Mama's vegan skin care favorites
Hello Mama! I want to talk about skin care and what I love. My only intention is to share clean products that I like in hopes of helping any mama out there struggling with her skin, or using a chemical filled product.
I am a lover of clean beauty products that are results driven so when I find something I love to death I just have to share! If you currently love what you are using: 1. Read the ingredients 2. KEEP USING IT!! :)
I have had problematic skin ever since I can remember (think like middle schoolish). I have tried every single product under the sun and nothing, I mean nothing seemed to work for me, so I piled on the makeup.
I was always so envious of the girls with a creamy blemish free radiant complexion, I mean what bitches right?! I joke, but really though is that skin real life?
Flash Forward to 27 years old when I tried Arbonne’s RE9 anti-aging line and genius pads. Life changed. I know that sounds so high drama but you guys know I don’t bullshit. I do share and sell Arbonne because I am obsessed with it and I only use vegan beauty products and these kinda happen to be the bomb (if anyone says that anymore?).
I was first attracted to Arbonne’s skin care line because they are vegan and use botanically based ingredients and they are a results driven company. Meaning, they have 3rd party clinical testing to back up what they say their product will do for you. Use, get results, use for life.
Nothing had balanced my oily skin like this line had, and nothing had softened my uneven skin and completely diminished the discoloration from years of using chemical filled products like this line had.
I use this line because it makes my skin feel and look amazing and it’s not filled with cancer causing ingredients.
As mamas it’s so so important that we know what we are putting on our skin is safe not only for us but for our children. Don’t even get me started on baby products and how awful some are!
Anyways, back to looking 27 forever...ugh… I mean 30, but who has to know that.
I use a cleanser, a toner (ph correct), a serum (fights wrinkles & builds collagen like a mother), eye cream (who doesn’t have crows feet), and moisturizer+SPF. At night I get real wild and use a night cream (that I would lather all over my body if I could, it’s luxury).
At night about 4-5 times a week I use these magical little exfoliating pads called genius pads. They are a plant-based retinoid so they help to gently resurface and exfoliate the skin. These things have literally changed my skin, they are miracle workers!!
Two bonus products I love and you should totally try are this nourishing face oil and this rose hibiscus spray.
Both these products give moisture to the skin in the most gentle plant-based way possible!
This face oil is a dry oil so it doesn’t make your skin feel greasy and it’s packed with antioxidants and omega 6 and 3! It’s a superfood for your skin.
And this rose spray by Herbivore Botanicals is just heaven. This is a blend of coconut water, rose and hibiscus which you simply mist onto the skin for added moisture. I love to give myself a spirits at night before bed to lock in moisture while I sleep.
Being a mother can take a lot out of you and sometimes those bags under your eyes need HELP, that is why I am SO into good skin care. We only get one face so it’s totally worth investing in!
Facial Cleanser = “Youthful-looking skin starts with clean skin. The rich pearlescent crème formula gently washes away makeup and impurities, leaving your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. “
Toner = “A quick misting of this antioxidant-rich, pH-balanced toner refreshes skin and prepares it for the next step — firming and lifting skin’s appearance.”
Serem = “The collagen-supporting ingredients are clinically proven to hold in moisture and help visibly firm and lift, while lessening the appearance of fine lines.”
Corrective eye cream = “diminish the look of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles with this exclusive eye crème.”
Day Cream = “Be pro beautiful skin. Our concentrated day crème formula moisturizes while helping prevent sunburn, and has collagen-supporting ingredients and botanicals to help capture a youthful appearance. All for it.”
Night Cream = “And now, for your beauty sleep. So rich with an ultra-hydrating blend of botanicals and collagen-supporting ingredients. Wake up to visibly youthful-looking skin — it’s not just in your dreams.”
Two Mama Must Haves
1. Nourishing Facial Oil= Instant illuminating glow! A sheer dry oil formula enhanced with ingredients that contain omega fattyacids 3 and 6 and a superantioxidant to help support luminous skin beauty. Like a superfood for your skin, this illuminating oil provides just the right amount of superior hydration and moisture where it’s needed most; improving the look of skin texture to help create a more radiant-looking, even-toned complexion. (Arbonne)
2. Rose Hibiscus Spray= Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist is created with pure plant actives — no fillers. A base of coconut water is infused with youth-boosting hibiscus flower petals and moisture-enhancing rose to tone, hydrate, and soften all skin types.
Coconut Water: Excellent for instantly rehydrating the skin and providing a new glow. In Hawaii, Coconut Water is known as “noelani,” which translates to “dew from the heavens.”
Hibiscus Flower: Naturally rich in malic and citric acid to provide natural exfoliation and speed up cell turnover, resulting in a more even skin-tone. Also provides an intense boost in moisture and helps the skin to maintain moisture due to its high mucilage content — mucilage is a sticky substance secreted by the plant in order to retain moisture.
Rose: Hydrating, high in antioxidants, and excellent for reducing redness and inflammation.
Witch Hazel: Witch hazel has the ability to tighten skin and reduce inflammation. It is an ideal natural remedy for treating discoloration and puffiness under and around eyes.
Aloe Vera: Aloe is light, healing, and hydrating. It moisturizes the skin without leaving a greasy feel making it a great choice for all skin types. It also contains natural salicylic acid so it is excellent for prevention and treatment of blemishes. (Herbivore Botanicals)
I hope you picked up a tip or two about clean skin care...
And if all else fails at the end of the day you don't have any energy left in you, just pour a glass of chardonnay and splash some water on your face! The end.