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Good Medicine Beauty Lab Review

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I hope you’re as excited as I am today, to introduce to you some of my new obsessions in the skincare world! I know, I know..I say that a lot, right? “These are my all-time fave!”, “I can’t live without this!”, and “It’s my holy-grail!” – but it is possible to have a lot of specific favourites. :) These are no exception. They are truly exceptional products!

 

You’re wondering why? Well, for one, Good Medicine Beauty Lab is a desert-born, small batch, organic skincare company. (I know, a mouth-full…but so amazing!) They refer to their products as “desert-born” because their skincare formulas are inspired by the types of plants that are able to thrive in harsh desert environments.

Good Medicine feature extracts of wildcrafted desert botanicals such as Larrea, Desert Sage and Juniper Berries. These plants grow in the wild where they are nurtured by sunlight and rain and are neither crossbred, chemically fertilized or even irrigated. They remain free of the harsh chemicals so prevalent in plant life today.

Super rad, right?


One of the first things I notice about skincare (besides their packaging) is their scent. Their products smell SO GOOD.  They have a sort of warm, somewhat masculine, herbal scent. They really are created uniquely! Their ingredients stand out from any other skincare products I’ve come across.

 

A few of their common ingredients are:

  • Desert sage – Powerful antioxidant, rich in Vitamin CThe foliage of sagebrush is rich in Artimitin, a powerful disinfectant and antiseptic rich in Vitamin C. So rich in Vitamin C in fact, that except for rose hips, there is no greater source found anywhere in North America’s deserts.Sage’s antiseptic and disinfectant properties combine with the antioxidant power of Vitamin C to create a germ-free environment to reduce harmful ions and prevent free radical formation.
  • Juniper/berries – Reduces puffiness, purifies & smooths the skinThe berries of the Utah Juniper are best known for their antiseptic (elimination of micro-organisms), aromatic, diaphoretic, diuretic (increases cellular fluid exchange) and rubefacient (increased blood circulation) qualities.The combination of these amazing qualities removes unwanted waste and fluids from the underlying tissues when applied topically, reducing puffiness and smoothing lines and wrinkles.
  • Larrea – Brightens, strengthens & softens the skinLarrea (commonly known as Chaparral or Creosote) is antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-protozoan. It contains high levels of Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (NDGA), a very powerful antioxidant.These potent properties eliminate acid-forming microbes that cling to the surface tissues, thus preserving the skin’s natural barrier. It guards against rough patches, lesions, red areas, age spots and inflammatory breakouts.

 

Now that you know what amazing ingredients are put in their products, and how truly unique Good Medicine Beauty Lab is, let’s take a look at the products sent to me!


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RAIN / replenishing oil wash – APRICOT + TAMANU + PRIMROSE

Oh, this oil is sooo lovely! This indulgent oil blend is a deep cleaning, intensely hydrating, skin balancing dream. Good Medicine created this specific blend of oils to penetrate into the deepest layers of your skin to release dirt, makeup and pollutants that bind to your skins natural oils. With the perfect ability to balance any skin type (no matter if you are oily, dry or both), Rain will restore you natural skin tone, heal scaring and red spots, and make your complexion glow with perfect health. Oil washing is a beautiful thing….really, really beautiful.


GM_Jar_9oz_Sand__23745.1440019358.1280.1280SAND / red mineral polish – YUCCA + RAW HONEY + VETIVIER

Now, if you know me, you know that I love the beach. Love may even be an understatement! Sunshine, ocean breeze, salty, freckled skin, the feeling of sand between your toes. Speaking of which, ever notice how your skin feels silky smooth after a beach day? That glorious sand (that also can be a pain and get into every nook and cranny) is one of natures best exfoliants! I remember my mum telling me this when I was younger, and how most people know that sand is a great exfoliant, but few ever think to add it to their skincare regime. Well, you don’t have an excuse anymore – beach or no beach!

 

This beautiful head-to-toe mineral polish uses the ancient cleansing powers of wildharvested yucca root, naturally rich in saponins (natural surfactant and emulsifier) to melt away dead skin cells. Its gentle but effective exfoliation actions tightens and tones, while maintaining the skin’s delicate pH balance. Combined with tiny desert crystalized minerals, this vitamin-rich creamy compound reveals smooth, soft, enlivened skin without scratching or damaging cells.


Good_Medicine_Skincare_Clarity_Face_Cream__94119.1438982283.1280.1280CLARITY / awakening face cream – WILD SAGE + DESERT ROSE + GARDENIA

This is my absolute favourite product (besides the eye cream, which I’ll get to) Good Medicine has created. This face cream is silky smooth, goes on like a dream (a little goes a lonnnng way!) and it plumps up my skin, making me look well-rested and glowy – without being oily!

 

It’s a nutrient-rich herbal cream that delivers a power boost of vitamins and minerals, free-radical fighting antioxidants and quickly restores your natural moisture barrier. Its ultra creamy texture and divine aroma quickly rejuvenates the senses while bringing balance and hydration. Anti-aging properties lift and clear the skin revealing a bright, soft and enlivened complexion.


GM_Jar_9oz_Ashes__66664.1440017686.1280.1280ASHES / reincarnation cleansing grains – JUNIPER + POWEDERED PEARLS + LILY OF THE VALLEY

 

Can a germicidal, soapless cleanser be breath-takingly beautiful. This one is! This a gentle non-soap germicidal cleaner that quickly softens and brightens the skin without altering its natural pH balance. It is pretty cool, if I do say so myself! Ashes burst and bubble as they deep clean the dirt, daily pollution and bacteria from your lovely skin. It won’t strip your skin of its natural oils or disrupt its delicate pH balance. This silky soft combination of potato, Vitamin C, 50 plus trace mineral salts, citric crystals, pearls, milk and sugar cane naturally purifies the skin, tightens pores, controls excess sebum and reduces acne and hormonal breakouts. It simply brightens and clarifies for clean, smooth skin.

 

TIP: Use it with your favorite shampoo to revitalize, heal and nourish your scalp.


GM_Jar_1oz_StarryEyes__23887.1440020134.1280.1280STARRY EYES / brightening eye cream – CARROT SEED + ROSEWOOD + COQ10

 

This my second most favourite item that Good Medicine has created.  It does an amazing job hydrating, soothing, smoothing out fine lines and firming puffy eyes. As soon as I apply it I can feel it start to warm and tingle – which I love, cus it means it’s working! (Not to mention I see results!)

 

It quickly brightens and hydrates the delicate skin around your eyes by boosting the production of collagen and proteins. It’s packed with a healthy dose of vitamins, minerals, humectants, antioxidants and free radical scavengers. Starry Eyes repairs the skin’s natural defense system to guard against environmental stress. This intense therapy formula promotes blood circulation, cell reconstruction and deep hydration. If you use it daily, it will improve skin elasticity, appearance of fine lines, puffiness and lift dark circles. Your beautiful eyes will be smoother, brighter and refreshed – who doesn’t want that?!


GM_Jar_2oz_HoneyBee__20059.1440014170.500.750HONEY BEE / blossoming revelation mask – WILD HONEY + APPLE PECTIN + ALOE VERA

 

Transform your skin in 1 minute! ONE MINUTE. You definitely have time for that! This wild desert honey mask is truly a miracle worker for dry, tired skin. Good Medicine wild desert tinture blends with age-defying essential oils, creating a hydraulic motion that quickly rebuilds moisture levels in the skin.

 

As Honey Bee purifies and restores balance to every skin type, it stops bacteria growth and acts as a mild alpha-hydroxyl acid to reveal a new layer of skin. This vitamin and mineral-rich formula clears and evens out skin tone, smooths fine lines, firms, hydrates and softens the delicate facial tissue restoring a healthy, youthful glow. Lovely!


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Orange / Celebration Bath Salts – ACCEPTANCE / LAUGHTER / INDIVIDUALITY

Yellow / No Worries Bath Salts – POSSIBLITES / OPTIMISM / MENTAL CLARITY

Though these salts are disguised as a simple luxury to delight the senses, they are actually much more. While working to repair and rejuvenate sore tired muscles, and dull sallow skin, the pure essential oils and color activate the olfactory and neural systems to elevate mood and enliven visual imagery. A little more time spent in our Bath Salts is all it takes to increase mobility, lighten a heavy heart, alter a dismal perspective, and discover anew hidden parts of yourself. Ten short minutes is all it takes to loosen muscles and quiet the mind. Bath Salts leave the skin resilient, smooth and receptive.

How To Indulge:  Sprinkle desired amount into a warm bath just before entering the water and watch as it bubbles and bursts around you, turning first into a frothy lather and then dissolving to a silky colored pool.


There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this (somewhat lengthy) review and now want to go out and buy all the Good Medicine Beauty Lab products! ;) Oh, and of course I have a special lil discount code for ya! 15% off anything in their store with the code “hullosam“! ENJOY! xo

 

To follow them on social media, check out their links below:

Instagram: @goodmedicinebeautylab

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/goodmedicinebeautylab

Twitter: @goodmedicinelab

 

xo

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Love this band (and song) Astronauts, Etc.Eye To Eye

 

Beauty Counter Love

Beautycounter’s Routine Clean Cream Cleanser + Lip Conditioner Calendula Balm

 

“To get safe products into the hands of everyone” – the motto of Beautycounter.  They’ve banned more than 1,500 ingredients, setting new health and safety standards. I’m super excited to share these two products today because, well, they’re awesome…but also, I love this line of products!

 

Beautycounter created an everyday Essentials Face Collection to address essential skin and body care needs. This line is safe, effective, and works well for all skin types, while being free of toxins and harmful chemicals. The essential skin care line can be used by anyone – women, men, and even kid. The majority of their products use coconut oil (stay awaaaaay, if you’re allergic!) and, the even greater news? They’re all formulated without parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGs, SLS or “secret” ingredients. Yay!


So, let’s jump right in!

 

Routine Clean Cream Cleanser –  A facial cream cleanser gentle enough to be used both day and night. Organic coconut oil removes impurities and buildup. Aloe, green tea, witch hazel, and floral extracts promote the appearance of healthy, rejuvenated and toned skin. Purifying citrus oils add a refreshing scent.

 

How to use – Apply small amount onto face and rinse with water. Use with a warm wash cloth to remove cosmetics. I love this cleanser because it doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or dry, whatsoever. Removing makeup was quick and easy, and it definitely made my skin look brighter and feel healthier!


Lip Conditioner Calendula Balm – A (superbly) moisturizing lip balm formulated with Avocado Oil, Shea Butter, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, and Jojoba Seed Oil, which all have intrinsically regenerative properties. The sweet smell of the balm comes from the Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil and Anthemis Nobilis Flower (Chamomile) Oil whose anti-inflammatory properties soothe irritated skin.

 

How to use – You can apply with fingers or lip brush. :)


IMPORTANT | AWESOME PROMO DEAL!

Definitely mention you want Carolyn Hendricks as your consultant at checkout of any Beautycounter purchase!

 

And, through the entire month of May…

 

If you spend between $75 – $149, you will receive a free Citrus Mimosa Hand Cream  (this moisturizer is AMAZING. perfect for keeping in your handbag for an extra dose of mid-day refreshment for your hands!). It is also a super summery scent, formulated without harmful chemicals and only safe, sweet-smelling goodness.

 

If you spend $150 or more, you will receive their choice of either a free Lip Conditioner set including both the Peppermint and Calendula Balms OR a Lip Sheer in whatever color you like!

 

Do it, do it! Such awesome deals, and even awesome(er) products! ;)


 

You can find Beautycounter on:

Instagram: @beautycounter

Twitter: @beautycounterhq

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeautycounterHQ

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/beautycounter/

 

xo

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As per usual… here’s your song of the day! Flock of Dimes – “Icy” <3

 

 

For Your Weekend: astronomyy

 

astronomyy is where it’s at this weekend. Well, not just this weekend, but it’s definitely been on rotation lately. This Worcestershire based producer has the mellowed down, chill, (at times almost r&b like) vibes and lush vocals ON POINT.

 

The melodies and harmonies are delicious; so catchy and welcoming. astronomyy, combining electronic bass heavy beats with multiple instruments, is for sure going to snag your attention. Not to mention (that almost rhymed) his website, complete with a viewer controlled visualizer, is the cooooolest thing ever. When you hit “launch” (which you will), you’ll “launch” into an odyssey through space orchestrated by the breakthrough artist. All you have to do is swipe your mouse across the screen…DO IT!!

 

 

Check out astronomyy’s Twitter, Facebook, SoundCloud and Instagram! (AND this awesome playlist below of his most recent EP!)

 

Playlist No. 35 + Volcano Crowe

Hello dear friends!

 

Here’s my (late again, I know…I’m so sorry) Playlist for the week! I know I haven’t been that great with posts lately, but I’ve been in the middle of moving and lots of transition and change. It’s all so great!

 

 

Also, my pal Zac Farro of Halfnoise dropped his full-length LP: Volcano Crowe today! It’s a MUST HEAR. Seriously, sooooo stinkin’ good. The melodies, the harmonies, the instruments, the percussion….goodness, all so brilliant. You can go check it out on Bandcamp by clicking the album cover below!

 

 

Have a lovely Tuesday! xx

You Saved My Life

 

It’s Video of The Week time, everyone!

 

So, lately I’ve had this deliciously wonderful Cass McCombs tune stuck in my head. I wondered if there was a music video for it and low and behold…yes, there was! It’s quite simple, following around Cass at what seems to be a fair or outdoor event of some sort. Then, it gets real good at the end, showing some pretty bright lights and people dancing. If you know me, you know I love me some dancing! Anyways, make sure to watch it for yourself and the whole thing! You don’t wanna miss any of that yummy steel guitar sound towards the end. It’s beautiful.

 

 

Hope you all enjoy your Wednesday! Xo

 

 

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