Health & Skincare

3 Favorite Tinted Moisturizers for Summer

The last thing you want on a hot and sticky summer day is a face of full coverage foundation dripping down your neck. Enter tinted moisturizers! A great lightweight alternative to foundation, this product usually feels and looks lighter (as in less coverage) on the skin. While it’s meant to moisturize and even out your skin tone, it doesn’t have enough pigment to cover most acne scarring or breakouts. You can layer a concealer underneath or on top of your tinted that’s the same color as your skin should you need a bit more coverage in certain areas. Many have an SPF built right in, making it the perfect thing to wear to the beach without looking overly made up for a day outside. Take a look at our list of the best of the best and let those freckles shine through!

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Photo by Anna Wolf styled by Morgan Gibbons Makeup Junkokioka Hair Ashley Rubell

If you’re going for something clean and chemical free, W3ll People makes an incredible tinted moisturizer with so many benefits to your skin. The broccoli seed oil, algae and pomegranate base deliver nutrients to the skin, and a mineral SPF 30 will keep you protected under the summer sun. Coverage with the Bio Tint is exactly what it should be, a perfect happy medium between wearing foundation and wearing nothing at all - makes you feel like a natural beauty and a health goddess!

Simply the best! Find it at select  Target and Whole Foods  locations

Simply the best! Find it at select Target and Whole Foods locations

A tried and true favorite with women everywhere, the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. I’d like to take this opportunity to set the record straight, it’s pronounced “Mer-see-ay” (she’s French). Back in my makeup counter days I can’t tell you how many people asked me where the Laura MERCER counter was. Anyway back to the product! People love it for its skin-perfecting quality without looking like you’re wearing any makeup at all. Comes in three awesome formulas- The original, Illuminating, and Oil-free. I love the original, but the illuminating is pretty if you want all over J-Lo glow plus coverage in one product, should your overworked highlighter need a break for the day.

A  cult favorite  for many years!

A cult favorite for many years!

A 2018 beauty award winner from Allure, the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted moisturizer is another must-try. While Bare Minerals isn’t quite as clean as a brand like W3ll People, they do cut out some of the real nasty stuff found in so many cosmetics today, like mineral oil, parabens, and phthalates. This formula has mineral sunscreen SPF 30 (better than a chemical one)  and includes a plant-derived Squalane which is so hydrating and a great natural ingredient to keep the skin looking youthful. This is a nice formula if you have normal to dry skin and like a dewy finish.

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Give one of these tinted moisturizers a try and be prepared to love your new warm-weather look :)

xoxo,

Joelle of Dreamcatcher Beauty

How to: Highlight n’ Bronze

I come across many people who when asked “do you use a bronzer?” They usually own one, but often aren’t quite sure what to do with it. Same with highlighter! There’s so many easy ways to sculpt your face with highlighter and bronzer - you just have to know where to place ‘em.

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Getty images

So what’s the point of using a highlighter and bronzer anyway? These two amazing pieces of makeup add subtle dimension to the face, making your features and bone structure sing!  Yes, this is considered contouring, but as long as you go about it in a light-handed matter, you won’t look like Kim K circa 2002. (P.S. obsessed with her makeup these days !!) Bronzer also will give a warm glow to the skin when applied all over, so it’s a great multipurpose product.

After applying foundation, the order of the two doens’t really matter, as long as the placement is correct. To contour, start with a matte bronzer, emphasis on the matte. This is important because a shimmer bronzer will give a “pop” effect, and for this purpose we want a matte formula which will help recede the areas where applied. I start by applying my bronzer at the hairline to minimize my forehead - this works so well if you have a long face shape or a larger forehead to make it appear smaller and your face a bit wider. Skip this step if you have a small forehead. Next, place your bronzer underneath the cheek bones in a curved shape, not a straight line. Start up by your ear, and blend down, but not all the way down towards your mouth! Stop in the center of your face, right under the apple of your cheek.  This will give the appearance of more prominent cheek bones.

You can also bronze right under your jaw line to help create more definition there. Just be sure to blend some down the neck so you don’t have a line. If you want to thin your nose a bit, you can use a small all-over eye shadow brush to apply bronzer to each side of the nose. Below shows both proper highlight and contour placement.

Istock, Caithlin Pena

Istock, Caithlin Pena

Now you can use a fluffy powder brush to lightly dust bronzer all over the face if you want to achieve a bronzy glow. This is where you can use a bit lighter shade, and one that has some shimmer if you’re into that. When in doubt, simply sweep across the center of the face- cheeks and upper nose, where the sun would hit most if you were to get a natural tan.

Now for the highlight. Power is the easiest to work with, especially for beginners. Using a small blush brush or an eye shadow blending brush (or fingers) start by highlighting the tops of your cheekbones. This is above where you would place your blush, which is in the center of the apple of the cheeks. You can place a small amount down the center of your nose. Go lightly here! You don’t want to emphasize your nose too much, you’re just creating high a low points on the face. Below: proper blush placement, and an example of good nose contouring:

I love accentuating the lips by highlighting the cupid’s bow and the top of the chin. Just take your ring finger and dab a small amount of product there. Finally, you can take some highlight above the brow (lightly) and on the inner corners of the eye. Below is a great example of the cupid’s bow, chin, and nose highlight. You can even do less product on the cupid’s bow and still get the effect.

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Practice makes perfect with these techniques, so give yourself time, remember less is more, and for further education, youtube has endless hours of tutorials on this :)

xoxo,

Joelle of Dreamcatcher Beauty



Mask It!

While the skincare trend of facial masks (sheet masks in particular) may seem fairly new, facial masks have been in use throughout history. In Indian Ayurvedic tradition, facial masks came into use 5000 years ago. One of many strange royal skincare remedies during renaissance time was a lovely mask of pigeon poo to achieve the dewy youthful look. Fast forward to today, and masks remain one of the most popular non-invasive, instant result skincare treatments. There are hundreds of options for store bought foaming-bubbling-clarifying-detoxifying-moisturizing-anti-aging masks to remedy any skin care issue you can think of. If you have an event coming up like a wedding or photos where you want your skin to look beautiful with less makeup, masks are a really safe way to prep and get that glow. Doing a moisturizing and exfoliating mask before an event is a great way to have the makeup lay more flawlessly on your skin. No dry patches = no cakey foundation! Here are some tried and true favs!

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IG @giveme.cosmetics

The Erno Lazlo brand has been around for nearly 100 years, making it a very trusted source of skincare products in my book! They make two INCREDIBLE sheet masks, one that is gentle for moisturizing and plumping,  and one that is more detoxing and pulls out impurities. I love them both. It also feels like the skin of a sting ray, which it basically the softest thing you will ever touch, and if you haven’t touched it you should get yourself to an aquarium ASAP. When I wear these, I will gently massage my face and then leave the mask on for hours if time permits, until it starts drying out.

A bit pricier than your average sheet mask, but worth every penny! Here’s a  four pack

A bit pricier than your average sheet mask, but worth every penny! Here’s a four pack

For a much more affordable option at about $4 per mask, the Pacifica sheet masks work really well and come in a variety of treatments. The sheet is a bit trickier to arrange on you face, the the result is worth the minor struggle. If you’re picky about ingredients, this is a great clean beauty option! I love the “disobey time” rose and peptide mask , which makes my skin so juicy and plumped! Wear in the evening for an hour or so, and you’ll see beautiful dewyness and plumped skin in the morning.

Now for something that doesn’t come in sheet form - let’s mask the old fashioned way! This gentle and super exfoliating water mask is just amazing. Through some really cool skincare tech, they have created this light-weight water based gel mask which peels off the dead layer of skin in the most gentle way, Try it once, and I swear you’ll be hooked. Skin is instantly baby soft and glowing with a fresh layer of new skin. A bit on the pricey side, but the bottle will last you a year at least.

find it at  Dermstore

find it at Dermstore

Lastly, we need a mud mask. These are a great formula for combo/oily skin types and acne prone skin types. A mud mask is fun because it feels so effective when it dries out and you can see the oil being absorbed right before your eyes! This glamglow mask is an award winner and works with activated charcoal and a blend of acids to minimize pores and detoxify the skin.

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Next time you need to unwind with some self care (and give your roommates or significant other a quick scare) give one of these a try!  

xoxo,

Joelle of Dreamcatcher Artistry

Get Glowing for Spring!

Everyone craves the just-left-my-facialist look, but we don’t always have perfect blemish-free skin or a natural glow happening. Here’s a few tricks to get glowing this spring, with a little help from some gorgeous products and really simple skin hacks.

Image by Natascha Lindemann, makeup by Christian Tesch

Image by Natascha Lindemann, makeup by Christian Tesch

If you’re new to the “dewy” look and scared of looking too glowy, add a drop or two of a skin oil into your foundation. It creates a subtle glow that includes no shimmer, if you’re going for a truly natural glow. A great skin oil that has so many benefits for your skin is W3ll People’s Bio Booster Facial Serum. They call it a serum but it’s definitely the texture of an oil and will leave you more moisturized than you’ve ever been!

At $28.99, it wont break the bank and is so beneficial for your skin!

At $28.99, it wont break the bank and is so beneficial for your skin!

If you’re looking for some shimmer and a step up in the glow department, try an illuminating liquid like 100% Pure’s All Over Glow. Wear alone for a bronzed beachy look, or add a pump into your foundation for a win-win of coverage and glow.

Great for body bronzing too!

Great for body bronzing too!

One of my favorite tricks from a facialist is to combine some baking soda with a little water to create a paste, forming an extremely gentle but highly effective face polish! I’m telling you, there’s no need to invest in any other facial scrubs except this. I keep a little jar of baking soda in the shower, and use it every few days to get rid of dead skin and reveal a fresh complexion with skin as smooth as a baby’s bottom. And that $2 price point is simply unbeatable!

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Always remember to foster the glow from within by drinking lots of pure, filtered, H2O and feeding your body natural unprocessed foods of many colors - leafy greens, blueberries, carrots, red fruits and veggies all work together to create a beautiful radiant complexion. If you can work a vegetable into every meal, you are winning. When making smoothies, pack them with blueberries (which are low in sugar and high in antioxidant rich pigment) and a cup or two of baby spinach, which I promise you can’t even taste! Try all of this, and I guarantee you’ll be a ray of dewy sunshine in no time :)

xoxo,

Joelle of Dreamcatcher Artistry

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14 Tips for a Stress-free Wedding Day

After being a part of hundreds of weddings, plus getting married myself, I have truly seen it all! Every bride envisions a flawless big day, but the truth is it takes a good amount of pre-planning to minimize stress and prepare yourself and your crew for a near perfect day. Here are my top tips and tricks, from a makeup artist’s perspective, to ensure a smooth, almost stress free day where you look and feel your most gorgeous!

LEADING UP TO THE DAY

  • 2 months out- try Rapid lash or another lash growth serum to maximize the length and fullness of your lashes! (unless you’ll have lash extensions.)

  • 1 month out- stop trying any new facial products! You don’t want to give your skin any excuses to freak out.

  • Drink a ton of water the week prior to your wedding, I’m talking at least a half gallon to a gallon daily. This will help the appearance of your skin to be plump, hydrated and clear.  And it will help you feel really good!

  • Moisturize your face nightly, and no matter what, wash your face and moisturize after your rehearsal dinner! If you can limit your drinking the night before, your skin and body will thank you on your wedding morning. Spend an hour before bed (or morning of) in a sheet mask that you’ve used before for supple silky smooth skin! This is my all-time favorite sheet mask, a little pricey but worth every penny.

  • Do designate a bridesmaid to be in charge of your touch-ups during the evening! Tell them to find you for touch-ups after the ceremony & after dinner, or whenever they see you might need some lipstick or a bobby pin. Let them know - and don’t feel bad about this - that they shouldn’t wait for you to ask for a touch up. Choose a detail oriented BM who will take initiative and come to you so that you have one less thing to worry about!

  • Try on your exact undergarments and shape wear with the dress after the final alteration to make sure everything looks the way you want it to and that nothing is showing that shouldn’t be showing!

  • Share the entire day-of schedule with bridesmaids a week or two before so they are in the know. Make sure this schedule includes Hair, makeup, photos, ceremony time, and where you need them to be for each part of the day.

THE BIG DAY

  • Do go to the bathroom directly before putting on your dress.

  • Do ask bridesmaids to pop champagne far away from your dress and shoes. Don’t have dark colored beverages in the room, or snacks that can make a big mess like chips and salsa.

  • Do NOT touch your face once makeup is done. If you do, it will make it’s way from your hands to your dress!  Your makeup artist should set everything with powder and setting spray, but the dress is still white :) Also, not touching your face helps the makeup to last as long as possible!

  • Have a BM bring a hotel towel for you to sit on if you are getting into a car to get to your ceremony location. You don’t want to take any chances of sitting in something on a seat!

DAY-OF SCHEDULING

  • Delegate (the day before) to have someone figure out lunch delivery for you and whoever is getting ready with you so you aren’t scrambling to find something to eat while trying to get ready. You’ve heard it a MILLION times- but make sure you eat something before heading out!

  • Can’t stress this enough: leave extra time! Time FLIES like crazy on the wedding day. Encourage bridesmaids to be early for their hair and makeup appointments, (or just ask them all to arrive at the same time in the AM) so hair and makeup can start early on the next person whenever they can. In the schedule, leave at least a half hour at the end where everyone is finished and can help you with whatever you need.

  • For bridal makeup, I’ve found the sweet spot to be the second to last time slot. This way, your makeup is fresh, but you still have another hour or so for a hair touch-up, putting on your dress, jewelry, shoes, veil, any body makeup/shimmer that you might want, and get out the door un-rushed.

Once all this planning is done, you will be so happy that you’ve taken the steps to giving yourself a well thought out day so that you can relax, take it all in, and be that easy breezy, calm and happy bride we all hope to be!

Xoxo,

Joelle of Dreamcatcher Artistry

A Clean Beauty Starter Guide

The Cat’s out of the bag. What you put on your face travels through your skin and into your bloodstream- and if what you’re putting on your face is toxic, it can cause hormonal issues, disease, possibly even cancer. Lucky for us makeup enthusiasts, there are new green beauty brands popping up daily. While there are plenty of options, sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin, especially when you’ve been using the same suggestively named Nars blush for the past ten years ;) If you want to clean up your beauty routine, here’s how to start.

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To change your purchasing habits, you might need to change where you shop. As of now, most Ultas, Sephoras and department stores stock very few, if any natural makeup brands (sorry Tarte, I love you but you don’t count) But hallelujah, there are now beauty retailers like Credo Beauty and The Detox Market that stock ONLY clean brands!! They have very high standards and many glorious options fit for a professional makeup artist’s kit. Shop with them online if you aren’t near a big city. Or, shop online directly with brands. As a makeup artist, here are some non-toxic beauty brands I love, and my favorite product they make:

Another bonus of Green beauty brands- they often package sustainably too, all the more reason to love this organic bronzer.

Another bonus of Green beauty brands- they often package sustainably too, all the more reason to love this organic bronzer.

Now, I’ll admit that sometimes you just need a good waterproof mascara that won’t budge, and this isn’t something our natural beauty chemists have been able to conquer just yet. Until they do, it’s ok to use a conventional product! As long as you are aware of what’s in it-  just look for the top 10 dirty ingredients to avoid:

  • PARABENS -Petroleum based preservative found in everything. Disrupts hormones by mimicking estrogen, potentially linked to breast cancer

  • MINERAL OIL / PETROLEUM- even though mineral oil sounds natural, and it technically is, our bodies can NOT metabolize it, thus it stays in us forever. Can be found in our fat tissue and breast milk, linked to possible organ toxicity.

  • SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE/ PHTHALATES -The FDA allows companies to list “fragrance” as if it’s one ingredient, but it never is. This means there could be 30 other ingredients hiding behind that synthetic “fragrance” curtain. Phthalates are the #1 cause of dermatitis, also possible birth defects, breast cancer, diabetes

  • SULFATES/ SLS/ SLES- A highly drying and irritating foaming agent found in anything that suds

  • TALC -Can be laced with asbestos- since it’s not tested and there’s no way to know, it’s best to avoid

  • TRICLOSAN- Antibacterial agent that allows bacteria to become antibiotic resistant, endocrine disruptor

  • PROPYLENE GLYCOL- Petroleum derrived, helps a product (and all its ingredients) penetrate faster. Also used in anti freeze and brake fluid

  • BHA/BHT Synthetic preservatives, possible carcinogen and  endocrine disruptor

  • OXYBENZONE + OCTINOXATE- These extremely common synthetic chemical sunscreens can generate free radicals in the body, endocrine disrupting

  • ETHANOLAMINES (MEA/DEA/TEA)- ammonia compound that is another hormone disruptor, linked to inhibited fetal brain development

Once you are in the know, it can feel a bit overwhelming. But remember that this can be a gradual change- you don’t have to throw everything out today. As you finish a conventional product, make the switch to a clean one. For further education, check out EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic database. This site allows you to search popular products, which are individually scored from 1-10 on a “clean” to “dirty” scale, helping you make a quick and informed decision.  If you’re still skeptical that this whole thing is even an issue, head to beautytruth.com and start reading :)  

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Some good news regarding conventional beauty brands: they are slowly beginning to realize we DO care what goes into our products, and we’re seeing reformulations of products to remove some of the really bad stuff. Nars used to have three forms of Parabens in their blush (Methly, Propyl and butylparabens, all at the top of your do-not-use list) and now its paraben free. It’s still far from organic, but hey, it’s a start!

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from all of my green beauty research, it’s this: the only person who can regulate and care about what’s going into your body is you. Not the government, not the FDA, and not Sephora. We only get one body in this life, and it takes us on an amazing journey. Be kind to it! Here’s to being beautiful and healthy.

Xoxo,

Joelle of Dreamcatcher Artistry



Do this tonight, for better hair tomorrow

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Our relationship with our hair can be quite a tricky one. Some days it looks great, but more often than not, we find ourselves frustrated with frizz, dryness, or breakage.

Here are a few quick tips and products that will have your hair looking better in no time!

Step 1: Use a wetbrush! The Wetbrush effortlessly brushes through wet or dry hair, without any harsh pulling. When your hair is wet, it is at its most vulnerable state. The Wetbrush gently loosens knots, so it won’t cause any breakage.

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Step 2: Stop wrapping your hair in a bath towel! Instead, use a rapid dry towel. Regular bath towels rough up your cuticle which leads to frizz and breakage. The Aquis rapid dry towel absorbs water more quickly and it doesn’t cause any friction on the hair cuticle.

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Step 3: Take your vitamins! Vitamins are great at promoting strength in your hair. We love these ones from HUM Nutrition. They are packed full of all natural supplements that promote hair growth, shine, and color protection.

All Images Via Google

All Images Via Google

Best Skincare with Pumpkin

image via Maximum FX Salons

image via Maximum FX Salons

Fall is finally here! We couldn’t be more excited for the cooler temperatures and all the fun beauty trends to try.

For most people fall means swapping your shimmering pink lip gloss for a matte berry lipstick, but it’s also a great time to switch up your skincare routine. What better way to transition into fall with some pumpkin infused skincare?

Pumpkin is a great source of enzymes that can help smooth out your skin by supporting your cell turnover. Pumpkin is also packed full of vitamin c and vitamin a. By incorporating some pumpkin into your skincare routine, you’'ll notice a huge improvement in the tone and texture of your skin. We hope you try out this fall trend and remember that pumpkin is great for pie and your face!

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  1. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask: This dual exfoliator mask contains both a physical and chemical exfoliant, for maximum resurfacing. The enzymes will help to removed dead skin build up so that serums and moisturizers can fully absorb into the surface your skin. The best part about this mask is that it smells just like pumpkin pie!


  2. If facial scrubs aren’t your thing, we recommend trying the Too Cool For School Pumpkin 24K Gold Sheet Mask. This mask contains all the benefits of pumpkin but is designed to hydrate your skin as well. If you’re more on the dry side, we highly recommend this decadent mask to plump up your skin and restore its natural glow.


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Why You Should Be Rolling Your Face

Image via: Anthropolgie.com 

Image via: Anthropolgie.com 

 

By now, you've probably seen or heard about gemstone facial rollers.  These dual-ended facial massagers help to release facial tension, help with the absorption of oils and serums, and according to crystal healers have the ability to ward of stress and bad energy.  Whether you believe the claims or not, gemstone rollers are a fun beauty trend to try.

The first step to trying a facial roller is choosing your gemstone.  There are many different options to choose from.  We recommend trying jade or rose quartz.  If you opt for a jade roller,  you'll see a reduction in inflammation and water retention. This stone is known for its healing properties and is great for those with easily irritated skin. 

Image via: Anthropologie.com 

Image via: Anthropologie.com 

If rose quartz seems more like your style, you'll notice the smoothing out of your fine lines and wrinkles.  Rose quartz is known for reducing the signs of stress and promoting circulation.  

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Image via: Herbivore.com 

Gemstone rollers are super easy to use.  Simply apply your favorite oil or serum to your skin and roll upward along the contours of your face.  You can even chill your roller in the fridge, before you use it on your face.  The cooler temp will help to reduce puffiness.

Once your skincare is massaged in, you can complete the rest of your daily routine.

We hope you enjoyed this article.  Gemstone rollers can be found at Sephora, Amazon, or other online retailers.

Happy Rolling Friends!

Best Sunscreens

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With the arrival of warmer weather, it's time we start getting more serious about sun protection.  Finding the right formula of sunscreen, can be tricky.  There are plenty of options on the market, from creams, sprays, and even powders.  One of our favorite lines of spf is, SUPERGOOP!  

We love SUPERGOOP for their incredible formulas, commitment to non-toxic ingredients, and great range of products.  We've hand selected a few of our faves, from the line.  We hope you get around to testing SUPERGOOP, for yourself!  

1. The City Sunscreen Serum tops our list because it's perfect for year round sun protection.  Remember, just because the sun isn't out, doesn't mean you shouldn't be wearing your spf.  We like to layer this serum under our day to day makeup.  It's lightweight but leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth.

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2.  Don't forget to protect your lips, from the harmful summer rays!  We love that SUPERGOOP has developed a lip and cheek product that not only looks great but provides you with plenty protection from the sun.  The Perk Up Lip and Cheek Tint is great for all skin tones and is the perfect way to transition your beauty look from picnic at the beach to drinks at the pier.

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3. Lastly, we are loving the Invincible Setting Powder!  This powder is great for setting your makeup or can be used throughout the day, to touch up.  It comes in four different shades and has a retractable brush head, for easy application.  Toss it in your beach bag or makeup bag and you'll be good to go.

* All images via supergoop.com 

* All images via supergoop.com 

Biossance Skincare

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Looking to switch up your skincare routine?  Then look no further than Biossance.  This Northern California based skincare line creates products that protect and nourish your skin without the use of any harsh chemicals.  Not only do their products work exceptionally well, but- Biossance is committed to giving back.  All of the ingredients used to make their products are sustainably sourced and they never test on animals.  So, what do you have to lose?  Here are some of our favorite Biossance products below.

1. Squalane and Antioxidant Cleansing Oil

This antioxidant-rich cleanser gently removes makeup and impurities without stripping your skin.  It will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

This antioxidant-rich cleanser gently removes makeup and impurities without stripping your skin.  It will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

 

2. Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Oil

What's not to love about this oil?  It's the perfect way to add a bit of glow to your skin, as well as improve its texture and tone.  Try it alone or under makeup to get the most radiant skin.   

What's not to love about this oil?  It's the perfect way to add a bit of glow to your skin, as well as improve its texture and tone.  Try it alone or under makeup to get the most radiant skin.

 

3. Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel 

There's a reason why this eye gel is a best seller.  It packs a punch by reducing dark circles and puffiness all at once. Dap a small amount under your eyes and before your concealer.  You'll be looking fresh and awake all day.

There's a reason why this eye gel is a best seller.  It packs a punch by reducing dark circles and puffiness all at once. Dap a small amount under your eyes and before your concealer.  You'll be looking fresh and awake all day.

You can check out more Biossance products at https://biossance.com/ !

DIY Beauty - Homemade Hair Care

DIY Beauty

Homemade Hair Care

"Shampoo is one of those “necessary evils” in life. No one wants to go around with an oily mop, but the products designed to clean said mop are usually full of unhealthy ingredients that can pollute your scalp and your local ecosystem. The solution? Homemade shampoos made with natural ingredients. And before you write off the idea of homemade shampoo as the domain of hippies, rest assured that these DIY recipes really do get your hair clean and shiny, whether your hair is oily, dry, or somewhere in between!" Check out this list of homemade haircare products from Rodale's Organic Life!

All Natural Anti-Aging

"In anti-aging skin care, there are many alternative treatments you'll come across, from skin-needling to Ayurvedic medicine to a diet detox, but all of them aren't created equal." If you've been experiencing the unpleasantness of dry/dull skin or wrinkles, and miss that youthful glow, why not shake up your routine from the inside out? Shelve the special creams or potions and see what mother nature has to offer.   Rodale's Organic Life  examines and explains the science behind some of today's biggest anti-aging natural skincare trends.  Check out the 4 regimens that made the cut!     

"In anti-aging skin care, there are many alternative treatments you'll come across, from skin-needling to Ayurvedic medicine to a diet detox, but all of them aren't created equal." If you've been experiencing the unpleasantness of dry/dull skin or wrinkles, and miss that youthful glow, why not shake up your routine from the inside out? Shelve the special creams or potions and see what mother nature has to offer.

Rodale's Organic Life examines and explains the science behind some of today's biggest anti-aging natural skincare trends. Check out the 4 regimens that made the cut! 

 

DIY Beauty: Apple Cider Vinegar For Hair And Skin

Move over coconut oil, there's a new sheriff in town and it's right around the corner in your very own pantry -- apple cider vinegar. This cooking staple also happens to be an oft overlooked nutritional powerhouse, chalked full of probiotics, acetic acid (which kills acne causing bacteria), polyphenols, magnesium, and potassium. This combination of nutrients make ACV especially effective at keeping skin clear, getting rid of stubborn dandruff, soothing sunburn, and so much more! Check out some of these ideas on POPSUGAR BEAUTY!

The Secret to Perfect Skin

The secret to any perfect makeup application starts with your skin. Through the combination of a nourishing skincare regimen and seamless foundation application, you get the most out of any other products you apply and bring out that natural, healthy glow.

Delicious Beauty Tricks For The Foodie In All Of US

We're big believers that a healthy, youthful glow starts on the inside with a wholesome (but still yummy) diet, comprised of a wide variety of ingredients straight from mama nature. But better still, these same items can be used to great benefit on our skin and hair, making them stronger, softer, and all around more resilient. For the low-down all the delicious and nutritious foodie beauty tricks you haven't thought of, head on over to The Knot!

Organic Skincare For Chilly Winter Days

Brrrrrrrrr! Along with the chilly turning of the season comes that not-so-pleasant, persistent dry skin. Luckily, there are some incredibly nourishing lotions out there that bodylotioningredients-sheabutter-1000skip the chemicals (which can dry your skin out even more) and use only the gentlest organic moisturizers out there. Check out this list from Rodale's Organic Life, and get some ideas on how to keep your skin glowing all year round!

Color Correcting For All Skin Types

Ever wonder what you do with those strange pastel colored makeup sticks & concealers, and where to use them? This handy guide from Racked breaks it all down in gorgeous and simple detail. When used properly, color correctors can be your skin's best friend, and smooth out any and all discoloration;colorcorrection_colorwheel-0 helping you to put your best face forward!

Bridal Beauty Prep!

AIMG_2989 little preparation can go a long way, especially when it comes to your wedding day! We love these beauty prep tips from The Knot, covering everything from healthy hair prep to skin care and immune boosting supplements. Check it out and check bridal beauty prep off your list!