It’s that time of month again! Best of natural beauty March edition is here. Every month I’m sharing some new natural beauty products with you. These could new releases, new to me or just products I’ve started to use again with the season change. If you haven’t noticed natural beauty is only getting better and better every year! The industry is growing wildly and I’m so here for it.
This month I’ve got some fun new releases I’m excited to share with you! I’m talking about a new natural mascara fave, a new natural cleanser, a new tinted moisturizer/foundation, plus a moisturizer that is giving me life. Check out all the goodness below!
This was seriously love at first swipe! Finding a good natural mascara can sometimes seem like a task. However, in recent years formulas have just gotten better with time. I love how easy it is to get lift and pigment with this mascara. It doesn’t take 20 swipes to really get some product on your lashes. AND it does everything! Yes, you heard me right. From giving my lashes lift, volume, separation and length. The only thing I’ve noticed was a few black specks around my eyes after working out heavily. I’m a sweater and have beads of sweat coming from my forehead after a workout- so mascara in general doesn’t always stand a chance. It’s not a big deal and isn’t running off my face but I did want to mention that. It also comes in a glass tube which I’ve never seen and love. Such a eco-friendly alternative to plastic. I’m sure more companies will start doing this! I wanted to mention that the mascara is made for sensitive eyes. So if you do find a lot of mascaras irritate you, you might want to check out this one. Get the mascara here!
Wow, Aillea sent me this cleanser and let’s just say I was so impressed after the first use. This is what I expect from my cleanser. I want it to remove all my makeup and not leave any residue- this includes mascara. I want to be able to just rinse it off with water and not have to use a washcloth. Now most oil cleansers you need a washcloth and I’m not saying I don’t love oil cleansers but overall I prefer a cleanser that doesn’t require an extra step like using a washcloth in this season of my life(hello baby, a 3 year old and a 5 year old). So you can imagine my delight when I used this cleanser for the first time and it removed all my makeup- yes even the stubborn mascara and rinsed off with water. Plus, my skin still felt hydrated and had a subtle glow to it. The only other cleanser that really hits all the marks for me is Beautycounter’s Countertime Cleansing Oil. It does all of the things I mentioned above as well. So if you’re needing a good cleanser- look no further! Get the Beuti Glow Enzyme Cleanser here!
This natural beauty moisturizer by Alpyn Beauty is the perfect day or nighttime moisturizer.
I had to include this moisturizer in the best of natural beauty for March. Another product I received from Aillea and can’t stop using! It has the perfect weight for a moisturizer. Not too heavy, but moisturizing enough so your skin doesn’t feel dry. I’ve been applying this at night over my serum and oil for an extra boost of hydration. My skin feels supple and moist. I’ve also used it for a day moisturizer and love how my skin feels. My makeup goes on easily but doesn’t feel cakey. I love that it not only has ceramides but also squalene, Vitamin C and even some plant-derived retinol. If you’re not familiar with ceramides allow me to explain. They are lipids that help form the skin barrier, while helping the skin keep hydration and moisture. You want ceramides in your skincare. It’s basically a nutrient dense moisturizer that not only offers the perfect amount of hydration but also feeds your skin at the same time. My skin looks brighter after using. After I had been using it for a while I started to read more about it and wasn’t shocked when I saw it was given 5 stars from everyone! This is a moisturizer everyone could use. Get the Alpyn Moisturizer here!
This serum packs a serious punch for fine lines and wrinkles.
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!
So spring break is here for most people, and even though some of us are staying home I wanted to share this product. You’re going to need it for warm summer months! This is an all over body shimmer oil but it doesn’t leave you feeling greasy like many body oils. Also the shimmer isn’t glittery but just a nice subtle glow. This would be perfect for applying all over your skin before the beach or on a date night where you’re wearing a dress and want to snazz it up a bit. It smells citrusy and fresh. I know I’ll be applying this all the time to my legs especially in the summer! Get it here!
This mask still remains one of my faves in natural beauty after all these years!
This is not a new product but one I couldn’t not mention since it’s been in my skincare rotation as of late nonstop. Admittedly I do go through phases with masks. Right now I can’t get enough of Leahlani’s Mermaid Mask. My skin is loving it. It really gives my skin all that it needs right now, plus a glow afterwards that I can’t deny. I love the smell too. You really feel transported to the islands where this mask is made. It’s a whole experience as you can tell. Many people ask what mask they should buy when transitioning to green beauty and this is it! I promise you will love it and thank me. It is a little piece of heaven. With ingredients like Chlorella, sea buckthorn, spirulina and raw honey, this mask is pure decadence. A lot of masks moisturize after wearing, but you don’t notice a visible difference to the naked eye. Not the case with the Mermaid Mask, you’ll be glowing! It smells so insanely good too. You’ll be tempted to eat it. If you’re needing a pick me up, or a special treat for you- get the Mermaid Mask and savor every ounce of self care. Get the Mermaid Mask here!
This new Ilia Super Skin Tint is giving me all the feels!
I was so excited to try the Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint. This is Ilia’s newest product launch. If you’ve followed me for a hot minute then you know I love pretty much anything Ilia makes! I had heard mixed reviews about their Super Serum Skin Tint. What’s unique about this serum skin tint is that it contains SPF 40 using the mineral zinc. The zinc is non-nano. It combines skincare, makeup and SPF all into one product. Not a small feat! It really is a little bottle full of goodness. Not only does it have the SPF but also skin loving ingredients like Niacinamide, Squalene, and Hyaluronic Acids. You end up with this dewy soft look but yet with a good amount of coverage. My skin doesn’t feel masked but it doesn’t feel too exposed. It doesn’t feel heavy at all, like I’m not wearing anything but I am. I’ve had so many people ask me about this product that I wanted to share my thoughts! I basically will be wearing this nonstop in the summer months. I love that the SPF is a decent amount. Many tinted moisturizers are 15 or 20 but 40 SPF is not something I’ve seen a lot of when it comes to a product like this. I apply mine after I’ve moisturized with either a day cream or an oil. I also have tried the Ilia Skin Radiant Priming Serum and love that combo too. I used a foundation brush for application but your finders work great too. Oh and did I mention it comes in 18 colors too? Check it out here!
Wearing ST4 Formosa in the Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint.
What are you loving right now in natural beauty? What are some of your best of natural beauty March products?
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Ok, it’s finally here, my Top Natural Deodorant Picks. I’ve been working on this thing for too long, and I’m so excited to finally share it with you guys! Besides sharing my favorite natural alternatives to mainstream deodorants, I really wanted to share the toxic burden mainstream deodorants carry. This is one area of going green that I want to shout from the rooftops! Why? Because everyday people use deodorant, or at least most of us should. Maybe you can get away with every other day, but you get my point. Multiply that by 365 days and you’re rubbing toxins on yourself daily!
So what is this toxic load I speak of? Well, let’s first talk about the biggest offender when it comes to mainstream deodorant, anti-perspirant. What’s in anti-perspirant- aluminum. This toxic ingredient is put in deodorant for the sole purpose of blocking your pores from sweating. In essence so you don’t get wet. There’s a problem though, we were made to sweat, and our body uses sweat as a way to rid ourselves of toxins.
And the crazy part about it all? Aluminum isn’t the only toxic ingredient in your mainstream anti-perspirant. Even if you’re using a mainstream deodorant without the aluminum you’re still putting harmful toxins in your body. I can’t forget triclosan, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol and fragrance. These all do a number in your body too, and I’m not talking a happy number! Your best bet is to make the switch over to a non-toxic deodorant that’s free from all the toxic offenders.
Now, I know this can be a tricky thing to do-trust me. I sweat and I sweat a lot! However, I have picked up some tips to make the transition easier.
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION TO A NONTOXIC DEODORANT:
DRINK WATER– Sounds like a no brainer but not drinking enough water can leave your body stagnat-nothings moving and that’s not good. Make sure you’re drinking enough water for your body weight and having consistent bowel movements.
CONSIDER YOUR FOOD- Often times what we eat has a direct effect on our smell. If you’re putting junk into your body, i.e. refined sugar, white flour, processed foods etc. then chances are you’re going to smell it too. Eating more leafy greens and fruits causes your body to have a sweeter smell. Also, some foods even if they are healthy can cause you to smell just because of their makeup. Be mindful of when you eat odor causing foods that may take your stench to a whole new level. Avoid these foods for a bit to see if your odor improves.
EXFOLIATE UNDERARMS- It’s time to slough off all that bacteria and make sure your underarms are clean. Getting rid of the bacteria and creating a clean canvas will help ensure you’re not creating further stench.
SWEAT- Many people don’t like to hear it but sweating is actually one of the best ways to detox naturally. It pushes the toxins out of your body. I’ve noticed myself I always smell better when I’m consistently getting a good sweat on through some form of exercise. Also, epsom salt baths are great for helping to sweat, as well as saunas. If your glands have been blocked for so many years chances are they have some mucous and bacteria buildup. Remember sweating is a good thing! Your body may even go through a period where you sweat a little more during the transition-totally normal. Your body will adjust.
CLOTHING- For the first several weeks consider the clothes you wear. Opt for material such as merino wool, bamboo, hemp and cotton-all natural fibers. Avoid synthetic fibers which can trap sweat and help breed bacteria. Choose loose fitting, breathable clothing.
SWITCH PRODUCTS UP- Change your deodorant after a while. If you notice after several months your deodorant isn’t working anymore-switch it up. Sometimes your body can get accustomed to one and it’s good to switch it up. I’ve had this happen to myself and others have shared the same thing with me.
WATCH YOUR SHAVE- To avoid irritation, don’t apply your deodorant right after you shave. Since your pores will be open and fresh, it’s best to avoid putting the deodorant on right away. It may cause irritation and redness. Give it some time. If you can, shower the night before and apply in the morning or wait an hour to apply after you shower in the morning. An hour gives your pores a chance to close up.
DON’T GIVE UP– Just because one natural deodorant doesn’t work or you’re still feeling like you smell, don’t give up! It takes time for your body to acclimate and this may not be a quick fix. Ask around, be diligent de-toxing, and eventually you’ll reap the rewards.
Ok, enough of the nitty gritty. Let’s get to my review of the deodorants. I have some all-stars, and my hub’s favorites. Also, something for every budget! One thing to keep in mind is every person is so different. Deodorant is such a personal choice. What works for one, may not work for another. It could be body chemistry, irritation, or just scent.
FAVORITE NONTOXIC DEODORANTS-
This spray deodorant hits all the marks when it comes to a natural spray deodorant that works!
Where has this deodorant been all my life?! But really. I first tried this in the fall of 2019 and let’s just say I was hooked after I used it for the first time. I remember looking at it when I got it in the mail and thinking there is no way this is going to work. I don’t know about you but spray deodorants have never worked for me- not even conventional ones. That is until I tried Ursa Majors! Wow 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. I smell good all day. The kicker and what makes it extra special is the fact it doesn’t get all over your clothes! Most deodorants easily leave a residue all over your clothes and deodorant stains. Not this one. And guess what? My hubs absolutely loves it! He said it’s his favorite deodorant to date and asked if I could stock him up. And that’s saying a lot because he’s pretty picky! He loves that it doesn’t stain his clothes. I can’t recommend it enough!
Scent- Sage, geranium, sandalwood and lemon myrtle.
Longevity-Awesome! I smell good all day long.
Ease of Use- SO easy! I love that it is just a spray. Makes it so convenient and quick.
Packaging– Comes in a spray bottle.
Staining- It doesn’t stain! Let me repeat myself- it doesn’t stain!
Irritation- None, if anything it’s better for sensitive underarms because there is no rubbing or chafing.
This deodorant keeps me smelling fresh all day long. I love how creamy it is. I don’t care for the other scents- except for the men’s deodorant- holiMan(my hubs loves it). But this holi(Rose) is so good!
Scents- holi(Rose) smells like roses but in an old grandma kind of way. holi(man)- vetiver, rose, sandalwood, leathery cistus and warm cedarwood.
Longevity- Awesome- smell fresh all day long. Both my hubs and I.
Ease of Use- Great! It goes on so smooth, very creamy.
Packaging- Comes in a stick form.
Staining- It does stain if I’m sweating profusely. I noticed in the summer months more and my hubs noticed some as well.
This deodorant is a rock star in my book for many reasons. I’ve been using it for over 5 years. It keeps me smelling fresh for more than one day. I usually squeeze two days out of it if I’m not exercising.
Scents- Lavender or Unscented (like them both)
Longevity- Amazing, best I’ve found.
Ease of Use- Good, sometimes it will get a little hard on top but for the most part good.
Packaging- Comes in a stick form. BPA-free recyclable container.
Staining- My hubs noticed staining on his shirts and I noticed some on a few shirts.
Sharing my natural dewy skin makeup tutorial in my newest video. Everything you need to know about creating the ultimate dewy makeup look. I’m sharing the whole process from start to finish. From skincare products, to foundation, blush- the whole enchilada! You will be a pro at creating your own dewy makeup look by the time you’re finished watching. Natural makeup is all the rage. Less really is more these days and I’m showing you how to achieve the undone, lit from within glow. Have you ever seen somebody and thought, wow there skin is glowing?! Well, now everyone will be thinking that when they see your skin. With just a few techniques and natural beauty products you too can have the glowing complexion in no time!
Sharing in my newest video how to achieve naturally glowing skin. Often you see people with skin that glows and it’s easy to wonder how they got their glow. It’s actually so much easier than you think with some simple skincare and makeup tips. I’m sharing all of the hacks with you in my newest video. From what skincare products and rituals to use and do, to what makeup products will get you glowing in no time. Skincare products are so important when it comes to glowing skin. If you don’t have a smooth even canvas, then makeup can end up looking cakey and cling to dry patches. With the right natural skincare products and natural makeup products together, you can achieve a glowing complexion in no time. I’m also dishing on my favorite natural highlighter in clean beauty! So easy to use and doesn’t look too sparkly or heavy. Check out the full video below- I’m spilling all my secrets to get your glow on!
I’ve got all the details on the natural beauty box roundup for March! Sharing all the best boxes with you in clean beauty. If you’re new here I give you all the details on the best and lates natural beauty boxes. Each month I share a review on what’s in the boxes and the incredible value you can get with them. You can save so much money when subscribing to a beauty box! Instead of paying full price for luxury natural products you get them for a steal. Plus, you get to try all the latest in natural beauty products. It’s a win/win!
Some of the boxes are monthly and some of them are bi-monthly. This month we are seeing two natural beauty boxes. The first one drops right at the beginning of the month- Beauty Heroes and the second- Detox Market drops a few days later. I’ll be updating the post as The Detox Box gets released.
So fun to discover a new brand in clean beauty in this month’s Beauty Heroe’s Box!
This month we are seeing a new brand in the Beauty Heroes box. Free + True is known for simplifying skincare routines. If you’re wanting to clean up your routine and make things a little less complicated Free + True is the perfect skincare line for you! It really streamlines the whole process and makes things so much easy. With their botanical formulations and real food ingredients, Free + True makes creating a natural skincare routine easy.
Body Prophet- This is the heroic product in this month’s box and let’s just say it lives up to the hype. Not only does it have free radical fighting ingredients, but also is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants to help support the skin. It’s more of a creamy gel than a rich body cream. I love how it pumps how and melts into the skin. It doesn’t feel oily or greasy but quickly absorbs into your body. The perfect everyday body moisturizer. I use it right after the shower for the ultimate skin treat.
Mama Pacha- This is the perfect sidekick to the Body Prophet. This is a facial moisturizer. It is great for everyday wear. Loaded with skin nutrients like peptides, adaptogenic herbs, plant lipids, and hyaluronic acid. It’s a one- two punch for your skin! Say hello to increased collagen and hydration. I apply this after my toner in the morning and it seeps right in. A great moisturizer before you apply your makeup. It doesn’t feel greasy or overly oily.
This box is valued at $106, but you can get it for $58.95! The Beauty Heroes Box is always such an incredible value. Get the box here!
Always so excited to see what’s in the Detox Box each month!
The natural beauty box roundup wouldn’t be complete without the The Detox Box! I’m always so impressed with the quality of products that The Detox delivers in their boxes each month. Innersense Organic Beauty is no stranger in the clean beauty scene. They know hair and they do it so well. We are seeing 5 of their standout products in this month’s Detox Box! Their Pure Harmony Hairbath, Pure Inspiration Daily Conditioner, their Refresh Dry Shampoo, Sweet Spirit Leave In Conditioner and I Create Waves Salt Spray. Companies like Innersense are setting the standard for the green beauty industry. Innersense Beauty hair products are salon worthy. The founders of Innersense, Greg and Joanne Starkman, were in the beauty and wellness industry for years when they realized their beliefs weren’t matching up with their professional lives. This birthed Innersense, a company that prides itself on integrity. Their whole philosophy is so commendable and just down right amazing! From actually listing every ingredient and why it’s in there, to environment sustainability, kindness to animals, and giving back…the list could go on. I mean the ingredient glossary alone is so cool. You know when hair products are created by stylists that they’re going to be good!
Pure Harmony Hairbath Shampoo Pure Inspiration Conditioner- Among Innersense Beauty hair products is a shampoo called Pure Harmony that’s suited for even cleansing, and purifying the scalp. The Pure Harmony is the one I recommend for fine/thin haired gals like myself. It isn’t as heavy on my hair. This is especially great after getting your hair colored for an extra boost of hydration.
I Create Waves Texture Spray- I love adding this to my hair after I’ve curled it. It adds so much texture and a little hold. It really gives me that beachy look I crave. I use this product so often!
Refresh Dry Shampoo- Such a different way to use dry shampoo! It comes out in a foam application but then dries into a matte powder and soaks up all the excess oil. It helps to give hair some texture and that second day hair look we all crave!
Sweet Spirit Leave In Conditioner- They also included the Sweet Spirit Leave in Conditioner. I’m a huge fan of this product, especially in the summer time when my hair gets easily parched. I love spritzing it all over my hair before I go out in the sun to protect my color, and so it doesn’t soak up the chlorine in the pool water, it helps create a barrier.