Hello natural beauty lovers!
I am so excited to launch this beauty blog by sharing our fall favorites. As you might know, we have some standards when it comes to skincare. Considering that the federal government has not passed a law to regulate the personal care industry since 1938, 80% of the chemicals in our products have never even been tested. What?! We decided it’s time to take initiative and responsibility for what we put on our skin. For a short list of ingredients we avoid, click (here). Thankfully, there are hundreds of skincare companies that hold our same values… but are they effective? Are they affordable? We have gotten to try many new products this year- some we LOVED, and some we returned after the first use. We decided to hook you guys up with the best of the best- hope you enjoy:)
1. True Botanicals: Basics Hydrating Oil
Safe. Potent. Proven. This company lives up to its hype, and they produce a wide variety of collections to meet your needs.
- Basics: feeds the skin to get that healthy glow and prevents aging
- Renew: highest-impact ingredients to treat anti-aging at the cellular level (aging source)
- Clear: destroyed acne-inducing bacteria and balances your skin without damaging it
- Calm: bioactive botanics that soothe and rebuild rosacea-prone skin
- Pregnancy: built with ingredients that give pregnant and breastfeeding women complete peace of mind
I chose the basics line for my skin’s needs. Although oils like hemp seed and jojoba work wonders for your skin, they just don’t do the full job by themselves. The Hydrating Oil combines hemp seed, jojoba, avocado, raspberry seed, chia seed, tea seed, and about 10 more! True Botanicals frequently offers discounts, so I purchased the Hydrating Mist and Hydrating Oil for the price of one product. Both products are highly effective and I noticed a difference in just a couple of days. I use the products together- I spray the hydrating mist on my face and neck, then I work in about 8 or 9 drops of hydrating oil. The oil doesn’t clog your pores, and you wake up the next day with a youthful glow. Yes, please.
2. Juice Beauty: Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer
I first discovered Juice Beauty through Gwyneth Paltrow– basically the queen of natural beauty. Her website Goop is a fantastic tool for healthy recipes, detox regimens, and skincare reviews (where I found out about Juice Beauty). While the Goop skincare line is way out of our price range, Juice Beauty is a compromise we are more than happy to make!
“At Juice Beauty we believe in advanced beauty solutions that harness the best of certified organic ingredients to deliver clinically validated skincare and vibrant plant-pigment makeup that provide beautiful results, enrich your well-being, and sustain the Earth.” – Karen Behnke, founder
For your first Juice Beauty purchase, I recommend looking into buying a travel-size kit from your local beauty store or Amazon. I got mine for $34 from Amazon Prime. Most products lasted me about a month, and the cleanser lasted me 2-3 months! WINNING.
The Age Defy Moisterizer combines vitamins, antioxidants, oils, acids, and green tea into one product. It not only hydrates, but it diminishes fine lines, evens skin tone, and brightens skin. This is my all-time favorite moisturizer. Oh… and it smells AMAZING.
3. Odacité: Acai+Rose Youthful Glow Serum Concentrate
Their website offers all these points for following them on social media, subscribing to their e-mails, etc… then they convert those points to dollars off of your order. I ended up getting a whopping $20 off, AND I received 3 different samples of my choice. All that to say, I fell in love with the company before even trying the products.
To get the most out of this product, I add 2-3 drops to my regular moisturizer. Y’all… the label isn’t lying. I woke up the next day with a distinguishable glow that did not previously exist. Antioxidant-rich Acai berries and rose oil make for one potent combo.
4. Andalou Naturals: Probiotic + C Renewal Cream
When I finally find a company that offers effective products with ingredients that I love… AND its extremely affordable, you have my loyalty for life. Andalou Naturals- you had me at hello. They’re signature innovation is to create a super antioxidant defense system through Fruit Stem Cell Science®… aka their products smell amazing and work wonders.
This product absorbs easily and is light enough to wear during the day or night. In addition to the brightening moisturizer, I also use their Vitamin C Beauty Balm Sheer Tint as a daytime SPF coverage (and even mix it with my foundation at night), and it gives my skin a bright, dewy glow.
5. Trilogy: Everything Balm
Who doesn’t love a multi-task product?! Created with ingredients like rosehip, echinacea, and pawpaw, the Everything Balm fixes everything!
This year, I stopped using traditional makeup remover and started using oils instead. They are more effective, they don’t strip my face of it’s natural moisture, and they don’t irritate my skin. The Everything Balm does all of that and more! I use it for lip balm, makeup remover, and a backup moisturizer. You can pick it up from your local Whole Foods, and it’s great for travel!
If you try any of these products, let us know in the comments how you like them! We also want to hear about your personal fall favorites!:)