Sharing the best of clean beauty April with you! Each month I share some of my new favorite products in natural beauty. Some of them are new releases, some of them are just new to me and some of them are just products that I've re-discovered and I can't help but share with you!
April is a fun transition month for beauty products. We are just starting to experience spring and the weather is getting warmer. We have to start thinking about adding sunscreens to our routines and self tanners- can I get an amen! I looked at my white complexion the other day and knew it was time for a little self tanner action. In this month's best of clean beauty April, I'm sharing a new facial tool I'm literally obsessed with, a new concealer, bronzer, self tanner, sunscreen, mascara and eye balm! This is a packed post. I couldn't leave any of them out because so many of them have been on repeat for me the last month. And if you're anything like me, you want the scoop on all the products. 🙂 As always I've got your back! Let's dive into the best of clean beauty April edition.
If you want to check out past Best of Clean Beauty Posts, check them out below:
Best Of Clean Beauty April
Have you heard of Skin Owl? This brand has been around since the very beginning of clean beauty. I remember using their products and instantly being sold on their geranium beauty drops. They helped to clear away some congestion on my skin and pesky acne. Well, Annie the founder was so sweet to send me their newest skincare tool- The Glow Stick. It is unlike anything I've used when it comes to a facial tool. I couldn't wait to start testing it out! The wand itself is encrusted with 30 Geranium stones. These stones are known for helping rebalance, as they omit negative ions that help to rebalance positive ions in the body. They also help to eliminate free radicals and to increase collagen- can we all say a enthusiastic yes to this!!
If you've ever wanted anything to be lifted, smoothed, or contoured then you need The Glow Stick. I watched their video on how to use it first, which was super helpful. I found I did use it both at night and in the morning. Just depending on my mood. It really helped me to de-congest my skin at night and was a great way to unwind after a long day. In the morning I loved using it to waken up my whole face and really get the blood flow going. There's really no wrong way to use it! Whatever way you find yourself getting the most results from- go for it. I like using the Geranium Beauty Drops form Skin Owl with it. But you can use any oil you want. You actually don't even have to use an oil if you prefer not too. You can even use it on that pesky cellulite! You better believe I have. 🙂 It may sound silly to say but I look forward to using this everyday! You can even put it in the fridge to help de-puff and increase circulation even more. Get The Glow Stick here!
I included this new concealer in my Best of Clean Beauty Concealer here. But wanted to pay a little tribute to it here. I have been loving the formula. It's a new release for them and really is unique compared to other brands I've used in the past. It's very brightening and really wakes up your whole complexion. It also helps to hide dark circles, cover redness and hyperpigmentation. Kosas calls it a lightbulb for your skin and I couldn't agree more! It instantly gives your skin a glow. I love that it has caffeine to help de-puff the under eye area and hyaluronic acid to add hydration. This is even great as an all over spot foundation. Just dab this in your t-zone and blend out. It helps to offer the coverage you want, all while not looking like you're wearing a mask. The formula is so creamy too. It provides medium to full coverage for a concealer. If you've been looking for a new concealer, look no further! Get it here!
This bronzer was just released by Kosas several weeks back and I've been wearing it nonstop since! This bronzer is unique because it's made with shea butter and it's silicone free. It hydrates your skin and not only gives you a bronzed look but an overall glow. It feels so lightweight on the skin- such a weightless formula. I love how easy it is to apply- you really can't mess up when applying. It comes in 3 shades, Light, Medium and Dark. I wear the Light and Medium most but I've even tried the Dark and loved how the color looked on my skin. It almost has this creamy texture to it because of the shea butter. If you've been looking for a new bronzer- allow me to introduce you to The Sun Show Bronzer! Get it here!
The Choosy Chick sent me this tanning mousse and I was so excited to use it. I have used other EcoTan products in the past and really loved them. I was intrigued by this one because it's a mousse- a formula I hadn't used before and it activates in 1 hour. I was especially excited about having a tan in an hour and not having to wait for 4 hours or overnight like many other formulas. I applied it to one leg to see the change. It got darker after one application but definitely wasn't as dark as I wanted. I did a second application and could tell a difference even more. Then I added a third application and could really see a tangible difference after that. For me the third application was prefect. It wasn't too dark but wasn't too light. You can see in the photos the difference. I loved how this activated so quickly and the mousse consistency. It didn't feel greasy at all but quickly absorbed. It lasted about 5 days on my legs. I even used it on my face and loved the result too. Check out my EcoTan review where I reviewed other products from them here. Get the Cacao Tanning Mousse here!
This mascara has been in heavy rotation the last month. If you've followed me for any length of time then you know I'm pretty obsessed with anything Ilia makes. No surprise when I tried their mascara I was a fan. It's unique product all around. The brush is actually patented. One side of the brush is meant for curling lashes, while the other end is meant for lengthening. I have never had a mascara actually curl my lashes until I used Ilia's mascara wand! It really works. After I use the curl side I switch it over and use the lengthening side to really build up my lashes. The formula doesn't flake on me and looks as great at 9 at night as it did at 9 in the morning. It doesn't offer huge drama lashes. It's more separation, curl and length. But I do get quite a bit of build out of the formula so if you're wanting to make your lashes even bolder you totally can with this formula! It's also great for those with sensitive eyes. Another home run for Ilia. Get the mascara here!
Let's just say the best of clean beauty April edition wouldn't be complete without this product. This eye balm is SO good. The end. Ok, I'll share more. I remember trying my first product from Alpyn Beauty and being impressed and now 3 products later I'm officially obsessed with the brand! This product is so unique compared to other eye products I've used. Typically an eye product is either a cream or a serum. This product is a balm. It does feel like a cream initially but way less oily and greasy feeling. I love how it absorbs into the skin so effortlessly. It just sinks right in. It helps to brighten my under eye area, and fill in lines. It has Bakuchiol- a plant derived retinol that helps to fight the signs of aging skin. I've been using it morning and night and can't stop! It really helps my concealer under my eye set so well too. I also struggle with milia- tiny white hard bumps under the skin around my eye area. I've noticed if I use anything too thick or heavy around my eyes I will get larger bumps. This has been the perfect consistency. I haven't noticed any bumps! Right now they are offering 20% off with code: SPRING20. I also love their Survival Serum and Melt Moisturizer. Check out all their products here!
Beauty Heroes had sent me this natural sunscreen to try 6 weeks ago. I had never used Solara and was excited to see what all the hype was about. It's made to really nourish the skin while it's protecting it. Often sunscreens block the sun but don't add a lot of other actives in their formulas. This is not the case with Solara. Their products are filled with skin loving ingredients like Vitamins C, E and Omegas. They use a non-nano zinc oxide to block the sun rays. I love that the formula rubs in sheer as I'm not a fan of looking like a ghost! It has an SPF of 30 and is water resistant for up to 40 minutes. My skin didn't feel greasy after using it which I loved. It really rubbed in so well and I didn't burn! I also tried their Time Traveler Ageless Face Sunscreen and loved how it felt on my face. It really acted as the perfect primer before applying my makeup. If you're looking for a new natural sunscreen that offers some good SPF but also is good for your skin, look no further! Get it here!
See anything you want to try from my best of clean beauty April? What are you loving in Clean beauty right now?