March 2016 archive

EYES WIDE OPEN TO TRUE BOTANICALS EYE SERUM

So turning 30 last year made me really wake up when it came to my skincare routine, and I knew I HAD to pay more attention to my eye area. As an esthetician, I feel like I’m pretty spot on for what works for my skin, and staying ahead of the game when it comes to the whole anti-aging process, but I knew I had to start looking for something pretty potent when it came to my eye area. Don’t get me wrong, there are a couple of brands I really love for eye creams and gels like SkinOwl and Bottega Organica, but a serum is going to be the most concentrated and effective above anything else when it comes to ultimate hydration and ingredients!! So when I found out True Botanicals (yup they have a new name!) was launching a brand new eye serum I was over the moon to try it out!!

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Pacific Eye Serum by True Botanicals: Ok so this gem has some SUPER potent ingredients that are made to brighten tired eyes, reduce puffiness and dark circle with anti-inflammatories, increase microcirculation, and tighten skin. The reason why this serum is so much more effective then traditional eye creams you come across is because most of the time eye creams are stuffed with fillers and don’t contain much of the nutritive oils and nutrients that our skin loses as we age!! Pacific Eye Serum contains tuberose stems cells which reduce puffiness, crow’s feet and wrinkles on the eyelids. They also use cucumber seed oil which moisturizes, soothes and aids in wrinkle reduction (think about putting a much more effective cucumber on your eyes area!!). It also contains phytosterols which are known to strengthen the skins lipid barriers and improving skin’s elasticity! Carrot seed oil is used to rejuvenate and regenerate skin tissues and is stuffed with Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and F to nourish and tighten your eye area!! Evening Primrose Oil (a favorite of mine) is full of fatty acids which reduces inflammation. Those are the really standout ingredients for me and I love telling you guys WHY True Nature’s products work so well, it all comes down to the highest quality ingredients that they use!! I simply apply a thin layer to my clean eye area at night before bed and I promise you, your eye area will never feel this hydrated!! This eye serum is A M A Z I N G, and nothing beats knowing it’s 100% nontoxic AND anti-aging!! I highly recommend this serum for all skin types, it’s never too early to start taking care of your delicate eye area!! The price tag on this is high- but remember it’s super concentrated so a little goes a VERY long way and the ingredients are the absolute best you can put on your skin!! Retail: $90 for 0.5 oz. http://www.truebotanicals.com

As always, any questions about this product or your own skincare routine don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!! Happy Wednesday free birds!!

LEAHLANI SKINCARE LOVIN

It’s really no secret how much love I have for Leah and her amazing brand, Leahlani Skincare. Since coming upon her Instagram awhile back I knew I had to reach out to her. Her positive energy, sweet soul and relentless motivation is absolutely contagious and I had the pleasure of interviewing her and really getting to know her about a year ago. Since then, despite both of us being insanely busy and living a vast ocean away from each other, we have managed to become friends and her products are always an absolute constant in my skincare routine! Many avid green beauty geeks are very familiar with her crazy popular “Mermaid Mask”, but she has most recently revamped her line and has added some beautiful new gems to lineup that are SO, SO, SO good. I mean, Leah is a beautiful Hawaiian holistic skincare genius and I am thrilled to finally share the goods with you guys!!
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Aloha Ambrosia Elixir: This lightweight, nourishing elixir is full of vitamins and antioxidants built to hydrate and balance your skin. This is such a lovely product and it’s obvious that Leah really takes the time to find what ingredients work together as a team to give the absolute best results for your skin- it’s just magical. Made with organic olive squalene, organic jojoba, mangosteen oil (a true superfood), and other powerhouse oils, it truly just melts into your skin leaving you feeling clean, hydrated and healthy! Did I mention the gorgeous light jasmine signature scent?! There isn’t anything I don’t love about this elixir!! Retail: $52

Bohemian Ruby Balancing Toner: So every time I use this I selfishly feel like Leah made it just for me because I’m obsessed with good toners AND she puts a real rose quartz gemstone in every bottle that emits a strong vibration of love, healing and warmth!! I mean, come on that is amazing and I have to say this is the BEST toner I have ever used in my life!! That is saying a lot because as an esthetician I have come across many but this is pure Hawaiian spring water infused with lavender, blue tansy and rose geranium essential oils made to balance and reduce inflammation. There is also organic hibiscus and with hazel to help tone the skin. This sounds kind of crazy but I also LOVE the bottle it comes in and the way it sprays, it disperses evenly and sometimes I have to stop myself from spraying over and over again! LOL. Do yourself a favor and swoop this fast because there is nothing else like it as far as toners go!! Retail: $32

Bless Beauty Balm: Made with organic shea and cocoa butters, this buttery balm literally melts into your skin leaving you feeling as hydrated as you can possibly imagine. You can use on your hands, lips, face, the possibilities are truly endless with this versatile product!! The light pink shade along with the light orange blossom and blue tansy scent are inviting and intoxicating. Your mood immediately brightens every time you open the jar. It truly is a beautiful product, and a must on my nightstand very night before I go to bed!! Retail: $48

You can shop all of these beautiful gems at http://www.leahlaniskincare.com. Also be sure to follow Leah on Instagram @leahlaniskincare get your daily dose of Aloha and beautiful energy!! Happy Wednesday free birds!!