My updated True Botanical's Review is here. A lot has changed for this luxe line, since I last reviewed it. From product changes, name changes and new products-a lot's been going on for TB! I couldn't be more excited for all the newness!
When I think of TB what sticks out to me is a luxe anti-aging line. Using the most potent ingredients, TB spares no expense when it comes to creating their products. They care about quality and seeing products that actually perform, while at the same time are safe. A truly unique company in the green beauty industry. The scents of their products are some of the best. Nothing is too strong but smells fresh and real. I also love how they do clinical tests on their products. Something that is rare among the natural skincare industry. Proven results, with clean ingredients-what more could you want? Oh and I can’t forget to mention that all their products come in frosted glass bottles, can you say luxurious? Not only do they make skincare products but also some stellar body products. I tried out the shampoo and conditioner, body wash and lotion and they're all winners!
TB is also one of the first companies to become Made Safe Certified. A new certification done by third party testing that ensures toxins stay out of products.
Another exciting piece of news from TB headquarters is their Clear Collection just passed clinical trials against Proactiv+. Making it the go to skincare line for acne. Most lines dry out your skin in hopes of combatting acne. But with TB's Clear Collection it actually kills bacteria that could be causing flare ups and breakouts. The products create balance in your skin, unlike most acne treatment lines. Say hello to your new favorite acne skincare line that delivers. Check out the full clinical trial results here! As they say the proof is in the pudding!
TB was started by Hillary Peterson. She was a long time lover of luxury skincare. However, she realized the price she was paying for luxury skincare also cost her toxic ingredients. Having been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, she knew a change needed to be made. After 8 years of research with chemists, studying botanicals and talking with sustainability experts, she created True Botanicals. Her goal was to make skincare products that were not only effective but clean. Well she did it and since then has won some awards…
True Botanicals’ rule-breaking approach to luxury skin care and ability to bring together superior results and safety has earned it ELLE magazine’s coveted Genius award and placement at several of the world’s top spas.
If you're unsure of what line to commit to in TB, then take their online quiz here. They've made it easy to help you decide what line suits your skin best. Skincare doesn't have to be complicated. If it's one thing I've learned from using TB products it's that skincare needs two things to be great, clean and effective. TB offers both.
Ok, so want to know what I thought about TB's new products and line in general? Well then sit back and take notes-it's about to get good!
They also have a pregnancy collection. So you don't need to think twice about what skincare line to use when pregnant. I mean what more could you want? A clean and effective skincare line when you're pregnant? Sign me up!
*A little disclaimer- my skin type is normal to dry so I use the RENEW line by TB. They have 4 different lines depending on your skin type. RENEW is for Normal skin. CLEAR is for acne-prone, CALM is for rosacea -prone skin and Pregnancy is for well you guessed it- when you're pregnant. As I said earlier, take the quiz to see what products would best suit your skin.
This is the first step in the cleansing routine. You apply it to dry skin and rub in circular motions all over to help loosen dirt and makeup. Then I take a warm washcloth and use it to wipe off all the residue. Skin feels clean and isn't stripped. A win/win! It's nice in my opinion to have a double cleanse process! It really helps to get your skin clean. The first cleanse really gets your skin clean and the second cleanse restores your skin. Grab your bottle here!
This cleanser is milky in consistency. I apply it to damp skin and rub it all over in circular motions, even over my eye makeup. I double cleanse with this cleanser or use a balm before it and then use the Hydrating Cleanser second. It leaves your skin so smooth and not dry at all. Your skin feels balanced all over. So many cleansers blast your face and your skin is literally crying out for moisture-not the case with this cleanser. I love the mild earthy smell of jasmine and grapefruit. If you've been searching for a cleanser that balances your skin and removes all the junk this is your gem! Grab your bottle here!
This mist…I literally love the smell! It never gets old. Fresh smelling, not overly powerful. With jasmine, tuberose, and neroli, the whole combination just works! TB is serious about delivering even when it comes to it's mists. This mist is packed with active ingredients like kombucha that detoxifies skin and balances ph. Plus, algae extract with it's high omega 3's and 6's that protect skin from moisture loss, fix cellular damage and fill with fluid. Oh and did I mention the base isn't made up of water but of Green Tea and White Tea? Yeah, they're pretty much all stars when it comes to skin. Not only are they skin soothing, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory, they're also anti-aging ingredients-hello! Yeah, you could say this mist is jam packed with some serious goodness. Get your mist here!
This serum-another good one. I mean am I sounding like a broken record yet? This serum is designed to reverse the cellular damage caused by sun exposure and aging. Pretty sure everyone wants to sign up for that-am I right?! Besides reversing cellular damage it also replenishes moisture and plumps up skin. It's highly concentrated and goes past the surface of the skin to really get to the cellular level. Most serums sit at the top of the skin-not TB's. Another thing I love about this serum is it's ability to calm redness and ease congestion. My skin looks clearer over all and more even toned. I apply it after toning/misting my skin. Since it's a serum my skin doesn't feel moisturized but slightly dewy. This is a serum that is going to work for your skin everyday. An anti-aging, redness reducing serum all rolled into one. Invest in your skin and grab your's here!
I talk a lot about this beauty on my Instagram- if you don't follow, what are you waiting for? To say I'm obsessed would be an understatement. This booster is all around the star when it comes to keeping my skin looking youthful- no joke. Allow me to share some wisdom on why this works so well.
Free radicals are constantly at work in our skin causing damage. They are caused by the foods we eat, stress, the sun, air we breathe and so on. They can cause skin conditions like acne, rosacea and of course aging. The thing that we need to give our skin to fight free radicals are antioxidants. Antioxidants counteract free radical damage and help to repair and restore the skin. Our skin produces antioxidants on their own, but as we age we lose antioxidants. That's why it's important to keep feeding our skin antioxidants as we age.
The Antioxidant Booster does just that! It gives your skin the most potent form of antioxidants the minute it touches your skin because you don't activate it until right before you use it. Since it's in powder form, it hasn't lost it's potency because it's not been mixed with liquid. The minute you mix it with a liquid you activate the formula. Imagine all those serums you've been buying that have promised to be filled with antioxidants but they've basically been deactivated since they've been sitting in liquid. This gives you the freshest antioxidants delivered right to your skin!
Plus, the Antioxidant Booster is made using whole apple peel which has been shown to be more effective than Vitamin C- hello! It's basically like your skin's best friend if you ask me. I mix this with the Repair Serum(you could use the Clear Serum from True Botanical's, The Calm- whatever line that matches up to your skincare needs). Then I apply it my skin. I apply this before my oils. I find this helps my skin to absorb the oil better. Then I apply my oils. I can't recommend this product enough! I like the Vitamin C Booster too, but this one has done amazing things for my skin.
I've seen hyperpigmentation fade, sun spots and an overall brightness and evenness to my skin. People ask me all the time how I apply it. I don't follow True Botanicals recommendation of applying my oils first and then applying my Antioxidant booster and cellular repair serum. They recommend you start with their oil, then mix the Antioxidant Booster or Vitamin C Booster with one of their serums and apply to the skin. This isn't how I was traditionally taught in esthetic school. However, True Botanical's Oils are different then most oils. Here is an explanation they sent me:
We use oils that are specifically formulated to have smaller particle size and therefore be more easily absorbed into the skin, the oil doesn't sit on top of the skin and create a barrier that the serum would be unable to penetrate
So if you want to apply your oil first and then Antioxidant Booster or Vitamin C Booster and serum do it. If you want to do it the other way- you can do it that too. They did inform me that the Vitamin C Booster is only water-soluble (not oil-soluble), so if you apply it first and then add the oil, it can sometimes create a bit of a pilling effect if the Vitamin C/Serum mixture hasn't fully absorbed yet. The Antioxidant Booster is both water and oil soluble, so it's easier to switch around the order of the products when you're using that one! Bottom line- It's my skincare must have! Get it here!
This vitamin c treatment is preserved in it's freshest form. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to even skin tone, brighten and fade wrinkles, stimulate collagen, plus firm and repair skin. I mean every face needs this stuff. You might be wondering why it comes in a powder form. When vitamin c is mixed with a liquid it slowly loses potency. By keeping it in powder form you can be assured it's in it's freshest form. Combine 1 to 2 shakes of the Vitamin C Booster with one of TB's serums and mix until dissolved. Then apply to skin and let seep in. Grab your Vitamin C Booster here!
Where do I start with this oil? Gahh…I really love it. It's their number 1 product and for good reason. It seeps right into your skin, leaves behind no greasy residue, and makes your skin feel hydrated throughout the day and night. Besides being highly hydrating it also helps smooth wrinkles, shrink large pores and fight free radical damage. I love the scent as well. Not heavy at all, but with notes of frankincense, neroli, rose and jasmine. Many people wonder what makes this oil so special, here's a blurb from TB on their website that explains it so well-
When therapeutic oils are applied to the skin without the interference of waxes, they can be absorbed directly into the top layers of the epidermis, where they instantly go to work to improve lipid barrier function. By replenishing the oils you’ve lost due to natural attrition and exposure, you enable your skin to properly do its job: hold moisture in and keep the elements, like sun and wind, out.
So many people are afraid of oils who suffer from acne. Oils are actually necessary and help create balance in the skin. This oil, as with all of TB's products is also available in the CLEAR Line and CALM Line. Grab your bottle here and thank me later!
This mask does exactly what it says- it moisturizes and exfoliates. It's a gel consistency. It gets rid of all the dead skin and reveals that inner glow(aka new skin). I leave mine on for 5 minutes. It's especially great right before a big event or night out when you want your skin to be glowing. It also gives you an even smooth canvas for flawless makeup application. You won't be disappointed with this mask-Get yours here!
This is the newest product from True Btoanicals. This mask really offers some serious hydration. You cleanse your skin and apply your products as you would normally and then you apply the mask. Instead of rinsing it off you sleep in it! When you wake up your skin is silky smooth and moisturized. Like a big gulp of water for your skin. I put down a hand towel on my pillow so the product didn't get on my pillow case. But it really does soak in to the skin so well you hardly notice anything. I can't think of a better product for your skin in the dry winter months! It literally nourishes the skin so well. I notices minimized redness too. Get your Moisture Lock Mask here! Get it here!
I've been using this eye serum since they first introduced it last spring and I've been hooked. It is so concentrated and rich. A little goes a long way. It literally lasts forever since you need such little product. I just dab a drop around my eye area with my ring finger(least amount of muscles). My eye area is hydrated and puffiness is minimized. My eyes look rested and brightened. Again, TB takes it to the next level with their eye serum. Unlike most eye serums that sit on the surface, TB's actually goes deep into the skin to repair skin at the cellular level. You can say goodbye to crows feet! Get your Eye Serum here!
If you’ve thought that no natural shampoo and conditioner will work for your hair, think again. The shampoo suds up like a mainstream shampoo, but without the harsh chemicals. The conditioner doesn’t leave that greasy oil residue…you know that feeling I’m talking about! Need, I say more? Not really, but I will because I just can’t help myself! It smells insanely good, fresh like everything they make does. They also come in recyclable metal bottle pumps, that literally look so luxe in the shower. I promise you won’t be disappointed, this stuff is amazing and worth every penny, and that says a lot coming from a stylist. Get your shampoo and conditioner here!
I'm obsessed with this body oil! It literally is so luxurious. It smells like sandalwood, cedarwood and orange. I love how it comes in a pump form- easy application. It is filled with so many antioxidants and fatty acids that make this a power packed oil, while at the same time a very nourishing and hydrating oil. But get this- it doesn't feel greasy, not at all! It glides on your skin effortlessly but doesn't leave that slimy feeling. Once you try it, you'll be hooked! Grab it here!
This was a different product I hadn't tried all together but couldn't wait to dive in and see what all the fuss was about. This is literally a skin's dream product! It uses lactic acid to gently exfoliate the skin and remove the rough and dry patches. You are left with skin that is smooth, soft and overall lovely! I apply this to dry skin all over my body and then wait for 15 minutes before I rinse off in the shower. I'm literally left with skin that is silky! Plus, it's a good excuse to grab that book you've been wanting to read while you wait for this mask to do it's magic. Get it here!
These came out not too long ago and I love applying them for instant stress relief, mood boost and muscle tension relief. They come in 3 different types.
- Stress Relief- This rollerball includes oils of tarragon, frankincense, and sandalwood. It is calming and helps to ease anxiety. You roll it on your temples, wrists and chests. You can even just cup your hands and breathe in the aroma. This is nice to have at your desk, purse, bathroom- really anywhere!
- Muscle Relief- Got sore muscles? Then grab this rollerball. It takes your fatigued muscles and soothes them instantly. I rub it on wherever I have sore muscles and it instantly takes the tension away. It has essential oils of roman chamomile, clary sage, and orange peel. You could even apply before a shower or bath for added benefits.
- Immune Support- This is perfect for the winter months when you want to boost your immunity. It has essential oils ofavintsara, bay laurel, and balsam fir. These oils are antibacterial, and antiviral. Apply this on your chest, lymph, and throat. The aromatherapy really helps to support the immune system naturally.
Phew, ok bottom line from the review-this line is here to stay and seriously performs. If you want clean skincare, that produces results, then True Botanicals is your ticket!
Have you used any of their products? What are your faves?