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We just finished a crazy week here at our house. Last week, Finn started pre-school, Matilda was sick & waking up every 45 minutes all night starting at around midnight, & I was trying to get everything ready for a party that Dustin & I were throwing for his co-workers. Thankfully, Matilda’s better, the party happened (more on that in a future blog post), & we’re getting into the routine of getting all of us out of the house at a specific time in order to get Finn to school. Phew. So, here I am, back at the keyboard. And what’s this? A post that’s not about me? A post that doesn’t include my face? Niiiiice. Speaking of my face, that’s what I want to tell you about today. (Smooth transition, right?)

My skin drives me crazy. I’ve been thankful in my life that it hasn’t been prone to breakouts, however, the only reason that I’ve been so “lucky” is because I have really dry, sensitive, cranky, skin. It’s the worst. Even in the summer I usually use a heavy cream. I’m always on the lookout for something new to try, yet always leery to switch to anything lest I anger my skin & it turns red & blotchy for a week. For serious. If I try something it doesn’t like even once, it freaks out for a week, sometimes two. Good times. Still though, I was curious when one of my high school classmates posted a link on Facebook to a new organic skin care line, Brooke Elizabeth Organics, that her girlfriend had started. I was finally about to run out of my current supplies, so it seemed like the perfect time to give it a shot. I love the fact that it’s organic. I try to make sure that I eat organic as much as possible, so it only makes sense that I use something that’s organic on my skin too. I also really liked the fact that it’s an oil, which I was assuming would make my dry skin happy. Of course even if something’s organic, it doesn’t mean that my sensitive skin wouldn’t still throw a tantrum, right? So the verdict? I love it. I’ll go into more detail below, but my skin just feels amazingly soft & not a red spot in sight. Cue the happy dance….


Ok, so there are 4 different oils to choose from. The descriptions for all of them sound great & I had the hardest time deciding. I was down to choosing between Calm & Freedom, so I decided to just go for it & order the sample pack. I’ve only used the Calm so far & it’s working out so well I kind of hesitate to try anything else. If you don’t know which to go for either, there’s a quiz that you can take to help you choose. Oh & one more thing… even though these are oils, they don’t leave my skin feeling oily. I know that doesn’t make any sense, but it’s true. It just feels soft & smooth.

A Study in Contrasts - Brooke Elizabeth Organics

Awaken was the only facial cleanser option, which made me a little nervous. It’s so creamy though & the smell really does wake you up, so I love it. I do have to be careful around my eyes because the herbs make the skin around them tingle a bit. She recommends using the facial oil to clean off eye makeup though, which makes a lot more sense. I wasn’t sure if I’d need the Infusion Tonic or not. Because of my dry skin, I don’t usually use a toner, but I figured, “Why not?”, & I’m glad I went for it. You spray it on before you apply the oil & it really does help you skin to absorb the oil. Plus, I just love the way it feels when I spray it on.

A Study in Contrasts - Brooke Elizabeth Organics

Just a heads up, I bought these products myself & decided to do a blog post on them after I’d used them for a couple of weeks. I didn’t receive payment or product for this review. I just like the idea of helping out a business that’s starting out & offering a great product. Plus, it would’ve been selfish for me to keep this great line a secret to myself! If you try it, definitely let me know what you think, especially if you try one of the different oils. I’d love to hear your experiences with them.

A Study in Contrasts - Brooke Elizabeth Organics

All products – Brooke Elizabeth Organics

Jen Hilger - Thank you so much for the glowing review of BEO! You take amazing photos!! I really appreciate you sharing it with your community, and so pleased that you love it! Sending love from the Oregon coast.

Brooke Nitzsche - My sincerest thank you for reviewing BEO products. I love hearing about peoples experience with the products and it looks like Calm drew you in for a reason.:). It is a pleasure to provide simple, sustainable, clean, organic skincare to

Brooke Nitzsche - Women and men all over the globe. My gratitude, April.

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