It doesn’t matter how much you spend on a beauty product or how cute the packaging is if it isn’t right for your skin. It also won’t serve you well if you don’t like the scent or texture, or you have specific requirements such as vegan or conscious beauty. The beauty and skincare finds I’m suggesting in this beauty story are affordable, but also will appeal to a wide range of interests. If these don’t appeal to you, please make a comment with suggestions with other items you’d like advicesisters.com to review.
Clean Beauty Bodycare For All:
Weleda makes wonderful clean beauty products. They are certified natural and also affordable. Conducting business in harmony with nature is Weleda’s approach to beauty.
Now Weleda has introduced three new plant-based Body Washes. All three plant-rich formulas are NATRUE certified, free from parabens and phthalates, free from synthetic preservatives and synthetic fragrances, and use no animal testing.
The colorful tubes contain good for all skin types cleansers with rich essential oils. I can’t suggest a favorite after testing them because they are all great. Therefore, I’ll just give you the details and a reason to get all three:
Energy Body Wash has the scent of ginger, java lemongrass, and cedarwood. To me, it’s a bitter lemon smell that really wakes you up.
I use this when I have to get out there and get things done!
Pamper Body Wash is a romantic floral with notes of rose, jasmine, and ylang-ylang. This nourishing, creamy formula is the one I’d reach for on date night to keep my skin soft and lightly scented.
Relax Body Wash has mind-soothing lavender, bergamot, and vetiver. I like this in the evening after a shower to help me drift off with sweet dreams.
At just under $10 they’re all really awesome! For more information visit: https://www.weleda.com/
Makeup Brushes Are a Beauty Find!
Makeup brushes are an investment. I’ve had some of mine for literally, decades. But if you want to invest in some new brushes, you might consider Varenti Beauty. These brushes are made in Italy and are luxe, pro-style tools worthy of the expensive St. Louis crystal glass I’ve posted them in.
However, their bristles are vegan, and cruelty-free, plus hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested.
I use a lot of different eye shadow brushes when I’m testing out makeup.
The Varenti Beauty white bristled Blender Eye Shadow Brush is a multi-tasker for coloring lids or blending Price: $22. Sometimes you need an even larger brush. The Luxe Crease Eye Shadow Blending Brush is extra large to “fade out” color or define it, as you wish. Price: $18.
Beauty and Skincare Find with SPF!
No matter what time of year it is, sunscreen is a must-have. And if I’m going to spend $$ on sunscreen, it has to do
more. IMAGE Skincare gives you another good reason to splurge a little to get good skincare protection. The IMAGE Skincare PREVENTION + Daily Hydrating Moisturizer ($44).
However, it’s not just a wear-it-at-the-beach sunblock. This mineral moisturizer delivers broad-spectrum SPF with a whopping 17.1% zinc oxide. But it is also made with Digital Aging Defense, to protect against blue light (from phones, other electronic devices, ad the sun). And, of course, it moisturizes your skin.
This luxe multi-tasking skincare is made without parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, artificial fragrances, synthetic dyes, or animal testing. Everyone’s skin is different, but mine is sensitive. This hydrating, protecting sunscreen didn’t irritate my skin or make it feel sticky. For me, that’s priceless! For more information visit imageskincare.com.
A Find for Fragrance Lovers:
How many fragrances do you currently own? How many do you actually use? Is there one you reach for more than all the others? If you are seeking a new fragrance for Summer into Fall (or really, all year long) consider trying Molton Brown’s Lily & Magnolia Eau de Parfum ($160).
I have never sniffed the British woodlands, but this fragrance is meant to evoke that experience. So I looked up some of it’ unique properties. Lush greenery, ancient trees, wildflowers, soils, and old hunting grounds shape the sights and smells. I am guessing that the perfumer focused on the wildflowers because this really is a flirty floral with a base redolent with sensual warm notes.
Note: Molton Brown has two versions of Lily & Magnolia Blossom. There is the Eau de Toilette (EDT – $120 3.3 fl.oz.) that I’m showing in my photos. But there is also an Eau de Parfum (EDP- $160 3.3. fl. oz.) that is in a brown bottle with a green topper. They are identically constructed except for one major difference. Pear is added to the mix in the EDP. The fruitiness is also from the magnolia, whose blossoms are citrus-y more than simply sweet.
Both are available in gift sets with a fragrance, body moisturizer, and shower gel. ($152-192).
White florals tend to smell “rubbery” on my skin. So when I learned that this was a floral I wasn’t sure I would like it. But it smelled fresher with a hint of fruit and green, rather than simply floral. There is a sweetness, but as it dries down the base notes balance the florals and warm up your skin.
In actuality, I can see how this is the scent of the woodlands. The top notes are magnolia with white tea and green mandarin with the EDP including pear. The heart also has lily of the valley with peony and freesia. This represents the trees, fruits, and wildflowers of the woodlands. However, the base warms up all those white florals with the scent of the forest floor of soils and moss and a more pungent scent. The base is a potpourri-worthy blend of sensual sandalwood, white musk, and ylang-ylang. For more information visit the Molton Brown Website.