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%.
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!
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.
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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!
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!
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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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!
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.
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
- 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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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)!
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.
If you’re looking for the best mineral sunscreen sprays for face and body, I’ve rounded up the top reef safe and non-toxic sunscreen sprays!