Did you know that the US has not passed a federal law regulating the cosmetic and skincare industry since 1938? That is just mind blowing to me! The US has much looser regulations than other countries. As of 2015, the US has only banned or restricted 11 ingredients from cosmetics. That just doesn’t seem right when other countries, such as the The European Union, have banned nearly 1,400 ingredients from cosmetics. This proves that the consumer needs to be extra aware of what ingredients they are putting on their skin. Be informed and do your homework!!
As I have mentioned before, over the last year I have been on a mission to swap out all of my junk products for higher quality natural products. If you haven’t read WHY I LOVE THE THINK DIRTY APP, please do so! It explains how easy it is to make the swap when using the Think Dirty app to rate your products. It takes the guessing out of which products contain toxic ingredients vs. non toxic … and the best part, it’s totally free! Download now peeps! Do it!
One of my coworkers knew I was making the change to more natural skincare products and she suggested I check out Herbivore. She had been using several of their products for years and loved how effective they were. There’s nothing better than actually getting a good recommendation because there’s a sea of products out there and you can waste a lot of money trying them all out! I ended up doing a little research of my own and found that the Herbivore products had some awesome reviews and that the ingredients were super duper clean … so naturally, I placed a huge order!! And I am so happy I did, these products are the freakin’ bomb and it doesn’t hurt that they make my medicine cabinet look extra stylish. Shout out to whoever did their branding!
First, I want to tell you a little bit about the type of ingredients that are found in all of Herbivore’s products. They refer to their ingredients as “active” meaning that every ingredient serves a purpose … AKA, there are no fillers in their products … AKA, more noticeable results! All of their products have an emphasis on organic, high quality, and food-grade ingredients and are never tested on animals. Every product is free of synthetic ingredients, parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, phthalates, chemicals, fillers, mineral oils, and petroleum.
Now on to the individual products that I am loving! Here’s my nightly line up:
To start, I wash my face with the Pink Clay Bar. This bar soap has made a huge difference in the texture of my skin. Typically I wouldn’t expect to see results from a face wash but my skin has never been softer. It also lathers really well which I like.
Then I spray the Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist to tone and hydrate. I really like the smell! This mist has a coconut water base and hydrates without feeling sticky or heavy.
Now we are on to one of my favorites, the Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment, this stuff is money. It gently resurfaces with fruit enzymes and hydrates with a blend of exotic butters and hyaluronic acid all while you sleep. It’s super thick and almost has a waxy texture so it takes a bit of extra massaging into the skin as opposed to other typical cream moisturizers. At first, I was a little nervous about this product because sometimes when a moisturizer is too thick, I could tend to break out but that has not happened with this product at all.
Last but not least, I use the Phoenix Facial Oil all over my face and neck. It absorbs easily to get moisture, vitamins, fatty acids, and antioxidants into your skin. I love that it has natural CoQ10 in it which increases the skin’s collagen production. LOVE this oil so so so much. Then right before I get in bed, I slather on the Coco Rose Lip Conditioner to keep my lips moisturized all night long. It is a thin formulation that has a virgin coconut oil base. It hydrates without feeling sticky and smells like roses!
In summary, the order of operations is: Cleanse -> Mist -> Mask (if its a masking night), Moon Fruit -> Facial Oil. As you can see, I ordered really hydrating products because my skin tends to be dry but they offer different products for all types of skin so be sure to check out their full line. Be sure to click the link below for 25% off your Herbivore purchase! Cheers to glowing skin!
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