I’ll be real, for the longest time, I was a makeup girl. Skincare always came second for me…until one day, (quite some time ago) I realized that skincare was essential for healthy, beautiful glowing skin. The canvas to express my makeup looks on…it had to be prepped right, and with the best of the best ingredients!
So, with that being said, I wanted to share my top green skincare products! I’ve broken them down into categories, starting with my first routine – cleansing, and then the rest of the products consecutively follow! Keep in mind, these are what I use right now, on a daily/nightly basis and pretty much the ones I couldn’t live without.
Welcome back to the second part of my skincare routine! Today we’re chatting about my Evening Skincare Routine. My end of the day, get-ready-for-bed, winding down skincare regimen is fairly simple…although my husband Davey would probably say it takes forever! Haha, it’s true though, I love to take my time with skincare. Cleansing and massaging and masking…it’s truly my favourite part of the day. If you read my Morning Skincare Routine, then you know all about my skin type, issues and all that fun stuff.
Today’s blog post comes from a place of sheer excitement..mainly because I just love this unique company so much! From their Lip Boosts, to their Serum Foundations – Gressa Skin is paving the way for a more innovative green makeup lifestyle. Quick, healthy, clean, beautiful, and simply put, flawless!
Luxurious, quality-driven, elegant…the list goes on. Just some of the many adjectives that describe this lovely California-based skincare company, True Nature Botanicals rebranded to True Botanicals. A skincare line that not only delivers superior results, but that houses no toxins and makes sure that only the highest quality ingredients are being utilized.
Looking for luxurious, beautifully packaged, quality organic skincare and perfume? Better yet, an inspirational woman to follow and admire? Lina Hansonis your girl! Lina, as a traveling celebrity makeup artist, has worked with people of all skin types and skin issues. The importance of beautiful skin to her is sacred. Achieving that perfect complexion is what we all strive for…but we aren’t going to achieve it by solely buying luxurious creams and procedures to achieve it – the conventional way is filled with dangerous toxins that harm the skin.
So Lina set out to create effective, chemical-free alternatives to harsh skin care products that are made with pure and natural ingredients derived from the earth. These products help promote a glowing complexion for everyone, no matter the age, ethnicity or skin-type. She believes they help your skin get the nutrients it needs to look its best. That being said, it is Lina’s goal to source the most pure, anti-aging essential oils in the world! She’s collected oils from countries like Morocco, South Africa, India, Tunisia, Japanand Peruto discover that these ingredients have been used and cherished by people for centuries. Lina mentioned that it can be puzzling at times to think about why we use toxic beauty products which are mass-produced in big factories…when the ones derived from earth have helped heal people since the beginning of time. I agree, Lina. I agree!
“True beauty comes from within”, a saying we hear quite a bit. It may sound cliché, but I know that personally, I’ve experienced feeling more inwardly beautiful when I make a decision to choose joy and positivity. Of course, there are many ways that inward beauty can be achieved, and it can simply start with mental and emotional health.
I want to chat a bit today about how how nature can increase or decrease feelings and emotions, using flower essences. I have always been a firm believer that naturopathic remedies are our best “medicine”. That being said, I’ve always been intrigued with what flowers can impart in our daily health. A creation so beautifully perfected, from the ground we walk on! Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they can treat us on so many levels!
YES. Another amazing non-toxic, organic beauty box subscription to chat about! I love a great beauty box! Okay, so I’m a bit late to the June unboxing…don’t be mad! Either way, these are so fun! Today, I’ll be sharing with you the June beauty box kindly sent to me by Spa Heroes. This company is on a mission, a very specific one:
“We’re on a mission to change the way you look at skin care – and hair care and sun care and any other beauty product that touches your skin.”
Fun fact: Did you know that beauty product ingredient regulations in the U.S. haven’t had a serious update since 1948? In the meantime, the European Union has banned nearly 1,373 beauty product ingredients that research has shown to be harmful to personal health.
“We think you’re exceptional. Your skincare products should be, too.”
Spa Heroes curated beauty product selections are all completely free and clear of ingredients that could be hazardous to your health. Instead, each one is packed with natural Superpower ingredients that activate your body’s very own beauty superpowers like cell regeneration, moisture retention, and the glow of good health. (Who wants the good health glow!? ME!!!!)
When you subscribe to Spa Heroes monthly beauty box, you receive one full-sized beauty product every month. Each and every Hero Product meets SH’s healthy ingredient, high-performance criteria and has been approved by our esteemed panel of Spa Experts. They’ve done some serious homework on these products, so you don’t have to!
“We’re committed to creating a culture of wellness, joy and ease.”
Your monthly beauty box subscription to Spa Heroes saves you money on first-run, super fresh products. Subscribers can enjoy a discounted price on monthly selections – up to almost 60% off – and the luxury of the some of the spa world’s most effective products delivered right to your door. You also get first dibs on special offers, private sales and spa discounts offered by our Experts’ spas. I mean…win/win anyone? (Here’s the exact subscription info from their site!)
Another thing! What I think is so unique about Spa Heroes is their Pocket Guide of Ingredient IntelligenceI’ve attached below!
The guide, which you receive printed in your monthly beauty box, breaks down the 20 most prevalent toxic ingredients, and highlights all the natural superpowers and how they benefit your skin. I think it is so amazing that Spa Heroeskeeps out more than just the 20 Villains! Basically, the guide is meant to help women eliminate some of the worst of what’s out there, easily, so it’s not an intimidating research project. A guide, guiding (ha) you to make the right, healthy, non-toxic choices – perfect!
So, let’s get to unboxing, shall we!? There’s a lot of good stuff in June’s box that I can’t wait to share with you all!
L – R: JAVA Bar Soap, JAVA Lip Scrub and Double Shot Body Serum by JAVA
JAVA is the brand featured in Spa Heroes June Beauty Box this month! It came with one full sized JAVA Double Shot Body Serum. This Body Serum….oh man. Easily has become my favourite! (Along with my Kumari Body Oil) This coffee-infused brightening serum treats your body to the same antioxidant protection you give your face, leaving it soft-to-the-touch smooth and toned. Plus, its scent is light and lovely! This serum will benefit you in more than one way! You’ll get:
Supreme antioxidant protection
Firmer, smoother skin
Long-lasting all-over hydration
Superpower Ingredients: Argan Oil, Green Coffee Extract, Pumpkin Seed Oil
JAVA Lip Scrub
This tasty lil coffee lip scrub (pictured above) and an exfoliating bar of soap (full size!) were also included in the box!
The JAVA Bar Soap is an all natural soap blended with artisan roasted coffee and green coffee extract designed to exfoliate and cleanse the skin. It’s extra smoothing and firming, plus…
Gently exfoliates your skin
Provides super hydration
Prevents moisture loss
Boosts cell turnover
Brightens and softens skin
I know this month is almost over – but this post will (hopefully) give you incentive to hurry on over to the Spa Heroes website and subscribe to their July box, because YOU DEFINITELY don’t want to miss out on this upcoming months beauty box! I know for a fact that it is well over $100 dollars worth of organic treats! Amazing!? Also, if you’ve come this far in this blog post – you get to use the code SAMMIE at checkout to receive $10 off any level of a new Spa Heroessubscription!
Side-note: If you’re not completely happy with the products received, they will absolutely refund you! The ladies at SH want to take care of you. They are committed to heroic customer service. :)