Hey everyone! Please excuse the shorter post today, as I just moved from Dubai to Hong Kong and am settling in nicely to my new home. Lots of new and awesome articles (and videos!) have been drafted and recorded and I’ll be doing my best to get them into your hands and faces and eyeballs very soon. 😉
7 New Natural Skin Care & Makeup Must-Haves
Behold! I wish to share with you my latest and greatest finds in natural beauty for Fall and Winter…there are some seriously gorgeous, high-performance products on this list.
Caution: when you try this foundation, you will get hooked. This remarkable formulation is a serum with a built-in primer and corrective mineral pigment for an incredibly natural, luminous finish. This mellllllts into your skin, leaving a seamless look that doesn’t alert anyone to the fact that you are wearing foundation. You may also build the coverage from light/medium to full if you so desire. (If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you’ll know I don’t wear foundation, yet once in a blue moon when I want to gussy it up for a special event, I love to reach for a tinted moisturizer – or now this serum – for a very polished look.)
There is no shortage of face mists and toners on the market, yet there are very few that I have curated as part of an admirable collection of absolutely exquisite and effective toners. The Jasmine Garden is the newest addition to this incredible line-up and is the latest creation from May Lindstrom, the woman who brought you The Problem Solver a.k.a. the holy grail of skin healing/anti-acne face masks. This mist is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory (plus it smells like a vacation in a chocolate flower garden…yum), so I love it for reducing redness and acne bacteria.
LBF is a cult favorite that keeps delighting me (and everyone, really) with their creations, and the latest collection features Brazilian Denise Golden Corrective Highlighter that gives your face a gorgeous golden light. It looks stunning on all skin tones, especially those with warm undertones and tan skin. This little pot of magic also has skin repairing ingredients that soothe, hydrate, and actively prevent wrinkles, inflammation, and sun damage. I love the idea of doubling and tripling up on anti-aging skin care ingredients. The more the merrier!
This is a 100% natural, non-petrolatum balm that is a superhero for dry, rough skin and those with eczema or dermatitis. I love the combination of antioxidants, vitamins, anti-inflammatories, and protective lipids (not the most common find in natural skin care products). I love that it is well-formulated and packed with ingredients that boost the skin’s infection-fighting abilities, kills harmful bacteria, and helps regenerate the skin. A winter must-have that you can use anywhere.
Another cult favorite that is slowly gaining more awareness for its super hydrating, slightly plumping abilities thanks to avocado, evening primrose, calendula, and cinnamon. If you use conventional brands like Chapstick or lip balms that – oddly enough – tend to dry your lips, then try this one and revel in its awesome moisturizing goodness.
Ria, founder and skin care potion crafter, has created a most remarkable hair serum that is essential for eliminating winter frizz and brittle hair. Containing Moroccan argan oil, kukui oil, tulsi, nettle, and other precious oils, this is like liquid vitality for the hair. I like to use it before showering since my hair is finely textured, but you may use it after and/or as a scalp treatment.
We all know the wonders vitamin C does for the face, and One Love had the bright idea to bottle that magic for the body. This refines the skin, combats aging, and restores skin health all while providing intense hydration. The stellar combination of vitamin C, papaya enzymes, and organic shea oil deeply hydrate and gently exfoliate for smooth, dewy, even-toned skin.
What’s on your must-have list this season? I’d love to know!