these will allow me to experience my favorite blogger’s number one recommendations for self-care. Thank you for sharing your insight and products. <3
And I have followed all these wonderful brands! So excited to learn more about them!
What an amazing giveaway! I would love to win these goodies. I’m ready a new routine that will help my sensitive skin instead of fight with it. Fingers crossed ????
following all the beautiful accounts now as well !!!! ????????
Hi Alison! Thank you so much for your words and for creating such a beautiful space, and thank you for creating this opportunity! I have dealt with skin problems beginning with acne for many years, and it has long been an insecurity of mine. I feel passionate about using good products that will help my skin to glow but with such a variety of products on the market it can be hard to know what’s legit and worth investing money into. This would be a dream come true!
Everybody deserves a bag of goodies like this! There are so many toxic products out there, this sounds dreamy.
Not sure I deserve all these items but they look lovely. Like most leaving comments I’m into health and natural beauty. I’ve had a skin care routine since I was 14 (cystic acne). I mostly get my skin care from the foods I eat, sleep and lots of water because I dont have extra money for lots of expensive products (Altho I do have a few) Thank you for hosting a giveaway.
Winning this giveaway would really help me on my way to being mindful about the products I put on my skin. I don’t wear a lot of products or makeup, but I have no idea where to start for more natural products. Thank you for hosting a giveaway to help someone do good to their body starting with their face!
Following all accounts — thanks Alison!
Hi Alison! I’ve been following for a while and this giveaway is amazing! I have super sensitive skin and have gone through a lot of issues in the past and am always looking for good Products that have natural ingredients without a lot of added chemical ingredients. I have been recently interested in trying something new and this would be an amazing opportunity!
Fingers crossed and have a great day!
I am also following everyone and have posted on Instagram 🙂
I need this because my postpartum skin hates me wahhhhh
I would love to win this giveaway because the products all are something I truly believe in when it comes to health and skin care. Like you said in the beginning of this blog post that maybe some people don’t have access to or are able to afford these products (like myself) but it would be amazing to feel pampered with high quality products once in awhile. I know my mom is suffering through some health issues right now too and to even let her use these products would probably mean the world to her. Thank you for giving ALL of us an opportunity to win your giveaway and thank you for sharing on your skin routine!
Also just followed all the accounts on Instagram!
I would be so grateful to win these products! I want them because I have never been able to afford luxury products like these. Although I do try to keep my products non-toxic I usually only have the means for a facewash and moisturizer. I need these products because I just ran out of facewash and would love to start a new regimen. I deserve these products because I often sacrifice my self care for my sons needs and the needs of my family. Thank you for the opportunity to receive such wonderful gifts! Been following you for a few years and everything you post is so useful and makes me aspire to do the amazing things you do!
I travel lot for work and it’s rather taxing my skin. I’ve tried heavy duty creams to combat the dry air but it always breaks me out. As your northern Canadian neighbours, we don’t have easy access to these amazing brands. I’d love to win to try out your all time favs. Maybe it will save my skin during flights ????.
Also..I am following every page!
Just followed everyone! @ATLtran
I skin fasted for 5 days after you posted about yours and I was SO surprised by how well my skin reacted. I have since totally stripped down my skincare routine!
I’m following all the brands in the giveaway!
What an amazing giveaway!! I went off of hormonal birth control 8 months ago and my skin is still going through a healing process. I’ve switched over to natural products but on a graduate student budget (and crazy schedule!) it’s hard to always give my self the self-love and space for healing I deserve!!
I’m following all of the accounts now! I can’t wait!
I also suffer from Pd and have been wanting to try January labs! I’d also love the Manuka honey mask. I keep trying things and changing my diet in hopes to see changes.
This winter has been brutal on my skin! And your skin is so glowy and amazing! <3
I follow all accounts! 🙂
Hi! Combo of life stress and hormones has me suffering from acne for the first time and my skin needs a reset. Would love to win all these wonderful products which are out of reach for me financially. ????
Hi Alison! I’ve been following you for awhile and have been so inspired by your holistic approach to skincare (and life!). I would love to be able to try your favorite products as I have similar skin issues and have been trying to resolve them for a long time! Thanks so much for this great post!
And I’m following everyone on insta!
I would love to win this because I LOVE trying new natural products for my skin! And I’m sure your recommendations are amazing 🙂
Thank you so much for putting this out there for others to use and gain insight from! I am 23 years old and have been struggling with acne since I was 13. I have been on and off of accutane 4 times, taken countless antibiotics, oral acne medications, and topical gels and creams. It’s been an exhausting road to nowhere, because I’m still struggling with my acne and self acceptance. As I age I learn that beauty is not clear skin, but the uniqueness I exude and the joy I bring to others. I can’t lie that it is hard to uphold this idea of beauty every single day… When I look in the mirror all I see on a bad day is a pizza face. I do believe that switching to a natural regime may not only help clear my skin of it’s pesky blemishes, but also help me learn to love my impurities by taking care of myself hollistically. Thank you for your time and energy, and for always being a figure I can admire.
I would love to win this amazing giveaway! I just turned 41 and I am the busy mom of a young toddler (2 y.o.). My skin is super sensitive, eczema/swelling/redness prone, which led me to almost never wear make-up and have a very, very light skincare routine. It was fine during my youth but now I really need to find products that are compatible with my skin but can also stimulate my aging skin.. You introduced me to January labs day cream, which I love so much, and I am ready for more! 😉 I love your Instagram account and your blog, I always discover new things by following you!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and organizing this giveaway!
Following all accounts!
Wow this is amazing! I would love to win this for my mom and I. We both have rosacea around our nose and eyelids, large pores, and have sensitive skin. I would really like to use all natural products, but there is so much information out there that it drowns me. I feel that if I am going to invest my money into a product I want it to be sure it works and is right for me. These brands you have partnered with are a DREAM!! I would love to start taking care of myself and do it with my lovely mother (who deserves to be put first)!
Hi! 🙂 I would love to win this giveaway to be able to try all these products. For the life of me, I just can’t find the right skin care products for me. Not just that, but life as a mama to a toddler has definitely taken a toll on my self care budget & ~stress~!
Anyway, love following you and thank you for the post!
Following all accounts 🙂
Wow this is amazing! I would love to win this for my mom and me. We both have rosacea around our nose and eyelids, large pores, and sensitive skin. Oh and did I mention we live in Michigan so our skin is so DRY. I would really like to use all natural products, but there is so much information out there that it drowns me. I feel that if I am going to invest my money into a product, I want it to be sure it works and is right for me. These brands you have partnered with are a DREAM!! I would love to treat myself, and my mom (trust me she deserves it), to this BEAUTY of a giveaway.
I would love to win this giveaway to pamper myself and my husband ! We recently lost a loved one, changed jobs, and a medical scare. It’s been a stressful time and finally things are looking brighter! Our skin and health could definitely use a boost and these products sound amazing ❤️
Following all accounts!
I’d love to start taking care of my body/life because I feel like I’ve been coasting thorough with minimal results. Being mindful when it comes to my actions and products I use seems like a great start 🙂
I followed all the accounts!
I’m a new mom and it’s so hard to carve out time and money to spend on myself. Everything these days revolves around my baby, who of course I am madly in love with, but I miss showing myself some love too!! Especially as someone who truly values self care, skincare and bath time, I would love to get that stuff back into my routine because I think it it would make me happier which ultimately makes me a better mama to my babe. I just feel too guilty at this moment in life to take any resources away from my child to spend on myself… thank you so much, Alison, for creating such a wonderful opportunity and I’m so happy for whichever lucky person receives all these goodies <3
My mental health and my skin have both been suffering a lot lately. I prioritized my mental health, but therapy is expensive so I haven’t been able to do much about my skin. I would love to be able to treat myself to some healthy skin products to help calm my breakouts.
Following everyone on Instagram!
I would love to win these products because I’m in the process of overhauling my skincare in favor of more natural, holistic products. The combination of age, stress (work + 3 young kids) and life has left me in need of something that can both do the job and leave me feeling good and taken care of. This would be a great start!
I’d like to win this goodie bag because I’ve been struggling with “bad skin” since I was in my early teens. I destroyed my once decent skin by using Pro-Activ preventatively because I was worried about developing acne. Turns out, it made my skin extremely dry and sensitive, destroyed my moisture barrier, and caused acne, which led to scarring. On top of that, I was in an abusive relationship from age 18-22, which left me with some (minor) facial scarring.
While the scarring is NEARLY gone and my acne is now sparse, it was mostly in part to haphazardly using a derma-roller and gstring on multiple courses of Accutane, contraceptive pills, and 300mg of Spironolactone/day, as well as spending thousands of dollars on creams, gels, ointments, you name it.
There have been so many times during my skincase journey that I threw in the towel (sometimes literally) and cried because it seemed hopeless. I know now it’s not – the improvements in my skin have been drastic – but I also know that the consequences these medications have had on my body and mental health.
Because of Accutane, the pill, and spironolactone (which I don’t malign in anyway – I owe my newfound self esteem to them), I will have to wait a few years to start trying for a baby. I want to begin incorporating a more holistic approach to skincare into my routine so I can stop putting [as many] chemicals in my body, and certainly the ones that disrupt my desires.
Plus, my husband and I are trying to buy our first house and it’s been one of the most stressful experiences and I need some honey on my face STAT!
So sorry for the long post! I never enter contests but this one is just too perfect. Thank you for allowing this opportunity!
Following all of the accounts and also tagged friends on your IG post! Yay!
Thank you for sharing your skin routine and all of your wonderful products. I’ve struggled with acne for years now. I’ve tried lots of natural lines but haven’t found a great match yet and I’ve been curious about January Labs. Ive also had my eye on the Yin powder for a while now but haven’t been able to spring for it yet. I live in Santa Barbara and love all my sun potion products! I would love to win your giveaway and soak up some self care magic with your generous package!
I’m following everyone on IG 🙂
Alison, you have helped change some things in my life, you are a massive inspiration, and I just love ALL the the knowledge and things you share! I love That you are giving away some really amazing products!! What a blessing, a privlage to get a chance to win some of the items you use! If I was chosen I would jump for joy!! I would be forever thankful and use products I can’t really afford but have been interwebstocking for a while. Just know that the work you do, the content you share has helped me in my little world hugeand I know it has helped countless others find motivation and inspiration to change the relationship to self care and the choices I make in my daily life grind! I just adore you and am one of your biggest fans!! So much love girl!! ~~Jess
“You don’t need 100 products. Simplify. Find what works for you.” THIS! I love how streamlined your routine is. It really resonates with me that this lineup seems skin-nourishing and supportive, without tending towards obsession.
I would love these products so I can begin a holistic skin care journey and discover more about my skin and what I need to do treat it best. I am interested in skincare but I have had few opportunities to explore what my skin likes and what makes it feel it’s best. I’m hoping to win this giveaway to begin that journey and so I can grow in confidence at the clarity of my skin, and have the peace of mind of knowing that I am doing all I can do take care of my skin. I know that the skin is the body’s first line of defense against disease, and I have a weakened immune system that I am hoping would benefit from beginning a good skincare routine.
Also following on IG. Thanks again!
I’ve been implementing skincare in to my routine as of very recently and would love to add more products to my collection. I’ve found that a biweekly mask has helped me SO much to take more time for myself during the week. It feels so luxurious and self-compassionate and has actually been helping with my stress/anxiety from work a lot. And I’ve had my eyes on the Yin Powder for sooo long and would love to try it 🙂 woo!
I did the Caveman Regimen for about a year; I didn’t use any products on my face for that entire time. I think this is what ultimately cleared up my severe cystic acne. I focused on doing many of the things you recommend in your blog post (sleep, water, nutrition). I slowly began to reintroduce products back into my skincare regimen. This would be a great way to experiment with some new products. Thank you! -Lorena
Following all the shops on Instagram ????????????????
Wow! I was diagnosed with Perioral Dermatitis almost two years ago after dealing with a flare up that lasted for months and months. I had really bad cystic acne at the time, so I was constantly putting products on my face (including retinol prescribed by the dermatologist) which resulted in PD. It was a low point for me. Although my PD has cleared up, I would love to try the products that have helped you maintain healthy skin. The fact that these are all made for people with sensitive skin is beyond perfect, because I cannot handle the harsh chemicals that are in most drugstore products.
I’ve been thinking that I need to start putting more effort into my skincare routine (right now it basically just consists of washing it), and you’re someone I really trust when it comes to natural products/wellbeing. Would love to win and enjoyed reading the post. Thanks Alison!
After going off the pill several years ago, my skin has changed so drastically. Balancing hormones naturally takes a lot of work, and good products are so expensive! I would LOVE to win this package and I know it would make such a difference in my skin routine!
I need this skincare package to help me get back to feeling myself. I’ve recently suffered a severe nerve injury that I’m learning to deal with. I used to wake up early in the morning, go to yoga class everyday, walk my cat (I know – TOTALLY xtra), and indulge myself with a skin care routine. Well, my lifestyle has had to change, and along the way I’ve seemed to lose that me time – massaging face oils/exfoliating deeply/just feeling like I love the skin I’m in. That’s what I hope to recapture with this gift. I just want to cherish the skin I’m in again. I hope whoever receives this wonderful gift gets to experience that. Love to all xx
I’m following all mentioned accounts
These product look amazing. I’m trying to use more sustainable holistic products in my beauty routine (and all other routines) but sometimes it’s just too expensive to do 100%. I would love to try out all these products and maybe integrate them into my regimen permanently!
I’m following everyone on Instagram 🙂
THank you for sharing and doing this magnificent give away! I would love this holistic goodie bag because I want to continue to honor my body with things that are good for IT and myself 🙂
I have 2 crazy boys, age 2 and 4, and yoga can only do so much…lol but really, I’ve been wanting to try the Sun Potion Yin and I am obsessed with everything MIRTH Caftans is doing. This is an amazing giveaway!
What an awesome giveaway! I started jade rolling because of your recommendation on Instagram a few months ago and ever since then I love learning all about skincare from you! Also, drinking tons of water throughout the day has made a huge difference for my skin! Please keep this wonderful, positive content coming! It is much appreciated 🙂
I would absolutely love to win this giveaway and try all these products you love! I’ve been wanting to try Manuka honey on my skin for a long time!
I’m following everyone!
I’d love to win this because I am trying to move towards issuing holistic skincare in my life. I’ve had a hard time finding affordable products that work so id be so excited to give these a shot!
Following all the accounts! Fingers crossed now ????????
Hi! It was a pleasure meeting you in NYC 2/2018 and I have loved following along since! I’ve been wanting to try these products forever before for the first time in my life I have acne (I also have dermatitis) & I am trying to relearn how to manage my routine & skin. My dermatologist actually recommended January labs but it would be so helpful to try it (via this giveaway) before fully investing & to make sure it works for me 🙂 I have already been following all of those accounts because of how much you loved them! Thanks for considering me & your skin journey was so informative!
I would love to win this giveaway! As someone who never really cared or invested in skincare for the longest time, I’ve recently seen and learned the importance of investing in quality products for my skin! Working full time at a hospital and being in school at the same time certainly takes a toll on my skin! Would love to be treated to this products and take my skin care game to the next level!
I followed all the accounts!
As a soon to be new mother, this would be a life saver in the evenings. To be able to include something like this as part of my daily routine would be a total luxury ❤️
Also following everyone! Thank you for puttting together such an awesome giveaway!
Hello! I just had a baby and so much in my life has changed, including my skin and skincare. I want to simplify my routine and use wholesome, effective products that are safe for me (and baby, who is often snuggling into my face).
I love reading about anything personal of yours. Stories, skincare routines, recipes, etc. I had followed you for awhile, but became even more intrigued when my favorite restaurant, Vibrant in Houston, TX opened up and I discovered you were part of the master mind behind their creative menu (seriously- the presentation and combination of the colorful foods are to die for!!). Besides that, I love how real you and when you share all these helpful tips and love following your PDX journey! I would love to win this giveaway because, honestly, my favorite things to accompany my wellness journey have been placed with financial burdens (most of the time). Yes, I believe we BEAUTIFUL in our own skin! But we all deserve to spoil ourselves here and there. 🙂 I have been wanting to try January Labs for the longest time!!! Celeste (The True Spoon) speaks wonderful things of this company as well. Manuka honey is an amazing anti-bacterial for the face and would love to try. ???? also, who ISN’T a fan of Sun Potion?! ☀️⭐️☀️⭐️☀️ have a beautiful day, Alison!!
I would loooove to win this giveaway to jumpstart getting back into a healing space after some very toxic experiences with a family death a month ago. Most stressful week of my entire life, gah. My body has been yearning for healing and self care ever since, and I have yet had a second to slow down and give my body/soul what it needs and wants.
I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that led to a pretty nasty intestine infection. I was on home IV antibiotics for 5 weeks. As someone who hasn’t used antibiotics on myself or my kids ever it was hard to come to terms with needing it. As a result my skin is freaking out from the detox process. It would be nice to try some new healthy products!
Thank you so much for this opportunity! I been following you for awhile and tried some of your delicious and beautiful recipes (in my case I should post my #pinterestfail versions haha).
I’d love love love to win (and I know everybody wants to, this is such a great giveaway), because my skin is a mess. I never had acne during my teenager years and now that I have reached the “3rd floor” (and a life happened 🙁 ) suddenly my skin is super dry and at the same time is prone to break out, so it is very difficult for me to find the right skin care, plus everything is so expensive and can afford it…so, if get this amazing prize, my skin, my baby on the way, and I would be very grateful 🙂
Following all the IG
Praise you! I absolutely love everything you have to say about being intuitive with your skin. At 25, I got severe acne seemingly out of no where. I originally took the medical route since my mom works at a dermatologists office. After searching and searching for a cause and being told time after time to go on antibiotics, I got a feeling it had to do with my IUD. Turns out the sneaky little device that was so nice for contraception made me completely unaware of my body’s natural cycles and was also dumping hormones into my system (think going from a 32AA to a 32D in THREE WEEKS). That gut feeling sent me on quite the journey to a more holistic approach to my entire wellness. Two years later, I am artificial hormone free but still working with hyperpigmentation and insanely sensitive skin, so I would absolutely love to try these products and your approach to skincare. <3
I am following everyone and loving all of the content!
I became (almost obsessed) with skincare around three years ago. I loved adding a skincare routine into my daily practice and really noticed the effects it had on my self esteem / eased my morning anxiety. About a year ago I lost my dad suddenly and although I said I wasn’t going to give up on my skincare routine its something I almost completely let go of. I developed a candida overgrowth and leaky gut from the stress and between the grief / my health /full time work/ and my art, I just didn’t have enough energy to spend that time on myself anymore.
I recently bought three products (cleanser / toner / moisturizer) and its been a great reminder of how much better I feel about myself when I take that time to care for my skin. This give away would be a great step in the process of finding myself again after a very testing year.
Thanks so much for your support Alison! This is an amazing give away and there are many deserving candidates. Good luck.
Followed everyone + tagged a friend on your post.
@januarylabs @activistmanuka @sunpotion @mirthcaftans
Amazing ???????? thank you for putting this together the next thing on my list is trying the silk pillow case! I’ve been going through a crazy time finally getting diagnosed with Lyme disease (after 10 years of misdiagnoses) and finally getting treatment. And my skincare and self care routine has been one of the things helping me stay more centered and grounded ????
I would love to win this giveaway because I am a new mom and would love to pamper myself a little. Love your Instagram feed and stories. Cheers! Becky
And I am following everyone on Instagram as well ????
I followed everyone on Instagram!
I would love to win this give away because natural and holistic skincare is something that is both a priority for me and something that brings me so much happiness! I love sharing new brands with friends and telling all who will listen how important it is that we put good things on our skin and in our bodies to support our largest organ!
I also went ahead and followed all of the instagram accounts 🙂
I’ve struggles with a very serious case of SAD most of my life. In the winter I fall to pieces, and experience both emotional and physical symptoms. A few years ago I decided to try natural self care as a means to alleviate my symptoms, implementing new care habits utilizing natural products, supplements, yoga, and adaptogens into my life. Nothing is a cure for mental illness, but routine that is rooted in self care can really be such a help in addressing debilitating symptoms. Your feed always features such wonderful information and recipes that are so inspirational. I would love to win this give away to try some products I’ve been interested in, but haven’t had the funds to purchase.
As a surfer, I expose my skin to harsh extreme conditions. The sun is one thing, the salt, cold and particulates (ranging from live microscopic plankton to churned up sediment to run-off are all another. I am on and off battling dry irritating rasheson just the sensitive skin of my face. A recent move to colder waters has made it worse. I have an arsenal of natural homemade and purchased products I alternate between, but sometimes nothing works. In this giveaway I might find something new that brings relief!
thank you for sharing!!! I would love to win the giveaway so that I can try to incorporate more natural skincare products into my routine!
Followed all on Instagram. Thanks!
This giveaway is a DREAM! My beauty/health routine have become minimal and simple for financial reasons. It would be so nice to add these dreamy items to my daily routine. A little pampering from the inside out would be amazing. Just entered my 30s and stepping up my game <3
I just became a mom of two beautiful twin boys and there’s never been a better time for self care like post partum!!! Anything to make a new mama feel good!!!
PS – following all Instagram accounts ! Woowee!
Following all Instagram accounts now! And tagged a friend. Thank you for always brightening my day- especially with your sweet dance moves and music selections!
Well first of all this is one of the most epic blog giveaways I’ve ever seen so kudos, someone is basically winning the lottery here. Personally I’ve always felt like my skincare is a reaffirmation, morning and night (and all day long, really) for my overall devotion to my wellbeing and happiness… it’s kind of its own small yoga practice, correlated to seemingly unrelated things, like intuition and creativity. Can always use a reminder in the medicine cabinet to aspire to that kind of light.
followed 🙂 🙂 🙂
I have struggled with hyper sensitive and reactive skin as long as I can remember. I would love a simpler new skin routine and products!
Alison, sponsors and readers,
I understand that a lot of people posting here could benefit from winning this bag of goodies. I’m no different from all of the beautiful women and men who suffer from skin sensitivities, but I still hope that you believe it could help me as much as I do.
I was among the many people asking to learn more about your experience with sensitive skin. So, thank you for sharing your skin care routine in detail through your blog and with the inclusion of a generous giveaway. As a skin sensitivity warrior, including PD, eczema, and dryness, it was refreshing to read your post. I’ve been thinking about LED treatment for a while and your blog has encouraged me to finally book an appointment.
I’m an Australian living in Wisconsin, USA, and since moving here a year ago my skin condition has worsened due to the cold/dry climate. My skin breaks out approximately every third day. I experience short periods of respite from flare ups, but my facial skin flares like clockwork, generally around my mouth, nasal creases, under my eyes and on my cheekbones. It’s a continuous cycle of red, painful bumps. I skin fast most days, which sadly causes feelings of isolation as I prefer to stay home with PD flare up. I’m now twenty-eight and my skin is changing. I figure that my body is communicating to me and as a response I’ve attempted to listen closely over the past year. I’ve eliminated food and cosmetic allergens through rigorous research into products and derivatives, I use minimal facial products as you have suggested, and natural shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and moisturizer (also Avene – thank you for the specific suggestion). Unfortunately, as much as I try to avoid topical steroid ointment, I’m sometimes propelled to use it to calm redness and inflammation which can last months untreated. Although, a dermatologist informed me that topical steroid use worsens PD over time. It has also thinned the very sensitive facial skin around my mouth exposing small veins. It is my goal to eliminate the use of topical steroid ointment by finding natural alternatives. Like you, I have also observed that stress inhibits recovery and worsens the condition, but it is a vicious cycle because the condition is incredibly stressful and for that reason I also benefit from avoiding mirrors. However, I want to acknowledge this sage statement , “you are perfect and beautiful just as you are in your natural state”.
Among all the gradual changes made over the past year, I’ve significantly focused on my diet. I keep a food diary to track how my skin responds to certain foods. I’ve considered that I’m potentially suffering from candida overgrowth, which can affect the skin and cause a rash that looks suspiciously similar to PD. I am yet to be tested for this, but I plan to take tests once I am able to apply for American health insurance. I’m in the process of immigrating, so I have limited access to the healthcare system because it’s simply not affordable without insurance. I have cleansed my gut twice (candida cleanse) and remain on a high plant based diet, that eliminates refined sugars and alcohol. I have a gluten allergy, so I am already gluten free. My gluten allergy (and other food allergies) are interesting indications of what might be happening in my gut. Since changing my diet I have noticed a decrease in the regularity of breakouts, bloating, and in my overall skin health and mental health. I’m much happier on a whole food, plant based, sugar/processed food free diet. Water is my saviour. I also drink a lot of water from my Klean Kanteen reusable bottle. Initially, making this dietary change seemed overwhelming, but now it’s a way of life. It’s quite simple and satisfying. I feel that it could benefit anyone, whether living with a skin condition or not. The product giveaway that you’re hosting is perfect, I couldn’t imagine anything more emotionally comforting and physically relieving to nurse my tired skin and often frayed emotions. Plus, I sit around the house in my robe and slippers at any opportunity I get, so doing that in a Mirth Laos robe would be an absolute dream.
Alison, thank you again for creating a platform to discuss these very real issues that, for the most part, remain largely unstudied. It is cathartic to write about this and read about the experiences of others who live with skin conditions.
Oh man, oh man! I actually was recently diagnosed with PD after struggling for 3+ months thinking I had acne on my face. After my diagnosis, I’ve been struggling to figure out what works, so being able to have access to these products would 1) be a thrill and 2) would take a huge financial burden away from having to essentially overhaul a good portion of my beauty products.
Thank you for all your knowledge sharing, I’ve been reading your PD post as a bible!!!
Hello, I’ve somehow always put my needs on the back burner since I was a child. I was the oldest of boys, my mother was ill, and my dad had to work to pprovide for us constantly. This past year has been super rough. My mother passed, my partner of 6 years left me, and I’m just trying to get to a place where I recognize myself. I would never be able to afford a prize pace like this and it would lift my spirits just to have a little win.
Oh and I am absolutely following all of your partners!!!
I’m following all accounts mentioned in your blog.
Wow! This is amazing. I’ve been pushing 200% at work, sacrificing sleep and self care rituals, so this would absolutely make my day! Trying to take better care of myself while balancing a career. Thanks for always reminding us of how important self care is!
Understanding my skin has been one heck of a roller coaster ride! I wish I could say I have it totally figured out, but I am so much closer than I used to be and my skin will most likely always be changing and evolving with each new season of life. For me, less is more has really worked. By tweaking my diet and fine tuning and to a few simple skincare items, I have seen great results. I would love to try these brands. Holistic skincare is what I’m all about!
I’m following everyone on Instagram ..
I would love to experience those products! I feel like I kind of gave up on face care a year or two ago and iv def noticed my skin changing as I get older. Sometimes finding the right products is overwhelming and although everyone’s skin is different I have faith in the products you love. Also super cool to hear of all the different techniques you have used to help you with your skin. I’m inspired to get a facial sometime in the near future.
I’m following everyone ????
I’m 29 weeks pregnant and so thankful for this season of life, but pregancy is hard on your body. I would love to give my skin a little extra love with these awesome products. Thanks for sharing your routine. Also I love that you included a part on the privilege of being able to take care of your skin this way and loving yourself as you are now, important for all of us to remember.
I would love to win because I’m an 8th grade English teacher, and even though I drink plenty of water on the regular, but 107 13 & 14-year-olds suck the life out of me daily! I love them, but I also love myself and would love to win this giveaway!!
I’ve had one of the most stressful times in my life so far this year. This resulted in immense immune system breakdown that is showing on my skin. Sensitivity is a second name of my skin and it is certainly showing it’s unhappiness on my whole body. This post got me excited and given me a little positivity that I can control this with the products on this give away! Regardless of the outcome, thank you for the read!
I’ve never commented on a blog before wow but this is incredibly exciting! I’ve been following you and Lee for quite some time and trying to slowly integrate my lifestyle with your suggestions. It’s so expensive, though, especially as an eternal college student (psychology… 5 years down, 10 to go). I have rosacea and other skin issues (even my scalp is a mess) and doctors really have been no help through the years, so I took a deep dive plunge into researching all I could about skincare and my skin last year. I still spend hours each week reading the latest research, and my skin has come SO far because of it. I view skincare as my deepest form of self care- I use it as a ritual every night as I take my melatonin, make a cup of sleepytime tea, and slowly sip it while doing my skincare routine. I decorated my bathroom with twinkle lights so I never have to turn on the annoying bright lights during my ritual, and I light my candles, some lavender incense, and slowly do a 10-step routine, taking the time to slowly roll each step into my skin with a jade roller. By the time I’m finished I’m in a meditative state, and roll right into bed. I have been saving to try some of the products mentioned in this giveaway, and didn’t think I could afford any real treatments for a very long time, so this would be an incredible opportunity. Thank you for always being so radically vulnerable and open with us, and for this amazing giveaway. I look forward to your posts every day 🙂 Thank you for considering me! instagram – @sensitiveinseattle
I would love to win this giveaway!! I am a second year law student studying in beautiful Victoria, BC. My life is consumed with constant studying, exams, moots and evenings at the court house. I try to pack in as many healthy activities as I can by running, strength training, and eating well. But when I’m feeling overwhelmed with school, my skin tends to go crazy. In addition to needing a little self care, I could also use natural products that I otherwise could not afford on a student’s budget. Sending love and light to you!
Thank you Alison for sharing your journey with us! These past few months have granted huge shifts in my life – for the better – and I would love to win this giveaway and share it with my mum. We have battled skin issues for many years, and although I have overcome many, I would love to share these new clean products with mum as well. Here’s to sensitive, but beautiful skin. It is time to be kind to my skin.
I am following everyone! xx
This whole post is amazing! I love the idea of being able to work WITH your skin and figure out what it really needs. With my husband and myself both in grad school it is definitely a challenge to afford products that my skin craves. I love reading posts like this because it gives me hope that jay I can still take care of myself and feel beautiful even without luxury. Although, a little luxury every once in a while is quite nice haha.
Also am following all these amazing accounts!!
Thank you so much for this giveaway! So exciting! I just graduated from graduate school in December, I got my master’s degree in mental health counseling. In February, I landed my first job as a mental health therapist for low-income children and adolescents in rural Georgia. It harder than I had ever imagined, but it is so rewarding at the same time. It really helps me realize how blessed I am and the privileges I have been born with. I feel so grateful that these kiddos have access to a therapist, because they didn’t before! I try to remember that. While in graduate school, my self-care routine became an important priority. It was literally a huge act of self-care just to wash my face! I was working a full-time unpaid internship, two part-time jobs AND graduate school classes on my nights off. Now, I’m beyond thankful to have found a job in my field. I’m learning so much, but my job is so mentally exhausting. For self-care, I make sure I take a walk each day outside to get some fresh air (even if it’s just 5 minutes) and I really try to take good care of my skin. The stress of graduate school and the mental exhaustion from seeing clients is really negatively impacting my skin. Following you and Lee From America has made me really interested in Sun Potions! I’d love love love these products from this giveaway. Even if I don’t win though, it feels nice to reflect on how far I’ve and what I’m doing. 🙂 So thank you for that. I love following you!!!! xoxo, S
Also, following everyone on instagram! 🙂
This is amazing!
Followed all the accounts for extra entry!
Rad giveaway! I’ve only just begun to scratch the service of what it really means to self care this year. I’ve been so lucky to have so much healing information and tools at my finger tips, instead of feeling overwhelmed with it all I’ve realized how grateful I am to have access to it. Taking the time to listen to my body and discover what truly works for me has been insanely rewarding and motivating, would be such a treat to win these products!
Following everyone woohoo!
What a powerful giveaway Alison! Lately, I have been really curious about adding manuka honey into wellness routine, so this would be an awesome opportunity to try it out. I have heard amazing things about Sun Potion adaptogens, and I know they are high quality and I brand that I trust when it comes to where they source! Also I really loved January Labs restorative toner spray, and I would be so down to try more their products! ???????? I love your content either way Alison, and I hope you do more giveaways in the future ????
I recently moved to the Midwest after living in Eugene, Oregon for almost 20 years! I’ve been here coming up on two years and it’s been quite a transition! I’m a single mom to my 15 year old daughter, I have raised her completely on my own. I moved here to be closer to my family and I’m hopes of building my career. I have been finding comfort in your posts because they remind me of the lifestyle and people I loved in my life in the PNW. They motivate me to be a light here, bringing that PNW vibe to a place that’s incredibly different. This mama would be absolutely THRILLED to win these products. It’s been a very intense couple of years with this new chapter. ❤️
I love this post! Finding the balance to engage in self-care is my personal key to happiness. Our bodies are so important and we should always listen to them. Thanks for always inspiring others out there to do the same!
This is such a wonderful and exciting giveaway!
I’ve been on a really exciting journey of taking care of myself – mentally, physically, and emotionally. I see my skin care as a reflection of how I’m taking care of my 360 health; how I’m feeding my body, skin, and soul. Fueling myself from the inside and giving my skin the extra love it needs always makes me feel wrapped in loving self-care. ????
Following everyone and tagged friend!
Following all of these powerhouse accounts! ????????❤️❤️❤️
Wow! Thank you for this amazing glow inducing giveaway, it would be amazing to try all these brands I’ve had on my wish list for ages. I really respect the ethos behind these products and try hard to choose holistic products for my health and for the ???? planet. Using everyday as an opportunity to step into my worth and do good and this would be such a gift! Gonna follow all these brands now…
Excited for this giveaway – especially because you have been an inspiration to me in my #selfcare journey. I’m a “yes” woman, a work horse and a people pleaser. I historically did not take very good care of myself. However, in the past year, I’ve learned the importance of saying “no”, treating my body with kindness – both in terms of body positivity, and what I’m putting in my body for nourishment. A lot that is thanks to you.
I recently started a new job and within 1 month of starting, my manager left. And then a few weeks later, my interim manager went on paternity leave. I’m riding solo and could really use a night (or multiple nights) of self care. I’d love to win this package :).
Thanks for all that you do. Xo,
Following, and tagged my babes 🙂
this is such an amazing giveaway! i’m always trying to better myself from the inside out and everything on this list would help me do that. self care is a huge part of my life & everything you post helps solidify that for me.
i’m also following everyone on instagram!
Amazing giveaway Alison! This past year I’ve been working on filling all of my cups – paying extra attention to my diet, adding daily movement, enrolling in grad school, and continuing to work full time at a job that I love. Unfortunately the skin has been bearing the brunt of my stress and lack of sleep; I would love to try these products to give back to my body a bit more and help it work through my often late nights!
P.s. Following of the accounts mentioned!
This is such an amazing giveaway! I would love this for my pregnant skin! It has been going crazy (33 weeks) and I prefer natural skin care. You are so much fun to follow & thank you for giving us all this opportunity to win!
Thank you for offering this giveaway!!!! I would love to win this because I’m in the middle of an intense year of grad school across the country from my husband. My degree is in nutrition yet I’m having a hard time truly nourishing myself during it all.
Following all the instagram accounts
As a teenager it is very hard to get my skin clear. I suffer from hyperpigmentation and dryness. It is very hard for me to get rid of my hyperpigmentation. I feel like if I get these products I would be able to fix my hyperpigmentation and dryness and I won’t be as insecure as I’ve beeen in school. I hope it will help me be able to boost my confident twice as much as it had been in years. This honestly would be a dream come true. I hope I win. Good luck everyone ????
The past 10 years i have battled with severe acne and reoccurring psoriasis on my scalp (this has actually been ongoing since 6th grade…I’m 29 now). 10 years ago i was living the just-about-to-turn-20 lifestyle aka eat anything you like, it’ll never effect you. The psoriasis came and went many times but the acne was unbearable. I was so self conscious about my skin! Then about 5 years later…i started developing other health issues…bloating, worsening scalp psoriasis, sugar cravings, bladder pain, period issues, weight gain…diagnosis? Candida overgrowth. Endometriosis. Interstitial cystitis. Leaky gut. SIBO. I had to completely change my LIFE to heal all of these issues but while I’m still battling all of these issues still, my skin has cleared up tremendously because i now take care of this body…and in return it gives me blemish free skin. I pay attention to what goes on my skin now and I’m very careful with my diet. But it’s been a rollercoaster of a ride and a very expensive one…i would love the opportunity to try these brands because i believe in honoring this body, it is the only one you’ve got.
Ps, followed everyone from the giveaway ????
I’m definitely thankful for finding you and discovering a holistic way to handle my acne. I’m 26 and have struggled since I was 15. I became depressed for a few years because I thought I was ugly and I had to give up my dream of being an actress. It wasn’t until a couple years ago where I discovered I needed to focus on what wa a happening inside my body. That’s when things started to turn around a bit. I still break it and suffer from acne scarring. Im loving myself now but still struggle with acne just a little bit now. I would love to use these products and win this giveaway. I just purchased January lava cleanser and brightening toner. So far so good. I would love to be able to dive more into the holistic way to help my skin. I feel like winning this giveaway will help. Either way thank you so much for this post and sharing. You are truly incredible!
I’ve also followed everyone on Instagram ????
Love reading about your skin care routine! Thanks for all your tips. I’m currently starting a new job as a nurse and would so love to pamper my stressed skin/self! (Also following all the brands on Instagram)
I appreciate you SO much for right away acknowledging how you are lucky to afford and have all these amazing skin products. I’m in the process of trying different products specifically natural products and adaptogens. I have been for months, and sometimes I get discouraged because I’d love to be able to get everything all at once! I love that this is targeted around the “less is more” concept. Not having to have 15 serums. That’s why I would appreciate to win, so I can continue educating myself! Thank you for everything you do. Sending lots of positive vibes! Ashie.
Following all accounts! ✅ thank you again!!!!
I have adult acne. I didn’t have it at a teen. I walk with my head down at work and I don’t like leaving my house or talking to people much at all. Close friends and family only. It’s vain and silly but I can’t help but feel embarrassed. I’ve tried a lot of things and spent a lot of money. I would love to try this. The only other solution I’ve been offered from doctors is antibiotics or accutane and I really don’t want to do that.
I’d love to win this giveaway! I have hormonal acne, but I also have flaky irritated oily skin. Trying to find new products that will help with both of these issues!
Hello Alison – thank you for all your inspiration throughout the years! Skin care is important to me on a personal level and an environmental level. I previously worked for a fashion activism company that focused on environmentally friendly and fair trade ways of production, manufacturing, and usage. This message resonated with me in all aspects of my life, particularly skincare. I have taken to more natural regimens and put much more time into this organ’s well being. Regardless of care, skin is ever changing and has varying needs. I think back to grade school when kids referred to my nose as the oil glut of the Midwest (we can laugh about it now :D), to the days of hormonal acne, and now to my very dry skin tendencies. These have all been phases in which I’ve learned patience and realized that my body is telling me something that I can eventually heal internally and externally. I would love to receive your give away to help further my journey of natural skin product exploration throughout all the phases my skin may go through. Thank for your time and consideration!
I also followed everyone 🙂
Everyone deserves a little self care! ❤️
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Taking care of my skin has recently become a huge priority of mine. I started reading the ingredient on all of my skin care products and could not pronounce the majority of them. So scaling back, I have been wanting to take a minimal, natural approach to my skincare. I think so many people deserve these products and I would love to be blessed with such a treat.
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Such a sweet giveaway! I’ve been a fan of January labs for sometime too- specifically the night cream but would move to try the full line! So great- thanks for the skin update. ❤️
Just followed everyone!
Wowza!! Yeah, man, this is such a good giveaway. Also, thanks for the pointer and advice not to mention your transparency and honesty! The skincare I have used for year seems to have discontinued my go to products. So I am having to search for new good products to take care of my face! I’ve been eyeing January Labs. And Sun Potion, I’ve been dying to try Lions Mane. Crossing my fingers for this!
I’m currently going through a difficult breakup, and my skin is breaking out more than it has in years. I’ve had negative self talk around it – telling myself that my healed and happy skin was from the relationship, but I know this isn’t true. I feel like winning this giveaway would be a perfect sign and turning point to claim the power of my own self-love. I hope to be able to treat myself with these amazing products. Thank you for this ♥️
I would love to try these products that are typically not in my budget to see if they could help improve my life!!
Thank you for this rad giveaway! I loved reading and learning from your blog post. I would love to win. I’m turning 30 this year and have been learning how important it is to take care of myself. The past few years have been extremely hard on myself and my family, to say the least, and I recently was gifted my first ever facial and it was absolutely heavenly. It was just what my mind and body needed. I would be floored if I won this giveaway. It would be such a blessing to me. Thank you again!
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Absolutely loved your skincare post! As a mama of a very busy 9 y/o girl, I often don’t take the time to indulge in a steady skincare routine. I have realized that it was not something that was modeled for me by my mother (who was often too busy taking care of everyone else’s needs). Would love to win this bundle and start modeling great skin care and self care for my little girl. And these products truly look amazing!
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I love reading your posts both on your blog and Instagram and find a lot of inspiration re: all things holistic. I would love to try these amazing looking products. I have been navigating skin issues for majority of my life and have been making lots of strides by focusing on my diet though my skin care routine is pretty simple. Would love to indulge in some luxurious skin care! Thank you so much ????
What an incredible giveaway! Thank you for this chance! I’ve been researching skincare products for over a week now, and January Labs keeps popping up. I was on the fence about buying it, and now this giveaway pops up on my feed, and I feel like it’s a sign! I would love to win because I’m starting to take better care of my skin now that my kids are older, and thus would give me an opportunity to do try all these wonderful products ! Hopefully take my dry skin, and help me with acne scars! Thank you!
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I would love to win this giveaway! Now that I’m about to turn 30, I’m trying to figure out a whole new skincare routine! And lovee natural products! I just started following you and I’m really interested to learn more. ????????
I would love to win this giveaway! Now that I’m about to turn 30, I’m trying to figure out a whole new skincare routine! And lovee natural products! I just started following you and I’m really interested to learn more. ????????
Thank you for posting all of these helpful tips! I’ve recently started switching over to natural skincare and love the effects I’m seeing. I’d love to win this bag of goodies to help guide me to better/healthier skin care as well as some much needed self care! Thank you for all you post here and on IG, you bring such inspiration.
would love to share these with my sis and mom! as a new working mom, having sleepless nights and caring for a newborn, it would be nice to heal and care for the body. thank you for the opportunity!
This is a very enticing list. I never comment! I am such a creeper… I think it is time I pampered my skin, instead of using the hand soap bar in my bathroom to wash it! I did make the soap, but still. This could really up my routine, and likely my skin game. Cheers!
LOVING this post and giveaway! For the past 8-9 years I’ve struggled with adult acne. I was on oral and topical antibiotics for over a year until I completely ditched my dermatologist and decided to go holistic. I started with elimination diet and eventually fell in love with a plant/based diet (3 years and going)! While my skin has definitely improved, I still have some redness that makes me a little self conscious. I’ll DEFINITELY be reading and implementing the skin fasting and the Yin Powder is something I’ve been wanting for over a year. I love simplicity and it’s been Judy as much a journey of learning to love my skin and accepting that patience is key. I’ll also be looking into the January land products … because less is more. But THANK you for this post and inspiring others through your blog.
Thank you for this amazing giveaway and for sharing in such a respectful way! I would love the chance to win this giveaway to experience the products you use. I have been on a journey to heal my skin from the inside out for some time now and it has come to the point where I openly accept my skin. I am no longer attached to acne and dark spots because they are temporary and do not deserve more than thought than that. I now welcome different products without holding them solely responsible for clearing my skin. I have developed a much healthier relationship with my physical appearance and really look up to you and respect your outlook.
I followed everyone ????
Is fee so fortunate to win this giveaway. I’ve been trying to revamp all of the “products” in my life to be more friendly—for my body, the world, our social consciousness. I’ve found replacing my face products especially hard—as you grow accustomed to what you’ve been using and don’t want to negatively affect this most sensitive and focal area. These products look amazing and I trust Alison so much. This would help jumpstart me into a new routine that is in the exact direction I want to start taking my daily skin rituals.
This giveaway is amazing! I am a total manuka honey believer and would love to try it for my skin. Thank you for bringing awareness to these products!
I would absolutely LOVE to win this giveaway! I’ve struggled with acne since I was 13 and was put on birth control pills to keep it at bay. Though that did keep it at bay, it also wrecked a lot of other things in my body (digestion, hormone imbalance, etc.), so a year ago (after 13 years on the pill) I decided to go off of it to heal my skin naturally by supporting my hormones. It’s been a long, sometimes discouraging, and literally painful acne-filled year and I’d love to have some yummy face product support to help me with this transition! Thank you for all your advice on holistic skincare and for offering this great giveaway!
I’m following everyone on Instagram now!
As I am in my mid-twenties, entering late, I am realizing how critical self-care and skin care is…not only for physical appearance but also for mental. I also have perioral dermatitis and struggle with outbreaks! Because I constantly tweak my routine to fix it, I have a hard time knowing what is causing it to flare up. This giveaway would be great to try!
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Hi Alison, I would love/need to win this giveaway. For the past year I’ve been struggling with random breakouts, dry rosy skin, and cystic acne. I had clear skin up until my twenties. I’ve tried changing diet and buying nice products but my budget is always conducive to getting me thing things I really need. I’ve been coming to terms with loving myself no matter what my skin looks like but, there’s still a woman inside of me that wants to look fierce and flawless. Hoping for the best!
I’ve followed everyone a part of the giveaway. ( I followed most of them already hehe) thanks so much for this opportunity!
What an amazing giveaway and message! I’m in naturopathic medical school here in Portland and I’ve been dedicating all of my time (plus some!) learning how heal and embracing the healing process in a natural way. It would be amazing to win this giveaway and actually get to indulge in some self care, especially because I’m on a student budget for the next 4 years ????.
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I wanna give this prize to my mom she would luv it!!
i would love to win this because it’s a beautiful offering, and i’ve been wanting to try yin power!
thanks for this amazing offer and for the wisdom you are constantly sharing. i would love to be the recipient. currently i do not have a skin care ritual, but after having children i have noticed my skin having less tone. i’m ready for more intentional self care.
i’m following everyone on insta! ❤️
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This is an incredible giveaway! I would looove to receive this beautiful package of goodies…I’m nearing the end of the didactic portion of my grad program and this package would be a little way to celebrate my achievements of the past 2 years…and give me fuel to complete the last 6 months of fieldwork. Here’s hoping! ????????????????????????
Hi Alison! I love following your page and getting introduced to new products to try. I would be estatic to win this giveaway and try some of your favs that have been on my list for ages! I (like many) have super sensitive skin which is why it’s so so important to heal from the inside out. Thanks for sharing!
Hi! I love this giveaway! I am currently struggling with hormonal acne for the first time. I’ve been on birth control for 7 years and decided I wanted to balance my hormones naturally. No regrets – but DANG my skin is seeing the change big time. Really trying to fix this by looking at it holistically. That Yin Power & Manuka honey sound life changing! ✨
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I’m so excited you’re doing a giveaway. I truly adore all your posts and such. It feels so silly to say why I “need” these products! I’m just excited your sharing what you really believe in when it comes to health and skin care. I have struggled a lot recently with acne and hormonal issues. I recently stopped taking my women’s daily vitamins because it was causing horrible acne for me, which is not new but it was unbearable and I didn’t want to leave the house. So I’ve gone through several cleansers and have been falling into a chemical face wash nightmare. These products would be incredible to receive to help clear my cystic acne and mean dry spots and maybe have an actual product that supports my skin.
For having never met you and only gotten to know you through a social media platform I actually trust the products your telling your followers to check out and I appreciate you taking time out to help us and give us insight on what works for you!
Keep rockin 🙂
I’m so excited you’re doing a giveaway. I truly adore all your posts and such. It feels so silly to say why I “need” these products! I’m just excited your sharing what you really believe in when it comes to health and skin care. I have struggled a lot recently with acne and hormonal issues. I recently stopped taking my women’s daily vitamins because it was causing horrible acne for me, which is not new but it was unbearable. So I’ve gone through several cleansers and have been falling into a chemical face wash nightmare. So these products would be incredible to receive.
For having never met you and only gotten to know you through a social media platform I actually trust the products your telling your followers to check out and I appreciate you taking time out to help us and give us insight on what works for you!
Keep rockin 🙂
Hi. I just saw your post with the January Labs products. I just recently really started focusing much more on my skincare. I turned 49 and im finding it so important to use non toxic , clean products. They do make such a diffetence in my skin. Thank you for this great blog and i will be intetested to see many more posts.
I would love to win this contest! I have made it a mission in my life lately to convert as many products in my home as possible to safe, non-toxic products. Slowly but surely as my budget allows, I’m moving towards a healthier lifestyle in my home. January Labs was one of the first skincare brands I’ve tried, and I began to notice the difference in a few days. So far I’ve made the switch to their cleanser and daily tonic. Love them both and I intend to keep switching!
This is the best giveaway I’ve seen in so long. Allison is my go to for beauty/skincare and supplement recommendations! I have been waiting to get the January Labs skincare for nearly a year… this would be such a blessing!
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Hi! I just found your blog through January Labs and have already subscribed! This is an incredible giveaway! I am fairly new to the green beauty world but have quickly fallen in love with many of January Labs products! I have not tried any of her creams yet, but LOVE her mist and tonic! I have been dying to try the night cream for the acid exfoliation benefits, I have heard it is wonderful for acne prone skin. Manuka honey is a must try for me, I have been seeing it all over green beauty blogs but just haven’t known which brand to buy so this would be awesome to win! All these products would be incredible to add into my daily regime and would LOVE to win and share these goodies with my mama! I have been slowly getting her to switch out her products to green ones as well!Thank you!
As someone who struggles with autoimmune issues and endometriosis, I need to keep all of my products CLEAN and healthy. I would love to try all of these fabulous products!!
I want this bundle of goodies to make me feel special! I have been so busy with work, and life, being far from family, unhappy with a lot of things… my birthday is coming up and I want to relax more, and re-evaluate my goals, and what I want in life. Life moves so fast- I need to time to evaluate it all, and feel special about taking the time to do so. I need these goodes- well, let’s be honest, nobody truly needs these things. But struggling with acne still, balancing the cost of what really works, etc. has been hard, and good skincare from the inside out is something tangible that everyone can do- and these products would be the icing on top! I deserve this because we all do!! 😀
Love your blog! <3
I suffer from seborrheic dermatitisthis with flare ups related to food and stress. I’ve tried so many methods and products but am looking for a more natural approach. I am also in my mid 40’s and need all the glow magic I can get. I would love to try this line and find an overall skin regime that addresses all my needs.
????????☀️great giveaway! I’m a new mom and looking for easy & simple ways to feel “myself”. Trying to keep some sort of self care as part of my daily routine is tough – but these products would help ???? Thanks!
I follow : @alison__wu @januarylabs @activistmanuka @sunpotion @mirthcaftans on Instagram as well. Thanks!
Alison, you are my biggest inspiration. Your beautiful foods, wellness, and intuitive approach to life have really taught me to appreciate all the beauty we’re surrounded by. I had been struggling with a lack of self-love, unbalanced eating and frustrated with acne, but since following you the last 3 years, I now have a positive relationship with food and wake up every day HAPPY to live in the moment. When I’m dancing ballet (or even passing a car window :)) your words resonate and I now look in the mirror with a new appreciation for my body and this wonderful life!
Just this year after going on a plant-based diet my skin is finally clearing up and I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel! I still have blemishes and have been wanting so badly to try some natural skincare and wellness goodies that I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to treat myself. These lovelies would really propel and help me with my growing practice of self-love.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and as always your encouraging words and positive vibes <3
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Hi Allison, I would love to win these products to try out especially the January labs which I’ve seen you talk about before. I have been hesitant to try because of the price. I need to find something good for my acne prone skin that I’ve always struggled with! I would love to try those sun potions products (I’ve tried a couple of the adaptogens from them thanks to your discount codes) . The activist product sounds interesting as well. I could always use a new robe! Thank you! I love learning about new foods and products from you! I’ve learned a lot since following your blog.
I’ve had to pair down my spending and that includes some self-care, due to returning to school. I would love to win these wonderful items!
i’m following everyone!
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I’d love to win this contest/giveaway! Since turning 60 this winter, my skin is needing more tender loving care. I’d love to share some of the items with my friend, who only uses very simple skin care methods (coconut oil only). Thank you!
P.S. Loved reading about your skin care challenges and victories!
I am a mom to a 3 year old with autoimmune conditions and extremely sensitive skin and I could use some self care. Would love to win this batch of pampering goodness! ????
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I’ve just moved to a new town, started a new job and turned 40. While I feel pretty good about the move, it’s been accompanied with a fair bit of stress and I can see the effects on my skin. I’d love to pamper and re-set my skin this spring! I’ve yet to make new friends in my new town and it’s time for me to get out there and put my “best face” forward. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!
My sister and I both have PD, it can be the worst! The avene cream has helped so much. Also I try to put only super gentle natural things on my face.
I’d love to try all these amazing sounding products!!
Alison, you are my biggest inspiration. Your beautiful foods, wellness, and intuitive approach have really taught me to appreciate all the beauty we’re surrounded by. I had been struggling with a lack of self-love, unbalanced eating, and frustrated with acne…but since following you the last 3 years, I now have a positive relationship with food and wake up every morning HAPPY to live in the moment. When I’m dancing ballet (or passing a car window haha) your words resonate and I look in the mirror with a new appreciation for my body and this wonderful life!
Just this year after going on a plant-based diet my skin is finally clearing up and I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel! I still have blemishes and have been wanting to try some natural skin and wellness goodies that I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to treat myself. These lovelies would really propel and help me with my growing practice of self-love, and to share with my 3 younger sisters!
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and as always your encouraging words and positive vibes <3 <3 <3
I’m following all the wonderful creators too!
I really am trying to embrace my natural look as is- with no make up or anything covering up my “tiredness”. Mom life ???? the past year I’ve really found the value to wear less make up and buy less make up. It’s been freeing. In my bank account + how I feel. I’ve seen a difference when I wear less, and I am able to enhance my skin using natural supplements, natural oils, and natural products. I bought a gua sha, and I already seen such a difference in my skin. I’m really learning from scratch how to improve my skin itself to give it that natural glow, so I can feel more confident wearing less make up. ☺️
What an amazing gift this will be to whomever you select! Like so many others on this thread, I am in the midst of a hormone balancing journey that began when I weaned my son off of breastfeeding. The result? The worst acne of my adult life which has significantly impacted my self-esteem and left me in tears more than once, I’m afraid. I am gaining some traction through the use of herbs, adaptogens, exercise and adding in carefully selected products with high-quality ingredients (one at a time, of course). I have major heart eyes for that Sun Potion Yin Powder, the Manuka 850+ and everything January Labs has to offer. It certainly doesn’t have to be me (though of course I would be over the moon!), but my hope is that you select a Mom from this group who is in need of a reminder that they deserve nurture and care too. Thank you for sharing your journey with us!
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Hi Alison. Thank you for taking the time to so clearly write out and share what you feel has benefited your skin. I’m graduated from Naturopathic Medical school here in Portland, OR last June and had a baby in my last year of school. My skin has just not been the same since. I’ve been using all my tools to balance hormones and give myself the best internal terrain for healthy skin, but for reasons likely related to stress and hormonal fluctuations (still nursing), my skin is not in the best place and could really use some TLC. It would be such a treat to try these products. I very much appreciate your attention to natural and sustainable brands and am always looking for great options to recommend to my patients as well. Thank you for the opportunity and hope to run into you sometime in town <3
Following all the brands <3
I’m 66 and just really taking care of my skin. Would love this.
Wow, I’m taken aback at the sheer number of people dealing skin irritations. Thank you Alison for being so open and reflective on your journey. Your artful curation and passion really shine through. I too have had dermatitis and have really suffered when bad flare ups feel like they take over your mental state. I’ve gone through so many natural options and tried cutting out different foods but more than anything i find doing yoga, walking, and remembering to work with my breath and listen to what my body needs at different times has been really powerful. I’m now 34, and have a 1.5 year old who is curiously exploring everything! I have to continue to carve time out for myself and the work i love doing in the world around facilitating meaningful conversations for resilient communities. This package would be such a treat and I’d love to see what the regimen would be like. Many thanks!
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I would love to win this amazing package of goodies because I also suffer from. Perioral dermatitis and have been transitioning into skin care that is more natural. I’ve heard nothing but fabulous things about January Labs and love everything Sun Potion does. That rope looks absolutely gorgeous and perfect for the spring/summer season and I’m always a sucker for Manuka honey! ????????
And I’m following everyone on Instagram!!
I really am trying to embrace my natural look as is- with no make up or anything covering up my “tiredness” all the time. Mom life ???? the past year I’ve really found the value to wear less make up and buy less make up. It’s been freeing. In my bank account + how I feel. Right now, I am discovering ways to enhance my skin using natural supplements, natural oils, and natural products. I bought a gua sha, and I already seen such a difference in my skin. But, that’s my first and only purchase for my skin so far. I’m really learning from scratch how to improve my skin, so I can have that natural glow. It’s all new to me. I really don’t know what to buy or where to even start. But, I know my goal is to let my skin feel good as is. ☺️ I really want to feel more confident wearing less or no make up at all, without looking tired all the time. Puffy eyes and lack of sleep is real thing over here due to my daughter. I know it’s important to feel pretty without doing anything, but I am not ???? there yet. I just want to look in the mirror and feel good about myself without having to put any make up on.
Oh how lovely! I would so appreciate this as I’m having a rough go of it lately and my skin can no longer outwardly tell people “I’m fine.” I’m learning to manage stress better and part of that includes self care, wellness, and taking care of my skin. Thanks for showing us these lovely products, and for your candor and openness Alison!
I’m following everyone on Instagram!
Hey Alison! This is such a fantastic giveaway that you’re doing. You’re who I go to for all skincare, holistic and fashion (of course) advise and expertise! I would love the opportunity of winning this giveaway because I have finally convinced my quite stubborn partner that indeed skincare is so SO important. I like to run at a similar pace as you, Alison, in the self love and skincare approach. This would be for the both of us to explore new products that would enhance our skin but also, inner self love 🙂
Also, I’m following everyone on Instagram!
Hi Alison! I found your awesome instagram through my partner, Temple. She is such a fan of you and the value you give to people through the internet and beyond! I would love to win this giveaway for the both of us as she has opened up a world of what skin care and self love really mean. I see how passionate my she is about self love not only for herself but for me and I am completely on board. Thank you, Alison, for instilling a beautiful way of living and care to women of all ages and backgrounds. Coming from someone who wasn’t the best at moisturizing in the dark, grey winter of NYC, these products would be very helpful. 🙂
ps. Also, after seeing your skin I knew I needed some products that you use in my life. You GLOW!
this giveaway is amazing! truly in love with all of these products and getting all of them would be a dream! xx
I’m also following you + all others on IG!
Alison, you are my biggest inspiration. Your beautiful foods, wellness, and intuitive approach have really taught me to appreciate all the beauty we’re surrounded by. I had been struggling with a lack of self-love, unbalanced eating, and frustrated with acne…but since following you the last 3 years, I now have a positive relationship with food and wake up every morning HAPPY to live in the moment. When I’m dancing ballet (or just passing a car window haha) your words resonate and I After going on a plant-based diet this year my skin is finally clearing up and I can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel! I still have blemishes and have been wanting to try some natural skin and wellness goodies that I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to treat myself. These lovelies would really propel and help me with my growing practice of self-love, and to share with my 3 younger sisters!
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and as always your encouraging words and positive vibes <3 <3 <3
I would love to win because I love skincare as a form of self care and I want to up my self care game ❤️
I am following everyone ❤️
With two small children, I find I don’t have much time to go through a cleansing regime. I could use the incentive with these great new products.
I follow @alison__wu @januarylabs @activistmanuka @sunpotion @mirthcaftans on Instagram.
First off – thank you for this giveaway opportunity! I would be over the moon excited if I could win this. I have a hard time saying why I feel I deserve it because I don’t think I deserve it more than anyone else, we all deserve it! haha But I know that winning this would be incredibly impactful to me. I have recently chosen to take on the weight of caring for my mom who struggles with Bipoloar Disorder. I don’t want to make it sound like it is a burden, because it is definitely a blessing to be able to have her in my life, but it is also very exhausting being the primary caretaker for someone who struggles with mental illness and who is very….. stubborn. 🙂 So, I would be ecstatic if I could win this giveaway because 1, I would never be able to afford any of these things. 2, I am trying to practice self-care because I know I will be better for those around me if I take time for myself. And 3, I also am healing from Adrenal Fatigue and I’m hopeful that the Yin Power potion might be helpful for me!
Again, thank you, not only for the giveaway but for all the education and love that you’ve constantly shared through your platform over the last few years. <3
I am following @alison__wu @januarylabs @activistmanuka @sunpotion @mirthcaftans on Instagram 🙂
I would LOVE to win this skincare routine. I recently had to move my entire life to Virginia after my dad was in a car accident. I left my boat for a chance at family love! It’s working out but my skin has totally dried out. I am in need of your skin care magic. Please help! Much love.
Such a lovely giveaway! I NEED this giveaway because I’d love to re-calibrate my neglected skincare routine and this feels like a well balanced, inside out regimen. <3
This is all so lovely! My skin is in desperate need of help — PCOS/autoimmune flareup in full swing 🙂 — and I’ve yet to find anything that truly works. Send your witchy skincare magic!
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I have been following Alison’s blog and Instagram for years! She is truly my holistic health and beauty guru! 🙂 When she posted about the jade roller I DMed her and got one the same day! When she was posting about celery juice I started my celery juice cleanse too and she was so sweet getting back to me on symptoms when detoxing. I was also introduced to Marie Veronique through Alison and am still using it every day. I’ve always wanted to try January Labs and Sun Potion so when I saw this giveaway I thought this is perfect for me!!! I’m a big fan of Alison and she has helped me through leaky gut issues to acne, I trust all her recommendations and can’t wait to continue my healing journey with her guidance.
Sending all my love!
Following all accounts on Insta! @sophiarasmea 🙂
Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I would LOVE to try all of these amazing products to help with anxiety/skincare/etc.
I’m following everyone on instagram!
Also! A place I love to go to in NYC for facials is JS beauty salon in Chinatown. They’re super sweet, professional and my skin always leaves feeling so amazing. Whenever you come back and would like a facial, I’d advise 🙂
Oh man I would die of happiness if I won this package! I follow all these companies and would love to be able to try out their products. I have had skin issues since I was in high school and over the last few years I’ve been transitioning into a more natural skin care routine, which has helped my skin so much. Winning this package would be a luxury I can’t currently afford and I would be so grateful!
Oh and I am following all the accounts on Instagram! @katieprinsen
Hi! I would love to win these goodies because I’m really trying to practice more self care. I recently started working as a nurse on a neuroscience floor. I love the work and the patients, but the 13-14 hr days are taking their toll on me. I also work as a per diem school nurse, and am planning my upcoming wedding, so have been feeling a little stretched lately. I’m trying to do what I can when I’m not working to take care of myself, so I can better take care of my patients in need. Carrie Lindsey in Fort Greene BK offers amazing facials! Thank you!
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Wow such a great post, very informative! I would love to try out some of the facial treatments, I’m especially curious about the LED, as someone who also suffers with PD. I actually use the Cicilfate cream, as recommended from your PD post and it really does work! Such a good find. I’m also curious about the Activist Manuka honey mask, I did used to cleanse with Manuka honey but it wasn’t really in the budget to buy more, would love to win this giveaway! I LOVE Yin Power in my morning matcha, but it is also something that is out of my budget (I tried their travel size one when it first came out and I went through it so quickly!) Anyways, I don’t want to say why I deserve to win this giveaway, because I’m sure all the people commenting deserve it just as much as me, but I would sure love to win it! 🙂 Thanks for this chance Alison!
I also wanted to comment that I’m actually already following all the wonderful makers of this giveaway on Instagram <3
What an awesome giveaway! I would love to enter to have a moment of self care. I recently started a new job and grad school, so I’d love the ability to provide a little more self care. Thank you for all you do! Courtney
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First of all, thank you for this post! I would love to enter this giveaway on behalf of my incredible sister-in-law. She is a visual arts teacher at an inner city high school and she just adopted two small children. She is obsessed with nature and holistic remedies, but she can’t afford to buy organic products most of the time. Her whole life and career revolves around teaching others to be authentic and find value in their creative vision, even in the worst of personal circumstances. For someone who cares so much for other people, she could totally use a boost of self-care, love, and the opportunity to use these awesome products. Thank you for your consideration, and much gratitude for your platform Alison!
I’m following everyone! <3
Hi and hello Alison!
My name is Andrea and even though I’m 35, I am fairly new to holistic skincare – or honestly, skincare in general. For most of my life I’ve been a tomboy and didn’t see what all the fuss was about makeup, face creams, or anything of the sort. Because of that reason, I grew up doing EVERYTHING WRONG! Haha!
I’d buy body lotion from the dollar store and use it on my face and everywhere else. I’d never wear sunscreen on my face (because my skin was so sensitive that the lotion would leave a burning effect). If I ever wore make up, chances are it would be blush and mascara passed down from my grandmother and I definitely wouldn’t ever remember to wash it off before passing out. Long story short: I was a damn fool when it came to skincare.
Then about a year or two ago (probably because I had officially become a “30-something”), I started to take notice of my skin and how it was effected by everything from the food I ate to the alcohol I drank, and if I rode my bike or used a humidifier. And so began my quest to get back some of the years I lost while being completely out of touch with my dermal layer!
The only thing is, my income as a bartender and freelancer hasn’t been able to really support this new appreciation for my face and my new fascination with holistic skincare. And that is why I’m here – to have a chance at healthy, beautiful skin! Finally! 🙂
I’m following everyone! (My insta is @bodybutt)! xoxoxoxo!
First of all, thank you for sharing your skin journey with all of us! It is incredibly helpful to know what works, what doesn’t and the care you go into when explaining options and versions of skincare is very thoughtful. Skin care is one of my very favorite things to gab about and research (raise your hand if you’ve also spent way too many hours reading the comments sections of intothegloss posts!!!), so this blog post especially meets me in my happy place.
I want/need/deserve this INCREDIBLE bag of goodies in my life because I am also on a journey to better understand the skin on my face. I’ve been going through some uncomfortable gut related issues the past couple years and my dear skin has tagged along in varying states of gorgeousness, every step of the way. I’d love to be able to finally put these products on my face (and in my tummy- I’m talking to YOU, manuka honey!) that I’ve been drooling over, as well as to create a relationship with incredible skincare.
As I delve into my 30’s, I’m becoming more interested in caring for my body, brain, soul, heart and skin to help me to be healthy, comfortable and confident! I see how my skin reacts to things happening inside my body and outside of it, and how vital it is to be thoughtful about what you’re putting on and in your skin.
Incredible giveaway! I am on a journey to fix my skin from the inside out. Longtime acne sufferer who has done multiple rounds of Accutane and every other topic and oral treatment. I’ve found great success with adjusting my skincare routine and am looking for more natural products s. I would love to add these products to my regimen. Also, I’ve been a huge fan of January Labs for years!
Hi Alison!!! I have been following you ever since I first saw one of your amazing layered smoothie posts. I follow along you and Lee, and I am constantly inspired by your work. I’m 20 years old yet I relate to you about so many things. I have struggled with my skin since I was 16 and recently went off BC, which has allowed me to be much more in tune with my body. But I am definitely experiencing the side effects on my skin. I know it will take time and regaining my cycle but I would love to win this giveaway for some help with a little extra beauty confidence <3. Your blog and Instagram has taught me so much. So if anything, I'm glad I'm leaving this comment because it gives me a chance to say thank you. Best to you!
Also, I followed everyone on Instagram! xx
Quality skincare would be such a treat for this toddler mama! I turned 30 last year and I’m seeing the effects of sun from my teenage years.
I’m following all the fab participants on Instagram. ☺️
I’m following everyone on Instagram!!!
This is amazing! I’m in definite need of some R&R and these products would be what I need to get things started. Thank you for all you do:)
I’m following everyone on Instagram.
As someone with overly sensitive skin and a lifelong history of eczema, I love and appreciate your posts that take a holistic and natural approach to skincare! I’ve never fully overcome my eczema but really appreciate the tips to heal from within. Curious to try skin fasting next!
Following everyone on IG now, too!
Hi Alison! Aka my fav skincare guru! 🙂 First off, I want to THANK YOU for being such an amazing source for wellness and health education- because of you, I was able to self-diagnose (and then officially was diagnosed) with perioral dermatitis about a year ago. Since being treated (and successfully clearing!) my PD, I have been following you / your offerings religiously. After experiencing lots of unhapy, dry winter skin, I ordered some cicalfate lotion (per your recommendation!) and have seen a huge improvement in my skin. As a graduate student, I am on a very tight budget and quality skin care products / self care often get sacrificed, which is why I would be OVER THE MOON to receive this amazing skincare package!!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all that you do!!!???????????? Xo, Emily
Now following all these amazing companies/peeps! ????
This would be a great Sunday evening selfcare party sipping wellness elixirs and pampering thy face body and friends! Huge fan of you and also January Labs. Thanks for spreading the positivity!
What a wonderful give a way! There are so many great products. After having my first baby my skin seemed to have completely changed and I have been having to relearn how to take care of it. I also for the first time had about a year long struggle with perioral dermatitis. After a few months of not knowing what was going on I got a diagnosis from a dermatologist and then found your blog post about it which was very helpful and also comforting knowing there are lots of people that have the same issue sometimes. I would love to be able to try some of these products now that I am getting a better handle on my skin.
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First off thank you for giving us this cool chance to perform a little self care that every person deserves to have in their life. I can’t say I deserve this more than any other person who has posted here but I can tell you that this skincare package might help me feel like a human again. I’m a full time OT grad student and my self care has definitely fallen short and I feel guilty even buying a bar soap with this grad school budget. I would love this boost to my self care routine and maybe have a spa day with my fellow grad students who desperately need some pampering too 😉
My face deserves this package because it’s not my face’s fault that I quit my job to go back to school and have to use drugstore stuff lately that is wreaking havoc! All the new knowledge isn’t quite penetrating ALL my organs yet from the brain outward. Haha. Adopting lots of new healthy ways of eating that are definitely helping however. And most of the approaches and ideas that are doable without tons of labor intensive work and money are from following your blog and insta. Would love to win!
I would love to win this giveaway because it would help support my self care! I’m transitioning into more clean beauty and the products can be pricey. As a woman, a POC an entrepreneur, someone who holds space for women, a mom, someone who lives in the very busy NYC and a human who lives on this planet selfcare is a must and this giveaway would help pour into and revitalize me so I can continue to pour into those in my community.
My skin has been crying for help these past few months.. I hardly ever broke out but lately it seems like I am getting a new pimple every other week! And don’t let me get started on the scars and marks that come after breakouts -___-
I know a lot of it has to do with my diet (hello croissants every morning at work!) but I have decided to not only change my eating habits but change my skin care routine. I have been wanting to go for a more holistic approach but it has been daunting doing research and trying to figure out what the hell I really need! This giveaway package seems like the perfect starter pack for someone who has no idea where to start????
I’m a mother to three (including a newborn) and would love love some self care. Living a clean lifestyle is important to me and try to have it shine in the way I take care of my kids. I feed my family healthy foods and promote an active lifestyle through consumption of organic and natural foods and letting my kids explore nature. However, one area I consistently fall short is my personal self care which includes my skin care regimen. No self pity but I would be over the moon to be able to treat my skin (and myself) to some new products and pamper myself for a change!
Plus I never win anything!
Hi Alison! What an incredible giveaway! Thank you so much for this blog post. For too long now I’ve been struggling with acne/scarring/eczema and can never seem to find products that not only relieve the problems, but also help prevent future breakouts. These luxury holistic skincare products seem absolutely divine and I would love to give them a try! Wishing you the best <3 -Gabi
What a wonderful collection of products ???? I would love to receive them! I’m a single mama who’s recently gone back to school to become a physical therapist assistant. It’s been so empowering and fulfilling to work towards something I know is my calling. My skin has been super reactive lately though! I guess I’m allergic to the algebra classes I’ve had to take lol 🙂 Your recommendation for Avene cicalfate (sp) has really been an enormous help! I’m excited to try some of the other methods you mention to sooth your sensitive skin. It can be such a challenge when so many natural products that are marketed for sensitive skin are full of essential oils and botanicals that cause our skin to inflame. Thanks so much for keeping us posted on what’s working for you and sharing your gorgeous aesthetic!
I made sure to follow all of the lovely products for a second entry ❤️
Thanks for sharing your routine and treatments! I moved recently, and my already sensitive skin is having trouble adjusting to the new climate. I’d love to try the products you use. 🙂
I’ve been going through a hard time and haven’t been taking very good care of myself. Winning these products would give me the encouragement to invest in self-care that I greatly need. Thank you!
I would love to win this giveaway for many reasons. For one, I never win anything but I believe in miracles every day and that’s my mantra so I think it could happen 🙂
I’ve been trying to clean up my skincare routine but it’s challenging because I’m a full time student in grad school (studying nutrition) and the budget isn’t too lenient right now.
Why do I think I deserve it? I try to be a positive force in the world. I support the women in my life with passion, I make a meaningful impact to those around me, I am on a mission to be love and spread love and I believe in self-reflection and growth. I am trying daily to be the best version of ME even when it’s challenging.
My self-worth has had its ups and downs for a lifetime, but I’m finally coming to a place where I have grown a deep respect for my process and I truly feel beautiful and WORTHY. It’s been profound. Now, I want to take that love I’ve found for myself and help other women achieve it. I want to work to fight against beauty standards and help women embrace their bodies and learn how to love themselves AND food. Feeling fierce and beautiful myself is the first part of that 🙂
I appreciate the consideration.
I am now following everyone 🙂
I moved to Portland about 3 years ago and the weather has been a mix of lovely days and gloomy days. I hadn’t had a problem with my skin until moving here might be because of weather, stress or since I stopped taking hormonal birth control who knows… Whatever it is, my dermatologists’ recommendations have not really helped. I may look dry and crusty some days or red, puffy and pimpley others but it doesn’t stop me. I’m still living my best life. I would like to win this giveaway so I can try all these awesome products and learn to love my skin a bit more. I’ve never paid more then 20 bucks for any skincare product so this would be an absolute jackpot (broke college student here).
Thank you for all of your advice!
I feel like I have my shit more together because of you! I love your blog and the message you send to people. You are truly doing something positive with your social media following. Keep up the awesome work!
I will be following everyone.
Absolutely everyone deserves this giveaway! But perhaps I want it the most ????. Thanks for your sharing your knowledge, abundance, inspiration & heart. I like that you seek out the companies with whom you share values because we need more of that energy in this world! I live in NYC & find that any little ritual grounds me and carries me through the crazy energy of this place…I would love to be blessed with this gift! Thanks for considering!
Hey Alison! Cool name ???? I’m hoping to win this contest because I have been trying to switch to a clean beauty routine and diet since my autoimmune diagnoses. But it sure ain’t cheap to clear out all your cabinets! But your blog and recipes really makes me excited and inspired by the changes I’ve made on this journey so far and the rest yet to come. Thanks for putting this giveaway together. Someone will be lucky to snag it.
Following all the Instagram accounts per your recommendation!
I followed everyone!
If I hadn’t begun following you on Instagram I would’ve never found Ori. You gave me hope that someone might actually be able to
help my skin. At 39 years old I still suffered with adult acne and had practically given up hope until one day I saw an IG story of yours talking about Ori. In just one month after seeing her my skin has drastically imrpoved. It’s the first time ever that the recommendations of an aesthetician worked.
I’d love to add to my new found routine now that I’ve reignited my faith that my skin isn’t beyond hope.
Thank you for inspiring me to try again.
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Alison, you’ve been an inspiration for years! ???? Recently, I have contacted you for Perioral Dermatitis help and you’ve referred me to your blog post on it, in which I’ve discovered the one product that has been THE ONLY one to help me treat my PD (Avène Cicalfate cream). Last year, you’ve also inspired me to complete the whole30 challenge and I’ve never felt better! Needless to say that I TRUST your guidance – I always turn to your blog and Instagram for inspiration from food to lifestyle to skincare and everything in between. I would love to win this giveaway as I am constantly looking for natural skincare products that won’t irritate my PD and I trust that your giveaway will provide just that!
Thanks for always being an inspiration, not just to myself, but to all the women from all walks of life.
This is awesome !!! I’m currently (stressing over ) changing my career path to holistic nutrition and want to change over my skincare products to a natural and healthier routine as well. After googling and reading so much, I’m always frustrated and don’t know where to start or what brands to trust. To be completely honest, I can’t afford this switch right now anyway with school. This post is so helpful though. It would be such a big help/ nice self care way to take some time to just focus on a little something for myself, making sure that at least my skin and mental health are treated for the day. Thank you Alison for this, and everything else ????
I have struggled with endometriosis for years and I’m really trying to focus on upping my self care. The products look perfect for that!
I am following everyone!
I would love to win this giveaway because I have recently gone to natural products and I just can’t get enough! I am stressed often from the city and this year my skin hasn’t been the bessst, even though I know it’s better than many.
I love your Insta and have followed you for awhile, ( not that any of that has to do with the giveaway) but wanted to say I’m a huge fan!
As a new mom, I don’t have much time for skincare- this routine looks manageable and healthy for the whole person, inside and out. Thanks for sharing your skincare with us and reminding us we are beautiful and whole.
Wow that is the most luxurious looking face mask I’ve ever seen! I would DIE if I were lucky enough to win this generous giveaway because I’ve been battling acne since middle school and just turned 33 yesterday. I’ve seen a handful of dermatologists over the years and finally worked my way up the acne medication ladder to the most intense one, Accutane. It was not an easy journey to say the least. I would love to treat my skin to some quality holistic products, especially ones you recommend. I love reading all of your posts. Thank you so much for the informative content you share!
p.s. I’m following everyone!
Initially, I’d like to applaud your work, you have a very fresh and innovative design sense that brings peace and comfort to my eyes. I would be grateful for this windfall of beautifully curated products. I haven’t been able to afford the proper skin care care right now as I am in a bit of an uncomfortable financial situation while I’m following my dream of being a jewelry designer and having a successful business that will also contribute to the betterment of the planet by donating 10 percent of my profits to organizations making the world a better place.
I have followed all the Instagram accounts and invited my bestie to take a look at your blog and sign up also. Be well
I would love to win this prize because I just recently learned how important skin care really is. I grew up not learning anything about how to take care of my skin. Being able to learn certain things from you, other bloggers and my sweet boyfriend(of all people) has taught me that it’s important and has been neglected too long. So thank you for the education bad information to help me research further into my skincare and what routines I should be doing in order to keep my face young, vibrant and clean!❤️
I’m following everyone!
This is such an awesome giveaway! For me, skin care has alway just been simple face wash and coconut oil. It would be nice to win this and start a real skin care routine!
My day job is social work and my work is deep- I help people in deep trauma. I’m in a bit of a financial struggle and would love the opportunity to put some healthy goodness into and on my body for self care & health. I’ve struggled with my skin since I was a kid and these products sound gentle but powerful . Thank you for all you do and share with us !
Hi Alison! What a great way to start Spring!
Needing some self love in my life right now, not attached to any of my skincare products, and need a serious inspo reboot. Love the work you do! Keep it up!
Also I’m following all you lovelies already!
I have been so interested skincare for so long and am just now starting to make the transition into cleaner products. I would love to try these!
Followed all on Instagram gladly!
All through my teens and 20s I took my clear skin for granted. I didn’t understand the importance of developing a skincare routine and sticking to it whether your face seemed to need extra attention that day or not. In my late 20s I experienced acne for the first time, breaking out before my period, when I was stressed, if I didn’t wash my face, when I slept face down in pillow, etc. Basically I have multiple pimples 24/7/365. Over the past 2 years I have developed and maintained a skincare routine that works *better* for me but is still not quite as beneficial as I would like it to be. Several of the products you are featuring in this giveaway have been on my wish list for a while but just haven’t been budgeted into the current arsenal of products I use.
I never understood the self conscious aspect of having acne when you’re trying so hard to clear it up. Unfortunately I associated break outs with unclean skin or bad habits and never really took into consideration that some people are just more prone to breaking out. Now that I’m one of those who break out despite my best efforts, I feel embarrassed by my skin and want to cover it up, but also don’t want to apply concealing products that will ultimately cause my pores to be more clogged and angry than they already are. Oh how unfortunate the struggle for clear skin is. I’d be so honored to be able to try these products and cross my fingers for positive results from their use.
I recently went off hormonal birth control, and my skin has been a messs. I’m working to balance my hormones and cure this issue from within, but it’s going to take a while. In the meantime, I would love to get my hands on all of these goodies and to establish a better skincare routine!
This giveaway is amazing!!! I would LOVE to win as I am searching to find a clean skin care ritual with clean and fresh products that will make my skin happy which makes me happy!! ????✨
Hellooo 🙂 Alison, After reading some of these comments I can’t say I am any more deserving than all these people that adore you and what you have to share with us about healthy living and creative style…it’s amazing and comforting to read stories similar to mine & see what a supportive and large community you have created! Regardless, here it goes: Like many on here, I’ve been struggling with adult acne for most of my twenties, and now that I am nearly thirty, I’m really ready to let adult acne become a part of my past. It’s so much more than Skincare products, I know! Since leaving LA & moving to the PNW, I’ve made a lot of lifestyle changes (a lot inspired by you!), dietary changes (also inspired by you!), and interpersonal changes (therapy) which have all had an immense impact on healing my skin. The missing piece I feel, is finding the right, simple skin products and skin care regime to help heal the scarring, discoloration and texture of my skin. Since finding out I’m pregnant (????) with our first baby my budget doesn’t have room for so many amazing products since we are saving for birth (wildly expensive in the US – so frustrating!) I believe that winning this give away would be such an amazing addition to how far my skin has come and help me get that much closer to fully healing my skin, feeling that ‘pregnancy glow’ for the first time, and ultimately putting adult acne to rest. Thank you!!