PureSol Konjac Sponge Review

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If you haven’t heard of Konjac sponges by now, they’re 100% natural cleansing and exfoliation tools made from steaming the edible fiber of the konjac root plant. Used in Japan for 100 years as bathing sponges for babies, they’re now my favorite skincare tool because of their versatility and benefits. Here are the reasons why I love them:

Gently exfoliates and is great for sensitive skin
Improves skin texture and makes your pores smaller
Also a massage tool with a texture that feels amazing on my skin
Transports cleanser deeper into your pores
Biodegradable, sustainable natural and vegan

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Marie Veronique Review

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Perhaps the most scientifcally driven natural skincare line that I’ve tried, Marie Veronique combines cutting-edge research with the finest ingredients to create products that deliver results. This line is designed to target specific skin conditions from acne to aging and hyperpigmentation to rosacea. I tried their PRO Essentials Starter Kit which is a great routine to follow if you’re interested in probiotics-focused skincare and looking to prevent further damage.

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My Handcare Routine

handcareTaking care of the skin on my hands is very important to me because I adore the look of soft and supple hands. I also want to avoid rough, mottled and wrinkly hands for as long as possible. These are the rituals I do:

Overnight Intense Moisturization 

Each night before going to bed I rub a dollop of organic, unrefined shea butter into my skin. It’s inexpensive (I purchase mine from Nature’s Shea Butter), deeply moisturizing and provides an intense treatment each night. I occasionally alternate with Henne Organics Lip Balm which can be used on dry skin.

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Lilfox Botanicals Review

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This was my first time trying crystal-infused skincare and I quickly became interested in the properties and healing powers of crystals. Each type of crystal has its own vibration and energy and are widely known to have a variety of health benefits. It is possible that this energy interacts and exchanges energy with the human body’s magnetic field. I also love the spiritual aspect that they bring into my skincare routine.
Use code organicbeautylover to save 15%.

Behind Lilfox Botanicals

Lilfox Botanicals is an exquisite organic skincare line infused with crystals that takes your skin ritual to an otherworldly level. The line is created by Alexis Rose (aka Madame Fox), a certified aromatherapist, essential oil guru, and phytotherapist based in Miami, Florida.

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The Real Reason to Switch to Organic Beauty

The reason I switched to organic products was not because of how wonderful organic ingredients are but because I learned about the research behind the toxins we use in our everyday products. Each day the average woman uses 12 cosmetic products filled with 168 ingredients. The Food and Drug Administration are not required to review, test or approve any of these products nor do they have the ability to recall harmful products from the market. Considering personal care products are manufactured with 10,500 unique chemical ingredients and they’re not required to undergo any safety testing before being sold to the public, you can be sure that in your lifetime you have been exposed to your fair share of harmful toxins known to cause cancer, harm the reproductive system and disrupt the endocrine system.

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How to Switch to Organic Beauty

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Why Everyone’s Switching to Organic Beauty

Similar to the organic food revolution, organic beauty is now sweeping the world. Jessica Alba is slaying with her Honest Beauty company, Gywneth Paltrow with goop and you can now find organic beauty brands in Target and Sephora. Many of us are now choosing to lead healthier, more conscious lifestyles from what we eat to the clothes we wear to the beauty products we use. It’s shocking when you think about the thousands of chemicals lurking inside our everyday skincare and makeup products, many of which are linked to cancer, infertility and birth defects. We’re learning that it’s important to nourish our beauty through our skincare and makeup since the skin absorbs majority of what we put onto it. With more and more people deciding to place their health first when it comes to beauty, the organic beauty market has grown more sophisticated and accessible than ever before with an endless variety of choices.

How I Switched to Organic Beauty

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The Three Face Mask Routine

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This masking routine doesn’t involve just 1 face mask but 3! It’s the most intense at-home facial routine that I do on days when I have a ton of time for self-pampering. If you know how to give yourself a good facial at home, you can save hundreds of dollars on expensive spa facials. It does require a decent amount of effort, but grab a glass of bubbly, turn on Netflix and your skin will look amazing in no time.

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Green & Gorgeous Organics Dry Shampoo

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Why should you switch to an organic dry shampoo? The scalp and face absorb at a much higher rate than the rest of our body, so we need to be extra careful about what we use on this area. If you look at Dove’s Invigorating Dry Shampoo on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database you’ll find it has a toxicity level of 7/10 due to harmful ingredients like Butane and SD Alcohol. I would not want to accidentally ingest any of this.

Green & Gorgeous Organics Dry Shampoo is made only of Certified Organic ingredients:

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Green & Gorgeous Organics Dry Shampoo

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Why should you switch to an organic dry shampoo? The scalp and face absorb at a much higher rate than the rest of our body, so we need to be extra careful about what we use on this area. If you look at Dove’s Invigorating Dry Shampoo on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database you’ll find it has a toxicity level of 7/10 due to harmful ingredients like Butane and SD Alcohol. I would not want to accidentally ingest any of this.

Green & Gorgeous Organics Dry Shampoo is made only of Certified Organic ingredients:

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