A couple months ago I got an email from someone at Athia Skincare asking Everyday Road to Healthy to be a collaborator (translation: try our product at a discount, if you like it tell your people, and if your people buy through your link you get a small commission). I had never heard of Athia Skincare and honestly, I was a bit skeptical because why would they want to collaborate with us when we had UNDER 100 Instagram followers at the time? 😉
But it piqued my interest and, after a bit of research, here’s why I decided to give them a try (and am glad I did):
Helping out another small business: The global skin care market is a multi-BILLION dollar industry. Athia Skincare is a $3M dollar company. They are a small fish in a big pond and I can totally relate to that. E.r.t.h. is small potatoes compared to all the other blogs/influencers out there. I own a small bookkeeping business that has mostly small businesses as clients. And I help run a small, local breast cancer charity. So I GET IT! And I wanted to give them a chance. Plus I’m always looking for a good skincare line. My product loyalty is fierce to a fault. If I find a brand I love, I am usually a customer for life. And while I do have a few individual products I’m loyal to, I’m not committed to an entire line yet. I thought, Athia could be a brand I get behind.
All Natural, made in the USA, 100% cruelty free ingredients: I’m realizing the term “all natural” has a very wide meaning in the retail industry. But here is a quote from Athia’s website:
“We use all natural ingredients that are Made in the USA and 100% Cruelty Free. We take pride in our ingredients and we know you will too. Our products meet the Sephora Clean Standard – which means – free of: sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban and less than one percent synthetic fragrances.”
I like the sound of that.
Philanthropy: As I mentioned, I run a non-profit, so I love a good company that is willing to give back. Athia Skincare partners with She’s the First. Their vision is “a world where every girl chooses her own future”. Proceeds from every Athia Skincare purchase goes towards a scholarship for a young girl who may otherwise be denied an education to become whatever she wants to be. That’s some amazing stuff right there and I love knowing my purchase is helping in some way.
Results: I know the burning question is how do the products actually work as far as skin care goes. Here’s my little before and after story. Back in the beginning of March I had gone to the dermatologist for this white cyst (deep whitehead? milia?) on my cheek. It had been there for well over a year and I couldn’t get rid of it. I know it looks “poppable” but trust me, it’s not.
I was told that the only way to remove it was surgery. I had a script in hand and just needed to make the appointment. Less than a week later, covid shut everything down and this small procedure (that was purely based on vanity) was put WAY on the backburner. Fast forward 6 months later, without surgery, and the cyst is gone!
There is still a small, raised bump, but it’s hardly noticeable and the white part is gone. I’m not saying it is or isn’t because of Athia products, but I am saying the ONLY thing I changed to my skincare regimen was I started using Athia Skincare. So my conclusion is that the change in the independent variable (skin care products) is what caused the change in the dependent variable (cyst). 🙂 That’s scientific enough for me!
The products I have been using regularly since July (and haven’t had to replenish yet, so I can attest to the fact that they last at least a few months) are:
Price: $34 (use discount code ERTH15 for 15% off) – I use this every morning (1 or 2 pumps) to wash my face. It’s not drying, has a subtle, sweet scent and leaves my skin fresh and hydrated.
Next I apply my go-to Vitamin C Serum (outside the Athia line), followed by this Athia Daily Moisturizer:
Price: $63 (use discount code ERTH15 for 15% off) – It’s light and hydrating, and makes my skin look fresh and dewy. Hyaluronic Acid is moisturizing and healing, which could have helped “heal” my cyst. Vitamin C helps produce collagen and protects against sun damage, so I’m fine doubling up on that!
Then at night I remove my makeup with Cetaphil Face Cleaner and follow up with this:
Price: $82 (use discount code ERTH15 for 15% off) – The Retinol in this product could also be a contributing factor in diminishing my cyst. I really like how this absorbs in my skin but is not drying at all. I have yet to find a good night time moisturizer until now!
If you do choose to try out any of these, go to the Athia website using my personal Athia link (commissioned link), and use my discount code “ERTH15” for 15% off. They also have a subscription service that gives you a bit of a price break and ensures you never run out. And finally, they are ALWAYS running sales and promotions, to include free product, so get on their mailing list to watch for those. I just replenished my Retinol Night Cream during a free product with purchase promo. That was an awesome deal!
I still have other products to try, including the Post Workout Spray, the Anti-Aging Eye Cream and the Lash & Brow Growth Serum, but haven’t used them consistently enough yet to provide any feedback. I’ll let you know when I’ve used them longer, but I’m betting they will be good!
I hope you give Athia Skincare a try and, if you do, let me know what you think!