Hi there, my name is Brigid and I am the founder of Create Love Heal, a go-to for all clean beauty recommendations, soulful discoveries and Online Self Empowerment Course. I am a huge advocate for minimising toxic load in our lives, both environmentally and emotionally, and it's incredible stores like I Am Natural Store which make the transition from conventional to non toxic beauty easy and convenient.
CLEANING UP YOUR SKINCARE & MAKE UP ROUTINE IN 2017
It's 2017 and so many resolutions have come and gone already... one thing people commonly commit to is cleaner living - diet, attitude, exercise, lifestyle, but what about beauty??
Green beauty can absolutely seem daunting, overwhelming and often expensive. But I assure you the transition doesn't need to be a scary one, nor does it need to be costly. We are blessed with variety and I Am Natural Store is one of the most prestigious clean beauty boutiques available in Australia, shipping worldwide and holding some of my favourite luxury items plus so much more!
Let me walk you through my favourite and essential items for a clean beauty glow in both skincare and make up. A great starting point when transitioning from conventional to non toxic self care.
The products I have chosen are absolutely divine in every way and cover a range of budgets but also offer quality beyond measure. I adore these products for warmer months for an extra boost in hydration but easily cater to the cooler months when exposure to heaters is at its highest.
Generally I love an oil cleanser however I cannot go past the OSEA Ocean Cleansing Milk for that beautifully fresh and hydrated cleanse I often crave at the end of the day. I don't cleanse in the morning, only water wash, so this is amazing to indulge in at the end of the day for cleansing and an easy make up remover.
For masking I adore the Madara Detox Ultra Purifying Mud Mask to help purify and decongest my skin from the sweat and heat of the day, while revitalising that glow I am always chasing. This mask is beautiful for refining pores and tightening the skin. A definite yet affordable indulgence.
I highly recommend using a toner or mist followed by one of my sacred products which I would not be without - Kypris Moonlight Catalyst. This beauty is an absolute game changer and one of the first items I used when I cleaned up my beauty products and I have not looked back. It is a little pricier but lasts at least 6-9 months with daily use, making it highly affordable when comparing with conventional products of the same calibre.
Moonlight Catalyst changed my skin in every way, acting as a natural retinol through fermented pumpkin enzymes to rejuvenate and balance cell turnover whilst decreasing pigmentation, scarring and redness.
My absolute indulgent serum is May Lindstrom’s The Youth Dew; again a more luxurious item that is heavenly and incredibly honourable to its mission to support the skin. Something to keep in mind with natural products, particularly when looking at price, is that the more expensive brands tend to honour their promise for highest quality and well, ethically sourced ingredients maximising the effect of their products. There are definitely lots of beautifully curated and well sourced more affordable brands such as OSEA, Madara and Pai which are all stunning and available at I Am Natural Store that I would highly recommend, however when it comes to my gold star items, these are it!
Lastly we all need a good boost in the deodorant department, something people are often hesitant to transition over to cleaner options due to fear of poor performance. I have tried more natural deodorants than I care to admit. The Lavanila Deodorant is by far the most adorably scented and effective deodorant. It is convenient, creamy and ultra gentle for sensitive skin types. It works amazingly as both an anti-perspiring and it truly leaves you smelling sweet all day long. My favourite is definitely the Pure Vanilla however there is an array of scents.
Over warmer months I like to stick to a minimal make up look and allow the sun to kiss my face. My essentials for both converting to Green Beauty as well as for a minimalistic glowing look that still makes an impact includes....
Lily Lolo Mascara; this is the best of all mascaras in the land of mascaras. I am obsessed with bold, flattering lashes and this delivers on all accounts. It is thick, easily applied, doesn't smudge, crumble or rub off, yet it is incredibly effective at lengthening and thickening the appearance of your lashes. I wouldn't be without this....EVER!
The W3ll People Bio Bronzer Stick is my go-to for a creamy, bronzed glow. This product lasts a lifetime, wears amazingly with easy application and blending while lasting the duration of a long warm day. I remember being terrified of cream bronzes because I felt I would look drawn on and too sculpted, but this has been by far the most moisturising and effective cream bronzer I have come across, literally lasting months making it highly worth it's worth.
The Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint (featuring Very Sweet) is one of the most incredible high end brands stocked at I Am Natural Store and one that will last you well and truly past its expiry date before getting close to the bottom of the jar! This is such a luxurious multipurpose product applying smoothly and with such a gorgeous gloss of colour for both the lips and cheeks.
And finally for the lips to take you from day to night is my favourite long lasting lipstick, Nudus Australia lipstick (in Viva). This colour is perfection, with warm pink and purple hues that would suit almost all skin types. It has a moisturising semi matte finish with a slight sheen and lasts incredibly long beyond application. One of the few lip products which are certified organic and high performing, not to mention Australian owned and made. I highly recommend this brand for anyone who loves to indulge in a good lippy.
AND so it is, my favourite essential green beauty products, and all offered at I Am Natural Store. If you are transitioning from conventional beauty to cleaner, less toxic options don't be overwhelmed by the choices or lack of ability to get some hands on before purchasing. In most cases samples are offered and truly the quality that is on offer is all of the highest calibre. It is hard to find an ineffective or damaging natural skincare product. Start simply and progress from there as you rediscover your beautiful skin and what works best for you. Detoxify your life and trust me, your body will thank you for it in more ways than you can imagine.
Much love, Brig xx
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