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with Jai Ven Skin. The brand is short for the two places the founders come from- Ojai & Venice. Ojai is known for it’s spirituality and healing vibes. Venice is the hip side of hollywood. All Jai Ven products are plant based, certified Organic, and chemical free. They also add a homeopathic touch to all their formulas. I have been using their Elevate Gel Cleanser. It gently cleanses the skin while protecting its natural moisture balance. Below is a list of the ingredients and why they are there. Whether you’re a city chic, or a hippie princess, Jai Ven skin has a product for you. Check out their line and join their tribe…

GINGER ROOT (Zingiber officinale) 
The Ginger Root is steam distilled from the root of the plant. It has been used in China for thousands of years for its warming and soothing properties which are greatly beneficial to the skin.

NETTLE LEAF (Urtica dioica) 

Nettle leaf is an astringent herb, known for its properties as a bactericide. Its anti-inflammatory, astringent, bactericidal, and its healing qualities have long been known for their calming benefits.

RED RASPBERRY LEAF (Rubus idaeus) 
This is an herb with tonic properties and anti-inflammatory benefits.

JUNIPER OIL 
Extracted from the plant’s berries and branches, juniper oil is excellent as an antiseptic, astringent and cleansing ingredient.

ALOE VERA (A. perryi or A. ferox) 
The juice extracted form the leaves is very soothing and healing to the skin. In addition, it has hydrating, softening, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

100% VEGETABLE DECYL GLUCOSIDE 
A foaming cleansing agent often used in skin cleansers.

100% HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN 
Belonging to the pea family, this plant is used in products as a smoothing and hydrating agent. It is easily absorbed by the skin for improved resiliency and texture.

100% VEGETABLE CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE 
An emulsifying substance used to give body to skin care products. Also known as an emollient.

100% VEGETABLE GLYCERINE 
Glycerine is a humectant used in moisturizers. Glycerine also aids in the spreading ability of creams.

CAPRYLIC ACID 
Caprylic acid is used in creams and lotions for its emollient properties. It gives the product slip and avoids having to use chemical, carcinogenic and toxic ingredients for this purpose.

GLYCINE 
Glycine is an amino acid that provides texture to skin care formulas.

XANTHAN GUM (AKA Corn Starch Gum) 
Used as a gelling, texturizing and carrier agent in skin care products, xanthan gum also stabilizes and thickens skin care formulas.

WITCH HAZEL (Hamamelis virginiana) 
It is distilled from the bark of young twigs and leaves of shrub, native to the Eastern United States. Traditionally known as one of the best natural healers and toners.

LIME OIL (Citrus aurantifolia) 
This essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the peel of lime skin. It is capable of tightening skin and connective tissue. In addition, it is antiseptic.

LEMON OIL (Citrus limon) 
Cold pressed from the rind of the fruit, it is high in bioflavonoids which act as free radical scavengers. In addition, it is widely used to reduce wrinkles.

GRAPEFRUIT SEED OIL 
Noted for its antiseptic properties and its high content of Vitamin C, grapefruit seed oil has the ability to increase circulation and tighten the skin.

ORANGE OIL (Citrus sinensis) 
The oil is soothing to dry, irritated or acneic skins. Because it softens the epidermis and stimulates circulation, it is an ideal remedy for skin that lacks sufficient blood circulation.

TANGERINE OIL (Citrus reticulata, Citrus nobilis) 
Tangerine Oil improves circulation.

LEMONGRASS OIL (Cymbopogon flexuous, Cymbopogon citrates) 
Lemongrass is a member of a family of tropical grasses. It is valued as a skin tonic.

HOMEOPATHIC COMPLEX: (Calendula 12C, 30X (Marigold), Arnica 24X, 30C (Leopard’s Bane), Graphites 12C, 24X (Plumbago), Chamomilla 24X, 30C (German Chamomile)

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or at least let your skincare be. The Golden Door is a Legendary Health and Wellsness spa, with products to match. I love their Soothing Cleansing Foam. It is a sulfate free, luxurious, foam cleanser, designed for all skin types. It will rinse away dirt and makeup, while brighteing your complexion. It uses botanical extracts to soothe and calm the skin.
Best of all, 100% of the net profits go to help end child abuse. So do good for the world and your face with Golden Door products, and say ooohhhmmmmm…..

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and good to the earth. So I am using Love Beauty and Planet Bountiful Moisture Murumuru butter & Rose Body Wash. It uses rich amazonian murumuru butter, bulgarian rose oil, and Organic Coconut Oil for a hydrating clean. All Love Beauty and Planet products are ethically sourced, cruelty free, phthalates free, vegan and sulfate free. It lathers well, and smells great. So do good for yourself and the planet while you pamper.

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I’m in! My latest go to cleanser is Cerave’s Foaming Facial Cleanser for Normal to Oily skin. It contains 3 essential ceramides, Niacinamide, and Hyaluronic Acid. It removes excess oil, dirt, and makeup yet doesn’t disrupt skin’s natural barrier. It is gentle enough to maintain moisture balance and soothe the skin. I love a cleanser that foams and removes everything without leaving a tight and dry feeling. This product is often featured on “favorites” lists and I see why. So get with Cerave, and Foam up before you get down….

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my skincare. I have been loving the Leaf People skincare I’ve been using. Leaf People is created by Julie Levin, a certified herbalist. It uses the highest medicinal quality standards. They integrade traditional herbal methodology with modern botanical science. “Our formulations focus on potent, high altitude medicinal plants, with superior strength and purity, to improve your skin’s health, youthful appearance and vibrance.” The face wash is their Exfoliating Daily Face Wash with Aloe and Lavender. It uses restroative herbs, aloe, honey, and light bamboo grains. It is gentle enough to use everyday. Best of all it lathers great. I follow this with the Nettle Cucumber Soothing Toner with hyaluronic Acid. It’s hydrating and skin strengthening. It’s designed to reduce redness and balance ph. So get with Leaf People, you know you’re already into the herbs…

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face wash. I do too. I have been using Good Science Beauty’s 002-Re: Skin Renewing Polishing Powder. The powder turns to a cream when you add water. This powder is made of Bentonite and Good Silicon clay-based powder to deeply cleanse and gently remove dead surface cells, while delivering antioxidants and skin conditioners. It uses Vitamin ETurmeric and Sandalwood to help calm and regenerate your skin. Good Science Beauty has created something they call “good silicone”.   Good Silicon+ is the unique technology powering the entire Good Science Beauty product line, and the foundation of the company, not to be confused with silicone. It is a patented technology that carries ingredients to where they need to be and release them over time. This face wash will give you a gentle, deep clean. So get clean before you get dirty…
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the products created by Puracy. Puracy is line of home, personal, and baby care that is founded on the principle of creating safe and stylish products that are effective. “Puracy worked tirelessly with our team of Ph.D. chemists to create a line of proprietary plant and natural mineral-based home and personal products with botanical fragrances that did not have an asterisk at the end. Once you have our products in your hands, you’ll know that they have already passed head-to-head tests versus both synthetic and natural competitors.” The entire line is affordable and made in the US. The packaging features original hand drawn artwork created by local artists. I have been using their Natural Body Wash and Organic Hand and Body Lotion. The body wash uses coconut cleaners, moisturizers, sea salt ,and has a scent of citrus. It is safe to use on babies and pets. The himalayan Pink Sea Salt restores balance and Purity to your skin. The sulfate free Body wash in made with emollients and essential oils. It’s packed with rich hydrating ingredients and clinical-grade vitamins.I love how light and absorbable it is. So get with Puracy, and keep the crap out of your life….
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when you want results you need advanced skincare. I tried out the RE9 Advanced line from Arbonne and I’m really into it. The line uses the gold standard in healthy aging ingredients, powerful peptides, stabilized Vitamin C, Orange Stem Cells, Brown Algae extract and a proprietary sea buckthorn ceramide complex. Sustainable orange stem cells help improve the appearance of skin radiance, elasticity, firmness and texture while minimizing the appearance of wrinkles by conditioning the skin. Stabilized vitamin C boosts and maintains moisture by supporting collagen, resulting in an improved appearance of fine lines while restoring a natural, youthful glow. I love the whole line, the Toner and Corrective Eye Cream are my favorite. Reach out to my girl Silvia for your personalized skincare lineup. So get with Arbonne for advanced skincare, and leave everything and everyone that’s useless behind….

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clean skin. I love my new Tizo Foaming Cleanser. It takes my makeup off and cleans my skin fast. My skin is left fresh and soft, not over-dry. It uses Taurine, Niacinamide, Cucumber Fruit Extract to brighten skin tone and moisturize. So get clean fast with Tizo, no more excuses for passing out drunk with makeup on.
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or just feel like it for a second. With Tree hut’s Shea Sugar Scrub in Tahitian Vanilla Bean. Inhale the tropical scent and imagine yourself on the beach of Tahiti. I love this sugar scrub, not only for the smell, but for the gentle yet effective results. It uses shea butter, natural oils, Evening Primrose, Safflower Seed, Sweet Almond, Avocado, and Orange Oil. Your skin is left soft and hydrated. So get away in your mind, and the shower, with Tree Hut…