Sharing the best of clean beauty for January 2020 on the blog! Everything from organic skincare, to natural makeup and nail products. This video is so good! These are all products that I’m loving and are pretty much all new. Some are new within the last six months, but they are products I can’t not share because they are so good. I’m sharing a new natural polish I can’t stop using, a natural beauty box that I’m swooning over, a new foundation, eyebrow product and eyeliner. Plus, 2 products I can’t live without when it comes to Beautycounter! These are all new or fairly new products that have been performing so well. Watch the video to see what all the fuss is about and to see some new faves in clean beauty!
In today’s video I show you how I dermaplane, specifically sharing how to shave your face for women. Are you a women and you shave your face? Well, you’re not alone sister! I’ve been shaving my face for five years and love it. My skin feels so smooth and soft. I know many people shave their skin for exfoliation but I primarily do it for hair removal. I’ve found my skin products and makeup sit so much better on my skin when I do it. There’s no powder sticking to my hairs and making the product stand out more after I shave my face. It really creates such a flawless canvas. I also love it because my skincare products go on so much smoother as well. They really seep in to my skin.
In the video I’m sharing with you all the details on what I use to shave my face, how I do it and the oil I like to use as I do it.
I’m so excited to share best of natural beauty 2019!! It’s here! I’ve been posting this post every year for the last 5 years. This year I’m doing it with my blogger clean beauty friends Lisa from This Organic Girl and Sarah from Whoorl. We are each sharing our top 10 favorite clean beauty products for the the year.
This list includes some tried and true favorites that may or may not be new and of course some brand new products as well. We even have some bonus faves that we couldn’t not add to the list…I mean once a beauty junkie, always a beauty junkie.
And the best part?!
You’re not getting just one list of top 10 but 3! We each share different faves. We may not have tried all the products, so it’s nice to have friends who have tried the products we haven’t.
Oh and it gets even better! We are giving away each of our top 10 faves! Yes, check out the bottom of the post here to enter to win all of my faves and don’t forget to head to This Organic Girl, and Whoorl to enter to win their faves!
Happy New Year!!
Best of Natural Beauty 2019:
This spray deodorant hits all the marks when it comes to a natural spray deodorant that works!
This just launched last year and I remember getting it in the mail thinking there is no way this is going to work! I had used spray deodorants in the past and they were horrible. I smelled like all the things midway through the day. Oh how I was so wrong about this product! The first time I used it I realized by the end of the day how I didn’t smell. I had my hubs try it to make sure I wasn’t missing something. Same experience, no smell. Safe to say we are huge fans! My hubs new favorite deodorant. He also likes it because it doesn’t stain his clothes like other natural deodorants. Get it here!
The Beautycounter Countertime line is making waves- results driven skincare!
This line came out in July of 2019 and it was much anticipated! Beautycounter had spent 3 years forming and developing the line. It’s a line filled with plant derived retinols, peptides and antioxidants. It does the work for you when it comes to aging gracefully. The entire line has 6 products. By using a blend of plant-derived Retinatural Complex of Bakuchiol and alpine rose that support skin regaining youthfulness.
First the full Countertime line consists of 6 products. Spoiler alert: the Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream is the best antiaging cream I’ve found in natural skincare. It’s that good!
Lipid Defense Cleansing Oil
Mineral Boost Hydrating Essence
Tripeptide Radiance Serum
Antioxidant Soft Cream
Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream- (Best antiaging cream in natural skincare)
Ultra Renewal Eye Cream
It’s not often that I literally try out a whole line and find every product to be amazing- but that’s how I feel about Beautycounter’s Countertime Line! The line is just all around exceptional. For a full review on all the products, read here. Also, if for some reason you don’t like a product you purchase from Beautycounter they offer a 60 day money back guarantee. Shop Countertime here!
Innerpeace by Innersense adds definition and texture to my hair- nothing else like it!
I use this product everyday on my girl’s hair and on mine and my hub’s uses it. You could say it’s well loved. It helps to define curls, eliminate frizz and smooth hair, as well as add a bit of texture. I love using it on my hair after I curl it to leave it with some texture, and give it a tousled look. Can’t recommend it enough! Get it here!
The Josh Rosebrook Serum Spray does it all for your hair!
I have basically been searching for a spray like this since I switched over to clean beauty! Josh Rosebrook finally heard my cry. It acts as a heat protectant spray, helps to de-frizz hair, hydrate but doesn’t weigh it down. I have fine/thin hair and love it. I spray it on before I blow dry my hair. It even gives my hair some shine. Get it here!
The lip serums by Fitglow Beauty are one of the most innovative products. Equal parts nourishing and pigmented.
Anyone would love to get one of these! From sister, to mom- they are the best little lip product. Completely clean, hydrating, and filled with antioxidants to keep your lips looking fresh and young. They’re not goopy or tacky like some glosses. They are perfect in texture and pigmented just enough. Plus, they smell like vanilla! Get them here!
This Goop Himalayan Salt Scrub Shampoo had me after my first use!
Whoah…this shampoo is unlike anything I’ve used. First it comes in a round jar- not a bottle. I didn’t even realize it was shampoo at first but then I read the label and was very intrigued. Of course I had to get it! It’s not even a liquid in texture but feels more like a facial exfoliant in texture. It has tiny pink Himalayan salt crystals in it too. Plus, it has cold-pressed moringa oil, and rose hip oil. I literally just thought how it this going to clean my hair? But it did! And so well. You want to make sure your hair is completely damp and then apply some of the product onto hair and massage in. It forms a great lather. Your hair and scalp feels squeaky clean afterwards. It smells minty fresh with peppermint, orange and geranium. I love it! It really is such a revolutionary product. Plus, how awesome for travel?! Get it here!
This body wash is a prebiotic body wash. Prebiotics help to feed the skin and rid the skin of bad bacteria. The enzymes help to heal the skin by stimulating the cells. This results in helping to heal the skin of wounds, scars and blemishes. It helps to strengthen the skin barrier, which slows down the aging process. It’s so different than a typical body wash. You’re feeding the good bugs on your skin instead of washing them off. I use this on my kids, my new baby and my husband and I use it. Especially great if you have psoriasis, acne, or inflamed skin in general. Get it here!
This makes filling in your brows so easy and makes them look super natural.
This is a new favorite of mine! It literally takes me a minute to do my brows- which is pretty awesome. I really wanted to find a natural brow pencil for my readers because a lot of them struggled with brow gels. I really love Beautycounter’s Brow Gel but I know for some the application can be tricky. I really wanted something straightforward for people. This Ecobrow Defining Crayon is it!
It looks natural and doesn’t look fake or drawn on like so many eyebrow pencils can. One end is the crayon and the other end is the spooly for brushing the product through the hairs. I wear the color Penelope but I’m getting the color Liz in the mail too- I think I might need something a little more ashy. Penelope has a touch of redness. I’ll keep you posted. They offer 6 colors so you’re bound to find one that works for you. This comes in at $26! Check them out here!
The Kosas Tinted Face Oil offers coverage and a serious glow.
I thought I wouldn’t like it originally but after using it I realized how wrong I was. The formula is a lot thinner than I expected. It reminds me of Gressa’s foundation consistency. I always say Gressa’s foundation reminds me of paint thinner. Haha, I know a crazy example. The Kosas Tinted Face Oil offers such good coverage, a lot better than I thought. It gives my face an overall polished and pulled together look. Plus, it looks so dewy and fresh. My skin literally looks like it’s glowing! Get it here!
This came out in the fall and I can’t stop using it. I added this into my skincare routine to try it out and it was the only product I changed. I started to notice my skin looked brighter, and glowing. The redness had been minimized and hyper pigmentation had faded. I was wondering what it was and realized I had started to use the First Light Brightening Oil two weeks prior. I love how the oil seeps into the skin and truly hydrates. I’ve been using it morning and night. It sits well under makeup. Get it here!
*Bonus Products: There were a few more standouts that I couldn’t not share!
That sums up my best of natural beauty for 2019! Do you see any similar faves? New products you have to try? Also, check out my video I did all about my favorite natural beauty products for 2019 as well!
I’ve got the natural beauty box roundup January edition is here! Can you believe it’s a new year and at that a new decade?! I’m ready for it. With a new month comes a brand new natural beauty box roundup for January on the blog. I’m giving you the full scoop on all the best of the best when it comes to natural beauty boxes.
*Be sure to keep checking back for all the Natural Beauty Boxes as they get announced:
Another stellar natural beauty box from Beauty Heroes!
This is the first time I’ve heard of the brand Ranavat Botanics. I was so interested to hear the story of Ranavat and how the brand’s founder didn’t even have any background in the beauty industry. It all started for her when she first tried Indian Botanicals. She was so impressed with the applications and variety of uses for the botanicals. From her own research and experience she created a line of products that bring out the many healing properties of the ingredients. I love that each purchase supports a nonprofit called Desai Foundation. A foundation dedicated to helping bring dignity in Indian women through their programs.
This month there are not one but three full size products in the Beauty Heroes box!
Heroic Product- Luminous Ceremony Cream Cleanser- This month the heroic product is the Cream Cleanser from Ranavat. This cream to balm cleanser will have your attention after your first use. It It not only clarifies the skin, but it also helps to hydrate the skin while balancing the complexion. Hidden in the formula is an Ayurvedic superfood called manjistha. This special ingredient helps to detoxify, improve circulation and help reveal a healthy glow. I mean what more could you ask for? It is the perfect cleanser for the season I feel as well. It helps to give skin that extra love that it sometimes need in the winter season.
Radiant Rani Brightening Facial Serum- This serum is packed full of 18 organic ingredients that turn this serum into a show stopper. With ingredients like saffron, turmeric, licorice root and manjistha- this serum will take any lack luster complexion and transform it to a glowing complexion. It’s won several awards from Harper’s Bazaar and Byrdie.
Jasmine Tonique- This toner isn’t your average toner. It’s filled with antioxidants that help to combat environmental stressors and free radicals. As well as hydrate the skin. This is the perfect compliment to any skincare routine. Helping to calm the sense and evoke a sense of calm.
This box is perfect for the winter season! It takes your skin from blah, to glowing. The value of the box is $172 but you can get it for $58.95. Get the January Box here!
Be sure to check back for details on the other natural beauty boxes!
Also, check out past natural beauty box posts below:
Sharing my favorite multi-use must haves in natural beauty in my newest video. Everything from a magnifying powder that does it all to a cream blush, eyeshadow palette and more. It’s easy to think you need to have ALL the products in order to create a natural makeup look, but it’s so not true. You can easily create so many looks with just a few products as long as you get products that can be used for different things.
Plus, it makes traveling so easy when you can use products for different things. Natural beauty has come a long ways and finding products that work and that can simplify your routine and be used in a number of ways is icing on the cake!
There’s two weeks until Christmas and I’ve got 50 natural gift ideas to help keep you on the right track when it comes to all your holiday shopping. These 50 natural gift ideas are tried and true favorites of mine that could be used as a stocking stuffer, gift for mom, sister, hubs, and friend. I’ve got your back!
50 Natural Gift Ideas:
Blue Lotus Roobios Chai Tea- I love this chai tea! I can’t do caffeine so when I found this caffeine free chai I was over the moon. It comes in this cute little tin with scooper. I steam some of this coconut milk, add some stevia drops and it’s tastes like a serious treat! Get it here!
Fitglow Beauty Lip Serums- Anyone would love to get one of these! From sister, to mom- they are the best little lip product. Completely clean, hydrating, and filled with antioxidants to keep your lips looking fresh and young. Get them here!
Minted- I love everything Minted does. From holiday cards, stationary, framed art, framed photos- I use them every year for our holiday cards and I’m always so happy with them. I also love their framed art! Check out Minted here!
Leahlani Mermaid Mask- Not sure what to get your teenage daughter? Or maybe a co-worker? This is it. This mask works with any skin type and leaves you glowing afterwards. Plus, it’s super budget friendly! Get it here!
No More Dirty Looks- This book is where it all started for me 10 years ago in my journey into natural beauty. It may be a little dated but the principles still ring true. They simplify the whole clean beauty process. Get it here!
The Detox Box Subscription- This natural beauty box doesn’t just have skincare, but makeup and hair products. A little of everything. Anyone would be thrilled to get this box each month! Get it here!
Organic Sheets- Since we spend 1/3 of our life sleeping, it’s important to know what you’re sleeping on. We love these organic sheets! Get them here!
Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat- This book basically helps you learn the fundamentals of good cooking and breaks it down easily. Since we know cooking our food ourselves yields so much more nutrition, it’s important to know the basics of cooking. Get it here!
Four Sigmatic Cacao Mix- This hot cocoa is not only clean but it takes it to the next level with added mushrooms- a superfood. Don’t worry you can’t taste the mushrooms. Get it here!
Instant Pot- Basically anyone can benefit from this and it will make your life SO much easier. I cook meat, soups, eggs, oatmeal- it does everything! Get it here!
Stainless Steel Dehydrator- I love my dehydrator and I’ve gotten several questions about a stainless steel one. I wasn’t aware of one until now! It looks so chic and it’s not made of plastic- what more could you want?! Get it here!
Salt Lamp-This is not only a great night light but also great for helping reduce EMF’s, provide air purification and create a sense of calm. I have one on my night stand. Get one here!
Deep Nutrition Book-This book will change your life if you let it! I couldn’t put it down. Back by so much research it will get you eating life giving foods in no time. Get it here!
Kasandrinos Olive Oil- If you have a foodie in your family, this is the gift. It’s authentic olive oil from Greece. The flavor is insane! I always tell people about it and they fall in love. Get it here!
Hair Barrettes- These chic hair barrettes are so fun! Barrettes have made a come back. These offer a feminine touch with the pale pink and tortoise look. Get them here!
Flawless in Five- This makeup set from Beautycounter is the perfect set to give for someone transitioning over to clean beauty. It takes the guesswork out of shopping at 5 different online stores too! Get it here!
Elite Fuel- Looking for a pre-workout drink that isn’t loaded with chemicals?! This is it! Elite Fuel is made by a naturopathic doctor and works. My hubs is obsessed. Get it here!
Activ Whey Protein Powder- This is my favorite protein powder. It is squeaky clean and feels so light. I never feel bloated or heavy after taking it. Finding a decent protein powder is no small feat these days. Read more on why I love this protein powder so much here. And buy it here!
GHD Flat Iron- This award winning flat iron is the best. I love how smooth it gets my hair and how it doesn’t pull my hair when I curl my hair with it too. Check it out here!
Josh Rosebrook Hair Spray- Switching over your hair spray is one of the best things you can do for the health of you and the environment. Conventional hair sprays are loaded with the worst chemicals. This is the best natural hair spray in clean beauty! Get it here!
Beautycounter Lip Sheers- I don’t know who wouldn’t love one of these lip sheers! They are perfect for a teenager, young adult, mom, and grandma. They add a pop of color and lots of hydration. Get them here!
Atomic Habits Book- Everyone and anyone should read this! Who doesn’t want to start a good habit and have it actually stick? This book breaks it down for you and makes it easy to do the things you set out to do. Get it here!
The Sill- This is the perfect gift for someone who lives far away. You can send them a plant. Plants not only help clean the air but have been shown to help with mood. I’ve sent this as a gift before and my friend loved it! Get them here!
Nut Pods- Do you have someone who is obsessed with creamer but the really bad kind? Then get them these! They are made with nut milk and not dairy and no artificial ingredients. Get them here!
Live Botanical Glowing Honey Mask- It wouldn’t be a gift guide if I didn’t include this on it. I’m obsessed with this little mask. I use it in the morning before I brush my teeth and when I remove it, I’m left with glowing skin. Get it here!
Kosas Lipsticks- I love a good Kosas lipstick! The pigment, longevity and color options are so good. If you’re looking for a red, get Electra- you’ll be getting compliments left and right. Check them out here!
Innersense Whipped Cream Texturizer- I use this product everyday on my girl’s hair and on mine and my hub’s uses it. You could say it’s well loved. It helps to define curls, eliminate frizz and smooth hair, as well as add a bit of texture. I can’t recommend it enough! Get it here!
Josh Rosebrook Serum Spray- Looking for a heat protectant spray, that also helps to smooth and eliminate frizz? This is it. I spray it on before I blow dry. Get it here!
Eco Tan Self Tanner- Looking for a self tanner that warms up your complexion and doesn’t look orange? Then check out Eco Tan. Coventional self tanners are filled with so many toxic chemicals, not this one! Get it here!