In Epsiode #25 we are sharing our favorite natural holiday gifts with you! Rose and I love hearing what other people love, so we thought what better time to let you in on our faves. Especially with Cyber Monday today, what a better time to get your shopping on and save some money. Hope it helps you find the perfect gift for all your favorite people!
Excited to finally share my Live Botanical Review with you guys! I first discovered Live Botanical at IBE Dallas. I had the pleasure of meeting the maker and founder Carolyn. It was so great to connect and hear her enthusiasm for herbs. Sometimes people merely create a line but I could instantly tell this was Carolyn’s passion. Although she is an herbalist, much of how Carolyn sees skincare is based on her 15+ years in the technology field as an analyst. It’s always so fascinating to see how people get their start in skincare.
Live Botanical has become a gold mine as I’ve tried more products. It’s not often I find products that not only are clean, but also effective and budget friendly. People are constantly asking what options I would recommend that are less expensive and it can be hard. Sometimes you have to sacrifice performance, however, not with Live Botanical. I think that’s why I initially got so jazzed about it. I saw that not only was the line organic, non-GMO, ethically wild-harvested, local, sustainable and fair trade but budget friendly. She really goes the extra mile. She also uses glass packaging too-something I swoon over. I mean it’s kind of rare to check all the boxes but also be affordable!
There is a wide variety of products from facial products, to body products. I tried a handful of them. I’ve shared a review before about the Skin Repair Balm and Aer Hyaluronic Serum, and I’m adding them on to my review here. I have some new products to share- specifically their Best of Live Botanical Kit. Keep reading to hear my full review! Oh and Carolyn the founder has been so kind to offer 20%! Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN!
Skin Repair Balm-
First, the Skin Repair Balm is such an amazing multi-use product. I’ve used it as a cleansing balm, hydrator and to help heal and relive pain from a burn. One of the ingredients I love in the balm is yarrow-a powerful anti-inflammatory. As a cleansing balm it removes all my makeup and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and supple. I wake up with perfectly moisturized skin. I put it on a hot water burn and it instantly took away the throbbing pain. I’m wondering what this little jar can’t do?! Snag yours here! Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!
Blue Tansy + Babassu Balancing Whipped Oil-
I was so excited to try out the new Blue Tansy + Babassu Balancing Whipped Oil! If you’ve followed me long enough you know I’m a big fan of blue tansy- this oil does so much. First, the smell is so wonderful! It has a sweetness to the smell but still smells herbal too. Besides, smelling good, it also relaxes the nervous system. It also helps to balance the hormones in our body- can you say YES! It calms inflammation and redness in the skin. Babassu is also in this whipped oil, which I love too. It’s similar to coconut oil but not pore clogging like coconut oil can be. These two combined are perfect for combination, dry or skin prone to breakouts. If you do have dry skin you may still want to use an oil first then the whipped oil. I loved applying it after cleansing and toning. I found I didn’t need extra hydration right now. My skin felt so good in the morning! It quickly absorbs into the skin leaving it feeling hydrated but with a matte look, not oily. Overall, I can’t recommend this product enough! If you have skin that is breaking out or just skin that needs a little tlc- this is perfect. Grab your Blue Tansy + Babassu here! Don’t forget to use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!
Mint + Ginger Toning Mist-
This toning mist is everything! It feels so refreshing and dewy on the skin. I love anything mint, as most of you know and this toning mist is no exception. Plus, the kick of ginger sends this mist over the top. It calms my skin while at the same time reinvigorating it. I love spraying this after cleansing and right before my serums/moisturizers. Not too mention it really feels so good in the morning! It perks up my skin and gets me going. I love how Carolyn uses a combination of herbs that are both warming and cooling. This helps to increase circulation and improve cell turnover. With the first ingredient being aloe, you literally feel like your skin is hydrated from the inside out! I’ve been using this non-stop and can’t get enough! Get your Mint + Ginger Toning Mist here! Don’t forget to use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!
Luna Rose and Honey Mask-
I love this mask! It makes my skin glow in minutes- no joke! It apply it all over in the morning and then grab my toothbrush and then rinse off once I’m done brushing my teeth. It feels so hydrating and soothing to the skin. It gives a slight exfoliation too with herbal grains. The raw honey in this mask draws moisture to the skin while soaking up all the excess oils at the same time. What I love is that this mask can be used daily as a cleanser or as a mask a couple times a week. It really lives up to it’s name: Glowing Mask. I promise you won’t be disappointed! I can’t get enough of this decadent skin treat! Oh and did I mention it’s only $30? Get your mask here! Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!
Aer Hyaluronic Serum-
I also tried the Aer Hyaluronic Serum and was so excited after the first use! It’s unlike any product I’ve used. I apply it after toning and press it on my face. It leaves your skin feeling a bit wet but then it absorbs and fills in lines and evens out your whole complexion. I apply my moisturizer/oil after and then my makeup and love the end result. My skin is dewy and moist the whole day and doesn’t look haggard. Am I making sense? The first ingredient is aloe, which I’m all about-it replenishes the skin and plumps it up. You guys need this-it’s fantastic and a staple in my makeup routine! Get yours here! Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!
Best of Live Botanical Kit-
This Kit is the perfect solution for someone who is looking to sample a good amount of product, but not break the bank or a skincare set for travel. The kit includes Coconut and Bergamot Body Cream, Blood Orange and Neroli Toner, Clary Sage and Chamomile Calming Serum, Luna Moisturizing Cleanser. It’s a $130 value but you can get it for only $84-HELLO! Such a steal! And I didn’t even mention the cute bag it comes in by Frankie & Coco– locally handcrafted in Portland, OR. If you’re wanting to transition to clean skincare but have been fighting the price tag- this may be the perfect line for you! Snag your Best of Live Botanical Here!Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!
Coconut & Bergamot Body Cream-
I can’t get enough of this body cream! It’s so good. The smell of this is enough to transport you to an island oasis. It comes in the cutest tin too. I applied it right after showering and it melted into my skin. My skin felt hydrated and moisturized but not greasy at all. I need tubs of this-no joke! Seriously one of the best body creams I’ve used! Get your Body Cream here! Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!
Blood Orange & Neroli Toner-
This toner gives the perfect amount of hydration. I love spritzing this on after cleansing and right before a serum. It smells just like the name suggests- blood orange and neroli. It’s very soothing. The ingredients in this are on point too. You can even just spritz it throughout the day to lift your mood. The blood orange is perfect for balancing skin and tightening pores. While neroli is great for calming redness, and soothing the skin. A stellar combo for a hydrosol. Grab your toner here!Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!
Clary Sage & Chamomile Calming Serum-
This serum is probably my favorite product from all the ones I’ve tried so far. I even had my sisters try it and they loved it as well. It smells so light and calming. My skin soaked it up and there was no oily residue left behind. It felt so soothing on my skin. In the morning I would wake up with skin that looked so fresh and revitalized. I especially notice when products are soothing and calm redness since it’s something I deal with. This really helped give my skin an overall even look. I also loved applying it before my makeup. It was the perfect moisturizer, not too heavy but just enough. I can’t recommend it enough for anyone, but especially those with sensitive skin types and those prone to redness! Plus, when you see the ingredient list you might drool a little- so good! Get your Calming Serum here!Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!
Luna Moisturizing Cleanser-
This cleanser is one of prettiest cleansers I’ve ever used! It looks so pretty in the bottle. It’s a milky cleanser and very hydrating. I would get my face damp and then apply the cleanser in circular motions to remove my makeup. Then I would take a warm washcloth and wipe it off. It would leave my skin feeling moist and not dry at all. I would recommend this for anyone with dry or sensitive skin. It’s not going to dry your skin out at all like some cleansers might. My sister who has more oily skin thought it was a bit too hydrating for her skin type. I have more dry/combination skin and it worked great for me. Get your cleanser here!Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!
That concludes my review of Live Botanical. I absolutely believe in this line and can’t wait to try more products! The quality that goes into each product is really amazing, not too mention the price tag is awesome! Use coupon code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!