Archive for the ‘Skin Care’ Category

Schmidt’s.

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

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In case you didn’t yet know- Schmidt’s fabulous all natural deodorant now comes in stick form. I’ve been using Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant in the jar forever so when the stick version of my favorite aluminum free deodorant was released I was elated. The stick does away with the need to use a small cosmetic spatula or your fingers for application. The same all day, non greasy, all natural protection remains. Aluminum free, Paraben free, Phthalate free, Gluten free and certified Vegan.

Check out the entire award-winning Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant collection HERE.

Osea.

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

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Osea is one of my favorite brands and Osea Black Algae Mask is one of my favorite products in their line up. Black Algae Mask is a granular detoxifying mask that deeply exfoliates and increases circulation. Black jojoba “spheres” exfoliate and enzymes deep cleanse your skin leaving it glowing.

I was first introduced to Osea when I was in Esthetics school, completing requirements for my Esthetician license. I fell in love with everything about the line immediately. The name Osea comes from Ocean, Sun, Earth, Atmosphere. Osea products are all organic, gluten free, vegan and all natural in every way so if you are unfamiliar with Osea you simply must explore their website to learn more about them and their high performance natural line. Learn more here

Pestle & Mortar.

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

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If you’re not yet familiar- Hyaluronic Acid is known as “Nature’s Moisturizer” because this Hydrophilic molecule occurs naturally within the tissues of our skin.

Over time, with age, we lose Hyaluronic Acid as the body produces less and less of the molecule. This paraben free, fragrance free, Pure Hyaluronic Serum from Pestle & Mortar hydrates, plumps, smooths fine lines and restores skin’s radiance and elasticity.

This formula is super lightweight, suitable for all skin types (even the oiliest) and absorbs instantly- providing skin with a perfect platform for further treatment or makeup. Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum is cruelty free and contains no animal ingredients.

Learn more about Pestle & Mortar Pure Hyaluronic Serum here

North Coast Organics.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

North Coast Organics is an Indiana based, all natural, USDA, eco certified organic, cruelty free, vegan, paraben free, gluten free brand that creates some absolutely mind blowing products. Products so pure they are food grade.
I am really loving their Mood Butters- which are these ultra rich, yet nicely absorbing, aromatherapy filled treasures….
I love the entire scent line up but my current favorite is Mood Renewal which has an ingredient list that I truly love- Eucalyptus, Grand Fir, Scotch Pine, Bergamot, Basil, Lemon Grass, and Rosemary. Amazing.
I’ve been using their aluminum free, all natural deodorants for a while now- testing them out in the hotter than usual LA temps and they haven’t failed me once. Death By Lavender is my current favorite.

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I really enjoyed exploring their website, getting to know the company, their background and philosophy. I felt grateful for them doing what they do. Super conscious in every aspect of the brand and product creation. Really impressive. Learn more by visiting their website HERE.

Eco Tan Face Tan Water.

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

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Fall is in the air but that doesn’t mean Summer’s golden moments need to be over. A sun tan is a sign of skin damage anyway so take care of your skin and extend your Summer glow safely with self-tanner.

Many people routinely use self tanner on their bodies these days but I notice that a lot of people still don’t apply it to their face. They simply don’t trust the formula enough to use on their face for fear of acne breakouts.

Certified organic with all natural ingredients- your days of only self tanning your body are over. Face Tan Water by Australia’s Eco Tan is formulated with Vitamin C and is a true blessing for those of us with oily, acne prone skin.

Learn more about Face Tan Water and the entire Eco Tan line here….

Tatcha.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

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I love my Tatcha blotting papers.

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Burt’s Bees.

Friday, July 24th, 2015

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I would like to pay homage to someone who literally put his face on his brand, a multi-million dollar, pioneering, leader in the natural, socially responsible realm of skincare. I was saddened by the very recent passing of Burt Shavitz- the iconic, somewhat controversial, bee keeping Co-Founder (along with Roxanne Quimby) of Burt’s Bees- at the age of 80. A native of Maine, Burt Shavitz preferred a simple life, and embodied this socially responsible lifestyle philosophy up until the very end of his life. The company started off simply with bees wax candles and then went on to create their best selling lip care which continues to be a consumer favorite today. The brand has grown exponentially over the years.

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Burt’s Bees lives on and continues to release some truly amazing products from its full line.

You can see some of my new Burt’s Bees favorites above. Brightening Daily Facial Cleanser, Facial Cleansing Towelettes, lip shines and tinted lip balms.

Visit the website here….

Vered.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

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During these hot, humid, sweaty Summer months when my skin is at it’s oiliest- I couldn’t live without toner. Right now I am really loving Vered Organic Botanicals Herb-Infused Toner. Good for all skin types- this handcrafted, all natural, vegan, gluten-free toner is loaded with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal herbs like sage, nettle, horsetail, and chickweed. This toner cleanses, tones, calms, soothes and protects. Learn more about Vered Organic Botanicals Herb-Infused Toner here.

Ursa Major.

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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Ursa Major is an American brand based in Vermont that is cultivating a following due to their pared down style, carefully curated collections, their pure ingredient philosophy, toxin-free ethics and unisex cool appeal. I love their eye catching packaging design.
I have been hearing about Ursa Major for a while and after discovering Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash for myself, I realize why it appears to become a new product favorite of all first-time users: men and women both. This cleanser takes center stage for everyone.
Certain scents are just transcendent. I am such a big believer in the refreshing, aromatherapy power of natural scent in the bath and shower in the products that you choose. There are just certain products that I must always have on hand in the bath. That scent that gives me that specific energetic, sensory experience that I wish to have in my bathing ritual. Just think about the woodsy, exhilarating scent combination of Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash: the essential oils of cedar, black spruce, lavender, spearmint, lime, rosemary, and vetiver. Breathe that in. Your face is deeply cleansed by this foamy gel cleanser yet not taut and dry. It leaves no residue, just a perfect clean.
Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash is toxin free- completely free of sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrance or color, glycols, petrochemicals, silicones or PEGs. It is gluten-free, vegan and cruelty-free. Learn more about Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash here.

Acure Organics.

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

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If you haven’t yet heard of Acure Organics you will soon. It’s always wonderful when an organic brand gets mainstream acceptance and accessibility. Acure Organics is now available at Target stores. Acure Organics has a truly fantastic skin care and hair care line. All Acure products are Cruelty free, Vegan, Gluten free, Sulfate free, Paraben free, Phtlates free, Silicone free, Petroleum free, PEG Free and synthetic fragrance free. A few of my Acure Organics favorites are their Unscented Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes for face and body ( my clients are crazy about these on set), their amazing Rose + Red Tea Facial Toner (smells divine), their Seriously Firming Facial Serum and their Chlorella Growth Factor + Edelweiss Stem Cell Eye Cream. It’s really hard for me to narrow it down to a few products. There is a lot to love about Acure Organics. Check out the entire Acure Organics line, and learn more about the brand here….