Give your face a fresh start for the season by revamping your makeup bag with some great-looking, good-for-you brands. I have been through my ups and downs with skin breakouts, dryness, and redness, and often find myself covering up blemishes with heavy and sticky makeup. After much trial and error, in addition to a healthy diet, I have found that holistic, organic, and natural beauty brands were my ticket to glowing skin. Read on for a few favorite beauty brands you should try if your skin is enduring more bad days than good.
Those of us trying to achieve a well-rounded diet always shop for the freshest fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meats, so why shouldn’t the same ring true for our skincare routine? After a long career in the world of beauty, industry alum Jasmi Bonnen realized there was a lack of “fresh products” on the market and created Nuori. All of Nouri’s packaging comes with a “best if used by” label on the back so you know when you need to refresh your bathroom cabinets. To ensure freshness, she produces small batches of foaming cleansers, body balms, lip treatments, and serums every 12 weeks. Jasmi prides herself on creating products which are “extremely pure—100% free from preservatives and other synthetic additives normally used to prolong the shelf life of beauty products.”
Must Have: Supreme Moisture Mask
This season I am putting down the red lipsticks and dark eye pencils and going for a lighter more natural look. To do so, I have enlisted the skincare and cosmetic routine of beauty pioneer Tata Harper. Harper seeks out the best, most effective natural ingredients, and her brand is known for 100% natural and non-toxic ingredients, advanced skincare technology, and complex formulas. Her operation and line are produced in the heart of the Champlain Valley of Vermont on her 1,200-acre farm.
For those of us who don’t have time or interest in spending our day at a crowded department store beauty counter, Tata Harper is the line for us. Shop her e-commerce site by skin type or concern: age-defying, dry skin, redness, minimize pores, etc. Tata has said, “I want to create beauty products that meet the standards of the modern woman: luxurious, effective, and nontoxic,” and that is just what she has done. For those of you on the go, don’t miss her travel line, which is a life changer.
Must Have: Regenerating Cleanser
If you find yourself in Southern Florida in the near future you must pop into the Tammy Fender Spa in Palm Beach. This jewel-box oasis is one of the most soothing, regenerating, and positive experiences. After a holistic custom facial with reflexology with an aesthetician, your skin will be glowing and you will leave with a new beauty regimen.
If you aren’t able to make it in, bring the experience of the spa into your own home with Tammy’s 100% botanical formulas, which are crafted to enrich, purify, and protect skin. She says the results are, “deeply healing, ultra-nourishing, natural blends that work on the cellular level to bring skin into perfect balance.” Her holistic approach to beauty is creating wellness from the inside out. “The flowers and plants used to create our formulas are organic, food-grade ingredients.” She believes in promoting wellness on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.
Must Have: At-Home Facial Treatment Kit — Purifying
Now that your skin is refreshed and regenerated, you will not need to pile on layers of makeup but I know we all want to walk out the door with a bit of sparkle. For easy, everyday makeup good enough for Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson, try Juice Beauty, which is recommended by top makeup artist and Shiseido artistic director Dick Page. This will be your go-to look through early fall.
Must Have: Phyto-Pigments Last Look Blush
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