Roundup: Clean Beauty Products 2016


Do you have a clean beauty resolution for 2017? If you have a chance, browse my clean beauty archive for all the products I’ve tried since I made the switch in 2014. If you don’t have time for that (because who really does) I rounded up the best of the best clean beauty products that I continue to use on a weekly basis. While some beauty products come and go (like this and these), others are here to stay. Let’s discuss. Like most things in my life, less is better and when it comes to beauty products, that couldn’t be more true. I am lazy, I barely wear makeup and often times forgo makeup altogether. So here are the products that have staying power in my weekly routine. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask, I am always willing to help others transition into clean beauty and personal care products.

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RMS Volumizing Mascara // Glossier Boy Brow (brown) // Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask (smashed) // Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint (medium) // Surratt Relevee Lash Curler // John Masters Organics Rose Foaming Face Wash // Boscia Luminizing Face Mask // Dr. Haushka Rose Day Cream // Glossier Stretch Concealer (light)

Not pictured, but still in the mix: organic jojoba oil and organic vitamin e oil.


Beauty Supply: Kevin Murphy Dry Shampoo


As much as I love my homemade DIY dry shampoo, I don’t always have the ingredients on hand so I like to have a backup. If you remember, I always had a hard time finding a dry shampoo that wouldn’t make my forehead breakout in tiny bumps. Even when trying non-toxic versions, this would still be the case, until I found the Kevin Murphy Dry Shampoo. I appreciate that it sprays on clear, but it doesn’t give the extra volume that so many dry shampoos are known for. It doesn’t dry powdery, which is probably why the volume isn’t restored, but the smell is delicious. As a bonus, for every can sold, a financial contribution will be made to help reduce global carbon emissions. While this is my favorite non-toxic dry shampoo on the market at the moment, I still prefer my DIY organic version.


Beauty Supply: Vitamin E Oil


Last time I spoke about cold weather facial hydration I raved about the Dr. Haushka Rose Day Cream. Now that the weather is cold, I use it every morning instead of at night. In the evening after I shower or wash my face, I apply Vitamin E Oil to lock in the moisture until morning. Not only does it help retain your skin’s natural moisture, it prevents water loss as well. Vitamin E Oil is very heavy compared to my summertime favorite, jojoba oil. I don’t recommend using Vitamin E during the day as it takes a very long time to absorb into your skin and leaves you looking shiny. The best part of using oils over moisturizers is that they are pure, with no additives or toxins, just pure oil. Whenever possible, I buy organic oils to ensure their purity. What do you use to keep your skin moisturized through the winter?


Beauty Supply: Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream

I haven’t used a cream moisturizer in years, but I recently fell for Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream. As the cooler weather rolls in, I’m using this heavy cream at night.  It’s one of the only moisturizers that keeps my skin hydrated and dewy through to the morning. The only other product I’ve used that provides this much nourishing moisture is the Rodin Face Oil. I prefer the Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream over the Rodin Face Oil because of its thick cream consistency, the light rose fragrance and the cheaper price tag. If you are ready to try any of the Dr. Hauschka products, buy them at Whole Foods, they have the best return policy for Whole Body products. Check back next week for more of my cold weather moisturizing favorites.


Beauty Supply: Muji Blotting Papers


The space in my handbag is prime real estate, much like my closet, so the items that inhabit such space are the necessities. Case in point: Muji Blotting Papers. Not only do they absorb the excess oil on your face but do so without disturbing your makeup. Made from hemp and linen, the blotting papers are most effective. When I apply lip gloss with my fingers I use the Muji Blotting Papers to remove the excess gloss from my hand so I don’t spread it  to my clothes. I’m always finding new uses for these papers and at $2.25/100 papers they are worth every penny.