our wildcraft routines April 29 2020, 1 Comment

Our Wildcraft team is made up of five women, ranging in age from 23 - 44. We recently got together (virtually, of course) to answer a few questions about our skincare routines and how we incorporate our Wildcraft products into our daily lives. Here are our stories!

Laura Whitaker, 34
Founder

1. What is your skin type? Do you have any specific concerns?
My skin is very thirsty! It’s been dry my whole life so I am constantly hydrating. As I’m getting older I’ve also noticed sun damage on my forehead due to never wearing sunscreen when I was younger.

2. What is your skincare routine?
I mix roughly 1/2 tbsp of our Buff Face and Body Scrub with equal parts water twice weekly to exfoliate and use our Wash Oil Cleanser every other day. After rinsing I liberally spritz the Balance Toner on my face and neck. While the toner is still wet I apply a nickel sized amount of our Regenerate Face Serum. I find that the face serum helps with sun damage and hyperpigmentation due to the high vitamin C content in seabuckthorn. Next, I layer our Renew Eye Serum under my eyes and on any little pimples I might have as it doubles as a great spot treatment because it’s so anti-inflammatory. I finish off with one of our face creams or lotion, depending on the time of year.

3. How much time do you devote to your routine?
Probably about 10-15 minutes in the morning, and 10 minutes in the evening.

4. Does it change at all with the seasons?
Absolutely! In the winter, early spring and late fall I always apply one of our thick face creams over serums during the day. I walk everywhere so having the protective layer on my skin to combat wind and cold weather helps. In the summer I usually opt for our Calm Face Lotion during the day as it’s nice and matte and cooling when it’s hot out.

5. Do you have a product that you can’t live without?
Can I pick two? It’s really hard to choose but our Regenerate Face Serum and Balance Toner are two products that are always in my routine, no matter the weather or season.

 

Meredith Rowat, 23
Sales and Operations Coordinator

1. What is your skin type? Do you have any specific concerns?
I have sensitive, combination skin that is acne prone.

2. What is your skincare routine? I start by dry brushing my face, then I rinse with water before spritzing with our Clarify Toner. After, I apply our Renew Eye Serum along my orbital bone and finish off with our Calm Face Lotion. At night, I start by using our Cleanse Makeup Remover to take off any makeup and let my skin breathe. When I’m ready for bed, I soak a baby washcloth in hot water then apply to my face to dampen my skin and open my pores. Next, I deeply massage our Wash Oil Cleanser into my skin, then wipe off any excess with the cloth. After spraying on more toner, I add a new face serum we’re working on while my skin is still damp. I then apply our Renew Eye Serum to any blemishes and end with our Clarify Face Cream.

3. How much time do you devote to your routine?
Usually somewhere between 20 - 40 minutes.

4. Does it change at all with the seasons?
Yes! My skin is a lot drier in the winter so I switch to our Restore Face Cream and use our All Purpose Salve on any dry patches.

5. Do you have a product that you can’t live without?
Our Calm Face Lotion. I honestly felt like I had tried every affordable day cream on the market but as soon as we launched this one I knew there was no turning back. It has a silky, matte finish, wears well under makeup and helps soothe any redness or inflammation I have.

 

Bianca Garfias, 31
Marketing Manager

1. What is your skin type? Do you have any specific concerns?
I have very dry skin that tends to get flaky around my scalp and eyebrows, especially during winter. I also get hormonal acne on my chin and jaw.

2. What is your skincare routine?
After dry brushing my face, I use our Wash Oil Cleanser to massage my skin and remove any impurities. If my skin feels extra dull, I mix a bit of our Buff Face and Body Scrub with the oil cleanser to add a bit more exfoliation. I remove with a warm, damp cloth then generously spray my face and neck with the Balance Toner. Following this I add 2-3 drops of our Regenerate Face Serum, massaging in for about a minute. Then I add a tiny bit of our Restore Face Cream, paying close attention to where my skin is driest. At night, I quickly cleanse my face with our Cleanse Makeup Remover by pouring a bit onto a reusable pad and gently rubbing over my face and eyes. This helps tone my skin so that I can just add a bit of face cream and it stays hydrated while I sleep.

3. How much time do you devote to your routine?
I spend about 10 minutes. I like to take this time in the morning as it makes me feel more grounded and awake.

4. Does it change at all with the seasons? During the winter I definitely find that I need to exfoliate about 2-3 times a week to make sure my skin absorbs enough hydration.

5. Do you have a product that you can’t live without?
The Restore Face Cream is a must for me! I love the smell and rich texture and it helps my skin stay plump and dewy. It’s been a life changer.

 

Natalie Classen, 33
Production Manager / Head of Formulations

1. What is your skin type? Do you have any specific concerns?
I’d say my skin is normal in the summer and dry in the winter. I’m pretty lucky as I’ve never had many skin issues other than a few weird eczema flare-ups and the odd hormonal flare-up. I do notice that I need way more moisture than I used to.

2. What is your skincare routine?
When I wake up, I dry brush my face, then I massage a few pumps of the Wash Oil Cleanser onto my skin before hopping into the shower to let it steam and rinse off. I towel dry then spray on one of our toners. I use both, depending on my needs but right now I’m using our Clarify Toner because I’m dealing with some breakouts. While my skin is still wet, I add some face serum. I’m currently using a new, lightweight version that we will be releasing very soon and my skin is loving it! Finally, I apply some moisturizer. At night I’ve been using our Clarify Face Cream, and during the day I use our Calm Face Lotion since it’s more lightweight. My nighttime routine is more of the same, although sometimes I’ll replace the oil cleanser with our Cleanse Makeup Remover and just do a quick once-over.

3. How much time do you devote to your routine?
3 - 5 minutes in the morning and night, and usually a 10 minute mask on the weekend.

4. Does it change at all with the seasons?
My skin is way dryer in the winter so I need a heavier cream. In the summer I can just use our Regenerate face Serum or our Calm Face Lotion and I’m good to go.

5. Do you have a product that you can’t live without? I absolutely cannot live without my toner. I even keep one beside my bed for emergency toner spritzes! It just layers so well under serum and in the summer it’s such a lovely way to refresh throughout the day.

 

Mollie Wilkins, 44
Copywriter / Content Creator

1. What is your skin type? Do you have any specific concerns?
My skin is normal / dry but it has also become much more sensitive since having my daughter (10 years ago). I still experience redness and reactions from time to time but it’s mainly moisture that my skin needs, especially during the colder months.

2. What is your skincare routine?
I’ve learned for me that less is more! Most mornings, I splash warm water on my face then liberally spritz with our Clarify Toner. While my skin is still damp, I’ll add a few drops of our Regenerate Face Serum, then finish off with our Clarify Face Cream. Evenings are more of the same but I start with our Wash Oil Cleanser for a nice deep clean to rinse off all of the dirt and grime or makeup from the day. I’ll also switch to our Restore Face Cream if my skin feels particularly dry. For my body, I’ll either slather on our Illuminate Body Cream or if I’m having a bath I add a few drops of our Luxe Body Oil to the water. It makes my skin smell and feel amazing.

3. How much time do you devote to your routine?
I’m pretty quick in the morning, so about 5 minutes, tops. I like to take a bit more time in the evenings as a way to unwind so I’d say 10 - 15 minutes.

4. Does it change at all with the seasons?
Definitely. I use way less moisturizer in the summer and way more toner!

5. Do you have a product that you can’t live without? The Illuminate Body Cream was the first Wildcraft product that I tried and I fell in love immediately. Not only does it smell incredible (lemongrass - yum!) it really leaves my skin feeling silky smooth all day long.

 

What’s your skincare routine? Do you have issues or concerns that you struggle with? We’d love to hear your stories so please feel free to comment below!