Since it’s been a few months since I’ve written a beauty post, I have tried a bunch of new products that I’m excited to share with you! First up, a few things I have added to my daytime routine.
French Girl Rose Lip Polish – I use this no more than once per week and I love it. I love the scent of (natural) rose—it’s SO nice. During the winter, my skin is a little more dry, and especially around my lips, so this helps a lot.
First Aid Beauty Vital Greens Face Mist – For our trip to China, I splurged on a bunch of fancy skincare in travel sizes. I thought it would be a good chance to try a bunch of new things and also have some self-care in my days. Out of everything I tried, this was honestly the only thing that I love so much I will re-buy it. I love face mists and I do think there is value in collecting a variety. I use them after every time I cleanse my face, after a workout (with just a splash of water and then towel dry and then a mist), and I even keep one at my desk to use throughout the day.
Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel – This is, by far, the most powerful mask I have ever tried that does not burn my skin. It makes my face so flush (like pretty red!) and my skin feels amazing afterward. I rotate between this and one of my more gentle masks, but I love this one and will for sure keep it in rotation.
Captain Blankenship Golden Waves – I got this for Christmas and have been loving it! It does leave a very subtle shimmer in my hair and I love spraying it in Nova’s hair too (they make a silver one as well). I also love the scent, so if you’re in the market for a sea salt spray I recommend this one to try! Just make sure to shake it really well before each use.
Kani Beauty Moon Milk – This glittery body oil doubles as a moisturizer and perfume. It smells incredible! The glitter is subtle and in all the times I’ve used it, I’ve never felt self-conscious at all (it’s not obnoxious looking, I promise!). It’s really tough to find any kind of perfume that smells amazing, but doesn’t have artificial fragrance (the only other one I have ever found is LeahLani). So anytime I find any product that has a great natural fragrance, I get SO excited.
First Aid Kit Facial Radiance Pads – I got worried I was exfoliating too much, or too harshly and stopped exfoliating at all for a bit. But I realized I did need some, so I looked for a super gentle solution and I found these pads. I will definitely be keeping them in my rotation because they are gentle, yet effective and I trust the ingredients.
These are a few things I have added to my night routine.
Herbivore Pink Cloud – This is THE most perfect lotion. It’s definitely a keeper for me as a facial moisturizer. I use a lot of oils on my face, but sometimes it feels good to switch it up. I highly recommend this product. It smells so good and is super light!
LeahLani Bless Balm – I have mentioned this before, but I added it here because it’s a good counterpart to the Pink Cloud. I would use Bless Balm for any kind of chapped or super dry skin, it’s much more heavy duty if you need a deep moisturizer and right before bed is the perfect time for it! If you get really dry areas on your face, use it there and I even use it on my elbows, which get dry.
100% Pure Vitamin C Serum – I don’t use a serum every night, but I like to use one after a mask to kind of “seal the deal,” if you know what I mean. I have tried a lot of serums in my five years since turning 30 (haha) and this is definitely one of my favorites. It has vitamin C, which helps to brighten your skin.
True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oil – This is a new brand to me and I’ve recently tried a bunch of their products (love their shampoo and conditioner too), but this oil is probably my favorite. This is what I typically use every night and I add a drop or two of Manuka Oil or Frankincense.
Manuka Essential Oil – My number one favorite skincare oil. I love the scent of it and it has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial benefits, which are great for your face. It’s not the cheapest oil, but I pretty much only use it for adding a drop to my face oil at night or for skincare DIYs (like a roller blend or a face spray), so it lasts a very long time.
If you have any questions about these products, I’d be happy to answer them! I LOVE learning more about non-toxic skincare. I’ll be doing a post similar to this with some new cosmetics I’ve been loving soon. xx! Elsie
Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.