Natural Skin Care & Makeup

 

I believe wholeheartedly in skin health! What we put on our skin is just as important to our overall health as what we put in our bodies and I’ve been working to find paraben-free and phthalate free skin care products I love for over ten years. Dealing with psoriasis and a love for the sun has made me even more conscious of the skin care products I use.

I also don’t want to break the bank or spend hours on my skin every day! I don’t get facials or peels so I want something that works easily from home. I want products that feel good, have a toxic-free ingredient list, are easy to use and are affordable.

You’ll find two videos explaining some of the products I use and my reviews of each. Links to learn more and purchase each product are listed below the videos. All products are cruelty free and free of parabens and toxins!

The first video and product list includes some of my favorite natural skin care products. All of these are under $20 and I love them all!

The second video discusses the natural makeup I love and use, as well as a review of some popular Beauty Counter and Tarte products.

Enjoy!

 

All Natural Skin Care (all under $20)

 

These are all Amazon links:

ACURE Radically Rejuvenating Cleansing Cream, 4 Fl. Oz.

I like to use two different facial cleansers for more face and this is my morning favorite! Because I use oils on my face at night sometimes (see the list below), I find not all cleansers really clean in the morning. This is gentle while also doing a superb job of cleaning my face and getting me ready for the day.

ACURE Brightening Day Cream

Light and airy day cream. It works to protect against free radicals and feeds your cells with CoQ10 and argan oil.

ACURE Brightening Night Cream

Both of the brightening creams from ACURE work to even out skin tone and brighten our complexion.

ACURE Rosehips Oil (for face)

I have been a fan of rosehips oil for year and I swear by it for helping to control my psoriasis. I use it on my face about twice a week at night before bed.

Andalou Naturals Meyer Creamy Lemon Cleanser

So so yummy. It feels luxurious but is light and easy to use. I use it at night and it always gets my eye makeup off.

Andalou Naturals Daily Defense Lotion with SPF

Love this for the day, especially when you’ll be outside and need the SPF.

Andalou Naturals Night Repair Cream for Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Very light and moisturizing. I love using it with the Andalou Creamy Lemon Cleanser. Just like Acure, this uses CoQ10 to help prevent aging, fine lines and wrinkles.

Andalou Naturals BioActive Berry Enzyme Face Mask

I didn’t become a big mask fan until starting to use this a few months ago. Now I love it! I use it twice a week at night before my shower and I always have bright and healthy skin afterwards.

Andalou Naturals Pressed Facial Serum

I am in love with serums. I don’t usually use a lot of products other than cleanser and moisturizer, but serum is a must for me. This is a very nice entry level serum for someone wanting to try and add it to their routine. It’s gentle and super affordable. For my FAVORITE serum, see the Overnight Resurfacing Peel in the video and products below!

Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner

One of the most loved toners on the market for a reason! It smells amazing and is gentle. Because it doesn’t have alcohol it won’t dry out your skin.

Eve Hansen Vitamin C Eye Gel

When I had kids using an eye gel became a non-negotiable. It helps tighten and brighten that delicate skin under your eyes.

Shea Butter

We are never without shea butter in our house. I am IN LOVE. I use it on my lips as a natural chapstick, on dry skin, on cuts and scrapes and on my face! It’s thick and wonderful. Watch the full video to see how I use it. This has also been a miracle worker on my psoriasis.

Organic Coconut Oil

The ultimate skin care product. If I had to pick one thing from this list to use, it would be coconut oil. It’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. It helps with psoriasis. It’s moisturizing. It’s the ultimate eye makeup remover. It’s the perfect diaper cream. It’s great for any chapped areas (like kiddos when they have a cold and get a chapped nose). It’s the best.

 

 

Non Toxic Make Up

 

Overnight Resurfacing Peel

My holy grail of serums! I am in love. Rub onto your skin 3-5 nights a week and watch your skin tone even out and see the glow come out!

Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer

Very sheer and easy to apply, this works as a daytime moisturizer with an SPF of 20 as well as your foundation. I use color No. 3 for reference.

Touch Up Skin Concealer Pen

I use this on my under eye circles (I’m tired, y’all). What makes this unique and my favorite is actually the applicator. It does not leak or get all over the lid. Easy to apply, very sheer, blends nicely.

Balancing Facial Mask

I am not a mask expert by any means, but I do find my skin feels brighter and more toned after I use one! I incorporate it into my skin care routine about twice a week. I enjoy this one for how quickly it dries and how easy it is to use. Simple, clean and easy, which is what I like in my routine! If you like your masks on the thin and quickly drying side, use this one. If you like a thicker mask that takes longer to set, try the Andalou I mentioned in the under $20 products above!

Precision Liquid Eye Liner

I have been desperately looking for a natural liquid eye liner I like. I think this might be it (finally)! It has a very fine tip for easy application and a light look (I’m not into cat or smokey eyes at school pick up thank you very much). It doesn’t smudge during the day which has been my problem with eye liners, so this is a thumbs up from me.

Color Outline Eye Pencil

I’m still looking for the perfect eyeliner pencil, but this is a great option. My only complaint is that it isn’t self sharpening and I have to buy an eyeliner sharpener (because I threw mine away). It is creamy when it goes on which I appreciate and it also didn’t smudge on me throughout the day.

Lip Gloss

Yes yes yes! I don’t think I can explain how many lip glosses I’ve tried over the years. My biggest complaints? Too sticky (yuck) or bad colors. This one is light, not sticky and I LOVE the fig color (great pop of color without being “too much”). I also tried the bare shimmer color which I honesty don’t like – too much shimmer and glitter. If that’s your thing you’ll like it, I just didn’t.

Sheer Lipstick

Another homerun for me and something I’ve been searching for. I find it very moisturizing (meaning I don’t need a huge layer of chapstick underneath it). I use the color “raisin” which I adore. I also tried the Color Intense Lipstick and, while I do like it, I find it a little more drying than the Sheer Lipstick, so I think this will be my go to.

Flawless in Five

While I didn’t personally start with this, it’s a great option if you want to try a few of the things above (I ended up getting everything in separate orders as I figured out what I wanted to try, but it did probably cost a little more that way). With this kit you get: Dew Skin Moisturizing, Skin Touch Up Concealer Pen, Brow Gel, Mascara, Blush and Lip Gloss.

Tarte BB Cream

I think this is a great base and light foundation. It’s what I used exclusively for a few years before finding the Beauty Counter Dew Skin as mentioned above. You can’t go wrong with either! As mentioned in the video, my one preference of the Dew Skin is the pump applicator versus squeezing the tube.

 

 

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