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Best Vegan Makeup Brushes + How To Clean

Best Vegan Makeup Brushes + How To Clean

Today in my video I’m sharing the best vegan makeup brushes + how to clean them.  I get asked all the time what are my favorite vegan makeup brushes.  After trying several different brands over the years I’ve found my absolute faves!  They don’t shed, are made with Taklon and have kept their shape beautifully. I’m sharing all the details in the video! 


Check out the best vegan makeup brushes + how to clean video here!


*I’m also hosting a giveaway with Crunchi!  We are giving away a full set of their vegan makeup brushes.  A $452 value!!  Pretty awesome.  Head to Instagram to get all the details.  (Will be posting about the giveaway at 5:30 pm PST on 10/8 on Instagram).


Also, if you want to learn more about my favorite clean beauty products, check out my clean beauty faves below!  Every month I share my favorite natural beauty products for the month.  Some are new products and some are old.  


Here are some past clean beauty faves:


Check out the full video tutorial on how I clean my makeup brushes here.  Also, learn about the best vegan makeup brushes too! 




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Sharing all the details on the best vegan makeup brushes and how to clean them.

Clean Beauty Products September

Clean Beauty Products September

So excited to share with you my clean beauty products September roundup!  I do these posts every month.  This month was filled with so many new products!  Not only were they new but standouts too.  I’m sharing all the details on a new clean beauty mascara, natural hair spray and serum spray, liquid eyeshadows and more.  There’s so much natural beauty goodness to share with you this month!


Check out the video here!


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Sharing my full review of W3ll People’s new Expressionist Volumizing Mascara.


Instead of doing a normal written post I thought it would be fun to do a video instead for you.  I’m wearing the product and showing you so you get an idea of what their like.  Would love to hear your feedback if you’ve tried any of these yet and what you think.  Leave me a comment below. 


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Sharing my full review on Josh Rosebrook’s new Serum Spray!


Links To All The Products:

Also, if you love this post, then you would love past clean beauty roundups!

Check them out below:


Check out the video of clean beauty products September below!




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Sharing all the latest organic beauty products on the blog.

Organic Beauty Products- August

Organic Beauty Products- August

Organic Beauty Products- August is here!  Is it just me or did summer fly by?  As much as I love summer, I’m SO ready for fall and to meet this little babe!  6 weeks out- crazy.  

So this month I have some new products and some old ones as well that I’m sharing with you.  I should say I rediscovered some old products!  I forgot how awesome they were.  Trust me, it happens when you’re a clean beauty blogger!


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These new Honest Beauty Liquid Lipsticks are giving me all the feels!


Honest Beauty Liquid Lipstick

This was an easy one to include in my organic beauty products- August roundup!  These are a new product for Honest Beauty.  They are highly pigmented like a lipstick, but go on similar to a gloss and come in a tube form.  They give your lips some nice sheen too.  I love how high impact they look on your lips!  They come in 7 colors and are super hydrating too.  I was really impressed by the longevity as well, they lasted for a good 6 hours on my pout!  And the kicker?  They’re $12.99!!  I mean talk about a steal.  Get them here!

Honest Beauty Mascara

Ok, I still get this question all the time- “What’s your favorite natural mascara?”  I feel like a broken record but it’s Honest Beauty through and through.  Why do I love it so much?  It separates my lashes, gives them volume, and doesn’t smudge on me.  I don’t have raccoon eyes by the end of the night and I get compliments on my lashes all the time- I’m telling you, this mascara doesn’t mess around!  It has a primer on one end and the black pigment on the other.  The primer definitely helps give your lashes some extra volume and length.  

I also use this Beautycounter Mattifying Powder to give my lashes an extra boost of vavoom every now and then too.  I just use an eyeshadow brush and apply it right on top of my lashes after I’ve applied a couple coats of mascara.  Then I go back and apply more mascara on top to make them really stand out.  This mascara is only $14.99!  I guess maybe this August clean beauty roundup should also be called best budget clean beauty! Get the mascara here!


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These new W3ll People Nudist Shadow Palettes are the perfect everyday eyeshadows.


W3ll People Nudist Eyeshadow Palettes

These are a new release from W3ll People.  They come in a palette with 5 different eyeshadow colors.  I love that they have matte and shimmer shadows in them.  Sometimes I’m feeling matte and sometimes I want something a little more pumped up.  One palette is violet hued and the other is taupe.  Both equally gorgeous colors!  I definitely am drawn more to the taupe palette.  It has basics for everyday wear or for kicking it up later on. A great palette to  take you from day to night.  PLUS, these palettes are so budget friendly!  You get an entire eyeshadow palette for $25!  I’m definitely hitting it out of the park this month when it comes to going easy on the wallet- your welcome! ūüėČ Use Coupon Code: GURLGONEGREEN for 10% off!  Check out the palettes here!

Antonym Baked Highlighting Blush

I’ve been wearing this blush and loving it!  It’s not a new find but one that I definitely can’t get enough of lately.  It gives the perfect hint of blush color with some slight shimmer.  I’m not talking teenage glitter makeup but a mature glow look.  It’s so pretty even in the package!  I love the color Lily, it’s the perfect punch of color without being too dramatic.  No more dull, lifeless blush!  This will make you glow from the inside out.  Check it out at Pharmaca.com and save 20%!  Get it here!  


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Some oldie’s but goodies- these two have been taking up residence in my makeup bag lately!


Lily Lolo Pressed Bronzer

This is another oldie but goodie!  First of all it’s pressed, which is nothing short of awesome- who wants to deal with bronzer everywhere.  But it’s also a pretty taupe color and not orange.  I’m partial to the Miami Beach color but it also comes in several other colors too depending on how dark you want to go.  And get this, another budget find!  I know it’s kind of awesome this month for saving a little money.  Check it out here!  


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Best exfoliator in green beauty- active enzyme exfoliator by Josh Rosebrook!


Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator

Still my favorite exfoliator. Gets my skin super smooth and clean.  Haven’t found anything else like it.  This exfoliator uses a mechanical exfoliant of walnut shells, and also an enzyme exfoliant. Not only does my skin feel smooth after but it looks brighter!  It is chockfull of plant oils and active honey- a serious treat for the skin.  I‚Äôve tried to pinpoint the smell and I‚Äôve come to the conclusion it smells like black licorice to me-which I love or used too‚Ķhaha.  I apply this to slightly damp skin and then I massage a small nickel size amount all over my face.  I let it set for 15 minutes, I found that’s my sweet spot.  But you can do it up to an hour.  This is another must have!  If you‚Äôve been looking for an exfoliant that leaves your skin feeling smooth but also looking bright-this is it.  Get it here!

 Foot File And Pumice Stone

Ok, this might be random but this is something I use literally every time I shower and I realized I’ve never told you about it!  Especially in the summer my feet can get pretty nasty.  Being outside, and barefoot and just in elements can do a number on the feet.  Before I get in the shower I’ll file down any calluses I have with the foot file and then once I’m in the shower I take the pumice stone and add some soap to it.  Then I scrub the bottom of my feet with the pumice stone.  I’ve found my feet will get rough and dirty and this helps to really smooth things out and keep them looking clean.  I’m obsessed!  If you have feet that could use a little tlc between pedicures this will be your best friend!  Get the foot file here and the pumice stone here!

That sums up my organic beauty products- August edition!  Want to see some of my past favorites from previous months?  Check them out below!


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Sharing my favorite organic beauty products for August on the blog!


Budget Friendly Organic Beauty At Credo

Budget Friendly Organic Beauty At Credo

Sharing my favorite budget friendly organic beauty at Credo Beauty!  I thought I would give you a run down of my favorite organic beauty products at Credo Beauty that are $30 and under.  Plus I have a coupon code at the bottom of the blog post too- make this deal even sweeter!

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!

It makes it so easy to shop and find something you love. ¬†Plus, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get some of the best products they offer- I’m about to show you.

So what would l include in my budget friendly organic beauty at Credo Beauty roundup for $30 and under…allow me to introduce you to some of my very favorites!

*Don’t forget to use the coupon code when shopping at the bottom!

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All the it brands from Kosas Lipstick, Kari Gran Lip Whips and Ecobrow at Credo Beauty.

Ecobrow Defining Crayon-

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! ¬†


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Jade rolling is where it’s at if you want to reduce facial puffiness, remove toxins and soften fine lines.

Rose Quartz Facial Roller-

I’m a huge fan of facial rolling! ¬†It really works. ¬†It helps to get the lymphatic system moving, and flush out toxins. ¬†It also helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles. ¬†As it gets the lymphatic system moving you will notice less puffiness and overall more radiant complexion. ¬†All it takes is 5 minutes in the morning. ¬†I apply my favorite oil all over my skin. ¬†Then start my facial massage. ¬†Watch this video on how to use the jade roller if unsure. ¬†I love how she explains what it’s doing. ¬†Not only does my whole complexion look more awake but also less puffy and tired looking. ¬†Bonus: my facial oil really gets to seep in my skin! ¬†This is $28. ¬†Get a facial roller here!

Honest Hazel Eye Gels-

This was an easy one to add to my budget friendly organic beauty at Credo roundup. Say goodbye to puffy eyes and dark circles with these eye gels! ¬†Not only do they help to minimize unwanted bloat under the eyes but they also brighten the whole eye area. ¬†I love using these first thing in the morning. ¬†I apply them right before I start brushing my teeth. ¬†My eyes feel more awake and vribrant. ¬†These are especially great for travel! ¬†Airplanes are so dehydrating and can really suck all the moisture right out of you. ¬†These are great to do while flying or when you land for an extra surge of moisture. ¬†One of my secret weapons to looking awake even with small kiddos. ¬†They’re $12. ¬†Get them here!


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Ilia Concealer-

This is one of Ilia’s newer products and I’ve fallen hard for it. ¬†The formula comes in a tube and is perfect for under the eye area. It instantly hides dark circles and brightens the whole area. ¬†I just dab a few swabs under my eyes and then blend in. ¬†It doesn’t look cakey at all! ¬†Something I’ve found is hard to find in a concealer. ¬†I also love it for helping to hide hyper pigmentation and highlighting and contouring on my face. ¬†I’ll apply some down the bridge of my nose, and then right in the middle of my forehead and cupids bow for an all over brightening effect. ¬†It’s like a highlighter and concealer in one! ¬†I wear the color Yucca. ¬†Only $30! ¬†Check them out here!

Kosas Lipsticks-

If you follow me then you know I love a good Kosas lipstick. ¬†These lipsticks are highly pigmented, last and plump the lips all at the same time. ¬†They come in so many great colors too. ¬†Honestly, I haven’t found a color I didn’t love. ¬†Some lipsticks feel too heavy, or not hydrating enough- Kosas really nailed the formula on this one. ¬†Everything you want in a lipstick- but clean! ¬†You can get them for $28- Check them out here!

Ursa Major Go Easy Shampoo and Conditioner-

Natural shampoo and conditioner that works can be pretty spendy. ¬†It’s hard to find brands that deliver great results with a natural shampoo and conditioner but also are effective. ¬†Ursa Major’s Go Easy Shampoo and Conditioner is the exception. ¬†I tried them out a while back and was really impressed with the formula and results. ¬†Not only did my hair feel clean but the price tag wasn’t as high as some others and it lasted me a while. ¬†My hubs liked it too! ¬†It doesn’t smell super feminine either but light and fresh. ¬†My hair had body and bounce and no extra oil. ¬†A total win! ¬†You can get it for $26. ¬†Check it out here!¬†


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Innersense I create Lift is the best volumizer in clean beauty and this Herbivore Sea Mist is a sea salt mist that adds amazing texture.

Innersense Volumizing Foam-

This foam is the best for giving your roots and hair the body and volume that lasts all day! ¬†Literally my hair will still have volume after a couple days. ¬†The best volumizing hair product I’ve found in organic beauty. ¬†A lot of times I’ll wash my hair and then blow dry it before bed. ¬†Once I’m done blow drying it I’ll stick it up in a high pony tail. ¬†In the morning my hair is full of body from being up in the pony tail and using the volume foam- it’s so good! ¬†$28- you can get it here!¬†

Herbivore Sea Mist-

I definitely had to add this to my budget friendly organic beauty credo roundup. ¬†This sea salt spray really lives up to it’s name. ¬†It gives hair that beachy vibe instantly. ¬†I love using it after curling my hair. ¬†It brings some definition and hold to my style and makes the curls look less perfect. ¬†It comes in two scents- coconut and lavender. I’m partial to the coconut smell! ¬†Especially great for adding lots of texture to lifeless hair. ¬†And it’s only $12! ¬†Snag one here!

Ursa Major Shave Cream-

If you’ve been looking for a shave cream, look no more. ¬†This shave cream keeps my legs silky smooth with no razor burn! ¬†It also keeps them feeling super soft for days. ¬†I love that the scent is mild and just smells fresh. ¬†It really is great for even the most sensitive skin types. ¬†Even on Credo Beauty they have 33 reviews that add up to a rating of 4.8- pretty awesome! $24- Get the shave cream here!

Kari Gran Lip Whips-

I’ve been a fan of Kari Gran Lip Whips for as long as I can remember- seriously. ¬†They are just a staple in my routine. ¬†They are the one product that really can keep my lips hydrated. ¬†I love the naked peppermint one. ¬†It’s essentially colorless and smells like- you guess it, peppermint. ¬†They come in frosted glass jars and look like little jars of decadent frosting. ¬†You can get tinted versions too. ¬†Not only do you have a pop of color but some serious hydration as well! ¬† $20- Get them here!¬†

That’s a wrap on my favorite budget friendly organic beauty at Credo. ¬†See any faves? ¬†Be sure to use my coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN FOR 10% OFF! ¬†Only valid for new customers. ¬†Shop all of Credo Beauty here!

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Sharing my favorite organic beauty products under $30 at Credo Beauty.

Natural Lipstick Color

Natural Lipstick Color

I’ve got my best natural lipstick color options in honor of National Lipstick Day! ¬†Switching from mainstream lip products to cleaner versions is a big deal! ¬†I mean, don’t get me wrong, you should definitely switch all your makeup over from mainstream products, but the lips are especially important. ¬†Why?? ¬†Well, for starters studies show that women re-apply their lipstick/lip product at least 5 times a day…so that’s a lot of toxins¬† (more…)

Organic Beauty Products- July

Organic Beauty Products- July

Organic Beauty Products- July is here! ¬†It’s that time of the month where I tell all when it comes to my favorites I’ve been loving for the month of July. ¬†This month is no different. ¬†There are some stellar organic beauty products. ¬†I had to restrain myself from wanting to share too many!

Think organic beauty products don’t work, or aren’t effective? ¬†Then you better keep reading, because it’s 2019 and organic beauty products are taking over!

To think when I switched over 8 years ago the market had so little when it came to organic beauty products. ¬†Now, the tables have turned and there’s so much.

This month I’ve got a new eyebrow pencil I’m loving, highlighter, lip and cheek stain, a natural skincare line that uses plant-derived retinol and a foundation that’s perfect for summer. ¬†Plus, a salt spray that gives anybody beachy hair in minutes.

You ready to get the lowdown?!

Then keep reading.


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This Ilia Liquid Light Highlighter is so easy to use and creates a lit from within glow.


Ilia Liquid Light

You’ll see a theme in this blog post as I share about Ilia’s products. ¬†They are too good to not share! ¬†When it comes to organic beauty products that work Ilia doesn’t mess around. ¬†I feel like a broken record with their products because I always love all the products I use.

The Liquid Light is no different. ¬†It comes in a glass bottle and you pump it out. ¬†It comes in three colors. ¬†I’ve tried 2 and they’re both so good. ¬†I have Nova and Astrid. ¬†Nova is more of a champagne color, and Astrid is more bronzey. ¬†You can wear these so many ways.

My favorite way is to mix them with my liquid foundation. ¬†I put a pump of the Liquid Light on my hand and then add my liquid foundation. ¬†Then I blend it together with a brush and apply to my skin. ¬†It creates this all over illuminated look. ¬†My skin looks like it’s glowing from the inside out.

You also can apply it after you put on your foundation.  Check out the diagram below to see where you would apply a highlighter.

This wakes up your whole look- can’t stop using! ¬†Get them here.


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These Ilia lip conditioners are the perfect summer lip!


Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner

I’ve tried Ilia’s lip conditioner’s in the past but my love for them has been revived. ¬†They are hydrating, offer SPF 15 and they give a subtle hint of color. ¬†The perfect summer lip product. ¬†Want some color, but also SPF when you’re out in the sun? ¬†They check all the boxes. ¬†I just tried Crimson and Clover and I LOVE it! ¬†It’s a bright yet subtle see through red that takes your whole look up a notch. ¬†If you want a lip product that protects, moisturizes and makes you look put together- this is it. ¬†Get it here.


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These Ilia Color Haze Multi-Matte Pigments are changing the game when it comes to a multi-use product.


Ilia Color Haze Multi-Matte Pigment

These are a newer product by Ilia as well and they definitely live up to the hype.  They look like a lipgloss.  They come in a variety of colors.  I have three, Waking Up, Before Today, and Sing.  They have five colors total.  You can really make a statement with these depending on how much you apply.  If you want a subtle look, just blend a swipe of color and then blend out.  If you want a more dramatic look, apply more for a pop of color.

They also work for cheeks or lips!  They give a great matte lip effect for the lips.  The formula is so creamy.  I love how they feel on the skin.  The longevity on these is awesome too!  I keep reaching for these lately.  Get them here.


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Wearing Clove and Hallow’s Liquid Skin Tint and Ilia’s Color Haze Multi-Matte Pigments.


Clove and Hallow Liquid Skin Tint

This has quickly taken up residence in my bathroom.  A lot of clean beauty foundations are known for their dewiness.  They add oils to foundations to really give that dewy skin look.  However, it’s hard to get rid of that dewiness once you have it on your skin.  This is especially great in the summer months when humidity is so high and your makeup can end up on anything but your face by the end of the day.

What makes it so unique?

  • It‚Äôs lightweight
  • Comes in 12 shades(they even did a focus group with 20 women and all were able to find a shade for their skin type)
  • Provides a demi-matte finish
  • Price Point is really affordable at $26
  • Feels creamy to the touch but dries matte

With Clove and Hallow‚Äôs Liquid Skin Tint you‚Äôre able to add oils of your choice, or a liquid highlighter to bring out the luminosity if you like. ¬†Really making it a truly versatile product all around. ¬†I’m addicted! ¬†I love that it offers light to medium coverage, depending what I want for the day. ¬†I literally feel like I’m not wearing anything when I have it on.

I’ve been mixing the Liquid Skin Tint Foundation with Ilia’s Liquid Light- perfect combo. ¬†It gives my skin a glow but doesn’t look too shiny. ¬†Try it! ¬†Get the Clove and Hallow Liquid Skin Tint here.


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This new Ecobrow defining crayon is a new fave for eyebrow definition.


Eco Brow Defining Crayon For Eyebrows

I couldn’t wait to share this new find with you! ¬†This is one of those products that I didn’t expect to love as much as I have! ¬†I keep reaching for it. ¬†I was surprised how much I liked it since it’s an eyebrow pencil. ¬†I’m not typically drawn to an eyebrow pencil. ¬†They are too harsh and look overdone in my opinion. ¬†But not this one!

It is so easy to use, which I’m super excited to share with you because I know a lot of you have had a harder time using Beautycounter’s Eyebrow Gel. ¬†This is fool proof! ¬†Really, so simple and looks so natural. ¬†I love how it has a slanted tip, so it’s easy to draw on realistic pigment. ¬†I have the color Penelope- it’s for brunettes. ¬†It comes in a total of six colors. This is a newer product from Ecobrow and I have to say they nailed it! ¬†Get it here.


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Rahua’s newest product Hydration Detangler + UV Barrier is the perfect summer hair product.


Rahua Hydration Detangler + UV Barrier

This is Rahua’s newest product and I was pumped to try it! ¬†If you’ve followed me for a hot minute you know I’m a fan of their products. ¬†They deliver when it comes to effective hair products.

I’ve been searching for a product like this, so naturally it had to go in my organic beauty products- July post! ¬†Whenever I go in the pool I love knowing I’m protecting my hair from the elements. ¬†This not only helps to detangle the hair but also protect it with a UV barrier. ¬†When you apply something to your hair before you jump into water, the water then has a tendency to just slide off versus being absorbed into the hair. ¬†When it comes to chlorine water I’m especially mindful of this. ¬†I just spritz this all over and then the hair doesn’t just soak up the chlorine. ¬†It’s especially great for protecting color treated hair from the elements. ¬†Clean beauty has needed this product!

Plus, it detangles the hair SO well!  Any of you mamas out there have little girls with hair that tends to knot?  This is your answer.  It moisturizes and leaves hair feeling shiny and tangle free.  Get it here.


Beautycounter Countertime review

The new Beautycounter Countertime line has plant-derived retinols that are bringing natural skincare to a whole new level.


Beautycounter Countertime Line

I mean if you follow me you know I haven’t put this skincare line down since I got it! ¬†I definitely had to include it in my organic beauty products- July edition. ¬†It hits all the marks and some. ¬†I‚Äôm not saying this because I‚Äôm a consultant, or connected with Beautycounter, although why not promote something I‚Äôm associated with but I‚Äôm sharing this line with you because I truly think it‚Äôs different.

If I was given this skincare line and it wasn’t Beautycounter I would still be wanting to share about it, when you find good skincare products, that not only work but also are natural you want to shout it from the rooftops- or at least that’s how I feel as a natural beauty blogger!

This line uses plant-derived retinols to literally transform your skin.  What I love is they are using plant-derived retinols that have been proven to give amazing results!  I have the whole collection and I LOVE it all.  Trust me, you will go crazy for this.  My skin has never felt better!  So many ask me for effective anti-aging skincare lines- well this is it.  I did a whole blog post dedicated to the line.  Read about it here!

If you don’t want to buy the whole line, I would suggest just starting with the Tripeptide Radiance Serum or The Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream. ¬†These not only have the plant-derived retinols but also the peptides in them. ¬†Giving you a one, two punch against fine lines and wrinkles. ¬†Get the line here!

See any products you want to try?  What are you loving for organic beauty products- July?  Leave me a comment!

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Sharing my favorite organic beauty products on the blog for July!


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