REV Editor @taylorblair1
Organic skincare by @shelbynaturals
How REV Editor Taylor Cleared Her Skin With Shelby Naturals Organic Skincare
Having struggled with acne for around 8 years, REV Editor, Taylor had tried pretty much everything she could to help clear her skin. Upon the launch of Shelby Naturals on our site, Taylor decided to switch up her skincare and trial the line beforehand. Now nearly 2 months on, her skin is the clearest it has been in years. Keep on reading to learn more about Taylor’s experience with Shelby Naturals, and see her incredible before and after skin photos!
My skin is the clearest it has been in years – the only difference in my life is Shelby Naturals skincare.
REV Editor, Taylor Blair
I was actively taking such good care of my skin, or so I thought.
I’ve been struggling with acne for around eight years with the last year and a half being the worst period yet. I’ve tried everything to attempt to clear my skin. Lasers, peels, micro-needling, cutting out everything from my diet, investing in “cure all” skincare. Nothing worked. For me it wasn’t purely about the aesthetic insecurity, it was really about the fact that my spots were incredibly painful and itchy. It was also frustrating because I was actively taking such good care of my skin, or so I thought.
Before we introduced the amazing brand, Shelby Naturals onto REV, I tried the brand for a few weeks before. Now, nearly two months later, my skin is the clearest it has been in years – the only difference in my life is Shelby Naturals. I haven’t had a big red angry spot in over a month now – it is seriously liberating! Shelby herself, the creator of the brand, created the skincare range because she also struggled with persistent skin issues.
Left – my skin before.
Right – after using Shelby Naturals for 2 months.
Every evening I start off my skincare routine with the wonderful oil cleanser, which instantly eases my mind as the scent is so intoxicating. Think lemon, sweet orange, and grapefruit.
I use this time to deeply massage my face to really give the cleanser a chance to work on my skin. It always seamlessly removes my makeup and any other dirt sitting on top of my skin. My skin feels so clean yet hydrated after using this cleanser. Plus, I always notice any redness and irritation I have is immediately calmer.
Serum + Booster
The Wildcrafted Botanical Serum is my holy grail. As Shelby says, it’s “like a multivitamin for your skin.” It instantly feeds the skin vitamin-rich oils like argan oil, marula oil, and amla oil. It works to repair broken down and inflamed skin that struggles with redness, acne, and puffy skin. I always mix one of the booster oils depending on how my skin is feeling. When I first started using the range and was really struggling with spots, I was adding two drops of the Clear Beauty Booster to the serum twice a day. I still use it daily to prevent any future spots and when I do get a spot, I apply the oil as an intensive spot treatment. I swear by it because it dries up my spots and reduces their size overnight. The oil is full of antibacterial and antiseptic ingredients, such as black cumin, baobab, lavender, lemon oil, and more.
The other booster oil I use every day is the Youth Beauty Booster, which I use every morning to wake up the skin. It instantly brightens and deeply hydrates the skin without leaving an oily residue. It is full of concentrated vitamin A, C, and E, which are essential for strengthening collagen and elastin in the skin. The oil also has red raspberry seed oil, which provides the highest level of SPF of any other plant oil – great for overcast days when you still want some kind of skin protection! It is also a great oil to use to help protect the skin from environmental pollution and stress thanks to the jasmine oil.
I used to stay away from most face creams because I was constantly scared whatever I put on my skin would clog my pores and break me out. However, the Floral Face Cream is totally different. It is hydrating but lightweight, so it never leaves the skin feeling oily. It truly smells like you’re walking through a citrus grove! The face cream reduces the breakdown of collagen, protecting from pollution and ultraviolet light. It is the perfect base for makeup.
My skin is nowhere near perfect, but no skin is ‘perfect’.
I still have lots of texture and acne scarring, but it is improving a little bit every single day. My acne journey has taught me that it is a waste of time trying to achieve perfect skin – it just doesn’t exist. The faces you see on Instagram are not always as they seem, from perfect lighting to face filters – most of the time you’ll never see real skin on social media, which is why you must not compare your skin to others.