Healthy lifestyle has become a hot topic nowadays. Organic cosmetic is becoming more and more popular. It was a while since I wanted to try Goop products. The shame is that they don’t deliver to Europe right now :-(, but it was a reason to visit Goop store in Santa Monica when I went to California in June :-). It was great to see the whole range of what they have, but I would prefer to shop online in the future because I’m certainly more into online shopping right now.
What is the best way to get introduced to new beauty brand? Of course, through discovery set! Therefore I’ve bought Goop discovery set with 4 travel-sized skincare products that are not actually small.
- Exfoliating instant facial – gentle exfoliating mask to use 2-3 times a week after cleansing. Nice gentle exfoliator, taking into account that you use it only few times a week, it will last for a long time. Ideal for a sensitive or problematic skin. This mask is currently in my TOP 3 skincare products! And because it is very gentle I’m using it every second day and I’ve noticed that my skin became more brighter and I can see that it is glowing!
- Revitalizing day moisturizer – This moisturizer is quite rich and probably will be too heavy for oily skin. However for my combination skin it suits well, although I’m using translucent powder to eliminate unnecessary shine in my T-zone. I feel that this cream will be great at the fall/ winter season and I’m sure the dry skin owner would love it as well.
- Enriching face oil – this oil could be used alone or with a moisturizer. I prefer to use oils in the evening, therefore it became a part of my night skincare routine. The bottle is small with only 10ml, but you really need only a few drops! Even thought it is an oil it doesn’t leave any oily shine on your face. If it is hot day, I don’t use the cream afterwards – the oil itself has great moisturizing effect. But if I feel that my skin needs more – I’m applying the next product ⇓ on top of the oil.
- Replenishing night cream – this is reach nourishing night cream. At first it looks heavy for the summer, but it is definitely not! For me it is perfect product to apply after my skin was exposed to the sun all day long and need more moisture than usual. I think that it will also work great in the winter time, when the skin become dry and dehydrated.
To sum it up, I can say that I’m very satisfied with all 4 products I bought. I was very excited about trying Goop products and I’m not disappointed so far :-). The only thing to consider is price – the discovery set costs $125 + tax. From my point of view it is quite high price for the products that are designed to serve the basic skin needs like exfoliation and moisture. On the other hand, the products that are formulated with certified organic ingredients have to cost more than we used to pay for this type of products.
Moreover, Goop products are formulated without parabens, petroleum, pesticides, propylene/ butylene glycols, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, GMO, silicones, gluten, artificial dyes, fragrances and not tested on animals. I strongly believe that cosmetic ingredients should be safe for our health, otherwise I don’t see the point to use them.
However as our skin aging we need to introduce more strong ingredients (like retinol) into our skincare routine. The products that contain strong anti-age ingredients are non-organic by definition and here I look for the balance. I use anti-aging products several times a year and I try to use more natural, organic skincare products in between.
For those of you who are interested in Goop products, but live in Europe or in other country that is not US or Canada – the great alternative is Juice Beauty products. There are many online stores that sell their products in Europe, naturelleshop.com is one of them. Juice Beauty is organic cosmetic brand that is producing not only skincare but makeup products as well! I’ve tried a few products from their range and they were really great. The quality is actually the reason why Juice Beauty is so popular among celebrities and it is the reason why Goop decided to produce their products in collaboration with them!