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12 Days Of Holiday Giveaways- Day 5 Laurel Skincare

12 Days Of Holiday Giveaways- Day 5 Laurel Skincare

Day #5 Laurel Skincare

Welcome to 12 Days Of Holiday Giveaways!  We do this every year and it just gets better and better!

I’ve teamed up with my friend and fellow natural blogger Lisa, from This Organic Girl.  To know her is to love her and whenever we start brainstorming about collaborating it always starts to get crazy- in the best possible way!  So in honor of the holidays upon us and the season of giving we’ve decided to extend our gratitude to our audiences and share some of our favorite natural beauty brands with you.  After all this is the season of giving!  

We are pulling out all the stops and giving away $12K in product!  It's about to get real good.  

For more information on the 12 days of holiday giveaways, check out my blog post here.

 

Laurel skincare delivers all star products with their whole plant approach.

 

Giveaway Day #5 – Laurel Skincare! We are giving away the Night Balm, Honey Berry Enzyme Mask, Brighten Mask, Elixir I, and Sun Serum ($376 value).

If you aren’t familiar with Laurel Whole Plant Organics, allow me to introduce you.  This skincare line is based on flowers and herbs.  The line is 100% organic, raw and unrefined, and sources from bio-dynamic farms- I mean hello does it get any better?!  No fillers in this line, all formulas are water and alcohol free.  I love that the Laurel line is not only pure to the core, but also deeply rooted in creating a spa-like ritual for yourself in the process.  Taking time to savor the experience not only for your skin but for your mind.  And today’s giveaway is for Laurel Skincare products valued at $376 (includes their Night Balm, Honey Berry Enzyme Mask, Brighten Mask, Elixir I and Sun Serum). Scroll to the bottom of the post to enter the giveaway.

Shop all of Laurel Skincare here!

Below is my review of Laurel Skincare:

 

  • Night Balm- A waterless, luxe balm filled with phytonutrients.  It hydrates the skin, while at the same time delivering nutrients. It helps to strengthen and build connective tissue. 
  • Sun Serum- This serum is a one of a kind product.  Who doesn’t have sun damage?  I’m raising both hands.  This little serum packs a serious punch towards fading hyper-pigmentation and freckles.  It has 27 active ingredients, helping to promote skin rejuvenation and give you that glow we all crave.  The scarlet pimpernel flower does wonders to help reverse the signs of aging.  Not to mention, organic licorice and carrot seed oil (packed with vitamin A).  It doesn’t stop there.  Not only does this serum help with current sun damage, but it also has red raspberry seed oil, jojoba and cranberry seed oil that protect for future sun damage.  The whole serum is off the charts.  It melts into your skin and leaves behind the scent of rosehip and sandalwood.  This is a must have item for anyone looking to transform their skin!
  • Honey Berry Enzyme Mask- I’ve had the pleasure of sampling this mask in the past and it was gone too quick!  It smells amazing, like your favorite berry jam.  It does wonders to awaken the skin and gently exfoliate.  Say goodbye to dull looking skin with this baby.  The ingredients again are so good.  Raw honey, and raw royal jelly, are just a few that make this mask truly decadent.  Not only does my skin look brighter, and more even after using, but I love knowing that it’s fighting signs of anti-aging with it’s super antioxidant vitamin b found in royal jelly.  This is a cult favorite from Laurel’s line and for good reason!
  • Brighten Mask- This mask is unlike any mask I’ve tried and it performs unlike any mask I’ve used for brightening.  The mask is for sun damaged, mature skin and is packed full of potent vitamin c.  It also has a blend of active ingredients.  It literally is a blend of plants and essential oils- no crazy preservatives.  It’s in powder form too, so the ingredients are very potent because there is no water dubbing them down.  When you add water, it activates the mask right then and you’re getting the best stuff!  
  • Elixir I- This elixir is a must have step in those looking to keep their skin plump, dewy and glowing.  It combines deeply hydrating, nutrient and antioxidant dense whole plants to achieve this

 

So many favorite Laurel skincare products!

 

*So many great products from Laurel Skincare and these 5 products could be yours by entering the giveaway below!

 

*Remember to check back tomorrow for day #5 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! 

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Laurel Whole Plant Organics and Art of Organics

Laurel Whole Plant Organics and Art of Organics

I'm thrilled to be a part of such a fun collaboration box between Laurel Whole Plant Organics and Art of Organics.  Laurel's skincare line is in a league of it's own and Art of Organics is in a beauty box league of it's own!  When two rockstars link up you know it's going to be good.  This collaboration features Laurel's Brighten Mask, a ceramic bowl for mixing and a mask brush.  I couldn't wait to dive into this mask!

Before I give you more details I wanted to fill you in on who Art of Organics is and what you can expect from them as a green beauty box.  Their belief is really simple-You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health for beauty.  I couldn’t agree more!  Their goal is to bring people the cleanest, best, and most luxurious products.  Claire the founder, has always been a beauty junkie and on the quest to purge her own makeup bag, she realized she wanted to share her journey with others and raise awareness.  I noticed instantly after opening the box, the attention to detail.  They name their boxes each month as well as follow a theme.  The card inside describes the products in the box so well and gave directions for application.  The box is $38, with a value of $70+ and features each month 2-4 full size products.  They have high standards for their product selection, such as being cruelty free, organic and non-toxic.  They have more specifics on the ingredients they don’t use here on their website.

Ok, on to the Brighten Mask…well almost!

If you aren't familiar with Laurel Whole Plant Organics, allow me to introduce you.  This skincare line is based on flowers and herbs.  The line is 100% organic, raw and unrefined, and sources from bio-dynamic farms- I mean hello does it get any better?!  No fillers in this line, all formulas are water and alcohol free.  I love that the Laurel line is not only pure to the core, but also deeply rooted in creating a spa like ritual for yourself in the process.  Taking time to savor the experience not only for your skin but for your mind.

This mask is unlike any mask I've tried and it performs unlike any mask I've used for brightening.  The mask is for sun damaged, mature skin and is packed full of potent vitamin c.  I also has a blend of active ingredients.  It literally is a blend of plants and essential oils- no crazy preservatives.  It's in powder form too, so the ingredients are very potent because there is no water dubbing them down.  When you add water, it activates the mask right then and you're getting the best stuff!  Since it's in a powder form and contains plants, it does have bits and pieces here and there.  But I love that about it!  You are literally using the earth to nourish and treat your skin- how cool!

This is how I used it:

  • I mixed half a teaspoon of mask with about a teaspoon of water.  I made sure it was runny but not too runny.  You want it to be wet enough for it to be applied to the skin easily.  Laurel also notes that some of the plants actually expand the more you let it sit, so if you apply too much water give it a minute.
  • Once I mix it together I let it “steep” as Laurel suggest, just like you would a cup of tea, for about 4 minutes.  This helps get the ingredients really activated.
  • Now I add 4 drops of Laurel's Sun Damage Repair Serum and mix it together.
  • Next I apply it to my clean skin.  I don't have anything else on my skin.  My skin was slightly damp.
  • I would leave my mask on for different times depending on how much time I had.  I typically left it on for 20 minutes.
  • I would spritz my face throughout the 20 minutes to make sure it kept hydrated. I use a rose water.
  • Once finished I would take it off with warm water and a warm washcloth.

I watched a video of Laurel explaining how to use the Brighten Mask and even more specifically how to use her powder masks- it was SO good!  I recommend everyone watch it.  She is full of so many nuggets.  I felt like I was back in esthetic school.  She really helps to guide you on how to get the best result using the Brighten Mask.

The Results:

So I was in awe of the results!  Really, this mask performs SO well.  After just the first use my skin was smooth, redness minimized, it was bright and my skin looked even.  I really couldn't stop looking and touching my skin.  I even noticed my sun spots had faded.  My pores also looked tighter and less visible.  It was like I had a wheatgrass shot on my skin.  My skin was vibrant and perky!  I repeated using it every other day and then just a couple days a week.  I'm addicted and continue to be addicted to the results!  I use it in the morning, or at night as more of a ritual.  Especially if I want my skin to look extra good, I'll throw this on in the morning before I get in the shower and instant skin rejuvenation!

Below shows me masking, pre-mask and post-mask.  The last photo you can see the redness is minimized, and my skin looks overall brighter!

I never can have enough Laurel in my life.  Her products always speak for themselves and perform so well.  If you've been searching for a mask that is truly going to give you results after the first use, I recommend you hop on this mask.  It won't disappoint!  Sign up now for the Art of Organics Box and get this mask for a sweet deal right now!  You pay $39 for the box but always get a value of $70+!  It really doesn't get any better.  Quality products that deliver results. I would get on this deal before it goes away!  They only have a limited amount!  Grab your box here!

Have you heard of Laurel?  What products have you used from her line?

 

August Beauty Hero: Laurel Whole Plant Organics

August Beauty Hero: Laurel Whole Plant Organics

Oh guys I was busting at the seems to share August Beauty Hero with you!  It's that good.  Laurel Whole Plant Organics is in a league all by itself.  This is the second time this year Laurel has been featured in Beauty Heroes-coincedence?  I think not.  The whole line is that good!  This skincare line is based on flowers and herbs.  The line is 100% organic, raw and unrefined, and sources from bio-dynamic farms- I mean hello does it get any better?!  No fillers in this line, all formulas are water and alcohol free.  I love that the Laurel line is not only pure to the core, but also deeply rooted in creating a spa like ritual for yourself in the process.  Taking time to savor the experience not only for your skin but for your mind.

I had to share this quote on Laurel's website:

“As we are awakening and learning where our food comes from, this is also a time to be aware of where our skin care comes from, how it’s made, and what is in it. The most effective skin care is raw, organic, farm sourced, handcrafted and made with love. It’s time to raise the bar for skin care ingredients.”

– Laurel

Laurel sets the bar high and does not disappoint.  This month it's all about pure wholesome ingredients, and taking to time for yourself to savor them.  If you aren't familiar with Beauty Heroes, then read on to learn more about this luxe monthly beauty service.

Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot.  A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie at IBE, and she is truly one of the sweetest people.  Beauty Heroes is a monthly beauty service that selects only the best clean beauty brands.  Each month you can find one to two full size truly heroic products in each box.  I absolutely love their “Use Less, Love More” philosophy.  By only getting one or two products, you allow yourself to truly experience them.  Of course you can trust their picks, as they are strict on their integrity standards.  What’s not to love about this whole concept?  I recently joined Beauty Heroes as an Ambassador, and couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of such a movement.

So what Laurel products did I have the pleasure of trying out this month?  Sun Damage Repair Serum, Honey Berry Enzyme Mask, and Before and After Sun Body Oil.

Sun Damage Repair Serum-

 This serum is a one of a kind product.  Who doesn't have sun damage?  I'm raising both hands.  This little serum packs a serious punch towards fading hyper-pigmentation and freckles.  It has 27 active ingredients, helping to promote skin rejuvenation and give you that glow we all crave.  The scarlet pimpernel flower does wonders to help reverse the signs of aging.  Not to mention, organic licorice and carrot seed oil(packed with vitamin A).  It doesn't stop there.  Not only does this serum help with current sun damage, but it also has red raspberry seed oil, jojoba and cranberry seed oil that protect for future sun damage.  The whole serum is off the charts.  It melts into your skin and leaves behind the scent of rosehip and sandalwood.  This is a must have item for anyone looking to transform their skin!  $72

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Honey Berry Enzyme Mask-

I've had the pleasure of sampling this mask in the past and it was gone too quick!  It smells amazing, like your favorite berry jam.  It does wonders to awaken the skin and gently exfoliate.  Say goodbye to dull looking skin with this baby.  The ingredients again are so good.  Raw honey, and raw royal jelly, are just a few that make this mask truly decadent.  Not only does my skin look brighter, and more even after using, but I love knowing that it's fighting signs of anti-aging with it's super antioxidant vitamin b found in royal jelly.  This is a cult favorite from Laurel's line and for good reason!  $44

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Before and After Sun Body Oil-

This body oil not only helps protect skin naturally from the sun's harmful rays, but it also helps to soothe and bring healing after being exposed to the sun.  It's not a complete sun protectant but it does have avocado oil, red raspberry seed and coconut oil, all ingredients that have been proven to help prevent sun damage.  I really love applying the oil after sun exposure.  I felt it helped to heal my skin and bring relief to my sun worn shoulders.  Plus, it minimized peeling action.  This is a luxe body oil all around.  The perfect oil in your beach bag for pre and post sun exposure.  $80

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If you haven't signed up for Beauty Heroes, I suggest getting on it!  This box is too good to pass up.  You can sign up here.  Also, this month for the August Love More, Beauty Heroes is offering the Kahina Giving Beauty Prickly Pear Seed Oil Rollerball($40 Value) with any purchase over $125 from the Beauty Store.  This gift with purchase is available to members and non members and there is no code needed.  Also be sure to check out all of the Beauty Stores offerings here.

Have you used Laurel products before?  What's your fave?

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Natural Holiday Sales

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Natural Holiday Sales

I've got the lowdown on all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday natural holiday sales for 2021!  You want sales- I've got them!  From green beauty, and natural living- I've got you covered.  This is the time to invest in some serious natural loot.  

I've listed out the best sales happening as well as some of my favorite picks from each of the sites.  This is it when it comes to Black Friday/Cyber Monday Natural Holiday Sales!

*Affiliate Disclosure: I do have affiliate links in this blog post. If you purchase something from my link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.  This comes at no cost to you but is paid by the company.  I do not take becoming an affiliate with any company lightly.  If I am, it’s because I believe in the company and their product.

*I listed them in order of category.  

  • Natural Beauty
  • Natural Beauty Boxes
  • Natural Home

 

All the Black Friday and Cyber Monday natural beauty and natural living sales.

 

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Natural Holiday Sales

 

 

*NATURAL BEAUTY

 

Beautycounter- 

Sale starts November 15th- November 28th.

*15% off sitewide + free shipping over $50.

Shop Beautcounter here!

 

True Botanicals- 

They'll be giving 20%, 25% and 30% off site-wide Friday (11/14) through Monday (11/29).

Check out my full True Botanical's Review here.

  • 30% off $400+ orders
  • 25% off $250+ orders
  • 20% off all orders
  • FREE Shipping on orders over $150
  • Antioxidant Booster- Got fine lines, sun spots?  This is for you.  It helps to give your skin all the nutrients it needs to repair itself!
  • Cellular Repair Serum- This serum is my go too! It's full of antioxidants. I mix it with the Antioxidant Booster- your skin will thank you.
  • Aromatherapy Collection- These smell so good and are easy to have in your purse.  They have 3 different scents all made with essential oils.
  • Pure Radiance Oil- This is a rich oil that is full of antioxidants to combat fine lines but also hydrates the skin so well.
  • Mask Collection- I have all three of their masks and have to say they are standouts.  I have a whole mask review here.

Shop True Botanicals here!

 

Credo Beauty- 

Friday Nov. 24th- Monday Nov. 28th- FREE GIFT with purchase of $125 or more.

*Spend $125 or more and get a free gift!

*Cyber Monday Only- Spend $100, get $25. You will receive a $25 credit to use between 12/9-12/15.

Shop Credo here!

 

The Detox Market-

Black Friday Sale begins Nov. 24th- ends Nov. 29th at 11:50 pm PST. 

Spend $100 get $15 off
Spend $200 Get $30 off + OSEA Anti-Aging Body Balm GWP value ($48 USD)
Spend $400 Get $80 off + OSEA Anti-Aging Body Balm ($48 USD) & Detox Mode Body Scrub ($35 USD) GWPs

*Cyber Monday Sale runs Nov. 30 at 00:01 am PST to 11:50 pm PST. 
Spend $100 get $15 off
Spend $200 Get $30 off + OSEA Anti-Aging Body Balm GWP value ($48 USD)
Spend $400 Get $80 off + OSEA Anti-Aging Body Balm ($48 USD) & Detox Mode Body Scrub ($35 USD) GWPs

Shop The Detox Market Here!

 

Aillea-  

AILLEA’s Holiday Bonus Bag ($130 value!)
$59 to buy or FREE with $100+ purchase!
Available both in-store + online
 
For online shoppers to receive the bag free with $100+ purchase:
Step 1: Add Holiday Bonus Bag to cart
Step 2: Shop for favorite AILLEA goodies
Step 3: Use code HOLIDAY2021 at checkout
 
  • Kosas Lipsticks- If you follow me, you know I can't get enough of the Kosas Lipsticks! I haven't found a color I didn't love.
  • Ilia Chromatic Liquid Shadows- Obsessed with these! They are the newest launch from Ilia and so good.  They stay put the whole day and don't smudge.
  • Maya Chia Highlight of the Day- These liquid highlighters are the best.  I love applying them and then adding a powdered highlighter on top.

Shop Aillea here! 

 

Pharmaca-

Now- November 23 30% off using code: THANKS(Ends Thursday) They will have another sale posted on their website for Black Friday/Cyber Monday.

  • Vapour Beauty- Love their Multi- Use sticks for lips and cheeks
  • RMS- Love their Un- CoverUp. I wear shade #22.
  • Inika Beauty- Love their liquid foundation, bronzer, eyeshadows.

Shop Pharmaca here!

 

Clove & Hallow- 

40% off site wide- no code needed.  Plus free shipping!

This clean beauty makeup and skincare brand has it all!  I love Clove + Hallow's unique approach to ingredients.  They know how confusing clean beauty can be.  Especially because there are no universal standards for words like ‘clean,’ ‘green’ or ‘natural.’  And this is where their Clean15 Formulation strategy comes in.  

Favorites:

Shop all of Clove and Hallow here!

 

Ursa Major- 

20% off $50 or more order with code: OUTSIDEFRESH

Shop all of Ursa Major here!

 

Live Botanical- 

25% off site-wide sale with additional percentage off (close to 35%) the Ritual Balance Facial Ritual (permanent offering) and the Apothecary Collection (our seasonal, limited edition offering). 
Code: RITUAL25

Shop Live Botanical here!

 

Ilia Beauty- 

20% off with code REVIVE20 

11/26 – 11/29

As a bonus, they'll also have the below free gift with $125 purchase:

    • Fri: Multi-Stick (choice between Lady Bird or All of Me)
    • Sat/Sun: Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment
    • Mon: Mini Mascara duo with our Limitless Lash Mascara & Fullest Volumizing Mascara

Favorite Products:

Shop all of Ilia here!

 

Orgaianatura-

Take 30% off using code: BlackFriday30

Nov. 26th-Nov. 22nd.

As my girls get older I've started to become more aware of what products would work for them and yet still be clean.  

Orgainatura is one brand that I came across and have been so excited to share with you that fits this criteria!

Plus, it's budget friendly and squeaky clean.  The products are handmade in Austin, Texas using just a handful of simple ingredients.  Remember when you were a teenager or pre-teen and loved all the body sprays, scented lotions- I mean some of us still do! 

We love the strawberry body wash and cherry hand wash, plus strawberry body spray!

Shop all of Orgaianatura here!

 

Leahlani-

November 24th, through Sunday November 28th.  (No codes necessary)

P R O M O | 20% off entire store +

Orders $125+ get – 15ml siren ($32) + bag* ($47 value)

Orders $225+ get – 15ml siren ($32), 30ml pamplemousse ($26), and 15ml mermaid ($20) + bag* ($93 value)

*$15 bag

P R O M O | Cyber Monday Only –

  1. Spend $100 → Save $20 ( 20% )
  2. Spend $250 → Save $60 ( 24% )
  3. Spend $375 → Save $100 ( 26% )
  4. All orders over $100 receive our new Leahlani Skincare branded toiletry bag and the above corresponding savings.

Shop Leahlani here!

 

Follain- 

November 25th- November 29th

Offers:

Up to 25% Off + Free Shipping on ALL orders

15% off orders $50-$99 with code: CART15

20% off orders $100-$149 with code: CART20

25% off orders $150+ with code: CART25

Shop Follain here!

 

Primally Pure-

Nov. 26th-Nov. 29th

20% off!  Use code: gurlgonegreen20

They have the best deodorants! My hubs loves the charcoal one and I love the blue tansy scent.  They really work so well!  I also love their simplified skincare products and dry shampoo.  Love their baby products too!  From their baby oil, to baby balm!

Shop all of Primally Pure here!

 

Kosmatology-  

Black Friday Sale: Take 30% off your purchase!  Tuesday 11/23 and through 11/27. Use code: THINKCLEAN21.  

*This code is valid on all products except gift cards.

Cyber Sunday and Monday- Use code: CYBER21 to save 20% off your purchase. And orders over $50 ship free with code FREESHIP21.

*Offer valid on your whole purchase, excluding gift cards.

Shop Kosmatology here!

 

Laurel- 

Friday November 26th- Monday November 29th 

20% off ALL Laurel products (excluding their Mini Mask Set and Single Farm Hydrosol collection) Use Code: THANKFUL.

$300 GWP(gift with purchase) – full size Eye Serum

$450 GWP purchase – full size Honey Rose Spice Mask AND full size Eye Serum

*Micro-batches of The Miraval Collection + Jasmine Hydrating Elixir C returning

Check out my full Laurel review here!

Shop Laurel here!

 

Evolvh- 

Spend up to $100 Get 10% off

Spend up to $200 Get 15% off

Spend $200 or more Get 20% off

  • UltraShine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner- This is one of the best clean shampoos and conditioners on the market!  It works.
  • Wonderbalm for Curls- This works great for curly hair, helps to defrizz.
  • Superfinishing polishing balm- Great for helping to define curls, smooth straight styles.

Shop all of Evolvh here!

 

Aleavia- 

30% off site wide starting November 26th-November 28th midnight PST.  Code:  BF2021 at checkout.  

  • Love their Enzymatic Body Cleanse and Face Wash! They also help balance the ph of the skin, all while conditioning it.  They feed the good bacteria on the skin, instead of stripping the skin like most body washes.

Shop all of Aleavia here!

 

OSEA- 

FREE Hyaluronic Sea Serum ($88 value) with $135+ purchase. 11/24 – 11/29

  • Atmosphere Protection Cream- This protection cream is one of the best.  It feels so hydrating for everyday wear and not greasy at all.
  • Ocean Cleanser- This Ocean Cleanser is one of my favorites! It emulsifies just enough to get all the makeup and grime from the day off but doesn't feel stripping. 

Shop OSEA here!

 

Mahalo- 

Check their website for all their deals.

  • Unveil Cleanser- This creamy balm cleanser feels so luxurious on the skin!  It slightly emulsifies to leave the skin feeling hydrated and smooth.  Unlike any cleanser I've used.
  • The Bean Antioxidant Mask- This is one of my fave masks!  It helps to lighten sun spots and hyperpigmentation and give the skin an overall glow.

Shop Mahalo here!

 

Erin's Faces-

Nov. 26th-Nov.29th

20% off using code: HAPPINESS

  • Matcha Mascara- absolutely love their mascara!  Gives you beautiful lashes.

Shop all of Erin's Faces here!

 

The Boxwalla box delivers some serious clean beauty each month!

 

*NATURAL BEAUTY BOXES

 

Beauty Heroes- 

Nov. 23th- Nov. 29th

Black Friday/Cyber Monday-

DATES: Tues. 11/23 – Mon. 11/29 (Beauty Heroes Members get early access to shop the sale on Mon. 11/22) 

OFFER: 20% OFF EVERYTHING*, plus receive stacked LOVE MORE Gifts from Pai, Mukti, RANAVAT + LILFOX

-Spend $125: Get a Pai Light Fantastic, 10 ml | $49 value!

-Spend $250: Also get, Mukti Age Defiance Eye Serum$96 value!

-Spend $350: Also get, RANAVAT Mighty Majesty Hair Serum$70 value!

-Spend $450: Also get, LILFOX Acid Glow$118 value!

 *Spend $450 and GET $333 in FREE Gifts! 

*Discount will be automatically applied at checkout, no code necessary. As always, Josh Rosebrook, Vintner's Daughter and RiseWell are excluded. Gifts are available while supplies last. Gift tier value must be hit after the discount is applied to qualify. All gifts will automatically show in the cart. 

Shop Beauty Heroes here!

 

Boxwalla- 

Nov. 23rd- Dec. 1st.

  • Use Code ExtraBox for 1 additional box when you purchase one year of Boxes (Beauty, Book, or Film). This option does not auto-renew, so it makes a really convenient gift for the very special people in your life.
  • Tier 1: Use ExploreBoxwalla20 for 20% off sitewide
  • Tier 2: Use ExploreBoxwalla25 for 25% off on orders over $250.
This box delivers some of the best of green beauty.  I find that's what sets them apart from other green beauty boxes is their thoughtful curations.  I always find they go out on a limb and really find brands and artisans that I haven't heard of- which I love!  If you're into trying new brands and discovering people that truly love their craft- this box is for you.  I also love that this box is bi-monthly versus every month.  It helps me to savor each box and really get to know the products.  Their selections are always cruelty free as well.  The products are also free of certain ingredients according to Boxwalla standards.  

Shop Boxwalla here!

 

This 360 cookware is made of USA made pure stainless steel.

 

*NATURAL HOME

 

Berkey Water Filter- 

Sign up here to get access to all their deals!

This is the water filter I've had for over 8 years- it filters it all out, even fluoride.

*Sale only happens once a year!  

Shop Berkey here!

 

Clearly Filtered-

Save 20% using code: HOLIDAY.

I discovered Clearly Filtered this past year as a budget friendly way to filter your water so well!  Read my full review here!  Such a great gift idea.

Check out Clearly Filtered here!

 

Purity Coffee– 

20% off + FREE Shipping with code: gurlgonegreen20.

This is hands down my favorite organic coffee!  It's not only organic, but also mold and mycotoxin free as well. And it tastes amazing!  Read me full Purity Coffee and what makes them different here.

Shop Purity Coffee here!

 

360 Cookware- 

30% off All cookware and bakeware starting Monday November 22nd-Monday November 29th at 11:59pm PST it ends. Code:  gurlgonegreen30.

This nontoxic stainless steel cookware really performs so well! I discovered this last year and haven't been able to put it down.  

*I have a full review here on what makes it different.

Shop all of 360 Cookware here!

 

Caraway Cookware- 

Up to 20% off their cookware!  Must use this link in order to get access to it. 

This is a ceramic cookware that I discovered this year as well.  It really performs more like a conventional pot or pan would. 

Check out my full review here.

*PROMO:

10% off –> orders over $95

15% off –> orders over $395

20% off –> orders over $525

Shop Caraway here!

 

Solo Stove 

Up to 35% off!  Check their website for all the details!

My hubs also got this for his birthday from my parents and loves it.  He’s had this for about 5 months.  He has the Yukon fire pit- which is their largest fire pit.  What makes Solo Stove Fire Pits unique is their ability to burn almost smokeless.  Their unique venting system and design allows it to do this.  Plus, it looks sleek and easy to keep clean and looking tidy- something important for me!  We’ve had some great memories around the fire pit.  A great gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.  

Shop Solo Stove here!

 

Primal Kitchen-

Check out their website for all sales!  Check them out here.

If you haven’t heard of Primal Kitchen, let me tell you a bit about them.  This brand started with a goal of creating the world’s best-tasting, real-food pantry staples, starting with a mayonnaise made with avocado oil.  Have you ever looked at a label for a salad dressing or mayonnaise?!  They are stocked full of inflammatory oils.  So to say I was so excited when I saw these there not too long ago is an understatement.  We always have these on hand.  I love the Ranch and Caesar.  They have super clean ingredients and NO inflammatory oils like canola oil or sunflower oil.  What a better option to top that healthy salad or for your kiddos to dip their carrots in.

Check out all their products here!

 

Pique Tea-

Nov. 26th- Nov. 29th, 20% off- code: BFCM20.  Shop here!

  1. Sourcing from family run farms around the world resulting in the highest quality organic tea leaves and herbs.
  2. Using Cold Extraction Technology to extract antioxidants and phytonutrients in whole form.
  3. Using concentrated, whole plant compounds in their products, allowing for maximum phytonutrients to be consumed and therefore the tea drinker will get the most benefit from the products.
  4. Using triple toxin screening to ensure a pure product.This is huge!  It includes screening for pesticides, heavy metals and toxic mold.  If you are going to be drinking your tea on a regular basis to reap the health benefits, you need to know that it is pure.  And with this testing being done, you will know that your Pique Tea is!  I don't know any other tea company doing this kind of testing- it really is next level.
  5. I love their Chaga Energy Elixir, Reishi Calm Elixir, Hibiscus Beauty Elixir, and Daily Immune Elderberry Liposomal Vitamin C.
  6. Read my full review here!

Shop Pique Tea here!

 

Drink LMNT Electrolytes- 

Check their website for all their deals!

I discovered these electrolytes this year and haven't looked back. Whether after a good workout, being outdoors or just needing some extra hydration these are a perfect supplement to a healthy lifestyle. They offer a couple variety packs that feature their different flavors that would be a good place to start. We love the lime and orange flavor for cold drinks and for a warm drink love the chocolate salt and the limited edition chocolate mint.

Check out LMNT here!

 

Force Of Nature-

Save 40% off bundles + FREE Shipping.

Use code: SAFEBUNDLE to save 40% off bundles + get free shipping!

This is my go to natural cleaner that cleans it all for me- from my counters, floors- no film btw, to toilets, sinks and bathtubs.  It does it all and does it so well!  It kills 99.9% of germs using natural ingredients- no harsh chemicals!  It just uses three ingredients, salt, vinegar, and water.  It can be used instead of bleach and other household cleaners to clean everything.  It's even registered by the EPA to be an effective disinfectant and sanitizer, with 3rd party lab results to back up their claims.  Use code: HOLIDAYSALE to save 40% off bundles + get free shipping!

Shop here!

 

Somavedic-

Nov. 25th-Nov. 30th

20% use code: gurlgonegreen20

I have the Somavedic Medic Green Ultra EMF Harmonizing Device.  Allow me to explain what it is below.

I didn't quite understand at first what Somavedic was about until I dug into the research.  I also wanted to see for myself what all the fuss was about.  

Here's a brief overview of what Somavedic's Medic Green Ultra does for the environment around you:

  • Creates a harmonic field in your environment reaching 100 feet in all directions, about 2,900 square feet.
  • Does not block EMF's, but rather brings the body and environment back into equilibrium from the negative effects of EMF– lowers blood pressure, heart rate variability, blood oxygen levels, cellular regeneration and re-structures water which improves absorption/hydration (Medic Green and Amber models).
  • Studies: (includes images of water and blood samples before and after exposure and their most recent published study on the Amber which shows cellular regeneration).
  • Improves sleep, focus, energy levels, moods, even lowers free radical levels. Many customers who suffer from headaches/migraines report significant improvement.

Shop Somavedic here!

 

ChiliSleep-

11/17- 12/31

***Up to 25% off all new Sleep Systems  (Cannot be combined with other offers) Limited time. Valid in new Cube and OOLER systems only. (**Does not apply to ChiliBLANKET sleep system) Use code: HOLIDAY30.

I got this as a gift for my husband's birthday and he is officially obsessed!  Best gift ever he told me. He always would get hot, so this is the perfect gift. 

Now you might be wondering what a Chilipad is, or an Ooler Sleep System.  Allow me to explain.  It is a topper that goes underneath your sheets, and on top of your mattress to deliver cooling temperatures to your body.  It is a thermal delivery system that uses a water-based hydronic pad that keeps you cool at night so you can have better sleep.  They have the original Chilipad and the Ooler Sleep System.  The Ooler Sleep System includes all that the Chilipad offers but some added functions.  You fill a tank with water and it runs it through the pad delivering cooling temperatures with it.  Before I get into the Ooler Chilipad review I wanted to share a few more things with you about the sleep systems.  Read my full review here.

Shop ChiliSleep here!

 

Sol Organix Organic Sheets- 

35% off!  Use code: FRIDAY

Love their sheets for all seasons.  Check out my full review here.

  • Love their percale sheets and sateen sheets!  

Shop SOL Organix here!

 

White Lotus Home Organic Pillows and Organic Mattresses- 

25% off using code: GGG25

Read my review here of their pillows.

  • We have their twin size organic mattress for my 6 year old!
  • We all have their pillows and love them!  My hubs and I love their shredded latex pillows and my girls love their kapok pillows.

Shop White Lotus Home Here!

 

My Green Mattress-

Nov. 12th- Nov. 28th. 

Their biggest savings of the year!  Offering up to $225 off their certified organic mattresses with code: HOLIDAYS.

A great budget friendly organic mattress!

Shop all of My Green Mattress here!

 

Almond Cow-

Get $25 off any purchase when you spend $75 or more!

Sale ends Friday Nov. 26th- no code needed.

I never knew I needed this clever gadget until I started to use it.  It makes making nut milks a breeze- I mean seriously so easy!  You’ll love it!

Check out Almond Cow here!

 

Minted- 

  • Enjoy 20% off holiday cards, gifts, and fine art orders $150+ and 15% off all other orders. 

    • Code to use at checkout: BF2021

    • Offer valid: Wednesday, 11/24 – Friday, 11/26 

  • Enjoy 25% off wedding save the dates.

    • Code to use at checkout: BFWED

    • Offer valid: Wednesday, 11/24 – Friday, 11/26 

I'm obsessed with Minted! I've gotten my holiday cards through them the last 3 years, just got my full collage of photos in the mail to hang on the wall and love their stationary.  Plus, they have a brand new membership program that is amazing!

  • I love these photo gifts. They literally do all the work for you.  All you have to do is hang them up!  Saves this mama so much time.
  • Minted Holiday Cards- They look so chic and have so many designs to choose from.  Plus, I get mine printed on recycled paper- win/win!
  • Minted More- is the membership program that boasts 30% off holiday cards, 20% off other Minted products year round, free shipping and a limited edition selection of handpicked design delights from our community of independent artists (valued at $160). The cost for Minted More membership is just $38 annually. 

Shop all of Minted here!

 

Seeking Health-  

Nov. 26th-Nov. 29th

15% off Sitewide!

*9 of their top-selling products are BOGO (Buy One Get One FREE!)

  • PQQ
  • Digestion Intensive capsules
  • B Complex Plus
  • Optimal Sleep
  • Prenatal Essentials Methyl-Free
  • Optimal Prenatal Methyl-Free
  • Adeno B12
  • Hydroxo B12
  • Hydrox-Adeno B12
  • BOGO prices apply to 1-packs only
  • Offer cannot be combined with 15% off sitewide discount
  • Use your Affiliate coupons to offer additional discount

Love these supplements!  Formulated by Dr. Ben Lynch, they are third party verified and legit!

Shop all of Seeking Health here!

 

That sums up my Black Friday/Cyber Monday natural holiday sales!  See anything you love? What are you getting this year?

*Also, don't forget to check out my gift guides!  I have 3 already and several more coming. Check them out below!

 

Gift Guides- 

 

 

Sharing the best natural living and beauty holiday sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The Best Natural Face Moisturizer Picks (Our 2021 Guide)

The Best Natural Face Moisturizer Picks (Our 2021 Guide)

Moisturizers are such an important part of your skin care routine!  We all want hydrated and supple skin.   But, not all moisturizers are created equally and not all are the best choice for you, depending on your skin type. Plus, if you are using them at least once (if not twice) per day, you want to make sure the ingredients are high quality and clean. I am breaking it all down for you today so you can find the best moisturizer to get hydrated, glowing skin. 

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What is an ideal moisturizer?

At its most basic level, a moisturizer is a preparation (typically a lotion or a cream) that when applied to the skin will prevent or relieve dryness. (1)  Makes sense and seems simple enough. But, when you consider how many different brands and products are out there that have claims of moisturizing your skin, it can get overwhelming.  Plus, there are moisturizers, balms, creams and oils.  All of a sudden preventing and relieving dryness seems a whole lot more complicated.  But, I am going to break it all down so you know exactly what to look for in a daily moisturizer. 

Based on an article from the National Institute of Health (2), an ideal moisturizer should:

  • Reduce and prevent further transepidermal water loss (this is when water passes through the different layers of your skin and eventually evaporates)
  • Restore lipid barrier
  • Hypoallergenic, nonsensitizing, fragrance free, noncomedogenic
  • Absorbed immediately, providing immediate hydration
  • Cosmetically acceptable
  • Affordable

Of course I am going to take it a step further as you know I only want top notch ingredients to put on my skin and have absorbed into my body.  I think an ideal moisturizer should have only the best ingredients!

Face Oils vs. Moisturizer

Face oils and moisturizers are different and work differently.  A face oil is going to retain and seal in moisture in your skin while also providing nourishment. You want an oil to have a blend of essential fatty acids (EFA's) or omegas and it obviously doesn't include any water.  Oils also can contain a mix of essential oils that help to balance the skin and provide therapeutic properties.  Oil's work perfectly with our skin’s cutaneous and get to the center of the epidermis.  Many people with oily skin think they should avoid oils- when really the opposite is true.  Using oils helps bring balance to the skin and doesn't clog pores like other moisturizers that contain emulsifiers, waxes, etc.

Moisturizers (lotions or creams) are composed of both oil and water.  This means they not only add hydration to your skin due to the water content, but seal it in with the oil.  The difference between a cream and a lotion is that a cream is heavier and has a higher percentage of oil in it.  Moisturizers do a great job of shielding your skin from the elements and are the perfect product to apply after an oil.  When you choose the correct moisturizer for your skincare routine, it can really up the health of your skin.

Does my skin type matter when choosing a moisturizer?

YES!!!  You want a moisturizer that is going to work with your skin and has ingredients to improve any ‘problem’ areas you may have while also giving you that extra boost of hydration.  Even Mayo Clinic agrees! (3)

More than likely you have a pretty good idea of your skin type.  However, I do have a video you can watch where I share all about skin types and what you need to know.  I also have a quiz you can take HERE.  This quiz will really help you narrow down what skin type you have and I will send you the #1 skin care tip for your skin type too.  To have the most effective skin care routine, you really should be picking out all of your products based on your skin type.  Now, onto my picks for the best moisturizers!

Best Natural Face Moisturizer For Oily Skin

Face Oils-

  • Squalene Facial Oil (Budget Friendly) Squalene has long been touted as having some serious benefits to the skin.  It has anti-aging benefits, as well as anti-inflammatory benefits.  It also helps to reverse the signs of sun damage and is incredibly hydrating and nourishing to the skin.  The best part?  It's tolerated by every skin type!  Yes, if you have oily skin, this works for you, if you have dry skin, sensitive skin, inflamed skin- this is for you too.  That's what makes this oil so special and unique.  Literally the only ingredient in this oil is squalene oil- no other additives.  One of the reasons why I love this ingredient so much!  Not only is it a powerhouse for the skin but it can be used by so many skin types.  Squalene can be derived from sharks but the humane method of extraction is from olives.  No sharks involved.  This is how Indie Lee's Squalene Oil is extracted as well.  I keep this oil on hand because at times my skin can be irritated or get inflamed from trying out all the beauty products.  I'm a beauty blogger at heart but sometimes my skin just needs simple and a break.  That's where squalene oil comes in.  It literally calms my skin and helps relieve inflammation.  I love knowing that I'm not applying 10 different ingredients on my skin but just one!  Recently I went through a season where I was testing out so many skincare products my skin started to flare up a little.  I quickly stopped using everything and switched to just this squalene oil and noticed a difference immediately!  This is incredibly nourishing and hydrating to the skin too.  I don't even need a cream after applying this.  If you or someone you know suffers from inflamed skin or sensitive skin and even dry skin- try this!  I has no smell, no essential oils- just pure squalene oil.  I also love that it has a comedogenic rating of 0-1- which is nonexistent! Comedogenic ingredients are ingredients that can clog pores, cause blackheads and ultimately worsen acne or trigger it. Get it here.
  • Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil

This oil is quick absorbing and weightless.  It doesn't clog pores and helps to restore proper moisture balance in skin.  Often the skin can be out of balance with oilier skin types.  This helps to reign it in and bring balance overall.  It has a blend of  essential antioxidants, nourishing omega fatty acids 6 & 9 and powerful polyphenols, protecting the skin from free radical damage. An oil that says what it's going to do!  Plus, it brightens skin. Get it here.

Face Creams/Lotions-

This budget friendly option is great at hydrating without the extra moisture so you're not left with extra greasiness.  I love that it's great to add to skin before makeup, or to wear alone for the day.  It feels weightless, while at the same time hydrating on the skin.  With ingredients like lilac extract, evening primrose, COQ10 and chlorella, your skin will feel balanced.  Get it here.

The perfect moisturizer for those with oily skin and acne prone.  It helps to balance the skin and not add extra hydration- you know the grease!  Helps to minimize blackheads and is perfect applying on the skin before makeup since it leaves a matte finish.  It has Thistle which is great at helping mattify the skin and also minimize pores.  Your skin will feel smoother and more even after using the The Pioneer Mattifying Moisturizer.  Get it here! 

 

Best Natural Face Moisturizer For Acne Prone Skin

Face Oils-

Squalene has long been touted as having some serious benefits to the skin.  It has anti-aging benefits, as well as anti-inflammatory benefits.  It also helps to reverse the signs of sun damage and is incredibly hydrating and nourishing to the skin.  The best part?  It's tolerated by every skin type!  Yes, if you have oily skin, this works for you, if you have dry skin, sensitive skin, inflamed skin- this is for you too.  That's what makes this oil so special and unique.  Literally the only ingredient in this oil is squalene oil- no other additives.  One of the reasons why I love this ingredient so much!  Not only is it a powerhouse for the skin but it can be used by so many skin types.  Squalene can be derived from sharks but the humane method of extraction is from olives.  No sharks involved.  This is how Indie Lee's Squalene Oil is extracted as well.  

I keep this oil on hand because at times my skin can be irritated or get inflamed from trying out all the beauty products.  I'm a beauty blogger at heart but sometimes my skin just needs simple and a break.  That's where squalene oil comes in.  It literally calms my skin and helps relieve inflammation.  I love knowing that I'm not applying 10 different ingredients on my skin but just one!  Recently I went through a season where I was testing out so many skincare products my skin started to flare up a little.  I quickly stopped using everything and switched to just this squalene oil and noticed a difference immediately!  This is incredibly nourishing and hydrating to the skin too.  I don't even need a cream after applying this.  If you or someone you know suffers from inflamed skin or sensitive skin and even dry skin- try this!  I has no smell, no essential oils- just pure squalene oil.  I also love that it has a comedogenic rating of 0-1- which is nonexistent! Comedogenic ingredients are ingredients that can clog pores, cause blackheads and ultimately worsen acne or trigger it. Get it here.

This oil is great for helping to calm the skin.  Perfect for acne prone, sensitive or highly reactive skin types.  It has Evening Primrose, Pomegranate, and Tamanu which are all anti-inflammatory oils that help to calm skin.  Often acne skin is also highly sensitive as well.  The Laurel Unburden Serum does a great job of calming the inflammation so your skin is able to accept products.  It has the lowest percentage of essential oils compared to many natural beauty products, making it an especially great pick for reactive skin types. Get it here.

 

Face Creams/Lotions-

I had heard rave reviews about this Blemish Balm and finally got my hands on some!  This is a lightweight moisturizer perfect for oily and acne skin types.  It helps to even the skin tone and balance it through 3 oils, juniper, thyme, and tea tree.  Plus, it has their signature seaweed which adds a dose of nutrients to it.  The combination provides a soothing and balancing effect to the skin, without the added shine you might get from other moisturizers.  I even gave this to my sister who has an oily complexion and she's loved it!  If you have oily, combination skin this is for you. Get it here.

This budget friendly option is great at hydrating without the extra moisture so you're not left with extra greasiness.  I love that it's great to add to skin before makeup, or to wear alone for the day.  It feels weightless, while at the same time hydrating on the skin.  With ingredients like lilac extract, evening primrose, COQ10 and chlorella, your skin will feel balanced.  Get it here.

Best Natural Face Moisturizer For Dry Skin

Face Oils-

The Maqui Berry is a highly potent anti-inflammatory berry that not only soothes acne, but also rosacea, and hyper-pigmentation. Now you not only get a super dose of antioxidants with the Maqui Berry, but also the same base of organic baobab, that eases redness, and smooths skin texture.  This mighty fruit is sourced from Chile, where the Mapuche Indians praise it for it's anti-inflammatory benefits.

I LOVE the scent!  It is a subtle mix of citrus and vanilla.  I almost want to wear it as a perfume!  It isn't overwhelming.  It feels heavier like you would expect for a nourishing oil but not greasy in any way.  The oil literally sinks right into your skin.  Hydrating it and leaving behind a silky smooth complexion when you touch your face. I love how it makes my skin feel.  I not only wear this at night, but also in the morning before my makeup application.  The formula is so good!  On the bottle it says it helps improve lackluster skin- I couldn't think of a better term than that!  It really makes skin shine from within and brings it back to life.  If you have dry skin like me- you'll love this.  Get it here.

This is actually one of the very first organic oils I ever bought when transitioning to natural beauty over 10 years ago.  It isn’t expensive yet it does the job and does it well.  With one singular oil, it isn't complicated, but a simple oil that leaves your skin feeling hydrated and not greasy.  Jojoba oil is such a great oil to use on the skin too, as it’s the closest oil to what your skin naturally produces.  What makes this jojoba oil great too is it’s cold pressed, so they’re not using heat to extract it, so the oil is left intact.  Better yet you can get it from Amazon for a great price!  Get it here.

Face Creams/Lotions-

This has been the perfect moisturizer to add on top of my oils in the morning and at night for a little extra hydration.  I even used this when we were up in the mountains sledding for the day and it kept my skin feeling so hydrated and protected.  Not only does this cream moisturize but also provide great anti-aging benefits with it’s naturally rich antioxidants.  It seeps into my skin so well, and doesn’t feel greasy.  My hubs has been stealing this from me too-that means it’s good people!  He can be pickier than me at times.  What’s even better is the price tag on this cream, $48!  A steal for a green beauty cream that works and is full of skincare actives! Check it out here!

This cream is what skincare dreams are made of- no joke!  Yes, it is the best antiaging cream I've found in natural skincare.  Move over LaMer.  There's a new skin cream in town and it doesn't contain the toxic ingredients!  I have tried hundreds of natural skin creams in my day, yes as a clean beauty blogger my shelves are filled with product, after product.  This one is in a league of it's own.  I just dare you to try it and tell me otherwise.  The consistency is like softest most decadent cream.  It literally melts into the skin and creates skin that feels so completely perfect from hydration to overall smoothness and radiance.  My skin LOVES it.  Get it here.

Best Natural Face Moisturizer For Mature Skin

Face Oils-

I was introduced to Beuti Skincare a couple months back and didn’t think much until I started to use their Beauty Sleep Elixir Oil product and was wowed. The Sleep Elixir feels rich on the skin but not overly oily.  It sinks right into my complexion and leaves it feeling dewy and with a glow.  I’ve never read so many rave reviews about an oil- for real!  It has over 305 on Credo Beauty’s website.  It’s definitely a fan favorite.  I apply it at night after cleansing and toning and in the morning after cleansing and toning.  It’s made especially for sensitive skin tooThen I did a deep dive into the brand to discover more and had to share an official Beuti Skincare review with you.  I then learned that Princess Kate loves the Beauty Sleep Elixir too- not surprised!  Get it here.

This is Maya Chia's newest product.  I've been using it for 3 weeks.  I always hesitate to talk about a skincare product right away because I like to give it time.  If it's one thing I tell people it's that skincare products take time!  Yes, you can know if you like something as far as texture or feel but serums and oils really take a while to see results.  That being said I have been using this for a bit and definitely can speak to the overall experience of it.  It contains the plant retinol bakuchiol which I've used before in other skincare products and it also contains moth bean extract- another plant derived retinol.  But it also contains an advanced retinol using an encapsulated Retinol.  This is a derivative of Vitamin A without BHT.  BHT has been shown to cause live damage in rats even in small amounts.  Plus, the supply chain with BHT is very unstable.  Besides the powerful retinols it also contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E.  These brighten the skin and help fade hyperpigmentation.  You're also going to get some serious hydration from this serum with Buriti oil, and chia seed oil. I've only been using this for a bit because they advise not to use while pregnant or breastfeeding.  I've heard from other bloggers how amazing it is as well. I'll be sure to test it when I'm done nursing. Get the serum here!

Face Creams/Lotions-

This cream is what skincare dreams are made of- no joke!  Yes, it is the best antiaging cream I've found in natural skincare.  Move over LaMer.  There's a new skin cream in town and it doesn't contain the toxic ingredients!  I have tried hundreds of natural skin creams in my day, yes as a clean beauty blogger my shelves are filled with product, after product.  This one is in a league of it's own.  I just dare you to try it and tell me otherwise.  The consistency is like softest most decadent cream.  It literally melts into the skin and creates skin that feels so completely perfect from hydration to overall smoothness and radiance.  My skin LOVES it.  Get it here.

This cream is packed with superfood ingredients and high tech green ingredients that deliver the nutrients right to the skin.  Not only does it help with hydration but also fine lines, and skin tone.  It really helps to plump up the skin and keep moisture levels intact for the whole day.  I love that it's made by hand in small batches in England to ensure the ingredients stay intact and are active when they reach you.  Plus, it's budget friendly!  This works great at night for extra hydration or even in the morning before makeup.  Get it here.

Best Natural Face Moisturizer For Normal/Combination

Face Oils-

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. -True Botanicals

This oil had me at first swipe!  I remember looking at my skin two weeks into using this and wondering why my skin looked so good?  I hadn’t changed anything except added in this oil.  I’m telling you it’s GOOD!  My skin looked brighter, more even and less red.  What’s in this little magic bottle?  So much goodness.  Date extract is one ingredient that has been known to increase brightness, hydration, while also decreasing hyperpigmentation, and redness.  It also has a stable form of Vitamin C (10%) which has been known to be great for even the most sensitive skin types.  Carrot Root which has been shown to also add brightness.  I can’t forget to mention cranberry seed oil which has been known to be one of the most abundant sources of polyphenols, which helps with firmness and elasticity.  I also love that it has squalene, a non-comedogenic oil that has been known to not only protect the skin but also help minimize fine lines and absorb into the skin quickly.  It feels so velvety on your skin and sinks in, no greasy residue but a smooth finish is left behind.  Get it here.

Face Creams-

This cream is packed with superfood ingredients and high tech green ingredients that deliver the nutrients right to the skin.  Not only does it help with hydration but also fine lines, and skin tone.  It really helps to plump up the skin and keep moisture levels intact for the whole day.  I love that it's made by hand in small batches in England to ensure the ingredients stay intact and are active when they reach you.  Plus, it's budget friendly!  This works great at night for extra hydration or even in the morning before makeup.  Get it here.

I love that is a budget friendly option that works!  Often you find budget friendly options but they aren't as good.  This moisturizer really delivers!  Plus, it's easy to find- even Target carries it.  It feels hydrating enough, but not overly.  It's a great moisturizer for the daytime or before applying your makeup.  I love that my skin doesn't feel heavy after applying it, yet still nourished enough where it's not needing more moisture.  It has hyaluronic acid and jojoba which help to mimic the skin's natural moisture to bring hydration that lasts. Get it here.

Best Natural Face Moisturizer For Sensitive Skin

Face Oils-

Squalene has long been touted as having some serious benefits to the skin.  It has anti-aging benefits, as well as anti-inflammatory benefits.  It also helps to reverse the signs of sun damage and is incredibly hydrating and nourishing to the skin.  The best part?  It's tolerated by every skin type!  Yes, if you have oily skin, this works for you, if you have dry skin, sensitive skin, inflamed skin- this is for you too.  That's what makes this oil so special and unique.  Literally the only ingredient in this oil is squalene oil- no other additives.  One of the reasons why I love this ingredient so much!  Not only is it a powerhouse for the skin but it can be used by so many skin types.  Squalene can be derived from sharks but the humane method of extraction is from olives.  No sharks involved.  This is how Indie Lee's Squalene Oil is extracted as well.  

I keep this oil on hand because at times my skin can be irritated or get inflamed from trying out all the beauty products.  I'm a beauty blogger at heart but sometimes my skin just needs simple and a break.  That's where squalene oil comes in.  It literally calms my skin and helps relieve inflammation.  I love knowing that I'm not applying 10 different ingredients on my skin but just one!  Recently I went through a season where I was testing out so many skincare products my skin started to flare up a little.  I quickly stopped using everything and switched to just this squalene oil and noticed a difference immediately!  This is incredibly nourishing and hydrating to the skin too.  I don't even need a cream after applying this.  If you or someone you know suffers from inflamed skin or sensitive skin and even dry skin- try this!  I has no smell, no essential oils- just pure squalene oil.  I also love that it has a comedogenic rating of 0-1- which is nonexistent! Comedogenic ingredients are ingredients that can clog pores, cause blackheads and ultimately worsen acne or trigger it. Get it here.

This oil has a rating of 1 on the comedogenic scale. Rosehip seed oil is great for so many things, from hydrating skin to calming inflammation.  I love that this oil only has 3 ingredients.  It's really known for it's healing properties and it's rich Omega 3, 6, 7 & 9 plus antioxidant Carotenoids content.  Great for sensitive skin that is dry and inflamed. This is also budget friendly oil! Grab it here!

Face Creams-

This has been the perfect moisturizer to add on top of my oils in the morning and at night for a little extra hydration.  I even used this when we were up in the mountains sledding for the day and it kept my skin feeling so hydrated and protected.  Not only does this cream moisturize but also provide great anti-aging benefits with it’s naturally rich antioxidants.  It seeps into my skin so well, and doesn’t feel greasy.  My hubs has been stealing this from me too-that means it’s good people!  He can be pickier than me at times.  What’s even better is the price tag on this cream, $48!  A steal for a green beauty cream that works and is full of skincare actives! Check it out here!

I love this budget friendly option for sensitive skin.  It's completely fragrance free, which is often hard to find for a moisturizer- even in natural beauty.  It has a few simple, pure ingredients that really deliver moisture to the skin without all the extras.  One of my favorite ingredients you've heard me talk about in this post is squalene- and it's in this Mother Dirt Moisturizer.  I love that Mother Dirt is all about the skin's microbiome.  Really helping to support it, knowing that when it's supported it will function properly.  That's why they are very specific about the ingredients they choose for their formulas.  Making sure they help to support the overall skin barrier and not strip it.  This is great in the morning before makeup or in the evening too.  Get it here.

 

Best Natural Face Moisturizer With SPF

 

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References:

  1. Merriam Webster Dictionary. (2021). Merriamwebster.com  Retrieved from: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moisturizer
  2. Sethi, Anisha, et al.  (2016 May- June). Moisturizers: The Slippery Road.  Indian J Dermatol.  Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4885180/
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