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!
Based in South Korea, Hapa Kristin offers non prescription and prescription colored contacts that are natural looking, comfortable and high quality. I discovered Hapa Kirstin on Instagram and was immediately drawn to their fun illustrative packaging and wide variety of colored contact choices. I now regularly purchase these Hapa Kristin contacts on my own because these are the best colored contacts for dark eyes I’ve tried. Hapa Kristin conveniently ships with global express shipping and my contacts always arrive around three days after I’ve made my purchase. I’ve tried Peaceful Kristin, Yolo Kristin, Blase Kristin and Solitary Kristin. Read on for my Hapa Kristin review, colored contacts try on photos and a Hapa Kristin discount code!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ere Perez is a natural makeup brand I’ve been using (and loving) for over four years! In this Ere Perez review of their Oat Milk Foundation, Mascara, Blushes, Eyeshadow Palettes, Bronzers and Lip products, I share the best and worst of Ere Perez. This Australian clean makeup brand with Mexican roots (and a whole lotta non-GMO rice) is one to put on your radar. Their all white, sleek aesthetic is luxurious and their formulas are gentle enough for sensitive skin. Read on for the ultimate Ere Perez makeup review of this beloved natural makeup brand’s hits and misses.
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!
Vapour Beauty was one of the first luxury organic makeup brands to launch back in 2009 with 100 percent natural makeup that didn’t compromise on performance. Vapour is one of those unicorn clean makeup brands that transcends the line between skincare and makeup. Each product was made entirely of pure minerals, essential oils and organic plant ingredients, and I of course, fell in love. From its inception Vapour Beauty has been dedicated to making an impact on both planet and people and has never wavered from that mission throughout its 12 year history. In this Vapour Beauty review I’ll be covering Vapour Beauty’s rebrand and the best Vapour makeup products. You can save 25% on Vapour Beauty products with code OBL here.
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!
CLOVE + HALLOW is a vegan makeup and skincare line that prioritizes affordability, sustainability and safety in cosmetics. CLOVE + HALLOW was started in 2017 by a professional makeup artist who, through a combination of entrepreneurial spirit, makeup artistry experience, and a wakeup call from personal health issues, was able to create an award-winning makeup line that solved all her pain points. Majority of CLOVE + HALLOW makeup products are under $20 with mainly their skincare priced above $20. (It’s 2021 and CLOVE + HALLOW now offers worldwide shipping!) But, is CLOVE + HALLOW actually clean beauty? In this CLOVE + HALLOW review I’ll dive into why this brand isn’t exactly a clean beauty brand in the traditional sense and which CLOVE + HALLOW products are hits and misses. Save 15% at CLOVE + HALLOW with discount code OBL15. (From July 1 to 4, 2021 take 40% off sitewide at CLOVE + HALLOW)
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.
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.
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
Mychelle is an accessible and affordable clean beauty brand that has been making reef safe sunscreen for over a decade! So they might know or a thing or two about making mineral sunscreen that’s safe and effective. Mychelle is also committed to the clean beauty movement and are a founding member of the Environmental Working Group’s “Verified for Your Health” program, a PETA certified cruelty-free company and certified by Leaping Bunny. Naturally, you won’t find any Phthalates, Parabens, Petroleum, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances and Colors in their line. With summer just around the corner, let’s get right into this Mychelle review specifically for Mychelle’s Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50.
Votary Skincare is a luxurious British brand that caters to sensitive skin and uses super seed oils at the heart of each of its products. If you have oily, combo or sensitive/reactive skin, Votary is a line to put on your radar. From its beautiful deep green bottles to clean aesthetic, Votary has come a long way from founder and beauty editor Arabella Preston’s kitchen. What started off as a cleansing oil that suited Arabella’s needs has now grown into a full range of cleansing oils, facial oils, deeply nourishing creams, masks and powerful serums.