Beauty Heroes September Discovery: Josh Rosebrook

Beauty Heroes September Discovery: Josh Rosebrook

Beauty Heroes September Discovery: Josh Rosebrook is one for the books!  I mean it’s no secret I love anything Josh makes.  I loved seeing his products in this month’s box.  I’ve tried all these products previously and can say they all knock it out of the park.  I’ve met and talked with the founder many times and I have to say it’s easy to see how his products flow out of him.  He is all around magnetic and his creations are just an extension of who he is!

Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot.  A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie last year at IBE, and she is truly one of the sweetest people.  Beauty Heroes is a monthly beauty service that selects only the best clean beauty brands.  Each month you can find one to two full size truly heroic products in each box.  The products typically range from skincare to haircare products.  However, every 3 months Beauty Heroes offers a makeup box as well that’s optional for members or non-members.  I absolutely love their “Use Less, Love More” philosophy.  By only getting one or two products, you allow yourself to truly experience them.  Of course you can trust their picks, as they are strict on their integrity standards.  What’s not to love about this whole concept?  As a Beauty Heroes Ambassador, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of such a movement.

On to the review…

Ok, if you haven’t heard of Josh Rosebrook by now you’re really missing out…sorry but it’s just the truth!  Not only does Josh create hair products, but skincare products as well.  Some people can only master one or the other, but I’m here to say he’s successfully mastered both.  Not to mention he is a hair stylist, someone who knows hair creating hair products…hello!  I’ve tried a handful of his products, from hair to skincare, and have been left wanting more each time.  The amount of care and dedication that goes into each product Josh makes is truly a work of art.  He really takes green beauty to the next level!

Get the box here before it sells out!

The premise that the body heals itself is what Josh crafts his products from.  Whether in skincare, or hair, the body knows when to produce the correct amount of oils, when to exfoliate and when to cleanse.  Josh believes it’s our job to help the process along.  I love his whole concept and fully subscribe to it.  Another huge part of the products Josh creates is the ingredients.  There’s nothing toxic, or synthetic about them.  All ingredients from plants are 100% organic or wild harvested.  It’s very important that not only are the ingredients high quality, but that the ingredients work together to create something truly special.  Sign me up for this!

Beauty Heroes September box Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator

Beauty Heroes September Discovery- Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator

Heroic Product:

Active Enzyme Exfoliator-

My go too exfoliant in green beauty! This exfoliator uses a mechanical exfoliant of walnut shells, and also an enzyme exfoliant. Not only did my skin feel smooth after but it looked brighter!  It is chockfull of plant oils and active honey- a serious treat for the skin.  I’ve tried to pinpoint the smell and I’ve come to the conclusion it smells like black licorice to me-which I love or used too…haha.  So how did I use this bad boy?  I would squirt my skin first with Josh’s Hydrating Accelerator, per instructions to open up pores, then I would massage a small nickel size amount all over my face.  Then I let it set for 15 minutes, I found that was my sweet spot.  But you can do it up to an hour.  This is another must have!  If you’ve been looking for an exfoliant that leaves your skin feeling smooth but also looking bright-this is it.

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Beauty Heroes September Box Sidekicks- Hydrating Accelerator + Advanced Hydration Mask

Sidekicks:

Hydrating Accelerator-

The sidekick this month is Josh’s Hydrating Accelerator. This is another Josh product that I’m quite familiar with and love.  This mist really does it all-from hydrating, toning and moisturizing.  The basis of the mist is aloe vera, which helps the skin absorb nutrients more efficiently and plumps up the overall texture of the skin.  Herbs also help to calm the skin and reduce redness.  I love spraying this on after cleansing before serums/oils and also before and after a mask.  A serious skincare must in my opinion!  Plus, this little tonic smells like vanilla, can you say mmm!  I’m addicted to the smell alone.  I even spray this throughout the day for a quick pick me up of hydration.

Advanced Hydration Mask-

As we get older we lose a lot of hydration in our skin.  The perfect antidote is a good hydration mask.  This one by Josh Rosebrook is great at adding hydration back into the skin.  You can leave it on even overnight for intense hydration.  It goes on like almost a thick frosting and just melts into your skin. I leave it on for 15 minutes and when I take it off my skin feels so hydrated! You don’t remove it with water either but just a dry cloth-helps retain the moisture! Dare I say fine lines look a little less fine if you know what I mean! This has been especially great after flying, when my skin tends to get even drier. ⠀⠀

Clearly, I’m obsessed with anything Josh makes!  I would hop on this month’s discovery- word on the street it will go fast!  The value is $125 but you can get it for $42.95!  Get it here!

The Love More Promotion this month is Ursa Major’s Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant naturally eliminates underarm odor and soothes all skin types with a cool, fresh aroma. Get yours FREE with any $125+ purchase in the Beauty Store. Shop here!

Loving Lately- August

Loving Lately- August

How is Summer almost over?!  I feel like it just started.  I love the long summer days.  Washington really shows off in the summer- if you haven’t been up here in the  warm months you need to make the trek up.  I just got back from the CrossFit Games and to say I’m motivated to step up my game in the exercise department would be an understatement.  I went to watch my 63 year old dad compete.  This was his 4th year going and he got 4th place- so proud of him!  It really made me realize how there are no limits- only limits we put on ourselves.  Age is just a number.

I don’t love traveling with kiddos though- I mean who does?  Love being home but don’t love the laundry pile sitting next to me- such a dichotomy!  Can I hire out for this kind of stuff?  It does feel nice to get back in the kitchen to fix my food.  Whenever I’m traveling I always feel like my options are a little more limited and my body is out of synch.  I got my daughter’s preschool open house flyer in the mail- I was a wreck!  I still can’t believe she is going to school in a month.  I can just see it now.  I’ll be in tears, while she waves happily goodbye.  She’s a social butterfly to say the least.

I’ve rounded out some current favorites.  These made the cut for my Loving Lately Top Ten-

  1. Birkenstocks- If you don’t have a pair of Birks I recommend you get yourself a pair stat.  They are the most comfortable pair of shoes.  I’ve had mine for over a year and have worn them walking through Disneyland, CrossFit Games, hiking, while prego and so much more.  No blisters, no sore feet- they’re kind of magical.  The trick is to wear them in so they form to your feet.  You’ll thank me!  Get your pair here!
  2. Hashimoto’s Protocol This book has completely changed my thinking on Hashimotos and low thyroid.  I listened to it first, then bought the hard copy book too.  The author Izabel Wentz even suggests that 90% of those who have low thyroid actually have hashimotos.  I’ve had antibodies present in my blood since before having Finley- my first daughter.  I didn’t really dive into anything at the time since I was trying to get pregnant and wasn’t going to do anything extreme.  Then when I was done nursing her, I practically got pregnant with my second daughter.  Anyways, I’m diving deep into an AIP diet now.  I’ll be sharing more in the future.  I was surprised how the author Izabel Wentz talked about how she realized her mascara by Benefit cosmetics was giving her crazy headaches and the minute she stopped using it they were gone.  I was quickly reminded of why I do what I do in sharing clean product recommendations.  Bottom line- the book is amazing!  Hashimoto’s Protocol
  3. True Botanical’s Basic Cleanser– I really love this cleanser.  I like it better than the regular True Botanical’s Cleanser- yep I said it.  It cleans my skin, doesn’t dry it out at all, takes off all makeup(yes even eye makeup), and comes in a handy glass pump bottle.  Plus, the smell is so much lighter than the original formula.  I can’t get enough!  I already wrote a full review on their Basic’s Line here.  The whole line is amazing and so budget friendly.  Check out the line here! 
  4. Josh Rosebrooks Vital Balm CreamThis balm has become a staple in my routine.  Everything about it I love.  From the glass container it comes in, to the whipped formula, to the vanilla scent that is just perfect- it hits all the marks.  My skin is dry, but can be oily around the t-zone, especially in the summer months.  This balm works so well with my skin.  I put it on in the mornings after using a hydrosol and before makeup.  My makeup stays put throughout the day and doesn’t slide off.  Balms are too heavy to wear during the day, and creams can be too greasy- this is the perfect mix.  I’m obsessed!  If you haven’t tried it yet, you need too!  Grab yours here! 
  5. Organic Sliced TigerNuts – Have you heard of these?  They’re actually not a nut at all, but a root vegetable.  I know I had never heard of them until I started diving deep into the AIP diet.  They offer some good resistant starch for the body.  I want to add them to my raw veggies breads.  I ordered them the other day- I’ll let you know what I think!  If you want to join me in eating these little guys grab your Organic Sliced TigerNuts  here!
  6. SodaStream Penguin Sparkling Water Maker- I’m about to order this!  We like our sparkling water a lot around here.  We usually buy it from Whole Foods in the glass bottles by the case.  But I really like knowing my water is completely filtered, plus this is so much more convenient and will save us money in the long run.  My sister in law has this one and I always drool a little when I see it.  It’s uses glass bottles, not plastic.  Imagine having filtered, fizzy water in glass bottles waiting in your fridge at all times?  I know, now you want one too!  Get yours here!
  7. Lark Ellen Granola Bites I recently discovered this granola and fell hard for it.  I mean have you found paleo, grain free granola that is organic, vegan, non-gm0, sweetened with honey or maple syrup and has sprouted nuts and seeds? I didn’t think so.  This stuff is next level and so tasty!  I pretty much ate the vanilla cinnamon all by myself- opps!  Check them out here! 
  8. Max & Me Circle of Protection Body Oil– I never considered myself a body oil snob, but then I tried Max and Me’s Circle of Protection.  This body oil is unlike any I’ve used.  The smell is insanely good- not too much at all and the formula is perfect- no joke.  It melts into my body and I’m left with baby soft skin.  I’ve never gone through a body oil as a beauty blogger and this one I used up within two months.  If you want to splurge on yourself I recommend you pick this up- you won’t regret it! 
  9. American Eagle Floral Head Scarf- I’ve tried head scarfs before and they failed.  Part of the problem was tying it.  It would end up slipping and coming out completely.  I randomly saw this head scarf on vacation back in June and snagged it.  Yes, I went into American Eagle- I felt 16 all over again.  It has a stretchy part that keeps the scarf in place and then you tie it so you don’t see the stretchy part- genius!  I’m all about bringing the 60’s head scarf back and making my hair look cute in 1 minute!  Snag your head scarf here! 
  10. Activ Whey Protein Powder- I can’t get enough of this goat whey protein.  It is the best protein powder I’ve ever used!  I personally know the creator and founder and can vouch for it’s purity and standards.  It comes in chocolate and vanilla and I love them both!  I put it in my smoothies, make protein balls with it and use it in bar recipes.  The list is endless!  Check out the protein podcast and my protein blog post here to learn why it’s so important to choose a clean protein powder.  I also list tips on how to choose a clean one, and why goat whey is completely different than cow’s whey in every way. Check out the protein here and use my coupon code– GURLGONEGREEN for 10% off!

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July Beauty Heroes: Josh Rosebrook

July Beauty Heroes: Josh Rosebrook

So excited to share the July Beauty Heroes, Josh Rosebrook with you!  The Beauty Heroes box just gets better and better!  However, this one is extra special in my opinion.  Josh Rosebrook isn’t new to the green beauty scene.  In fact, if you’ve been it for a hot minute you’ve heard of his products and for good reason.  They perform!  This isn’t the first time Josh Rosebrook has been in Beauty Heroes either.  I’ve personally met Josh and I can say he’s knowledgeable about ingredients, funny and sweet.  Some of my favorite products of his are the Active Enzyme Exfoliator, Cacao Antioxidant Mask, Hair Spray, and Lift Spray  just to name a few.  I could go on and on, but I’ll leave that for the review.  In case you haven’t heard about Beauty Heroes or are knew to the experience, allow me to introduce you to the “IT” green beauty box.

Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot.  A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie at IBE, and she is truly one of the sweetest people.  Beauty Heroes is a monthly beauty service that selects only the best clean beauty brands.  Each month you can find one to two full size truly heroic products in each box.  The products typically range from skincare to haircare products.  However, every 3 months Beauty Heroes offers a makeup box as well that’s optional for members or non-members.  I absolutely love their “Use Less, Love More” philosophy.  By only getting one or two products, you allow yourself to truly experience them.  Of course you can trust their picks, as they are strict on their integrity standards.  What’s not to love about this whole concept?  As a Beauty Heroes Ambassador, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of such a movement.

Ok, time to divulge all the details about this month’s stellar discovery!

Before I dive into the discovery I want to give a little background on Josh and his products.  He truly believes in every ingredient that he uses and creates so much more than a mere beauty product.  I love his whole philosophy on just giving the body the necessary tools to heal itself.  Our bodies were created to do just that and by providing it with the right nutrients, it’s able to carry out the process.  Since our body is natural, he believes we need to give it natural elements to facilitate the regeneration process with things like, plants, seeds, stems, leaves and flowers.  I’m all about that!  Not only are you giving your body the absolute best but you are creating it to rely on nature-the way it was intended to do.  His skincare regimen is all about cleansing the skin, exfoliating, hydrating, moisturizing and protecting it.

So if you haven’t tried any of Josh Rosebrook’s products I highly recommend you start by purchasing this box-because it’s so good!

Nutrient Day Cream with Broad Spectrum SPF 30-

This is actually a newish product for me from Josh’s line.  I did sample a small amount before but it was hardly enough to really get a feel for the product.  I was so excited to see it as this month’s hero product!  Perfect timing for the summer months.  First can we talk about the packaging?!  So luxe.  This is the new packaging that the line will be transitioning over to.  It’s in a white glass that looks so chic.  Plus, I’m a fan of anything in glass and in a pump form-such easy application.  This

The cream literally glides onto your skin leaving behind hydrated and plump skin.  The perfect base before makeup application.  It offers some great sun protection with the mineral zinc oxide.  No white cast hue here-you can’t even see it once rubbed into the skin.  The ingredients are just so amazing.  Aloe is the first one and then there’s a combo of hydrating oils, butters and soothing properties like calendula and chamomile.  A true skincare treat.  When you pump the product out it feels like a lotion, not a cream.  I tend to have dry skin and my skin loves it.  It doesn’t feel overly hydrating, where you might end up with a greasy face.  Instead, my skin feels moisturized from within.  I’m sold!  It’s also made with organic, non-gmo and wild crafted ingredients.  This is the perfect facial sunscreen for daily wear or if you’re heading on vacation-either way you’re set!  Check out more about the Nutrient Day Cream here!

Vital Balm Cream-

The Vital Balm Cream is hands down one of my favorite moisturizers. It feels creamy to the touch-not greasy and when I apply it my skin’s dryness dissipates and I’m left with plump hydrated skin.  Ok, the smell…well it’s amazing! One of the best smelling products I’ve ever used.  It has a fresh, light smell with vanilla enveloping all of it and blue tansy and ylang ylang notes throughout-I’m obsessed with the smell.  I apply this before my foundation and it works great and at night too it’s the perfect finishing touch.  It has the properties of a balm but feels like a cream-I mean it’s kind a dream cream!  Can we talk about the color too?!  The baby mint/blue hue just looks cool.  It also comes in a sleek glass jar.  The ingredient I was excited to learn about in the product is Indian Senna Seed.  It really performs just like it supposed to in this cream.  It’s been called the botanical hyaluronic acid, it gives skin the ability to retain moisture on it’s own.  So your skin feels hydrated well after application.  It’s also made with organic, non-gmo and wild crafted ingredients.  If you’ve been searching for a good all around moisturizer this is it!!  Check out more about the Vital Balm Cream here!

That sums up my review of this month’s Beauty Hero Box.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again if you haven’t signed up for Beauty Heroes you need too!  This box alone was a value at $115!  You’re only paying $38.33 a month-crazy I know.  I would get on this box right away-word is it will go fast!  Sign up for Beauty Heroes here!

Also, be sure to check out the Beauty Heroes Beauty Store.  Full of past heroic products and a ton of other green beauty must have items.  Every month Beauty Heroes offers a Love More Promotion.  This offer is for non-members and members.  July’s Love More is a 1 oz. Cleopatra Milk and Honey Beauty Mask from LILFOX when you spend $125+ in the Beauty Store. ($26 value)

Top 10 Green Beauty Products of 2016

Top 10 Green Beauty Products of 2016

Happy New Year! 2016 may be a wrap but our favorite products from this past year still reign on in our beauty routines.

As green beauty gains speed in popularity and attention, it is thrilling to see the range, scope, performance and selection of goods grow and expand. This is exciting but then again, with so many products to choose from it can make buying overwhelming. So me and my girl Lisa,  This Organic Girl wanted to take a moment to pause and reflect of this past year and highlight our most favorite green beauty products from 2016. A top 10 roundup if you will.

These products deliver in performance, ingredient quality and tick the self care box. If you haven’t tried these, Pin this page and bust it out the next time you go to restock your vanity. You won’t be disappointed!

Kari Gran Lip Whips

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GurlGoneGreen: This lip balm is always in my vanity, I mean always.  I put it on morning and night.  I’ve always had dry lips and when I found Kari Gran Lip Whip I knew a love affair was about to happen!  My lips stay hydrated throughout the day-finally.  Plus, I love the subtle sheen it gives my lips.  I fancy the light pink peppermint flavor-but then again when do I not reach for the mint in anything?! Get it-you’ll love it!

This Organic Girl: What’s not to love!? One look at the ingredients (all organic oils + beeswax + non GMO Tocopherol with Mica and Titanium Dioxide to tint) and it was love at first sight but then I used it and fell in love even more! Moisturizing, perfect shine, a touch of peppermint all in a petite screw top pot makes this my top pick for lip treatments!

GurlGoneGreen: I don’t go anywhere without this exfoliant-no seriously!  I tried this last year and knew it was going to be a staple.  I mean what of Josh Rosebrook’s isn’t?!  It not only removes all my dead skin cells and gives me a polished look but can I talk to you about the glow my skin gets after using this?  Because it’s real!  Hand’s down my favorite exfoliant.

This Organic Girl: A twofer that everyone needs in their lineup! This exfoliator is a cut above the rest because it works in two ways. Finley ground walnut shells mechanically slough away dead skin cells while herbal enzymes work to reveal new skin. All organic ingredients (except the walnut shells) and unparalleled performance make this formula a top pick.

Buy it Here!

True Botanicals Shampoo and Conditioner

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GurlGoneGreen: This shampoo and conditioner is among the top faves among green beauty bloggers and for good reason.  It works and works well!  Your hair is clean, hydrated(not greasy) and smells amazing.  Oh and don’t get me started on the packaging-chic and eco!  Two thumbs up. If you’ve been searching for a shampoo and conditioner, this is it.

This Organic Girl: This combo saved my life. I was ready to go back to conventional shampoos until I found these beauties. Not only does this shampoo clean hair but it stays clean for days! And this conditioner gets out the tangles and leaves hair soft and shiny. A beautiful fragrance, clean ingredients and responsible packaging make this duo a must have!

 Shop Here!

Leahlani Mermaid Mask

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GurlGoneGreen:  This mask, I love it.  It smells amazing, the ingredients you could literally eat and it works.  My skin is happy, radiant and decongested after using this baby.  I really believe everyone should own this mask.  It works for every skin type.  Plus, it is such a steal for the quality of product! Did I mention the founder, Leah is a saint?  She is-no joke.

This Organic Girl: Straight from the islands of Hawaii, this honey based mask is made with powerhouse superfoods: organic chlorella and spirulina. Gentle enough to use daily, it cleans, moisturizes and leaves skin looking radiant and glowing. You don’t know masking unless you’ve Mermaid Masked!

You Gotta Try This Mask! 

Kahina Eye Serum

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GurlGoneGreen:  I’ve tried a lot of eye serums in my day but always go back to this one.  It works so well.  Say goodbye to darkness and puffiness and hello to brighter eyes.  I love that I can wear it under my makeup and at night.  Plus, putting it in the fridge overnight works so well to add an extra kick for the morning.

This Organic Girl: Love this product for its performance. This serum delivers moisture, reduces puffiness and brings life to my eyes. I also appreciate that it assimilates immediately leaving behind no greasiness and makeup can be applied almost instantly. My top fave eye treatment to date!

 Get It Girl!

Hynt Brow Creme

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GurlGoneGreen: Love the Eye Brow Creme.  It gives my eye brows a natural look and stays put.  No harsh looking eye brows here.  Plus, it’s so easy to use.  I love the ingredients too and the fact that it lasts forever!

This Organic Girl: This creme to power finish formula defines brows with a natural finish. I was hooked on Ecobrow for over a year but once I tried this formula, I never looked back. A better color match, a softer look, easy to use and simple straight-up ingredients make this formula a superstar.

GurlGoneGreen: This mascara is the bees knees.  It really checks all the boxes, length, volume, separation-it does it all!  Plus the brush is big and fatty-my fave.  You won’t have to worry about smudging with this mascara because it doesn’t happen.  Everyone I’ve recommended it too loves it-need I say more?

This Organic Girl: It’s true! Suzi recommended it to me and I love it!  A nontoxic mascara without performance compromise is what you will find in Gia! A majority of this formula’s ingredients are organic and all of them are nontoxic. What you get is full, defined, thick, lengthened, black, bangin’ lashes that don’t flake or smudge. I love trying new mascaras but I always go back to Gia. Staple!

 

Grab One Here!

MAHALO Cleanser

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GurlGoneGreen: I’ve been using this product for almost two months and I can’t get enough.  It’s unlike any cleanser I’ve ever used.  It looks like a balm but then when you apply it and mix it with water it slightly foams up and liquifies.  It takes all my makeup off effortlessly and doesn’t dry out my skin one bit.  I’m addicted!  And the smell…so good!

This Organic Girl: What she said!

Try It!

Laurel Whole Plant Organics Facial Serum Sun Damage Repair

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GurlGoneGreen:  This serum is amazing and works so well.  Say goodbye to hyper pigmentation, dark spots, uneven skin and hello to radiant, even, happy skin.  I used this serum to the very end and coming from a green beauty blogger that’s saying something.  Everyone needs this!

This Organic Girl: A 100% organic moisturizer that works to repair sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, discoloration and promote skin regeneration PLUS it has natural SPF botanicals like Red Raspberry Seed, Carrot Seed, Cranberry Seed and Jojoba to protect from new damage!?!!? Yeah, if you are a (sun damaged) child of the 70s/80s like I am, this one is a must have and definitely in our top 10.

One For Me And One For You!

FitGlow Beauty Lipstick in Love

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GurlGoneGreen: Discovered this red last Fall and haven’t looked back!  It’s the perfect shade.  It gives my whole face an instant lift when I wear it.  It’s super moisturizing too!  A fave all around.  I’ve been known to just apply this to my lips with some mascara and a little foundation and blush and BAM I instantly feel put together.

This Organic Girl: Can I get a WHAT WHAT for this red that seems to work for everyone!? Seriously if you think you can’t wear red (like I did for 35 years of my life) give this color a try and step out like BOOM! I own this city! Moisturizing, long lasting and full coverage, this burnt red formula has no hints of pink or magentas. It compliments all skin tones and looks fantastic with every hair color. And the icing on the cake? It’s organic. Thank you.

Love Me Some Love!

That’s a wrap on our top 10-What would you add?

November Beauty Heroes: Josh Rosebrook

November Beauty Heroes: Josh Rosebrook

This month’s Beauty Heroe’s box is SO special-I couldn’t wait to share it with you guys!  Josh Rosebrook is a genius and his products speak for themselves.  If you’ve been reading my blog long enough you know I’m a fan of his products.  This month his Cacao Antioxidant Mask takes center stage as hero of the month!  I was already a huge fan of this mask and was just so jazzed to see it in this month’s box.  This mask is what started it all for Josh.  After experimenting with cacao, he noticed a significant improvement in his skin.  His clients noticed as well and for good reason!

I love Josh’s whole approach to skincare.  It’s all about supporting the skin’s natural ability to heal itself.  Giving it what it needs so that it can repair on it’s own.  Not a quick fix like many would want, but a process of letting your skin regenerate as it was meant too.  This happens by supporting the skin with herbs, nuts, fruit, seeds, plants, leaves, and flowers.  These natural resources offer similar phytonutrients found in the body and help facilitate the skin’s ability to heal thorough cell turnover. Josh believes in a five step process: Cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, moisturize and protect-I couldn’t agree more!  You can’t have one without the other.  They are all connected and help the skin to become the best version of itself.  I have seen for myself the amazing transformation skin can take when nourished and given time-can you say glow?!

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This month’s hero is not a new hero to me.  I’ve been using Josh’s Cacao Antioxidant Mask for a while and have fallen hard for it.  First, it comes in this chic glass jar.  You open it and instantly get a whiff of rich cacao-just like the name suggests.  I’m in love!  It looks like dark rich frosting but not the kind you eat. This decadence is the kind you apply to your face.  Before application I mist Josh’s Hydrating Accelerator over my face.  Leaving my skin dewy and ready for masking.  I just use a spoon to apply some of the mask on the back of my hand and then use my fingers to apply to my face.  I’ve found the formula is too thick for a brush. Once applied, I wait 45 minutes to let the mask do it’s magic.  You can do less time but I like to get the full effect.  Then I just wipe off with a washcloth.  After, my skin feels revived, refreshed and awake.  I love applying my oils after and then waking up to skin that is seriously happy and radiant.  The mask detoxifies while at the same time nourishing and giving back so many nutrients into the skin.  A serious skin treat!

So what’s in this mask that makes it so magical?!  The ingredients in the mask are amazing and really make this “glow” happen.  Cacao is a known antioxidant that helps to slow the aging process and beef up collagen to give skin it’s health back.  Plus, it helps to bring circulation to the skin, causing it to absorb nutrients better.  If that wasn’t enough there are a chockfull of plant oils that help moisturize, repair and calm the skin.  Best of all?  This mask is perfect for any skin type! Dry, sensitive, oily-anyone can benefit-I’ve seen it for myself.  I have dry skin and my sister has oily and it does wonders for us both.  Oh, and did I mention the ingredients are 100% certified organic?  Yeah, and Josh goes to great lengths to ensure every ingredient is in its purest form when selected.  Check out his stance on ingredient integrity here. It’s really all about plant ingredients with Josh’s Products and for good reason.  These plants are living and active and offer such a similar composition to our own skin.  I believe it’s really how skincare is intended to be made-with the earth as it’s source.  

As if the Cacao Antioxidant Mask wasn’t enough to make you swoon this month, there’s also another skin product in the box.  The sidekick this month is Josh’s Hydrating Accelerator. This is another Josh product that I’m quite familiar with and love.  This mist really does it all-from hydrating, toning and moisturizing.  The basis of the mist is aloe vera, which helps the skin absorb nutrients more efficiently and plumps up the overall texture of the skin.  Herbs also help to calm the skin and reduce redness.  I love spraying this on after cleansing before serums/oils and also before and after a mask.  A serious skincare must in my opinion!  Plus, this little tonic smells like vanilla, can you say mmm!  I’m addicted to the smell alone.  I even spray this throughout the day for a quick pick me up of hydration.

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This month’s Beauty Heroes box had me swooning in every way!  I really can’t say enough about Josh and the integrity and quality of his products.  If you haven’t signed up for Beauty Heroes I suggest you do it today before this box sells out!  Also, if you are already a member don’t forget to check out the Beauty Heroes store.  Full of Beauty Hero products!  Have you used this month’s hero?

 

 

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