Natural skincare is not a unique concept, but it’s nice to know that consumers can find exceptional, unique, and affordable products to pamper their skin.
Here are some of my new (natural) skincare favorites that help you get more out of your beauty budget.
Colorful Sun Protection!
The Summer may be officially over, but the UVA/UVB rays of the sun are out to sabotage your health and skin every day. Mineral based sunblocks are a great idea for those who prefer natural sunblocks to chemical sun protection.
Bare Republic is an eco-friendly dermatologist developed skincare and body-care from California.
It’s easy to love these eco-friendly, cruelty-free products with a combo of antioxidant-rich oils, plant extracts, and actives of Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide.
The sun doesn’t stop shining when Summer is over and school is in full swing. However, for kids, sun protection is often a hard sell.
Make them love it with Bare Republic’s Neon Sunscreen Sticks ($8.99/each). The water-resistant (80 minutes) sticks have 25% Zinc Oxide for a rating of SPF 50.
However, the main attraction is the neon colors such as Atomic Orange and Lightning Yellow. There’s also blue, green, hot pink, electric blue, and purple.
The formula is a bit sticky, but kids won’t mind and adults are going to find creative ways to use them, while feeling secure that they offer serious broad spectrum protection.
Lightning Yellow had a banana scent. Neon Orange had mango. The other sticks have their own signature scent.
Sans Color, Great Protection:
\For those who want good mineral sun protection but don’t want to make so much of a statement, Bare Republic has other formulas. I like the Whipped Mousse Sunblock ($16.99) with a push button top that dispenses a froth of SPF 30 with 17.5% Zinc Oxide.
It feels luxurious on your skin, hydrates with plant extracts like Mangosteen and Macadamia Nut Oil with a natural coconut and vanilla scent and is good year-round.
For the face try Face SPF 30 ($14.99) a mixture of 3.2% Titanium Dioxide and 1.7% Zinc Oxide in a flip top tube. There is a tinted version, too. This also has the Natural Vanilla Coconut scent.
These affordable and unique products are the ones you’ll reach for year-round. The neon sticks will make delightful stocking stuffers at holiday time, too. For more information visit https://www.gobareoutside.com/
Luxurious & Novel Exfoliating Spray
I love a pampering skincare pick me up. However, it’s even better when it multi-tasks.
Delightful Body Exfoliating Mist by Fleur’s ($53.50 /3.3. fl. oz.) is not just a pretty floral body spray, it is touted as a new approach to skin exfoliating for those who don’t like the mess or the time it takes.
The scent is refreshing light and is housed in a truly beautiful glass bottle with red poppies surrounding the label.
This body spray is meant to be spritzed on after bath or shower as you enjoy the scent of citrus fruit, red berries and orange blossoms for your aromatherapy pleasure.
You may not notice it right away, but with daily use, it’s natural exfoliating enzymes and poppy extract naturally and gently rid of dead skin cells. You don’t even need to rinse your skin!
Key ingredients of Natural exfoliating enzymes, moisturizing poppy, nourishing jojoba oil and moisturizing white lily will make your skin smoother, softer and better looking.
According to Fleur’s clinical results, people using this body spray found their skin was 40% more hydrated in an hour, 4 times better exfoliated.
For me, this is the ultimate in luxurious, easy body care. I’m suggesting it for pampering now, but it will also make a great holiday gift idea for the at-home spa devotee or the busy person with no time for extras in the shower.
Edinburgh Natural Skincare Hand and Body Bars are sold in tins, so you can tote them in your purse or pocket and take them through security, no worries.
Of the variety of body bars, I selected the Queen Bee bar (who doesn’t want to be Queen?!) made of natural beeswax, cocoa butter, and coconut oil scented with essential oils of orange, lemongrass, and lime plus honey.
I love the decorative embossing in the bar with a bee and honeycomb, of course!
I also tried a nice natural Lip Balm ($10) in a screw-top jar. It’s so nurturing and hydrating I can’t stop applying it.
Coconut oil, pure beeswax, cocoas butter and scented with geranium and sweet orange essential oils makes this a natural way to hydrate!
When you are really on a tight beauty budget it sometimes seems as though nothing pampering is in your price range, but Peel-Off Masks by 7th Heaven and from the UK, are just $1.99/each.
Ready to have some fun? These single-use peel-off masks clean and easy to use, and honestly, fun to peel off in one piece if you can wait 15-20 minutes for the skin benefits to happen!
Take one on vacay–they’re completely travel-friendly, with colorful graphics that add to the fun.
Great Gift Idea:
A basket of 7th Heaven Peel-Off Masks would make a fun gift for the holidays without wrecking your bank account. I also like that these masks are also Cruelty-free and Vegetarian Society approved.
The products have natural ingredients, but do select the type of mask that is best for your skin.
The formulas I tried are best for those with acne or oily skin. Fortunately, there are 9 different masks.
Cleanse your pores with the Charcoal + Black Sugar Peel-off Mask featuring black sugar to exfoliate hydrate and smooth.
Activated charcoal draws out dirt and impurities while witch hazel is a natural astringent. Kaolin clay helps control oil production.
The 7th Heaven Pink Guava Peel-Off Mask is also great for oily and acne-prone skin. It’s going to cleanse and refine pores and reduce redness. Key ingredients include Vitamin C and antioxidants such as guava fruit, Mangosteenteen Fruit, Apple, and Pear.
For more information visit: https://www.my7thheaven.com/us/