Luzern Skincare Review 2022

Luzern is an advanced cosmeceuticals, clean skincare line that cold mixes the latest advanced cosmeceuticals and organic Swiss Alpine extracts for highly potent and effective products that have earned them a cult following. Luzern launched their Force de Vie Crème back in 1999 in a small Madison Avenue spa, and it’s now THE world’s most iconic clean beauty crème that counts the likes of Kourtney Kardashian as a fan. Impossibly luxurious and undeniably effective, Luzern is a cult favorite among those who need results but value clean formulations. I’ve used Luzern for the last couple of years and am sharing my thoughts on all ten products I’ve tried. Luzern products are sold via their site where my Luzern discount code OBL saves 15%.

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Youth To The People Review: The Ultimate Guide 2022

Youth To The People Review

Superfood skincare brand Youth To The People is a cult favorite among clean beauty fans and non-fans alike. The vegan, minimalist and unisex line that focuses on superfood ingredients like kale and spinach is a Sephora aisle staple and has a massive loyal following. Youth To The People is also social impact driven and has their own Good To The People Funds that supports nonprofit leaders in climate, gender equity, racial equity, and human rights. In 2021 I finally tried out most of the Youth To The People line, which is priced in the $30-$60 range, and am sharing the brand’s hits and misses for me.  Read on for the ultimate Youth To The People review!

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Herbal Face Food Review 2022

Herbal Face Food is a line of 100% plant serums made of 50 of the world’s most powerful botanicals and the top 20 rarest, most expensive plant concentrates. It’s a culmination of the founder Michael Zenn’s mission to create the most powerful serum ever that would solve years of tanning bed damage deemed irreversible by professionals. Herbal Face Food serums are multi-correctional and target ten signs of aging: wrinkles, large pores, dryness, redness, discoloration, loss of skin tone, firmness, smoothness, radiance, and  brightness. LeAnn Rimes loves it for her melasma! There’s no fancy marketing with Herbal Face Food, just raw, active products that can actually correct skin issues and have long been a cult favorite with South Korea’s elite. Read on for my Herbal Face Food review and an Herbal Face Food discount code – save 20% with code OBL sitewide.

Be sure to enter my Herbal Face Food serum giveaway for $500 worth of products on my Instagram!

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Best Natural & Organic Hyaluronic Serums 2022

If you’re looking for the best natural hyaluronic acid serums with clean ingredients that help hydrate and plump skin, I’ve rounded up 10 top performing hyaluronic products. A must during the winter, and frankly all year round, hyaluronic acid serums can reduce wrinkles and reduce redness by giving skin concentrated moisture, preventing the breakdown of natural hyaluronic acid, stimulating collagen production, and strengthening skin’s barrier. It can definitely be mixed with your Vitamin C serum, which should be applied before your hyaluronic acid serum, and can even make both serums stronger when used in conjunction. Read on for the best hyaluronic acid serums in clean beauty!

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Innbeauty Project Review 2022

Innbeauty Project Review

Launched in 2019, Innbeauty Project is a clean skincare brand for Gen Z that’s instantly recognizable by their brightly multi-colored packaging. The Innbeauty Project Pimple Paste is the product that initially piqued my interest, and then their Lip Glaze, and then their Slushy Serum Moisturizer Crush, until I had to try them all for myself. Prices remain accessible with everything in the Innbeauty Project line under $30 and the brand is committed to sustainability, pledging to fund the removal of three plastic units from landfills, waterways, and marine environments for every product sold. Note that this brand does combine natural and synthetic ingredients including dimethicone and phenoxyethanol. Innbeauty Project is sold at Sephora, Credo and their website. Read on for my Innbeauty Project skincare review!

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Native Sunscreen Review 2022

Native first launched their deodorants which became a mega hit, and in summer of 2021 the affordable clean beauty brand that’s available in stores everywhere launched mineral sunscreens. Native has one face sunscreen and one body sunscreen that each come in either Unscented or Coconut Pineapple scents. I’ve been testing out the Native Mineral Face Sunscreen pineapple and coconut and the unscented Body Sunscreen for the past several months and I am ready to share my official Native Sunscreen Review.

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Red Flower Body Care Review

Founded in 1999 in New York City, Red Flower is a natural and organic beauty brand rooted in holistic medicine, flower power and old world traditions. Their aromatherapy-focused bath and body products are vegan, cruelty free, biodegradable, biocompatible and all-natural. Each of their washes, oils, clays, polishes, scrubs, buffs, mists and creams is formulated with layers of flowers, herbs, minerals, plant extracts, and mushrooms. While much of the Red Flower line is focused on body care, they also have a range of organic skincare, hair care and home products that will elevate your beauty routine. Read on for my Red Flower review and save 20% sitewide on Red Flower products with my code OBL at www.redflower.com!

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EVOLVh Hair Care Review

evolvh hair care

EVOLVh clean haircare products have long been a staple in my shower, because they’re high performance, luxurious and completely natural and organic. While I may switch brands to ensure my hair doesn’t get too used to whatever I’m using, EVOLVh will always be my default. Unlike conventional hair care brands that use synthetics that simply coat hair temporarily and cause product buildup, EVOLVh organic hair care is designed to solve the root of the problem so that your hair grows healthier and shinier. As someone who’s been bleaching her hair for over a decade, making my hair in much worse shape than the normal female population, I need products that actually work for the most damaged and distressed hair. True to its name, EVOLVh has evolved to include many new and exciting hair product launches like their InstaVolume line, DreamGel and UltraFlex Hairspray (I’m still waiting on a purple shampoo!). In this updated EVOLVh review, I’ll be sharing my honest thoughts on their latest clean hair care products PLUS an interview with EVOLVh founder and hair expert Boris Oak! As always, you can use my affiliated Evolvh discount code OBL to save 15% sitewide.

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Blissy Silk Pillowcase Review

blissy pillowcase review

If you haven’t switched over to a Blissy silk pillowcase, you’ve got to do your skin and hair a favor. Your skin spends a LOT of time with pillowcases during the six to nine hours you’re hopefully sleeping every night. Nighttime is when we want to optimize our beauty routine, because the third of our lives we spend sleeping is when our body is replenishing and repairing itself. Read on for my Blissy review, why you need a silk pillowcase and save 20% with affiliated Blissy discount code OBL at Blissy sitewide.

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The Ultimate 100% Pure Foundation Review 2021

100 percent pure foundation review

If you’ve been looking for a review that covers all of the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Foundations, then look no further! 100% Pure is an OG organic beauty brand with an extensive line of skincare, haircare, makeup and bodycare products that’s ever expanding. Their Fruit Pigmented makeup is a tried-and-true range of foundation, lipsticks, eyeshadows, palettes and everything in between – all powered 100% by natural ingredients and fruit pigments. One of 100 Percent Pure’s most popular makeup products is their foundation. Because who wants toxins and plastics sitting on their face for 8+ hours a day? 100% Pure offers a wide variety of foundations, so in this 100 Percent Pure foundation focused review I decided to break each down, so you can understand how they differ and choose the right all natural foundation for you. Read on for my 100% Pure foundation review, and save 20% sitewide with affiliated 100% Pure discount code OBL.

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Naturopathica Skincare Review

Naturopathica skincare

Holistic skincare line Naturopathica is where herbalism, naturopathic medicine, and holistic wellness collide with cutting edge science. The brand’s philosophy is to take a holistic approach to address skin concerns, through a range of herbal remedies, tinctures, aromatherapies, and efficacious topical treatments. A truly natural and clean beauty brand, Naturopathica never uses:

  • Animal-derived ingredients (Lanolin, Musk, Collagen, Squalene)
  • Endocrine disruptors (Formaldehyde, Synthetic Fragrance, Parabens)
  • Petroleum-derived ingredients
  • Silicones
  • Any other potentially toxic or known irritants

Naturopathica is a luxury skincare brand with products priced on the higher end due to their professional grade status.  Started in 1995, this OG clean beauty brand is also used in many holistic spas and skincare studios, so you know they’re trusted by professionals. Back in 2019, I had the chance to meet Barbara Close, the founder of Naturopathica, by chance at an industry beauty expo I was working at, and she was so warm and friendly! Read on for my Naturopathica review and save 25% off Naturopathica skincare with my affiliate code OBL here.

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Vegamour Review 2021

Vegamour review

Vegamour first burst onto the scene with their all-natural GRO Hair Serum and now have a full-blown hair care line of hair growth-focused shampoos, conditioner, foam and supplements – all formulated to fight hair loss and shedding. Vegamour’s vegan and toxin-free formulas contain clinically proven ingredients and never any hormones or carcinogens. I have a brutally honest review of Vegamour GRO Hair Serum’s pros and cons in my original Vegamour review here with before and after. Vegamour’s serum isn’t a cheap habit to maintain, so these days I use the GRO Hair Serum around my gradually receding hairline only as thinning in this area is my main concern. I remember reading somewhere that Kim Kardashian once lasered off all her baby hair and lives to regret it now, because baby hairs make you look younger. So I’m now protecting my baby hairs at all cost. I do have to say that one of the coolest things about Vegamour is their 90 day no risk return policy. So if the products just don’t seem to be working for you, you can return them at any point within 3 months. In this Vegamour review, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the GRO Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner, GRO Scalp Detoxifying Serum, GRO Biotin Gummies and GRO Revitalizing Scalp Massager. As always, you can save 20% with my affiliate Vegamour discount code OBL, plus get free worldwide shipping.

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ZitSticka MEGASHADE Breakout Proof SPF Serum Review

Zitsticka MEGASHADE SPF Serum

ZitSticka’s new MEGASHADE Breakout Proof SPF Serum is a chemical-mineral hybrid that offers broad-spectrum SPF 50+ protection in the form of a weightless serum with zero white cast. MEGASHADE sunscreen serum was formulated specifically for acne-prone, oily and sensitive skin. While ZitSticka MEGASHADE does contain some chemical UV blockers, the rest of the ingredients are clean and skin-nourishing. Read on for my ZitSticka MEGASHADE SPF Serum SPF 50 review on this exciting new sunscreen product!

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Alpyn Beauty Review

Alpyn Beauty is a clean, sustainable skincare line of eight high-performing products sold at Sephora and their site. The feminine, understated and luxurious brand is formulated with a proprietary complex of wildcrafted and hand-cultivated alpine botanicals grown in the mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. If there’s one product you have to try from the Alpyn Beauty line, it’s the Wild Huckleberry 8 Acid Polishing Peel. I’m also loving the new Alpyn Beauty Triple C Bounce Cream. Read on for my Alpyn Beauty review!

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How To Make Your Home More Sustainable: Easy Eco-Friendly Swaps in 2021

Eco friendly bedroom

Making eco-friendly swaps in the home is super easy, and you get to help the environment and reduce your exposure to toxins at the same time. Gone are the days when we carelessly used plastic wrap for all our stored fridge food and plastic bags when we shopped for groceries. There has been a societal shift as it becomes more and more imperative that we start taking care of the environment. And it all begins in our home by making conscious daily choices and small, gradual changes. In this guide to making your home more sustainable, I’m sharing easy eco-friendly swaps for green living.

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Juice Beauty Sunscreen Review

Juice beauty sunscreen review

One of the original clean beauty brands, Juice Beauty has been around since 2005 and uses certified organic ingredients with a farm-to-beauty approach. Juice Beauty sunscreens are non-nano, reef safe and made with natural and organic ingredients that are safe for the whole family. They offer four excellent high-performance mineral sunscreens: Sport, Moisturizer (non-tinted and tinted) and CC Cream all with SPF 30. You can take 25% off with Juice Beauty discount code OBL here.

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Juice Beauty CC Cream Review

Juice Beauty CC Cream Review

One of Juice Beauty’s most popular products is their Stem Cellular CC cream with SPF 30. While I have full Juice Beauty review, the Juice Beauty CC Cream deserves its own review. The CC cream comes in 7 shades, provides 12 benefits, has a perfectly silky texture and light/medium consistency. Save 25% with Juice Beauty discount code OBL here.

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Everyday Humans Sunscreen Review

Everyday humans sunscreen

Gen Z sunscreen brand Everyday Humans has taken 2021 by storm with their plastic neutral, sassy sunscreens. Impact and value driven, Everyday Humans makes inclusive, clinically tested and sustainability-focused SPF that’s actually fun to use. There are three Everyday Humans sunscreen products available: two chemical sunscreens, one for body and one for face, and a mineral face sunscreen option. All are priced at $25 or under. Read on for my Everyday Humans sunscreen review.

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Blissoma Skincare Review

Blissoma skincare review

Organic and holistic skincare brand Blissoma offers targeted skincare for the most demanding skin types. Blissoma is anything but basic. Combining cutting-edge chemistry with traditional herbal knowledge, Blissoma is known for their fresh, healing and almost medicinal skincare. The all-natural, organic skincare line sources their ingredients from local farms or extract themselves at customized potencies to create the most efficacious products possible. Blissoma’s products are luxurious and thoughtfully formulated, while still remaining at a relatively accessible mid range price level. I tried the Blissoma Mild Rice Facial Cleanser, Timeless Vitamin C Concentrate and Loving Recovery Beta Glucan Mask, so read on for my Blissoma review and save at Blissoma with discount code OBL10.

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