Organic Ashwaganda

What is Organic Ashwagandha Root? Ashwagandha stimulates the production of natural skin oils, by promoting the production of vital enzymes and proteins such a Hyaluronan which are crucial for skin hydration and strength. It is often prescribed for dry, rough, aging skin. It’s naturally occurring antioxidant-rich components help to fight against environmental stressors, preventing against premature aging. Novel cleansing components of Ashwagandha such as Withanolides help to cleanse and decongest skin, prevent pores from getting clogged.


Curious? Check out this organic skincare line from ASDM Beverly Hills!

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Mineral Skin Mist

From Morningstar Minerals, Derma Boost, is a rejuvenating spray mist. This rich vitamin, mineral & amino acid replenisher can be used on skin and hair. Extracted from ancient plant matter, Derma Boost is formulated to restore skin to a smooth, healthy condition. I apply to my face and body after a shower, before applying moisturizer. In addition, I like to use it intermittently during the day. It's far less expensive than its competitors, and of higher quality.  Click on the link below to find out more about the line and what they have to offer.

http://www.msminerals.com

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
— Maya Angelou

Bee Love

Doing makeup over the years, I like to believe that I have a good radar for estimating someone's age. Occasionally, I am shocked, and yes, I live in LA, where you can get botox at the stripmall. But, I'm talking about natural looking beautiful skin. Recently, a client came in fresh faced at 4 am. Her makeup free skin was glowing, soft and smooth. Of course I never ask a person their age, but I did ask her what she uses on her skin. She told me about Lacrème Beauté. Founded by Victoria Galbraith Wachtel, this line is organic and luxurious, ethically sourced, and made with the power of bee venom. Bzzzzz. How about some "Beetox", instead of Botox?

http://www.lacremebeaute.com

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Cannabis

You must have heard by now about the incredible properties of the cannabis plant. It's been around for a very long time. A long time, as in thousands of years, dating back to 2000 bc. So, I think it's only fair to say that cannabis is here to stay. Lately there has been a resurgence in the medical, as well as myriad uses of this gift from nature. 

This is where cannabis infused skincare products come in! It's just the beginning with infused skin oils, creams, salves,  and serums, and I foresee a giant trend in this arena. 

Blending ancient Korean beauty secrets with the power of cannabis, Cannabliss Organic has created a gorgeous line of skincare to heal, enhance and beautify your complexion. 

Visit the link below to learn more! Use this code: thebeautyicon10, for 10% off! xo

www.cannablissorganic.com

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Faux French Stockings

I love stockings. I'm talking about sheer nylon or silk stockings. Super sexy and smoothing on the legs. Not only do they camouflage a myriad of flaws, but if you know how to select the best denier (weight & elasticity), they can actually create a more streamlined silhouette. Unfortunately, in warmer climates, stockings can be a moisture trapping nightmare; in other words, not even an option. In this case, there are a number of products out there to recreate that flawless French stocking look. Of course you can try self- tanners, but you know how that story can go, all streaky, and stinky.

Move over fake tan legs, and make room for something tres tres belle...Introducing:

Picture Perfect Leg Lustre by none other than a Parisian skincare line, VotreVu. This gorgeous product is a multi-tasker, and can be used anywhere on the body for an ultimate smoothing glow. It comes in three shades, all sheer, which can work on a variety of skin tones. In addition, it's cruelty and paraben free. Click on the link below to check out this sexy win-win combo, as well as the other incredible products offered by this botanically activated fabulous French line!

https://votrevu.com

Faux Shimmer & Glow!

Faux Shimmer & Glow!

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Everyone deserves a good foundation!

With so many options out there for foundation, it can be completely overwhelming. From drugstore brands to high end cosmetic lines, the choices seem endless. On top of all that, there is the search for a shade that matches your own skin tone seamlessly. Fortunately, cosmetics have come a long way from back in the day when the main shade was "plastic bandaid color pink-beige"....a tone that, thankfully,  doesn't even exist in nature! Today. you can find a much wider array of skin tones covered. Not all, but most cosmetic lines, have caught on to the fact that women come in many variations of each skin tone, and we all want to enhance our natural complexion to look like the best version of ourselves! 

If you are looking for a new line to try, I recommend you check out Sappho New Paradigm Foundation. With age-defying moisture and impeccable ingredients, it's easy to create a radiant, smooth flawless finish. This feather light foundation provides medium to full coverage while nourishing the skin. Click on the link below to find out more about this VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE line!

https://www.mysappho.com?rfsn=1009481.d46b20

 

Sappho New Paradigm Foundation.

Sappho New Paradigm Foundation.

CBD Oil Skin Serum

If you haven't heard of CBD Oil yet, you will very soon. With a myriad of health and wellness benefits, CBD Oil is also an amazing ingredient in skincare products! In my research on various serums, I sought out vegan, organic and ethically sourced small companies, and I will be posting in my blog about a few items that I have tried and recommend.

The first one is from a company in Kentucky, Kat's Natural. A husband and wife team created this brand, and I've tried a few items and love everything! They offer CBD oils to be taken internally, as well as salves for topical pain relief. I've been taking the drops called "REST", and believe me, it works to get a calm good night's sleep if you suffer with any sort of insomnia. There is one skin serum, and I love it! A healing serum, which moisturizes without feeling greasy, it can also be used for blemishes, and even has healing properties which are soothing for those suffering with rosacea. Check out some of their products and more details on their website! 

 https://katsnaturals.com/ref/rhalseya/

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