Why? What's wrong with the products in my house?
This was the first question I asked myself when I was sitting in my free Arbonne facial session at my friend's house. Needless to say, my reaction was "TAKE MY MONEY" after the education I was receiving during my session. Did you know that our skin is the largest organ in our body? We seldom forget that it's an organ, but it absorbs what we put on it, including all the bad stuff! It's just as important to be mindful of what we're putting on our skin as what we're ingesting!
I'm not here to write a long, educational article on this topic, because there is too much research that's already been done, with different opinions, so I'll leave that up to you to dig and come to your own conclusion. But for ME, I now personally look to use products that are Organic, Vegan, Paraban Free, Sulfate Free, Cruelty Free, and so on and so forth. The better for the animals and the environment, and of course my body, the better!
I compiled a list of products I absolutely cannot live without on my day to day, just to share some of what personally works for me! Of course, we all have different hair and skin types, but if you take anything away from this at all, read your labels! If you don't know the chemical or can't pronounce it, look it up! You will be disappointed, I guarantee it. Ever wonder why Petroleum jelly sounds like gas? Because it is. It's a by-product of gasoline. GROSS. Also, baby oil? No good either. Both act like saran wrap over your skin, so if your product contains an ingredient of this sort, even if it also has good ingredients such as vitamins, it doesn't mean the good ones are making their way into your skin! Lesson ... just, be mindful. Do your research, don't use just any products with pretty labeling or glitter in it. Research is linking certain ingredients to cancer and diseases, so we have to do our due diligence and STAY WOKE PEOPLE.
Here's some products I love, and can't live without!
E RA ORGANICS TEA TREE MOISTURIZER
Link 》Amazon Prime: $17.32 USD
Ingredients including: St. John’s Wort, Pomegranate Seed Oil,
Salicylic Acid, Zinc, Burdock Root, Dandelion Root & Goldenseal.
ORGANIC SKINCARE DOCTOR, ROSE OTTO SKIN LOTION
Link 》Amazon Prime: $11.13 USD
Obsessed with how this smells!
KOPARI, COCONUT DEO
You can either order Coconut, or Fragrance Free (but I love the coconut!)
You can save on your first order by signing up for their newsletter, or subscribe to auto-ship!
ARBONNE, IT'S A LONG STORY MASCARA
You can reach out to Arbonne to find a local consultant, and sign up to be
a Preferred Client to get 20% off every order! I used to sell Arbonne,
I no longer do but I'm still obsessed with their products! This mascara is hypo-allergenic,
so if you don't like itchy eyes, this is your solution! Plus, helps your lashes grow, seriously!!
ARBONNE, MAKEUP PRIMER
I am OBSESSED with this, my foundation goes on so smooth and even
when I use this as a base on my under-eyes.
ARBONNE, PERFECTING LIQUID FOUNDATION SPF 15
Work with your local consultant to get your color matched!
Goes on smooth and looks so natural!
ARBONNE, CC CREAM (MULT. SHADES AVAILABLE)
Work with your local consultant to get your color matched! I am absolutely
obsessed with this product, it smooths out my skin and has multiple benefits!
It's truly a 10-in-1 Product! CLICK ME FOR PRODUCT SHEET
ELF, INSTANT LIFT BROW PENCIL
Link 》ELF DIRECT: $2.00 USD
YES! I said $2.00!! I am OBSESSED with Elf, here's the Ethical Elephant article on the company.
The one tip I have for this product, is when you order/go to their store, buy a few because
I do tend to run out of this product quicker than I'd like because I use it every day, so doing
this saves me a trip to the mall! 10/10 on this, the Taupe color is perfect for me! (not too dark)
ELF, INTENSE INK EYELINER
Link 》ELF DIRECT: $4.00 USD
Ok, there's a story with this one. I am THE WORST eyeliner applier you'll
ever meet. When I found this eyeliner, I was sick of paying to try different products out,
but I was ok with trying this because of the price. I have never turned back since. My ONE
complaint is that they use cheap packaging, so after a while the tubing starts to peel. Which is
actually really, really annoying, but that's proof for how much I love this eyeliner. I put up with the
small flaw. I use this to draw the perfect liner outline, and use the next to fill it in!
ELF, THICK TIP INTENSE INK EYELINER
Link 》ELF DIRECT: $3.00 USD
This definitely helps with the dramatic eye, but I like to make my thin eyeliner last as long
as possible, so I use this one as a quick fill-in the outline tool. They both last all day!
LOLA, 100% ORGANIC COTTON TAMPONS
I can't say enough about this company. It solved all the problems I didn't know I had
relating these products. I did NOT know all of the disgusting, unnecessary chemicals that
were put in big brand products until I was educated. Lola is a service that auto-ships your
tampons. You'll never have to run to the store in an emergency situation again! SO convenient!
Other products I use:
Amika Shampoo & Conditioner
If there are certain products you also can't live without, reach out to us!
Comment below, with a link to where we can buy and try it out! xo.