Meet Rain Natural Skincare… the natural, plant-based skincare that has changed my skin – and health – for the better!
Because I believe in transparency… this is my mother’s company. She started Rain Natural Skincare in the kitchen of our Yoga and Pilates studio when we were co-owners. She started out making skincare products for aging skin, and I was going through some health and skin issues that required me to clean up everything; from my nutrition to my products to my habits. Read on for how this natural skincare solution helped change my skin, and many other’s skin, from the inside out.
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Lorraine Crowe, the creator of Rain Natural Skincare, is a Licensed Holistic Nutrition and Health Practitioner, has training in Aromatherapy, and a diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation.
Through her products, her purpose is to guide you to be mindful of what you’re putting into and onto your body to help you feel your best.
The fewer toxins that you put into and onto your body, the less work it has to do to rid yourself of those toxins.
My Personal Experience using Rain Natural Skincare
I have always struggled with skin issues. Acne plagued my youth and made me embarrassed to be seen without makeup on. I started using a prescription cream in my teens that cleared up my acne but did weird things like bleach-stain face cloths and towels due to the blend of chemicals, made my skin sensitive to the sun – even more than it naturally is, dried out my skin, etc.
At the time, I was more concerned by the fact that my acne was gone than the toxic chemicals I was absorbing.
In 2015, I decided I was going to go off the birth control pill, as that was another medication I had been on for many years (the doctors also recommended that to help clear up my acne, so I was on the pill from the time I was a teenager). But, what I predicted would be an easy transition to getting my natural menstruation process again, instead turned into 4 years of doctor’s appointments, blood testing, ultra-sounds, frustration, fear that I would never be able to get pregnant if we decided we wanted to have children, and quite frankly, fear that something was wrong with me…
In the fall of 2018, my skin broke out as I had never seen it before. Even in my youth, it had never been as bad as it was that fall/winter. I had purple-ish cystic acne all over my chin and cheeks, my digestion was horrible with uncomfortable bloating and gas after eating, and I was embarrassed to go in public and even make eye contact. Although I led what I believed to be a healthy life, I looked and felt unhealthy, and I was ashamed of my skin.
In November 2018, my mother (Lorraine Crowe, creator of Rain Natural Skincare) helped me set up an appointment with a Naturopath who put me on the path of liver cleansing, acupuncture, calendula and lavender face steams, castor oil packs, and more. My mother helped me clean up my diet and nutrition by providing me with meal plans and recipes that are so delicious and easy to make, as well as helping me clean up the products I use by making me plant-based skincare products designed for my sensitive, acne-prone skin.
By April 2019, I had my period again for the first time in 4 years, my skin was clear and bright, my digestion was normal and stopped bothering me, and I felt confident, happy, and truly healthy for the first time in a long time.
I have since stopped using my prescription cream altogether, as well as any off-the-shelf skincare products, such as cleansers, etc. I only use Rain Natural Skincare, and I won’t go back to using anything else.
Not only do her products smell and feel amazing, but I honestly believe in their healing benefits, from the outside in.
Think about how many chemicals you likely are exposed to on a daily basis: from everything in your cleaning supplies to everything in your makeup drawer, and everything in between.
Cleaning up my skincare products has changed more than my skin; it’s changed my health and my confidence.
I’m obsessed with every product that Rain Natural Skincare makes, but here are a few of my go-to’s that are a part of my daily routine.
(Psst, she also has amazing bath creamers infused with lavender that are SO nice for soaking in the tub post-ride, post-yoga practice, post-long day… post-anything!)
Revitalizing Day Cream
I use every morning on clean skin
The skin on our face is very delicate and sensitive, and many factors can upset our skin, such as changes in temperature, sun, stress, fatigue, pollution, chemicals in our water and more. This gorgeous handmade face cream is packed full of skin regenerating and rejuvenating ingredients so it’s wonderful for many skin types!
Regenerating Night Cream
I use every night on clean skin
Using a hydrating cream in the evening before bed is very beneficial for our skin as this is when it is the most dehydrated. The plant-based oils in this lotion help to soothe your skin while you sleep; Frankincense and lavender are both wonderfully rejuvenating essential oils and the aroma is calming and relaxing, perfect for getting ready for a restful, regenerating and rejuvenating night’s sleep.
Green Tea Eye Cream
I use morning and night
This eye cream is full of anti-aging ingredients that will benefit the tender under eye area. This cream is full of vitamins, Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, and green tea to help soothe and calm tender skin.
Refreshing Cleansing Lotion
I use every morning after yoga
This creamy natural face cleanser is gentle, mild and melts away any makeup. The sunflower oil has antifungal properties to help with any infections on the skin, its anti-inflammatory, as well as nourishing and soothing. Castor oil is a fabulous protective barrier for your skin as it soothes and cleanses, and is anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory also.
Nourishing Body Butter
I use on my feet & hands every night
It melts on contact with the skin, protects against water loss and outside weathering (sun, snow, rain, and wind), and boosts the protective layer and barrier repair function of the skin. It hydrates, moisturizes, softens and smooths dry, dehydrated and damaged skin. It’s very soothing, protecting and helps to heal cracked, aged and damaged skin.
Orange & Vanilla Hand Lotion
My fav ‘fit-in-your-bag’ hand lotion
This is an excellent hand lotion and I use it every day – multiple times a day! It’s very nourishing and moisturizing while also being light and quickly absorbed. A great size for purses, storing in desks, or keep in multiple rooms of your house so it’s always handy. Plus it smells AMAZING!!