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Credo Beauty Hits and Misses for May

Credo Beauty Hits and Misses for May

Another month has come and gone, time for Credo Beauty Hits and misses for May!  If you're new here, each month I get a handful of products from Credo Beauty and I share a full review of them in a video.  Hopefully this helps you to get a better idea when you're searching for products.  If you're not familiar with Credo Beauty, this is the Sephora of clean beauty.  They have all the it clean beauty products and brands.  I love shopping with them because I know I'm getting the best of the best when it comes to clean beauty.

 

 

Watch the full Credo Beauty Hits and Misses video here!

 

Products Mentioned in the Video:

 

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Credo Beauty Hits and Misses For April

Credo Beauty Hits and Misses For April

Sharing my Credo Beauty Hits and Misses for April in my recent video!  If you're new here each month I get a handful of products from Credo Beauty and I test them out and review them for you on the blog.  I share what I like and what I don't like.  If you haven't shopped at Credo Beauty I highly recommend you check them out.  They are the Sephora of clean beauty and they really know clean beauty products!  They carry the best of the best and are always getting new brands in stock.  I love being able to shop online if I'm not close enough to an actual store. 

 

Check out Credo Beauty Hits and Misses for April here! 

 

These are the products I'm reviewing in the video:

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Credo Beauty

Credo Beauty

If you're not familiar with Credo Beauty allow me to introduce them to you.  This is one of my favorite online natural beauty retailers.  They have it all when it comes to clean and effective products. 

Sharing my Credo Beauty- Clean Beauty Faves with you on the blog!  Credo has their friends and family sale once a year.  It's 20% off!!  A sale to take note of.  It starts Thursday Oct. 21st and ends Monday the 24th.

*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. 

Credo Beauty is one of my favorite online natural beauty retailers.  They have it all when it comes to clean and effective products.  They’re like the Sephora of clean beauty.  All the “IT” brands in one place

I wanted to give you a comprehensive list of all my favorite clean beauty products from Credo Beauty.  Essentially a list of my Credo Beauty clean beauty faves! I tried to go into detail so you can get a glimpse into all these stellar clean beauty brands. 

Shop all of Credo Beauty here and save 20% off!

If you don't have a Credo Beauty close to you, no problem!  Their online stores have it all and make it so easy to shop from the comfort of your home.

What makes Credo Beauty extra special is that they have a Dirty List like no other!

“Europe has banned over 1300 ingredients. The U.S.? Just 30. And Credo? Over 2700.” (1)

The best part is that all of their brand partners agree to not use any of the 2700 banned ingredients on Credo’s Dirty List, making shopping with this retailer so much easier!

The Credo Beauty Clean standard goes even further than their Dirty List.  This standard includes the following:

  • “Use official ingredient terminology (called INCI) and use ingredient source codes where possible
  • Obtain documentation on their ingredients’ composition, purity and sourcing information
  • Conduct basic consumer safety (on humans…that volunteer!) and product stability testing
  • Back up product and ingredient claims
  • Be transparent about “fragrance”—at a minimum they must categorize the type of fragrance they use, and we encourage full disclosure of all fragrance ingredients.” (2)

Credo Beauty has 5 categories they recommend to start with when swapping out your conventional beauty products for clean ones.  For each of these 5 categories I am going to share my top clean product picks that are available through Credo!

*Keep Reading for all my faves!

Mascara

At first glance this may not seem like the most obvious beauty product that you would need to swap out.  However, according to Women’s Health:

Sixty-five percent of women swipe on mascara, making it the most popular type of eye makeup.” (3)

Here’s the oh so scary news about this popular makeup product:  Most mascaras contain mercury, coal tar, formaldehyde releasers, petroleum distillates, vinyl, parabens, phthalates, and triethanolamine…can you say scary… three times!  And not only does it contain all these big word ingredients but over half of us are putting them near our eyes every single day! 

Credo Beauty makes it so easy to swap any beauty product out with their extra high standards! 

Here are my fave mascaras that they have available:

Ilia has a patented brush with one side for curling and the other side for lengthening. It really does give my lashes a curl boost and makes adding length to them even easier.  The formula is a little on the wet side, but not too wet that it smudges all over.  

This is a formula that gets better as time goes on.  It adds a good amount of product on the lashes.  It is buildable, gives a good amount of volume on the lashes and can build the length the more you apply on the tips of lashes.  

This mascara definitely gets some good product on your lashes. It gives your lashes some drama and lift. Because it is a wetter formula it can be a little harder to build the product on the lashes unless I wait a minute or two for the first coat to dry.  I feel the formula got thicker and better the more I used it and air got to it…it will make your lashes stand out for sure!  

All 3 of these mascaras are featured in my Natural Mascara Guide plus so many more!

Check out all of Credo Beauty’s mascaras here!

Shop all of Credo Beauty here and save 20% off!

These two moisturizers are some of my favorites in clean beauty!

Moisturizers

Considering we slather moisturizer all over our face and body daily if not more than once a day, this is not a surprising product to want to swap out for a clean version. Not to mention we are applying them to our largest organ (the skin) which increases our exposure just based on surface area alone. 

According to the CDC:

Dermal absorption is the transport of a chemical from the outer surface of the skin both into the skin and into the body. Studies show that absorption of chemicals through the skin can occur without being noticed by the worker, and in some cases, may represent the most significant exposure pathway. (4)

Yikes!  All the more reason to make sure that what we are putting on our skin is of the best quality.  Credo carries so many amazing moisturizers that it is hard for me to pick just a few to showcase. You will not be sacrificing anything when you make this switch! 

Here are just a couple of my faves:

This has been the perfect moisturizer to add on top of my oils in the morning and at night for a little extra hydration.  Not only does this cream moisturize but also provides 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.  With a price tag of $48, this is a steal for a green beauty cream that works and is full of great ingredients!

This is the perfect everyday lotion for the face.  It feels hydrating but isn't greasy at all.  Such a great weight overall.  Perfect for under makeup too.  A lot of daily moisturizers can feel too heavy, but this feels so light and airy on the skin.  This formula is full of seaweed, shea butter and Omega- rich oils.  It is one of those products I recommend a lot and everyone always loves it!  

I absolutely love this brand! Their products perform so well, are not too harsh and yet super effective. It also helps to calm my redness too.  A must try for anyone with redness or sensitive skin.

Check out all of Credo Beauty’s moisturizers here!

 

holding up deodorant

If you haven't tried this Sublime Sage Deodorant- you need too!

Deodorant

This is one area when it comes to swapping out products that I want to shout from the rooftops!  Needless to say I am not surprised that Credo thinks so too;)

Toxic ingredients in mainstream deodorant can include- triclosan, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, fragrance and aluminum.  Add to it that most of us use deodorant nearly daily and you can easily see why this is a product that you would want to swap out!

Philip Harvey, PH.D., editor in chief of the Journal of Applied Toxicology reports that: 

“Research also shows that some compounds used in deodorant are absorbed and stored in fat cells, which are prevalent in the underarm area.  Your underarm tissue also contains hormone receptors, which could react to some of those same deodorant ingredients.” (5)  

It is for these very reasons that experts (as well as consumers) are concerned that these toxic ingredients found in antiperspirants and deodorants could contribute to or cause developmental issues, reproductive issues or even cancer. 

*For more information on how to detox your underarms, other natural deodorant reviews and more check out my full natural deodorant post here.

Here are 2 of my favorite deodorants from Credo Beauty:

This is one of my husband's favorite deodorants-he loves it and it also works well for me! Just like it says, the scent is so fresh with a blend of eucalyptus, ginger, rosemary, grapefruit, chamomile and lemon.  It lasts all day and even reminded my husband of a mainstream deodorant.  I didn’t note any staining although my hubs did on his workout shirts.  And, no irritation!  Such a great unisex deodorant.

To put it lightly, when I first used this I wondered where it had been all my life!  This deodorant really delivers!  When I looked into it more I learned that sage actually helps dry up underarm sweat.  It smells fresh but not too potent. The kicker and what makes it extra special is the fact it doesn't get all over your clothes!  And guess what?  My hubs absolutely loves it!  I can't recommend it enough!

Check out all of Credo’s deodorants here!

Shop all of Credo Beauty here and save 20% off!

Love a Kosas Lipstick!

Lip Care

When you consider that what goes on our lips is probably licked off to some degree, it makes sense that we could all benefit from making a swap in this area.  Especially after seeing your lip balm can contain ingredients like: parabens, fragrance, phthalates, butylated hydroxyanisole/butylated hydroxytoluene, octinoxate and/or retinyl palmitate

Here are my top lip care picks from Credo:

I love that this balm comes in a stick form, making it easy to apply to the lips without getting your fingers all messy. Plus, it hydrates for a long time! The ingredients are not just amazing, but squeaky clean too.  They even have tinted lip balms that I also love.  

These are definitely a go to of mine in clean beauty. Their formula is unlike any other.  Not too hydrating where they bleed but definitely moisturizing enough.  I’m also digging their lip glosses!  They are more of a serum than a lip gloss feel- which I love. It not only plumps your lips, but hydrates and treats them with nourishing oils. 

Check out Credo’s lip care products here!

 

Clean Beauty Brands

This not only acts as your sunscreen but also your foundation!

Sunscreen

Sunscreen is another big category that is so important to find a clean option for in your beauty routine.  Sunscreen can cause a lot of exposure when it comes to harmful chemicals. In order to share the benefits of clean sunscreen, we first have to dive into the harmful effects of chemical sunscreen. Instead of blocking the sun's rays, like natural sunscreens do, they absorb the rays, and turn them into heat, which are then transferred from skin to the air.  These chemicals are known hormone disruptors.  The scary fact about these chemicals is the high absorption rate, compared to other ingredients. 

Clean sunscreens are known as physical or mineral sunscreens.  These sunscreens either use titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or a combination of both.  They are natural minerals that are ground up.  The main benefits of clean sunscreens are the minerals reflect the sun’s rays instead of absorbing them, and they offer broad spectrum protection. 

*For a deep dive into natural sunscreen and a full review of many natural sunscreen products- check out my recent EWG Sunscreen post here!

Here are my fave facial sunscreens that you can get at Credo:

I love this formula!  It feels hydrating, yet not greasy.  It absorbs so well. The specific one I love is their unscented sunscreen.  It works great for babies and kids too- so you only have to bring one sunscreen.  It comes in a tube and they offer tinted facial sunscreens as well that are so great.  I wear their tinted facial sunscreen a lot in the summer. 

I love this option with a higher SPF.  It is a thicker consistency and gives a really great coverage, more like a foundation.  Helps polish off my look more than most tinted moisturizers.  I like it for everyday use or, with a higher SP,F I even use it on days when I am needing extra protection from strong sun rays.

All of Credo’s sunscreens can be found here!

Shop all of Credo Beauty here and save 20% off!

All the best clean beauty brands at Credo Beauty!

While swapping out your beauty products, these 5 categories are so important, but they hardly scratch the surface of what Credo has to offer.  A few more of my fave clean beauty brands they have are:

When it comes to hair, Innersense knows how to create great products.  I use so many of their styling products on the daily.  I can’t get enough of their I Create Lift Volumizing Foam.  This foam is the best for giving your roots and hair the body and volume that lasts all day! I also love their Inner Peace Whipped Cream Texturizer for defining my curls after styling and smoothing away frizz without greasiness.  Their I Create Waves Salt Spray is another favorite.  I spray this in my hair after styling and it gives it the beachy look so effortlessly.  Check out all of Innersense here!

This skincare line does no wrong! I love their Super Couple Serum– an incredible antioxidant serum/oil for your skin that transforms it. This is the serum that started my infatuation with Maya Chia!  I noticed hyperpigmentation fade and an overall glow to my skin.  Also, their Optimist Hydrating Essence is a standout.   Smells divine with hints of neroli, sweet orange, and ylang ylang.  The formula itself feels so hydrating on the skin and refreshing with white tea, antioxidants, fatty acids and phytonutrients.  The Straight A Serum is Maya Chia’s newest product.  It has all the top natural ingredients for anti-aging.  I have been using this for a while and definitely can speak to the overall experience of it  Check out all of Maya Chia’s products here!

Beauti Skincare’s Beauty Sleep Elixir Oil product is one that has really wowed me. The Sleep Elixir feels rich on the skin but not overly oily.  I apply it morning and night after cleansing and toning.  It’s made especially for sensitive skin too.  After trying their Pomegranate 3-in-1 Enzyme Cleanser I was once again sold.  I continue to use both products daily!  I use the Enzyme Cleanser in the morning.  I love how it really wakes up my skin and doesn’t feel stripping.  Yet, it doesn’t feel super oily right before I apply my makeup. 

Hopefully you see how much Credo Beauty has to offer.  Their products meet the highest standards and what started as just one store is now the largest clean beauty retailer on the planet with stores across the nation and they are partnered with 130+ brands that meet their clean beauty standards.  Shop Credo Beauty’s Best sellers here!

What are your fave products that Credo Beauty carries?

Shop all of Credo Beauty here and save 20% off!

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References:

  1. Credo Beauty (n.d.)  The Dirty List.  Retrieved From: https://credobeauty.com/pages/the-dirty-list-1%20
  2. Credo Beauty (n.d.) The Credo Clean Standard.  Retrieved From: https://credobeauty.com/pages/the-credo-clean-standard-1
  3. Women’s Health Magazine (2010 Oct 1).  Mascara Master Class.  Retrieved From: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/food/a19916311/best-mascara/
  4. Centers For Disease Control And Prevention. (2013 July 2).  Skin Exposures & Effects.  Retrieved From: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/skin/default.html
  5. Time. (2016 July 5). 5 Things Wrong With Your Deodorant.  Retrieved from: https://time.com/4394051/deodorant-antiperspirant-toxic/

 

 

Credo Beauty- Hits and Misses

Credo Beauty- Hits and Misses

Sharing my Credo Beauty- hits and misses blog post with you today! Sharing what I liked and what I didn't like from my recent Credo Beauty haul when it comes to natural skincare and organic makeup. I'm sharing why I liked certain natural makeup products and why I didn't and why some natural skincare products worked and why some didn't!

*Credo Beauty did send me the products, but thoughts and opinions are my own!

If you're not familiar with Credo Beauty allow me to introduce them to you.  This is one of my favorite online natural beauty retailers.  They have it all when it comes to clean and effective products.  They’re like the Sephora of clean beauty.  All the “IT” brands in one place!  I've been to several of their retail locations and every time I've been to one I do a little happy dance.  If you don't have a Credo Beauty close to you, no problem!  Their online stores have it all and make it so easy to shop on the comfort of your home.

Watch the full Credo Beauty hits and misses video here!

 

Shop all of Credo Beauty here!

 

Products Mentioned In The Video:

Westman Atelier Foundation

Westman Atelier Blush Stick

Westman Atelier Bronzer Stick

Westman Atelier Highlighter Stick in Nectar

exa Foundation( I wear the color Katey)

Routine Deodorant

Saint Jane Luxury Beauty Serum

Goldfaden MD Doctor's scrub

Wildling Empress Gua Sha

 

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Credo Beauty Favorites

Credo Beauty Favorites

Sharing my Credo Beauty Favorites with you in my newest blog post!  This is actually going to be a monthly blog post that I share with you.  Each month I'll be receiving product from Credo Beauty and reviewing them.  Of course all opinions and thoughts are my own.  

I typically post my new favorite clean beauty products each month on the blog.  This is a reader favorite!  I share what I'm loving in clean beauty and what's new.  Credo Beauty and I have teamed up to bring you the best of both worlds.  Not only will I bring you the best of the best when it comes to new clean beauty products, but it will be easy to shop for them through clean beauty superstore Credo Beauty!

If you're not familiar with Credo Beauty allow me to introduce them to you.  This is one of my favorite online natural beauty retailers.  They have it all when it comes to clean and effective products.  They’re like the Sephora of clean beauty.  All the “IT” brands in one place!  I've been to several of their retail locations and every time I've been to one I do a little happy dance.  If you don't have a Credo Beauty close to you, no problem!  Their online stores have it all and make it so easy to shop on the comfort of your home.

This month I'm sharing some new favorites that I sampled from them that I can't get enough of!  

 

Shop all of Credo Beauty here!

 

Products Sampled This Month:

 

These Kinship Insta Swipe Pads are making waves with their compostable pads!

 

Kinship Insta Swipe Lemon Honey AHA Pads

I was so intrigued to try these AHA pads!  I had read so much about them and was excited to see what all the fuss was about.  They come in pad form, already saturated with the product on them.  At first I was a little bummed since it seems wasteful but the more I read about them I realized they are fully compostable!  Huge win in my book.  These pads are meant to help resurface the top layer of your skin, clear pores and reduce blemishes using glycolic acid.  While the glycolic does it's thing, they also have manuka honey which leaves your skin with an all over glow.  The treatment in the pads is called Kinbiome.  This is Kinship's plant based probiotic that works to support a strong skin barrier, as well as glowing skin.  

They feel very cooling on the skin and soothing at the same time.  I love how my skin felt refreshed and awake after using.  I loved using them in the morning to perk up my skin.  I felt a little tingle but that's it.  My skin looked overall brighter.  I love the light exfoliation it offers, without being too much.  Great for everyday. Especially great for those with acne prone skin that is sensitive as glycolic acid is a lot more gentle by nature.  Plus, they are so easy to use as they come already pre-soaked.  Another huge plus for Kindship is their commitment to sustainability.  Their plastic jars are made with recycled Ocean Water Plastic and post- consumer recycled materials.  A big win for our oceans!  

Check out Kinship Insta Swipe Lemon Honey AHA Pads here!

 

Indie Lee Restorative Eye Cream

This came highly recommended to me by a friend who works for Credo Beauty.  I knew I had to try it!  I'm always on the search for an eye cream that soaks right in.  This one is a new Indie Lee product.  It has ectoin, antioxidant centella, and paracress extracts that help to strengthen the eye area while also reducing visible fine lines. Plus, it has hyaluronic acid which helps to keep moisture levels intact while, conditioning algae and licorice root give an overall brightness and plumper look to the eye area.  It's really the best of everything wrapped up into one bottle!

I love how it comes in a pump bottle application.  Makes it so easy to apply.  It doesn't feel too heavy which I love.  Some under eye creams are so rich that they can give me milia under my eyes.  I have to be careful!  This one is the perfect consistency.  I really love that I can even use it in the morning under makeup since it's not so heavy.  The biggest difference I noticed was an overall brightness and smoothness.  Especially when wearing my concealer.  It acted like a primer, really helping to smooth things out.  Highly recommend!  I'll be using this up.  

Check out Indie Lee Restorative Eye Cream here!

 

 

Mara Chlorella + Reishi Vitamin C Serum

I had read rave reviews about this serum and couldn't wait to test it out for myself.  I was so excited that Credo Beauty carried it!  Truth be told their are a lot of Mara products I want to try.  This is a Vitamin C serum but it also is an oil at the same time.  Often a Vitamin C serum is just a serum.  This is a serum and a hydrating oil.  The serum includes the most stable form of Vitamin C, plus 14 additional Vitamin C rich fruit extracts, herbs and botanicals that help to give a brightness to the skin.  If that wasn't enough the formula also has algae, which helps to firm skin, fade dark spots and sun damage, as well adaptogens that help to soothe skin.  It even includes Squalene oil!  One of my favorites.  This oil moisturizes like none other.  

What I loved about using this was how the serum soaked in so well.  My skin didn't feel too oily or like it had an oily residue on it.  It felt so balanced and plump but not too much.  I noticed an improvement in skin brightness for sure!  It really helped to fade some hyperpigmentation for me all over.  I even thought wow my skin in a couple areas looked exceptionally better.  I looked over what I had been using and realized it was this serum!  I use it in the morning and at night.  I will say that if you do use it in the morning, make sure and wear SPF if you're going to be outside.  

Check out Mara Chlorella + Reishi Vitamin C Serum here!

 

The Westman Atelier Foundation gives a dewy consistency, while still offering great coverage.

 

Westman Atelier Vital Skin Foundation Stick

This foundation stick had been calling my name for quite some time and I finally answered!  Anything that comes in an easy to apply stick has my name written all over it.  This one in particular I had read great things about.  The formula is creamy and dewy.  It gives your skin a nice even look but doesn't look over done.  It blends in so well.  I like how you can really customize this to any level of coverage you want.  If you want light coverage, then you use a lighter hand, but if you want heavier coverage you apply more.  Overall, the texture feels like your skin after application and not like you're wearing a heavy foundation.  It covers all my redness easily as well as dark spots.  I like to apply it to my face all over with the stick, then I go back with a foundation brush and blend it in all over.  It creates a smooth even canvas.  For areas where I want a little more coverage I'll apply a little more.  If you've been looking for a foundation that's easy to apply, gives a dewy look but still offers stellar coverage- this is it!  I wear the color Atelier III.

Check out Westman Atelier Foundation here!

 

Ilia Beauty Clean Line Liquid Liner is one for the books!

 

Ilia Clean Line Liquid Liner

If you've been following me for a hot minute then you know I love all things Ilia!  They really are one of those brands that easily transitions from conventional to clean beauty quite easily.  It doesn't feel like you're sacrificing at all.  I felt like I had tried their whole line except their Clean Line Liquid Liner.  I kept hearing how amazing it was but had yet to try it.  It has everything you could want in a liquid liner in my opinion!  While most liners can be a paint brush for an applicator, Ilia's is a felt tip applicator.  This makes it so much easier to apply and get the winged eyeliner look.  So much more control.  I also love the longevity on this liner.  It really lasts the whole day!  I can put it on at 8 am and by 8 pm I still have the winged look going on.  (note: I always prep my lids with a translucent powder to soak up all the excess oil first before applying liner).  This is my favorite translucent powder.  I can't recommend this liner enough!  It does what it's supposed too and so well.  

Check out Ilia Clean Line Liquid Liner here!

 

That sums up my Credo Beauty Favorites post for this month!  Be sure to check back next month for another faves post.  I'll be sharing it every month.

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Sharing my favorite natural beauty products from Credo Beauty!