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When I was in my 20s, I had really good skin and not a lot of money. I used to look at the ads in women's magazines and dream of the day when I could afford all the pretty skincare products I saw there. Imagine my dismay when I developed really bad allergies (to "God's green earth," I like to say) and my skin also became super sensitive. The two may not be related, but in my mind, the skin sensitivity is an extension of the allergies.

So there went all the pretty skincare products with their petroleum (yuck) and the parabens that irritate my skin. So for years, I've been buying the big vats of cleanser and lotion that "dermatologists recommend." My problems with them are that a) they come in ugly bottles/jars and b) they last forever and I worry that they get contaminated before I can use them up.

So what's a girl to do? Enter DressGreen.

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One of the people I follow on Twitter asked for recommendations of shops that sell face lotion without all the yucky stuff in it, and that's how I ran across DressGreen's Green Tree face lotion.

I love the pretty packaging, the fact that there are no perfumes, petroleum, parabens or other ickies, and I love the 2oz size so that I can use it in a reasonable amount of time without worrying that it's gotten germ laden. Also, she shipped it really fast - I ordered it on May 5th and got it on May 8th!

The scent is wonderful too - nothing artificial, just all-natural, botanical loveliness.


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I'm going to have to order some of that. My skin is getting on my nerves!


Ooooh - that looks fantastic! I too have super sensitive skin. I may just have to give this a try!

renee @ FIMBY

Cool, I make my own facial cream with homemade green tea extract.

I love using skin & earth healthy products. And I agree with your assessment, I think skin issues are related to allergies, at least that has been the case in our family.

Lisa Renata

I need to test this out!


It's jar is so pretty! Thanks for the tip!


Aside from green being my favourite colour...i love the description of this product. thanks for the info.

The 6 O'Clock Stitch

Thanks for the tip! I'll have to check that out. And thanks for your comments on today's post. I actually saw this piece on Etsy today and thought of you...


Thanks for sharing this info. I've been looking for a better product and one that isn't harsh.


Thanks for sharing! I just went and ordered a shampoo bar :) Can't wait to try it out.


I use Dress Green's shampoo bar and I love it. I wash once a week with a different shampoo, but her's works great on the other days. I'll have to try her facial cream with my next order.

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