Current Skin Care Routine July 2017

My skin has been very happy this summer, which is not always the case. With travel, exposure to the sun and chlorine pools, my skin tends to become quite stressed. Yet with my current routine and diligence, my skin is thriving through the stressors. I’m always quite regular in my routine, only changing up masks according to my needs and occasionally switching up moisturizers in regard to the days activities. One important change I’ve made is that I’ve ridded my routine of harsh cleansers – anything that makes my skin feel “squeaky clean” is gone from my daily regimen and replaced with only the gentlest and most hydrating options. This has made a tremendous difference in my dry skin, which never feels dry these days but quite dewy actually.

Even though its mid-summer, my skin still craves layers. Ultra nourishing oils, always topped with a water-based moisturizer works best for me.

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Brighter, Smoother Eyes with Kahina Giving Beauty

I’m sure you’ve heard me rave about Kahina’s Prickly Pear Seed Oil time and again. High in amino acids, Vitamin K, essential fatty acids, this powerhouse ingredient performs miracles at brightening the under eye area. This truly transformational oil has given me mind-blowing results, and in a fairly short amount of time I’ve experienced its powers. Two new products from Kahina Giving Beauty lets us experience the wonders of their PPSO oil, now in an easy to apply rollerball format and again in their reformulated Eye Serum*.

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The Divine Beauty that is the Mahalo Skincare Rare Indigo Beauty Balm

You know when you’re in the presence of such beauty that you’re left tongue-tied and babbling? This was the case when I was introduced to the divine creation that is the Rare Indigo Beauty Balm from Mahalo Skincare*. I was at a loss for words in writing this review.

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Get that Glow with Skin Owl Geranium Beauty Drops

I take the extra steps to exercise healthy skin habits. In maintaining a regimented skin care routine, eating clean, and paying attention to my water intake, my skin greatly benefits. I would say that my skin has a certain luminosity to it. Then, I was introduced to a product that took my glow to whole new levelSkin Owl’s Geranium Beauty Drops* had me doing a double take upon the very first application. 

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A Summer Glow with One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum

You diligently slather your face with highly concentrated face oils and serums to promote a more youthful glow, great! So, why would you treat your body anything differently? You can find a wide range of antioxidant-rich body oils on the market, that work to hydrate, protect, and deliver more youthful and radiant skin. If you haven’t already incorporated a body oil into your daily routine, its time. A stand-out for certain, in the world of high performance body serums, is the One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum. This potent anti-aging serum, loaded with active naturals, hydrates exceptionally and provides an undeniable glow.

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my lucite dreams ‘Best of Beauty’ Skin Care 2014

This past year has been beautiful in thanks to you, my dear readers. I want to extend my sincere gratitude and love for your continued support.

In this New Year, I’m taking a look back to share with with you my stand-out products of 2014. In this post I am featuring skin care. From toners, to serums, to masks, these products have shined the brightest in 2014.

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Shea Terra Acacia Honey & Argan Oil (Api-Therapy) Facial Wash

This incredible cleanser softens this skin as it gently cleanses and keeps my acne at bay. (review)

May Lindstrom The Problem Solver

The Problem Solver is an intense mask that deeply cleanses like none other. It’s a multi-tasking mask that detoxifies, battles dehydration, increases circulation and fights blemishes. (purchase)

Wedderspoon Manuka Honey $16+

Wedderspoon’s Manuka Honey is a godsend for a variety of skin concerns. This sweet treat is a regular in my routine as a spot treatment, mask and cleanser. I am continually amazed at how effective this product from the pantry is for the skin. (review) (purchase)

Lina Hanson Global Face Serum 

I was lucky enough to sample this gorgeous Face Serum from Lina Hanson this year. It keeps my skin moisturized and radiant and has made its way into my holy grail of skin care. (review) (purchase)

S.W. Basics Toner

Toner’s in general were a myth to me as I wondered how effective they can actually be. When I came across this one from S.W. Basics all apprehensions were lost. I am now a devout in practicing this one simple, and highly effective step in skin care. (review) 

Queen of the Hive by Wedderspoon Manuka Honey and Bee Venom Face Contour Cream

A face cream rich in Manuka Honey! Yes, please. Queen of the Hive pairs theirs with a selection of incredible naturals, along with bee venom, to create one effective anti-aging cream. (review)

One Love Organics Brand New Day

This powdered exfoliator gently exfoliates to reveal brighter, more radiant skin. Use it as a mask, or for a quick morning scrub to quickly brighten and soften your complexion. (review) (purchase)

Gressa Dirty Pretty Things

Another exfoliator/mask that softens, brightens, and perks up your complexion with a variety of antioxidant rich spices, and deeply cleanses pores with Red Moroccan Rhassoul Clay. (review)

Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil and Makeup Remover

The gently exfoliating Cleansing Oil from the genius duo of Elizabeth Dehn and One Love Organics, removes all traces of makeup while conditioning and nurturing the skin. Call it love. (review) (purchase)

Stay tuned for the next installment of ‘Best of Beauty’ 2014.

Lina Hanson’s Global Face Serum

Lina Hanson’s Global Face Serum* will be the key player in my fall skin care lineup. This golden-hued oil was formulated to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, reduce inflammation and skin irritation, restore skin’s elasticity, and improve the overall complexion. It additionally contains an intoxicating blend of essential oils known to uplift mood, relieve anxiety and promote a sense of positive wellbeing. 

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Founder, Lina Hanson has traveled the globe carefully selecting all the oils featured in the Global Face Serum. Each ingredient used is sustainable, ethically sourced, and certified organic.

Ingredients: andansonia digitata (baobab) seed oil, argania spinosa (argan) nut oil*, sclerocarya birrea (marula) kernel oil*, camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil*, cucurbita maxima (pumpkin) seed oil*, bertholletia excelsa (brazil) nut oil, tocopherol (vitamin e), citrus reticulata (mandarin) oil*, citrus aurantium amara, (neroli) oil, boswellia carteri (frankincense) oil*, cymbopogen martinii (palmarosa) oil*, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) oil*

This symphony of precious oils combine to deliver one healthy dose of hydration. After several weeks of use, my skin is singing praise by revealing an undeniable glow. My complexion seems brighter, softer and more supple. I can even admit, that I have been reaching for tinted moisturizers over my heavier foundation formulas.

Just a small amount covers the skin with a veil of luminous hydration. I apply the Serum, both morning and night, to clean, damp skin. The blend of essential oils create an intoxicating aromatic experience, which lifts your mood. The Serum works beautifully under makeup, once it has absorbed. The Global Face Serum absorbs quickly and will not leave behind any greasy residue.

When people ask me why my skin is so glowy, I say it’s the Lina Hanson Global Face Serum. I full-heartedly recommend this gem, as it has become one of my most loved serums.

 Lina Hanson Global Face Serum $85

Available at linahanson.com, thedetoxmarket.com, spiritbeautylounge.com

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