6 New All-Natural Skincare FavouritesBeauty
This year was my first year as a mom. And while I loved it, it was not without it’s challenges (think: major lack of sleep!).
This year, my skin showed all the signs of aging. While I am embracing my crow’s feet and forehead crinkles, I have shifted focus away from concealers and foundations to skincare to help hide those brown spots in the middle of my forehead and under my eyes, and to help bring a little glow back to my complexion. And I think it’s working, mostly because of the six products below.
Here are my new (whether just landed in stores, or new to me!) all-natural skincare favourites. Cheers to more sleep and selfcare in 2018!
I was gifted this little wonder cream at the recent Leafly Canada launch (I am an ambassador for Leafly in Canada, and believe that the best way forward with cannabis is through education. It is going to be recreationally legal SO soon, guys!). Not only is Puff Puff Past such a great name, but the formula is lightweight and super hydrating thanks to hemp seed, green tea and arnica oils.
Love Bud Puff Puff Past Eye Cream, $36, lovebudshop.com
I tried a few retinol products this year, and they were, for the most part, pretty good, except my skin reacted a few times, getting really red and uncomfortable. So, when Consonant, one of my favourite all-natural brands, launched a glycolic serum that promises no redness or adverse reactions, but glowing, hydrated, plumper skin, I was immediately on board. I use it three-five times a week underneath my nightly oil serum, and I love how my skin is taking to it (think: smooth, clear and hydrated).
Consonant Glycolic Meta Serum, $60, consonantskincare.com
The main reason I don’t use the Consonant serum nightly is because I have also been using the Goop by Juice Beauty Exfoliating Instant Facial, which also contains glycolic acid, a few times a week. This highly concentrated masque should only sit on your skin for two to three minutes it’s that potent. Basically the second you start to feel a tingle from this product, it’s time to take it off. My skin does become a bit red after using this masque, but I apply a heavy serving hydrating oil on afterward and any redness is gone by morning, replaced by a smooth, glowing complexion.
Goop by Juice Beauty Exfoliating Instant Facial, $175, thedetoxmarket.ca
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I will never ditch makeup completely, so when I need a little pick me up, I reach for Evio’s organic lipgloss in Brooke, a rich red that instantly makes me look a little more awake!
Evio Natural & Organic Lipgloss in Brooke, $21 USD, evelyniona.com
Kate Middleton is a fan of Beuti’s overnight oil serum (which I also really like!), so when their new cleanser landed on my desk, I was super excited to try it. This cleanser is great for many reasons, the main one being that this gel-balm hybrid leaves your skin clean, hydrated and soft, thanks to pomegranate, rose clay, glycerin and honey. Now, will Kate pass this along to her new bestie, Meghan?
Beuti Skincare Pomegranate Glow Enzyme Cleanser, $65, clementinefields.ca
The few times a week that I do put on foundation, I have been applying a small amount of Zorah’s mattifying cream before hand, to help keep a midday greasy forehead at bay. Made with hemlock extract, this cream helps to purify skin while it controls and absorbs excess sebum.
Zorah Biocosmetiques Inua Pure Argan Moisturizing Mattifying Cream, $64.99, zorahbiocosmetiques.com