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in this month’s skincare and makeup finds. This month I’ve switched things up with some fabulous finds. I have been using Ren’s Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic. It has a delicious cucumber smell. It uses Lactic Acid and Salicin(BHA) to exfoliate, brighten, tighten and hydrate. It’s gentle enough to use every day.

In the morning I follow that with Lancome’s amazing Renergie HCF Triple Serum. It’s and anti aging serum with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, and Ferulic Acid. This serum feels luxurious. It’s designed to improve volume loss, reduce wrinkles, and brighten dark spots. It has a unique triple chamber packaging to combine ingredients in the perfect balance.

My makeup find is Kosas’s Air Brow lifting treatment gel. I use this in the daytime for a natural yet enhanced look. It adds volume with a soft flexible hold. Kosas is a clean beauty brand, and this gel is boosted with hair care actives to help brows grow and thicken. It has biodegradable plant based microfibers for fullness and volume. Panthenol Provitamin B5, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Trehalose, and Hyaluronic Acid for Brow health. It’s the perfect not too dry not too wet brow product.

in my skincare. This past month I have been using and loving Raw Beauty Co’s skincare line. The line is designed to give you smoother, younger looking skin without the use of harsh chemicals. They use the “world’s most exotic ingredients, organic tropical botanicals, herbal infusions, and essential vitamins & minerals.” My favorites in the line are the BalancedBeauty Serum and Brightener as well as the Beautiana Daily Cleanser & Remover. The serum is a Vitamin C base that exfoliates and brightens. It is enriched with Niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and plant and fruit extracts. Skin is left balanced, hydrated, and protected. I use the Beautiana cleanser day and night. It is very gentle yet removes dirt and makeup. It’s enhanced with conditioning properties to soothe and tighten skin. I recommend checking out the whole line. Natural skincare has come a long way. 

and be good your skin, with Beyou Skincare. The entire brand is built around “self-love and empowering ambitious people to be themselve”. A part of the proceeds from every order goes towards funding women’s education in underrepresented industries.  The line is clean, cruelty free, paraben free, and phthalate free, and helps protect from blue light damage. I have been loving their Caffeine Eye Cream. It is fast absorbing and designed to firm and brighten the eye area. It uses Hyaluronic Acid tot hydrate, and caffeine to revive and illuminate the eye area. It is great for all skin types. So get and give with Beyou Skincare, no one needs to know how late you went to sleep ;)….

Everyone loves Glow Recipe, because the brand is high quality, and fun! At Glow Recipe they believe “what’s not in the formula is just as important as what is.” The entire line is clean, cruelty free, free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. I have been using their Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask. It uses encapsulated retinol, coffeeberry, and niacinamide to moisturize, brighten, de-puff and fight fine lines. The use of encapsulated retinol allows less irritation for the delicate eye area. It releases slowly so the benefits work longer. You can use it during the day, but you must layer sunscreen over it. I notice an instant brightening when I apply it. This rich creamy lotion feels luxurious, not heavy. So put on some Avocado Melt, and get more out of your bedtime ;)….

I usually like full coverage, matte, foundation. When I want to go a step less than full, with a little luminosity I use Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Aqua Foundation. It is stated to give a right after facial glow, and I think that is the perfect description. It uses light diffusing minerals to brighten and minimize pores while resisting oiliness. It is very lightweight and breathable. It contains lots of good for you ingredients to improve your skins texture and health. So lighten up your foundation this summer with Koh Gen Do, and take something off….

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It’s small batch when it comes to Lone Star Botanicals. They ethically source the best herbs and spices from Organic farms all over the world. I have gotten into using their face scrubs and face masks this winter, and had great results. The Refresh Hydrating Green Tea Face Scrub exfoliates, hydrates, and brightens your skin. Soothe Moisturizing Shea Butter Pumice face Scrub moisturizes and smooths skin. I rarely like scrubs, because I find them to be too harsh. These allowed for a gentle, yet effective cleaning. I like all their Masks, though the Renew Rejuvenating Herbal Clay Mask was my favorite. It gave me a brighter, more awake looking complexion. So try out Lone Star botanicals, and get big results with just a little….

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your skincare. I have been using Care Skincare’s Tireless retinoid Night Serum and the Eye & Lip Nourishing Cream. Care Skincare is a clean beauty brand with safe, effective products for all skin types. Everything is non toxic, fragrance free, and never tested on animals. They sell directly to customers, and use simple packaging, in order to keep prices low. The serum smooths and brightens skin overnight. “Granactive Retinoid Combats the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while increasing elasticity for a firmer, smoother, more luminous skin texture.” The Eye & Lip Cream uses hyaluronic acid for hydration and caffeine to reduce puffiness. It also has vitamin c and peptides for overall brightenss. So feel confident and clean with Care Skincare, and let the rest of your life get dirty….

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about my skincare. That’s why I’m using Exuviance AF Vitamin C 20% Serum Capsules. These capsules are designed to brighten your skin while restoring tone and firmness. 20% is a serious dose of Vitamin C. You feel a warming sensation when you apply it, to me that means it’s good! The single use capsules are the ultimate way to protect product from air, light, and water. It is a powerful serum used alone, or layer with other products for extra benefits. These capsules are great for when you’re traveling. So get serious AF about your skincare with Exuviance, and get silly with everyone else…

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taking care of my skin with Numerology skincare. I have been using their AM/PM Repair Eye Serum and Repair Night Cream. The eye serum is lightweight whipped emollient gel that absorbs instantly. It is designed to increases skin’s thickness, refine the appearance of wrinkles and even skin tone.  It uses botanical solvents, and concentrated ingredients to make the skin firmer and healthier.  The Night Cream improves Collagen formation and reverses daily damage. It uses plant stem cells to plump and reduce inflammation. It also contains Niacinamide to strengthen and brighten skin. Frankincense fortifies and tones. MSM rebuilds damaged and stressed skin. There are a lot more powerful ingredients in these products which I recommend you head to the website to read about. So take care of your skin with Numerology and keep them guessing about your number….

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