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for people and planet is the philosophy behind Woodlot. This plant based Canadian line is a collection of premium, natural, home and body basics. They use only ethically sourced and natural ingredients. I have been using their Nourishing Facial Toner. It uses Rose Water & Witch Hazel to tighten and soothe, and Hyaluronic Acid to moisturize. It’s time to respect your skin with Woodlot, and yourself as well 🙂 ….

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when I have a zit. I’ve written about pimple patches before, but I have discovered a new favorite in the game. It is Zitsticka. This product is a stand out, and really works. The sickers use microdart technology to infiltrate and dissolve the pimple.  The first step is to use the included Cleana pads to prep the area you are treating. It is pre treated pad that is soaked with exfoliating, de-stressing ingredients. Follow that with the Killa hydrocolloid patch, placed over pimple. These patches with 24 microdarts on them, target the deep early stage zit that other patches can’t. The Killa also contains hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, Niacinamide, sodium hydroxide and oligopeptide-76. So say hello to Zitskicka, and bye to pimples…
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in the Luna Bronze galaxy. I love all my Luna Bronze tanning products. As the company says “We glow when we’re confident. We’re more confident when we glow.” The products contain nourishing essential oils, wheat germ, caffeine, and goji berry extract. They use a natural derived ecocert dha. I have been using the Eclipse Tanning Mousse, the Glow Gradual Tanning Moisturizer, and the most amazing tanning mitt i’ve ever tried. The Mousse dries quickly and develops into a beautiful shade. The color is olive based so you don’t have to worry about that  orangey fake look. Their tanning mitt is my favorite. It is extremely soft yet firm enough to work the product. The moisturizer allows you build your tan slowly and subtly. So get bronzed with Luna, and save your energy for the evening…
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but before you drift off, may I recommend applying Replere Skincare’s Repair and Replenish Night Cream. Replere Skincare by Dr. Debbie Palmer is a clinicaly proven, all natural, antioxidant rich skincare line. It’s designed to slow down the ageing process and restore skins natural radiance. “Dr. Palmer is a board certified dermatologist who is one of the country’s leading experts in the field of antioxidants.” The Repair and Replenish cream hydrates, and repairs damage. It is designed to firm skin, minimize redness and brown spots while improving overall tone. It will fight your fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep. So get with Replere and get it done in bed…

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to your morning? try Barista Boost nutrient packed superfood for coffee. It is the tasty way to improve hair, nails, skin, bones, and joints. It’s a collagen protein powder blend enhanced with maca, cocoa, cinnamon, and L Theanine. It is designed to boost energy, sharpen focus, and optimize overal health. It’s dairy free and Gluten Free. You can add it to oatmeal, almond milk or smoothies as well. Below is breakdown of why the specific ingredients were chosen. So wake up with Barista Boost, and get it in the morning….

Grass-Fed Collagen– an essential element to keep overall body heath and immune system stable, besides making skin tone, hair and joints strong.

Maca– an abundant source of amino acids, phytonutrients, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that helps strengthen immune system and increase energy.

Cocoa– contains a surplus of antioxidants, polyphenols, calcium, iron, and magnesium to support healthier heart functions

Cinnamon– a powerful spice that may help maintain healthy blood sugar levels

L-Theanine– is an amino-acid that works synergistically with caffeine to boost concentration, focus and alertness, helping to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Stevia– A zero-calorie, all-natural sweetener that does not impact blood glucose or insulin levels.

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for your life. With the best primer on the market. The point of using primer is to even skin’s surface, and blur the look of fine lines and pores. It also helps your makeup glide on smoother. I have been using Heir Atelier Primer for face, eyes, and lips. They call their primers the “anti-primers” because they do not work like others. Other primers can be heavy and sit on the surface of skin as well as being full of silicones. Heir Atelier considers their primers to be skincare. They are designed to moisturize and nourish skin, while creating a smooth canvas. The line is lightweight and keeps makeup in its place. The eye primer is a peach tint and absorbs oil to lock your look in place. The face primer is the perfect demi-matte, and the lip primer is ultra conditioning. So lock your look in place, and get going…
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hydrate, protect, and prime with Lancome’s new UV Expert Sunscreen Aquagel Defense spf 50 Priming Moisturizer. I love this product. It has become my go-to daytime moisturizer. It is an oil free, lightweight, deeply hydrating moisturizer. No need to layer extra sunblock, because this has you covered with spf 50. Your skin is left with a matte base that acts as a perfect primer. I got mine in an influenster box, and I’m so glad I did. This is definitely something I will purchase again. It is made with Vitamin E, Moringa and Edelweiss. The aquagel texture turns into a water like, blendable gel that absorbs quickly. So get with this Lancome do it all, and do a little less this summer….

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or nothing at all!. That’s why I am using Replete skincare. With Replete 100% of their products are usuable by the skin and will absorb without leaving any residue. The line is expensive, but at least you’re not paying for any filler, synthetics or junk. This highly concentrated, vegan line is designed to deliver what skin wants and needs, according to the body’s natural system in relationship to its environment. “One Replete™ product has 30-99% active ingredients, which is significantly more than the current standard that only requires 1% of active ingredients per package. The “more is more” value is true with Replete™.” The line is based on the science or circadian rhythms and seasonal cycles. I recommend heading to their website to read all about this. “ My favorite product in the line is the Eye Restore. It is an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory treatment to help maintain bright, youthful-looking eyes and lids. It is said to promotes better beauty sleep for total circadian recovery due to improved circulation. It includes sesame oil and powerful carotenes to protect the skin from premature aging and wrinkles. So get with Replete and get more for your money…

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Arilan Skincare was created by one of the best estheticians in L.A. All of her products are paraben free, cruelty free, and vegan. I have been using the Oxygenating Mask. It is designed to hydrate and cleanse all skin types. It uses Hydrogen Peroxide to lift dirt and its chemical structure to deliver skin nourishing oxygen. “As the chemical structure of the Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) breaks down into water (H20) and oxygen (0). The water provides moisturization, while the oxygen works to enhance the breathing and metabolic process that influences the development of new skin cells.  This process helps stimulate the production of collagen, providing a more youthful and healthy appearance.” The mask also contains Hyaluronic acid to moisturize. So get with Arilan and breathe new life into your skin…
 
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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)