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 review

Alpyn Beauty is a clean, sustainable skincare line of seven 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. Read on for my Alpyn Beauty review!

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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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Lumiere Skyn HyperGlo LED Face Mask Review

HyperGlo LED Face Mask Review

Red Light Therapy is a hot topic in the skincare community these days as an anti-aging therapy. But it’s actually been around for a long time: In 1903, a Nobel Prize of Medicine was given to a scientist for the use of light therapy, in the 1980s NASA used red light therapy to grow plants in space, in the 1960s it was used primarily in Eastern Europe for treatment of chronic pain, arthritis and soft-tissue injury, and in the 1990s physical therapists noted a recovery time of 50 times faster than without the therapy. In short, there is an abundance of studies done on the proven benefits of LED light therapy. Read on for the skin benefits of Red Light Therapy and my Lumiere Skyn HyperGlo LED Mask Skin Rejuvenation System review!

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15 Best Natural and Organic Vitamin C Serums

Best natural organic vitamin c serums

I’ve rounded up the top 15 organic Vitamin C serums for face made with natural ingredients and stabilized Vitamin C. Vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants to protect skin cells from free radical damage. Besides acting as a protective shield, Vitamin C also helps fight hyperpigmentation and sun damage, brighten skin tone, increases collagen production and reduces wrinkles. Simply put, it’s an anti-aging powerhouse. For sensitive skin types, Vitamin C may cause irritation so proceed with caution. Read on for the best natural and organic Vitamin C serums in clean beauty (plus a discount code for several)!

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Cocokind Review: The Ultimate Guide to Cocokind Skincare 2021

Cocokind skincare review

If you’re looking for Cocokind reviews, you’ve landed on the most up-to-date and honest Cocokind review. Founded by Priscilla Tsai, Cocokind makes clean and natural skincare all under $25 and widely available at Target, ULTA and Whole Foods. Much has changed since my original Cocokind skincare review, from tons of new products to a brand new look. In 2021 I’m reviewing the best Cocokind products and sharing which were misses for me. Read on for the ultimate Cocokind review and a Cocokind discount code for 15% off.

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Max and Me Skincare Review + GIVEAWAY (2 WINNERS)

Max and me skincare

Max and Me is an eco-luxury high-vibrational skincare line hailing from Austria. using only the purest most high quality ingredients in their masterpieces. The founders are a husband-wife duo who pour their love for each other, nature and skincare to create products that work beyond skin healing and as vibrational tools. Each Max and Me product combines energy healing, aromatherapy and highly vibrant ingredients sourced from sacred pockets around the world. As a Max and Me blogger I’ve had the opportunity to use many products from their exquisite line, including the: Enchanted Face Oil, I am the Light Face Oil, Sweet Serenity Face Mask, The Intuitive Face Mist, Circle of Protection Body Oil, Rescue Balm and Purity & Grace Cleanser. In this Max and Me skincare review, I’ll deep dive into what high-vibe skincare actually is and how Max and Me skincare elevates the skincare experience to nurture body, mind and soul.

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15 Best Natural and Organic Sunscreens 2021

Best natural sunscreens 2021

If you’re looking for the best new mineral and reef-safe sunscreens that offer broad spectrum SPF protection and are made of natural and organic ingredients, I’ve rounded up the best new natural sunscreens of 2021! All brands in this 2021 mineral sunscreen post are committed to high quality, safe ingredients and bringing you sunscreens that both fully protect and deeply nourish the skin.

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Badger Clear Zinc Sunscreen Review 2021

Badger sunscreen review

Badger has been making pure, simple and effective products of the highest natural quality since 1995. They use organic plant extracts, exotic oils, beeswax, and minerals to create products that heal and protect the skin. One of these products being their sunscreens, which are widely accessible, affordable and used as a staple by so many families across the US. Badger has remained true to their crunchy granola roots and remains a family owned and operated company to this day. They’ve also earned the coveted B Corp certification as a company on a mission to better both people and planet. In this Badger Sunscreen review, I’m sharing my thoughts on the new Badger Clear Zinc sunscreen line.

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Juice Beauty Review + Discount Code

Juice beauty 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. From mineral sunscreen to skincare and plant-based makeup to wellness, Juice Beauty has an extensive range of products that have earned them a loyal following. Star power from Gwyneth Paltrow as the Chief Creative Officer helped put Juice Beauty on the map,  and the vegan and sustainable brand even purchased their own organic farm in Sonoma County. I recently had the chance to interview Juice Beauty founder Karen Behnke in person – check out the video here. In this ultimate Juice Beauty review, I’ll be sharing the best Juice Beauty products, sunscreens, skincare and makeup! You can take 25% off with Juice Beauty discount code OBL here.

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Best DERMA E Products Review 2021

Derma e review

DERMA E is one the largest natural skincare brands in the US that makes affordable vegan products sold everywhere from Target and ULTA to Whole Foods and Sprouts. With everything from skincare to scar gel and sunscreen to hair care, DERMA E could easily take over your entire personal care and beauty routine. DERMA E call themselves a clean, eco-ethical brand because of their commitment to natural ingredients, the environment and giving back. Even though not all DERMA E products are 100% natural (they’re a 100% vegan and cruelty-free brand), this company offers such a wide selection of products at incredibly accessible prices. In this DERMA E review, I’m sharing the best DERMA E products, from hair care to skincare including their new Scalp Relief products.

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Best Clean Beauty Brands at Target: 50 Natural Brands

Best target clean beauty brands

Looking for the ultimate list of clean beauty brands at Target in 2021? Clean beauty has exploded in the last few years and major retailers like Target, Sephora and ULTA have taken notice. In this Target Clean Beauty list I break down 50 brands that are best of clean beauty, cleaner beauty and downright not clean beauty. Finding the best natural beauty products at Target, from natural shampoo to clean skincare, has never been easier. I’m also discussing the new Target CLEAN initiative and why you shouldn’t place all your trust in Target’s label. I hope this guide to the best clean skincare and makeup at Target helps you on your next run!

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Routine Deodorant Review

Routine deodorant

I’ve been using Routine Natural Deodorant for a few years now, so I’m excited to share my Routine review and why this has been my go-to deodorant! Proudly Canadian and founded in Calgary by sisters Neige and Pippa, Routine deodorants are ethically crafted with natural ingredients and low-waste packaging. With humble roots that began in 2012 in local Calgary markets, Routine has grown a much-deserved, loyal fan base, entered Credo Beauty stores, and has expanded their line to body oils, soaps, solid perfumes and candles — all available in their signature deodorant scents. There is so much more to Routine deodorant than meets the eye that I’m excited to share with you all. So without further ado, let’s dive right into this Routine deodorant review!

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Best Sun Protection Hats That Are UPF 50+: Wallaroo Hats Review

Wallaroo hats

While sunscreen may be the most popular option when it comes to sun protection, the first line of defense is your clothing. When it comes to our face, this would mean sun protection hats. Ages ago, I had no idea sun protective clothing or hats even existed. I mean, if it covered my skin didn’t that mean it automatically protected me from the sun? Oh how wrong I was. A standard cotton T-shirt has a UPF rating of 5. Compare this to UPF clothing which often score at or over 50 UPF. There is a major difference between regular fabric and UPF fabric.

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Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil Review

Le prunier plum oil review

Le Prunier shot to fame in November 2020 thanks to Chrissy Tiegen raving about the brand’s hero product, Plum Beauty Oil, but Le Prunier’s history actually spans over a century. The story of this heritage brand begins in 1916 when the founders’ great-grandfather started the Le Prunier family farm in Northern California. Two generations later, sisters and co-founders Jacqueline, Allison, and Elaine Taylor decided to harness the beauty benefits of cold-pressed plum oil and partnered with two world-renowned labs to eventually debut Le Prunier at Indie Beauty Expo in 2018. Today, the Le Prunier farm is the world’s largest grower of organic plums. In this Le Prunier review I’m exploring why Chrissy Tiegen loves Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil (she calls it “magic”), and diving into the skincare benefits of plum oil, the driving force behind Le Prunier as a brand and even Le Prunier alternatives.
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ManiMe Gel Stick-On Nails Review + Discount Code

Manime gel nails review

I’m not one to go to the nail salon frequently or even wear nail polish these days while quarantining but I love the look of a gel nail art manicure (just not the $120 price tag!). So when I discovered ManiMe Gel Stick On Nails was created right in Los Angeles by a Korean native I knew I had to reach out to them and give them a try for my short nails. If you like the idea of avoiding spending hours at the salon, saving money on expensive gel nail art manicures, or are looking for a non-toxic alternative to gel nails, ManiMe is the perfect solution. ManiMe gel stick on nails are 10-free (free of the top ten toxins in nail polish) and the first nail brand to offer custom-fit sizes using a proprietary 3-D technology. In this ManiMe review I’m sharing what you need to know before buying ManiMe, the best tips to properly apply ManiMe gel stick on nails, and a 20% ManiMe promo code (OBL). Read on for my ManiMe Gel Nails review! Read more