After almost a decade of using 100% Pure, I’m sharing some of the best 100% Pure skincare and makeup products. One of the first organic beauty brands I ever tried, 100 Percent Pure has the largest range of all natural and organic products, making it the perfect organic beauty brand to start with when switching to clean beauty. Everything from non-toxic nail polish to hair serums and body scrubs to brow gels, 100% Pure is a one-stop shop of a brand for all your clean beauty needs. While I personally prefer 100% Pure’s makeup over their other beauty categories, I’m sharing the best 100% Pure skincare and makeup products.
Native Atlas is a modern holistic skincare line formulated by a veteran esthetician and inspired by her family’s global roots. This is a luxe line with sophisticated and clean formulas focused on anti-pollution care (Daily Essentials), brightening + nourishing (Zahara) and body care (Misuli). I tried the Zahara line and was impressed by the Reset Enzyme Mask and Rewind Tonic, which are both very very strong. Read on for my Native Atlas review on the Rewind Tonic, Enzyme Tonic, Supreme Clean Waterless Hand Wash, and Vitamin Serum!
If you’re looking for fresh, small-batch CBD skincare from California that’s both luxurious and therapeutic, read on for my Vertly skincare review. Vertly is Garden-to-Bottle Skincare, made fresh each week to ensure the nutrient-rich extractions provide maximum benefits. The Vertly facility utilizes in-house, slow-extraction three week process with herbs like Arnica Flower, Comfrey Root, Yarrow, Marjoram and Rosemary. They combine this with non psychoactive hemp for superbly therapeutic products. I tried the Vertly Muscle Relief Bath Soaks, Relief Lotion, Soothing Floral Face Mist and Lip BalmVertly Muscle Relief Bath Soaks, Relief Lotion, Soothing Floral Face Mist and Lip Balm and am sharing my honest thoughts on the brand.
Aleavia offers a range of face & body cleansers and toning mists that are unique because they’re based on a prebiotic approach to skincare. Kelly, the founder, was searching for all-natural remedies to heal her daughter’s eczema when she disocvered a formulator that had been making prebiotic formulas for years and whose products cleared up the eczema less than a month. Thus began the idea for aleavia.
Superfood skincare brand Youth To The People is a cult favorite among clean beauty fans and non-fans alike. The vegan, minimalist and unisex line that focuses on superfood ingredients like kale and spinach is a Sephora aisle staple and has a massive loyal following. Youth To The People is also social impact driven and has their own Good To The People Funds that supports nonprofit leaders in climate, gender equity, racial equity, and human rights. In 2021 I finally tried out most of the Youth To The People line, which is priced in the $30-$60 range, and am sharing the brand’s hits and misses for me. To discover the best Youth To The People products, read on for the ultimate Youth To The People review! Take 25% off right now on their Amazon Store during Amazon Prime Day July 13, 2022.
Launched in 2019, Innbeauty Project is a clean skincare brand for Gen Z that’s instantly recognizable by their brightly multi-colored packaging. The Innbeauty Project Pimple Paste is the product that initially piqued my interest, and then their Lip Glaze, and then their Slushy Serum Moisturizer Crush, until I had to try them all for myself. Prices remain accessible with everything in the Innbeauty Project line under $30 and the brand is committed to sustainability, pledging to fund the removal of three plastic units from landfills, waterways, and marine environments for every product sold. Note that this brand does combine natural and synthetic ingredients including dimethicone and phenoxyethanol. Innbeauty Project is sold at Sephora, Credo and their website. Read on for my Innbeauty Project skincare review!
Native first launched their deodorants which became a mega hit, and in summer of 2021 the affordable clean beauty brand that’s available in stores everywhere launched mineral sunscreens. Native has one face sunscreen and one body sunscreen that each come in either Unscented or Coconut Pineapple scents. I’ve been testing out the Native Mineral Face Sunscreen pineapple and coconut and the unscented Body Sunscreen for the past several months and I am ready to share my official Native Sunscreen Review.
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Founded in 1999 in New York City, Red Flower is a natural and organic beauty brand rooted in holistic medicine, flower power and old world traditions. Red Flower aromatherapy-focused bath and body products are vegan, cruelty free, biodegradable, biocompatible and all-natural. Each of Red Flower’s washes, oils, clays, polishes, scrubs, buffs, mists and creams is formulated with layers of flowers, herbs, minerals, plant extracts, and mushrooms. While much of the Red Flower line is focused on body care, they also have a range of organic skincare, hair care and home products that will elevate your beauty routine. Read on for my Red Flower review and save 20% with Red Flower discount code OBL at www.redflower.com.
If you’ve been looking for a review that covers all of the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Foundations, then look no further! 100% Pure is an OG organic beauty brand with an extensive line of skincare, haircare, makeup and bodycare products that’s ever expanding. Their Fruit Pigmented makeup is a tried-and-true range of foundation, lipsticks, eyeshadows, palettes and everything in between – all powered 100% by natural ingredients and fruit pigments. One of 100 Percent Pure’s most popular makeup products is their foundation. Because who wants toxins and plastics sitting on their face for 8+ hours a day? 100% Pure offers a wide variety of foundations, so in this 100 Percent Pure foundation focused review I decided to break each down, so you can understand how they differ and choose the right all natural foundation for you. Read on for my 100% Pure foundation review and take 40% off during their Semi-Annual Sale right now in July.
Holistic skincare line Naturopathica is where herbalism, naturopathic medicine, and holistic wellness collide with cutting edge science. The brand’s philosophy is to take a holistic approach to address skin concerns, through a range of herbal remedies, tinctures, aromatherapies, and efficacious topical treatments. A truly natural and clean beauty brand, Naturopathica never uses:
- Animal-derived ingredients (Lanolin, Musk, Collagen, Squalene)
- Endocrine disruptors (Formaldehyde, Synthetic Fragrance, Parabens)
- Petroleum-derived ingredients
- Any other potentially toxic or known irritants
Naturopathica is a luxury skincare brand with products priced on the higher end due to their professional grade status. Started in 1995, this OG clean beauty brand is also used in many holistic spas and skincare studios, so you know they’re trusted by professionals. Back in 2019, I had the chance to meet Barbara Close, the founder of Naturopathica, by chance at an industry beauty expo I was working at, and she was so warm and friendly! Read on for my Naturopathica review and save 25% off Naturopathica skincare with my affiliate code OBL here.
ZitSticka’s new MEGASHADE Breakout Proof SPF Serum is a chemical-mineral hybrid that offers broad-spectrum SPF 50+ protection in the form of a weightless serum with zero white cast. MEGASHADE sunscreen serum was formulated specifically for acne-prone, oily and sensitive skin. While ZitSticka MEGASHADE does contain some chemical UV blockers, the rest of the ingredients are clean and skin-nourishing. Read on for my ZitSticka MEGASHADE SPF Serum SPF 50 review on this exciting new sunscreen product!
One of the original clean beauty brands, Juice Beauty has been around since 2005 and uses certified organic ingredients with a farm-to-beauty approach. Juice Beauty sunscreens are non-nano, reef safe and made with natural and organic ingredients that are safe for the whole family. They offer four excellent high-performance mineral sunscreens: Sport, Moisturizer (non-tinted and tinted) and CC Cream all with SPF 30.
One of Juice Beauty’s most popular products is their Stem Cellular CC cream with SPF 30. While I have full Juice Beauty review, the Juice Beauty CC Cream deserves its own review. The CC cream comes in 7 shades, provides 12 benefits, has a perfectly silky texture and light/medium consistency. Save 25% with Juice Beauty discount code OBL here.
Gen Z sunscreen brand Everyday Humans has taken 2021 by storm with their plastic neutral, sassy sunscreens. Impact and value driven, Everyday Humans makes inclusive, clinically tested and sustainability-focused SPF that’s actually fun to use. There are three Everyday Humans sunscreen products available: two chemical sunscreens, one for body and one for face, and a mineral face sunscreen option. All are priced at $25 or under. Read on for my Everyday Humans sunscreen review.
Organic and holistic skincare brand Blissoma offers targeted skincare for the most demanding skin types. Blissoma is anything but basic. Combining cutting-edge chemistry with traditional herbal knowledge, Blissoma is known for their fresh, healing and almost medicinal skincare. The all-natural, organic skincare line sources their ingredients from local farms or extract themselves at customized potencies to create the most efficacious products possible. Blissoma’s products are luxurious and thoughtfully formulated, while still remaining at a relatively accessible mid range price level. I tried the Blissoma Mild Rice Facial Cleanser, Timeless Vitamin C Concentrate and Loving Recovery Beta Glucan Mask, so read on for my Blissoma review. (Blissoma’s Summer Sale for 30% off is June 17- June 19, 2022 for email subscribers only. Once you subscribe you’ll receive an automatic email with the code)
Red Light Therapy is a hot topic in the skincare community these days as an anti-aging therapy. But it’s actually been around for a long time: In 1903, a Nobel Prize of Medicine was given to a scientist for the use of light therapy, in the 1980s NASA used red light therapy to grow plants in space, in the 1960s it was used primarily in Eastern Europe for treatment of chronic pain, arthritis and soft-tissue injury, and in the 1990s physical therapists noted a recovery time of 50 times faster than without the therapy. In short, there is an abundance of studies done on the proven benefits of LED light therapy. Read on for the skin benefits of Red Light Therapy and my Lumiere Skyn HyperGlo LED Mask Skin Rejuvenation System review!
If you’re looking for Cocokind reviews, you’ve landed on the most up-to-date and honest Cocokind review. Founded by Priscilla Tsai, Cocokind makes clean and natural skincare all under $25 and widely available at Target, ULTA and Whole Foods. Much has changed since my original Cocokind skincare review, from tons of new products to a brand new look. I’m reviewing the best Cocokind products and sharing which were misses for me. Read on for the ultimate Cocokind review and a Cocokind discount code for 15% off.
Based in South Korea, Hapa Kristin offers non prescription and prescription colored contacts that are natural looking, comfortable and high quality. I discovered Hapa Kirstin on Instagram and was immediately drawn to their fun illustrative packaging and wide variety of colored contact choices. I now regularly purchase these Hapa Kristin contacts on my own because these are the best colored contacts for dark eyes I’ve tried. Hapa Kristin conveniently ships with global express shipping and my contacts always arrive around three days after I’ve made my purchase. I’ve tried Peaceful Kristin, Yolo Kristin, Blase Kristin and Solitary Kristin. Read on for my Hapa Kristin review, colored contacts try on photos and a Hapa Kristin discount code!
Max and Me is an eco-luxury high-vibrational skincare line hailing from Austria. using only the purest most high quality ingredients in their masterpieces. The founders are a husband-wife duo who pour their love for each other, nature and skincare to create products that work beyond skin healing and as vibrational tools. Each Max and Me product combines energy healing, aromatherapy and highly vibrant ingredients sourced from sacred pockets around the world. As a Max and Me blogger I’ve had the opportunity to use many products from their exquisite line, including the: Enchanted Face Oil, I am the Light Face Oil, Sweet Serenity Face Mask, The Intuitive Face Mist, Circle of Protection Body Oil, Rescue Balm and Purity & Grace Cleanser. In this Max and Me skincare review, I’ll deep dive into what high-vibe skincare actually is and how Max and Me skincare elevates the skincare experience to nurture body, mind and soul.
Badger has been making pure, simple and effective products of the highest natural quality since 1995. They use organic plant extracts, exotic oils, beeswax, and minerals to create products that heal and protect the skin. Badger is most known for their sunscreens, which are widely accessible, affordable and used as a staple by so many families across the US. Badger has remained true to their crunchy granola roots and remains a family owned and operated company to this day. They’ve also earned the coveted B Corp certification as a company on a mission to better both people and planet. In this Badger Sunscreen review, I’m sharing my thoughts on the new Badger Clear Zinc sunscreen line.
One of the original clean beauty brands, Juice Beauty has been around since 2005 and uses certified organic ingredients with a farm-to-beauty approach. From mineral sunscreen to skincare and plant-based makeup to wellness, Juice Beauty has an extensive range of products that have earned them a loyal following. Star power from Gwyneth Paltrow as the Chief Creative Officer helped put Juice Beauty on the map, and the vegan and sustainable brand even purchased their own organic farm in Sonoma County. I recently had the chance to interview Juice Beauty founder Karen Behnke in person – check out the video here. In this ultimate Juice Beauty review, I’ll be sharing the best Juice Beauty products, sunscreens, skincare and makeup!
DERMA E is one the largest natural skincare brands in the US that makes affordable vegan products sold everywhere from Target and ULTA to Whole Foods and Sprouts. With everything from skincare to scar gel and sunscreen to hair care, DERMA E could easily take over your entire personal care and beauty routine. DERMA E call themselves a clean, eco-ethical brand because of their commitment to natural ingredients, the environment and giving back. Even though not all DERMA E products are 100% natural (they’re a 100% vegan and cruelty-free brand), this company offers such a wide selection of products at incredibly accessible prices. In this DERMA E review, I’m sharing the best DERMA E products, from hair care to skincare including their new Scalp Relief products.
Vapour Beauty was one of the first luxury organic makeup brands to launch back in 2009 with 100 percent natural makeup that didn’t compromise on performance. Vapour is one of those unicorn clean makeup brands that transcends the line between skincare and makeup. Each product was made entirely of pure minerals, essential oils and organic plant ingredients, and I of course, fell in love. From its inception Vapour Beauty has been dedicated to making an impact on both planet and people and has never wavered from that mission throughout its 12 year history. In this Vapour Beauty review I’ll be covering Vapour Beauty’s rebrand and the best Vapour makeup products.
I’ve been using Routine Natural Deodorant for a few years now, so I’m excited to share my Routine review and why this has been my go-to deodorant! Proudly Canadian and founded in Calgary by sisters Neige and Pippa, Routine deodorants are ethically crafted with natural ingredients and low-waste packaging. With humble roots that began in 2012 in local Calgary markets, Routine has grown a much-deserved, loyal fan base, entered Credo Beauty stores, and has expanded their line to body oils, soaps, solid perfumes and candles — all available in their signature deodorant scents. No matter how much or often I use Routine deodorants I’ve never gotten a rash or irritation. So without further ado, let’s dive right into this Routine deodorant review.
I’ve rounded up the top 15 organic Vitamin C serums for face made with natural ingredients and stabilized Vitamin C. Vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants to protect skin cells from free radical damage. Besides acting as a protective shield, Vitamin C also helps fight hyperpigmentation and sun damage, brighten skin tone, increases collagen production and reduces wrinkles. Simply put, it’s an anti-aging powerhouse. For sensitive skin types, Vitamin C may cause irritation so proceed with caution. Read on for the best natural and organic Vitamin C serums in clean beauty (plus a discount code for several)!
While sunscreen may be the most popular option when it comes to sun protection, the first line of defense is your clothing. When it comes to our face, this would mean sun protection hats. Ages ago, I had no idea sun protective clothing or hats even existed. I mean, if it covered my skin didn’t that mean it automatically protected me from the sun? Oh how wrong I was. A standard cotton T-shirt has a UPF rating of 5. Compare this to UPF clothing which often score at or over 50 UPF. There is a major difference between regular fabric and UPF fabric.
Le Prunier shot to fame in November 2020 thanks to Chrissy Tiegen raving about the brand’s hero product, Plum Beauty Oil, but Le Prunier’s history actually spans over a century. The story of this heritage brand begins in 1916 when the founders’ great-grandfather started the Le Prunier family farm in Northern California. Two generations later, sisters and co-founders Jacqueline, Allison, and Elaine Taylor decided to harness the beauty benefits of cold-pressed plum oil and partnered with two world-renowned labs to eventually debut Le Prunier at Indie Beauty Expo in 2018. Today, the Le Prunier farm is the world’s largest grower of organic plums. In this Le Prunier review I’m exploring why Chrissy Tiegen loves Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil (she calls it “magic”), and diving into the skincare benefits of plum oil, the driving force behind Le Prunier as a brand and even Le Prunier alternatives.
I’m not one to go to the nail salon frequently or even wear nail polish these days while quarantining but I love the look of a gel nail art manicure (just not the $120 price tag!). So when I discovered ManiMe Gel Stick On Nails was created right in Los Angeles by a Korean native I knew I had to reach out to them and give them a try for my short nails. If you like the idea of avoiding spending hours at the salon, saving money on expensive gel nail art manicures, or are looking for a non-toxic alternative to gel nails, ManiMe is the perfect solution. ManiMe gel stick on nails are 10-free (free of the top ten toxins in nail polish) and the first nail brand to offer custom-fit sizes using a proprietary 3-D technology. In this ManiMe review I’m sharing what you need to know before buying ManiMe, the best tips to properly apply ManiMe gel stick on nails, and a 20% ManiMe promo code (OBL). Read on for my ManiMe Gel Nails review! Read more
Mychelle is an accessible and affordable clean beauty brand that has been making reef safe sunscreen for over a decade! So they might know or a thing or two about making mineral sunscreen that’s safe and effective. Mychelle is also committed to the clean beauty movement and are a founding member of the Environmental Working Group’s “Verified for Your Health” program, a PETA certified cruelty-free company and certified by Leaping Bunny. Naturally, you won’t find any Phthalates, Parabens, Petroleum, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances and Colors in their line. With summer just around the corner, let’s get right into this Mychelle review specifically for Mychelle’s Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50.
Votary Skincare is a luxurious British brand that caters to sensitive skin and uses super seed oils at the heart of each of its products. If you have oily, combo or sensitive/reactive skin, Votary is a line to put on your radar. From its beautiful deep green bottles to clean aesthetic, Votary has come a long way from founder and beauty editor Arabella Preston’s kitchen. What started off as a cleansing oil that suited Arabella’s needs has now grown into a full range of cleansing oils, facial oils, deeply nourishing creams, masks and powerful serums.
Lovinah Supernatural Skincare is a corrective all-natural line of luxurious products formulated to target premature aging, hormonal challenges, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and acne using age-old, potent African ingredients. Lovinah combines the healing herbal traditions of Africa with modern technology to create products that are slow crafted in micro batches.
Birthed through the founder Daisy Jing’s personal struggle with cystic acne, Banish Acne Scars is a brand on a mission to banish much more than just acne scars. Because of the founder’s own struggle with self-esteem and confidence while battling acne, she has made it part of Banish’s mission to teach men and women “that it’s not the way you look that matters; it’s the confidence to be who you are, without hiding from others.” Read on for my Banish Acne Scars review, before and after and use Banish discount code OBL to save at www.banish.com.
I was so impressed by Bluh Alchemy’s Multi C Serum I had to give it its own review. Bluh Alchemy is an award-winning advanced bioactive line that’s for organic beauty lovers who want to tackle signs of premature aging.
What sets Bluh Alchemy apart is that they are one of the only companies in the world using the world’s first cellular extracted botanicals, a “cutting-edge extraction process works to rapidly harness a plant’s complete phytoactive profile, pure, stable and unadulterated as it exists in nature.”
While the science behind this extraction process feels beyond my grasp, I can appreciate what the end result means for my skin. And it does not disappoint.
I’m so excited to introduce a new clean beauty brand that offers affordability, quality and sustainability – BYBI Beauty! This British brand was started by two female entrepreneurs and skincare formulator friends who sought to create products that they themselves wanted to use but couldn’t find in the market (hello Bakuchiol Booster!). And this is why I found many of their product offerings unique and also — they just make a whole lot of sense. Read on for my BYBI Beauty review!
If you’re looking for Plant alchemy skincare infused with vibrational medicine, reiki, intuition, loving intention, and nutrient-rich whole plants, keep reading for my Heart of Gold skincare review. I was first introduced to Heart of Gold skincare in 2019 and since then I’ve fallen in love with the brand and products. Heart of Gold skincare is based out of Portland, Oregon and founded by Ally Draizin, an herbalist and holistic esthetician with over two decades of experience as an esthetician and seven years as a bioregional herbalist.
Stay tuned until the end of the review for a mini interview with founder Ally Draizin! Heart of Gold skincare products are available on their website and at Boxwalla, which ships internationally for free with orders $100.
I worked with NOW Foods for two years and during that time I’ve been lucky enough to try many NOW Foods supplements and beauty products in their 1400+ product line. In 2019, I was lucky enough to visit the NOW Foods headquarters and labs in Illinois before the pandemic hit. In this NOW Foods supplements review I’m sharing all about my behind the scenes visit to NOW HQ and my favorite NOW products. Even before I knew NOW Foods, I already knew them because their products are sold everywhere and have been a longtime staple in many American households throughout its 50 year history. Even after five decades, NOW Foods remains a family owned company committed to bettering their customers’ lives. Read on for the ultimate NOW Foods review.
Odacite Skincare is a natural and organic skincare line where understated luxury and high performance go hand in hand. Odacite has a certain je ne sais quoi, like the effortless beauty that French women seem to possess but in the form of a skincare line. Hailing from California, Odacite Pure Elements has been around since before clean beauty became “clean beauty” and remains a staple in my beauty routine to this day. Now it’s a celeb favorite with Gigi Hadid loving Odacite’s Moringa Petitgrain serum concentrateand Naomi Watts a fan of the Rose + Neroli Hydra Vitalizing Treatment Mist. It’s been five years since I first introduced my skin to Odacite’s highly active formulas, and in this full Odacite skincare review, I am finally sharing my thoughts on the products I’ve tried over the years. You can save 15% with my Odacite discount code OBL, as always.
As the name suggests, Edible Beauty is a natural skincare brand that’s so pure you could eat it! Hailing from Australia, these luxurious products are made of 100% mineral, vitamin and botanical derived ingredients and are vegan, cruelty-free and packaged in completely sustainable materials. Edible Beauty carries a wide range of products from natural skincare to teas and sunscreen to multi-purpose balms. In this Edible Beauty review, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on their tonic serums and their Sephora bestseller No. 3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum. Plus an Edible Beauty discount code for 20% off!